Husker fans can relate to blown call ire in New Orleans

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It was quite refreshing just over a week ago when we got a break from the daily reporting of the national government shutdown and its possible consequences as we viewed the info in the newspaper headlines; on TV screens; and the social media chat rooms. Our thanks for that break go to pro football and the New Orleans Saint fans who had watched the NFC championship game which the LA Rams won in OT to advance to the Super Bowl.
As you may recall the Saint fans’ reaction regarding a game official’s a botched pass interference call ignited a nationwide firestorm. That firestorm became even more intense as more headlines, replays and sport columnists’ viewpoints poured more gas to the fire.
After a few days some Nebraska sports fans made the statement they felt the hubbub was a little “silly” because later, other opportunities still existed to change the game’s final outcome. However, some of those fans must have a short memory of not being upset with an official’s call.
We can’t imagine those Husker fans forgetting an official’s go-ahead touchdown call when Nebraska played on the Penn State field about three decades ago. Penn State scored on a pass play late in the game to take the eventual victory. That Penn State win crushed Nebraska’s chances for a national title and they closed the season with a 12-1 record.
By the way, if you have forgotten, the video replay confirmed the Lion receiver was out of bounds when he caught the ball. That bad call wasn’t “silly” to my Betterhalf and she totally understands the Saint fans’ feelings!
We chuckle when cold winter weather strikes. It’s not that we like the cold weather, but we are amused how some fashion-conscious women try to handle those cold spells. It seems if they stay in the fashion mode, they look very cold and under-dressed. It’s easy to spot the gal with common sense. She’s the one wearing the hooded parka, a stocking hat, jeans and a pair of cold-weather boots.
Have you noticed? Everything in the modern home is controlled by switches . . . except the children.
RL Furse  is publisher emeritus of the News-Register

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