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  1. I don't think we will ever be able to compete for a national championship again. Too much going against us. Talent disparity, other teams upgrading their facilities, every game now on television...I wonder what real advantages we have anymore.

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    2. BigRedN
    3. Enhance

      Enhance

      Unless the NCAA and college football as a whole are willing to commit to developing a more equitable system, then I tend to agree. I don't necessarily think Nebraska will compete for a title. At least not with any measure of consistency.

       

      I readily acknowledge that CFB is cyclical, but the disparity between programs is not getting any better and it's at perhaps its worst point in history. Nebraska had half the formula figured out in 2009 to compete for a national championship. Even an average to above average offense could've meant a national title berth. It didn't happen, and unless we're able to catch lightning in a bottle again, I don't see it happening.

    4. BigRedBuster

      BigRedBuster

      I wouldn't say "never".  That's an awfully long time.

       

      But, what we need to be working towards is being that 9-3 or 10-2 team regularly.  If we can get to that point, it's possible to every once in a while have that special team that gets into the playoffs.  If we can do that, anything can happen.

       

      I firmly believe there is no reason why we can't be that 9-3 or 10-2 team consistently.  

  2. Can someone tell me why the 4k and Blu-Ray versions of Goodfellas are completely sold out? Amazon, Best Buy and the other major retailers don't have them. Did they go out of print?

    1. Decoy73

      Decoy73

      It's now on Netflix.  Maybe temporarily stoping production of the disc's, etc was part of the agreement??

      It's one of my favorites for sure!

    2. C N Red

      C N Red

      The Dems probably dont like them so their cancelling and removing them.

  3. Does anyone think Harbaugh will see his final year or be terminated before?

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    2. TonyStalloni

      TonyStalloni

      Curious what rout the Wulvarines would go for a new coach. They haven't had much luck with "Michigan" guys but they didn't with Rich Rod either. 

    3. Cdog923

      Cdog923

      I honestly don't know that they have the cache to fire him there, even as not-good as he's been. 

    4. Loebarth

      Loebarth

      doubt he'll be terminated. cash flows are significantly down as a result of the conference's decision to play in empty seats with fewer games. I think most power 5 head coaches are safe this year.

  4. Kids are still playing basketball at the park, so the city had to physically take down the hoop, rim and all. desperate times call for desperate measures I guess

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    2. BigRedBuster

      BigRedBuster

      Want to know the funny thing?  I used to hear about how "kids these days never get out of the house and play games like basketball at the park.....all they do is sit at home and play video games."  Ummm.....I guess that isn't necessarily true.

    3. Enhance

      Enhance

      @JJ Husker agreed. That spring breaker story making the rounds the last day or two was a real trigger moment for me.

      There was also full on cookout at my neighborhood park with like 15-20 people a few days ago, and there were families on the playground equipment 3-4 days ago as well. City came and put signs up yesterday and even some fencing around the playground.

    4. HuskerNBigD

      HuskerNBigD

      @BigRedBuster I was talking about this exact situation to someone yesterday. In Dallas, the parks and trails have become way too crowded for distancing purposes. It's like now that people are forced to stay home, they want to get outside. I don't get it at all; when they're not forced to stay home they're more than happy to be inside and on their phones, watch tv, play videogames, etc. Some psychological warfare going on.

  5. Social distancing has officially been extended to April 30. Happy happy joy joy! Another month of sitting at home.

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      We are not "officially" done for the year yet but we are getting close.

    3. The Dude

      The Dude

      Haven't come upon a Ren & Stimpy reference for a long time.

    4. Street Novelist

      Street Novelist

      @The Dude My favorite show as a kid.

  6. Now it's becoming difficult to find eggs...God I wish they would just open the restaurants again!

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    2. Cdog923

      Cdog923

      Can you not order takeout in your area? 

    3. Cdog923
    4. HuskerInLostWages

      HuskerInLostWages

      I have 10 chickens, make that 9, the doberman got 1 this morning.  I have been giving eggs to the neighbors because we have so many currently.  The neighbor behind us has like 40 and gives us eggs to give away as well.  I have told him we are good and so are the other neighbors.

  7. finally found a loaf of bread after looking for several days...have never been so happy just to have a pb&j sandwich

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    2. Toe

      Toe

      I stopped at the store earlier, TP was still empty (or emptied yet again), meat and frozen veggies were sparse but not empty. Fresh produce looked normal, although it was being stocked at the time I was there.

