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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Jackie Maggi at JackieMaggi@bellsouth.net, or Patty Prester at email@example.com.
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)
Week 7 vs Minnesota:
Hey Husker fans! Well I sure am glad that the football team was able to pull off a close victory against Northwestern last week. While some many be disappointed by their lack of offensive production, I have no doubt that with steady recruiting over the next couple of years, Nebraska will become something special one day.
As usual, come on down to Mazzy's (Marietta) for the weekly watch party. Our Huskers play @ 5-0 Minnesota @7:30ET. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and as always...
Week 6 vs Northwestern:
Hey Husker fans! Just a quick reminder that Mazzy's will be hosting a GFN watch party as usual for the football game. The game takes place in Lincoln against Northwestern @ 4:00 ET. Unfortunately, last week was a rude-awakening for the football team as Ohio State rolled to a 48-7 win. It's going to take some time for the Huskers to get back on top of the college football world, but I have faith in Frost's vision.
Hope you all have a great time at Mazzy's for the watch party, and as always...
Week 5 vs Ohio State:
Hey Husker fans! As I'm sure you're probably aware, tomorrow will feature one of the biggest games that the Husker football team has had in a long time. Tomorrow night @7:30ET, Nebraska takes on #5 Ohio State in Memorial Stadium. The game is a prime time match-up that will be aired live on ABC. Lincoln will also be the site for the weekly College GameDay television show. If you're interested in watching the program, it airs on ESPN @9:00ET AM. I'm so proud that our team has shown improvement from last year and they will have the chance to take down a top 5 ranked team in Memorial Stadium. Of course I can't predict the outcome of the game, but I can tell you that the fans attending the game will be raucous.
As usual, we are welcoming all people to come watch the game at Mazzy's (Marietta). Make sure to get there early, as seating will be in high demand. I can't wait to watch College Gameday and visit Mazzy's for the watch party, and as always...
Week 4 @ Illinois:
Hey Husker fans! Just a quick reminder that Mazzy's will have it's usual weekly watch party for the football game. Nebraska will be travelling to Illinois today and will play @8PM ET. So come on down to support your Huskers!
In addition, Nebraska plays next week against #6 Ohio State. The big match-up is a 7:30 night game that will take place in Memorial Stadium. It's one of the bigger games next week and Husker fans are excited to see how their team can perform versus a highly ranked opponent.
I Hope you guys come on down to Mazzy's. And as always...
GFN Weekly News:
Hey Husker fans! While many of us are probably not pleased with the performance of our football team last week, I'm curious to see how our team bounces back this week. The game tomorrow takes place in Lincoln versus Northern Illinois @8 PM ET. As usual, we invite you to come on down to Mazzy's (Marietta) to cheer on our team.
Hey Husker fans! Last week at the watch site for the Colorado game, we had our former scholarship recipient, Nathan Venza, attend with his friends and family. Nathan is a recent graduate from the University of Nebraska. Before attending at UN, Nathan previously attended high school at North Gwinnett here in Georgia.
In fact, Nathan attended high school with current NU freshman defensive back, Quinton Newsome. Quinton, a Suwanee GA native, committed to Nebraska last year on August 6. While Quinton lives many miles away from his hometown, his parents, Steve and Kim, have recently been coming down to Mazzy’s for the watch parties to cheer on their son. For further information, check out the link below:
I can't wait to see you guys at Mazzy's for the game. And as always...
CFB Hall of Fame Legacy Dinner:
Hey Husker fans! A few of us GFN members were blessed with invitations to College Football's 150th Anniversary Hall of Fame Legacy Dinner. The event took place on a cool Sunday night, August 25th. At the dinner, many college football hall of famers gathered to celebrate the 150th year of college football. At the dinner, we were taught about the league's storied history as well as some of the players' past experiences. Tommy Frazier, Mike Rozier, and Aaron Taylor were the three former Husker players that were in attendance. It was certainly a unique experience, and I enjoyed every aspect of the event.
