Mazzy's: Headquarters of Husker Nation
The first year at Mazzy's was without a doubt a huge success. The community at Mazzy's is very friendly and welcoming to all guests. From the time the game starts to when the clock hits zero, these fans show great emotion during the game and create a great atmosphere.
Raffle items will be available to raise money for the scholarship funds.
Georgians for Nebraska will be run by a committee this year, and we are proud to announce that there are still positions available to head up this great organization.
If you want to volunteer to help in any way, please contact Athene Tenney email@example.com, Jackie Maggi at JackieMaggi@bellsouth.net, or Patty Prester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to join with all Huskers from the Atlanta each and every week!
Mazzy's Sports Bar and Grill
2217 Roswell Rd NE
Marietta, GA 30062
Emails List Below: (IMPORTANT)
Oregon Road Trip
When the schedule came out a few years back announcing the Huskers home and away series with Oregon, we knew we would make the trip. At that point, Jeff had been to 49 of 50 states, and the only one he was missing…Oregon. So we put it on our calendar and off we went.
We flew in to Portland on Thursday and spent the night there. With the wildfires in the area and thick smoke in the air early in the week we weren’t even sure that the game would be played. On Thursday it was a little smoky, but the worst was gone thanks to a rain storm the day before and some favorable winds. We stayed in downtown Portland and saw lots of red (and maroon and gold, too, since the Gophers were playing at Oregon State). We were up early on Friday for a little walk around downtown and the riverfront, but we were anxious to get on the road to Eugene, a two-hour drive. The Alumni Association hosted a Football Friday at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland that night, but we’d made our plans before the weekend schedule came out, so we stayed in Eugene on Friday night. After the drive through very heavy traffic nearly the entire way, we could only imagine what the traffic would be like on game day (and it’s the same route to Corvallis, where they also had a home game). It was still a little hazy, so we couldn’t see much of the mountains, and it was unseasonably warm for Oregon.
We stayed at the Hilton right in the middle of Eugene and it was full of both Huskers and Ducks. It’s always strange to be the “visitors” but the people in Oregon were, without exception, very nice and friendly. We took off on foot to find someplace to have a drink, and within a block encountered a guy coming out of a print shop. He told us that he was born and raised in Eugene, and his son was a dental student at Creighton and he came to the game in Lincoln last year and had a great time. We asked him for a recommendation for a good bar and he gave us directions…then said, “I’m going that way anyway, do you want a ride?” So we hopped in his Suburban and he dropped us off. After a couple of drinks and a snack, we walked down the block to another of his recommendations, Steelhead Brewery, where we met a guy from Kimball who lives in Oregon and was getting good natured grief from a table full of his Duck loving friends. Good craft beer, Oregon Pinot Noir and melt in your mouth trout were consumed, and by the time we left the place was full of both Husker and Duck fans. Since there were some good football games on that someone didn’t want to miss, we passed on revisiting our former party animal selves and retired to our room.
Game day was beautiful and sunny and we mingled with Huskers and Ducks in the super-secret Hilton Honors room for breakfast. Everyone was friendly, hoping for a good game and figured that whoever had the ball last would probably win given the defensive woes on both sides. A couple of people asked us what people thought about Mike Riley and agreed he’s a heck of a nice guy. We walked to the stadium on a beautiful trail through the woods and attended the Husker Huddle that was held at the baseball field next door. On our way to the stadium, a 20something Duck fan was handing out beers to people passing by, didn’t matter if you were in red or green and yellow. We made our way to our seats in the end zone and the crowd was mixed, with most of us still commiserating about our lack of defense. The stadium was mostly yellow with some big patches of red, as you could probably see on TV. The stadium was full by kickoff, with only one section of students trickling in during the first quarter.
We’ve seen the Ramblin’ Wreck, the Sooner Schooner, Ralphie the Buffalo and Uga…and now we’ve seen a Duck on a Harley bringing the team out on to the field. For a small stadium, it was LOUD! Between the first and second quarters, the crowd sings “Coming Home” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K3w7CKkeOQ and between the third and fourth, they get crazy and everybody dances to “Shout” from Animal House (the movie was filmed on the U of O campus) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtFw3tADh3c. The game didn’t end the way we wanted, but it was a great experience on a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest. The people were probably the most like Nebraska fans than any place we’ve ever been. When we were leaving the hotel, an elevator full of fans told us “if you’d had five more minutes, we would’ve been in trouble” and “boy, that could’ve gone either way.” People on the street told us “Welcome to Eugene” and “Thanks for coming.”
