If you want to know about food or
shopping this past week, I can fill you in on that. My son and I
took my wife shopping on Saturday, and then we chowed down on some
of Chad's famous Mediterranean cuisine. My son is starting to get
into those chicken kabobs! Sunday he walked in our church's March
for Life, and by the time we got home it was nap time (Mom's
favorite hour of the day!). By the time we awoke it was time to eat
some chili and go out and play in the snow. We rented a couple of
Disney videos and fell asleep somewhere between Nemo and Holes!
As you can see, that did not leave much
time in the weekend for any sports coverage.
Oh, we got to see a few minutes of the
ISU Redbirds in their quest to upset Creighton, but that was about
I did hear that the fabulous Lincoln
Railers won both of their games and find themselves alone atop the
Central State Eight. If you had them there at this point in the
season, you could have (or did) made a lot of money.
I also heard that the Lady Railers
exacted a little revenge from SH-G. That always does my soul some
Hey, and speaking of SH-G, I heard that
former Railer football great John Allison has accepted a position at
Sacred Heart-Griffin and will be the assistant coach to longtimer
Ken Leonard. Way to go, John! I hope that means he'll be sharing
some of those scouting reports with his friends here in Lincoln!
I heard the Illini went to Wisconsin.
As to whether they played up there, I'm not really sure. They did
play well against Penn State, but I think the roller coaster ride is
going to continue for a while.
As I previously mentioned, ISU played
well at Creighton; the Bluejays just had too many weapons.
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Lincoln College's men thrashed Danville
but then lost a barn-burner to Parkland. I heard that former Railer
Erik Young played well for Parkland.
The LC women are going through a tough
stretch right now. LCC's teams continue to play well. The Angels
have valiantly taken their record over the .500 mark to 12-11 and
3-1 in district play as they annihilated Emmaus this past weekend.
The Preachers, on the other hand,
walloped Principia 78-63 and raised their record to a lofty 14-6.
In other sports news it's Super Bowl
week, and the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers were
greeted by 72-degree temperatures in the greater Houston area. I
wonder if I need to re-evaluate my stand against living in Texas?
Word from the NCAA is that Illinois
quarterback Jon Beutjer will be given a sixth year of eligibility,
following an injury-plagued year and difficulties at Iowa before his
transfer to the Illini. What's up with the NCAA trying to do the
right thing so much lately? Do you think they have been reading the
LDN and watching "FANdamonium"? Didn't think so!
And what about a car racetrack coming
to Lincoln? I don't know anything about racing, but those in the
know said it could be an economic boom to our area. Let us know what
you think about that one.
I want to dedicate my column this week to a great man, Jerry Alberts.
Jerry lost his battle with cancer last week, but he won most of his
battles with life. He was always a tremendous encouragement to me
personally, and I'm sad to see him go. I never heard him say a bad
word about anyone, and I never heard anybody say a bad word about
him. I think Lincoln and the world would be a much better place if
there were more people like Jerry Alberts running around! Not only
was he a great athlete, but more importantly he was a great man, and
the LDN salutes him!