Category Archives: Football

Selfie Project – April

Here are some of my favorite images from the Selfie Project for the month of April:


Selfie Project - April 1
April 1

Selfie Project - April 2
April 2

Selfie Project - April 4
April 4

Selfie Project - April 5
April 5

Selfie Project - April 7
April 7

Selfie Project - April 8
April 8

Selfie Project - April 9
April 9

Selfie Project - April 11
April 11

Selfie Project - April 14
April 14

April 15, 2017
April 15

April 17, 2017
April 17

April 21, 2017
April 21

April 22, 2017
April 22

April 23, 2017
April 23

April 24, 2017
April 24

April 27, 2017
April 27

April 29, 2017
April 29

April 30, 2017
April 30

Of course, remember that I publish these on the daily on Instagram and you can follow me over here: @christopherdbennett

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 10 – WORK

There was a bit of a falloff in participation this week, but that was to be expected. I fear this week’s theme will really scare people. That is okay, everybody needs to get out of the comfort zones once in a while.

This week’s submissions:


WEEK 10 - WORK - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 10 - WORK - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 10 - WORK - LAURA MILLER
Laura Miller

WEEK 10 - WORK - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 10 - WORK - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 10 - WORK - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 10 - WORK - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett


Angie DeWaard

WEEK 10 - WORK - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

This brings us to the time where we reveal this week’s theme…


WEEK 11 - RELIGION
RELIGION!

I told you it would be something that isn’t in everybody’s comfort zone. However, I hope there is still a good amount of submissions.

Time for a definition:

religion – noun – a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

And of course… time for a couple of housekeeping notes from PHOTOGRAPHY 139’S SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION.

Michael Houlihan has become the latest person to show taste, class and sophistication by becoming a Photography 139 subscriber. So if you see Michael prowling the mean streets of Ames, Iowa you can give him a knowing glance and of course, the super secret Photography 139 handshake.*

Other sidenote, only 1 person responded positively to the return of the Proust Questionnaire, therefore it will not be making a December return. Take that Proust!

*A loyal subscriber has volunteered to create a Photography 139 handshake. They will then run their creation by my handshake expert. It is possible, that there will be a video on how to do the handshake in the nearish future.

Taco Tailgate

In honor of Tacoctober a few friends from the mine and I held a taco tailgate before the Iowa State-Texas Christian football match recently. It seemed like a good time to squeeze off a few shots on the new toy.

Here are a few shots from Taco Tailgate 2015:



Since it is well established how I feel about koozies, my chums made sure I got one. Any way, anybody want a bottle koozie?


Jorge and Joe, placing the goodness on the grill.


More goodness.


Waiting for the goodness.


Houlihan chopping up the meat.


One of the mascots of Taco Tailgate.


Taco goodness!


Most of the tailgating equipment in years past has been provided by the Brog Frog Tailgating Company. Since they have closed down for business, I had to scramble for equipment this year. I found this table in my Mom’s garage. It is the perfect size for the trunk of my car.

Plans are already in motion for Taco Tailgate 2016.Play your cards right, you might just wrangle an invite. We are going to add a second taco recipe and hopefully upgrade some of our equipment. High on the want list is a tailgating canopy and a better grill. The fight goes on.

New Toy

We recently held an auction at the Computer Mine. The one thing in the auction that I really coveted was a blue Canon A4000 IS. I’m not a Canon guy at all. However, I’ve been sans point and shoot for a couple years now and there are times (like mission trips) where a little point and shoot would come in handy. While it isn’t the most powerful camera, I thought if I could get it for $50 bucks (while it retails for $150) I could slum and add a Canon to the arsenal.




I am notoriously tough on point and shoots, so hopefully it will last me a couple years or so.

I thought I would crack it out and document my weekend, to get a feel for it. Below are those pictures.



Spirit Week Super Dog! (Photo by Jorge Rios)


Spirit Week Gyro! (Photo by Joseph Lynch)


Seriously! Data migration call 10 minutes before I’m off!


Houlihan takes over my data migration! (Photo by Joseph Lynch)


Commitment to consumerism.


Supplies for Friday Night Supper Club


Willy grilling. Naima observing.


Firetub Swan Song… Or is it?


Breakfast with Mom at The Legal Limit. She loves having her picture taken.


Finally getting the studio put back together. Might re-do the 9 Emotions Project.


This is what $150 or so looks like.


Helping paint Teresa’s house.


Yeah. Nice try Cyclones.


Happy birthday Greg!


Worshiping an Awesome God!


Thinking about Fall Project #1.


Assisting with Jay’s Ice Skull Project.


Preparing for the Weekly Photo Challenge Photo Shoot.