It was a great weekend (with one minor blip, the game) and hopefully someday the Ducks will be on our schedule again. It will be worth a return visit.
What can you say when you are down 42-14 at halftime? As ex-Coach Gerry DiNardo (LSU & Vanderbilt) said on the B1G Ten Network, it is either the scheme or the players. Happily, the defense was adjusted and rallied in the second half. They held the Oregon Ducks to zero points after halftime and the offense scored 21 points to make the final score a more palatable 42-35 (Oregon winning). Still, the Huskers cannot continue to be a third and fourth quarter team; they dig a hole for themselves that is just too hard to climb out from. Hopefully, the defense has turned the corner and the offense will limit their turnovers; this team can be very good. You might like to read the weekly Carriker Chronicles on HuskerMax each week. Adam Carriker was a star player for Nebraska and offers some good insight.
The crowd at Mazzy’s was once again great. We had a lot of visitors from other states, some of which came to Atlanta to get away from Hurricane Irma. No matter what state a Husker comes from, you can always count on enthusiasm and good sportsmanship.
The game next Saturday, September 16th, is at 12noon and we play Northern Illinois. The Huskies of Northern Illinois are in the MAC (Mid-American Conference) and are Division 1. Their starting QB, Ryan Graham, is out for several weeks with a sprained right elbow, but is ably replaced by backup Daniel Santacaterino.
Mazzy’s opens at 11:00am, so come early for a good seat. Hope to see all of you there!!
GO BIG RED!
Don’t forget the Braves game on the 24th of September. The Atlanta Big Ten Alumni is sponsoring it and is always a fun time. For more info, go to Braves@BigTenAtlanta.org. You can purchase tickets at http://2017BigTenBraves.eventbrite.com .
Also, the Big Ten Golf outing is on October 2nd. This is a great time for all alumni and friends. Get up a group and plan to play. All information will be coming under separate cover within the week.
FIRST GAME WIN!
A win is a win over a surprising Arkansas State team. We were warned they were good and they lived up to their billing. However, the Huskers prevailed and the best team won. A lot will be learned watching tape this week…
The turnout at Mazzy’s was fantastic! We had about 140 folks show up and they were all enthusiastic about their Huskers. Our volunteers were wonderful; they helped out in all areas and we count on them this coming Saturday. The specials in both food and drink were awesome and I am sure there will be more drink specials this week. Note: they have Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing on hand, so you can order it with any of your salads.
This Saturday we play Oregon on their home field. Last year it was a really close game at Memorial Stadium; we are going to need you Husker fans to show up and cheer them on to victory this week. Mazzy’s is the best place, other than Memorial Stadium, to watch our Huskers play football, so plan to spend Saturday afternoon with us. Game time is 4:30pm, but come early for good seating.
GO BIG RED!!
The B1G Ten Braves Game is Sunday, September 24th at 1:35pm. The Board has purchased limited tickets, so be sure to purchase them quickly. More info below:
Join your fellow Big Ten alums as we watch the Braves take on the Phillies from our private area on the Xfinity Rooftop Patio at SunTrust Park!
o Big Ten Alumni of Atlanta
o Sunday, Sept 24th
o Game starts at 1:35pm
o Rooftop access starts 1.5 hrs before game time (12:05pm)
o Suntrust Park: Xfinity Rooftop Patio
o 755 Battery Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30339
o $53.74 ($50 + fees) includes:
§ Access to Xfinity Rooftop Patio
§ Access to the Xfinity Lounge
§ $20 to be used at any concession stand in the park
§ Link for a discounted parking pass · Email Braves@BigTenAtlanta.org for link and code for parking pass
· Purchase Tickets: o https://2017BigTenBraves.eventbrite.com
o Enjoy the game from this unique viewpoint of SunTrust Park: o http://m.mlb.com/assets/images/3/7/6/206821376/cuts/8_960x540_8pisv5jd_hvzhcegz.jpg
o Rooftop patio is wheelchair accessible
· Questions: Email: Braves@BigTenAtlanta.org
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
Finally…this Saturday is the start of Husker football. Come watch the game with us at Mazzy’s, 2217 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062. Game starts at 8pm, but
come early for a good seat and a great meal!
