Remember moving into a new home, that first run around the house looking at all the rooms, the different smells, and the new neighbors? Well Husker Nation that is what phase we are in. I have bounced around the Big Ten blogs and it's 11 current members web pages and it seems to me we are much more welcome in the oldest and most traditional conference in all of college football then we ever were in our previous one. There are the stalkers from schools of the future Big XII err Big X or whatever they decide to call themselves (tradition never was important to most of them) that have actually followed Husker Nation to the Big Ten blogs and our new family has been there to offer a hand in taking out the trash.
At first I was put off by the idea of moving, now that it has become a reality I have really grown quite fond of the Big Ten and it being our new home. Wisconsin seems to be that family that comes over first and invites you to a barbecue, they are great people but you know for the rest of your time there you will probably be playing keeping up with the jonses. Now I am not saying anything bad about Wisconsin in fact I find it to be an honor that they want so badly to make us their season ending game every year.
I haven't really heard much bantering over the 1997 NC nor have I seen any of the Husker faithful whip out the 1982 Catch that wasn't on any Penn State fans, this clearly shows we have joined the ranks of a much more mature crowd as I have to hear about how Texas did this or Texas did that to Nebraska on almost a daily basis. I must note that I am a huge Nebraska fan and I am also a Marine, I display my team pride every way I can and a decent chunk of the Marine Corps is made up of Texans.
Well these are a few thoughts however clouded they may from a Marine in Afghanistan that can't wait for the Huskers to slam the door shut in the face of the Big awww lets call it what is really is the Longhorn Conference and take their last Championship Game Trophy home with us.
Sgt Saitta USMC