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Pitching with Pritch...There was a football game in there somewhere PDF Print E-mail

By Larry Pritchett

Past PCHS Activities Director


This was a pretty good week for my favorites. The Plainsmen boys won a couple of games. The girls split games but played decent and both teams should be ready to play this week with some confidence.
The Malcolm Clippers won on Friday and the Super Bowl game was exciting to watch. In many years past, the hype was high, it was constant and the game bad.
This year the hype was there and it was two weeks long, but the game was exciting right down to the last four and five that Steelers had with just a little over a minute left in the game and the Packers won another championship.
The Super Bowl always has a lot of flair and extra stuff going on and then a football game breaks out somewhere during the festivities. Sometimes things go well, sometimes they don’t.
There have been “Wardrobe Malfunctions,” halftime shows that seem to last longer than the games and then this year there was Christina Aguilera’s rewriting of the national anthem.     
I have to admit that I probably know more about Justin Beiber than Ms. Aguilera and when I think about it that probably is a lie also. I don’t know much about either of them, so to be critical of her would not be prudent.
I do know that the Star-Spangled Banner can be a very difficult song to sing, with its broad range and piercing high notes, but the lyrics don’t change so don’t repeat lyrics and don’t replace “streaming” with “reaming” and it will work out just fine.
My suggestion is that it might be best just to sing the song and if nothing else have the words in front of you and don’t take two minutes to sing it.
I know a couple of girls named Gaar and a number other people at PCS who can do an outstanding job of that song with the correct words and they sound as good as, if not better than, what was broadcast for millions to hear Sunday night.
The game along with the song can be broken down into the old KISS method of doing things and that is to Keep It Simple Stupid.
Husker BB Needs a Win
The Jayhawks just had more horses than Nebraska did in last Saturday’s contest and KU shot lights out for the entire contest, both from two point land and three point. Not many teams get 80 plus against Doc Sadler’s bunch– with Nebraska’s difficulty in scoring, they are doomed when they give up 86 points to about anybody.
They really need a win this week against Baylor on Wednesday and then on their home court against OSU on Saturday night.
If there is any hope for post-season play, especially in the NCAA, the Huskers almost need to win both of these games. It will be a difficult task, but it is doable if everything goes well.
Pelini’s Staff Changes
Maybe by the time this is printed, there will be more information about the football staff changes at Nebraska for the coming year. There have already been a couple, but it seems likely that there will be more.
Coach Pelini only gives information out on a need to know basis and he doesn’t think anyone needs to know. One writer said that the new recruits were introduced last week. Now if they just knew who their coaches were going to be it would be great. Hopefully the offense will get some attention.
Just listening to talk while I was in Lincoln this past weekend, don’t count on Scott Frost to come home unless there is a coordinator job attached to his name.