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  1. Air Force once again killing it with the alternate uniforms: 

     

    1. SECHusker

      SECHusker

      Those are fly

    2. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      The service academies consistently crush it when it comes to alternate uniforms.  These are sweet.

    3. VectorVictor

      VectorVictor

      Damn...too bad the Washington Football Team didn't run with this idea as their replacement. They look sharp.

  2. Dylan McCaffrey (Luke's brother) is transferring from Michigan. 

     

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    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      He could play right away here at Northern Colo....

    3. ColoradoHusk

      ColoradoHusk

      Dylan is a redshirt Junior, so would have 2 years of eligibility remaining.

    4. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      Appreciate the clarification.  The UM website lists him as a Senior.

  3. People really do love to draw attention to a certain sports personality (whose name rhymes with lip clayless) whenever he says something outrageous, but then they wonder why this dude has a job and attracts so much attention.

    Even mentioning his name or quoting a tweet to complain about him is what he and ESPN are hoping for. He's a bombastic personality. Want to shut him up? Gotta stop giving him attention. Shows that fail are the ones that don't have eyeballs or interest.

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    2. dubsker

      dubsker

      At FOX Sports, we are proud of Dak Prescott for publicly revealing his struggle with depression and mental health,” the network said in a statement. “No matter the cause of the struggles, FOX Sports believes Dak showed tremendous courage which is evident in both his leadership on the Dallas Cowboys and in his character off the field. We do not agree with Skip Bayless’ opinion on Undisputed this morning. We have addressed the significance of this matter with Skip and how his insensitive comments were received by people internally at Fox Sports and our audience.”

    3. Enhance

      Enhance

      What Fox should've said:

       

      "Look... we know that Skip has trash takes, but y'all keep giving him attention and making us a ton of money, and what he said wasn't reaaaaaally bad enough to force us to have to remove him. So... I mean yeah we feel bad about what he said, and we'll try to make him not be so mean in the future, but otherwise we're just going to carry on."

    4. dubsker

      dubsker

      @Enhance

      Sorry, not sorry!

  4. Anybody have running shoe company suggestions in Omaha? Now that we won't be going to Lincoln this fall, I'm not sure if we'll be heading up there and stopping by The Lincoln Running Company which is where I used to get new shoes.

    1. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      Dang..I'm weirdly able to help here too.  My SIL swears by Peak Performance.  

    2. Enhance

      Enhance

      I'm going to just start PM'ing all my status updates to you directly LOL

  5. Has anyone here ever done one of those 'drive a supercar on a local track' experiences? I've long thought about it and it turns out there's going to be one near Omaha Oct. 2-3.

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    2. Mavric

      Mavric

      I was at a conference in Texas last year and they had an event at the Circuit of the Americas.  Most of the time, they let people take the class and actually get to drive the souped-up Audis they have there.  But since there were so many of us for on one evening, they had drivers for the cars and we just got to ride.  It was pretty fun just to get to ride in it.  I don't know what it would cost to actually get to drive it but I think it would be a blast.

    3. ZRod

      ZRod

      @knapplc just leave the TCS on and make sure it's got good tires :D

       

      If you don't mind dropping bigger coin there's Bondurant driving school in Phoenix.

    4. man eating mastodon

      man eating mastodon

      Isn't there a road course already in Omaha?? 

  6. I fought the law and won. My complaint I filed against my property tax increase was reviewed and the assessor agreed that I was being way over-valued. So instead of a 32% increase, I only have a 15% increase. I'll take it after remaining stagnant for several years now.

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    2. Mavric

      Mavric

      I just hope that your next step isn't "I shot the sheriff"

    3. Enhance

      Enhance

      @JJ Husker I don't think the valuation process is near as responsible or trustworthy as we would hope. If I'm being honest, my argument wasn't exactly foolproof. I looked up similar homes, their prices and what they sold for vs. their county valuations in recent years, but I also did it all sort of last minute and there were some obvious flaws in my argument. But what are they going to do, dedicate hours of time to my case? They probably got thousands of complaints and requests for reassessments.

       

      Even the assessor's explanation of why they sided with me felt vague and straight forward. Literally they put one sentence on my report that amounted to 'I looked at the complaint's argument and agreed with them' lol

    4. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      @Enhance I guess what frustrates me is, I know they base the value on comp sales from a set time period and neighborhood. I researched those comp sales and absolutely none of them supported their huge increase. I gave them about ten comps that supported mine and they just said no, our valuation stands. And they won't provide the basis on which they valued it. I could've taken it the next step and appealed it to the county commissioners but I didn't want to commit any more time to it. They were about $80k higher than my highest guess. They just want/need money and that is hard to fight.

