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5/8/2014

Was the "go for 2" call the right choice in the 1984 Orange Bowl?

84%
Yes WINNER

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16%
No

5

84%
Yes

22 Comments
Richard Borman
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Richard Borman

We are still talking about it, right? That says it all! Go Big Red!

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Arlie Rauch
2
Arlie Rauch

That was the clear road to the championship.

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Richard Barnes
1
Richard Barnes

We play football to win or fail trying.

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David Olson
1
David Olson

Huskers went there to win.

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Jeremy Dean Petersen
1
Jeremy Dean Petersen

You don't play the game to tie...

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Jay Schultz
1
Jay Schultz

It changed the way the nation viewed Tom and NU football.

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Alan J Farrell
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Alan J Farrell

Look back at Parsegian (SP) of ND against Mich St. That haunted him forever. That was not Osborne's plan for NU. If they had won, they would have been the top of college football for years.

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Robert Hegler
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Robert Hegler

You play to win, not tie the game.

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Charles Johnson
1
Charles Johnson

Because you don't go to the prom to kiss your sister.

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Kelly Sterling
1
Kelly Sterling

We were the better team. Boiled down to missed execution

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Stephen Johnson
1
Stephen Johnson

Everyone I know who is a Nebraska fan agreed to go for the win. There is no other decision.

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Allen H. Browning
1
Allen H. Browning

Osborne taught the world what big-time football was all about .

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Eric Farris
0
Eric Farris

play to win, not to tie

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Ron Bauer
0
Ron Bauer

Should be only one (1) National Champion.

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Jerry L. Hammon
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Jerry L. Hammon

You play to win not tie

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Frank M. Olivarez
0
Frank M. Olivarez

Huskers always go thru the front door

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Keith Petrie
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Keith Petrie

It wasn't the safe call... but it sure was GUTSY! and the right way to go! Go for the win!!!

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Bart Burroughs
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Bart Burroughs

you don't have overtime in '84. you go for the win, not the tie if you are a competitor.

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Travis Stewart
0
Travis Stewart

Same reason Osborne said - you play to win. If there had been overtime back then you kick the xtra point and play it out

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Kendrick Marshall
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Kendrick Marshall

You play to win the game. That's all.

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Jeff Van Every
0
Jeff Van Every

Because there was no doubt that Dr. Tom would go for 2. Go for the win, not the tie. Football isn't soccer, hehe. I guess it is.

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Erik Olson
0
Erik Olson

"A tie is like kissing your sister."

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16%
No

5 Comments
Jeff Malooley
2
Jeff Malooley

Although I do not have a problem with what coach Osborne did I do feel that going to their home field and with their crowd advantage, that a tie would have been a win.

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Phil Coffey
2
Phil Coffey

because I know what the outcome was

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Carol Brown
1
Carol Brown

The National Championship that would have gone with the tie would have been at lease as valuable as the split with Michigan! Arkansas Husker

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David Foster
1
David Foster

Nothing wrong with going for the tie.

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Greg Mann
0
Greg Mann

The goal at the beginning of the season was to win a title. Kick the extra point and you achieve the goal. TO's gambled cost all those players a championship and years of wondering needlessly.

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Were you surprised by the timeline shift of the Memorial Stadium renovation?

Were you surprised by the timeline shift of the Memorial Stadium renovation?

Yes

5

No

7

Yes

5 Comments
Todd Kalberg
0
Todd Kalberg

I gave up our 4 season ticket a few years ago because of the deficiencies in the South Stadium and then they announced the renovations. Guess I made the right call afterall.

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Joe Nigro
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Joe Nigro

Once again, the south stadium gets short changed.

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The ANTI Trump
0
The ANTI Trump

Thought it was a done deal.

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Loren Zimmerman
0
Loren Zimmerman

Far too expensive. Special seating for the rich is not fair to the majority of season ticket holders.

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Fred
0
Fred

who wants to pay for tickets and sit in the south endzone? Not me! ill just watch on tv. And lets be honest the sellout streak will end if we dont start winning.

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No

7 Comments
Ralph J. Williams
0
Ralph J. Williams

People had time to think over what was bothering them about the former plans.

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Von Townsend
0
Von Townsend

I don't think the half billion price tag to renovate a 100 year old stadium makes fiscal sense right now. There are also more economical ways to improve south stadium without completely tearing it down and displacing 22K fans for 2 years.

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Visitor
0
Visitor

They were arbitrary plans. No legitimate schematic or even a mockup. Hard to back "we can't describe it, just trust us."

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Steve Farrell
0
Steve Farrell

different leadership - different ideas

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Kent Haynes
0
Kent Haynes

Good to slow down and have another set of eyes relook at everything.

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John Connor
0
John Connor

I think it is good to slow down the project and wait until we starting wiinning as then demand will significantly increase. Also wait until the economy is doing better and interest costs decrease. To me it is being good financial stewards of the Atheltic Department finances. Phases are good.

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Steven Benscoter
0
Steven Benscoter

because I thought that this may not be a good time to be spending that much, when we haven't even finished the last project. I think our AD will have to be able to read the money people, and the times. I thought that Trev A couldn't live with that.

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Do you support a direct compensation model for college athletes?

Do you support a direct compensation model for college athletes?

Yes

4

No

6

Yes

4 Comments
Jacob Moseman
1
Jacob Moseman

Compensation has always been tied to market value. These athletes are worth far more than they're being compensated, and that's been the case for over a century. Hence, they've been ripped off. I support salary, salary cap, and education on how to invest it in 401k style accounts.

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Visitor
1
Visitor

Much more controllable, and much more equitable.

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Fred
0
Fred

its the law................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Loren Zimmerman
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Loren Zimmerman

It has to fair across the board, from Fordham to Alabama. one monthly stipend for everyone, not just scholarship players. There has to be a limit on how many players all schools should abide by. Determine the national budget and every school must contribute.

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No

6 Comments
Doug Einsel
0
Doug Einsel

Everyone who already commented believes in the same thing I do.

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Chuck Siegel
0
Chuck Siegel

Compensation changes the entire dynamic of college athletics, and not in a positive way.

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Robert Lloyd
0
Robert Lloyd

They should be students and NOT professional athletes. If they want to get paid they can go pro. Personally, I believe they should cancel all sports in public schools and colleges though I love our Huskers.

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Don Scott
0
Don Scott

Put myself through school in the 70's. They are getting for exchange of their athletic prowess what I had to work and save for. The two summers after high school I drove alfalfa trucks 12 hours a day 7 days a week. EARN IT!

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Scott Ferguson
0
Scott Ferguson

They already live better than most students. Free room and board, tutors, clothing, and actual education cost.

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Dan List
0
Dan List

They are compensated with room and board plus an education. The perks they get as athletes now are unbelievable!!!

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