Stillwater News Press

Opinion

October 25, 2010

Letters: On elections, war, the city and Cowboy fans

— I am a life-long Nebraska Cornhusker fan from Lincoln, Neb.  Over the years I have attended football games at a number of fine universities across the country, including many in the Big XII Conference.  Throughout these trips, most of the hometown fans have been cordial, but some have not.

This last Saturday, my father and I made our first trip to Stillwater to see our Cornhuskers play the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  Within minutes of our arrival we were greeted warmly with handshakes and sincere “welcomes” from virtually everyone we met. 

As the day progressed, we were overwhelmed by the grace, warmth and overall friendliness of the OSU fans.  ... to all the people we met in and around Boone Pickens stadium, we have never been so impressed with a fan base outside of Lincoln.  Even after the game that didn’t go the home team’s way, everyone continued to be wonderful hosts!

I purchased several OSU t-shirts at the stadium and will wear them with pride.  With Nebraska’s move to the Big Ten Conference next year, I am saddened by the fact that it will be unlikely Nebraska will play OSU in Stillwater again anytime in the near future.

I also regret waiting so long to make my first trip to your fine city.  With that being said, I will have a new favorite team in the Big XII conference next year!  I hope you win them all!  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for a truly wonderful experience.  GO POKES!

Nathan Weinhold

Lincoln, Neb.

Thanks from Husker fans

Just a letter to let people know what a great place Stillwater is.

This was our first trip here and what a good one it was. We went to NU vs. OSU football game. We walked through campus and visited a few bars Friday night.

Had a great time and everyone was so welcoming. We met lots of nice people throughout our stay.

We've been to lots of different towns and stadiums and this has to be one of the best. Thanks for a great time our only regret is since leaving the Big 12 we won't have another opportunity to come back. OSU should be proud of their fans!

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinion
Buy & Share Photos
NewsPress e-Edition
NewsPress Specials
AP Video
Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs
Stocks
NDN Video
Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Stephen Colbert Dishes With Letterman #myNYPD backfires for NYPD New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Raw: Keflezighi, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon Teen hitchhikes in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii
Must Read