Good morning Rachael. So happy to see you. Easy on the rubber band.
Archive for the ‘Video’ Category
I can’t begin to imagine how Texas TE Blaine Irby’s right knee was feeling after it was dislocated by this hit in the Longhorn’s 52-10 win over Rice last Saturday. Irby’s absence hurts the Texas offense as the sophomore standout had 10 receptions, 95 yards, and 2 touchdowns so far this season and was getting better every week. The only good news, if there is any, for him and for Longhorn fans is that after extensive surgery and a year of rehabilitation, Irby could be back in 2009 with three years of eligibility after he is granted a medical redshirt for this season. Personally, I just hope the poor kid will be able to walk again.
Today’s trip down memory lane takes us to the long lost days of post-season challenge games between conferences. This 1979 edition is the Olympia Challenge Bowl which paired a group of Big 8 all-stars against their Pac-10 counterparts and was brought to you by Grecian Formula (I kid you not). The video is Husker-centric highilighting the exploits of a bevy of former Nebraska greats including QB Tom Sorley, linebackers Bruce Dunning and Lee Kunz, kicker Billy Todd, offensive lineman Kelvin Clark and even current O-line coach Barney Cotton.
Unfortunately I can’t find a whole lot of information about this game even on the vast plains of the world wide web. About all I know is that this was apparently the second year of the game and it was played in the Seattle Kingdome. But if you’re thirsty for more, the game in it’s entirety appears to be available on the awesome site TV4U.com, which has tons of vintage college football match-ups and is now likely to kill an excessive amount of your free time.
Check it out. This is Cory Ross. This is Jazzercise. This is unbelievable. A friend of a friend of mine shot this footage and posted it on YouTube (so don’t think I was googling Cory + Ross + Jazzercise). That’s not my bag. But if I’m Cory, I’m really hoping Ray Lewis doesn’t see this.
Ravens vs Giants (Cory Ross, Sam Koch)
Titans vs Patriots (Kyle Vanden Bosch)
Panthers vs Eagles (Mike Rucker, Correll Buckhalter, Stewart Bradley)
Rams vs Chargers (Adam Carriker, Richie Incognito, Ryon Bingham, Carlos Polk)
A collection of Johnny Rodgers returns. Complete with Lyle Bremser madness.
Insert obligatory – “Man, Woman and Child.”
Highlights of all of the major Husker-related plays:
Brandon Jackson at Green Bay
Just to refresh your memories. Eat your heart out, Pat White.
From a Longhorn POV, but still worth your time. The game features two Heisman winners in Williams and Crouch. Also remembered for Mike Brown’s 21 tackle performance. This game was also the only home game Nebraska lost during my time as a student at UNL. Sometimes I still can’t believe I live in Texas.
Another classic Nebraska YouTube find. What a great way to catch some highlights of our amazing football past. You’ll really want to notice the diversity of Osborne’s offense. Its complexity is almost always overlooked.