October 26, 2007

Back in the Saddle Again

Well crap.

I’m not gonna lie to you…it was EXTREMELY tempting to shut this damn thing down. However, it appears that the mob (ie those of you not dressing at Bob Devaney this Halloween) has an insatiable thirst for Husker blood. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been at this so long, that I don’t see much more of a point bashing the defenseless. (heh, that’s a pun). But regardless of the bloodlust from many of you, yet another reason to keep this little endeavor going has cropped up.

I had a feeling Husker fans would be back to normal the second they found a consensus head coaching candidate to rally behind. Don’t get me wrong…despite watching NU fans roll around in the gutter like Gary Busey after a 8 day New Orleans coke binge is extremely enjoyable, and I must admit I have taken great joy in watching it. But just as I mentioned a few days ago, I knew it would not be long before Joe Husker fan picked himself up off the mat, and went right back to the crack pipe.

So with that, I think it’s clear that my mission to verbally assault the Nebraska Cornhuskers, their fans, their administration and the media who covers them will continue for the time being…or at the very least until a Husker player actually DOES go into the stands to beatdown some hayseed with a giant ear of foam corn on his head. I will say this though…when that does happen…that’s it. I’m done. It's over.

Anyhow, a lot of the short-term Husker momentum is the hope…nay, the certainty that LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini will restore order, together walking hand in hand with Tom Osborne, through a forest of lollipop trees and gumdrop bushes. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it Bo Pelini’s Maginot Line defense that allowed Brad Smith in ’03 to rush for 900 yards and pass for 250 more? Doesn’t Pelini have the same amount of head coaching experience that the last guy you just kicked out had? (Oh wait, he’s still there. Thanks Tom). Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it Pelini who threw a temper tantrum at Bill Snyder for running up the score on him late in the year?

So in conclusion: No experience, crybaby hothead, doesn’t know squat about offense and has a proven system that has been torched before..even in Lincoln. Got it.

I’m not sure what’s more humorous: Watching a group of fans cope with losing without any idea how to do so? Or watching the same group of fans try and dig out of that losing hole by going down the nearly identical path that got them in this mess in the first place. Weren’t you trying to get away from building up slower local players in order to move forward with more speed found nationally? Wasn’t Frank Solich fired basically for not being Tom Osborne? Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t he only have one bad season of 7-7? Would you take that right now?

I don’t expect for you people to listen to me now, since you completely ignored and mocked me before. Apparently the old adage of “fool me once” does not apply to you. I mean, wouldn’t you think this would be some sort of humbling experience? Wouldn’t you think you would look back upon the way you USED to think and go, “You know..maybe our expectations are a TAD bit out of control in today’s college football world.” But like the lab rat who gets zapped by the cheese over and over and over again…you simply do not learn.

Earlier this week, I did not feel bad for you, but simply figured there was no way for you to sink any lower. Well little did I know that you would be stupid enough to start heading down the exact same road…before your old problem has even taken his headset off on your own sideline. Does anybody else see how ridiculous this is?

Power Poll

North
1) Missouri (6-1) vs. Iowa State
I can see Missouri stepping off the gas a bit after a bit after a rough couple of games. Chase Daniel distributed the ball well last week, instead of trying to do everything himself. This was a huge problem for the Tigers in years past.

2) Kansas (7*-0) at Texas A&M
OK fine..so they snuck into Boulder and escaped with a 5 point win over a returning 2-10 team that is barely .500 this season. KU’s biggest problem this week is much like your own…lack of size. Look for Javorski to pound away at the overmatched lame hawks, and temporarily squash this ridiculous “KU for BCS” crap.

3) Kansas State (4-3) vs. Baylor
The Wildcats look to bounce back against a hapless Baylor team who according to published reports may actually wear pads during Saturday’s game.

