Husker Nation: As Much As It Hurts, It’s Time to Move On to Holiday Bowl

Posted by Michael Huckstep on December-7-2009 Add Comments

My voice is still gone. It probably won't come back until later in the week.

At least my side doesn't hurt anymore.

All game long, the smattering of Husker fans in my section and I had cheered furiously for the Big Red. When what we believed to be the final second ticked off the clock and Colt McCoy's pass landed harmlessly out of bounds, we erupted into a spontaneous release of joy and relief. As I grabbed my wife and shouted deliriously, I felt something tear in my abdomen.

I'm not kidding. It felt like a hernia, or at least how I believe a hernia would feel; I've never had one.

Perhaps it's just a strain.

We embraced and, after she let go, my vision started to waver. I grabbed the rail in front of m...

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