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  1. KZRider

    Trivia Question fun

    FWIW if you ever get to Rushville, NE, visit the Modisett Ball Park there. In that little town of 1200 near Chadron there is an MLB worthy field built in the 1940s. From the 1880s on the town saw some of the best baseball ever played in our state. A stream of MLB scouts looking for talent and even led to some "pickup" spring training games between featuring MLB players from places like Minneapolis, Chicago and elsewhere. A fun book on the subject is done by Jeff Barnes called "Extra Innings: The Story of Modisett Ball Park." A trip to Rushville is worth the effort.
  2. KZRider

    Trivia Question fun

    Your point is well made and I bow to it! We lovers of the NL "senior circuit," however, prefer to date it from those halcyon days of '69 and no amount of facts can change our minds Interestingly, some early games didn't make it to 9 innings because of blue laws that prevent playing baseball on Sundays. They played, anyway, but the police often ran the teams out of town for it. Sometimes, however, the police allowed themselves to be "captured" by the crowd and forced to watch the game to the end. It must have been a glorious time!
  3. KZRider

    Trivia Question fun

    Ooooo.... Oooo... I know this... Nebraska: Omaha will see the Royals and Tigers play this summer. At least this is how it is being billed. However, I believe this is technically an error. In the late 1800s there was a game featuring two MLB teams -- one of them being the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the other a now-defunct group that I don't recall -- played in Nebraska City.
  4. KZRider

    Next Assistant Coach

    That is because Kidney's phone is set to auto redial.
  5. KZRider

    Really OT

    Lynyrd Skynyrd -- Freebird is OK, too but mostly they are...
  6. KZRider

    Really OT

    The first 5 groups that come to mind... Kansas Fleetwood Mac Boston Genesis Toto
  7. KZRider

    Ominous Tweet Re: Roster Attrition

    I wish him all the best. He made the most of a tough situation by being a great team mate and pleasant personality to be around.
  8. KZRider

    What to do with Miles contract?

    After all the angst Moos went through to hire a new football coach, it is hard to imagine he wants that to any degree with a basketball program that did as well as it did this year. I expect him to extend Miles' contract at least a couple of years out if not four regardless of what attrition there may be.
  9. KZRider

    USC Coach nails it

    How on earth do they justify AZ St over USC?
  10. KZRider

    Roby (is Good)

    Totally agree on the upside of Roby. When I started thinking about others like him, my mind went to Bernard Garner. I don't remember Garner being able to handle the ball quite as well but Bernard was a force to be reckoned with. FYI Bernard played from 95-97.
  11. KZRider

    It's Time to Subscribe

    I do have a subscription to the OWH and appreciate the paper for lots of reasons. But even if everyone on this board followed suit, it would not change the systemic forces that are leading to the demise of print journalism. The internet is here to stay and many print outlets of all sorts -- not just newspapers -- will simply not survive.
  12. KZRider

    Road to 20

    I love that we are having to search the way back records for comparisons with how well this team is playing. I also hate it because it means we don't have a lot of great seasons to compare but I want to stay positive.
  13. The Refs generally swallowed their whistles all night long which is OK by me. However, they had some really awful calls and no calls. For instance, why wasn't #10 for Maryland hit with a "T" for coming over to the Husker huddle after Palmer's 1st half dunk and the subsequent Maryland timeout. I know he got run over by Watson and perhaps Watson should have been called for a foul. But Watson's thing wasn't flagrant. The Maryland player had no business heading toward the Husker bench and should have been rung up.
  14. KZRider

    Favorite Nebrasketball Moments

    Student section (and others) chanting "Sit Down Norm" to Mizzou coach Norm Stewart. Not sure when it happened but it was so much fun! Edit: I do remember that Nee was coach and Pike had a good night shooting 3s.
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    Time to eat a little crow

    Thought those became extinct when that meteor hit.