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Husker A.D. Bill Moos says although plans for a 2022 trip to Dublin haven't been finalized, he's interested "if the opportunity presents itself."
Love the idea....hate the fact that they’re marking the travel up 300% and requiring you to book said travel in order to buy a ticket.Husker A.D. Bill Moos says although plans for a 2022 trip to Dublin haven't been finalized, he's interested "if the opportunity presents itself."journalstar.com
I am not sure why anyone would fly overseas for the product we are currently putting on the field. Whatevs.
It's a good opportunity for the players to travel to a different country and experience a (slightly) different culture first-hand. Most of them have probably never been out of the U.S. It will be a good experience for them.
I guess I am still old-fashioned enough to think that college sports should be about more than just wins and losses, and your personal brand and NIL revenue.
Does anyone give two farts about getting our asses kicked in Ireland of all places? Are we trying to recruit there? Spread some Husker cheer across the pond? Do the Irish even grow corn?
I am lost about this one.
The only angle I see is that it's likely to get some extra TV coverage here in the US. Ireland is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Time, so it's close enough to run the event live (6pm Ireland = 1pm ET / 10am PT) and not have to broadcast it in the dead of night.
Guessing that by having a Week Zero game coupled with an international broadcast will probably help secure us a prime ESPN or ABC time slot and get more national exposure.
But that's literally the only thing I can think of. It's not like we're playing Notre Dame in Ireland. The Illini don't have any visible connections to Ireland either, but I suppose swapping them out for the Purple Nerds means all the Micks and Murphys will be rooting for the coach named Patrick Fitzgerald. The only way Fitz gets more Irish is if he moons
lights asthe Lucky Charms mascot.