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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest Fan of All View Post
    You missed the point of the post you replied to. The point of that post was that after graduation, former Huskers get opportunities (or preferential treatment, as you call it) that are unavailable to others, if they stay in Nebraska. This is post career, not preferential treatment for schollies. If they go "elsewhere" to play, these local opportunities typically evaporate.

    Do you have a link proving that they get this "preferential treatment" in their careers in Lincoln. I know fans will be fans of these players because of the school they produced stats for, but I can't think of any bank that will qualify a player for a loan simply because he was an all conference player. I don't know of anyone who donated a building/facility to a player for his business because he was an all american player.

    Truth is, there are a bunch of ex-huskers who stick around shortly after graduating and/or leaving the program. They have the local fame but they have to work just like the fans who pay to see them every Saturday. Some of those players become, business men, some family men, some even become criminals. But that is because of their own actions and choices, not because they are ex-huskers. You are putting too much weight on being a football player for Nebraska.

    One more known example.....when was the last time anyone has been to Scarlet & Cream Letter Club Restaurant. I believe an ex-husker owned or atleast ran that business.
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    I seriously imagine GFOA, Driveway Jordan, FrostFan, Seth etc... all sitting around in a circle holding hands and spitting into the middle of a angry Bo Pelini in a sweatshirt poster... the pure hate is almost cultish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerRedDread View Post
    Do you have a link proving that they get this "preferential treatment" in their careers in Lincoln. I know fans will be fans of these players because of the school they produced stats for, but I can't think of any bank that will qualify a player for a loan simply because he was an all conference player. I don't know of anyone who donated a building/facility to a player for his business because he was an all american player.

    Truth is, there are a bunch of ex-huskers who stick around shortly after graduating and/or leaving the program. They have the local fame but they have to work just like the fans who pay to see them every Saturday. Some of those players become, business men, some family men, some even become criminals. But that is because of their own actions and choices, not because they are ex-huskers. You are putting too much weight on being a football player for Nebraska.

    One more known example.....when was the last time anyone has been to Scarlet & Cream Letter Club Restaurant. I believe an ex-husker owned or atleast ran that business.
    I won't name names, but I have know MANY ex-Huskers who got their foot in the door solely based on their football careers. It's probably far more common in Omaha than Lincoln because there are far more large private businesses in Omaha. I am not talking about anyone "giving" or "donating" buildings or businesses to players...just getting their career a huge kickstart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatest Fan of All View Post
    I won't name names, but I have know MANY ex-Huskers who got their foot in the door solely based on their football careers. It's probably far more common in Omaha than Lincoln because there are far more large private businesses in Omaha. I am not talking about anyone "giving" or "donating" buildings or businesses to players...just getting their careers a huge kickstart.
    I can name a few that have gotten their jobs just because they were former Nebraska players....







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