Think I am just thinking.

Words are but thoughts made visible.

Super Bowl.

Did you watch the Super Bowl?  Well if you are like the rest of the majority of us, you did.  I really didn’t have a favorite team as I have not been following the games this seasons.  So you wonder, why did I bother watch this game?  In part, it’s for the commercials and the half-time show.  The other reason is, have you ever tried going to work after a Super Bowl and not being able to discuss the game, commercials and half-time show? 

I know, this is bending to peer pressure, but there really wasn’t anything else much on worth watching anyway.  Well, at least that’s my story and I need to stick to it. 

Of course, living in Nebraska, Super Bowl is more a calender marking that in three days, the college drafts begin, which is the preseason of college football.  Here in Husker land, the professional team of the NFL really are not held up in as high a priority as the College Football season.  Perhaps if we had a pro-team in Nebraska, things would be different.  Almost makes me long for the old days back up in Wisconsin where each fall, there was the revelry between the Green Bay Packers and Vikings each year to look forward to.

Anyway, the game was pretty good.  At least a team that I remember from years ago won, so I can say I’ve watched them before!

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February 1, 2009 Posted by | Sports | , , | Leave a comment

Great Big Red Stadium.

   Deep in the heart of Nebraska lies a city within a city.  The city is Lincoln, the city inside is the University of Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium.  For a brief period of time, this stadium becomes one of the top ten populated cities in Nebraska.  Not having been raised in the state, it was somewhat surprising to witness first-hand the public mania that overcomes the fans of Husker Nation. 
   For a one day period Memorial Stadium obtains a population of almost 86,000 people.  This makes Memorial Stadium “city” the third largest city, only falling behind Omaha and Lincoln.  The other amazing statistic is every game is a sold-out game.  Having a sold-out game for a say five or so years would be pretty amazing.  How about being sold out for over 40 years!    1961 was the last year that there was not a sold out game at a Husker football game. 
   The thing that is nice to see is that though the team may have been struggling the last few years, each and every game remains sold-out.  Of course what is even more important is each game the seats keep filling up.  Back when they were winning back-to-back titles it was understandable why people kept coming game after game.  What’s nice to see, is that they keep coming because win or lose, they still support the team.
   I am not really into football all that much myself.  I try to get to at least one game each year, just to enjoy the experience of watching.  No not the game.  The Fans!  After all, they are what I can stand and say I am really proud of Nebraska for having such great fans!
One Big Red Stadium!
One Big Red Stadium!

 

November 19, 2008 Posted by | thinking, thoughts | , , , , , | Leave a comment