Stan bringing over some firewood. Naima greeting him.


John grilling at the event formerly known as The Methodist Men Steak Fry.


Monday morning. Back to the grind.

I couldn’t wait for Monday night when I finally got a chance to breathe and have a small bit of free time again.

The Experts – Week 2 Results

I have to take my hat off (doing lots of stuff with hats lately) to JLB this week. He had a monster week. The kind of week that create legends. I don’t expect him to duplicate this feat.

Remember, if you want to compete, get your picks for this week in by 6 PM Thursday.

WEEK 2 STANDINGS

1. JLB 27-4
2. RMK 24-7
3. CAF 24-7
4. DRE 21-10
5. CDB 21-10

OVERALL STANDINGS
1 JLB (1)
1 RMK (1)
3. CDB (0)
3. DRE (0)
3. CAF (0)

TIE-BREAKER

IOWA 31 IOWA STATE 17
#5 CDB: IOWA STATE 27 IOWA 6 – (35)
#4 JLB: IOWA STATE 28 IOWA 20 – (22)
#3 DRE: IOWA STATE 24 IOWA 17 – (21)
#1 RMK: IOWA STATE 31 IOWA 30 – (15)
#2 CAF: IOWA STATE 24 IOWA 21 – (17)

THURSDAY GAMES

PATRIOTS 28 STEELERS 21
CDB: PATRIOTS – 1-0
JLB: PATRIOTS – 1-0
DRE: PATRIOTS – 1-0
RMK: PATRIOTS – 1-0
CAF: PATRIOTS – 1-0

FRIDAY GAMES

UTAH 24 UTAH 14
CDB: UTAH – 2-0
JLB: UTAH – 2-0
DRE: UTAH – 2-0
RMK: UTAH – 2-0
CAF: UTAH + 2-0

FORT DODGE 47 WATERLOO WEST 7
CDB: FORT DODGE – 3-0
JLB: FORT DODGE – 3-0
DRE: FORT DODGE – 3-0
RMK: FORT DODGE – 3-0
CAF: FORT DODGE – 3-0

HUMBOLDT 54 BOONE 27
CDB: BOONE – 3-1
JLB: BOONE – 3-1
DRE: BOONE – 3-1
RMK: HUMBOLDT – 4-0
CAF: HUMBOLDT – 4-0

AUDUBON 60 AT GRISWOLD 22
CDB: AUDUBON – 4-1
JLB: AUDUBON – 4-1
DRE: AUDUBON – 4-1
RMK: AUDUBON – 5-0
CAF: AUDUBON – 5-0

SATURDAY GAMES

KANSAS STATE 30 AT UTSA 3
CDB: KANSAS STATE – 5-1
JLB: KANSAS STATE – 5-1
DRE: KANSAS STATE – 5-1
RMK – KANSAS STATE – 6-0
CAF: KANSAS STATE – 6-0

MICHIGAN 35 OREGON STATE 7
CDB: MICHIGAN – 6-1
JLB: MICHIGAN – 6-1
DRE: MICHIGAN – 6-1
RMK: MICHIGAN – 7-0
CAF: MICHIGAN – 7-0

NORTHERN IOWA 38 EASTERN WASHINGTON 35
CDB: EASTERN WASHINGTON – 6-2
JLB: UNI – 7-1
DRE: UNI – 7-1
RMK: UNI – 8-0
CAF: EASTERN WASHINGTON – 7-1

TEXAS TECH 69 UTEP 20
CDB: TEXAS TECH – 7-2
JLB: TEXAS TECH – 8-1
DRE: UTEP – 7-2
RMK: TEXAS TECH – 9-0
CAF: TEXAS TECH – 8-1

WEST VIRGINIA 41 LIBERTY 17
CDB: WEST VIRGINIA – 8-2
JLB: WEST VIRGINIA – 9-1
DRE: WEST VIRGINIA – 8-2
RMK: WEST VIRGINIA – 10-0
CAF: WEST VIRGINIA – 9-1

TCU 70 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 7
CDB: TCU – 9-2
JLB: TCU – 10-1
DRE: TCU – 9-2
RMK: TCU – 11-0
CAF: TCU – 10-1

MINNESOTA 23 COLORADO STATE 20 OT
CDB: COLORADO STATE – 9-3
JLB: MINNESOTA – 11-1
DRE: COLORADO STATE – 9-3
RMK: MINNESOTA – 12-0
CAF: MINNESOTA – 11-1

NOTRE DAME 34 VIRGINIA 27
CDB: NOTRE DAME – 10-3
JLB: NOTRE DAME – 12-1
DRE: NOTRE DAME – 10-3
RMK: NOTRE DAME – 13-0
CAF: NOTRE DAME – 12-1

