Nebraska football's red balloon tradition suspended

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How long have they been doing that? I got free tickets sometimes living there in the 90s when they didn't suck and I don't remember that.
 
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What Trev is really concerned about is that he is going to have some games where the balloons will be walking back out of the stadium at the end of the game because they couldn't find paydirt. That is going to be a great image on the evening news in Omaha.
 
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How long have they been doing that? I got free tickets sometimes living there in the 90s when they didn't suck and I don't remember that.

The story says it began in the 60s. I don't recall knowing about it until relatively recently, maybe 10-15 years ago. I'm only half-kidding when I wonder if the reason I didn't know earlier was because they used to be good and there wasn't this morbid curiosity about how long the game would go on before they'd get to release their balloons.
 

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… We aren't getting more of it.
Well, technically we are. I believe a good portion comes from radioactive decay in fields/deposits containing high/higher concentrations of actinoids (thorium, etc.)

Nonetheless, helium shortages are a very big deal and a huge cost/driver for many applications.
 

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All these takes about balloons being bad for the environment can get off my lawn!
 

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The story says it began in the 60s. I don't recall knowing about it until relatively recently, maybe 10-15 years ago. I'm only half-kidding when I wonder if the reason I didn't know earlier was because they used to be good and there wasn't this morbid curiosity about how long the game would go on before they'd get to release their balloons.

Either I thought it was too stupid to remember or they didn’t do it in 90s when I saw quite a few games there.

I remember a lot of the other lame **** they did.
 
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Along with other traditions, like winning seasons. I love seeing that program in the dumpster, but I do pull for them when they are playing the hoks.
 
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Meh, by the time they scored the helium had already leaked out of the balloons. Use the extra $'s to purchase a couple of those Runza launchers...they can fly a couple of hundred feet (or more).
 

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The story says it began in the 60s. I don't recall knowing about it until relatively recently, maybe 10-15 years ago. I'm only half-kidding when I wonder if the reason I didn't know earlier was because they used to be good and there wasn't this morbid curiosity about how long the game would go on before they'd get to release their balloons.
I think I remember it when I went to Lincoln for a game during the Troy Davis era
 

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