Thursday, January 1, 2009

Good day to be a Husker

For those of you who don't know, I am a Husker. I graduated from the University of Nebraska in December of 1999, with my BS in Physical and Health Education. I ran track and cross country for Nebraska, lettering all 4 years. It was, and still is, a key factor in making me the person I am today.

My wife and family sometimes think I'm a crazed fan, but I have a lot of identity with this program. Last week I was screaming at the TV watching the Husker women's volleyball team nearly upset Penn State in the Final Four. I cheer for them as though I am on the team. I visit and learn about the athletes who are there and a part of the programs. Heck, I live in San Diego, yet have 4 season tickets to the football games. I would also call my devotion a great sense of loyalty.

Today, it felt great to watch them win the Gator Bowl, in a game that did not start off well for them. I was worried, but they showed a lot of heart, and came back from a 14-3 halftime deficit to win 26-21. After last year's debacle, (actually 2 of the previous 4 years debacle), it was good to see the program back to it's winning ways. Pelini is the man, and it's great to see a guy like him be successful.

What does this have to do with triathlon? Not much directly, but indirectly it has a lot to do with my success in the sport. More on that in coming posts. For now, I'm enjoying this great day to be a Husker.


1 comment:

Tony said...

That was a good game. The end was pretty damned exciting.