Tailgate 48: Welcome to Nebraska!

If you missed the first episode of Tailgate 48 last week, you can get a taste of it in the video posted here. Our hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher went to Madison for the Nebraska game and Badgers great Ron Dayne talked to them  about his playing days and then showed them how to strike the Heisman pose. Last Saturday our crew attended the Ohio State game at Nebraska. What did they discover?

Tune in Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET (and again at 10 p.m. ) and watch the following moments on this week’s show.

  • Our hosts interview 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers about playing at Memorial Stadium and the greatness of Nebraska football.
  • Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin discussed the Cornhusker’s move to the Big Ten, what its like to still be the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner in the history of college football, the passion of the Buckeye fans and how much he still loves the game of football.
  • Nebraska product Will Shields, a 2011 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, talks about what  the College Football Hall of Fame and gives Julie some tips on playing the offensive line.
  • Two-time NCAA Champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs shows of the new Nebraska wrestling room and talked about his Nebraska career, his Olympic aspirations, and Cornhusker fans. And then he squared off against Jason on the mat.
  • Jason and Julie hit the Nebraska pep rally the night before the game as the Jester Competition took place.  Jason took his place next to Nebraska legend (and Jester Judge) Tommie Frazier as students had :15 seconds to show the audience/judges why they are the biggest Nebraska fan.  The winner gets recognized during the game.
  • Jason visits the famous Runza franchise and interviews the president of the company Donald Everett Jr. as he learns how the famous Nebraska delicacy started, how it is made and even makes a special order for his co-host Julie.
  •  Jason and Julie visit with the Big Ten Mobile Tour bus and speaks with Big Ten Communications Director Diane Dietz about the tour and the Big Ten Trophy.
  •  Jason and Julie traverse the countless tailgates in search of this week’s Omaha Steaks Tailgate Winner of the Week and they find a worthy winner.
  • During the game Jason and Julie interact with some fans, the Nebraska dance squad/cheerleaders, and witness the greatest comeback in the history of Nebraska football as the Cornhuskers win their Big Ten home debut 34-27.


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Show Comments (4 Comments)
Jill Brodbeck on 10/12/2011 @ 11:17pm EDT Said:

I was out of town and missed the BTN show on Oct. 7, 2011. I wanted to see the part at Babcock Hall ice cream parlor in Madison, WI when the Badgers played the Nebraska Cornhuskers. I can’t find it online. Will it be broadcast again?

Andy on 10/26/2011 @ 11:01am EDT Said:

I do not have btn2go.com. Can I view episodes online somewhere?

    BTN.com staff on 10/26/2011 @ 12:04pm EDT Said:

    BTN2Go.com is the only place to watch online. If you get BTN on your TV your cable provider may offer on-demand programming via TV, too. Without us knowing what TV provider you have, you can just check your TV guide system.