Story #26: Huskers, Eh!
I came across the film you are making and thought my friends and I might be able to contribute an interesting angle to the “Through These Gates” production. My friends and I drive over 1100 miles each year from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in a school bus to attend the Husker home opener at the end of August. This will be our third year doing the trip. We are all born and raised in Canada and never attended the University of Nebraska yet absolutely love making the trip down for the game and joining in the Husker festivities. We all own a variety of Husker fan gear and even painted our Bus’s hood with the Nebraska colors last year. We love the atmosphere and comradery that is present on game day throughout Lincoln and it reminds us of the pride we take in our own home football team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders. I find that Nebraska is similar to Saskatchewan in a number of ways. We are both western prairie states (province in our case) and have a strong agricultural economy with a passion for football. The people in Nebraska also share the same welcoming, small town pleasantness that Saskatchewan has. A lot of people up here don’t understand why we would drive so far to go to “Nebraska of all places”… but game day in Lincoln really is something that has to be experienced to be understood. Anyways, good luck with your movie, saw the trailer and it looks great. GO BIG RED!