  7. F1 starts again on Sunday. YAY SPORTS!

  8. I'm inordinately excited about my whet stone that just arrived and sharpening my chef's knife for the first time... ever.

    I'm also thinking about ordering a better knife sometime soon, something like a Damascus steel. Anyone have one of those?

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    2. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      I have been gifted a Shun; chef, boning, and santoku knives over the past several years. I freakin love them. My Dad is the cook in the family, so I bought him a whet stone for Father’s Day last year and it has been quite useful. I was unsure which one to purchase, so I just went with a less expensive one that had solid reviews.
       

      Side note: If you want to gawk at some fancy Damascus steel and can afford a cool $1,000 knife, check out Muamasi Fire Art. Joe Rogan talked about him briefly on a podcast and he was a judges pick contender who won an episode on Forged in Fire. Went to HS with him and he is a super great guy. https://instagram.com/maumasifirearts?igshid=11lolgktyp3ns

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    4. RedDenver

      RedDenver

      @Enhance I found this youtube channel to be the most useful for learning to sharpen. Just look for the intro or beginner videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOluHMoKJ6CrS0kcybhaThg

  9. *Long whistle* Douglas County seems to think I deserve a 32% increase to my property taxes. Yuck.

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    2. Judoka

      Judoka

      Lucky, mine doubled.

    3. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      25,000 @teachercd?  Do you live in a freaking castle or something!?!?

    4. teachercd

      teachercd

      I am pretty sure putting in that moat was a bad idea!

  10. On a scale of 1-10, how irritated and/or pissed should I be that one of the people I share my Netflix account with (brother/sister-in-law, mother/father-in-law) upgraded my Netflix account to the Ultra HD package without asking me? You have to do it from a logged in computer and not the app.

    Bear in mind that I've never once asked any of them to help pay for it, but none of them have ever offered, either. It's only a $4/month difference, but to not even ask or gives a heads up?

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    2. Minnesota_husker

      Minnesota_husker

      @Xmas32100%-- His wife is for sure trying to get out front--MAYBE it was her that did it all along?!?!?!

    3. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      That would be extra diabolical!

    4. Enhance

      Enhance

      I at least know it wasn't her because we were driving home at the time it happened. :D

       

      Plus when I told my wife this morning she was kind of pissed at first too lol. This 'pop up' does seem suspicious though...

  11. A pilot program is going to test paying Taco Bell managers $100k salaries in an effort to reduce turnover... forcing millions of Americans to question their life choices.

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    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      @Xmas32 it also helps that their product isn't a$$. Just sayin.

       

      I mean if employee retention is what you want and it benefits the bottom line to pay them 2-3 times what you've been doing, fine. But it still isn't going to do much for a Taco Bell type place as far as increasing customers and sales. It might have the effect of lowering their costs tho.

    3. NUance

      NUance

      I have a feeling that those little 4 oz. Taco Bell soft tacos are soon going to weigh in at about 2 oz.  

    4. Xmas32

      Xmas32

      @JJ Husker I agree that Taco Bell's pilot program is probably doomed to fail.  Too many things working against it.

  12. Looking for feedback! I'm planning to apply for an airline credit card/traveler's credit card and I'm currently down to two options - I'm either going to get a general one with Chase Sapphire Preferred Rewards or an airline specific one with Delta Skymiles. But, I'd love to get thoughts/opinions from anyone who travels a lot. Who do you use? Pros/cons? Would you go with a different rewards program now if you could? Thanks!

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    2. teachercd
    3. krc1995

      krc1995

      Went through this myself last month. Is there a set airline that you use? The only thing that’s nice about airline cards is some give you a free bag, priority boarding and other perks that are pretty much hassle free to use. But I chose the Sapphire. It’s a very heavy card. 

    4. Caveman

      Caveman

      I use a Chase Sapphire Preferred and its great. Although if you are considering a Chase Sapphire Preferred, get the Chase Sapphire Reserve instead. It's annual fee is $350 extra per year, but you get $300 each year in travel vouchers, more cash back per expenditures, and free global entry.

       

      Both cards provide free rental car insurance and insurance for electronic purchases. 

  13. The rumor mill is buzzing that Ozigbo has locked up the 3rd back spot in NO.

    1. suh_fan93

      suh_fan93

      I just watched their last game and he was getting extra yards after contact and making guys flat out miss and thought to myself that guy definitely deserves to be on an NFL roster.  He looked really good with what he had to work and with his opportunities when given the ball imo.

    2. ColoradoHusk

      ColoradoHusk

      I am not sure how much special teams he played at Nebraska, but it helps a guy like him if he can be on coverage teams.  The last few guys on the roster have to be able to contribute on special teams.

