Hey WA Huskers!
I’m back in the saddle again after being somewhere between Eastern Washington, Nebraska, and Europe the past 8 weeks! Got to see both the Michigan St game and the Northwestern game in Memorial Stadium. The Huskers on the field this year remind me of my golf game – “moments of brilliance, and moments of despair”. But, we’re coming off of a big win in an emotional setting over Penn St, and now out of the frying pan and into the fire of probably the largest audience ever to watch a Husker football game live in Ann Arbor.
This week two of the four winningest programs in college football history square off as Nebraska faces the Michigan Wolverines. Again this week, the game is a 9am Pacific kickoff on ESPN. (details here)
Now – even though we may not know which Husker FOOTBALL team will show up on Saturday, we DO know that the amazing Washington Cornhusker fans will show up in force at our 3 Watch Site locales to cheer on our Huskers as they keep their hopes alive for a Legends Division championship, and hopefully a trip to Indianapolis! Here’s more info about this weeks great watch site activities:
The Lucky 7 in Kirkland (doors open at 8am)
This is our long-standing “Husker Headquarters” flagship watch site, located northeast of Seattle. As with every week at the Lucky 7, we’ll have a great time and a terrific halftime raffle. This weeks raffle highlight is a framed print signed by Nebraska’s own Matt Davison! We were TRYING to get a Cornhusker Pep-Band assembled for this weeks game, but only about 3-4 folks said they could help out – so we’ll put that idea on hold for next year some time. As always, please get there early, and try to keep the family dining area available for families with children.
O’Blarneys Pub in Olympia (doors open at 8:30am)
The place to be for Husker fans in the South Sound! This week will be a little different at O’Blarneys as there’s another game a little later in the day that will have a good crowd there as well. OB is expecting over 150 people for the 11:00 game between Montana and Montana State. Husker seating at OB will be limited to approximately 50 seats in the bar. There will be no Husker seating in the dining room or the other half of the bar. But, 50 seats is about our normal attendance at O’Blarneys, so don’t let a few Grizzly Bears or Bobcats get in your way of getting together to cheer on the Huskers! I mean really – will Husker fans EVER be out-fanned? C’mon man!
The Red Door in the Seattle / Fremont District (doors open at 8:30am)
Our newest location – and closest to downtown Seattle! The big event is here this week as Jim Ardissono from Ardissono Wealth Management will be sponsoring a one hour, live, radio Post-Game show with Benny Mathers from KKNW 1150 AM as soon as the game ends at The Red Door. This is a great opportunity for our Washington Cornhusker fans to join in the victory celebration and post game show after the game. We expect the post game show to begin around 12 noon after the final whistle of the game. Wear red, buy tickets for the halftime raffle, and come hang out with us at this fun spot, with growing crowds!
Can’t make it to a watch site? The game can also be heard via our partner station KKNW/1150AM (Bellevue) at 1150AM, on 98.9 HD Channel 3, or online at 1150KKNW.com. The Husker Sports Radio Network pre-game show begins 30min before kickoff.
NOTE – If you like what you hear on the radio broadcasts, please consider donating to our radio fund or advertising your business on our broadcasts.)
NORTHWEST HARVEST FOOD DRIVE – THANK YOU!!
Thanks so much for all of you that brought food for last weeks Northwest Harvest Food Drive. The mission for the Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Their vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. Your efforts last week will help contribute to that on behalf of the entire Big 10. We don’t have final Big 10 totals, but will let you know the impact you had as soon as that’s available.
NEBRASKA FANS AND THE PENN ST GAME
As an aside, we all love our Husker athletes, but I think one thing we’ve also come to embody and love is our fans, and their sportsmanship as true fans of college sports not just college “winning”. I do hope all of you had an opportunity to read the letters in the Daily Nebraskan from the Penn State fans at http://www.dailynebraskan.com/opinion/letters-from-penn-state-1.2670179?pagereq=1#.TsGIaTxdApN.facebook. Husker fans could have chosen not to go to Happy Valley, or they could have chosen to go bearing banners in poor taste to both Penn State fans and to the victims of this tragedy. What’d they do? They went, and they bonded with the Penn State fans in this emotional ordeal to create a unified front showing the sorrow and anguish for these victims, and empathy for a storied program that just suffered such a traumatic event to their family. Go Big Red fans....
After this weekend’s game, we’re just down to the “Heroes Game”, or “Farmageddon” or the “Corn Bowl” or whatever it ends up! It is funny – it will have 2 trophies – one representing the Big 10’s opinion of the “Heroes Game”, and one that’s exchanged by the student bodies called the “Corn Bowl”.
Fri, Nov 25 Memorial Stadium (Lincoln) vs. Iowa 9 AM – ABC (day after Thanksgiving)
Sat, Dec 3 Indianapolis for Big 10 Title (hopefully!) 5:13 PM - Fox Sports
Thanks, and GBR!