Derek Johnson Muses

Home of the Straight from the Cornfield Podcast

Tag Archives: Nebraska

Straight from the Cornfield, Episode 12

In this episode of the Straight from the Cornfield Podcast, I discuss Nebraska’s flaws defensively against Wisconsin, dissect the new gameplan from Nebraska’s offense, and spin forward to Jordan Stevenson’s future, and the rest of the season and next year.

IMG_4427

Straight from the Cornfield Podcast, Episode 11

In this episode of Straight from the Cornfield podcast (formerly Maximum Red), I cover that 3rd-and-7 disaster and what it showed us about Tommy Armstrong’s and Mike Riley’s relationship, plus the foilables of Riley’s air-raid, Alex Lewis, and what you’re fearing about Nebraska’s football programs moving forward. Finally, we look forward to the rest of the season and Wisconsin.

Already Forgotten

Already Forgotten

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 10

In this episode of Maximum Red podcast, I talk Alex Lewis’ untimely post, Mike Riley, throwing the ball, and of course, your tweets!

IMG_3553

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 9

In this episode of the Maximum Red Podcast, I recap the Nebraska-South Alabama, talk Terrell Newby, and share some awesome tweets from the game.

DSCN9261

More Memorial Stadium Pictures

While these pictures weren’t officially part of the Memorial Stadium Monday series, I did tweet them and wanted to add them to the series.

IMG_4145DSCN9818IMG_3552
IMG_3417
IMG_3553IMG_2988

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 8

In this episode of Maximum Red, I commiserate over Nebraska’s last second loss to BYU, share my concerns going forward, and lots, and lots of tweets! DSCN9828

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 4

In this episode, I cover Mike Riley flooding Nebraska fans with too much information, Saturday’s scrimmage, men’s Nebrasketball trip to Europe, and of course, great articles and tweets.

In line to get that perfect shot of the Huskers

In line to get that perfect shot of the Huskers

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 3

In this episode, why Nebraska fans should want Kansas State in the Big 10 instead of Kansas, implications of the Kenny Eggers article, top tweets, and a powerful article by Amelia Rayno.

Kickoff after Huskers had taken a 31-0 lead in the third quarter.

Shoes off

No Fading Here

No Fading Here

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 1

Ever wonder what my voice sounds like? With Maxium Red, this new Nebraska Cornhuskers podcast, you can find out!

In this fancast, I cover Jordan Stevenson’s arrival at Nebraska, the alternate uniforms controversy, and Big 10 Media Days, plus a YouTube pic.

November 29th, 2013

November 29th, 2013

Maximum Red Pic

Seward Nooks: Trailing Up

These photos were taken last fall. I meant to write a detailed description and post them back then, but of course, I got caught up in football writing. Better late than never I suppose. 

DSCN0025

Walk Out

Turn a tight corner.

Downhill...

Downhill…

I’ve shown you the stroll down the hill. This time…

DSCN0076

Turn

I go the other way.

North

North

It isn’t out there, even if it kind of feels that way.

Fields of Tall Grass and Barley

Fields of Tall Grass and Barley

Shuffle through.

Cross Straight Ahead

Cross Straight Ahead

More and More.

Stark Path

Stark Path

Those powerlines have a way of messing up my photographs.

Modern Street

Modern Street

The new part.

DSCN0047

Stream

Sky getting low all around me.

DSCN0052

Flounders

At this point in my walk, I’m dragging.

Road Home

Road Home

So I’ll just skip to the end. 

Snow Falls

DSCN9967

Piles upon piles

Snow drives me crazy. From the multiple layers required just to go outside, to the shoveling, to the reduced outside time, snow creates so much extra angst. And since my place doesn’t have an attached garage, even getting to my car becomes an adventure.

But I think snow really helps culture. You get perspective when it snows and realize that stuff outside your control sometimes runs your life. Yes, it’s annoying and sometimes conducive to the spread of disease, but snow has taught me a lot of patience.

So when New York City bans people from leaving their homes during a snow storm or Seward cancels Monday school at noon on Sunday, I roll my eyes. What can we do?

Road Notes: Nebraska Hinterlands

The Undefined Country The Undefined Country

The first bad decision was made the night before. Around 9:20, I was in the kitchen slicing cucumbers to pickle. In the morning, I was supposed to get up and go to take a promo picture with our grower who lives in Page, Nebraska. I looked up at the clock, and feeling energetic, I thought, I can probably can these pickles in half an hour, right? Why wait until Thursday to do it?

Long story short, I fell asleep after midnight and woke up at 5:40, knowing it was going to be a long day, even if it was a trip I’d been looking forward to.

I have a two ideas about where I’d move if I’d ever left Seward. One, hit a large city and assimilate and try everything. The other, head west into the great beyond of western Nebraska, Wyoming, or other somewhere else on the high plains. Last Wednesday, I ventured out into the that Western sky that has been calling my name all summer. My eastward travel this year has made me apathetic toward taking a short trip westward, until a real reason came about.

Sign/Times Sign/Times

I got up and grabbed my energy drink of choice (Starbucks Refresh-it doesn’t dehydrate a person) and pressed west through all the communities whose names I heard growing up on Sports Overtime. York. Stromsburg. Albion. All out on these high plains. Corn and soybean country gradually turning into ranching country, a town of 3,000 being a mid-sized city instead of a small town.

Rural Iowa and rural Nebraska are very different. The further you get away from population centers of over 100,000, the more the area changes. For one, you see a lot more signs for high school teams than anywhere else in the country. At most, these people make to a couple of Husker games a year, if that. The high school team is your major college or NFL team. It’s surprising how many new homes and new medical buildings line the streets of small towns. More money is making its way out of the city.

Celebration Celebration

You look out over these plains, and there is so much independence. Or at the least, the illusion of independence in the bright summer sun shimmering down on the faded grass. There are no more lands left to pioneer, but these lands are not bad for the occasional adventure.

Catch your eye? Catch your eye?
TVLine

TV News, Previews, Spoilers, Casting Scoop, Interviews

goingoutandcomingin

"The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." Psalm 121:8

Just a Guy

with an Appetite

Sun-Ton Farms

Dairy Farming through the eyes of a former "city" girl. I am blessed to be able to work along side my husband of over 20 years and help care for our cows, calves, and beautiful farm.

StarboCho

Dragon Slaying: from the Lutheran Perspective

Final Mystery

"The final mystery is oneself" - Oscar Wilde

Biking with Coleman

Traversing North America by Bicycle

Christian in America

The blog of Matthew Tuininga

Cassie Moore

Adventures in the Mundane

An Illustrated Parsonage Life

A new pastor's wife writes about church, home, children, and life's general absurdities and mishaps.

Musings of a Circuit Riding Parson

Just another small town, small town, small town preacher

Oratio + Meditatio + Tentatio

A theologian's pressure cooker.

Brent Kuhlman's Blog

A great WordPress.com site

Peruse and Muse

One Author in Search of an Audience

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Bonne Terre, Missouri

Tips On Travelling

Learn how to travel Further. Longer. Cheaper.

%d bloggers like this: