Nebraska football's red balloon tradition suspended

Trice

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One of college football's greatest traditions - watching with delight as Nebraska fans hold on to their red balloons for an awkwardly long time until their offense finally gets on the board - will be suspended this season. Trev Alberts cited helium shortages and sanctions against Russia as the primary culprits, but deep down I'm sure he's a little relieved to be rid of such a visible reminder of the program's failures.

 

VeloClone

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It used to be that a kid didn't always get helium in a balloon. Sometimes a balloon was at the end of a little stick. But a few dumb kids will take out their own or another kid's eye with a stick so we can't do that either.

Helium shortage is a real problem. Helium that is released is so light that it is lost into space. We aren't getting more of it.
 

davegilbertson

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Agree with all mentions of sanctioned littering. Think of the dolphins.

Please, forgive my ignorance, but what else is helium used for?
 

Cyclone27inQC

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I'm not sure I can watch college football this year if Nebraska can't have their balloons. What is this sport coming to? I can handle NIL and realignment, but balloons? I gotta draw a line somewhere.
It’s not like Nebby needs a lot of helium since it’s rare they score any TD’s.
 
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