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  1. Got to meet Dan Akroyd today. They were in Lincoln playing at the Lied Center last night.

    1. ladyhawke


      Very cool. I’ll bet he was very nice. 

    2. knapplc


      It was super brief. I shook his hand and said I'm a big fan. He said thanks.


      I've now met two Ghostbusters. Met Bill Murray at the 2001 Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

  2. Pretty impressive win for Husker Volleyball last night. Taking down #5 Stanford on their home court. 

  3. We are 100 days away from Husker football.

    1. Loebarth


      Wow, didn't realize this... fall ball, yeah!!

    2. ladyhawke
    3. The Dude

      The Dude

      You know it's slow round these parts when status updates stay on the front page for one full month.

  4. I didn't even have to use my AK.

    1. commando


      some of those beer cans are tough to open.  glad you have the power to do it without getting your AK



      If you're gonna spend money on it might as well enjoy it! It's a picture ffs. That being said I enjoy my ak over a 15

    3. ZRod


      Was it a good day?

  5. Does HuskerBoard seem really slow lately? Since the game ended Friday it's seemed to take forever to load pages.

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    2. GSG


      Couple times today it has taken about 30-60 seconds for my post to actually post 

    3. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Pfft 30-60 seconds. That’s the minimum amount of time required for Iowegan comprehension of anything.


    4. admo


      Yall need to switch to Windows NT (aka Windows 4).  I swear you won't have any problems with ads.  Lag time might be on par tho....

  6. The return to Standard Time should be on November 1, the day after Halloween. That way everyone gets an extra hour of sleep after the long night of trick-or-treating.

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    2. funhusker


      @Red Five that would be incorrect.  Daylight savings should never start.


      Give me light in the mornings!

    3. teachercd


      f#&% changing the time.

    4. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Nobody needs light in the morning. I don’t really wake up until 10 or 11.


  7. Today is the 25th anniversary of the October snow storm that downed trees across Lincoln. We lived near 40th and D at the time. We were one of the final neighborhoods to have power restored, 11 days after the storm.



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    2. Red Five

      Red Five

      I was in Harper Hall.  I remember NU played at Kansas the night it started snowing.  IIRC, we held Kansas to something like 50 total yards.


      School was cancelled for 2 or 3 days following it.

    3. RedDenver


      I was transferring commands from South Carolina to Hawaii and just happened to be staying in Lincoln a couple days to see my friends there and got stuck in a hotel room for an extra 2 days. Ended up being a several days long party.

    4. Mavric


      @teachercd those things probably describe 85% of your nights so I'm not sure that narrows it down too far.


      @Red Five So .... I think I was in Harper too.  But apparently I don't really remember, though I am getting old.

  8. Damon Benning stepping away from 1620? How long has he been there?

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    2. Big Red Viking

      Big Red Viking

      This is the best news I've heard since they fired Scott.

    3. B.B. Hemingway

      B.B. Hemingway

      Anyone know what his next step is? You gotta make a living and I don’t think a HS assistant football job pays very well. Gotta be something.

    4. ladyhawke


      Is he possibly joining Severe on Big Ted Wrap Up?

  9. RIP Queen Elizabeth II. 

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    2. krc1995


      Time for Charles and the mistress to take the reins. 

    3. The Dude

      The Dude

      So this is like the British version of the Kardashians?

    4. funhusker


      My kid said it best:  "Why is everyone so sad about the Queen lady?  A lot of meaningless people died today..."

  10. This may be a record for most visitors after a loss.



    1. 308_Husker


      It didn't crash the site for once. So there's that

  11. There is football this month.

  12. Happy Report Day.



  13. I hope all of our HuskerBoard friends in Des Moines are OK after today's storms.

  14. Square avatars are back, y'all!  Thanks @Mavric!

    1. The Dude

      The Dude

      Buncha squares around here.

    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Great! Now I’m a round peg in a square hole.

  15. It's December 1th, so it's time once again to put a Santa hat on your avatar.


    Make your request in the thread in the lounge.

  16. Season's over in 11 days. Hard to believe.

    1. commando


      that is hard to believe.  it already feels like it's over.

    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      It felt over a week ago. I guess these next two games will determine if we really miss it in the off season. Something tells me we’ll all be glad it’s over for this year.

