The fine folks from Nebraska like to say that you can walk all the way from Lincoln to any road football game without your feet ever touching the ground.
That's because you can step from the roof of one motor home to another in the caravan of RVs.
Cornhusker football fans are legendary travelers. For decades, they've been showing up en masse regardless of where their team is playing. Already this season, tens of thousands of them have ventured to games at Washington and Kansas State.
Today at Oklahoma State will be no different.
What's more, this could be the last time that the Sea of Red flows into our fair state for many years to come. With Nebraska jumping to the Big Ten next season, the only way the Huskers would return to the state is for a nonconference game.
OU and Nebraska officials have discussed a possible future series. It would be a home-and-home with the 2021 game played in Norman on the 50th anniversary of the original Game of the Century. With the lovefest that's broken out between these two schools, there's a good chance they'll strike a deal.
But there's little chance that OSU will play Nebraska any time soon. Neither school is probably all that interested in scheduling such a treacherous nonconference game in the near future. The Cowboys are trying to build their program, and the Huskers will be acclimating to the Big Ten.
That means that today may well be the last time Nebraska fans venture to our state for a decade or more.
Sounds like they intend to make the most of it. Upward of 10,000 of them are expected to be in Stillwater. OSU officials have said that they anticipate only about half of those fans will attend the game.
The other half? A bunch of them will be hanging out at Stillwater High. The Oklahoma Cornhusker Club has rented the school's parking lot and football stadium.
Before the game, they'll have a barbecue buffet and a pep rally. Included on the invite list: Tom Osborne, Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier and Eric Crouch.
I guess that's a decent lineup, if you're into legendary coaches and Heisman Trophy winners and that type of thing.
Of course, 10,000 Nebraska fans is an intimate gathering compared to some of their past traveling parties. In 2000, 30,000 Husker fans ventured to Notre Dame, a place that's difficult to find two tickets much less 30,000 of them. In 2002, upward of 70,000 Nebraska fans voyaged to the national championship game held at the Rose Bowl.
"A lot of schools travel well," Darryl Dunn, general manager of the Rose Bowl stadium, told the Los Angeles Daily News a couple years ago, "but nobody better than Nebraska."
Why do so many Nebraska fans travel?
Many do because they can't get tickets to see their beloved Huskers at home. Nebraska has had 308 consecutive sellouts, an NCAA record that dates back almost five decades. Even though the school added 6,000 seats to its stadium just a few years ago, it received about 15,000 new requests for season tickets that same year.
But it's more than not being able to see the Huskers in Lincoln. Nathan Hesman, a 24-year-old grad student at Nebraska, will be making the journey to OSU, and while he often attends home games, he's a regular on the road, too.
"Most of us have grown up our whole lives following the Huskers; it is almost a subculture," Hesman said. "We feel it is our duty to show the team we care by following them to away games."
Filip Landsberg will also be in Stillwater to cheer on his Huskers, but the 32-year-old financial analyst from Kansas City wasn't always such a big fan.
"My family moved to Nebraska from California when I was in high school," he said. "Initially, I thought Husker fans were crazy and their obsession with football was ridiculous.
"But as soon as I attended my first Husker game as a student ... I was hooked."
The enthusiasm of Nebraska fans is one of the things that makes college football great. Sure, the Children of the Corn have been misguided in their loathing of Texas — all the Longhorns did was win, then help keep the Big 12 together while the Huskers fled to another league — but that's overshadowed by their passion and their dedication.
Our fair state is sad to see you go, Husker fans. Here's hoping that one day your path — and your massive RV caravans — bring you back.