I mean, it’s bad enough that Callahan is so pissed off at you people that he’s actually holding out on purpose, trying to make you drag him out of office kicking and screaming. With that being said, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I like him more and more every minute. But despite that, the guy has a point. You gave him 5 million bucks just a couple months ago. You sang his praises for the past three years. You worshiped the ground he walked on, as you pleasured yourselves to rival stars and Athlon season preview magazines. And now you’re offended that dude is a little bit ticked off that at the first sign of major trouble, you throw a complete fit and “demand” that he “do the right thing” and resign?
What would you do? Now of course to complete this scenario, you would have to forget that you are from (insert small town Nebraska here) and spent your childhood (insert random farm chore here) as you listened to Lyle Bremser lose his mind on the radio. Wouldn’t you be a tad bit pissed off that you were being blasted 24/7 on local media..especially when you took a job in the middle of nowhere to get away from idiot media members with no ability to report fairly?
“But crazy blog guy, how can he be mad? We’re giving him millions of dollars to just leave.” This is all the more reason for him not to leave. Most NORMAL college programs don’t give that kind of money to a coach unless they’ve actually done something. I’m sure in his mind, that fictional Big 12 North title was exactly what you asked for, and now he’s pissed off that ½ through the next season, you’re ready to come at him with pitchforks (most of you literally).
All of that would be funny enough, if not for the events of yesterday. It seems that somebody didn’t send your players the memo that you care deeply about their personal well being and ability to thrive as a student athlete. For those of you that missed it, yesterday’s press conference was highlighted with Mo Purify and several other players stating that “classiest fans in the nation” were basically huge hypocrites (hmmm..sounds familiar) and have serenaded the players with cries of “you suck” and “loser” during the past few weeks. A few of the players even went on to state that some of the players have even considered fighting some of them.
Think about that for a second.
This is not Philadelphia, raining down boos and death threats from the upper deck of the vet onto Randal Cunningham and his band of underperforming professional brethren during the early 1990’s. Regardless for my feelings for the team they play for, these are still COLLEGE KIDS, who work hard (probably not in the classroom..but still) to represent you hicks every Saturday. Think about that. I can SOMEWHAT see the anger raining down on Callahan, but to rail on the PLAYERS? And no, this is not a new development (I reported this to you a few weeks ago), but it’s quite the escalation to hear it directly from players.
Think about all that for a second.
Haven’t you clowns spent the last 40 years telling the world how classy and wonderful you are? Haven’t you gone out of your way on nearly every occasion to convince the college football world of your superiority over every other lowly form of fan? And now players are telling the MEDIA straight up in a press-conference that some of the players want to fight the fans for being critical of them?
What planet is this? Is this really happening?
So again, let’s recap: Now that your season has gone to crap, (which is somewhat relative considering you aren’t even below .500 yet) you’ve now ran the AD out on a rail and publicly ridiculed a coach you just gave 5 million bucks to. And to top it off, you’ve now publicly been acknowledged to verbally harass the same players that you depend on to sustain your identity and self worth.
Everybody else got it?
Which brings me back to the thought of shutting this blog down. How in the holy hell could this POSSIBLY get worse? Is there ANYTHING else short of an NCAA investigation or steroid scandal (oops, already happened but got pushed under the rug by Nebraska’s crack media members) that could make this any worse? And yes, I’m well aware that Texas could beat Nebraska by 75 points this weekend. I’m also aware that that Josh Freeman may throw for 900 yards and parade around the grandstands with an outstretched middle finger to the 3 dozen die-hard fans who actually stick around to the end of that game. But even then…can it get worse?
I have spent a great deal of time pondering the destruction of this program, and now that it’s suddenly here, I can not possibly phantom anything else. So with that being said, isn’t this the end game? Doesn’t this mean that I win? Doesn’t this mean that I’ve actually driven a stake through the heart of the beast and sent it’s soul straight to hell?
I enjoy writing this blog, and I still hate you people more than anything. But I honestly can’t think of any possible way to pile on. This is it…this is rock bottom. Wouldn’t that be the final proverbial nail in the Husker coffin?...to have me just pack up shop, shut the blinds and throw a message on the front page that simply says, “Order Restored”?
I’m not kidding about this, I’m extremely torn. On the flip side, I also know that the second you hire somebody else…whether it be Turner Gill, Bill Parcells or Tom Jawarski (Head coach at Omaha Creighton Prep High School), you’ll be right back on your high horse, proclaiming once again that you are only WEEKS away from taking your rightful place in the sporting universe. Won’t the world need my services at that time as well? But how likely is that, I mean really?
When I started this blog, it was easy to throw out 12 paragraphs about the latest idiotic statements thrown out by the Husker media. But when Husker players are actually speaking about wanting to FIGHT Husker fans? How the hell do you top that?
Would you blame me for just claiming victory? What would you do?
Looking forward to hearing your input.