The Colosseum Backblast


Weather = 40 degrees and perfect

PAX – (27) Dirty Big, Grassroots, Landsbury, Hot Dog, Bear Grylls, Dr. Thunder, LPC, GTA, Hat Trick, No Doze, MMKKKK, Frosty, Greek Freakm Tug Boat, SLOOOOOOw Pitch, Vanilla Ice, Tin Cup, Samples, Beta Max, Sportiva, Bloodshot, Super Tasty, Honey Maid, Stella, Ice – T, Safe Ride, Chicklets,

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I arrived early to enjoy the lights of the stadium and hang a Creighton flag on the fence. I was excited as I had thought about this beatdown for a while as it fell on the day of the Creighton vs. Nebraska basketball game.  Pax began arriving early including my man MMKK who was attending his 3rd beatdown.  At 5:30 with 27 PAX present, I went through the intro including the  welcome, 5 core principles, disclaimer and mission statement.  I informed them that we would be having some fun with the rivalry game tonight.  We moseyed around toward the track, up the east stairs and around the clock.  


Tappy taps

Big Ones

Sun Gods F/B


All 16 reps.  At the conclusion I informed the PAX we did 16 as that is a number that Nebraska BB afans re not familiar with – the sweet 16!


We then divided into Bluejay and Husker fans and proceeded to a plank position.  With a caption for each team (No – Doze for the Jays and Slow Pitch for the Huskers). We proceeded to do Merkins on the down.  Huskers and Jays were shouted respectively.  When a PAX could no longer hold the plank or Merkin they stood up to cheer on their team.  The was a hotly contested battle and at the end I determined that no one could beat the Jays team with yours truly and Chicklets.  I think Chicklets might still be planking as a type this!

The Thang:

100s – goal to goal line.  When 100 reps were reached – GO Jays was to be called.  If Go Huskers was called then the PAX ran the stairs.

Air squats

OH claps

Sun Gods

Flutter Kicks

Heels to heaven

Omaha was called at 6:07, we proceeded to mid field and conclude with American Hammers Rancid style.


Turkey Trot

Respect pop up

Position open on the Brick Builder board

Prayer requests:

Sportiva has a baby on the way


At mass last weekend, the priest spoke about Dr. Menninger.   Dr. Menninger was asked what advice he would give someone who is on the verge of a breakdown.  His response really hit me.  “Lock up your house, go across the railroad tracks, find someone in need and do something to help them”.  When any of us find ourselves going to a bad place due to work, family or past demons we should take take this advice.  Helping someone in need is one of the best ways to help yourself.

Thank you Tin-Cup, it was an honor to lead today!

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