Okay, so I wasn't really on my death bed, but it sure felt like it for a day or two. Joshua was kind enough to share a nasty virus that had me running a fever of about 102 off and on for 3 days, complete with body aches, heat rashes and fever blisters in my throat. I'm feeling a little stronger every day and hope to be back up and at 'em bright and early Monday morning.
And in other exciting news, Tony managed to get a couple of tickets to the Nebraska/Missouri game on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Megan was kind enough to come up and watch the kids while Tony and I made the pilgrimage down to Lincoln, had a bite to eat, drove around the 'ole stomping grounds and took in the pre-show. We had such a great time...we have so many wonderful memories of happy times and close friends from our 3 years in Lincoln.
There really isn't anything like the energy in Memorial Stadium on game day. The lead-up, the tunnel walk, the first kick-off, the balloon release at the first TD, throwing the bones for the Blackshirts...it's infectious. Despite the poor Nebraska showing, we had a great time, enjoyed the wonderfully warm evening, and whooped it up with 85,370 of our closest friends. This makes 294 consecutive sold-out games at Memorial Stadium (that's a NCAA record).
This is Memorial Stadium all the start of the game. Crazy. Don't let the occasional yellow confuse you. It might just be a foam corn head and not an actual Tiger fan:-) And despite the loss, it was really fun to get to see Missouri in action (wow) and be a part of the tradition that is Big Red football.