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About Hooked on Huskers

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  • Birthday 04/07/1954

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    Borman OK
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    Retirement life, volunteer handyman (i.e. Habitat for Humanity helper), remodeled my house (in progress), now TV couch potato, vacations, nonfiction books, online news/sports/weather and encyclopedia (Wiki) via new fangled "internet". Never used Twitter, Facebook, social media, etc.

    I know, way behind the times ! However, I joined Huskerboard.com and Huskerpedia (HuskerMAX) BBS forums.

    I tried to become an OU fan but I can't ... completely different atmosphere compared to NU and I can't stand Boomer Sooner fight song every fricking play !

    I had never really followed Sooners football especially leaving Bevo Conference (used to be Big12). BTW, my house is two miles away from Gaylord stadium !

    Six feet tall and slightly overweight, 220 pounds, all beer belly fat !

    Born and raised in South Dakota, lived in Hastings and Lincoln Nebraska from 1975 thru 1992

    GBR !

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  1. Where do YOU live? What do you do?

    Out of Staters: Where do you currently live? Norman Oklahoma. I didn't really follow OU football. Where have you lived the longest? Norman Oklahoma, 25 years ..... Sioux Falls, 19 years. I was born and raised in Sioux Falls. Hastings/Lincoln: 18 years Where has been your favorite place to live/visit? Cody Wyoming, closed to Yellowstone Park. I was stationed at Cody (Air Force TDY; 3 months duty) Where is your ideal place to live? Wyoming or Black Hills (S.Dakota). No income tax and very little traffic -- good !! You know Wyoming population is only 450,000 for the entire state ? The biggest city was Cheyenne ..... 60,000 people lives there. I think a trace of mountain man blood Work: What is your current occupation? Retired What has been your best job ever? Air Force career. Not AF bases but small radar sites. Mostly I served at DET10 Hastings Nebraska (about 60 servicemen) Worst job? Outside construction worker (weather thing) Dream job? Nebraska Football staff
  2. Introduce Yourself

    Dated trip: August 21st 2017 (solar eclipse party day) Left: me. Right: I met Chicago guy .... identical beards, nose shapes and exactly the same age (63) !!!!! Plus, both baldies. The exceptions: me, overweight ..... 6 foot tall, 220 pounds. Chicago guy, underweight ..... about 5'10", 150 wet (skinny) Grandsons. My daughter (mother twins) is a big NU fan - see previous post. Already practice "cross the arms" . She and my grandsons lives in Broken Arrow (Tulsa suburb)
  3. Introduce Yourself

