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Bring the Chair Back!!!

A year ago the mighty Cornhuskers of Nebraska traveled up to the barren north to take on the Little Golden Gophers of Minnesota. Unfortunately, Nebraska forgot to play that game and they lost the one trophy that matters.

Well, it’s the one trophy that they currently play for that matters. The other trophies are just fine and hold very honorable meanings behind their existence. Those being the Heroes Trophy with Iowa and the Freedom Trophy with Wisconsin. However, they were both concocted by the participating institutions and both fan bases have mentioned how they could care less for them.

The “Broken Chair” trophy is different. It was given birth to by the World Wide Web and has grown in legend and popularity between the two schools. The first chair vanished and we now have a second on that is slightly updated and is passed between the winning teams to this day.

Those above two tweets created it. That’s it, literally. Something so simple and yet so genius. It truly is a wonderful trophy for these current times.

With that said, Nebraska needs to win this week to not only give us the first W of the season but also bring the “Chair” back to it’s rightful owners.

Anyway, on to flakes...

Cornhuskers

Steven M. Sipple: Cruel and unusual, yes, but NU has nobody to blame but itself for this 'L' | Football | journalstar.com
Bottom line, high-level programs close out this type of game with a win. Nebraska has fallen far below a high-level outfit, in case you hadn't noticed. It really has no

After series of heavy losses, Adrian Martinez says Huskers are ready to 'learn through winning' | Football | omaha.com
With each loss, wins seem more elusive. And it’s starting to weigh on everyone around the program. ($)

An Interview With The Broken Chair Trophy - The Daily Gopher
Join us for a conversation with the most Chair-itable trophy in all of college football!

Answers hard to find after Nebraska unravels and cursed season continues – The Athletic
In their roughest loss yet, the Huskers improbably let a 10-point lead slip away late and fell in overtime at Northwestern. ($)

‘Set the tone’: How Nebraska plans to make the NCAA Tournament – The Athletic
Passed over for the tournament last season despite a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten, Nebraska is looking to start fast out of the gate ($)

Penn State ends long losing streak against Nebraska volleyball team | Volleyball | journalstar.com
Just a few points away from another win against Penn State, the Nebraska volleyball team instead saw its remarkable winning streak in the series come to an end.

(If you can’t smile at the above tweet then there is no hope for you)

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