  14. Coach Osborne dropped an interesting conference expansion nugget at this morning's Big Red Today when asked about Nebraska's shuffle from the Big 12 to the Big 10.

     

    I'm pretty sure this was heavily rumored, and maybe it's common knowledge now, but he said the Big 12 South had "agreed in principle" to move to the Pac 12, and that this was one of the biggest reasons we had shopped around for a different conference.

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    2. VectorVictor

      VectorVictor

      @Redux IMO, I don't believe so--one thing that was appealing about the B1G and that we pride ourselves on is that DoNU is pretty good, academically, and we have been looking for some time to improve on that. :cowbell:

       

      We've improved our academics in spades with the B1G, and it's gotten the notice of schools like Oklahoma that are in a similar situation. Unless Oklahoma has a course change in their future goals re: academics, academic improvement via the B1G is why Oklahoma to the B1G down the road will have a very strong likelihood (even though their idiot fans want the SEC :facepalm:). 

       

      Joining the SEC would have had an adverse effect on our academics--we wouldn't have partnerships with the few Big XII schools that did happen to remember they were a school first, and the SEC doesn't have any sort of academic consortium (or any sort of inter-conference academic programs of note). At best, our academics in the SEC would be moribund. 

       

      Now, IIRC, the Pac-12 (and the Pac-10) did have something similar, but not as encompassing, as the B1G's academic consortium. So to respond to your question, perhaps we could have been moving buddies with Colorado to the Pac-12 instead? :dunno

    3. Redux

      Redux

      I don't think the PAC 10 would have been very appealing to Nebraska, geographically speaking it's further than most the B1G trips and they don't really fit into either division very well.  A yearly match with USC may be appealing but still.

       

      With as hot as the SEC was in 2010-2011 an invite would have been pretty hard to turn down.  Joining a footprint where recruiting is almost on cruise control and you get national love in the form of rankings without doing anything.

    4. VectorVictor

      VectorVictor

      @Redux I agree, a Pac-10 invite wouldn't have been appealing, but it still would have been better than our current situation in the Big XII (though not by much). And don't forget matches with UCLA, or Oregon, or Washington (all teams that were certainly competent at the time). 

      And I bet it would have been hard to turn a SEC invite down...if we had someone other than Dr. Tom at the helm. IMO, folks like Dr. Tom are quick to remember that Nebraska is more than football, and I don't think he cares for the dirty pool the SEC willingly plays in. 

       

      Now, if it's an Eichorst, or maybe even a Moos making the decision back then, I'd agree. But not with Dr. Tom at the helm.

  15. #1stWorldProblemRant: a lot of people in the 55+ demo must not know what AirPods are. People at my work (including complete strangers) will try to strike up polite conversations with me when I have them in.

    I mean, it's obvious they're headphones, right? Which comes with the innate understanding that the person is probably listening to something, yeah? Is it because they're hard to see? What other reason would a stranger have for trying to tell me why they're tired after walking for 15 minutes on a treadmill in the company gym??? This kind of stuff happens far too often.

     

    And the worst is when I'm actually having a phone conversation on them. People can hear me talking and they try to interrupt. It's like they think I'm talking to myself.

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      I go with the old big headphones that plug into my record player.  Is it a pain to carry around?  Yes.  Does it make me seem like a hipster douche, they do.  

    3. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      @ZRod No, that’s “I hate the Hallmark channel” right there. But yeah, I guess I love her enough to let her watch that garbage on MY tv :lol:

    4. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      @teachercd you need to go old school hipster douche and carry a boom box on your shoulder.

  16. Informal poll: my wife is traveling this weekend, which is the first time we haven't been together on a weekend in probably... years... by this point. Don't even remember the last time.

    I'm torn between being productive or just being a total degenerate. What say you?

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    2. B.B. Hemingway

      B.B. Hemingway

      I'll always vote for productivity.... That comes in many forms, of course.

    3. Enhance
    4. suh_fan93

      suh_fan93

      Do whatever you feel like as long as there isn't something that has to be done!  We all need a little free time to just kind of do 'whatever'.  Signed NOT Dr. Phil or Oprah lol.

  17. Our July 4th ended by watching a brawl at a house near my in-law's home with six police cruisers showing up. I imagine we all looked very similar to Wilson from Home Improvement. It was so entertaining... we totally forgot about the rest of the fireworks we had to shoot off.

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    2. huKSer
    3. Enhance

      Enhance

      @huKSer We tried to take some but most of the actual fighting was being done behind a bunch of vehicles and down a small berm about 100 feet away so it was tough to see much on video. We thought it was best to stay back until police showed up, and then (to my total surprise :lol:) everything seemed to calm down when they did.

