All aboard the Husker Express?
Imagine this: It's a crisp Fall morning and you're zooming through the Nebraska countryside aboard a scarlet and cream colored train with a couple hundred of your fellow Husker fanatics. The beer is, of course, flowing, highlights from the 1996 Fiesta Bowl are broadcast throughout the cabin and greeted with cheers like it was being played all over again, Valentino's pizza is being sold up and down the aisles and you're on your way from Omaha to Lincoln for a Nebraska football game.
According to this study by graduate student Matthew Roque it's feasible and according to me it's one helluva an idea.
The Lincoln Journal-Star noted in their piece on Roque yesterday that there actually was a football train that ran from Omaha to Lincoln for about a decade in the '60s and '70s. I like history...