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  1. Thanks for the clarification, Norm. That makes sense. Sometimes I wonder if many politicians only want to encourage groupthink rather than personal reflection and civil discussion. It sure seems social media encourages groupthink at times. I don't find that sort of mentality helpful for the greater good. And I can only imagine what it's been like in the face of protests and civil disorder and violence. My family and I are mindful of America and of our love for our native land, but it has been difficult seeing from a distance what all of you are going through right now. We are with you. Thanks again for your response, Norm, and your kindness in doing so. It's much appreciated. Paul
  2. Can you make a suggestion about which video to watch? I would be glad to check it out. I’m being serious. And I know it’s hard to tell when you’re just reading a comment, but I’m not trying to be rude or sarcastic. I really do appreciate the dialogue. Thanks, Cip!
  3. Cip, I feel like there should be some funny quip about Standhardinger in here somewhere... Sorry, but are you saying that most of the violent protesters are white? I’m not sure I’ve read enough about that to know for sure, but maybe that’s the case. Thanks for continuing the conversation!
  4. As a Nebraska native who has lived north of the border for a while and has dual citizenship, I'm sure I look at this issue a bit differently, not better, just differently. And as someone, who can only from a distance see and read the reports of unrest in my homeland, it grieves me greatly. Norm, I appreciate your reasoned opinion on basketball and any topic that I've seen on this board. I'm not singling you out, but I wanted to respond to your thoughts if I may. And all of you are quite wonderful and civil with these very complex and important issues. Thank you! It's not easy. This is one of the only places online where I have seen civil discussions between people with differing views. Keep it up! At any rate I have heard the reasoned argument in the above paragraphs from others here as well. It presents a conflicting image. Because of Covid we have to keep our distance to protect those most vulnerable, but people can fill the streets as protesters with some or many (depending on the images) not wearing any masks. People can protest but you can't visit a dying loved one in the hospital and funerals are reduced to handfuls. You bring up some of the most difficult things about Covid. Dying and funerals are horrible anytime, but in the midst of a pandemic the pain is sharpened and the grief is amplified. As a pastor, I have witnessed this firsthand as perhaps some of you have as well with your loved ones. Being unable to visit people dying in hospitals or nursing homes and then having funerals with many of their loved ones and friends restricted from coming has brought such sorrow to many people. This is not how things are supposed to be, and it also suppresses our grief. Quite simply, it sucks! Yet the question I have in all of this (finally, I know :)), while some or many of the protesters may not be making good decisions for their health and the health of others they may contact, could it be that the racial injustices they and so many have endured for years and decades and even centuries have reached a point at which they can no longer be silent? Maybe the question is not, given the pandemic, should protesters be allowed to gather as they are? Maybe the situation for many of the protesters is this: I don't want to endanger my life or anyone else. But if I don't speak out now, when will I? We seem to be caught in the midst of two tidal waves of very rare occurrences: a global pandemic (100 years after the last) and racial uprising and protests on a grand scale (50-60 years after the last). I am trying my best to not pit both of these important situations against each other, but I know I have biases and specific tendencies. Perhaps the best thing I can do, while calling for law and order and reasonableness, is to let people speak (even those with whom I don't agree), to listen, to ask questions, to listen some more, and to speak and to act for those who are in need (no matter if I agree with them or not). Again, thanks HHC, for being a place to foster such helpful dialogue. Let's keep talking and helping each other! :)
  5. I rarely post and love all of the insights on this board, and I have to say I couldn't agree more with you, Dave. I was just telling my boys that while the wins and losses may be historically bad this season that I know the Huskers will be good. Why? Because Fred's offense gets open looks or easy baskets so often. This isn't hero ball. This is excellent basketball with equally good adjustments in-game and excellent out of time outs, out-of-bounds, etc. When the players and perhaps experience and understanding match the offense, look out! Good days for Nebrasketball are coming my friends!
  6. Great! Thanks for the clarification and for all of your work!
  7. Would there be away to have a folder for each year of recruiting? In other words all of the 2019 recruits would be in the 2019 folder and so on. Or would that create too much work for the one organizing it? There's so much good info in the recruiting section, and maybe this would make it easier to organize or to find. Of course, that's just coming from a guy who likes to read all of the info and never has to do any of the work!
  8. That sounds like a great time. Eh? Maybe talk hockey too and talk about the warm winters in Nebraska! Go Big Red! Eh? ?
  9. It's all good. No worries and no need to be serious. That's one of the things I like most about the board, especially if someone lets a Standhardinger joke slip out... ?
  10. Nothing personal It just seemed rude and vulgar To reply like that
  11. Diaz was impressive. A player like him would really help us now. But as a freshman in his 2nd game against KU, Standhardinger really exposed himself! Sorry for stealing your joke, Norm! ? I've been a Husker basketball fan since my youth in the 80s. I've been on here for a number of years but rarely if ever comment. Really appreciate the insight, the commentary, and especially the jokes on here! Keep up the good work everyone, enjoy this fantastic season, and GBR all the way to the tourney!
  12. Because someone has to and I rarely ever post and...I believe that we will win...and Shavon will be MVP of the Tourney! 83 Huskers 68 Jersey Tech 5 wins!
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