    1) How long have you been a member of Husker Nation? 1983. Moved from Hastings to Lincoln. 2) What/who led you to The Nation? Tom Osborne. 3) Where are you from originally? Born and raised in Sioux Falls 4) Where do you live now? Norman OK. I didn't really follow OU football. My two daughters had graduated at OU. One daughter, big NU fan (like me). Other daughter, lite Sooner fan. 5) Favorite Husker memory? Not sure ..... 6) Worst Husker memory? Entire 2017 season. 7) Number of home games attended? About 12. 8) Number of away games attended? Three ..... vs. OU (twice) and Okie St. 9) Favorite Husker memorabilia/apparel? Dancing Lil Red doll with two song/chant sounds (battery required !!). 10) Favorite place to watch a Husker game? My den. 11) Favorite all time player? ???? 12) WCO or Option? Either or ...... 13) Stevie Pederson or Billy Byrne? I guess Pederson ..... 14) Lil Red or Herbie Husker? Both. 15) Favorite Husker play? 2010 NU vs. KSU. T-Mart 80 yards TD run. 16) Favorite game-day beverage? Diet Dr. Pepper. 17) How did you find HuskerBoard? During Huskerpedia vs. HuskerMAX cat fight. Member of both HuskerBoard and HuskerMAX right now
  4. Probably 200 yards average. Sometimes I hit >250 but very rare. Like 20 holes apart. The best was 18 handicap in circa 1990 year. Starting golfing, 1984. Quit golfing, 1995 or so (R.I.P. ---- thank god). Never broke 80. BTW, in the first swing in my first golfing round (1984), I got a birdie score ... easy-peasy, natural, I thought. Next hole, quintuple bogey. Back to earth. I played in Lincoln - BTW, prior to 1992 year, $10 fees or less per round. How much today? Holmes Lake Pioneer Park .... many times Mahoney Across the street from Mahoney .... 9 holes executive course. EDIT: According to Google map, no longer exist. Now Subway franchise. Outside Lincoln city limits (east). I forgot course name. I remember poor maintenance. About 10-15 miles east from Lincoln. Again I forgot course name. Fairly new course I think (1990). In Norman: OU golf course .... before vast layout. Old OU GC: $8 fees per round with unlimited holes. New OU GC: $30+ per round .... too much for me Westwood. Public. Very easy layout and totally flat. However, a couple of small ponds. The Trails. Used to be semi-private. Now, totally private One time event: Elmwood GC in Sioux Falls (my dad's hang-out). And outside US country, Panama Canal zone. Adjacent to OU campus . OU Jimmy Austin GC = NU Warren Buffett GC !!!!
  5. Damn good ..... The Imitation Game movie. Loosely based on real Alan Turing. Lots of historical inaccuracies but I liked it. Well worth it.
  6. Yeah ..... annoying too. For some reason, I watched the entire Lost in Space first episode. Even more, long slide from glacier ice to green jungle !! Flapping robot's arms from original TV episodes ....... LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Shawn Eichorst/Mike Riley positive achievements thread

