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17 Year Lurker Finally Joins the Fray

ksuhusker

In a tree somewhere
5 Year Member
Hi all! I have been a mainstay on this board since 2002 but never ponied up the $20 until just now. I’ve been here for all the debates – Solich, Callahan, Baker Steinkuhler not playing OT. And I remember the days when Rojo would post long statistical analyses and HIO was our only recruiting expert, long before N2FL, RR, SSO, etc.

Why did I take the leap now? No real good answer for that honestly. At times, over the last 15 years it could be pretty hard to be a Husker fan and it was easier to stay somewhat removed from a certain level of fandom. But now I think we’re on the verge of something special and I can’t sate my Husker fix.

I’m a little bit different from a normal Nebraska fan in that I have no ties to the state or University (though I nearly went to grad school there) but I bleed red all the same. Growing up in Illinois, most of us don’t root for the Illini because it’s a basketball school and Northwestern doesn’t take the best and brightest from our state so no one identifies with them. So if you’re a college football fan in Illinois, you pick your team. Most of my friends back in middle/high school picked the hot teams of the time – Texas, Miami, USC, etc. The day I fell in love with Nebraska was watching the 2001 Oklahoma game and Black 41 Flash Reverse Pass. I had watched them in the 90’s and often felt bad for the other team – Nebraska was just a bully back then. The first time I sat down as an avowed Husker fan was the 2001 Colorado game. I’ve often felt like the reason Nebraska sunk into mediocrity.

Why did I pick Nebraska? It started as a love for their offense. I love the power run game and the triple option. Then it was the bright red austere uniforms. The more I dug into the history, the more I fell in love – Osborne going for two, the sellout streak, Brook, fans applauding the opposing team, most academic All-Americans, etc. Simply put, Nebraska is what college football is meant to be. And I say that as someone from the outside with no bias towards the state. And I may not be a Nebraskan, but I really do live and die with this team. I cried tears of happiness when Scott signed on as HC; I lay on the ground inconsolable after :01 to Texas; I smashed my cell phone after the 2010 Big XII title game.

As a fan, I find I’m a bit different than most Husker fans when I visit games. Most Nebraskans are polite, reserved, and respectful. I like to yell at the refs and make smart alec remarks. It’s the Chicago in me. But on the positive side, I’m an absolute encyclopedia for Husker football from 1993 on. Ask me what our two deep depth chart was in any year or who our recruiting targets were, I can tell you. I’m an absolute Husker obsessive.

Anyway, just excited to finally be a member of the board and wanted to say hello. I look forward to some really good discussions with you all in the near future. GBR!
:Welcome:
 

DuckTownHusker

Blackshirt Sith Lord
5 Year Member
I thought the only 17-year lurker was Steve Pederson:

Steve Pederson has spent more than thirty years at the highest levels of college athletics. For seventeen of those years, he was the athletic director (AD) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career as a college football recruiting coordinator assembling No. 1 ranked recruiting classes at Ohio State, Tennessee, and Nebraska
 
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bilsker

Tom Osborne
15 Year Member
Hi all! I have been a mainstay on this board since 2002 but never ponied up the $20 until just now. I’ve been here for all the debates – Solich, Callahan, Baker Steinkuhler not playing OT. And I remember the days when Rojo would post long statistical analyses and HIO was our only recruiting expert, long before N2FL, RR, SSO, etc.

Why did I take the leap now? No real good answer for that honestly. At times, over the last 15 years it could be pretty hard to be a Husker fan and it was easier to stay somewhat removed from a certain level of fandom. But now I think we’re on the verge of something special and I can’t sate my Husker fix.

I’m a little bit different from a normal Nebraska fan in that I have no ties to the state or University (though I nearly went to grad school there) but I bleed red all the same. Growing up in Illinois, most of us don’t root for the Illini because it’s a basketball school and Northwestern doesn’t take the best and brightest from our state so no one identifies with them. So if you’re a college football fan in Illinois, you pick your team. Most of my friends back in middle/high school picked the hot teams of the time – Texas, Miami, USC, etc. The day I fell in love with Nebraska was watching the 2001 Oklahoma game and Black 41 Flash Reverse Pass. I had watched them in the 90’s and often felt bad for the other team – Nebraska was just a bully back then. The first time I sat down as an avowed Husker fan was the 2001 Colorado game. I’ve often felt like the reason Nebraska sunk into mediocrity.

Why did I pick Nebraska? It started as a love for their offense. I love the power run game and the triple option. Then it was the bright red austere uniforms. The more I dug into the history, the more I fell in love – Osborne going for two, the sellout streak, Brook, fans applauding the opposing team, most academic All-Americans, etc. Simply put, Nebraska is what college football is meant to be. And I say that as someone from the outside with no bias towards the state. And I may not be a Nebraskan, but I really do live and die with this team. I cried tears of happiness when Scott signed on as HC; I lay on the ground inconsolable after :01 to Texas; I smashed my cell phone after the 2010 Big XII title game.