4) Colorado (4-4) at Texas Tech
The Buffs have back to back rough games the next couple of weeks before they ease into a minor bowl with the North’s two worst teams…Iowa State and Nebraska. 6-6 with a win over OU this year would be a pretty good year for Dan Hawkins’ team.

5) Iowa State (1-7) at Missouri
The Clones always play Mizzou tough, and the Tigers are due for a letdown. (Just as they did to Illinois State prior to the Nebraska game.) Don’t get me wrong, the Clones can’t score to save their lives, but they’ll keep this one close.

6) Nebraska (4-4) at Texas
Did you ever see that crappy Dan Cortese movie back in the day about a small New England town that always sacrificed one citizen each year by stoning them to death? Bill Callahan had the same look as the woman in the movie..only this is much more sad…considering…well, it’s not a TV movie.


South
1) Oklahoma (7-1) Idle
This week’s opponent is still tougher than anyone Kansas has beaten.

2) Texas (6-2) vs. Nebraska
How the hell did Texas lose to K-State at home by 20? To me, that’s 10x more shocking than any level of crappy football Nebraska has reached this year. Don’t look for the Horns to pile on NU…Mack Brown will have hot dog vendors playing free safety before he would ever put his foot down on the throttle against NU.

3) Texas A&M (6-2) vs. Kansas
The Aggies looked great last week running the football against one of the worst defenses in the country. Will the speedy midgets of KU be much better? I’m guessing no.

4) Texas Tech (4-2) vs. Colorado
Was it really that hard to see Tech’s collapse in Columbia last week? Mike Leach is going to be pissed. Unfortunately, Colorado’s defense is most likely even better than Mizzou’s.

5) Oklahoma State (5-3) Idle
Is it just me, or does this team remind you also of Mizzou of 2006? Lots of offense…very little defense and questionable coaching. I can’t figure them out, but at this rate, they should be pretty good by next year.

6) Baylor (3-5) at Kansas State
The Bears are still the cuddliest little team in Division 1. Every minute Baylor remains a member of the Big 12 is a crime.

7 Comments:

Blogger Husker Mike said...

Two corrections: You are confusing 2003 and 2005. 2005 is where Brad Smith ran up and down the field on CozBohl's prevent defense for nearly 500 yards of offense. 2003, Nebraska giving Missouri the ball inside their own 10 yard line. (Brad Smith did run for 123 and throw for 180 in that game, though...)

Also, Kansas beat Colorado. Colorado beat Oklahoma.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree aj, I think Smak Brown will run it up on the 'holers to placate the rabid mob of UT fans and buy himself off of the hotseat. UT 48 NU 5
Yours Truly
Willie Wildcat

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.jonenglish.net/music.html

Parody of "Free Fallin" song..all about NU.

8:53 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Mike, I will not allow that KU apologist crap on my blog. You can slobber all over Mangino's boys if you want..but I won't allow it here.

Oh, and Brad Smith did run all over Bo Pelini and Frank Solich in 2003...just not as much as in 2005. I'm well aware of both games...trust me.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous LazyJ said...

Mack Brown hung 70 on his "friend" Gary Barnett in the 2005 Big 12 championship game. I foresee it being uglier this week than you think AJ.

Go Big Red.

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Brad Burgess said...

It's hilarious...the idea of the once proud Husker fans telling us in which Missouri game their defense got mauled the worst!?? Haaaaaa Haaaaa Haaaaa!

Pelini had no answer in 2003, and the offense featuring Jamal "Oh my..." Lord looked virtually helpless. You could tell that Nebraska had ceased being "NEBRASKA" by that time. The talent level had already declined significantly and the coaches looked desperate.

The last three Nebraska visits to Columbia...? Missouri has dropped 123 points on you clowns. You actually want ANYBODY back who was associated with ANY of those games? Are you freaking nuts? What is your collective major malfunction?

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great page. Funny as hell. Laughed out loud reading the Imaginary Cally press conference.

Funny Shit man.

8:16 PM  

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