Story #22: You’re A Husker Fan Too… How Many Tickets Do You Need?
Steve: I’ve been a Husker fan for over 60 years so lots of stories and memories. First game was 1950 Missouri–with the great Bobby Reynolds super run (think Rozier vs. UCLA then double the changes of direction and go back 35 yards before finally scoring)–he had the best sophomore season ever. I was at the OU game when we stopped their 70 game conference win streak (I attended all home games 1954-1968). I was also in the west balcony when we played Colorado on a cold November day, losing 7-0 and not getting a single first down–that led to Bill Jennings being fired and Bob Devaney coming to Lincoln, and…as they say…you know the rest of the story. Been to many bowl games, Rose, Fiesta, Orange, etc. but also Kick Off Bowl and Astro-Bluebonnet, etc. as well as the recent Capitol One bowl. Was in Tempe for the NC win over Florida and Tommy’s great run. Went to the Notre Dame game in South Bend without tickets (we’d failed to get two seats on the 40 on eBay even though we bid almost $2000 for them); my wife wrote up a couple of “Need Two Tickets” signs which we put in the car windows and as we were getting off the Indiana Tollway at South Bend another Illinois car honked at us and waved us over…I went up to the car (I had $1000 in one pocket and $1000 in the other pocket–we were determined to get tickets) and the guy said, “you’re a Husker fan too…how many tickets do you need?”…he only wanted face for them ($60 I believe)…tell me Husker fans aren’t the best! In our travels we’ve run into Huskers all over the world (Macau Hong Kong Ferry, Westminster Abbey in London, all over Ireland, South Africa, Italy, Alaska, etc. GBR!