As a fan, I find I’m a bit different than most Husker fans when I visit games. Most Nebraskans are polite, reserved, and respectful. I like to yell at the refs and make smart alec remarks. It’s the Chicago in me. But on the positive side, I’m an absolute encyclopedia for Husker football from 1993 on. Ask me what our two deep depth chart was in any year or who our recruiting targets were, I can tell you. I’m an absolute Husker obsessive.

Anyway, just excited to finally be a member of the board and wanted to say hello. I look forward to some really good discussions with you all in the near future. GBR!
This post is a mo.......nevermind. Welcome! :D
 

Native

ToungeInCheek since 2010
5 Year Member
As a fan, I find I’m a bit different than most Husker fans when I visit games. Most Nebraskans are polite, reserved, and respectful. I like to yell at the refs and make smart alec remarks. It’s the Chicago in me. But on the positive side, I’m an absolute encyclopedia for Husker football from 1993 on. Ask me what our two deep depth chart was in any year or who our recruiting targets were, I can tell you. I’m an absolute Husker obsessive.

Anyway, just excited to finally be a member of the board and wanted to say hello. I look forward to some really good discussions with you all in the near future. GBR!

I'll bite. Who was the 2nd string RG in '02?

Both at beginning of year and at the end. (Not a chance I'll make the effort to fact check you.)
 

Fort Husker

Recruit
I'll bite. Who was the 2nd string RG in '02?

Both at beginning of year and at the end. (Not a chance I'll make the effort to fact check you.)
I was hoping someone would take me up on this. In 2002 Jake Anderson backed up Wes Cody at RG. I know he backed him up against ASU at the start of the season (I watch that game from time to time) and he would have backed him up against Ole Miss in the bowl game unless they moved Junior Tagoa'i from LG to RG at some point. I know Tagoa'i was expected to start at RG in 2003 but he was kicked off the team for domestic violence prior to the start of the season so Anderson started in his place. Depth really ran thin on the OL in those days.
 

coherbie

Starter
15 Year Member
Dude just shows up, pays $20 & he's in?.... I've said for years we need a fireWALL around this place.

jk, Welcome to the asylum
:wink:

:Ironn:
 

denisonred

Junior Varsity
10 Year Member
Hi all! I have been a mainstay on this board since 2002 but never ponied up the $20 until just now. I’ve been here for all the debates – Solich, Callahan, Baker Steinkuhler not playing OT. And I remember the days when Rojo would post long statistical analyses and HIO was our only recruiting expert, long before N2FL, RR, SSO, etc.

Why did I take the leap now? No real good answer for that honestly. At times, over the last 15 years it could be pretty hard to be a Husker fan and it was easier to stay somewhat removed from a certain level of fandom. But now I think we’re on the verge of something special and I can’t sate my Husker fix.

I’m a little bit different from a normal Nebraska fan in that I have no ties to the state or University (though I nearly went to grad school there) but I bleed red all the same. Growing up in Illinois, most of us don’t root for the Illini because it’s a basketball school and Northwestern doesn’t take the best and brightest from our state so no one identifies with them. So if you’re a college football fan in Illinois, you pick your team. Most of my friends back in middle/high school picked the hot teams of the time – Texas, Miami, USC, etc. The day I fell in love with Nebraska was watching the 2001 Oklahoma game and Black 41 Flash Reverse Pass. I had watched them in the 90’s and often felt bad for the other team – Nebraska was just a bully back then. The first time I sat down as an avowed Husker fan was the 2001 Colorado game. I’ve often felt like the reason Nebraska sunk into mediocrity.

Why did I pick Nebraska? It started as a love for their offense. I love the power run game and the triple option. Then it was the bright red austere uniforms. The more I dug into the history, the more I fell in love – Osborne going for two, the sellout streak, Brook, fans applauding the opposing team, most academic All-Americans, etc. Simply put, Nebraska is what college football is meant to be. And I say that as someone from the outside with no bias towards the state. And I may not be a Nebraskan, but I really do live and die with this team. I cried tears of happiness when Scott signed on as HC; I lay on the ground inconsolable after :01 to Texas; I smashed my cell phone after the 2010 Big XII title game.

As a fan, I find I’m a bit different than most Husker fans when I visit games. Most Nebraskans are polite, reserved, and respectful. I like to yell at the refs and make smart alec remarks. It’s the Chicago in me. But on the positive side, I’m an absolute encyclopedia for Husker football from 1993 on. Ask me what our two deep depth chart was in any year or who our recruiting targets were, I can tell you. I’m an absolute Husker obsessive.

Anyway, just excited to finally be a member of the board and wanted to say hello. I look forward to some really good discussions with you all in the near future. GBR!
Welcome aboard.
 
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