Only 20 weeks remaining.
We are 20 weeks until opening kickoff, which means it’s the official start of our new countdown series. This week we watched The Matrix, which was released March 31, 1999. As the spring game approached I’m sure some of you went to the theater to kill some time. Maybe you saw The Matrix, or maybe you’re like me and you were only a few months old. I know I was born a Husker, so I’m sure deep down I knew that the 1999 football season turned out pretty well. The year started out almost as perfectly as a Husker fan could ask. Nebraska went on the road to Iowa to start the season, and won 42-7. Too bad we let them score a touchdown. Our only loss during the season came by four points to Texas on October 23, but we avenged the loss in the Big 12 Championship. We went to the Fiesta Bowl to face Tennessee, which we won. I’m sure Volunteer fans were pretty salty losing to Nebraska two times in three seasons. I know a lot of the readers out there were alive during our dynasty of the 90s, but sadly I wasn’t born until our last National Championship. Some might think a final record of 12-1 was a disappointment, but for me I’d take that any day of the week.
Review: The Matrix
Andy K: Man, what a year to try picking out one movie to represent. This was a year including (just some of my own personal favorites): Galaxy Quest, The Mummy, The Green Mile, Dogma, Deep Blue Sea, American Beauty, Boys Don’t Cry, Any Given Sunday (just for Pacino’s speech), Cruel Intentions, Three Kings, Election, American Pie (!!!), South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (!!!), The Sixth Sense (!!!), Office Space (!!!), Varsity Blues (!!!)