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Nebraska Cornhuskers To Celebrate Their 300th Sellout

Husker FanCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2009

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 15:  The Bowl Championship Trophy looms in the endzone as the USC Trojans prepare for their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 15, 2007 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Three hundred: solid number it is.

And a great movie about 300 Spartans taking on legitimately the entire world in the Battle of Thermopylae.

Putting B.C. wars aside, this is also a historic number from the perspective of a Husker fan. Indeed, it is a very meaningful number.

On Saturday, Sept. 25, my beloved Huskers will break onto the field among support from their fans for their 300th consecutive sellout.

Ah, you say. That's nice. No big deal, right?

Three hundred is a very solid number.

Dating back to 1962, the Nebraska Huskers have sold out every game played in their vaunted Memorial Stadium.

Yes, many a great game has been played here, but we have also sold out games against Pacific and Utah State.

Meager? Maybe.

But it shows the level of commitment of Husker Nation. Good, bad, or indifferent, the Huskers will pack the house. Win, lose, or draw, we'll keep coming back.

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I'm not a youngin' by any stretch of the imagination, but this "streak" started even before I was born. To me, that is simply startling to imagine.

Does the 300th consecutive sellout speak of greatness? Somewhat.

Does it speak of pride? Yep.

Does it speak of community? Yep.

Does it speak of true fandom? Absolutely.

I often hear that we have nothing better to do in Nebraska, and that somewhat rings true.

But, I conjecture: Am I doing anything different than the next fan in whatever place of the college football world that makes them great? Nope.

I'm simply here to give the facts. And the facts are this: The Huskers, my Huskers, will pack their stadium for the 300th consecutive game this Saturday.

Win or lose, I'll be back the next time my beloved Huskers wear the vaunted "N" and take the field. And I'm sure my kids and kids of kids and kids of kids of kids will do the same.

Tradition?

The Yankees can't sell out 300 straight.

Three-hundred: a very solid number. A number that will keep growing. And a number that speaks volumes about what it means to be a Husker Fan.

GO BIG RED!

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