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Maybe we’ll have fun with it. Maybe it will be terrible. I’m game.

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Last night I did an impromptu Facebook live session, it being “impromptu” because it wasn’t announced ahead of time mostly because I hadn’t done anything with Facebook live and wasn’t sure how it would work.

I didn’t put a lot of effort into the production obviously, other than making sure I had the environment correct to set your initial expectations as low as possible. That’s the best way to do things, in my opinion, sell low, deliver high. I know it’s not how most do things these days - everyone else is all about “make a good first impression”, a phrase I have never believed in since most of the time when I meet people for the first time I think “this is the best you’re gonna be?” and then proceed to give them the benefit of the doubt because deep inside I’m not really an asshole like those who believe in making good first impressions and have hope that you’ll do better the next time around.

You can watch my rambling bit below. Notice that I hadn’t shaved in several days so that I could look more like a real-life member of the Nebraska media, 99% of whom are crusty sunsabitches themselves.

What do with this?

Honestly, I’m not 100% sure. I have some ideas, though, as I stated in the video. I would like to expand it (maybe getting a better wireless connection and some actual lighting to start) to include guests from other sites, especially our Big Ten conference sites.

The other idea I have is to do what I call a “Reverse Mailbag”, where instead of me being the expert where you ask me questions, I ask you, “the fans” questions about what you think of different subjects through Cornhuskerdom.

Why do this?

SBNation would really like us to do more with Facebook live videos. Second, I haven’t done much with video or audio since my “incident” and I think it’s a good way for me to start being more active in that area, and honestly, try something completely different than anything I’ve done before. Life is an adventure, right? What’s the point of life if you’re not challenging yourself and trying new things all the way through it?

Third, it’s a friggin’ long offseason and we ain’t even there yet.

What’s next?

Coming up with a set time to do these things on a regular basis might prove difficult. My life is at the whim of others, whether it be my family or regular clients, so their emergencies will always come first.

We’ll see what happens.

(It could be that I get bored or frustrated and no longer do these because I always have great plans for everyone that don’t come to fruition a whole lot.)

Ideas, comments, welcome!!!!

NEWS

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Fixed that for you.

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Nebraska remains one of the most confounding jobs in 21st century college football, and Riley may (again) not be the coach the fans want. After struggling to a historically unlucky 6–7 season in his opening year, Riley led the Cornhuskers to seven consecutive wins to start the 2016 season to, briefly, assuage a nervous and delusional fan base. Nebraska’s fans expect to contend for national titles because of their historical dominance in the Tom Osborne era, but recruits and all of the current players weren’t cognitively developed to remember when Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch led the last great Nebraska team—which was routed by Miami in the 2001 Rose Bowl.

Emphasis mine.

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You look at Minnesota and you hope that this is what can happen to Nebraska next year. Last year Minnesota was unbelievably bad. REALLY BAD. Burn Pitino’s house down bad. This year... well... I am going to the game tonight and I hope we play well otherwise I will hear about it for the rest of my life.

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Whew boy, things are rough on the hardwood right now. After Sunday’s ugly loss to Michigan State, Wisconsin has now lost four of five. Truth be told, even with some wins sprinkled in, the Badgers have looked out of sorts ever since their trip to New York in late January.

Yeah, they’re really horrible. Bastards.

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THEY DID IT! A full-court pass from Nathan Taphorn to Dererk Pardon for an incredible buzzer-beating win.

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The victory against Michigan puts this Northwestern squad in unprecedented territory.

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It’s certainly looking more and more like "the year."

Northwestern has never been to the NCAA tournament, and yet there they are, ready to go. Now watch them win a game, and that will leave Nebraska as the only Power Five school to have never won a NCAA tournament game.

And someone thinks the Husker program has been successful enough to scream about having jerseys retired?

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I remember watching this on live TV as a kid. I didn’t fully understand the implications of it at the time - terrorists in West Germany killing Israelis. I just remember how horrible it was that an Olympics that was supposed to bring the world together was instead so full of tragedy.

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When football ends because of concussions, you’ll have another sport to look to!!!