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  1. 9 points
  2. Drop the burrito on the floor, grind your heel into it, all while staring your coworker in the eye. Turn around and walk away.
    6 points
  3. @NUance has spent the last few years building up an immunity to cyanide precursor.
    5 points
  4. I mean ... we're in his top three with an in-state school that finished #2 in the country last year and a team that finished #10 after beating the previously-mentioned in-state school and the national champions. We were 4-8. All in all, I'm not going to be that picky.
    4 points
  5. That didn't take long. N
    4 points
  6. I keep hearing that year after year, but is Northwestern that "tough of a team". Hear me out. Northwestern has had good records and has beaten NU a number of times since NU has joined the Big Ten. But, I think those Nebraska losses were more due to coaching incompetence and mistakes. Northwestern is not going to "out-talent" Nebraska, or a lot of teams in the Big Ten. Where Northwestern wins games is by keeping the scores relatively close and counting on the other team to make a mistake, and capitalize on that mistake. The worst NU team in the past 60 years should have beaten Northwester
    4 points
  7. My son was conceived at half time of the 1987 Oklahoma State game - does that count?
    4 points
  8. i can't recall a season when i wasn't excited for football to start
    4 points
  9. Funny how when you have a bad team your schedule looks really tough.
    3 points
  10. There just aren't enough +1's
    3 points
  11. To those thinking that's too much weight to gain in one offseason, you're probably right:
    3 points
  12. We wouldn't be the first team to fall asleep against NIU. Or this year's version: Troy. Maybe the hardest lesson is that Nebraska can no longer intimidate lesser programs based on reputation alone. We need to be the team playing balls out like an underdog.
    3 points
  13. I also agree. This schedule did (past tense) look "brutal" when viewed through the perspective of it being a Riley coached team. Now not so much. The only opponent I would call brutal is tOSU. Michigan, Wiscy and MSU are simply tough games. I wouldn't be near as worried about Michigan if it were later in the season or at home. And I don't care where we play Iowa, NW or Purdue, those are no longer brutal games. Riley & Co. had a knack for making every team on our schedule look brutal. Yes, I realize we will have a new QB and be learning new systems so there will be growing pains but I reall
    3 points
  14. Was that 9-4 record because we had good players or because we played bad opponents? Nebraska's best win that year was against 9-4 Minnesota, whose SOS was 65th in the nation. We played seven teams with a winning record and went 3-4. The nine teams we beat had a combined record of 47-67. Against teams above .500 we were outscored 154-210, and got beat by two or more TDs three times. It's numbers like that that make me hesitate to get too giddy about wins & losses this year. I think everyone putting a number on wins is brave. It's hard to say what we'll see. All I'm e
    3 points
  15. This thread seems to have turned into a "what if....?" about the 1997 Huskers vs the 1997 Wolverines. And many people have noted that Michigan had the best scoring defense that season while NU had the best offense (both true statements), therefore setting up the "who wins? best defense or best offense?" argument. I think what gets lost in the 1997 NU vs Mich argument is this: Mich #1 scoring defense NU #8 scoring defense That's right...whenever the `97 Huskers vs the `97 Wolverines argument comes up, we don't hear much about NU's defense...a really good defe
    3 points
  16. I had this happen to me for about 9 or 10 years...food was constantly put on my plate without my expressed permission and I rarely had a say in what I was going to eat. Sometimes, get this, I was force fed and sometimes I was verbally threatened...I was told that if I didn't finish everything on my plate I would not get any snacks later. It sucked and I didn't know how to handle it so I just waited it out until I got to college. I just had to wait it out...Moms can really be tough.
    3 points
  17. I went through this a lot when I started my new job almost two years ago and it was a big cultural shift from my previous job - people here eat a lot of junk food, bring treats all the time and generally are less aware of their health. My advice is to stick to your guns, set the tone and, if necessary, be forcefully direct. One thing that stopped people from harassing me was they would see all the healthy food I brought for lunch and realized that I just wasn't going to partake in a lot of unhealthy eating habits. Another strategy is to just be up front and honest with
    3 points
  18. Most fun: 1992 Halloween game vs. Colorado. Both teams ranked #8, we hadn't beaten Colorado in three games and they were HUGELY c$%ky, and we just trounced them. Sleet/rain all night, cold, miserable conditions to watch a game, but the crowd was HYPED all game long. Most Satisfying: 1994 championship game vs. Miami. Loudest: 2011 Ohio State, 2015 Michigan State, 1992 Colorado... there's a lot of these. Most Disappointing: Too many to count. Best OT: 1997 Missouri. The Tiggers gained -3 yards and Nebraska wins, eventually winning the National Champ
    3 points
  19. I'll just focus on games I've been to, to help narrow down the choices! Most fun? 2008 Nebraska vs. Colorado. It was my freshman year at UNL. I remember being in the south stadium and going absolutely nuts when Henery nailed the 57-yarder. And then, amazingly, finding a way to go even more bonkers when Suh picked off Hawkins and then kneed him in the face on the way to the end zone. Most satisfying? 2006 Nebraska vs. Texas A&M. Admittedly, I was being the worst fan ever. I had turned off the game, gone to my room and sulked. Then, my mom calls me back into the living room bec