Also, just a quick reminder that we will be having another watch party at Mazzy's (Marietta) this Saturday @ 3:30 ET. The game takes place @ Colorado, considered one of Nebraska's biggest football rivals. Make sure to get there early for seating, and as always...
GA4NE Volunteer Informational Meeting:
Hey Husker fans! As we are nearing closer and closer to the start of the football season, I can't wait to see all of you guys at Mazzy's for football games. In fact, if you're interested in volunteering or have any questions, GA4NE members will be meeting on August 10th @ 2 PM. The meeting will take place at Mazzy's in Marietta, go figure!
In addition, the first football game will take place on August 31st @ 12:00 ET against South Alabama. As always, be sure to arrive early for better seating availability.
Can't wait to celebrate the start of a new season with all of you! Enjoy the rest of your summer and as always...
Big Ten Annual Picnic Info:
Hey Husker fans! The B1G Annual Picnic will be kicking off on August 3rd @ Blackburn Park (3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE). The full info flyer is posted below. And as always... GBR!!!
2019 Spring Game @ Mazzy's:
Hey Husker fans! With the spring football game coming up, you are more than welcome to come watch the game at Mazzy's. The game takes place @ 2ET on April 13th. So come on down to support Frost and his team as they prepare for their second year under the head coach.
At Mazzy's, for the spring game, there will be:
A quick mention, Nebrasketball has moved on from head coach Tim Miles and has decided to hire former Iowa State and Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg. Anyways, we hope to see you guys at the watch party, and as always...
Wayne State Women's Rugby Team:
Hey Husker fans! Just another reminder that the Wayne State Women's Rugby team will be coming to Mazzy's tomorrow night from 6-6:45 PM. They are competing for their ninth national title. Come on down to support these great women. And as always...
Georgians For Nebraska Reminders:
Hey Husker fans! Football season may be over, but believe me when I say there are many more things ahead. While the football team had a 4-8 record, I'm proud of the improvement that I've seen from the team and I think they are going to do some special things next year.
I'm glad to say that the Wayne State Women's Rugby team is gathering at Mazzy's once again. Come on down to Mazzy's on November 30th @ around 6:30 to show your support for these great women. They will be competing for their 9th national title on December 1st and 2nd. Welcome these players as they travel down to Georgia!
Lastly, Nebrasketball is underway and boy does they look like a potential NCAA Tournament team. In their last game, they defeated a previously 16th ranked team in Clemson on the road. This might be the year where we not only make the tournament, but finally get a tournament victory. Their next game is back in Pinnacle Bank Arena against Illinois. The game takes place this Sunday @5 ET. And as always...
Week 12 vs. Iowa
Hey Husker fans, our last game of the year against Iowa starts tomorrow @ 12 ET. Come on down to our usual Mazzy's location to cheer on Frost and the team, especially the seniors.
Since it's the last game of the year, we are having a special raffle. The two items, a Scott Frost autographed football and a Dooney & Bourke purse, will be included in the raffle.
Hope to see all of you there! And as always...
Week 11 vs. Michigan State
Hey Husker fans! As usual come on down to the usual Mazzy's location for Saturday's game against Michigan State. The game starts @ 12 ET and it will be the last game for our seniors at home. Make sure to come early for seating.
Also, Nebrasketball has perhaps its best team in the school's history. Keep an eye out for them, as they could make it to the NCAA Tournament this year. And as always...
Week 10 vs. Illinois
Hey Husker fans! Just a reminder that our next game takes place @ 12:00 ET against Illinois. Come on down to Mazzy's Saturday. Make sure to get their early for seating!
Another reminder, Nebrasketball just started yesterday and boy do they look good! Their next match takes place this Sunday @ 4:00 ET. And as always...
Week 9 vs. Ohio State
Hey Husker fans! While Ohio State is favored by 17.5 points, I have a good feeling that it's going to be a close game. However, in our last two match-ups with Ohio State, we have been outscored 118-17. Keep faith in Coach Frost!
