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  1. knapplc

    Santa hats for your avatar

    @Xmas32 @ZRod @Dilly Dilly Here you go. Sorry for the delay.
  2. Funny thing is, it's best to watch volleyball from the back line, not the side. You can see the play develop, get a better feel for the blockers, see the whole court without the up/down officials standing in the way. Before they went to season tickets, one of our group of friends would always go a couple hours early to the Coliseum and wait, then dash up to the upper level to get seats on the rail.
  3. I think a lot of Sun's issue is dealing with the injury. It's something she has to overcome mentally, not just physically. She'll get there. No doubt in my mind.
  4. knapplc

    Bunch transferring

    OMG HOW MANY?!?!?
  5. Cook exuded confidence when the season ended. Every interview, he sounded so sure of this team. Even with the tough draw, he seemed to know where they were headed. That's a coach who knows his team.

    1. TonyStalloni

      TonyStalloni

      That was such a fun match to watch. Especially the last set with each team rallying and finally Illinois broke.  

    2. krc1995

      krc1995

      I was impressed in the 4th set maybe? When a time out was called and Cook made no changes even though it was late and we were down.  

  6. Definitely. Francis Allen won eight national championships, including five straight from 1979-1983. His bio is pretty impressive.
  7. knapplc

    The Republican Utopia

    Hmm... related to the Maria Butina plea bargain?
  8. Here's what I'll say about Cook vs. Pettit. You can't make a bad choice here. I think Cook deserves every ounce of praise he gets, and likely deserves a statue when he retires. I'll start the funding campaign for it. But Pettit did something Cook has never done. Never had to do, because Pettit already did it. Terry Pettit created a national powerhouse out of thin air. When he came to Nebraska in 1977 there was barely a varsity volleyball program. Prior to 1975, Nebraska didn't even sanction women's sports. Pat Sullivan was our first Volleyball coach, and created the program out of what was basically a club, going 81-23 in her two seasons. When Pettit took over in 1977, he quickly realized that he had next to no recruiting base in his own state. So Pettit not only trained his own team, he went around the state training high school coaches how to teach volleyball. And he did it again the next year. And the year after that. And the year after that. He basically taught the state of Nebraska the sport of Volleyball. You can go to Chadron, Norfolk, Tecumseh, watch Class A, Class C1, Class D2 matches in this state and you'll see kids who know the sport, many of whom have legitimate aspirations of playing D1 volleyball in college. The Club scene in this state is crazy, and regularly produces top talent that competes & wins on a national level. That's entirely because Pettit created the knowledge of the sport, the passion, over decades. I mean, Cook's record & winning percentage, conference titles & national championships speak for themselves. I wouldn't trade Cook for anyone - maybe not even Pettit in his prime. Cook may be the best volleyball coach of all time. But that's the only reason you wouldn't put Pettit in there. Above Devaney. Above Pepin. Above Osborne. Also, little addendum to that - the kids that go through these programs are students first. And every kid that went through Pettit's program in the 1970s earned a degree while she played. You put four years into Pettit's program, you graduated. Also, every kid from the 1980s. And the 1990s. In fact, every kid who's ever gone through this program, ever, has earned a degree. No other sport can boast a 100% graduation rate. That continues with Cook, but it started with Pettit.
  9. knapplc

    Going To Eat This

    Dumplings would have been really good. I ended up making this. It's super good, but mine do NOT look as lovely as the picture. Hasselback Potato Gratin I heated the leftovers up last night, made a Caesar salad, and served the meatballs over some really creamy mashed potatoes.
  10. LOL the comments on this tweet.

     

     

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    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Ha, those are great replies.....and well deserved. What a moron. I wouldn’t trade her whole catalog for one middling Prince song.

    3. Cdog923

      Cdog923

      @JJ Husker Trick question; there's no such thing as a middling Prince song. 

    4. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      @Cdog923 you are correct. Compared to Taylor Swift songs, none of Prince’s are middling.

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