    3 points
  20. The plot can still be coherent.
    3 points
  21. According to what/who?
    3 points
  22. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Captain America: Winter Solder and Black Panther disagree with you. Hell, 3/4 of the MCU disagrees with you.
    3 points
  23. I'd heard the story before. Still think it's kinda weird to carry it onto a sports field.
    3 points
  24. Nebraska NAME YEAR POS STARS RR HT WT HOMETOWN SCHOOL Garrett Nelson 2019 DE 3 5.7 6'3" 236 Scottsbluff, NE Nebraska Nick Henrich 2019 LB 4 5.5 6'3" 195 Omaha, NE
    2 points
  25. Welcome Mr. Smithers
    2 points
  26. You should get it, because it is the same reason people love Mike Riley. Decent coach, but a really nice, upstanding, likeable guy. If you are a mediocre coach, but a jerk, (or at least appear outwardly like one), it will be the opposite reaction by the hordes. Aka, Bo Pelini.
    2 points
  27. This. So Much This. Northwestern has really only played us tough twice - 2011 and 2017. Maybe - maybe - you could throw 2015 in there as well. But most of the time we have been the dominant team everywhere except the scoreboard. We've just shot ourselves in the foot enough to make the games close. Total Offense Yards vs. Northwestern 2011: NU - 411; NW - 468 2012: NU - 543; NW - 301 2013: NU - 472; NW - 326 2014: NU - 471; NW - 290 2015: NU - 373; NW - 333 2016: NU - 556; NW - 388 2017: NU - 337; NW - 475
    2 points
  28. I watched that one with an Iowa State alum. That play was deeply satisfying. The guy was pissing and moaning for half the game about how dirty Nebraska was because Prince Amukamara made an awkward tackle. Then their linebacker literally tried to snap Burkhead's neck. He was awfully quiet after that.
    2 points
  29. While I mostly agree with your interpretation of Northwestern, I think 2018 is going to be that year where it's tough to say what you're going to get week-to-week, similar to your second paragraph. I'm predicting they'll win seven games but am preparing for the possibility of only five or six wins. For the record, I don't believe the latter will happen, but I still think this team's floor could be around five wins especially if major injuries happen. If you subscribe to the rule of thirds in sports (i.e. a team will play 1/3 of their games above potential, 1/3 at potential and 1/3
    2 points
  30. Most fun: First trip to Northwestern. Most satisfying: OU game at night about 10 years ago Loudest: OU game at night about 10 years ago Most disappointing: The last 3 years Best OT: Can't really remember.
    2 points
  31. But really, in our office, it seems that everyone is on some sort of unusual dietary experiment (myself included). However, whenever we have some sort of celebration, everyone will bring in a bunch of food that no one wants to eat, so much of it simply sits there. But no one harasses each other about their food choices. Maybe you should take on a sad expression and ask your coworkers to respect your dietary needs. Give them a little guilt trip. Honestly, they are being pretty rude to you.
    2 points
  32. I will also stick with games I saw in person. Most fun: Probably beating Kansas State in 1999. Both teams were really good and Nebraska smoked them. Most satisfying: 2001 Oklahoma Loudest: Either 2001 Oklahoma or 2008 Colorado Most disappointing: Easily the 2010 Big 12 title game loss to Oklahoma. Not the only loss I've seen in person, but damn. Nebraska should have won that game. Best OT: The only overtime game I've seen in person was in 2006 against Kansas, so that wins by default.
    2 points
  33. Good thing we already know he's one of the best: Awards AAC Coach of the Year Award AFCA Coach of the Year Award Associated Press College Football Coach of the Year Award Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award FCA Coach of the Year Award Home Depot Coach of the Year Award Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
    2 points
  34. The first time Frost and company come firing out of the tunnel and take the field!! I was excited Pelinis first year but this is much better.
    2 points
  35. Me everytime Scot Frost talks. Not concerned with our roster. They will toe the line or be gone.
    2 points
  36. Agreed. 2 of those ideas are idiotic. (FTR I don't get why they carry the American flag, either).
    2 points
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