One Last Word on Parking-Gate
Fine. Time will tell I guess.
However, just as I was about to let this whole thing go and move on to more pressing issues, leave it to Tom Shatel to pull me right back in. No, I’m not shocked that Tom wrote in his column this morning about Husker football. (Even though it’s March.) I have no problem with that. What I do have a problem with is his completely pathetic assertion that Keller is somehow the VICTIM in all of this. Do you people realize how butt-ass stupid that sounds?
Shatel even went so far as to talk to Corey Mckeon and ask him what he thought. “You have to commend Sam because guys like me would have done a lot worse.”
What?!? Over a fucking parking space? Do something WORSE than throw a projectile at a GIRL and swear at her in public? Am I the only person who sees a problem like this? At what point do these fucking guys get to walk around and start clubbing people over the head because of who they are? I’ve seen a lot of stupid and appalling things come out of traitor Tom’s laptop, but this is one of the most disturbing and most pathetic displays of kissing Husker ass I’ve ever seen…and that’s certainly saying something.
This STILL wouldn’t even be that big of a deal, despite the fact that your entire existence rides on Keller’s ability to stay out of jail. The problem is..and how do I put this..you people have had a history of selling your soul for wins before. Perhaps he can find one of Christian Peter’s teammates who would comment that, “You gotta commend guys like Christian, because guys like me would have actually forced sex on Miss Nebraska in that bar instead of just put his hand down her pants.” Do you see how absolutely pathetic that sounds?
This is not just a Sam Keller pattern, this is a Nebraska Cornhusker pattern. I’m not a student at UNL, but I do have relatives there..and the last thing those guys are getting is a “raw deal”. The cops aren’t out to get them. The media isn’t out to get them. The other students aren’t out to get them. A lot of them are bad guys, and you warship them. That’s the problem.
Some of you had a problem with me pointing out the story of the guy from the ’94 team who is going to prison for some pretty heinous stuff. However, the news is not always pretty. I’m not saying every player that has ever waltzed through Lincoln has been like that guy. In fact, I’m really hoping we never see a story like that again on any team. But the fact remains, your coaching staff has brought in some pretty unsavory guys over the years to help you win games. Sure, that happens on any team, but no other team claims to be the Norman Rockwell painting of college football that you people do.
* Speaking of problems, could we be seeing the slow death of the phenomenon known as Husker baseball? Looks like a certain “lower level” Big 12 team is about to put the wood to the little Red in their own hometown and bring out the brooms. I’m not about to tell you that college baseball matters, because it doesn’t at all. But I do find it funny that something that was so near and dear to all Nebraskans now…is swept under the rug for Creighton spring recruiting updates.
It will be interesting to see what will happen if the Huskers put together a run toward the end of the season.
* With the near certainty that Alex Gordon will be a star for the Royals this year, I got an interesting question this week. “How can you handle having ex Huskers on your favorite pro teams? Doesn’t that bother you?”
The answer is, yes. Of course it bothers me. However, there isn’t a whole lot of things I can do about it, so I try not to think about it. Will Shields is a good example of an ex-Husker I can cheer for. Eric Warfield….not so much. (Because he sucked and got paid 9 billion dollars a year.) I’m not about to start worshiping Alex Gordon, but I do recognize he’s a damn good ballplayer, and always has been. If it means the Royals won’t be a laughing stock this season, I’d pretty much accept former Al Qaeda members if they could hit .320.
* Omaha over-30 league is now the Omaha over-25 league. Yippie…this will be fun. I can’t wait to get lit up by barely-out-of-college kids, instead of out-of-college-guys-for-10 years. Updates to come in the next few weeks, because I know you all are concerned.
Enjoy your sweep..uhh..I mean weekend.