    In MR era, practices and spring games, no green QB jerseys. I don't like green jerseys. 2 hand touch rules.
  8. I enjoyed real life stories, NetFlix non-fiction documentary stories. Last year, I watched Wings of Hope (NetFlix). Made-for-TV documentary directed by Werner Herzog. The 1998 film explores and re-enact story of lone survivor ... 17 years old Juliane Koepcke. In the film, she visit the scenes of her doomed flight and escape from the jungle. BTW, she was unable to contact Koepcke for many years, since she shied away from any media coverage until 1998. In 1971, LANSA Flight 508 commercial airliner in the middle of Amazon rain forest jungle was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm and broke up in mid-air. 21,000 feet altitude. 91 died including her mother who had been seated next to her. (some wiki source). Julia fell to earth still strapped into her seat. The reason for Koepcke surviving her free-fall is unknown; however some have speculated that the row of seats she was strapped to played a crucial role by rotating like a helicopter, slowing her descent. The row may also have helped by cushioning her fall as it struck the dense forest on her way down. The cushion of her seat may have also played a small role. Over the next 19 hours, Koepcke found herself falling in and out of consciousness. At some point she managed to regain her consciousness, perhaps because of the heavy rainfall. She was wearing only a sleeveless mini-dress, and lacked her spectacles and one of her sandals. Her injuries from the fall included a broken collar bone, a torn ACL, a strained vertebra in her neck, a partially fractured shin, several deep gash on her arms and legs, and one eye was swollen shut due to popped capillaries as a result of rapid decompression of the aircraft. Also lots of mosquito bites. Middle of nowhere, no roads, no civilization people anywhere. Even no tribes. She was all alone. Her ensuing struggle to survive in the jungle was as dangerous, if not more so, than the destruction of the aircraft and her free-fall. It took her half a day to regain her ability to stand without feeling dizzy. After regaining her ability to stand and then her ability to walk, despite her legs injuries, she spent her first day in the jungle searching for her mother, Maria Koepcke. During her search she found a bag of candy, which was her only food source during her entire ordeal. After searching for her mother for a whole day, she decided to abandon her search and find rescue. Having learned survival skills from her father, she decided to follow a creek downstream path (good move) and hopefully merge with larger stream thus maybe find civilization village. She was aware dangerous snakes, crocodiles, piranha fish and stingrays but not scared. Having lost her spectacles in addition to the eye injury, her vision was doubly hindered. Nevertheless, she continued to 10-days travel in the knee-high water as well as on the creek steep banks. She came across three passengers still strapped to their seats who had landed head-first into the ground. She said of the encounter: "I couldn't really see that much, only people's feet pointing up. I poked their feet with a stick. I couldn't touch the dead bodies. I couldn't smell anything and they hadn't been eaten yet or started to decay. I mean, sure, decay must have started, but I couldn't notice it. I could tell it was a woman because she had polished toenails and the others must have been two men, judging by their pants and shoes. I moved on after a while, but in the first moment after finding them, it was like I was paralyzed." After several days of following the creek, several of her wounds became infected, one of the larger ones becoming infested with maggots. She tried to remove maggots but unsuccessful. On the tenth day of her ordeal she finally came across a boat. She managed to crawl up a path next to the boat, and she came across a small hut that was being used by lumbermen. Although the hut was empty at the time, she found an outboard motor and some fuel. She used a tube she found to suck out some of the fuel from the barrel and she attempted to remove the maggots by applying the diesel fuel on her wound. She reported the maggots initially tried to burrow deeper into her arm, but eventually came to the surface, and she was able to successfully pick them out. She had been in the hut for some time, she heard voices nearby. As the voices grew nearer she saw three lumbermen come out of the forest. After caring for her for a short time, the lumbermen took her on a seven-hour boat ride to a lumber village. Once she arrived at the village, a local bush plane pilot volunteered to fly her to a nearby clinic run by Catholic missionary. The flight took about fifteen minutes and a day after arriving at the hospital, Koepcke saw her father again. Myself, ten times more bravery and courage than me. Get busy living, or get busy dying. In documentary (1998), her voice was completely normal .... no exciting mood, calm, no tears, no feeling sorry to her. Believe it or not, fully recovered injuries. Still alive today. Another movie based on Juliane Koepcke aircraft crash event, Miracles Still Happen ... low budget and b-movie. Somewhat real. Juliane Koepcke - 1998 documentary story. (herself). Julia Koepcke just before airplane crash (circa 1970) 1975 "Miracles Still Happen" ... low budget and b-movie. I watched it. Somewhat accurate.
  9. In high school, I had possess glued hands and fairly quick speed, ala Jordan Westerkamp, but somewhat smaller size, 155lbs and 5'9 height. I briefly played WR position, Sioux Falls Washington HS. However, mostly rushing attack, and our QB didn't hit door barn. Plus, our HC was very strict, I think he was a former gung-ho Marines. He required butch or very short haircut. At the time (c.1970), hippy type hair. Anyway, I quit in junior class ........ now full time motocross and short track racer (fairly successful). I liked it. And perks, lots of girl "groupees"
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    I thought lip-sync too !!! Aida Nikolaichuk another round (x-factor contest). I thought better than original song (Pink's "Try") I enjoyed later X-factor rounds. Some rounds required actress + songs. Based on 1959 "I wanna be loved by you" movie (Marilyn Monroe) Almost eliminate her (judges) but override internet votes. Eventually, Aida x-factor winner. All English language? No, half of rounds singing native language (Russia). She was a 2 languages, just Polina
  11. What are you listening to right now?

    I know previous post but again I'm starting to like Polina Gagarina. I heard she was a down to earth gal outside PG concert stage ...... avoid celebrity star and hanging around normal people. BTW now days, I didn't like America female singers. 2016 Big Love Show in Moscow. How about stage? Kinda neat. And lots of Russia people possess 2 languages (or more), native and English language. Maybe Moscow tour next vacation ....
  12. 2018 NFL Combine

    Maybe Orlando Brown quit PED and speed pills due to a strict NFL drug test? Could be wrong but I think CFB drug test is much weaker than strict NFL drug test. HuskerMAX forum member ......... (All 'N' 011808)
  13. Fan day- Meet Coach Frost

  14. Fan day- Meet Coach Frost