Chris, the manager of Mazzy’s, has come up with some awesome specials for us:
(Miller Lt, Bud Lt, Bud, Coors Lt, & Michelob Ultra)
(Bacardi Cherry, Watermelon Pucker, Orange Juice, &Grenadine)
(Bacardi Oak Heart, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, & Grenadine)
RED & BLACK JELL-O SHOTS
Add to that, “A TASTE FROM HOME”
Dorothy Lynch White (and Orange) Chicken Chili
Dorothy Lynch Chili Bean Salad
Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing as an option for all salads
What a wonderful way to kick off football season and many thanks to Chris!
Our Husker volunteers have stepped up in a big way. Following is a list of some of the folks you will see buzzing around Mazzy’s on game day:
President or Co-Presidents TBD Need someone to Husker up
Treasurer Athene Tenney
Website/Email Managers ` Aaron/Austin Lautenschlager
Email/Website content Jackie Maggi
Master of Ceremonies Jeff Castle, Doug Petersen/others
FaceBook Jodi Christiansen, Patty Prester,
Shannon Best, Kim Castle
Twitter Tim Butler and others who wish to
Human Interest Stories Tim Butler
Photographer Anyone who wishes to share a pic
Greeters Kim Castle, Carol Jensen-Linton,
Raffle tickets Doug & Suzanne Petersen,
Bill Williams, Bill Moorman
Big Board Carol Jensen-Linton
Doug Petersen, Jackie Maggi
Practically all jobs are inter-changeable and you will see different folks helping out in different areas. If you would like to sign up to help, please let us know.
See you Saturday in your RED AND WHITE, with the Husker Band playing in the background and the crowd cheering. If you can’t be in Memorial Stadium, Mazzy’s is the next best place to watch Husker Football, GO BIG RED!!
OK!, 9 days, but who’s counting? What will this year look like for the Huskers? I turned to a very loyal (rabid?) and knowledgeable fan who has been dissecting the Big Red games for over 50 years and here is his analysis:
Nebraska football in 2017 is the great unknown. HC Mike Riley will finally be able to implement his brand of offense in the pro-attack (equal portions run/pass) and implement his style of defense that DC Diaco will use with a combination 3-4 and 4-3, planning to play each style during the game depending upon the situation. Quick pass routes down field, screens, and dump off to RB can be expected mixed in with a pro-style power run game. The big question is the OL offensively and if they can stay healthy; however, the OL is nine players deep this year, so rotation can be expected. The second question is WR experience. With the loss of K. Johnson, (expected to return in January), McQuitty (ACL) and Miles (broken hand), the ranks are somewhat thin. There are quality backups, but these losses hurt. Early projections have Nebraska with a 7-5 record, but we are all hoping for better. The Huskers play 3 of the top 10 preseason picks and a total of 5 preseason picks in the top 30. Nebraska fields eight returning offensive starters and seven returning defensive starters, assuming that CB Jones is out for the year.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are a fundamentally sound football team, going to six straight bowls and winning the Sun Belt Conference 5 of the last 6 years. And they did this with four different coaching staffs! Do not under estimate this teams ability to play ball! Their QB yards per completion rate last year was 21st in the nation and he is back again this year. However, their running attack was anemic.
The Red Wolves will field one of the best DL in the nation, regardless of conference,
( last year they were 8th nationally in sacks and 2nd nationally in tackles for a loss). You beat the Red Wolves by stopping their run game and forcing them to pass and play catch up. Defensively the Red Wolves are fairly sound overall; however, if a weak slot does exist, it is in the secondary. The Red Wolves are generally considered the favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference in 2017, returning five offensive starters and six defensive starters.
