Get in the Ring
* Sometime in the next week or two, I will record my first podcast. Now I know what you're thinking, "Ohhh great. The last thing I need is crazy blog guy ranting about the Huskers for 30 minutes." Ahhhh, but it's a bit more than that.
A well-known member of the Husker internet community has agreed to represent you in a debate with me over the upcoming season. Don't ever say I do not give you guys a chance to fire back at me. I post your ridiculous whiney comments. I give you a poll to express yourselves. Now, I'm going to have one of you actually go 1 on 1 with me on the issues that really matter. Exact talking points have not been agreed on at this time, but rest assured we will cover:
- JC Keller
- Your horrible defense
- Your arrogance and myopia
- Your stupid traditions.
It should be quite the interesting conversation as I beat him to a verbal pulp. If anything, it will give you a small glimpse into the type of crap I have to deal with every single day with you people. Stay tuned for that...should be fun.
* Listening to the nightly Husker circle jerk on the radio last night, I came across a rather interesting argument going on regarding Steve Pederson and his future at Nebraska. This goes back a bit to the Civil War I was talking about a while back...but apparently the rift is as deep as ever.
I think it all fired up again with NU leader and NCAA playoff hater Harvey Pearlman, giving Pederson the big thumbs up on Sunday. With his boss obviously happy with him, and every single Nebraska fan sending him a note about being right about the football program (I assume you all did that), what could be so bad right? I mean, you're 3-6 vs. top 25 teams in the past 3 seasons. (One of those wins, an OT triumph over mighty #24 Iowa State...at home in 2005) You haven't beaten a top 10 team since 2001. Your biggest win to date was a victory over a 5-loss Michigan team in one of the worst officiated games in the history of the sport.
How could you not be thrilled with that? It's not like you guys were that good before right?
I'm going to unleash the rest of this commentary as a truly 3rd party/neutral observer. It's not as if I take one side or another in this whole little Family Fued thing you've got going on...I think you're all idiots. But what I don't understand is the whole satisfaction thing about you being "back".
I can't believe I'm typing this...but you do realize what "back" means right? Didn't you go 60-1 during a stretch not that long ago? Didn't you guys used to run over teams at the tune of about 500 yards per game? Didn't you actually win games like last year's giant egg at Arrowhead? If you go back in the history books and take a look..you'll see what I mean. If you go back and take the Big 8, and include the 5 other North teams....Tom Osborne would have won 22 of 24 North titles. 22 of 24. And you people are holding ceremonies to celebrate ONE?!?!
I'm not about to tell you how good you used to be...but isn't that a bit pathetic? Seriously....what have you done? Beat Texas A&M on a last second pass? Beat Missouri, who hasn't won a big game on the road since the late 60's?
You know, it wouldn't be so bad if you were still scratching and clawing to get "back on top". But the problem is...many of you feel you're already there. I'll even prove it with a simple question for the NU freaks around here. Are you 100% confident Nebraska will win the North next year? I don't mean "probably". I don't mean, "if they steer clear of injuries". I mean straight up....WILL NEBRASKA WIN THE NORTH?
The answer is simple....every single one of you will answer "yes".
And that my friends is what I'm talking about. I can see how many of you don't like Pederson...obviously I think he's a buffoon as well. However, those of you who seem to be content with calling it all good and re-claiming your place on the throne...well...I just don't get it.
Perhaps if you recruited a few more thugs, I'd feel a little different about the whole thing.