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The sellout streak is going to die! Blame SkyMall.

lake mendota at sunset Jill Heemstra

Good Wednesday morning Corn Nation! Jon sent me undercover into enemy territory. I am enjoying life on the shores of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin for a couple days for a work meeting. I’ve been asking around about how the Badger baseball team did, but no one seems amused. Don’t worry, I’m wearing red. The camouflage seems to be working.

Speaking of wearing red, it is time for our annual panic attack over the sacred Husker football sellout streak. Nearly 1,500 season tickets go on sale June 1. What if they don’t sell them all? Then how we continue to feel superior to other teams fans?

Nebraska Season Tickets Available on June 1 - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska fans have their opportunity to be a part of an exciting atmosphere at Memorial Stadium by purchasing 2017 football season tickets.

Do your duty! Go buy season tickets. Better yet, buy them for everyone you know. The collective self-worth of Husker fans everywhere is in your hands.

Corn Flakes

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Then There’s This

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