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I thought it was same page yesterday :) Anxious to see everyone on Saturday. We will all be there about noon.
Then the local Irish/folk/punk band The Killigans decided to bring the old song back. They recorded their take on the song and released it just last week. And since then it has caught on like wildfire.
Take a listen -- it is awesome!
Come a runnin' boys
Don't you hear that noise like the thunder in the sky
How it rolls along in a good old song
From the sons of Nebraski.
Now it's coming near with a rising cheer
That will sweep all foes away,
So with all our vim
We are bound to win and we're going to win today.
In the days of old,
Johnny Bender bold would just take that ball in hand
And with Benedict right in front of him
They would set sail for the land.
Then Doc Eager too with a chosen few
Would be all round everywhere
And before theyíd quit they would calmly sit
Down behind that goalpost there.
For Nebraska and the scarlet
For Nebraska and the cream,
Though they go through many battles,
Our colors still are seen.
And so in contest and in victory
We will wave them for the team,
And will always stir a Cornhusker,
The scarlet and the cream.
When the sun is bright
And the fields are ripe with the tassel on the corn
You can hear it grow in the evening glow
Or the hush of early morn.
In the state so fair 'tis the very air that inspires us with a zest.
That in any fray we will not dismay
But weíll do our level best.
Johnny Bender (halfback), Maurice Benedict (quarterback), and "Doc" Earl Eager (halfback) were players on the 1903 Huskers team. (Check those scores! Out of 11 games, 8 were shutouts! And the 1902 season was all shutouts!) Also, here's an article from the Journal-Star on The Killigans and the song.
All that explaining leads me to this. If you make All American you are eligible each year to do the Christmas Extravaganza parade filmed at Disneyworld in early December and shown on Christmas Day, or the Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade or Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade or the London New Years Eve Parade. We had considered doing the Disney one, but we weren't 100% into the idea. And, we couldn't be doing a trip like that each year.
This year Tristen is a team captain for the Star Strutters so she qualified for the Macy's Day Parade as ONLY senior captains qualify, so it's a much smaller pool of people who qualify. She'd had this trip in mind for about a year, kind of like if all the pieces fit, if she's All American again, if she's captain, etc. So, here we are, about to go! We'll do a Broadway show (Aladdin), Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise, Empire State Building, etc. We're staying near/at Times Square. Originally I planned on just Tristen & I going for the 6 days the package includes, but I felt weird not including Teghan, and Ryan of course. So, here's where Ryan's crazy traveling pays off for us... Ryan had enough points with Southwest Airlines that all 4 of us are flying out there and back for free, plus, he has a ton of points with Hilton hotels, so we're actually staying out there an extra 2 nights/3 days and we have a free hotel room for those 2 nights thanks to points. So, Tristen & I are going out on a Saturday and Ryan & Teghan will join on a Tuesday evening and we'll come back home on Sunday. Tristen is done with all her commitments basically after the parade on Thursday so we'll have Fri & Sat to do what we want as a family. She doesn't have a super intense schedule of commitments the whole time we're there actually, but it'll be nice to have those 2 days at the end. None of us have done NYC, so it'll be a great experience!
When we're there, I'll try to get any info to you that I can, but I can't imagine anyone will actually get to see her on TV, but you never know. Throw ideas at me for things you suggest we do, don't know that we'll get them all done, but I'd like to hear ideas! We'll go by Rockefeller Center as the tree will be up, but I do hear don't try to skate there, too insane, go to Bryant Park instead. We'll try to get to Ground Zero. Tiffany's is a must. :) Macy's obviously. Let's just hope for mild weather!