September 20, 2006

OU - We know you got screwed but.....

This has been bugging me for a bit.

For the past few days, we've heard Oklahoma fans, coaches and university presidents bitch about how they got completely screwed in Saturday's game against Oregon. The school has even gone so far as to threaten to cancel their 2008 game with Washington, and has even demanded that the NCAA give them credit for the win.

As a lifelong Big 8 fan, I have long admired the Oklahoma program. Despite their ability to employ football players at 20,000 bucks an hour, and to keep half of the 1988 team out of prison, they are pretty much the class of the conference, and are all that is right with college football. That's what makes this week so disappointing. You would think that OU would have enough class to give it a rest, and really step back and look at the big picture.

First of all...DO NOT TELL ME how to get screwed over by officials. Have you ever tried to upset the #1 team in the nation, and have a ref forget how many downs there were? Have you ever had that same ref blatantly miss the final touchdown because Charles Johnson STILL hasn't crossed the goal line? (Sorry my Buff's true). And have you ever manhandled the #1 team in the nation...stopped them on a furious drive as time expired...only to have a child molesting wide receiver deliberately kick a ball in the air? (A blatant violation of a basic rule of college football.) DO NOT TELL ME how bad you got screwed. YOU do not know the meaning of the word screwed.

Second of all....You are NOT going to win the Big 12. You are NOT going to win the South. You are NOT going to hurt your standing by losing that game. Hell, you only fell one spot in the polls. WHY in the hell are you threatening to pull out of contracts and insisting that you got royally screwed?

OF COURSE you got completely screwed. What college football team HASN'T been royally screwed. (Besides Nebraska, who has had more lucky breaks to get where they are than Clay Aiken) Why are you guys so special that you need some sort of congressional inquiry as to how you lost that game? Here's an idea....tell your kicker to boot the ball higher than 7 feet off the ground on a game-winning kick. Or tell your DB he might want to turn around and cover the WIDE OPEN receiver who has slipped in behind him on a desperation play toward the end of regulation? Have any of you guys thought of this?

I normally reserve bashing other teams for the simple reason that no other team besides Nebraska deserves it. As I've said..I respect OU...I regard them as a class act...but their crying this week is a disservice to all of us over the years who have been royally bent over the collective couch.

Turn that anger into motivation, and beat Texas in a few weeks. You do that..and this game won't mean so much.


Anonymous Billy Bear said...

AJ: I figured the 5th down game might come up...I was there and you are right on both counts...I also can't believe that we got the extra down (although we did spike the ball twice) so we only ran 3 plays...but on 5th down there is no way CJ got to the goal line, in fact, he was at least one half foot short...

The kicked ball episode against the bugeaters was worse IMHO.

But, back to 5th down day...After the game I went right to the men's room to relieve the pressure build-up of multiple adult beverages consumed over a long day. Right as I started to go a drunk MU fan shoves me and says "5th down Motherfucker". By this time I have peed all over myself and was also "pissed off". His buddies stood by while I decked him with one punch (the first time I hit anyone in over 10 years)...I then went to Harpo's and proceeded to get into another altercation, but this time, badly outnumbered, I wimped out...The sad thing is that those two games have kept MU in a funk to this day...

8:27 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Ya far as the 5th down doesn't bother me as it does other Mizzou fans. For one, Mizzou finished 3-8 that year. it's not like they were going anywhere.

And two, it wasn't the down per say that pissed me's the fact that Johnson clearly never crossed the goal line. To me, that was more troubling...especially considering the Mizzou defense couldn't stop anybody that year.

Better yet..I don't recall Colorado fans basking in their cheating ways (wasn't their fault the ref couldn't count)...unlike a certain fan base after a certain kick...who reveled in the fact that it didn't get called.

8:07 AM  
Blogger JP Anderson said...

"Despite their ability to employ football players at 20,000 bucks an hour, and to keep half of the 1988 team out of prison, they are pretty much the class of the conference, and are all that is right with college football."

That's a good one. Nebraska has never been on probation and has more Academic All-Americans than any other team in the Big 12. Nebraska is clearly the class of the Big 12.

As for your Missouri Tigers, who cares? If they beat CU or NU in those controversial seasons, they still suck. How about the 9/25/82 Nebraska game at Penn St. when the refs jobbed the Cornhuskers? Penn St. caught a ball out of bounds inside the 5 and a bouncer in the end zone to win the game. This error cost Nebraska another nattie and handed one to Penn St. Did you hear Nebraska threaten to never play Penn St. again or bitch and moan in the national press? NO!

Classy teams don't do that.

8:45 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Do Classy teams have starting running backs who punch girls in the face and drag her down the stairs? How bout classy defensive linemen who run naked through the streets of Lincoln and get shot by cops? How bout classy wide receivers who get caught having sex with 2 14 year old girls in a trailer? How bout a class defensive lineman who is busted for shoving his hands down Miss Nebraska's pants at a bar?

Nebraska's aura of "classy" is the biggest crock of shit in the history of American sports. A false persona that only holds weight to this day because there isn't a national media outlet within 1500 miles, and nobody (but me) calls you all out for being the self-centered, myopic and ego driven hypocrites you are.

And for Penn State, I would have thought all of that would have been put to rest after they got done colon pounding you 40-7 a few years back.

NU is no different than any other school in the country. The sooner you learn that...the better off you'll be.

9:35 AM  
Blogger JP Anderson said...

I agree. And OU isn't "special" either. All big-time programs have their problems.

Is a QB that sells blow out of his dorm room classy? How about a team full of gun totin' crazies? Is that classy?

You made the stupid point in the first place.


9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What really bothered me about the Nebraska "kick" game was the 7 Pass Interference penalities given to them on the last drive.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly. No different than Oklahoma. Why single out one program as the class of the big 12 then?

