Saturday, March 5, 2011

BIg Game Tonight!

The Nebraska Men's Basketball team plays Colorado in Boulder tonight.  This is a game with big implications.  Both teams are sitting on the bubble to become one of the 68 teams that makes it to the NCAA Tournament.  Nebraska hasn't been to the tournament in years and is 0-6 all time in game played in the tournament.  If Nebraska can get a win tonight and Baylor loses to Texas it would put Nebraska as a #6 seed in the Big XII tournament starting next Wednesday.  A higher seed means an easier game for the Cornhuskers, who would most likely face Oklahoma in the first round.  The game isn't on TV anywhere tonight, which sucks.  Something tells me it's one of Dan Beebe's final F U to Nebraska and Colorado ad they both leave the Big XII conference this summer for greener pastures, Nebraska to the Big 10 and Colorado to the Pac-10 (soon to be Pac-12 as that conference also adds Utah this summer).

Good luck Huskers!  Bring a win home with you to Lincoln and a full head of steam for the conference tournament next week!  GO BIG RED!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I'm celebrating 100 followers here on my blog!  I'm going to give away a $10 gift card to Amazon to the 25th comment on this post and a $20 gift card on the 50th post.  Here's the rules.  You have to be a follower and you can't comment in this post more than 3 times.  One word posts will not be eligible.  Tell me what you'd use the gift card towards.  Good luck and I'll post and contact the winners as soon as I can.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Storm Chasers

Anyone watch the TV show Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel?

Reed Timmer from the show is speaking at the University of Nebraska student union tonight and I"m going to go see it.  I think it should be pretty interesting.  Growing up in Tornado Alley I've always been interested in storms and tornadoes.  I've done some amateur storm chasing before with friends and I've found it fun.  I know it's dangerous but I like the bit of a rush I get out of it.  My chasing is nothing compared to what Reed and his crew do on the show.  In fact, Reed and his crew captured the first HD video ever shot from the inside of a tornado.  Pretty impressive stuff.  I'm thinking about buying an HD camcorder and trying to film some stuff this summer.  I think it would be fun but I also need to be careful.  I'm not a professional like the guys on this show.

Here's what these guys do.

If you watch the video you'll see some shots of Reed's vehicle, The Dominator.  Reed is going to have it at outside at the Nebraska Student Union for a few hours over lunch today.  I'm going to go see it and I'll post some pics of it later.  Should be an interesting talk.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Need some ideas...

What kind of gift cards would you guys like to see handed out for prizes in contest I plan to have on my blag once I get more followers?  Restaurants?  Stores?  Amazon?  Or maybe just a cash gift card you can use for anything?  I'm open to suggestions.

Any other ideas for prizes outside of gift cards?

100 Followers Giveaway

This blog is getting close to 100 followers.  As soon as I reach that milestone I'll be posting a giveaway.  It'll most likely be in the form of gift cards so make sure to stay reading.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Nebraska vs. #2 Texas

The Nebraska Men's basketball team takes on probably the best team in the country today.  Texas comes to Lincoln looking to give Nebraska a final parting gift as the Huskers head to the Big Ten next year while the Huskers look to manage an upset.  The way I see it Nebraska is most definitely a bubble team right now.  This is bracket busting season and I'd like to see the Huskers make it to the Big Dance this year.  Nebraska has never won a game in the NCAA Tournament but maybe, just maybe if they can get in this year they can squeak one by.

Nebraska Head Coach Doc Sadler

This would be a great win for Nebraska today and the teams RPI would skyrocket because of it.  I hope to see a win today but I won't be getting my hopes up.  Go Big Red!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

If you need me I'll be in my panic room

So now the the IBM Jeopardy challenge is done we know that WATSON is superior to the two best players in Jeopardy history.  WATSON creamed Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

I'm going to spend the rest of the day stock piling food and weapons.  The new computer overloads are coming soon.  ;)

Friday afternoon needs to get here soon!