As usual, we will be meeting at Mazzy's to watch the 12:00 game. Come early for good seating! And as a always...
Week 7 vs. Northwestern
Hey Husker fans! A wise man once said, "The night is darkest just before the dawn." That man was Scott Frost a couple weeks through the start of the season. While our record shows failure, our team is showing improvement and effort. I love cheering this team on because they're not taking shortcuts. They're doing it the right way. Like the 76'ers fans said, "Trust the process." Hang in there, because the dawn is coming in the future.
We will be meeting at our usual watch site, Mazzy's Sports Bar & Grill - Marietta IN MARIETTA. Kickoff starts @12:00PM ET, but doors open @11:30. And as always...
Week 6 vs. Wisconsin
Hey Husker fans! In case you didn't know, our watch party this week will take place at Mazzy's in Kennesaw. Different location, same enthusiasm. Game starts at 7:30PM ET so make sure to get there early for seating. Hope to see you all there!
Address: 3940 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
Below is a link of Frost's emotional post-game interview after the loss to Purdue. Hang in there because it could be a long season. No need to worry, Frost has this program steered in the right direction.
And as always...
Week 4 vs. Michigan
Hey Husker fans! Although it's been a disappointing start, it's great to know that Scott is in charge of our team. One day we will be competing for national championships. But for now, we have Michigan this week. The Huskers travel to play against Michigan @ 12 PM ET. Come on down to Mazzy's to watch the game. Doors open at 11 and kitchen opens at 11:30. Hope to see you there! And as always...
Week 2 vs. Colorado:
Hey Husker fans! We nailed the tunnel walk. We looked good. Let's repeat it again next week. So not the start we so waited for and waited for and waited for. The enthusiasm is there, we will just have to wait 1 more week to see what our Huskers can do. First, thank you to all of you that came out to Mazzy's Sports Bar & Grill - Marietta to show your love and support for our Huskers. We had some dedicated fans that arrived super early so they would not miss anything. To all the new faces, it was great to see you and hope to see you again this Saturday when we play our season opener. Thanks to all the hung around to see if possibly the game will still go on. From all reports I read, the weather was not going to cooperate and in the end, with much disappointment by all, the game was cancelled. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT BOUGHT SQUARES ON THE BIG BOARD, if you would like to donate your "square" money to the GA4NE Scholarship fund, that would be greatly appreciated. If you would like a refund, just see one of the GN4NE Board members next week and we will gladly refund your money. If you are not able to make it next week, PM me here and let me know what your wishes are. Many thanks to all the Board members who got things rolling this year. We will be back to watch our 2nd season opener against Colorado, next Saturday Mazzy's Sports Bar & Grill - Marietta kick off 3:30PM EST. And a huge shout-out to Mazzy's Sports Bar & Grill - Marietta for sticking with us until the very end and for jumping on board. We loved the Husker Shirts. See you all at our season opener and as always...
Week 1 vs. Akron:
GA4NE: Week 1 vs. Akron
Hey Husker fans! As I'm sure you're well aware, our first 2018 football game will kickoff Sept 1, 8:00ET at home against Akron. That's right, less than two weeks away! Try and contain your goosebumps with that news. All of you are invited to Mazzy's Sports Bar to come watch the game. The event will be packed so make sure that you get there bright and early. Seating will be reserved for GA4NE members @ 6:30 at our usual spot and in the billiard's room. Especially with the hype Scott Frost has brought, many people will crowd Mazzy's, so come on down to support the team.
As for specials & discounts:
One last note, GA4NE is interested in your ideas for creating a Husker/GA4NE-themed magnet. If you would like to participate, please submit all drawings to a GA4NE board member (board members have GFN lanyards) at Mazzy's during game day.
Well, that's all for now. Can't wait to see everyone at Mazzzy's for the season opener. Take care and as always...
