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Where will you be for Scott Frost’s first football game as head coach of the Nebraska football team?

For those of us who live and breath Nebraska football, tomorrow kind of feels like a historic moment. Wouldn’t we all like to know where our grandparents and parents were the first time Bob Devaney took over a puttering Nebraska football program?

Or could it end up being just another failed coaching staff in a long line of failed coaching staffs?

I don’t think it is.

Tomorrow could be historic. If you are tailgating, watching it on TV or going to the game make sure you take it all in.

Tomorrow should be memorable. Because tomorrow will be the most unified our fan base has ever been. Even more than the glory years which we miss so much. We were a spoiled fan base. And that is okay.

Well we aren’t spoiled anymore. Over the past 17 years husker fans have gone through “the suck.” And we are excited to get out of “the suck.”

One somewhat amazing thing to remember is that there is a legion of Nebraska fans who only know the past 17 years. For example my wife. She moved here in 2004 and the only Nebraska football she knows started with Bill Callahan. I can only show her so many highlights from the glory days, and believe me I have.

Maybe that is what I am excited for the most. I believe all of those Husker fans who have only been able to read about the program when it was great may be able to personally experience it. Then they will all know and understand why we are the way we are.

Some of the younger husker fans may think they get it. Don’t be so sure. I don’t think it is possible. Heck maybe I don’t get it as I was 10 years old in 1995.

Hopefully tomorrow begins the road back to where the Nebraska football program belongs but has been absent from for so many years. There will be ups and downs on this road back but I be it will be fun. And when we finally get there then it will be worth every penny.

Hopefully in 30 years you will be excited to be able to tell your friends and family where you were on September 1st, 2018 when it all started.

In Which State Would You Want to Spend a New Life Time?

FiveThirtyEight, which is Nate Silver’s brain child, tweeted this out on Tuesday night.

While he talked made a list for Eternity, I think that just means “Where is the most stuff to do because eternity is a really super long time.”

So instead I decided to make a list for to spend an entire new lifetime (average 75 years).

I thought it’d be fun to make a top five and a bottom five for myself. For argument’s sake I removed Nebraska from the equation because that wouldn’t be fun.

Top 5 (in no order):

  • North Carolina
  • Hawaii
  • Montana
  • Louisiana
  • New Hampshire

Bottom 5 (in no order):

  • Colorado
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • Iowa
  • Nevada

News with Shades of Scarlet and Cream

Known in Nebraska, home in Ohio, Frank Solich reflects on 50 years in coaching – The Athletic
Solich has made the Bobcats into a consistent winner and MAC contender entering his 14th season in Athens.

Nebraska Huskers football players will wear area codes on their helmets
A new look for the Nebraska helmets? I really like this idea. Nebraska recruits nationally and it allows kids to bring a small part from home to put on the helmet with the big N'

Huskers ready for Akron, Frost says
The Nebraska football team continued preparations for Saturday night’s season opener, working out for two hours in helmets only on Thursday.

Rapid Reaction: Moos talks scheduling, transfers, alternate uniforms; NU likely to rotate captains | Football | journalstar.com
Nebraska director of athletics Bill Moos met with the media for about 15 minutes Thursday morning as the Huskers' season-opener against Akron continued to draw near.

Huskers, Iowa will return to Black Friday from 2022-25; NU will see a lot of Michigan | Football | journalstar.com
Nebraska's hiatus from playing Iowa the final week of the season will last just two seasons.

Non-Husker Related Sports

The Fading Novelty of Jim Harbaugh - The Ringer
Harbaugh came to Michigan as a coaching star with a history of success at every level. Entering the fourth year of his tenure, he’s yet to replicate those results in Ann Arbor. Is this the season he breaks through?

College football: 6 predictions, 4 playoff picks
With the college football season now underway, here are six fearless predictions and four playoff picks for the 2018 season.

Frost made the list

Best fantasy football team names 2018 | Fantasy | Sporting News

These Four NBA Players Want You to Know They Can Shoot Now - The Ringer
Lonzo Ball, Ben Simmons, Hassan Whiteside, and Andre Drummond have all showed off new summer strokes. It’s the season to dream big, but is there anything to glean from Instagram workout videos?

“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.

Here Are 15 Wonders of the World You've Never Heard Of
In 2007, an online contest was put on by a Swiss company, the New 7 Wonders Foundation. We looked at some natural and man-made sites that they missed.

The Dangers of Excessive Earwax - Scientific American
Of all the indignities that come with aging, excessive earwax may be the most insidious.

It's the "silent" killer...get it? Because it's clogging up your ears!

7 Personal Finance Tips For Your 30s | The Art of Manliness
Today we take a look at 7 personal finance goals for your 30s, including saving for an emergency fund, retirement, and your kids' college.


Mini-Movie Review: Tag

4/5 Corn Cobs - Rated R - 1 hr 45 minutes - currently at Redbox

I am currently reading a book where the author wrote something along the lines of “You will never make friends like the friends you had when you were 15 years old.”

That line is so true. And Tag is a great example of that. It is the story of adults who have been playing the same game of Tag for 30 years. And they take it super seriously. It is based off a true story.

The movie is great. Not like Oscar nomination great, but great in that it takes you back to when all you did was play with your friends all summer long. Then you get a little jealous through the movie and try to think how you can start up something like this with your old friends and then you remind yourself that you might be the only one who would be interested.

It is a really fun and surprisingly heartwarming movie that I absolutely enjoyed.

The line they repeated throughout the movie was “You don’t stop having fun because your old, you get old because you stop having fun.”

Then there’s this...

Random Wikipedia Article: Facts You Never Knew You Needed

The 1991 Perfect Storm, also known as The No-Name Storm (especially in the years immediately after it took place) and the Halloween Gale, was a nor’easter that absorbed Hurricane Grace and ultimately evolved back into a small unnamed hurricane late in its life cycle.

Damage from the storm totaled over $200 million (1991 USD)[1] and the death toll was thirteen. Most of the damage occurred while the storm was extratropical, after waves up to 30 feet (10 m) struck the coastline from Canada to Florida and southeastward to Puerto Rico.


New Husker Bar in LA!


“It is ‘Heaven Begun’ for the grateful on earth” - Solanus Casey

Have a great weekend everybody. And Go Big Red!