October 29, 2012
The University of Nebraska has a long and storied tradition beating the snot out of its opponents on the college gridiron. They have won 5 National Championships and had 3 Heisman Trophy winners walk on the stage to receive their award as a Cornhusker. For the last 5 seasons, Bo Pelini has led the team as the head coach. A former LSU defensive coordinator, Pelini is a defensive guru, who has pushed Nebraska defense into one of the best every season. His current record at Nebraska is 44-17 or a .721 winning percentage.
This season, the Cornhuskers have fallen in and out of favor with the college Football BCS gods. They have been ranked, and unranked, a winning team, and a losing team. Most recently, the #21 ranked Cornhuskers defeated Big 10 rival Michigan 23-9. They held the Wolverines to only 144 total yards of offense and no touchdowns. This sparked Pelini to allow his defense to wear black jerseys at practice. The black jerseys symbolize the starters on defense. Recently, due to some lacking performances by the Nebraska D, Pelini had not given the jerseys out to be worn at practice, signifying his distaste with the recent defensive play, and hoping to use it as a motivator to get their team on track on the defensive side of the football. It worked; the team came through against Michigan, and Denard Robinson, who is quite difficult to defend as he is both a passing and running threat. The defense declined to wear the jerseys, saying they could play better, and they will play better.
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Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants. They swept the Detroit Tigers in 4 consecutive games to win their second World Series in 3 years. It is the 2nd time the organization has won a championship since moving from New York to the city by the bay in 1958. Congratulations to Venezualan native Pablo Sandoval for winning the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. Celebrate the Giants big win by purchasing your favorite MLB team's apparel here at PLA. If you use the code "MLB" when checking out, all MLB jerseys in your cart will be 25% off.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: When was the last Monday Night Football game aired on ABC? Answer to come tomorrow.
Thursday’s answer: The 1991 World Series that went 7 games was the longest World Series in history in terms of total number of innings played.