OKLAHOMA 31 AT TENNESSEE 24 OT
CDB: OKLAHOMA – 11-3
JLB: TENNESSEE – 12-2
DRE: OKLAHOMA – 11-3
RMK: TENNESSEE – 13-1
CAF: OKLAHOMA – 13-1

MEMPHIS 55 KANSAS 23
CDB: MEMPHIS – 12-3
JLB: MEMPHIS – 13-2
DRE: MEMPHIS – 12-3
RMK: MEMPHIS – 14-1
CAF: MEMPHIS – 14-1

OKLAHOMA STATE 32 CENTRAL ARKANSAS 8
CDB: OKLAHOMA STATE – 13-3
JLB: OKLAHOMA STATE – 14-2
DRE: OKLAHOMA STATE – 13-3
RMK: OKLAHOMA STATE – 15-1
CAF: OKLAHOMA STATE – 15-1

BAYLOR 66 LAMAR 31
CDB: BAYLOR – 14-3
JLB: BAYLOR – 15-2
DRE: BAYLOR – 14-3
RMK: BAYLOR – 16-1
CAF: BAYLOR – 16-1

KENTUCKY 26 SOUTH CAROLINA 22
CDB: SOUTH CAROLINA – 14-4
JLB: SOUTH CAROLINA – 15-3
DRE: SOUTH CAROLINA – 14-4
RMK: SOUTH CAROLINA – 16-2
CAF: SOUTH CAROLINA – 16-2

TEXAS 42 RICE 28
CDB: TEXAS – 15-4
JASON: TEXAS – 16-3
DRE: TEXAS – 15-4
RMK: TEXAS – 17-2
CAF: TEXAS – 17-2

MICHIGAN STATE 31 OREGON 28
CDB: MICHIGAN STATE – 16-4
JLB: MICHIGAN STATE – 17-3
DRE: MICHIGAN STATE – 16-4
RMK: MICHIGAN STATE – 18-2
CAF: MICHIGAN STATE – 18-2

LSU 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE 19
CDB: MISSISSIPPI STATE – 16-5
JLB: LSU – 18-3
DRE: LSU – 17-4
RMK: LSU – 19-2
CAF: MISSISSIPPI STATE -18-3

BYU 35 BOISE STATE 24
CDB: BOISE STATE – 16-6
JLB: BYU – 19-3
DRE: BOISE STATE – 17-5
RMK: BOISE STATE – 19-3
CAF: BYU – 19-3

SUNDAY GAMES

PACKERS 31 BEARS 23
CDB: PACKERS – 17-6
JLB: PACKERS – 20-3
DRE: PACKERS – 18-5
RMK: PACKERS – 20-3
CAF: PACKERS – 20-3

CHIEFS 27 TEXANS 20
CDB: CHIEFS – 18-6
JLB: CHIEFS – 21-3
DRE: CHIEFS – 19-5
RMK: CHIEFS – 21-3
CAF: TEXANS – 21-3

BILLS 27 COLTS 14
CDB: BILLS – 19-6
JLB: COLTS – 21-4
DRE: COLTS – 19-6
RMK: COLTS – 21-4
CAF: COLTS – 21-4

CARDINALS 31 SAINTS 19
CDB: CARDINALS – 20-6
JLB: CARDINALS – 22-4
DRE: CARDINALS – 20-6
RMK: SAINTS – 21-5
CAF: SAINTS – 21-5

LIONS 33 CHARGERS 28
CDB: LIONS – 20-7
JLB: CHARGERS – 23-4
DRE: LIONS -20-7
RMK: CHARGERS – 22-5
CAF: CHARGERS – 22-5

BRONCOS 19 RAVENS 13
CDB: BRONCOS – 21-7
JLB: BRONCOS – 24-4
DRE: BRONCOS – 21-7
RMK: BRONCOS – 23-5
CAF: BRONCOS – 23-5

COWBOYS 27 GIANTS 26
CDB: GIANTS – 21-8
JLB: COWBOYS – 25-4
DRE: GIANTS – 21-8
RMK: COWBOYS – 24-5
CAF: COWBOYS – 24-5

MONDAY GAMES

FALCONS 26 EAGLES 24
CDB: EAGLES – 21-9
JLB: FALCONS – 26-4
DRE: EAGLES – 21-9
RMK: EAGLES – 24-6
CAF: EAGLES – 24-6

49ERS 20 VIKINGS 3
CDB: VIKINGS – 21-10
JLB: 49ERS – 27-4
DRE: VIKINGS – 21-10
RMK: VIKINGS – 24-7
CAF: VIKINGS – 24-7