The Huskers.com Fan Poll votes are in, and Larry the Cable Guy is indeed very popular.
So popular that this week’s Huskers.com Auction features five personally autographed posters from Larry the Cable Guy’s official poster from last weekend’s sold-out event at Memorial Stadium. Bidding for each poster begins at $50.
More than 1,800 fans voted in a Huskers.com poll that asked fans how they would describe Larry the Cable Guy, and 57 percent voted that he is a true blue-collar comedian, a down-to-earth Nebraskan, the Huskers’ most famous fan and one of the funniest guys in the country – all rolled into one. Only 13 percent of the voters offered a different, most often equally positive description of Whitney.
Tyler Otto, a lifelong Nebraska fan who now lives in Boulder, Colo., had one of the best descriptions.
“Larry the Cable Guy is THE best representative of the entertainment industry today and is driven by all the right things,” Otto said, adding the following:
“I have been a fan of his comedy for a long time, but when he started hanging around the Husker athletic program on a regular basis, something really special happened at Nebraska and the Husker Nation broadcast far and wide.
“In the case of Dan Whitney, the man behind that voice and image is one that Husker fans can identify and laugh with and be proud to have him in the stadium on any given day.
“The more I learned and heard about Larry the Cable Guy, the closer he came to being one of my favorite Americans in the public spotlight. His steadfast dedication to his family, his fans, our armed forces, and last, but not least, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, inspires me and restores much of my faith in society. Do you know anyone else who regularly donates his skybox to U.S. military personnel, past or present? I don't either. I am his biggest fan! Keep up the great work, Larry!”