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 in 2010 this is what we did. Since this wasn’t our “first go round” with marriage we invited strictly family and that was it. It was Friday September 10th 2010. My grooms cake was a football field with Big 10 written on it. We booked a block (and paid for) 10 hotel rooms for all the family members coming in. We also planned it so we could snag as many tickets to the Nebraska vs Idaho game on Saturday September 11th. We obtained 17 tickets for family members. Since it was a 11am kickoff family members said, “how bout we BBQ at your house after the game and we will do all the cooking, grocery shopping and cleaning up”. So we said, “yes” and we hired 5 members of “Death By Brass” to come over and play ”There’s No Place Like Nebraska” and “Hail Varsity” during the BBQ. When the last family members left it was 10:15pm and my new wife and I were leaving on our honeymoon at midnight. So where was our honeymoon and how did we get there? Our destination was Seattle and we took Amtrak (with deluxe sleeper car) all the way to Seattle for the Nebraska vs Washington game. A Husker game for a honeymoon…….doesn’t get much better than that!
- Published in Fan Perspective