I often write dumb things here at The World-Herald, but hopefully enjoyable dumb things.
To those of you who snipe “Why is this news?!” in the Facebook comments, I respectfully offer this answer: Not everything has to be important. Sometimes you just want a brief distraction from the drudgery of the day.
But today … today I bring you something dumb and important.
Prompted by a conversation I had with Blake Ursch, my co-worker and co-conspirator in nonsense, I’ve written a dumb, important article about Husker movies. Not actual Husker movies — though there are a few, like “Yes Man” and “Set It Up,” that feature the Huskers in some small way. But movies with titles — real movies with real titles — that could actually be about Nebraska football or some notable chapter in Husker history. This would assume you hadn’t already seen these movies and didn’t know what they were about.
Movie plot: The story of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
A period piece about the Huskers’ 1970 season and their first national championship.
“Children of the Corn”
About where Huskers are born ’n’ raised. In the corn.
The triumphant story of the Huskers at their highest point.
“The Scarlet Letter”
About the pride one feels in being forced to wear the big, red letter “N” in public.
The story of Bo Pelini.
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
The story of Eric Crouch.
And a few others that are a bit of a cheat, title-wise, but this is an important article, and we have to explore all possibilities:
“Osborne After Reading”
“The Osborne Identity” (I know it’s pronounced Oz-burn, but work with me, here.)
“The Corn Identity”
“Osborne to be Wild”
“Frost in Translation”
“The Frost Boys”
“The Frost World”
“Welcome to MoosPort”
“WarHorst” (about Shawn Eichorst)
“Shawn of the Red”
“Death Becomes ’Sker”
“How to Lose a Game in 10 Plays”
“Husk ... Husk, Sweet Charlotte”
“The Fast and the ’Sker-ious”
“When Herbie Met Solich”
“Solich: A Star Wars Story”
“Point of Bo Return”
“The Towering InfernBo”
“Because I Said Bo”
“You Were Never Riley Here”
Note: Blake Ursch and Chris Peters contributed many of the gems you just enjoyed.