On a different note, you can always look forward to fun times at Mazzy’s. We will have some Husker drink specials and possibly a favorite Nebraska addition to a salad. Chris, Mazzy’s manager, is busy working on these items and will make our kickoff game special for all of us. We will tell you all about them next week.
Next week, a listing of all volunteers and officers for GA4NE will be published also. We still need a few key positions filled, so please think about stepping up!
And as always……GO BIG RED!!
2017 Kickoff Game:
What a great turnout for the organizational/volunteers meeting on Sunday! The enthusiasm was wonderful, as were the suggestions.
This year is going to be an awesome year for GA4NE, if that meeting is an indication of things to come. Once again, we are not going to charge dues this year; however, donations are always welcome! As you know, the proceeds from the raffles and the Big Board go to our scholarship
fund and this year a young man from the Atlanta area will be receiving our support. More information will come in the future about this aspiring baseball player.
September 2nd at 8:00pm is the magic hour for the start of the 2017 season! Come early to snag a seat; the first game of the season is always extremely well attended. Mazzy's is going to have some drink and food specials, and they never disappoint. Wear your red, get ready for some Husker music and catch up with your football buddies; it is HuskerTime!
Check out our new Webpage. Aaron and Austin Lautenschlager are in charge and they are doing some exciting things. We now have a podcast called Corn-on-the-Cobcast and it is not only catchy, it is full of information. More innovative, good things are coming!
See you on Saturday, September 2nd…..GO BIG RED!
2017: A NEW SEASON
It's only a matter of time before Husker fans across the nation will have the opportunity to watch their team. Some aspects of their schedule are certainly new. Dreams at a national championship have been met by a grueling schedule for the Huskers, even harder than last year. Can Coach Riley lead the Huskers to glory and shock the world of college football? Only time will tell. Here is next year's schedule:
Big Ten Events:
One of the perks of being in the B1G Ten is their very active social calendar. Following are a few of the upcoming events:
B1G Brew – Saturday, August 12th at the Red Brick Brewing Company,
2323 Defoor Hills Rd. NW, Atlanta 30318. Cost and time to be advised.
BIG Picnic – Saturday, August 26, starting at 12;00 noon. Held at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.NE, Atlanta 30319
Includes picnic food, beverages, corn hole competition, games for the kids and adults. More info on how to purchase and cost of tickets are below.
B1G Braves Game – Sunday, September 24, 1pm – 5pm. Come see the new SunTrust Park stadium and watch the Braves wage battle against the Philadelphia Phillies. There is no tailgating space at the new stadium, but they have awesome areas to watch the game and party. More info on how to purchase and cost of tickets will be coming.
B1G Golf Outing – Monday, October 2. Eagle Watch Country Club in Woodstock. Will send more info in September. A great, fun time!
Hope to see a lot of you on August 13th at Mazzy’s in Marietta!
B1G Ten Picnic:
Following is information on the B1G Ten picnic and it will link you to a place to sign up and pay. The picnic is one of the best parties of the year. If you are able, plan on going, it is so worth it!
Saturday, August 26th
Link to Purchase Tickets
>>> Please remember to add your school when you purchase your tickets on the confirmation page <<<
BRING YOUR SIDE DISH
Snacks (P’Chips, Fritos, Pretzels, etc.)
Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska
Side Dishes (Mac&Cheese, Beans, Cole Slaw, etc.)
Penn State, Michigan State, Maryland
Desserts (Pie, Cake, Donuts, etc.)
Northwestern, Purdue, Iowa, Rutgers
Fruit, Veggie, Cheese Platters
Indiana, Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin
§ Pre-order your tickets at REDUCED prices (BEFORE August 24, online):
§ Pre-Purchase ADULT Tickets ($13)
§ Pre-Purchase CHILD Tickets ($6)
§ NON-REDUCED priced tickets will be available both online (AFTER August 23 until August 25 @ 11:59pm, online) and at the event:
§ Late Purchase ADULT Tickets ($20)
§ Late Purchase CHILD Tickets ($10)
§ DJ (?)
§ Bouncey House
§ WEAR YOUR SCHOOL COLORS AND SHOW YOUR SPIRIT!
A special thank you to all the schools, members and friends for donating their time, effort and money to make this event the success it is!
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