Sport: Nebraska, Plainly

The state is in a frenzy over its No. 1 team

It is insulting and, of course, untrue to say that there is nothing in Nebraska except a Big Red football team, but there is nothing else quite of the kind.

No mountains. No beaches. No big-league teams. Other than slow-changing seasons, burning summers, bitter winters, and autumns that can be rather a brilliant compensation, only this football team gathers up an entire state of people and brings them to one emotional place. In other regions of the country enamored of college football, there is...

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