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  • 12/03/2017in Uncategorized

    The Big Red Cobcast’s “Through These Gates” Giveaway!

    This is going to be the first of several Big Red Cobcast/Through These Gates giveaways leading up to the season. In this one, the winner will receive one (1) DVD OR (1) Blu Ray of the documentary film, Through These Gates (autographed by the director). The winner will also receive one (1) Through These Gates...
  • 26/09/2014in Fan Perspective

    Story #37: Born in Ohio Instead of Nebraska

    Tim: Unfortunately I was born in Ohio instead of Nebraska. I fell in love with the Huskers in the early 90’s. I was 9 years old and will never forget watching Nebraska vs Miami in 1994. I was hooked. My Husker love continued through High School and you can imagine the hate I got from...
  • 12/09/2014in Uncategorized

    An Open Letter To Husker Fans

    Dear Fellow Huskers, I don’t expect many people to read this letter. I expect even less to care what I think. However, I do want to share some things I’ve seen over the last week and, honestly, over the past decade. I’ll start here: I was born on a warm summer day in 1980. May...
  • Story #36: The Best Time Of My Life

    Today, I was sitting at my computer looking around my Los Angeles office (don’t be impressed, its the extra bedroom in my apartment) and I pulled out my autographed football that I took around with me to all the interviews I did for “Through These Gates”. As I started looking at the names: Tom Osborne,...
  • 18/08/2014in Fan Perspective

    Story #35: This Is OUR Community

    Pat: Being a Husker isn’t just about celebrating what happens on the football field. It’s about celebrating our community. When Tweedy first told me he was going to produce a documentary on Husker fans, I was proud. When it was finally completed (and again when I saw it), those feelings of pride grew exponentially. Not...
  • 04/08/2014in Contest

    Corn Nation/Through These Gates Give Away!

        Alright Huskers, here it is – our second “Through These Gates” autographed DVD give away BUT this one is better than the first one. Why? Because we have joined up with Corn Nation (www.cornnation.com) to have an even better gift bag. This time not only are we including a “Through These Gates” hoodie...
  • 06/07/2014in Contest

    Win A Signed “Through These Gates” DVD

    “Through These Gates” Autographed DVD Giveaway Alright Huskers, Over  the next 6 months we will be having various giveaways. Starting with the first one on July 7th through July 11th we will be giving away an autographed copy of “Through These Gates”. The winner will be announced next weekend. Think of it as an online...
  • 28/06/2014in Uncategorized

    Story #34: Mother And Daughter Football Weekend

    I actually have two stories. I was born and raised in Omaha and have been a Husker fan since I was 10 years old. There was nothing like listening to Lyle Bremser on Saturday afternoons! I was lucky enough to be able to go to a couple of Husker games while I was in high...
  • 16/06/2014in Uncategorized

    From One Cornhusker To Another

    Heres the thing, maybe I’m getting a little sentimental with age or maybe I’m a little home sick or maybe I miss being as busy as I was a year ago but this time in 2013 I was wrapping up the edit and preparing to take my movie all over the country. The only thing...
  • 31/08/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #33: Royal Treatment

    Mary Ann: I grew up in a small town in northeast Nebraska, where every Saturday in the fall the Nebraska game was on the radio.  When it was time for me to select a college, I had only one choice in mind, and so I got to see lots of Husker games for four years....
  • 30/08/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #32: Just Follow The People In Red

    James: I too was born and raised in Lincoln.   My father taught at the university for 30 years.  He lived and died husker football. I have very early memories (age 4, 1972) watching my parents leaving for the game and being jealous.  i would go out into my back yard and listen to Lyell...
  • 29/08/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #31: Fell In Love AT Age 5.

    Jeff: I was born in Madison, WI – at 6 months my family moved to Topeka, KS – then at 3 years old we moved to Arkansas where I lived for the next 30+ years. I’ve thought many times about how and why I became such a big Husker fan – and I think I’ve...
  • 28/08/2013in Fan Perspective

    Strory #30: Don’t Bother Calling Me On a Saturday…I Am Cheering For The Team I Will Always Love…

    Scott: How I became a Husker fan I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s so we didn’t have internet and for most of my life didn’t have cable. My family has always been huge Kentucky fans as we lived there, and my Mom was raised there, I didn’t even know anything about Nebraska football...
  • 27/08/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #29: I’m A Stronger Husker Fan Today Than I’ve Even Been.

    Tim: I’ve always been close to the country – both geographically and emotionally.  Open farmland that spreads as far as the eye can see.  Golden fields of wheat, corn and sorghum produce an earthy smell that drifts across sleepy prairie winds.  And even though I was raised in the suburbs of West Omaha, I’ve always...
  • 26/08/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #28: What Game? The Husker Game You Idiot!

