Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tuesday Night Beer: Darth's Next Stunt Will Cost $25K

Darth Husker settled with the Daily Oklahoman over his "Sooner quarterback cocaine scandal" fark; while terms weren't announced, the agreement stipulates that if he does it again, it'll cost him $25,000. My guess is that Darth is probably brown-bagging his lunch now.

New Mexico cornerback Davon House must be reading AJ the Huskerh8r. He recently was quoted as saying that "we believe our receivers are 10 times better than their receivers."

This week, it's become fashionable to call for Roy Helu, Junior to get more carries at I-back this week, and play Marlon Lucky in the slot. I called this in May, but I don't think we'll see it for another two weeks. No sense tipping your hand early. But there is a precedent for turning Lucky into a "slash" player; his high school coach lined him up at quarterback and as a slot receiver. Even Bill Callahan lined him up wide as a freshman. Heck, I'd like to see him returning punts and kickoffs.

So Andy Christensen is going to be reinstated for the Virginia Tech game. I've got mixed feelings on this. On one hand, missing spring and the first six weeks of fall practice with a new coaching staff is a penalty. And he was found not guilty of the most serious charge. But by that same manner, from what I read in the media about the trial, something seemed to happen at the Brass Rail that night. The evidence wasn't strong enough to send Christensen to jail for twenty or thirty years. But what I read appeared to be strong enough to keep Christensen out of a Husker uniform. Playing football is a privledge, not a right.

Omaha got yet another big event: the 2013 US Senior Open golf tournament. I wonder what that will mean for the Nationwide Tour's Cox Classic. The dates for the 2013 open look to be the same as the traditional Classic dates (early August). But if I had to choose between the two, I'd take the US Senior Open in a heartbeat.

Can we please put Tom Brady out of our misery now? Players get hurt all the time. It's football. It happens. And it's ironic that the football program that plays fast and loose with the rules of the game now whines about the legitimacy of the play. Cry me a river.

1 comment:

Husker_Engineer said...

Marlon returns kicks in EA Sports NCAA '09 quite well....he has taken two to the house for me through 4 games this year. :)