    3. Street Novelist

      Street Novelist

      The Bay Area has been ravaged. The only thing you can easily find is fruits and vegetables. Everything else is bare.

    4. commando

      commando

      fruits and veggies wouldn't be all bad.   can do quite well with just those for awhile.

  8. MLB season pushed back until May, at the earliest.

  9. It's hilarious seeing all those coaches turn down the sCUm head coaching position. It would be great if they ended up with Bielema.

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    2. CheeseHusker

      CheeseHusker

      I'm really surprised Bienemy didn't take it.

    3. ColoradoHusk

      ColoradoHusk

      Bienemy is poised to get a NFL head coaching job soon, no need to go to CU.

    4. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      Yeah taking the CU job would've been a terrible move for Bienemy both monetarily and from a career perspective.

  10. The Houston Astros' press conference was horrendous; basically a PR lesson in what not to do. The owner literally got caught lying. Watch the clip.

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    2. krc1995

      krc1995

      Stealing signs is not illegal and is part of game. Using technology to do so is very much against the MLB use of technology rule. 

    3. MLB 51

      MLB 51

      Also, it's another one of those unwritten rules.

    4. krc1995

      krc1995

      Unwritten rules have an unwritten punishment. That’s why I love baseball 

  11. Trevor Lawrence is a f#&%ing beast.

  12. great class, considering we've only had 9 wins over the past 2 seasons

  13. Does Martinez really give us a better chance of winning than playing McCaffrey?

    1. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      No. He is a gift to other teams and it’s indefensible how comfortable Frost is with rolling him out there when more effective options are available 

    2. Decoy73

      Decoy73

      The coaches thought so. We just have to trust their judgment on that. I would have liked to see more McCaffery in the fourth quarter though. His limited reps this season generally have been impressive. Next year things will be different for the better, I have a feeling. 

  14. If you're only going to see 1 movie this year, make sure it's The Irishman. I saw it on Tuesday; another Scorsese classic.

    1. teachercd

      teachercd

      Better than Kindergarten Cop?

    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Thanks for the heads up. Want to see it but didn't realize it was out yet.

    3. krc1995

      krc1995

      It’s 3 hours and 30 minutes long. I mean it sounds good , but it’s 3 hours and 30 minutes long. 

  15. If that's the best we can expect from Martinez, we should use Vedral/McCaffrey moving forward.

    1. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      I guess the problem is THAT is not the best we can expect from 2AM. We saw much better last season and we know his ceiling is much higher than he has exhibited this year. Not sure what the issues are but the staff needs to figure it out and stop the "stick with him" at all costs approach. That might go for some other coaches as well.

  16. Does anyone understand why The Irishman isn't getting a wide release, but only relegated to small theaters?

    1. teachercd

      teachercd

      Just a guess, but sometimes they do that to have it out at a certain point/time so that it can be considered for the Oscars.

    2. ZRod

      ZRod

      Yup. It's a Netflix movie, but it needs to be in some theaters to get consideration by the academy.

    3. NM11046

      NM11046

      There's a podcast on Fresh Air with the stepson of Chuckie O'Brien that's worth listening to.  I had no idea the story or the relatives involved.  https://www.npr.org/2019/10/01/766010613/in-hoffa-s-shadow-uncovers-an-author-s-family-ties-to-a-mafia-mystery

       

      And I think because it was produced by Netflix there is a small theatre release now, then it goes live on streaming at the end of Nov.

       

  17. At least we aren't Tennessee. That program is in an absolute freefall. I doubt Pruitt will be coaching much longer. 

  18. Tennessee...what a dumpster fire

    1. Frostberg

      Frostberg

      Tennessee needs some of that smooth whiskey.

  19. Another primetime blowout...what an absolute embarrassment...The gap in talent is so wide, it's laughable. 

    1. Danny Bateman

      Danny Bateman

      I mean, you didn't understand that going in?

  20. My goodness, Tennessee is awful. just 3 points scored

  21. Illinois game on BTN

    1. Redux

      Redux

      Darn, really enjoyed FOX Business Channel....

  22. Antonio? Antonio who? :dunno :D

  23. offense looked awful...o-line got dominated...hopefully next week is better

  24. Only 1 day left...so close

  25. watching games from the 95 season...I need Husker football...the wait :wacko:

    1. knapplc

      knapplc

      I'm watching old games, too. Just finished 1996 NU at KSU. Shortly after the ASU debacle, and a young Scott Frost learning to guide the machine.

       

      Can't wait. It's only two weeks to gameday!

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