clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Frosted Flakes and Pigskin: Which Huskers Could We See Inducted Into The Pro Football Hall of Fame?

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Nathaniel Perlow: Corn Nation

I went to the the Pro Football Hall of Fame with my father and brother on Father’s Day. Going there is a great experience for all football fans. One of my favorite parts was ready about the early history of pro football and the frequent rule changes that came about during that period.

Another one of the highlights for me was going into the bust hall and walking by all the bronze busts of the people who were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Five of them played college football at the University of Nebraska: Guy Chamberlain, Roy “Link” Lyman, Bob “Boomer” Brown, Will Shields and Mick Tingelhoff. Reading their stories and watching their highlights were pretty special.

It made me think about what other Huskers might be selected in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ndamukong Suh comes to mind. Sam Koch revolutionized the punt in the NFL. Roger Craig was a key player in the 49ers dynasty. Irving Fryar had an illustrious career. Maybe those four will be in the HOF someday. What other players come to mind? Have you ever been to the Pro Football HOF? Let’s hear about it in the comments.

Anyways onto Flakes...

Frosted Flakes

Huskers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame | Football |

Five former Huskers have earned places among the greatest football players of all time in the hallowed halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

South Dakota State Jackrabbits 2020 Football Preview | Football | Corn Nation

South Dakota State competes along side North Dakota State in the Missouri Valley football conference and while they haven’t been able to dethrone the Bison yet, the Jackrabbits haven’t been thumped by a Power Five opponent since their 2013 trip to Lincoln.

Mailbag: Nebraska Football in 2020? | Sports | Hail Varsity

Hail Varsity staff members Mike Babcock, Jacob Padilla, Greg Smith, Erin Sorensen and Brandon Vogel tackle your questions about the latest news in Husker Nation.

Padding the Stats: Emoni Bates, NIL and the Future of College Basketball | Basketball | Hail Varsity

As recently as a year ago, all signs pointed to the NBA doing away with the one-and-done rule, as commissioner Adam Silver appeared to be personally invested in making that happen. Most expected the rule to change by the time Bates finished with high school, thus the lack of recruiting interest.

Husker Basketball’s European Players Remain Overseas With No Clear Timetable For Their Return | Basketball | Omaha World-Herald

Husker coaches hope universities are able to bring international students back at the end of July. In the meantime, coaches have been in contact with Ouedraogo and Thorbjarnarson, who in the past have posted videos on social media of themselves working out.

Nebraska Is One of 10 College Teams You Can Play As In Madden 21 | Basketball | Omaha World-Herald

Along with the Huskers and the Spartans, the 10 programs include Clemson, Florida, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and USC. Madden 21 will be released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Aug. 28.


Road Trip Planner: All the Tips for a Safe Drive | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

A generally low-risk, socially distant method of transportation, road trips give travelers almost complete control over who they’re with, where they’re stopping, how clean the space is, and more. And now, as more destinations, national and state parks, and beaches reopen, we’re looking to the roads to take us there.

31 Most Beautiful Lakes in the World | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

A beautiful lake, with its glassy, still surface and spectrum of colors, can showcase some of water’s most mesmerizing qualities. Found all around the world, from Bolivia to Siberia and Malawi to Pakistan, some of these spectacular natural and others man-made wonders.

How Mayor Anne Hidalgo Plans to Reinvent Paris | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Like all Parisians, Anne Hidalgo is fiercely protective of her rituals. She runs errands at the same 15th arrondissement grocer, butcher, and cheese monger that she’s frequented for years, seeks reading suggestions from her nearby bookseller, and cozies up for dinner with her husband at her favorite neighborhood restaurant whenever her schedule allows.

My Five Months Living in Antarctica and Working at a Post Office | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Nearly all are scientists or researchers, working at stations like Argentina’s Esperanza base, the U.S.-operated McMurdo Base, or Chile’s Villa Las Estrellas. A select few non-scientists, though, head to Port Lockroy, on the west side of the Antarctic peninsula. Among other tasks, they run the world’s southernmost post office.

Uzbekistan is Offering Visitors Compensation if They Catch Coronavirus | Travel | Lonely Planet

The national guarantee protects travelers who visit Uzbekistan on a group tour that uses a local tour operator, and $3000 is equivalent to the cost of medical care that citizens would receive in the country if they became infected.

This Pretty Italian Accommodation is Giving Tourists Free Accommodation if They Visit This Year | Travel | Lonely Planet

San Giovanni in Galdo, a village in southern Italy, is offering up some of its empty houses for free to travelers who visit the region between July and October. Located in the region of Molise, the village is just 40 minutes from both the Adriatic coast and the Apennine mountains and is rich in sights of natural beauty.

Boeing 737 MAX to Begin Test Flights Over a Year After Fatal Crashes | Travel | Travel and Leisure

Testing is expected to take several days, and will include a wide array of flight maneuvers and emergency procedures to enable the agency to assess whether the changes meet FAA certification standards.

This London Bar is Using Beekeeper Suits as Protective Gear for Employees | Travel | Travel and Leisure

The staff at Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals are wearing beekeeper suits in order to serve customers. The bar is well known for its botanical-inspired cocktails and exotic decor, in honor of the bar’s namesake, Phileas Fogg, from Jules Verne’s novel “Around the World in Eighty Days.”

Is the Future of Travel Underwater? | Travel | BBC

Underwater tourism is opening the ocean up to travelers, offering them the chance to see the marine world that covers 70% of our planet.

Where Barbecue Culture Began? | Travel | BBC

Basque cuisine is an exploration of just how far wood, smoke and flame can be taken as a cooking technique when it’s expertly harnessed and applied to the finest ingredients.

National Parks Are Being Overrun By Invasive Species | Travel | National Geographic

Causing more habitat damage than natural disasters, these creatures put native wildlife at risk. Here’s how you can help stop them.

In Florence a Centuries-Old Tradition Fights for Survival | Travel | National Geographic

Calcio storico, translated literally as “historic football,” is an annual tournament held in front of thousands of fans that features teams from each of Florence’s four classical neighborhoods.

One Last Thing