Commentary by David Max - 9/14/10
The Idaho game was a tale of two halves with the second half being the have not. For the second week in a row the players are feeling the wrath of Coach Pelini. Why is it that we always seem to play poorly after getting a big lead? We certainly cannot play half a game against Washington and expect to win. I believe the Washington game will be the game where we string four good quarters together. I also believe we may fall back into the bad groove and play well early against South Dakota State and then let our guard down again. Idaho tailgate pictures are located here.
It has been a busy week. I made the trip up to Monowi to take some pictures and do an interview with Elsie Eiler, the only resident on September 9th. Larry the Cable Guy is doing a documentary on Elsie and Monowi and it turned out to be quite an event. Over a thousand people showed up to see Larry and the film crew. They enjoyed a weiner roast provided by M & M Locker from Birstow, Nebraska. Photos of the event are located here. My video interview with Elsie is located below. The people came to see Larry and they got the bonus of meeting Elsie. She is quite a woman who made sure that the dream her husband Rudy had of having a library came true. Rudy passed away in 2004 and the library was built in his honor and filled with the books he had collected and read during his lifetime. You can tell from the sparkle in her eye when she talks about Rudy that he was the love of her life. If you are ever in the area you need to stop in and say hello to Elsie, sign her guest book and enjoy a meal or a cold beverage in one of the very few towns in America with a population of one. She is also a big Husker fan and the Monowi Taven is now an official HuskerMax watch site. Put a visit to Monowi on your bucket list. Here are some articles about Elsie and Monowi.
The big event for this week besides the Washington game is the third annual Husker Salute to the Troops. This event was started by Gary McGirr and Dan "Husker Dan" McGlynn along with the support of several members of the Northeast Kansans for Nebraska Alumni Chapter. They have put together an organization that brings active and retired military and their families to Lincoln during a game when the team is on the road. Activities include a visit to the stadium with a tunnel walk, watch party during the game, and a Sunday brunch hosted by Coach Ron Brown and Tyrone Fahie. Through fund raisers and generous donors the event has grown in size and allows Husker fans to show their support for our military. I will attend this year's event along with the Husker Elvises to show our support. We would like to invite any former player who will be in the Lincoln area on Saturday to come down to the Cornhusker Marriott and join the troops at the watch party during the Washington game. Please let us know if you are coming at this email. The watch party is not open to the general public. Kickoff is at 2:30. Information about the Husker Salute is located at HuskerSalute.org.
If you are going to the game in Washington be sure to check out the Washington Cornhuskers web site for places to go and things to do while your are in Seattle.Washington will be the first big test of the season and will give us a good barometer of what to expect going forward. I believe we will put four strong quarters together and come home with a 3-0 record. My prediction for the game is Nebraska by 9 points.
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