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Jon’s Postlife Crisis: Nebraska vs Wisconsin - Culture Clash

A discussion about the differences in Nebraska and Wisconsin fanbases.

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We have a change after only one episode.

The podcast will be called Jon’s PostLife Crisis until we decide on another name in the future.

In my second episode, I talk with Jake Kocorowski. Jake is formerly with the SBNation’s Wisconsin site - Bucky’s Fifth Quarter. He has recently moved to Rivals. I’ve known him for a few years now and reviewed a book he co-wrote about Walk-ons at Wisconsin.

Jake and I talk about the difference in how Nebraska and Wisconsin fans approach game day. My position is that Nebraskans see football games as more of a religious event where for Wisconsin fans, it’s clearly a social event. You could have a healthy debate as to whether that’s true, and certainly both fan bases have similarities in how they handle game day with tailgating, and a fair amount of abiding in adult beverages as examples.

I have heard from some Nebraska fans that have gone to Madison that the fans there were so terrible that they would never go back. I ask Jake to respond to that.

We discuss the “Eat shit - Fuck you” chant that Wisconsin students do during their home games and how were that to happen at Nebraska that half the University would be burned to the ground by angry alumni.

We discus rivalries, particularly the idea you can have only one. Kind of like marriage.

I hope you enjoy the show.

This week there is in no transcription because I flat out ran out of time and it would be around 10,000 words, something I not sure you want to read on a website.

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