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    by Published on 01-25-2016 07:59 PM     Number of Views: 3271 

    I apologize for taking so long to comment on the state of affairs regarding Husker Pride Worldwide. Yup. I'm still alive and kicking. Let's get on with it.

    The Foster Farms Bowl
    First of all, I loved the idea of the Huskers playing in a bowl game that has the word "farms" in it. How apropos. And in Levi's Stadium? How Nebraska can you get?

    As I wrote ...
    by Published on 12-21-2015 03:19 PM     Number of Views: 2449 

    The UCLA-Nebraska football games have had a history of leaving Husker fans with bad memories. Sure, there were quite a few good Husker wins through the years like in 1973 (Osborne's first game as head coach, 40-13), 1983 (Mike Rozier's Heisman run in Lincoln 42-10), 1984 (42-3), 1987 (42-33), ...
    by Published on 12-16-2015 06:07 PM  Number of Views: 4079 

    Now that the regular college football season is over and teams prepare for the bowl season, it's time for Husker Dan's 2015 College Football All America "D.O.W.N." list (Dippy, Odd and Weird Names). Husker Dan's underpaid and overworked staff spent countless hours combing the rosters of the Division 1 football programs to give you the best of the worst. Remember, these are real names from real college football programs.

    And without further ado, here is Husker Dan's 2015 "D.O.W.N." list. Drum roll please:
    The first category:

    Names that sound like real football players:
    Justin Strong S Oregon State
    Isaiah Battle LT Clemson
    Will Sport RG So. Carolina (I hope he's a good one.)
    Jack Duzey
    by Published on 12-02-2015 05:04 PM     Number of Views: 9161 

    Here is a sampling of some of the email I've received of late.

    Husker Dan:
    Have you seen enough yet? Mike Riley in less than one year has taken our football program from 9 and 10 wins a year to an embarrassing 5-7. You keep sticking up for this group of coaches who should be fired along with the AD who hired Riley.

    After one season, the Huskers can't run, can't pass, can't defend, lead the nation in penalties and turnovers. What's more, these "coaches" can't seem to get this team to win. Take off your rose colored glasses and smell the coffee. I'm sick of this s***.

    Mel Owdee
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    Dear Mel:

    So let me
    by Published on 11-23-2015 01:39 PM     Number of Views: 6768 

    Since the Huskers moved to the B1G five years ago, the name of the award given to the winner of this fabricated rivalry game is (ho hum) The Heroes Trophy.

    Yup. The Heroes Trophy. Nothing like that to get the fans of both teams cranked up for the big game. Up until this week, the rivalry has been pretty much one-sided with Nebraska owning a 3-1 record.

    During those years several names for the game have been created. My favorite? "Farmageddon." (I wish I'd thought of that.)

    I've had my own name for the game, and it's based
    by Published on 11-11-2015 05:30 PM     Number of Views: 9734 

    Brandon Reilly's controversial winning TD catch in Saturday night's victory over 7th-ranked Michigan State brought back memories of the Huskers' 1972 showdown with Oklahoma at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. What's eerie is that Reilly's catch that won the game Saturday night and Rodgers' TD catch that was nullified in '72 happened on the same sideline (West) with the Huskers driving toward the North end zone and both happened at about the same yard line (the opponent's 30).

    by Published on 10-28-2015 12:25 PM     Number of Views: 6110 

    "What a revoltin' development this is." William Bendix in "The Life of Riley" TV series

    Yes, these are tough times for Husker fans. In all my years of following Husker football, this is the weirdest season I can ever recall.

    After 8 games, the Huskers sit 3-5. Let that sink in awhile. I know there were some who predicted a rough year for Nebraska, but 3 and 5? Come on.

    The Huskers have lost 5 games by a total
    by Published on 10-21-2015 03:17 PM     Number of Views: 2525 

    Maybe it's just something about our annual Husker Fans Salute The Troops ( event that brings out the best in the Nebraska football team.

    Since dropping the first two Husker Salute games (62-28 to Oklahoma in '08 and 16-15 to Virginia Tech in '09), the Huskers have gone 6 and 0.

    I watched Saturday's game in the Main Ballroom of the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel with 450 of my closest friends.

    More about the game in a moment.

    by Published on 10-13-2015 04:51 PM

    "Since my baby left me,
    I found a new place to dwell,
    It's down at the end of Lonely Street
    At Heartbreak Hotel..."
    Elvis Presley 1956

    Read it and weep. Four Husker losses in 6 games with each loss coming on the opponent's final possession. By a total of 11 points. Sigh.

    Hard to believe, isn't it? Four
    by Published on 10-08-2015 03:42 PM     Number of Views: 4374 

    At the top of the unofficial "Ten Commandments of Husker Football" for coaches and players should be:

    "Thou shalt not be disrespectful of Husker football fans, the football program, the University of Nebraska or the state of Nebraska."

    Which brings to mind the two dissing incidents directed toward Husker fans by starting senior Husker LT and co-captain, Alex Lewis. Lewis, if you will recall, was a Colorado player who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in an incident back in 2013 in Colorado. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and