2018 B1G Alumni Golf Outing:
B1G Picnic Info:
Hey Husker fans! Can you believe we only have to wait 34 more days until college football starts back up? It can't come soon enough. Anyway, the B1G Picnic takes place Saturday of August 4th @ Blackburn Park 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road Northeast. The flyer is posted below:
Saturday, August 4th
Link For Tickets: http://www.PSUatlanta.com/store.html?event_id=325
>>> Please remember to add your school info when you purchase your tickets on the confirmation page <<<
BRING YOUR SIDE DISH
Snacks (Potato 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
o B1G Ten Alumni (family & friends) of Atlanta
o Saturday, August 4th, 2018, 11:30 – 4:30
o Blackburn Park
o 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road Northeast
o City of Brookhaven, Georgia 30319-2546
o >>> Less than 2 miles inside 285 via Ashford Dunwoody Road!!! <<< (one exit East of 400 on 285 E)
* 285E or 285W to the Ashford Dunwoody Road exit
* Take Ashford Dunwoody Road South (turning right or left respectively) (heading south inside the Perimeter)
* Blackburn Park is directly adjacent to Ashford Dunwoody Road on the left
* Parking: included with ticket
* Food & Drink: included with ticket
o Beer, Soda, Water, etc.
o Skips Catering: 12:30 – 2:30
* Boca Veggie Burgers
* Skips Bratwurst (sauerkraut and spicy mustard)
* Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
* Skip Burgers
* Vienna Pure Beef Hot Dogs
* Other: o Pre-0rder your tickets at REDUCED prices (until August 1 @ 11:59pm, online): * Pre-Purchase tickets ADULT ($13) and CHILD ($6) tickets o NON-REDUCED tickets will be available online (AFTER August 1 until August 3 @ 11:59pm, online) and at the event: * Late-Purchase ADULT ($20) and CHILD ($10) tickets
o Bouncy House
o WEAR YOUR SCHOOL COLORS AND SHOW YOUR SPIRIT!!!
Just in case you weren't aware, Nebraska Football's first game will kick off @ 8:00ET Sep 1st at home against Akron. Come on down to Mazzy's (2217 Roswell Rd NE
Marietta, GA 30062) and support Scott Frost and your football team. Make sure to arrive early, as seating fills very quickly :) And as always...
Spring Game Update:
Hey Husker fans! As you may already know, the spring football game will take place April 21st @ 12 PM ET. However, make sure you get here early, as doors will open @ 11:30 AM. Since the Alabama spring game starts at the same time, you will want to come early for seating.
As for additional news, not only will there be great raffles, but there will also be a contest to determine what our official slogan will be. Once all of you vote on a slogan, it will be put on a magnetized decal. It's about 5.50" in diameter and it sure would look nice on your car (or refrigerator)!
Can't wait to see all of you at Mazzy's for the spring game, and as always...
Spring Game @ Mazzy's!:
Hey Husker fans! If you're interested in viewing this year's spring football game, come on down to Mazzy's on Roswell Road. Doors open 11:30 AM April 21st. There's something special about this spring game, especially since Memorial Stadium will be completely full, the first time ever for a spring game.
While Husker fans have been suffering for nearly 20 years, the appearance of Scott Frost as the head coach of Nebraska has most of the Nebraska fan-base relieved, hoping that the former UCF coach can bring his home-town Huskers back to national relevancy. While this won't be a quick re-build, perhaps in the coming years we could have a taste of the experiences that we once had in old days.
While we're hoping for our home-town hero to find success, we're just glad to have him on our team. Can't wait to see all of you at Mazzy's for the spring game, and as always...
GO BIG RED!!!