    Pops: How I became a Husker fan. I grew up in Minnesota and being a Gopher fan we didn’t have much to look forward to on Saturdays unless it was Hockey season. I married a lady from Iowa and started hunting pheasant along the Iowa Nebraska border. We would ask the farmers if we could...
  • 15/08/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #27: No Pain, No Gain

    Hello, My name is Chris, I live in Fremont, NE., and I am a life-long Husker Fan!  I am just a regular, hard-working Nebraskan who loves Husker sports, but has a passion for Husker Football in particular that is hard to explain through words.  The best way to share my passion is by sharing a...
  • 31/07/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #26: Huskers, Eh!

    Evan: 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...
  • 18/07/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #25: Proud Husker Fan!

    Mary Ann: I know you probably have got plenty of stories for your film, but I wanted to add another incident of the wonderful reputation of Husker Fans outside of Memorial Stadium.  I posted a blog earlier about the Nebraska-Virginia Tech game. This time we were in New York City at the oldest pub in...
  • Not Good Fans… The Greatest.

    Lately I’ve been so involved in post production and the “filmmaker” side of this project that today I took a few minutes to remind myself a few things. I began thinking about how far we’ve come and more importantly how we got here. This is a project that started out as en exploration of Nebraska...
  • 14/02/2013in Fan Perspective

    Story #24: Every School Has Fans But We Have Huskers.

    Charlotte: I’m 14 years old. I was born in Omaha, and lived there until the summer of 2011 when my family moved to Wyoming. I think of my self as a Husker, a full-fledged, born and raised, die-hard Husker. Although I wasn’t around for Nebraska’s first championships in the seventies, or our glory days in...
  • 04/02/2013in Fan Perspective

    Another Child Is Born – A song for Team Jack

    When we started making this film a good friend of mine, Nic Ehrisman, offered to make some music for our doc. He has been a musician for the nearly 20 years I have known him so of course I was thrilled about it. Nic came back with a song about Being a Husker dad and...
  • Have the Cornhuskers Become Irrelevant? My 2 cents.

    I try to be as vanilla as possible about the politics and debates that surround Bo Pelini and the team on my website and Facebook page. I avoid posting about Bo’s comparison to Dr. Osborne and how Taylor is no Tommie. I don’t feel the need to get into how this is or isn’t a...
  • 13/09/2012in Fan Perspective

    Story #23: My Son Should Experience His First Husker Game Just As I Had… With His Dad.

    Jim: This is my story of my sons first Husker Game. To start with some background: I was born in North Platte, but raised all of my early years in Ralston. My fondest memories of Ralston are of the Oak Hills swimming pool, and fall afternoons raking leaves and mowing lawns, but always stopping whatever...
  • 06/09/2012in Fan Perspective

    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...
  • 27/08/2012in Fan Perspective

    Story #21: You Can’t Win Them All Son

    Al: I Was present at the OU vs NU game in November 1978. Watched us beat OU and pure frenzy took over the stadium. I was in 9th grade. One week later we were upset by Mizzou at home….walking out of the stadium I began to cry. I’m a male, I was in “high school”...
  • 23/08/2012in Fan Perspective

    Story #20: Yes Jed, We Will Take Them

    Al: One of my earlier recollections was in the early and mid-70′s when we didn’t have season tickets and we lived in York NE. My dad sold farm machinery and we could snag tickets from time to time from area farmers. Well, there was no more cooler feeling than hearing that phone ring early in...
  • 16/08/2012in Fan Perspective

    Story #19: Forever Grateful That I Was Able to Give My Father the Husker Home Game Experience

    Marlin: I have never lived in Nebraska, but I inherited rooting for the Cornhuskers from my father. Though I was raised in Oregon (and have lived in California for 27 years now), my parents both grew up in Nebraska (Broken Bow), leaving in their early 20′s. Growing up (I was born in ’64), my family...
  • 10/08/2012in Fan Perspective

    Story #18: A Husker Game For A Honeymoon

    Al: My first marriage ended sadly in 1999. My ex-wife just never got into football. Matter of fact, we were verbally fighting during “The Catch” by Matt Davidson during the 1997 Missouri game. Well…this next wife I did it right. Met her in ’06 and she’s a HUGE Husker fan. So…for our wedding and honeymoon...
  • 07/08/2012in Fan Perspective

    Story #17: My Uncle Ken

    Scott: My first Husker game happened in the fall of 1985. My Uncle Ken had had season seats for the Huskers for years and years, and after years of begging, my parents allowed me to buy his second seat for the Nebraska vs. Oregon game. This is not the Oregon that we know now as...
  • 03/08/2012in Uncategorized

    Story #16: My First Husker Game

    Allan: My First Husker Game: My love for all things Nebraska football officially started September 25, 1982 (The Penn St game “the horrible, awful, officiated game it was”). I was watching the game in Lincoln at my aunt and uncle’s house. I didn’t quite get all the aspects of the game of football at that...
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