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I’m sure a lot of you might have seen this in the morning LJS, but the number flat out floored me. Nebraska has been playing basketball for over 120 years & yesterday was the 9th time, NINTH, a ranked Nebraska team has played a ranked opponent, ever. Obviously this is where a lot of the “Here We Go Again” sentiment stems from regarding yesterday’s loss & 1-3 start. With that in mind, looks like we’re all going to find out what this team is made of.

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Handy: I think I (and most others here) fell victim to worshiping at the altar of false expectations. Now that I have had time to soberly reassess yesterday's results, I am reminded that all I wanted when the year began was for the team to get invited to the Dance and to finally win a game or two. This goal is certainly still achievable. 

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I actually think that's a pretty encouraging stat -- in order for both teams to be ranked, that means Nebraska has to be ranked. We've played a hell of a lot of ranked opponents, but it seems we aren't ranked ourselves all that often. For better or for worse yesterday, I actually see that as a sign of things looking up that, in a CONFERENCE game -- meaning not a fluke early-season ranking -- we were both ranked. We may have crapped ourselves in it, but was anyone's preseason expectation to actually be in the national Top 25 rankings come January?

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My expectations were (are) to win the B1G, so I expected whatever rankings went along with that. I’d say your Conference champ will have ballpark 5-6 losses so that has become highly unlikely for us. Of course there’s always the Conference tourney & the automatic bid. 

P.S. I saw a double feature at the Drive In movie in Bellevue last summer Fast times/Animal House, forever funny as hell.

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A drinking thread. Just what I needed. 

 

Seriously tho, I saw that too. Kinda took me off guard. Granted, we're expecting better today yes, but that is a very encouraging sign. The program is growing. If you can't see that I need whatever you're drinking. 

 

Personally, I like Jack and Coke

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Speaking of sobering statistics, I have started a bit of a new tradition this season whereby I open up one of these bad boys at halftime:

 

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That's a 750mL bottle of 9% ABV strong ale from Quebec and it is tasty.  It's usually been coupled with a nice strong second half performance for the Huskers on the court as well.  Coincidentally (or maybe not, you make the call) I have not had any alcohol for either of the last two games.  I guess maybe I should hold myself accountable.  Sorry, guys, I've let everybody down with my sobriety.

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Just now, 49r said:

Speaking of sobering statistics, I have started a bit of a new tradition this season whereby I open up one of these bad boys at halftime:

 

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That's a 750mL bottle of 9% ABV strong ale from Quebec and it is tasty.  It's usually been coupled with a nice strong second half performance for the Huskers on the court as well.  Coincidentally (or maybe not, you make the call) I have not had any alcohol for either of the last two games.  I guess maybe I should hold myself accountable.  Sorry, guys, I've let everybody down with my sobriety.

 

I agree... You need one for every game at half from here on out.  And then hope like hell the game does't go 3 OT.  If it does... YOU DON"T GIVE UP!

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I'm a stout guy but rarely drink Guinness because for my palate it's too thin and watery.  I'll drink it on the patio on a hot summer day, but that's about it.  In the wintertime I'd much rather have an imperial or barrel-aged stout, something along the lines of Even More Jesus, Certified Evil, or Dragon's Milk.

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1 minute ago, aphilso1 said:

I'm a stout guy but rarely drink Guinness because for my palate it's too thin and watery.  I'll drink it on the patio on a hot summer day, but that's about it.  In the wintertime I'd much rather have an imperial or barrel-aged stout, something along the lines of Even More Jesus, Certified Evil, or Dragon's Milk.

Have ever ran across Founders CBK? it is aged in whiskey barrels.

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6 minutes ago, aphilso1 said:

I'm a stout guy but rarely drink Guinness because for my palate it's too thin and watery.  I'll drink it on the patio on a hot summer day, but that's about it.  In the wintertime I'd much rather have an imperial or barrel-aged stout, something along the lines of Even More Jesus, Certified Evil, or Dragon's Milk.

 

I got a 4 pack of Wake Up Dead last week.  Not bad.

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2 minutes ago, Bugeaters1 said:

Have ever ran across Founders CBK? it is aged in whiskey barrels.

 

CBK?  I don't think I have.  I had KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) once and it was pretty delicious, although pricier and harder to find than it's worth.  Is that what you meant, or is CBK a thing too? 

 

Regardless, I've tried a bunch of whiskey barrel-aged beers and Dragon's Milk by New Holland Brewing is my favorite.

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