The Original Wiener Slinger

April 26, 2012 at 8:55pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I remember going to Husker football games as a kid and being fascinated by ... well, pretty much everything. The entire game day experience is one heck of a spectacle to a little kid. But out of all of that, a few things stand out in my memory.

One of those memories is hot dog flinger P. Stephen Potter. If you went to Husker football games before 2000 you probably remember him, too. He was the guy who threw hot dogs into the stands and almost never missed. And how did people pay him, you might ask? Simple. They wrapped up their cash in the hot dog’s foil and threw it back at him. It was an amazing and quirky tradition.

And then it ended.

Until today I hadn’t realized when or why Mr. Potter disappeared. I guess I assumed he had retired, or died, or just found something better to do with his Saturdays. Not quite. CBS News recently did a follow-up story. Could it be enough to get Mr. Potter invited back to Memorial Stadium?

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Fletch April 27, 2012 at 2:58pm

Great story. He was there for all my college years (yes, I am old). I always wondered what happened to him.

Mr. Wilson April 30, 2012 at 3:10pm

If one more spammer comments on this post, I’m going to ... uhh ... well, I’ll delete it within a few minutes just like I’ve deleted the 26 other spam posts.

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