In business, as in politics, it is wise to build for seismic events. The terror attacks in Paris, for instance, required a flexibile response from The White House that was largely lacking. Conservative columnist, Ron Fournier says, “For all his skills as an orator, Obama is a lousy com­mu­nic­at­or. He doesn’t lead, he lec­tures. He ar­gues […]

Since Frank Solich left Lincoln in 2003, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have been in a free fall. Many of us, myself included, have been in various states of denial about the truth of this, but the fall finally became an undeniable reality yesterday, in the most unlikely of places. West Lafayette, Indiana is not the place […]

I’m glad Tom Shatel is pissed off. He’s the senior writer on the Huskers’ beat and if he’s not spitting venom after yesterday’s debacle in Lincoln, then Husker Nation would truly be at a loss. Let’s observe some of Shatel’s keen observations: Let’s not waste our time talking about bowl scenarios. Nebraska just lost, 30-28, […]

Well, that was satisfying. The Huskers traveled to Minneapolis with a clear purpose in mind, and the team took care of business. Heading into the game, the Huskers were the second-worst team in college football when it came to penalties. Coming in with an average of 10 penalties per game, the Huskers committed just two […]

In the advertising agency business, it’s best to get out before you get old. Or so goes the common wisdom. Naturally, there are many notable exceptions. David Ogilvy was 39 when he wrote his first ad, and he spent the next 25 years of his life actively involved in the making of advertising. One could […]

Nebraska’s last three losses have been by a total of six points, and all four losses have been by a total of 11 points. The ball hasn’t bounced our way. While can discuss poor play calling, and poor execution until the cows come home, the fact is the Huskers beat themselves in all four losses […]

Last year in Madison, the Badgers delivered the Huskers a bitter pill on an icy cold November day. In case you need a refresher, Melvin Gordon had a game for the ages, rushing for an NCAA-record 408 yards and four touchdowns. Against the Blackshirts. Now here they come again, but this time both teams have […]

How the mighty have fallen. Nebraska no longer makes headlines for its gridiron glory. After yesterday’s debacle at Illinois, the program has reached a new low. Today the program is “making news” as part of USA TODAY’s Misery Index: Week 5. Poor, poor Nebraska. We aren’t even sure what to say anymore. Well, we can […]

Nebraska was up 22-0 at the half last Saturday against an outmanned Souther Miss team; yet, the Huskers managed to lose the second half of the game 14-28. Luckily, the early 22-point lead was enough to overcome the lackluster performance in the second half, and the Huskers won the game by eight points on Homecoming […]

I saw something on Twitter this morning about how Tommy Armstrong doesn’t look at social media after a game. Smart man. Husker fans are eternal optimists. Best fans in college football. Gracious hosts to visiting teams. That is the public face of Husker Nation. But there is also a darker, impatient and unhappy face to […]

Composure. It’s something the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team has sorely lacked for 11 years. Today, the team is just 1-2 after a rough start to the season, but Husker Nation has every reason to breathe easy. We are on the right track again. What’s been missing from the program is back: resilience, grit, heart, tenacity […]

Nebraska hasn’t played a regular season game in the state of Florida since 1951. This changes in a BIG WAY this coming Saturday, when the Huskers travel (back in time) to Miami to face the ‘Canes on the their home field. .@CanesFootball updated its Twitter name to #BeatNebraska | This is almost as good as […]

Heidi Merrill is Cornhusker Strong. The Nebraska native and current New York City resident is working to make a name for herself in Country Music. Her efforts may be helped conisderably by sewing up the home audience with a peppy song about The Heartland. In this wild wild world out here, I keep plowing along […]

“Not the victory but the action: Not the goal but the game: In the deed the glory”. We flew out to Omaha last weekend for a Labor Day family gathering. It was a sweet way to spend the last muggy days of summer. It was also an amazing opportunity to witness the dawn of a […]

Coach Riley has friends in the media. What a difference a year makes. The Winnipeg Free Press called Riley “coaching royalty,” in a recent feature. Also, Portland Tribune columnist Kerry Eggers was invited to travel to Lincoln and sit in on a football staff meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, during the Cornhuskersâ?? training camp. Riley, […]

“Control for smilers can’t be bought The solar garlic starts to rot Was it for this my life I sought? Maybe so and maybe not.” -Anastasio/Marshall Trey Anastasio impressed a lot of Jerry Garcia fans this summer with his well conceived and expertly delivered work as lead guitar player in “Fare Thee Well,” a tribute […]

Earlier this month Nike announced the start of a succession planning process that will conclude in the appointment of the company’s next Chairman. Enigmatic Phil Knight, Oregon’s only billionaire, will relinquish his powerful Chairman role. At the same time, his son Travis ascends to a seat on the company’s board of directors. The Oregonian’s editorial […]

Last Saturday, Restore Oregon hosted a tour of six homes in Lake Oswego and SW Portland, all designed by noted Portland architect Van Evera Bailey (1903-1980). Brian Libby of Portland Architecture argues, “if Northwest midcentury-modern houses are arguably the most significant and unique contribution that Portland has contributed to world architecture, then Bailey not only […]