Jays Locked in and Loaded for First Big East Hunt

Jays Locked in and Loaded for their First Big East Hunt

Coaches peg Creighton 3rd in preseason league poll

 

The calendar may say the holidays are still weeks away, but Christmas already has come early and often for head coach Greg McDermott and Bluejay fans this year…and they must have been awfully good given what Santa has been leaving under the tree.

The biggest gift came last spring when Creighton accepted an invitation to join the revamped Big East Conference, elevating the program from “mid-major” status to the big time.

 A few weeks later, two-time all-American and the nation’s leading scorer, Doug McDermott announced he was putting his NBA career on hold and…

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have friends, parties and the desire to be naughty to get you through. Welcome into and through the New Moon in Scorpio — which is exactly conjunct Saturn and just finishing a conjunction with the retrograde Mercury — as you turn your clock back to Standard Time. Something or somebody from the past is due to haunt you. Happy Halloween!

—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

SCORPIO (10.22-11.20)  Everything seems alright…always a bad sign during Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. Maybe it’s not really such a bad sign? Maybe everything is just forcing you to go deeper, below…

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Real Obamacare Problem

Most of October, Americans have had their panties in a bunch because a website is crashing. Wow. Humans are so easily distracted; like kittens with a ball of yarn or puppies with a tennis ball. “Ooooh! Shiny!” Like we dropped acid and now stand in front of the biggest, blinking-est Christmas tree in town. Yes, healthcare.gov isn’t working as smoothly as Amazon.com. But that’s not the real problem. Hell, it’s a website for chrissakes! And before you say, “Yeah, it’s Obamacare that is the problem/solution,” forget that, too.

Besides, where did this “Obamacare” moniker come from? I’m no Obamapologist, far from it. For better or worse, I still think he gets a rotten deal having his name attached…

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Deja vu and Details

Rewind to last football season, late October.

Nebraska had been embarrassed by Ohio State in Columbus – 63-38 if you don’t recall, or maybe don’t care to recall – and was preparing to play Northwestern, also on the road. Husker nation was in an uproar. The forecast for the remainder of the season was dire.

Starting with Northwestern, the Huskers won six in a row to advance to the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, a rematch. The Badgers were standing in for Ohio State, which was ineligible for the championship game as well as for a bowl.

For purposes here, let’s limit last season’s reference to the six consecutive victories. What happened after that –…

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Planet Power: Oct. 24 - 30, 2013

Welcome to the sign of Scorpio, where we study the fruit of our meditations on the regenerating mysteries of life and death. My departed mother came to me under this very pomegranate tree, and presented me with the apples of her experience. In a strong voice, she answered my questions concerning life and death. She said, “You are guided, my son,” reminding me that even though I feel like everyone’s father, I’m also everyone’s child. And then she said, “When death is nothing, nothing is nothing. Finally, we are free.” This be the truth, from my mother and me.
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

SCORPIO (10.22-11.20) It can’t be good… Well, perhaps in potential? Right now, for you, everything’s a question…

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Time Travel: Fall Back

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Martinez, Maybe

The question was whether Taylor Martinez would play for the Nebraska football team on Saturday at Minnesota, following a bye-week.

And the answer was a definitive maybe.

“We’re just seeing how he’s progressing . . . kind of play it by ear as the week goes on,” coach Bo Pelini said at his weekly news conference on Monday.

Martinez, a four-year starter at quarterback, hasn’t played since the third game of the season against UCLA, and redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. has started the three games since then. After the first two of those games at least some Husker fans were ready to turn the job over to Armstrong. After the most recent, however, that attitude…

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Next to air, water is the most vital element for human survival. The human body is 75 percent water. You knew that. But if you’re under the age of...

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Duh!

There is no dearth of stupid human tricks. We are at once our own worst enemies and defilers of Planet Earth. It’s just the way it is. Maybe it goes...

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