Going to a Husker Game

by Don on November 18, 2012

in Adventures, Nebraska

Imo, Ben, some of Ben’s friends and I went to the Husker’s football game on Saturday against Minnesota. This game wasn’t a nail biter like some of the recent games — Huskers won 38 – 14. The Huskers played well on both sides of the ball. The experience of being at the game was just spectacular. It goes without saying the game was sold out. The 325th consecutive sellout. One highlight of the experience was the honor given to Tom Osborn. The game was the last home game for Tom as Athletic Director. Throughout the game the Jumbotron shared testimonials highlighting Tom’s impact. Testimonials were given by past players, other people involved in college athletics, and dignitaries. The half-time video review of Tom’s career was a powerful tribute to the contribution Tom has made to the University and to Nebraska itself.

This is only the second Husker football game I’ve attended. I am happy I’ve had the opportunity to attend these two games. Being part of that huge crowd is nearly overwhelming. The Tail Gating that goes on before the game and the gathering of 80,000 + people is an experience to behold. I am grateful for the opportunity to be at the game.

This “Thank you Tom” created at the stadium was incredible. What fun. It was amazing to see how this all worked out. I’ve seen this type of display on TV before but never live. The cooperation and participation necessary to make this happen is fun to think about. I’m amazed at what we can do when we work together. Very impressive.

I videoed with my phone the teams entrance onto the field. That is such a powerful moment. I know the video is shaky and the sound dos not capture the volume of the cheering that fills the stadium.

The video will give you an idea of the immensity of this event. With one more win the Huskers could play for a Big 10 title. So the season could continue. Go Huskers!

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