This is key: get your viewing setup right. You’ve got more room than the folks on the coast, Nebraska, so you can recreate the multi-screen experience. If that means you need to overnight a TV that can be seen across the room then so be it; this is March Madness. If you have a tablet, make sure it’s streaming whatever matchup isn’t on the big screen so that folks can peek into other games without interruption. Make sure you have the following channel numbers committed to memory: CBS, TNT, TBS, and, yes, TruTV. (You may have to write that last one down somewhere.)
Of course, you may get cabin fever after that afternoon session, so hop of the couch and brave the cold for a tour through the city’s Husker havens. Beercade not only has a tasty selection of 28 draft beers (Boulder Shake on nitro!), it’s the perfect place to make your own excitement if the game on TV turns into a blowout -- they’ve got a vintage NBA Jam on coin-op AND NBA Fastbreak pinball handy. Of course, every Omaha outing has the mandatory suggestion of Dinker’s, our pick for both Nebraska’s best burger (the Haystack) and most iconic bar. But it’s got stiff competition from that other venerable institution of the ’50s, Homy Inn. Champagne’s on draft there, which could be convenient when your team wins. Good luck, and happy viewing.