Nebrasketball Reaches 4th Seed in Big Ten Tournament:
Hey Husker fans! The Big Ten Tournament starts this Wednesday, with the first game (Illinois vs. Iowa) at 5:30 ET. Since our Huskers clinched the 4th seed, we have earned a double-game bye and will play this Friday at 2:25 ET. The winner of the Michigan- Illinois/Iowa will play us. Most likely Michigan will play us Friday. If the Huskers could get a win over 5th seed Michigan, according to several sources, Nebrasketball could be looking at an NCAA Tournament bid. If the Huskers win Friday, they will go on to play in the semi-finals the day after at 2 ET. If the Huskers happen to make it to the championship, they will play this Sunday at 4:30 ET. Wish the Huskers best of luck in their Tournament(s) and as always...
Big Ten Basketball Tournament:
Calling all husker fans! It is confirmed that on March 2nd, the Hudson Grille on Sandy Springs will be hosting a Big Ten Tournament watch site! We will have games on the big screens in the main room with sound. They are promoting our event on yelp. As for drink and food specials, they are TBD. Here is a schedule for the games on March 2nd:
12:00 PM: #1 seed vs. #8/ #9 seed
2:30 PM: #4 seed vs. #5/ #12/ #13 seed
6:30 PM: #2 seed vs. #7/ #10 seed
9:00 PM: #3 seed vs. #6/ #11/ #14 seed
Hudson Grille Sandy Springs 6317 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Now you're probably wondering where Nebraska stands in terms of its place in the tournament. As of right now, the Huskers are the #4 seed in the Big Ten Conference. However, Michigan (#5 seed) is currently tied with us in the standings, even though we have the tie-breaker. Both Nebraska and Michigan have 2 more regular season games. To put it simply, Michigan cannot win more than Nebraska in the final stretch of the regular season if the Huskers wish to keep the #4 seed. It's important to stay in the top 4 seeds because those teams are awarded a 2 game bye in the tournament. Should Nebraska drop to a 5th seed, they would have only a 1 game bye.
The Huskers play at home against Indiana today 9:00 PM ET. It's a must win scenario if the Huskers want a more realistic chance at the NCAA Tournament. Following, the Huskers will then play this Sunday at home against Penn State 6:15 PM ET in a very important regular season finale.
All games in the tournament will be on BTN, with the exception of the Championship which is TBD.
Wish the Huskers best of luck in the tournament, and as always,
Wayne State College's Women's Rugby Football Team:
Hello Georgians for Nebraskan’s,
A special note from the cornfields of Nebraska, which some of you took part of last year.
Little Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska (2 hours north of Lincoln, Omaha)
Close to Norfolk, South Sioux City.
If you are a sport fan-HUSKER FAN-from Nebraska this IS FOR YOU!
Wayne State College Women’s rugby team will be going for our 7th, yes, 7th national championship
In College women’s rugby. Yes, football without pads!
Many of our gals are from Omaha area or from small class C, and 8man Class D schools from THE GOOD LIFE!
The game is at Life Univ Campus in Marietta.
GPS address to exact location coming up.
Sat. Dec. 1st we will be heavily favored in the national semi final
“With the win” we will play for the national title on Sunday Dec. 2nd at 1PM in Marrieta (Life University Rugby Field)
We will play the winner of York Univ. of Penn or Bentley out of Massachusetts.
Last year we defeated Colgate for the national championship.
WE WANT TO SEE “The Sea of RED” on Sunday and cheer these Nebraska girls on for a national title of rugby, football with NO PADS.
Please plan on Sunday, wearing NEBRASKA RED.
Be loud, be proud, and cheer this Nebraska team on.
We will send a Georgians for Nebraskan’s TWITTER, Facebook, E-Mail blast.
SAT early evening to notify everyone if we win on SAT.
As HUSKER FANS, and the husker football season over, we need something to RALLY THE TROUPS and have a very exciting group of Nebraska Boosters.
The “Grit” of these girls will make you very proud of their hard work, and we have below a new clip that you can view and see a bit of our Sweet 16 win over
New York Oneonta.
Link is here
We are 18-0 and defeated Iowa, KU, Missouri, Kansas State and others!
We would simply love to see you Sunday at 1PM, game over at 2:30PM
Admission is just $5 for Adults to the national championship game.