       

      Except for this one chick in a red dress. Her anger was over 9000 until she finally got in her car and left.

    4. huKSer

      huKSer

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      We thought it was best to stay back until police showed up

       

      That is why you buy a drone!

  18. This weekend's Austrian Grand Prix was the best F1 race so far this season. Incredibly entertaining. Verstappen's abysmal start combined with a remarkable overtake on Lap 69 was so much fun. And although I've always been a Hamilton fan, it was nice to see a different race winner outside of the Silver Arrows.

  19. I hope more NBA players start releasing diss tracks. 

     

  20. If you could have one routine task done for you all the time, through no effort of your own, what would it be?

     

    I waffle between shaving or anything to do with dishes. Trimming nails has always been a pain to me, but I don't do that every day.

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    2. man eating mastodon

      man eating mastodon

      Sex ,sometimes I just want to sleep 

    3. teachercd

      teachercd

      Grocery shopping.  By the way, great question!  Oh, and BJ's...I am not as flexible anymore.

    4. huKSer
  21. I don't blame Vettel for being pissed about the 5 second penalty in this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix that cost him the win, and there probably wasn't anything he could do to avoid the situation once it happened, but I feel like people are glossing over the fact that he made a mistake. He wouldn't have been in a position to get penalized if he hadn't lost control of his car. It doesn't really matter if it was the tires or something else - that's racing. People get penalized in sports all the time for stuff they didn't intend to do, but if you do make a mistake, that's kind of on you, Seb.

    1. ZRod

      ZRod

      Yeah, but mistakes are a part of racing, and at a certain point you have to let the race have a natural progression without too much outside influence.

       

      I see both sides of it. If you are an Indy or NASCAR fan the penalty looks dumb and the incident is just a normal part of racing. If you're an F1 guy, the penalty is technically by the book but a little harsh for a no harm no foul incident. He pinched Hamilton, but it wasn't like he was totally out of control. You should still be able to defend your position safely.

    2. jsneb83

      jsneb83

      I couldn't even watch the race because our local ABC station showed the stupid White Sox game.

    3. VectorVictor

      VectorVictor

      @jsneb83 next time that happens, try the ESPN app. Happens all the time in the DFW area when F1 is on the ABC affiliate and they choose to show something else instead because of...reasons. 

       

      As for Vettel, I do have a hard time sympathizing with him when he was on the right end of these decisions a couple of times during his run a few years ago. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, you're going to storm around like a petulant child and switch the place markers in front of the cars around?

      This was all because of Vettel's mistake, and I really have a problem with him returning to the racing line when he completely went off the course. He even admitted he saw Hamilton in his mirror on the broadcast, and that admission has to factor in to whether or not one views this as an 'out of control'/racing incident or Vettel trying to get away with something there. 

  22. Do you ever notice when you're reaching a new posting milestone and you get kind of excited and start paying attention to your post count only to then totally forget and realize you surpassed the milestone without acknowledging it in any way?

    Me either. #13000posts

  23. Hawkeyes' Twitter account was suspended. That's so Iowa. http://footballscoop.com/news/four-power-5-programs-knocked-off-twitter-past-three-days/

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    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Well that makes sense. You just don't see much crossover with Vikings, Bears and Packers fans. The ole black and blue division typically stays pretty true to form and usually seems pretty aligned to the city. I've spent some time in Milwaukee and ran into both Packers and Bears fans. There's some pretty strong feelings between those fan bases and I've found Vikings fans to be the third spoke in that wheel. Not sure there's another 3 teams anywhere that all really sort of despise two other franchises seemingly equally. It's kind of a neat and unique phenomenon imo. That's why it seemed odd to me to like 3 Chicago teams and then Minnesota. FWIW, I was a big Green Bay fan as a kid and still have a soft spot for them. But I also loved Fran Tarkenton and Walter Peyton. Sweetness is probably my all time favorite NFL player. But growing up in Nebraska, I kind of had pick a team because none were geographically natural.

    3. Enhance

      Enhance

      Yeah the really tough thing is that as I've gotten older my Vikings fandom has sort of become less. I'm much more of a fan of the NFL in general these days; but, my fandom for other Chicago teams has sort of developed this affinity for the Bears. It now feels complicated because part of me thinks 'well, you like all other Chicago teams, it may as well be the Bears, too' while the other part of me is telling myself 'you've liked the Vikings forever AND Chicago is a divisional foe, you twit.'

       

      I guess how I would describe it now is I hope the Bears do well and I don't actively root against them, and then when the Vikings/Bears play, I sort of pretend it's not happening lol.

    4. Redux

      Redux

      DaaaaaaBears

  24. In case you haven't seen yet, and want to have some fun, Google "Thanos" and click his gauntlet on the right.

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