Early Break

May 24th: Cavs overcome 10-point deficit to take 3-1 lead on Celtics in ECF

-What was Sip’s level of concern at halftime? And how about Kyrie Irving…my goodness

-Will they finish it in 5 or come back to Cleveland and win in game 6?

May 24th: Matt Millen (BTN analyst/former NFL GM) / Shut Up Sipple

-Who is the team to beat in 2017 in the B1G? Could Nebraska be a surprise team?

-Where does B1G stand in overall conferences among rest of Power 5 teams? How much does having the best coaches help them overall in talent and catching the SEC?

-Any Kevin Kugler idiosyncrasies???

May 24th: Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated)

-What is Nebraska getting in Mario Goodrich, their latest commit from last night?

-Will there be a RB that commits soon or are they a ways off still from anyone?

-Is the ‘N’ of the past still selling to kids? Also, more news on the 3 players that need to get academically qualified..

May 24th: Roger Goodell is FINALLY letting the NFL be fun again

-Goodell writes in NFL.com report that he is easing penalties on celebrations in an effort to let players ‘spontaneously’ celebrate their TDs…why did he ever do it in the first place?

-Also, OT lowered from 15 minutes to 10 minutes and other NFL nuggets

May 24th: What do current 2018 recruits know of the history of Nebraska football?

-Sadly, Husker fans: probably not much. They were born in 2000! Nebraska’s last conference championship was….1999. Wow.

-Evaluating how much the ‘N’ still sells and how much parent influence matters. Is Nebraska ever in true danger of the ‘N’ losing its luster? Also, WORD OF THE DAY:

May 24th: Huskers land another 4-star in 2018 class and move to 6th in 247 Sports rankings

-4-star DB Mario Goodrich of Lee’s Summit, MO chooses Nebraska, late Tuesday afternoon, boosting Nebraska to 6th in 247 Sports 2018 recruiting rankings

-The ‘hope’ machine is buzzing…it’s time for some ‘momentum’ to follow!

-Any thoughts of it being another skill position player and not a guy in the trenches?

May 23rd: Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-Cam Jurgens makes it to Rivals Five Star Challenge in Indianapolis…how big of an achievement is that?

-Freshmen are making their way to Nebraska for the 2017 class…how many contribute in 2017?

-Questions about guys qualifying? (Elijah Blades…)

May 23rd: Should fans of underdog teams welcome bandwagon fans or tell them go find their own team? / Shut Up Sipple

-Twitter is full of Nashville Predators fans after they made an epic run to the Stanley Cup Finals in NHL

-When the Heat got LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Jake was happy but knew there would be bandwagon fans—and there were—and now they are likely Cavs fans. Wasn’t a fan of bandwagoners.

May 23rd: What assistant coach has the biggest challenge for Nebraska football in 2017?

-An easy answer would be to say Mike Cavanaugh, and he definitely has the most ‘pressure’ of all the assistants in 2017…but couldn’t you say Keith Williams has the biggest challenge?

-Williams has proven himself in recruiting and coaching so far, but this might be his toughest year yet…can he turn a bunch of young players into a solid squad right away?

-Who else has big challenges? Not really Donte Williams/Bob Elliot…John Parrella does…

May 23rd: Golden State sweeps the Spurs, and hockey has the coolest—and weirdest—traditions in all of sports

-Warriors win Game 4, 129-115, to move on to Finals with a perfect 12-0 record in playoffs. Yawn.

-Also, Nashville Predators fans threw catfish on the ice following their win that moved them to Stanley Cup. And they do it after all playoff wins. Red Wings fans throw octopus on the ice. Freaking awesome.

May 23rd: Michael Jacobson headed to Iowa State; how close will you follow him and Ed Morrow?

-Morrow went to Marquette and Jacobson goes to Iowa State—both have to sit out a year before they play (Jeriah Horne also at Tulsa, same situation)

-Can Nebraska still have a decent team this year without those two? Who are the building blocks of this program? And will they stay?

May 23rd: Is there a legitimate argument that the Oregon game could be the most important for Nebraska’s season?

-Reasons it’s most important: Fans/players believe in team to beat quality opponent on road; gives a very positive start after (hopefully) beating Arkansas State in opener; gets national attention

-Reasons it’s not most important: Not a conference game; it’s early so it is too early to know if you are good or bad; Oregon is in rebuilding mode; Wisconsin/Iowa could easily be seen as more important games because they come within B1G West division