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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Memory of History

Sitting down I didn't know what to expect. I mean it was just my first time ever. Then it just kind of happens; when 86,304 people stand up and scream like no other. It was my first time ever going to a college football game, and it was huge. The word huge isn't even large enough to describe how massive it was, and if my vocabulary was a bit more broad there is probably the perfect word to describe the intensity of it all. It was a sell out crowd, but this was no normal sell out this sell out was special. Special in many ways like: that it was a Nebraska Cornhusker game, it was their homecoming game, the Huskers wore the throw back uniforms, and it was my first ever college football game that I have seen live. Still one more thing made this game even more important, and the only way it was able to happen was by the 299 other games leading up to this game. It was the 300th consecutive home sell out game for Nebraska! This is a NCAA record that no other college football team is even close to or able to touch. This record started 47 years ago on November 3, 1962! The last non sell out game for the Huskers at home was on October 20, 1962. The crowd of 86,304 in Memorial Stadiam also set the record for most people at a Nebraska Cornhusker game. The fun thing about this is that Memorial Stadium isn't even really suppose to seat that many people in it. It was one of the most amazing thing in my life.

Being part of the Sea of Red in the stadium, plus a little bonus in being in the student section made it even more than real life. As seen in the picture above it is practically all red, besides the few Husker fans that decide to wear either a black or white Husker shirt. I had to get there a hour before the game even started to just get a seat, because there were probably already over 50,000 people in the stadium. Sitting in my spot I got to see all of the pre game show. I got to see the all the players warm up. Also I got to hear the intro to all the player on the Nebraska team. That was cool, because if you don't the huskers defense is called the Blackshirt and it was pretty intense. Husker fans enjoy and cheer for their defense as much if not more during some parts of the game than for their offense. Then when the Husker team came out for real there was a deafening roar, and it was like this for almost the entire game. The game itself was not very good if you like a close game, but if you like a smack down then this was a very entertaining game. The Husker beat the Cajans 55 to nothin. Although even if you do not like blow outs this game was still fun. The crowd participation was at an all time high compared to any football game, mostly because Nebraska has some of the most dedicated and loyal fans; hanse the reason for the record for sell outs. I was able to do many different cheers. They included: screaming your head off when the Huskers leave the tunnel, the releasing of the balloons after the first touchdown, which was screwed up in this game though because people let them go after the first score which was a field goal, the cheer after scoring, the screaming during a big play, the loud rumble of SUH, the last name of a really good defense lineman, shouting bullshit when the refs make a terrible call and everone in the stadium knows it, and a rejoiceing loud sound after the Huskers have won the game, by this time most people are really close to losing their voice.

I was just blown away by the outstanding fan support, sportsmanship, and the entirety o the game. Since this was a special moment for Nebraska Cornhusker history they had a special film of some of the special moments in their football history on their video screen with fireworks coming out the sides. It was really cool. I took some pictures of the game while I was there. All but the one that was taken from the sky was clearly not taken by me. Let me just say that if you missed this game, you really missed out on a great piece of history.

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