Monday, April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

We start a new week with tons on the plate today...let's not waste anytime.

The Hot List:

1. Husker Baseball Recap
2. NFL Draft thoughts
3. Husker Draft Results

1. It was once again a very disappointing weekend for the Nebraska Baseball team. Nebraska won a surprising Game 1 against Kansas 11-4 on Friday, only to have Saturday's game postponed and moved to a doubleheader on Sunday. Nebraska fell 8-2, and 9-4 to Kansas. The Jayhawks notch their first series win over Nebraska since 1997. Nebraska hoped to get a solid start from Michael Nesseth on Sunday on to see him get outdueled by Kansas' T.J. Walz...a kid Nebraska passed on and now has emerged as one of the best young arms in the big 12. Nesseth only lasted a miserable 2 2/3 innings giving up 4 hits and 5 earned runs. Last season Walz wiffed 12 K's against Nebraska beating them in game 2 of their series. This year was no different as Nebraska wiffed 10 times against Walz. He's quickly making Mike Anderson look foolish for not giving him a shot at Nebraska. We'll just have to keep watching the former Omaha Skutt star embarass Nebraska for a couple more years. Nebraska now stand 4 games out of 8th place in the Big 12 with 6 games left to go. If you bought tickets for the tournament hoping Nebraska will make them in now....Nebraska faces Missouri and Baylor, both teams have more talent than Kansas and Kansas State. I expect them to get swept because putting any hope that they would win, just hurts even more when they lose.....It's been a ugly, ugly, ugly season and soon it'll all be over......very soon.

2. The NFL Draft concluded yesterday with some interesting shake ups with Sanchez going #5 to the Jets. Look its hard to grade out each team and how well they picked on Sunday because the majority of high profile kids we see go #1 and such take a few years to make a big impact in the NFL. I think there of course were some reaches as I felt Tampa Bay taking Josh Freeman was a major reach at #17. Look the kids is talented but he showed that he failed to live up to the college ranks by making poor choices and looking like somebody's high school JV QB. I'd love to see him prove me wrong, but I feel that he'll be one of the biggest bust's in the NFL. Look for Leftwich to start and be the guy in Tampa....pshh Josh Freeman ha, can't wait to see this catastrophe.

3. It wasn't a banner year for Nebraska getting drafted again. Nebraska saw Cody Glenn be the first Husker drafted by the Redskins in the 5th round. Only Murtha and Slauson were drafted yesterday. It was one of the lowest draftee's for Nebraska in years. I expect that all to change next season as Nebraska has Ndamukong Suh as a first rounder and potentially could be the #1 pick if he has a monster season which he definitely could have. Swift, Peterson, Lucky, and Potter all signed free agent deals and will report to mini camp and try to win spots on the 53 man roster. I hope that these guys get a legit chance to suceed, they are quality athletes, good players, and all around good guys that could be a great asset to any team that wants to give them a shot. Best of Luck to you guys, I'll be keeping track of how you do.

131 Days till Nebraska takes on Florida Atlantic to open the 2009 season....can't wait.

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