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Straight from the Cornfield, Episode 14

In this episode, I bemoan the sad current state of Nebraska football, the lack of an edge against Northwesten, and breakdown Mike Riley’s post-game press conference. Spoiler: he and Shawn Eichorst are secretly angry dudes.

Straight from the Cornfield, Episode 12

In this episode of the Straight from the Cornfield Podcast, I discuss Nebraska’s flaws defensively against Wisconsin, dissect the new gameplan from Nebraska’s offense, and spin forward to Jordan Stevenson’s future, and the rest of the season and next year.

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Straight from the Cornfield Podcast, Episode 11

In this episode of Straight from the Cornfield podcast (formerly Maximum Red), I cover that 3rd-and-7 disaster and what it showed us about Tommy Armstrong’s and Mike Riley’s relationship, plus the foilables of Riley’s air-raid, Alex Lewis, and what you’re fearing about Nebraska’s football programs moving forward. Finally, we look forward to the rest of the season and Wisconsin.

Already Forgotten

Already Forgotten

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 10

In this episode of Maximum Red podcast, I talk Alex Lewis’ untimely post, Mike Riley, throwing the ball, and of course, your tweets!

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Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 9

In this episode of the Maximum Red Podcast, I recap the Nebraska-South Alabama, talk Terrell Newby, and share some awesome tweets from the game.

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More Memorial Stadium Pictures

While these pictures weren’t officially part of the Memorial Stadium Monday series, I did tweet them and wanted to add them to the series.

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Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 8

In this episode of Maximum Red, I commiserate over Nebraska’s last second loss to BYU, share my concerns going forward, and lots, and lots of tweets! DSCN9828

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 7

In this episode, I celebrate the return of college football and Nebraska football, get into a few preview articles by Sam McKewon and Dirk Chatelain, and discuss tweets about Jack Gangwish and Jon Schuetz.

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 6

In this episode, I tackle Noah Fant’s decision to go to Iowa and whether or not Nebraska fans can feel disappointed, Tommy Armstrong running the football, and great tweets and articles.

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 4

In this episode, I cover Mike Riley flooding Nebraska fans with too much information, Saturday’s scrimmage, men’s Nebrasketball trip to Europe, and of course, great articles and tweets.

In line to get that perfect shot of the Huskers

In line to get that perfect shot of the Huskers

Maximum Red Podcast, Episode 3

In this episode, why Nebraska fans should want Kansas State in the Big 10 instead of Kansas, implications of the Kenny Eggers article, top tweets, and a powerful article by Amelia Rayno.

Kickoff after Huskers had taken a 31-0 lead in the third quarter.

Shoes off

No Fading Here

No Fading Here

College Stadiums Through a Prism

In my travels, I’ve passed many college stadiums, and have endeavored to keep a photographic record of them. I love seeing them when they’re empty, because you can tell so much about their character, and what kind of fans go into them. Here’s a few of them, on game days and other days.

Uppers...

Uppers…

This walled-in construction lot this is Cal’s Memorial Stadium during its renovation in 2011. Literally, they tore it all out except for the walls. You couldn’t even go up next to it with all the construction fences, but you could still see inside from up on Tightwad Hill.

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Famous Turf…

As I’ve shared before, this photo was taken through the chain fence at Boise Stadium. That strategy was not as ingenious as the one I utilized below…

My Secret View of the Badgers' Home Turf

My Secret View of the Badgers’ Home Turf

..where I actually snuck into Camp Randal Stadium and found a window. Looks like a snow globe.

Spartans lying in Wait...

Spartans lying in Wait…

If you look close to the left of the tree, that’s the south side of Spartan Stadium. At the time, I was on a short time table, and there was not an open parking space close to the stadium, so I ended up with this crappy, obstructed picture. The stadium has some dazzling windows, and fits with the summer greenery.

Hawk Nest...

Hawk Nest…

This photo was taken on an early morning in September of 2009, you know, way before Nebraska and Iowa would be shoehorned into a rivalry. At the time, I was just moseying through the lazy Iowa cornfields, wanting to capture a great stadium in the most glamorous college league in America. I’d have a different attitude about it if I were passing by it today.

Corner...

Corner…

This is stadium on a game day. The Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan to be exact. The flag is the Nebraska flag that flies in the northwest endzone. Pretty simple for such an important college football venue. (More photos from last year’s Nebraska-at-Michigan game.) I don’t get why people criticize it for being a high-brow stadium. As a visiting fan, I’ve been to both high-brow and low-brow stadiums, and Michigan Stadium was much less threatening stadium for a visitor.

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Sunny Days…

This is Jack Trice Stadium, through the fence at the south end zone. I’ve been to two Husker-ISU games there, in 2006 and 2010. Even though it’s a bit of a band box, it’s noisy as heck, especially at night, and the trees and greenery in this end zone are an unique feature. That dazzling scoreboard at the other end got installed in the first year was Nebraska out of the Big 12. Sigh.

Window Dressing...

Window Dressing…

With Nebraska’s move to the Big 10, the away trips have gotten longer, like our family trip last year to Northwestern. This is the scoreboard that watches over the north exit from the stadium. It’s in desperate need of upgrades, much more so than Jack Trice. Still, it’s great to think that migrations of Husker fans will continue to Evanston over the next ten to twenty years.

Decks of Concrete...

Decks of Concrete…

Technically, Qualcomm is an NFL stadium that happens to host a college program and two college bowl games (shown here before the 2009 Holiday Bowl), so I guess I can count it. While its sun-worn concrete sags away, it is nowhere near being the dump that its northern California doppleganger, the Oakland Coliseum is. Oh, why I am being so hard on it, it is a throwback to a money-saving time when football and baseball stadiums where single venues.

November 29th, 2013

November 29th, 2013

Did you not think I wouldn’t put in a picture of the stadium of my heart?

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