We would love to show all our fans back home on WEB Stream TV,
THE RED SEA
Of Husker Fans.
The Address to the rugby field is Marietta GA, Life University
1269 Barclay Circle SE
We promise to MAKE YOU PROUD of your Nebraska Pride
NEBRASKA @ PURDUE GAME MOVED!
Yes, it has been moved from Marietta Mazzy’s to the Kennesaw Mazzy’s due to a scheduling problem. Once every season, Mazzy’s in Marietta hosts a fight night. No problem if we have a day game, but if we have a night game, then it is a problem.
This year, we have had a multitude of night games and this Saturday is no exception! Sooo..we will use Mazzy’s in Kennesaw and it is very nice and new. The address is 3940 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw, 30141. Phone number is 770-693-9918. Game time is 7:30pm, but come and eat with us.
Please come out and join us. This is a make or break game for the Huskers (and possibly for Mike Riley); it is the second half of our season and we need to win at least 3 games to be bowl-eligible. Come cheer loud and strong for our Huskers!
And as always……………… GO BIG RED!
HUSKERS HAVE BYE WEEK
No game this Saturday, October 21, 2017. We will resume play against Purdue on Saturday, October 28 at 7:30pm. Plan on attending the game and cheering the boys on to multiple victories in the second half of the season.
Yes, Wisconsin was the cause of our woes last Saturday night. The Huskers hung with them for 2 ½ quarters, but superior size and talent won out. Give credit to the Badgers; they have a very, very good team.
However…we cannot give up on our Huskers. Most fans knew this was a rebuilding year and that is what it has proven to be so far. Hopefully, the boys will continue to make progress and next year will be better. Since Coach Osborne retired, they have had four head coaches and a transition from the Big 12 to the B1G 10. We need some stability in the program and the athletic department. Whatever changes are made, let’s hope they are made with wise, long lasting choices and an eye to the future. We are NEBRASKA!!
We had a sparse turnout for the Wisconsin game. Thanks to Shannon Best and the Lautenschlager family for helping out with the many things that happen during a Husker game. Plan to come to the Ohio State-Nebraska game this Saturday. We need to support the Huskers as the boys are giving 110%, but are we? Hope to see you Saturday in scarlet and cream; game starts at 7:30pm, but come early and have a tasty dinner at Mazzy’s. And, as always….
GO BIG RED!!
Wisconsin @ Nebraska
BLACK-OUT THE BADGERS!
This is the week we find out if the team is for real or at least improving by quite a bit. We play Wisconsin at 8pm on Saturday October 7, 2017. Nebraska has designated this “Black-Out” day, so the stadium should look very dark indeed. If you have a black shirt of any kind, plan to wear it to Mazzy’s on Saturday evening.
We are also going to have some awesome raffle prizes. Big games deserve big prizes, right? Come see what a raffle ticket could win! Last year we almost beat the Badgers and no one was expecting it; perhaps karma will be in our favor this year and we will really confound the experts!
The team showed a lot of improvement against Illinois; hopefully, we will show even more against Wisconsin. The big concern seems to be Wisky’s fine defense and the fact that Tanner Lee is not the most mobile of quarterbacks. (Roller skates anyone?)
See you at Mazzy’s on Saturday. As usual, come early for a good seat and…
GO BIG RED!
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
A REMINDER THAT THE GAME THIS WEEK IS ON FRIDAY NIGHT, AT 8PM, WITH ILLINOIS THE HOME TEAM. COME ON OUT TO MAZZY’S AND SUPPORT THE HUSKERS!
It was nice to have a W last week; Illinois will probably be a tougher foe, but if our defense can start in the first quarter, instead of the third, we have a good chance for another W. And…..if we can stop throwing interceptions!
What do you think about the AD situation? Will Trev Alberts be named AD? Lots to talk about. Come early and we will have a gab fest!!
See you there! GO BIG RED!
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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