    3. The Dude

      The Dude

      45 days since Nebraska last won a football game.

  17. Fort Scott Community College - where Nebraska found LaVonte David and Yoshi Hardrick - shuts down its football program effective immediately. 



  18. Nebraska opens as more than a touchdown favorite over Northwestern.


    How bad is Northwestern?



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    2. teachercd


      Nasty line but this game should not even be close.

    3. Stone Cold

      Stone Cold

      Sadly though, with northwestern it usually is.

    4. Cdog923


      It's going to be super interesting to see how Nebraska blows this one. 

  19. Happy McLovin' Day.



  20. I just learned they call Cam Jurgens "Beef Jurgy" and that may be the best thing I've heard all week.

    1. Ulty


      Beef Jurgy is good, but you know it's not a Slim Jim because Slim Jims are known for their good snaps.

      SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM - GIF on Imgur

  21. I think I'm going to have to try some of this. 



    1. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Well yeah. I'll have to get my daughter to pick some up for me.

    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      I’m not too thrilled that it’s going to be a common lager, probably along the lines of Bud, Coors, Miller etc. But even if it’s not the best beer, I will save and reuse the bottles for some of my home brew. Can’t think of anything better than serving my own beer in Dear Old Nebraska Brew bottles during Nebraska football games. The trick will be washing and sanitizing the bottles without damaging the labels.

    3. Moiraine


      UNL should allow alcohol in the stadium but only if it's made in Nebraska.

  22. Today is the five-year anniversary of Prince's death. Rest in peace, man.



    1. teachercd


      Dang, 5 years!  The days are long but the years are short.



      I've read articles about the great guitar players in rock music,  Prince is sometimes mentioned but never to high, thing is the guy played damn near every instrument in his music,  if he would have stayed with just a guitar I think he's looked alot differently,  not that it matters to me Prince was a genius 

    3. BigRedBuster


      He was an artist that I liked his music when I was young.  But, never really understood what a great talent he really was till close to his death.

  23. Husker Bowling in the National Championship match for the 10th time.



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    2. funhusker


      Hang that banner!!!!!


      Huskers: 2021 National Champions :woo


    3. NUance


      A long time ago there was a bowling alley under the student union on main campus.  I never bowled there, but I remember seeing it.    

    4. ladyhawke


      GBR! A wins a win no matter what sport is played! 

  24. Congratulations to Tim Miles, new head coach at San Jose State.



    1. NUance


      Tell me again why we fired him?  

    2. BigRedBuster


       Wish him all the best.  He's a great guy that I hope has big success somewhere even though it didn't work out here.  @NUance it was time for a change.  Our record since hasn't been good.  But, I think it is headed in the right direction with a good coach.

    3. BigRedBuster


      I'm also happy for Sammy.  I'm sure he will enjoy the weather there.

  25. One year ago today the Covid pandemic started to really hit home for most Americans. Travel bans, school closings, the end of sports... just everything we've known gone in a few days. I got Covid in January and still can't smell, and can barely taste. Otherwise, the year has been boring, but not too awful. Just very different. I hated the football "season" we had, and volleyball in spring seems weird. 


    How has the past year treated you? Everyone getting through this OK?

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    2. ZRod


      Yes we did/do count it as a flu

      death if you have the flu and die from complications, but it's complicated because many people don't get ill and seek treatment as soon as they would with COVID so they no longer test positive.



      What are seasonal influenza-related deaths?

      Seasonal influenza-related deaths are deaths that occur in people for whom influenza infection was likely a contributor to the cause of death, but not necessarily the primary cause of death.



      I don't understand the point of this skepticism. You just said it's extremely deadly. COVID causes a number of complications that ultimately lead to death, and comorbidities contribute to the severity of the disease as well. People with COVID can develop a multitude of complications from pneumonia, blood clots, renial issues, heart problems, organ failure, etc. Those all count as COVID deaths.


      Let's say the number were exaggerated by 4 times. That's still almost double the average deaths in a normal flu season.

    3. The Dude

      The Dude

      I threw a ton of money in the stock market when everything was down a year ago.  So it's actually been a pretty good year for me financially.   Which is actually kind of hard to be proud about with so many people struggling. 

    4. ZRod


      @The Dude wish I would have thrown more in.

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