Friday, October 24, 2008

Sports, sports, sports

I've been a bit distracted with the new baby around. With that and an impending accreditation review at my institution, I may not be blogging much during the next week or two.

I decided to post a simple post about football. Since that's all that's important in life, right?

As some of you know, I am a Cornhusker fan. I'm also a Minnesotan. I revel in the cold, and I talk funny.

There is a certain receiver from Minnesota who plays for the Huskers. His name is Nathan Swift. He came from Hutchinson, MN a small, rural town in the middle of MN. This young man will soon become the all-time leading receiver in Nebraska Cornhusker history. This is a storied program that has seen its share of success. There have been a lot of great college players that have played for Nebraska. I'm proud that a Minnesotan will soon be the leading receiver in Nebraska history.

But, here's the catch[1], Swift has 136 career reLinkceptions and the record is 143 (held by 1972 Heisman trophy winner Johnny Rodgers). That is not a lot. For comparison, Jerry Rice had 301 receptions in his career. 143 total receptions is nothing!!!! That is not a criticism of Swift, but it illustrates the historic style of play employed by the Huskers since day one: RUN, RUN, RUN!!!

Times, they are a changin'. The pass-happy Huskers are entering a new era.[2] I'm glad a Minnesotan is inv0lved. Well done, Nate!

UPDATE: Nate Swift, a Minnesotan, is now the career reception leader for Nebraska with his 11 receptions today against Baylor. The 2 TDs he scored were pretty nice also.

[1] pun intended
[2] finally.


Dr. Kev said...

I like Nate. In fact I'm listening to the game right now and Nate just scored a touchdown!! Go Huskers!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Michael Floyd, who wears No. 3 for Notre Dame, is also from Minnesota. He's a stud.

Chemgeek said...

Floyd's name always comes up when talking about MN coach Tim Brewster's recruiting ability (or lack thereof). His big deal was that he would keep in state talent in state. That will take a while, but Floyd obviously didn't want to play for a struggling program so he went to play for a struggling program.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

And which team is ranked in the top 25?

John Carlson, stud TE for the Seahawks and former stud TE for Notre Dame, was also from MN.

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