Wearing black against Badgers didn’t ensure win

A few weeks ago, Husker fans were asked to have a “Black-out” stadium and wear black instead of red when we faced the powerful red and white Wisconsin Badgers in Lincoln. I’m an old traditional red and white team fan and after all, it’s our home field and we can wear what we want. Needless to say, I had a problem being asked to show Husker black support when the event was on our home field. The problem was we faced a powerful Wisconsin Badger team who was also recognized as Red and White and it was quite embarrassing to me as home fans who felt there must be some home field advantage available and also needed all the advantages we could gather.
Being the avid football fan, Huskers or Huskies, the Betterhalf complied. She did don black game apparel and, just in case that wasn’t enough, she added black fingernail polish. I must add that fingernail polish came from a Minnesota Dollar General Store clerk who suggested the black fingernail polish as a sub when I had searched for a small can of black paint for a touchup job. At least a few weeks later I found a use for the additional black.
There’s no needing to report the results of the Betterhalf’s efforts. Fingernail polish, black attire and loud cheering brought not victory to the home team. In the meantime, on Sunday the Betterhalf  peeled the black from her fingernails and who knows if she will try her “booster shot” for a Husker victory in the future .
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I would expect beer sales to peak this year after a craft brewery reported a new craft ale that can eliminate hot flashes for women. Enough said. We’ll leave the rest to unsaid comments and imagination.
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It’s been reported that it is probably true that people watch a policeman closer than a policeman watches the people.
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Reaching the end of a job interview, this human resources person asked the young MBA fresh out of the university, “And what starting salary were you looking for?”
The candidate said, “In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”
The HR person said, “Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks of vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company retirement fund to 50 percent of salary and a company car leased every two years -- say a red Corvette?”
The engineer set straight up and said, “Wow!!! Are you kidding?”
And the HR person said, “Certainly, but you started it.”
RL Furse  is publisher emeritus of the News-Register

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