Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Few Thoughts from the Maternity Ward

Thanks to everyone for the good thoughts regarding the newest member of our family. Plans are to finally head home tomorrow, which means we'll no longer be able to call on the hospital's great staff of nurses to bail us out after tonight. On the other hand, it will be great to be able to spend a night in my own bed instead of on the couch here...

Lots of consternation among Mav fans over being swept at Yost last weekend by Michigoon. Friday night's game was close, but UNO lost 2 different two-goal leads. As Terry Leahy would say, "Beware the 2 goal lead". Speaking of Leahy, he and play-by-play voice Greg Harrington went a overboard in talking about how great it was for UNO to keep it close with a program like Michigoon. 5 years ago, it was one thing to be in awe of the Weasels and to accept moral victories. Now is a different time. UNO has played for a conference championship and made the NCAA tournament. Losing 6-4 isn't a moral victory anymore. A punchless 5-1 loss on Saturday night is even worse. Next up are the conference leader Miami Redhawks. UNO has a tough stretch of games coming up with many on the road, and UNO needs some wins badly over the next couple of weeks.

I did get to catch a little of Nebraska's season opener in basketball against the Mavs last night on the radio. How about Aleks Maric playing so much and so well 11 days after his appendectomy? Yes, it was against a D-2 opponent, but it's also against a D-2 program that gave Creighton all they could handle last week. Nebraska is still extremely short handed after a rash of injuries forced the Huskers to put student manager Nick Krenk, son of former Husker tight end Mitch Krenk, into the game last night for 13 minutes. Saturday night, the Huskers take on Creighton in a reversal of situations. Last year, the Bluejays were injury stricken and throttled the Huskers. This year, the Jays appear to be the overrated team and the Huskers are the shorthanded squad.

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