And are you going to hold Maurice Clarrett over OSU's head for the next 10 years also?

Shevin Wiggins

Former Nebraska football

Police said he allegedly fondled a 14-year-old girl in July 2000. He was charged with a felony count of sexual assault. Wiggins later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Not good, but not "having sex with 2 14 year old girls"

K-State just had a TE arrested for what seems to have amounted to a loud shouting match. Arrests aren't always a big deal.

11:29 AM  
Blogger JP Anderson said...

How bout classy defensive linemen who run naked through the streets of Lincoln and get shot by cops?

This was Scott Baldwin, a running back with a mental illness. And it was Omaha where he was running naked and shot. Omaha, where they send two female cops to arrest a naked 235 lb. major college running back in a fit of manic rage. Brilliant!

12:28 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

I can't keep track of your off-the-field problems? What do I look like? NASA?

12:40 PM  
Anonymous bhg said...

The replay official that blew the call has been granted a leave of absence for the remainder of the season.

More games on TV, more jumbo screens in stadiums, allow us the opportunity to be more critical. Chances are the number of blown calls per year is static.

3:18 PM  
Blogger JP Anderson said...

for the first time ever I agree with bgh

wonders never cease

4:25 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

JP, are you fucking kidding me? Are you doing some serious drugs? Or did you just drink the kool-aid again.

You think the Huskers have kept their noses clean?


I know of several Husker players who come to Lincoln with their sob stories about not being rich, having to help their brother get into school, or helping mom pay the bills while driving fucking sports cars.

They didn't pay for them. The boosters did.

And have you ever seen a class schedule for a Nebraska footballer? While I will say they dont include Underwater Basketweaving or Advanced Croceting, they do often involve strenuous time-consuming classes like Football.

Yes, your players get credit for playing football. That's not right. Besides, unless you play for Temple, who the fuck do you fail football? Nobody failed during your 5-6 season... so I have to ask what exactly the syllabus consists of.

And do you think that any professor at UNL who wants to reach tenure would dare give a Husker footballer a failing grade? First he'd fear getting assaulted by the felons you call a football team, and then the university would fire the profs sorry ass. I mean, two years ago your team couldn't even figure out how to line up to start a football play... and of your last two Heisman winners one "can see through wood", and the other can't figure out how to hold on to a football, much less a job in several failed professional attempts (at some point you'd think he'd figure out that he is the worst Heisman winner in history, and really has no talent... get a clue)-- and you think they're scholars? Fuck no, their grades are more inflated than Pamela Anderson's tits.

And then you go and laugh at Colorado for a fucking sex scandal... when the reality of the situation is that the problem at CU started because of a teammate. I've been to parties where Husker players walk in with recruits, point to any number of women... and disappear into a back room with them.... hmmm... sound familiar?

Have you forgetten that just a couple years ago a couple teams within the UNL athletic department were put on probation for rules violations? Do you remember that the enemy of the state, a guy you all want to run out of town. said the penalized teams were NOT the only teams in violation. He deflected a massive blow for your precious Bugeaters.

You will rue the day that the NCAA comes down on your sorry asses. I can't wait for it-- cuz the penalty that will be handed down on the Husker-Felons will be worse than the penalty SMU got in the 80s... and they called that "the Death Penalty".

And when it happens, I'll be sure to go to Lincoln, on the top floor of the capital building helping each and everyone one of you dilusional in-bred redneck motherfuckers jump to your death.

And for that, I will be hailed a hero for helping clean out the genepool and bettering society.

12:40 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

I just realized JP gets more hate mail here than I do.

Damn...I'm slackin.


8:21 AM  
Blogger JP Anderson said...

sorry sam.. stopped reading after all the typos distracted me

8:25 AM  
Blogger Dr. Buffenstien said...

If I was female, I'd want Sam to father my children. If I die, find my wife and raise my son Sam!!

8:37 AM  
Anonymous bhg said...

Sam, you're a rocket scientist. When did you discover that recruiting parites include vices? Was it yesterday? Are you also shocked to know that there are women that are looking for their "Mrs." degree vs. BA?

A woman willing to sleep with a recruit on the first night? This is headline news!!! You've got to get to the papers right away. That is the first time I've ever heard of that happening.

You're painting an entire segment with a broad brush. It doesn't work. There are black sheep in every program, it tends to be what degree they become publicized, just like the refs call last weekend.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was in school, players that wanted to get credit for their sports had to PAY for the credit hours. Credits applied to PE electives.

In my situation, we graded ourselves on what we thought we deserved, and the coaches gave us a final grade.

Sam, are you convicting all schools that include vices in recruiting or just Nebraska? If you're trying to tell me that Nebraska is worse than other schools, I'd have to say you're more than hypocritical, you're insane, and I wouldn't want to have you raising my kids.

11:30 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Hey Chris..thanks for the link. That was awesome, and I will give you of course full credit for finding it. Very well done.

That's pretty funny about the hits. That reminds me...if you go to Google Blog serach..and type in "Husker football" or "Nebraska football"...guess who is the first blog to pop up?

Oh yeah. The market for anti-Husker related propaganda is high. Maybe someday I'll quit my job and open a store.

Dare to dream.

PS - Thanks on Mizzou. Ohio scares me though. We shall see.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Dr. Buffenstien said...

AJ, I was thinking of opening a store at one time too. I gave up that dream though, after reality set in, and the fact that I'm going to leave Nebraska. I was always thinking of calling it "Victims of the Ignorant", or The Hated, have every other college gear BUT kNU's. It would make a mint, but the insurance premiums would be too high due to property damage claims so that is the reality of it.

8:16 AM  

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