This afternoon the Nebraska Cornhuskers will hold a scrimmage called the “spring game.” Between 40,000 and 50,000 people will pay ten bucks to watch this annual event in Memorial stadium. Radio will broadcast the “game” live throughout all of Nebraska, and the Big Ten network will carry the game on a tape delay this evening. Joan will listen to the live play on radio and, later, watch the “game” on TV. She will be keying on the offensive line and scream filthy words when the pulling guard misses a cut block on the middle linebacker.
*For those who want to know the numbers, here they are: WBC – Blood L 1.4; RBC Count – Blood L 4.01; Hgb – Blood L 10.6; Hematrocrit L 33.9; MCH L 26.4; MCHC L 31.3; Neutrophil % L 27.8; Lymphocyte % H 59.0; Basophil % H 2.8; Granulocytes / Bands – Blood L 0.4. (Key: “L” is low and “H” is high.)
**We have season tickets for the fall. We give the tickets away as gifts to friends, family members and my staff. If you are ever out this way, let me know and you can have two tickets free of charge. (I am entirely serious about this offer.) Once in your life, you must go to a Nebraska game. It is Americana at its best. Situated right downtown, the packed stadium of 90,000 or so shuts down the capital city of 250,000. Everyone, everywhere wears red even though the wearer may not be attending the game.
***Keller, our son who is now in Australia, played in Memorial stadium when his high school team won the large school state championship. Seeing his visage on the big screen was one of the highlights of my life.