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Huskers vs. Cornhuskers?

Discussion in 'Football' started by The_CornTorch, Mar 7, 2018.

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Who are we?

  1. Huskers

    5 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. Cornhuskers

    38 vote(s)
    53.5%
  3. Huskers is shorthand for Cornhuskers

    28 vote(s)
    39.4%
  1. The_CornTorch

    The_CornTorch Recruit 2 Year Member

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    I know the athletic department has their own opinions, but what do the fans say?
     
  2. The_CornTorch

    The_CornTorch Recruit 2 Year Member

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  3. utsker

    utsker All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Skers

    Huskers

    Nebraska Cornhuskers
     
  4. Husker In Oklahoma

    Husker In Oklahoma All Big 10 15 Year Member

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    I use them both. Kinda depends on how I use them.
     
  5. huskrthill

    huskrthill Crap 5 Year Member

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    Doesn't matter at all.
     
  6. HuskerMark

    HuskerMark Starter 10 Year Member

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    I have to cast my vote for Cornhuskers because I am a old fart and the Huskers did not start until the 90's. All the clothes I wear these days say Huskers.
     
  7. huskernut

    huskernut Average guy 5 Year Member

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    I have no problem with Huskers in conversation or occasional informal use. But the athletic dept ought to primarily use Cornhuskers and request media use it when televising a game or talking about them. Cornhuskers is an oustanding team name. It's unique, colorful and has a real, honest connection to the state the school rose from. It's better than a lot of other team names in that way. It should be respected and promoted.
     
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  8. BigRedAvenger

    BigRedAvenger Poster of Substance 2 Year Member

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    A lot of teams are commonly referred to by their shortened unofficial nickname.

    Tide vs Crimson Tide
    Buffs vs Buffaloes
    Horns vs Longhorns
    Hawkeyes vs Ditch Chickens
    Sooners vs Dirtburglars
     
  9. The_CornTorch

    The_CornTorch Recruit 2 Year Member

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    “The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers” just sounds right. Especially whenever Keith Jackson said it to open the telecast.

    Here’s proof:

     
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  10. Greatest Fan of All

    Greatest Fan of All The Legend 10 Year Member

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    Right.

    Nebraska Cornhuskers...sounds great, flows off the tongue
    Nebraska Huskers...not so much

    When not following the word Nebraska, Huskers works great!
     
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  11. PHXHusker

    PHXHusker Recruit

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    I like Huskers better. It's short, simple, and more catchy which is the trend. I don't think "Corn" is a great selling point.
     
  12. redwinghusker

    redwinghusker All Big 10 5 Year Member

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    Cornhuskers please.
     
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  13. The_CornTorch

    The_CornTorch Recruit 2 Year Member

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    If that's true, then why are retro sports jerseys so popular nowadays?

    And when it comes to minor league baseball teams, its seems the stranger the name, the better.

    For better or worse, "Cornhuskers" is a 100% honest and authentic team name.

    I get that Huskers is a helpful shorthand, but my recollection is that the athletic department officially distanced itself from "corn" a while ago. That seems unfortunate.
     
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  14. DuckTownHusker

    DuckTownHusker Blackshirt Sith Lord 5 Year Member

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    :Puke:

    Never Skers. Just No.
     
  15. Red October

    Red October Junior Varsity 5 Year Member

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    Steve Emptman won that game for the Dawgs....singlehandedly
     

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