October 7, 2007

Nuclear Winter

As I pull up to my keyboard, the fluffy-white flakes of radiation continue to drift down as if torn out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Trees lie splintered about, as if they were kicked over by Goliath himself. Gone are the snappy comebacks, the false statistics, the rival stars, the comparisons, the history lessons, the tradition explanation, the arrogance, the ignorance and all the false self entitlement that went along with it.

The dazzling shade of red that once covered an entire state, now lies buried under a mountain of endothermic ash and debris.

Nuclear winter sets in.

Before we get to what you all came here to read, let me first make a statement. As you know, I am very persistent of the fact that I do not want to turn this blog into something that it’s not..which is a cheerleading podium for my own favorite team. There are dozens of outstanding Mizzou blogs, and if you want to read that angle, I invite you to visit them. They are located on the right-edge of this blog, and they are outstanding.

With that being said, in light of recent events, I would like to say how happy and proud I am for Missouri, their coaches and most of all us fans. The atmosphere in that stadium was unlike any I’ve ever witnessed in Columbia. The raging party before the game topped anything I’ve witnessed in my 30+ years, including Padre, Daytona, New Orleans and the French Riviera. What you saw last night was a fan base celebrating nearly 40 years of ineptness being broken. A big game. A swift ass kicking..excuse and spin free. I was thrilled to be a part of that..something I won’t soon forget.

With that being said, let’s turn our attention to you….

My number one question for you today, is not whether or not you think Callahan can survive at NU. I don’t want to ask you if you think you can pull it together to still make a decent bowl or even to possibly win the crazy north. I don’t care about your schemes, I don’t care about coaches “not getting the talent” out of your players. No, the question I want to ask you is this:

At what point last night did you think of me?

Don’t fool yourself, even if the Huskers had come within a couple of scores last night, you hayseeds would be flooding my comments section with wave after wave of blubbering propaganda. I wouldn’t be able to go 3 feet out of my driveway, without running into one of you yayhoos lecturing me on how recruiting and tradition trump “gadget offenses”, “flash in the pan” quarterbacks and sub par coaches who always seem to fall over themselves in a tight spot.

Had the tables been turned, your reckless self-promotion would be regaling me with tails of 12-star quarterbacks signing letters of intent on the spot. I’d hear countless blathering history lessons, abut how “Nebraska is still Nebraska” and “Missouri will always be Missouri.”

The problem with a nuclear blast is that once it’s dropped, there is nobody left standing.

As you probably can figure out, I could sit here for 5 hours and comment on the things that are wrong with your program. Perhaps I could spend another 5 hours discussing each and every point I’ve made since last January and pinpoint exactly how my predictions have come to fruition? Perhaps I could take some of my favorite comments from the summer, and point out the complete and total ridiculousness of talking trash without having any sort of clue what sort of hand you’ve been dealt?

If any of you are left (perhaps some of you were getting a jar of peaches out of your basement at the time and avoided the direct blast ), I’m sure your anger is no longer directed at me..but at those who have tricked you. I’m guessing you no longer seethe at my words, as I spoon-feed you yet another dose of truth and reality. I suppose crazy blog guy isn’t considered quite so crazy today.

Great Raider Flunky ™
JC Keller
Marlon Lucky
Rebuilt offensive Line
Defensive Line
Cosgrove
Linebackers
Corners
West Coast Offense
Unstoppable Tradition
Rival Stars
Top 5 recruiting classes
Top-notch receivers

Flash. Poof. Gone

All of these fraudulent myths destroyed in the flash of an eye as a thermal blast wave radiated outward at supersonic speeds.

So how do you pile on a program that has been completely wiped off the map? I’m actually half-tempted to shut down this blog for good, now that my point has been made. Why should I go on preaching to the masses when I have already been proven right? Should I even take the time type out derogatory words regarding a team that is so completely meaningless and insignificant?

“Bill Callahan is a fraud!!!”

“Yeah, we know”

What fun is that?

As I made the satisfying trip home today, I pondered the future of the Husker hating movement. If your enemy has been wiped off the face of the sporting earth, do you continue to attack it if there’s nothing left to shoot at? Is it possible to make points and expose flaws that have long been discovered?

Regardless of where the future takes us, I would like for you all to realize a few things:

First, I was right. Not about some things, but about just about everything. Go ahead. Scroll through the archives, and find me one single scrap of information that was not slathered in facts. I dare you to ponder back to our exchanges over the summer, and find one single miniscule detail that I failed to describe to a T.

Secondly, never ever forget that you did this to yourself. Simple physics state that what goes up, must come down. But more importantly, don’t piss off everybody else on earth, because you’ll eventually have hell to pay on the way back down. That is what you saw last night, as Missouri fans spent 45 minutes (yes, 45 full minutes) doing the wave in a 4th quarter blood-letting that hasn’t been seen since Louis XIV cut off thousands of peasant heads in the 1600’s.

And finally and most importantly, never ever ever think of yourself as better than the game. The world is reveling in your destruction today, not because you have been wiped off the map, but because of the defiance in which you lived your life. You are no bigger fraud than you were yesterday, but it’s far far worse when you realize that you’ve been complete douchebags about it for so long. Acting like arrogant jackasses for 40 years may have felt galvanizing and was literally the social fabric that holds a state together…but it really really pisses other people off. For that, you have absolutely nobody but yourselves to blame and nobody on earth feels sorry for you about it. Not one.

Hell, even this morning…after getting rammed like the star of Anal Girls 27, your contempt and self-pity still shines bright. It's evident even the day after...“Nebraska couldn’t get anything going against the #97 ranked defense”. Despite all that, the Nebraska media STILL figures there is something fixable…something worthy of repair, instead of admitting a solid, colon-thundering ass pounding. Avoid giving credit and find fault from within.

So what happens next, now that the earth is sizzling like the greasy morning griddle at Dennys?

Who the hell knows.

I will more than likely continue to be right. You will more than likely scower the plains for some shred of self-respect, as you blame others for your own faults. Games will continue to be played, hell…the Huskers may even win a game or two by the time the bus pulls into the Shreveport Econo Lodge. But despite what the future holds, let the record show once and for all that karma and fate are inescapable. As coaches are being fired, and the next generation of over hyped and overanalyzed flunkies take their spot, rest assured that the world will never be the same for you. Eventually, the first cockroach will appear from his hiding spot and the process will begin again. It’s your nature. You can’t help it.

I hope you enjoy the world in which you created. Don’t mind that soft orange glow…I’m sure it will wash off eventually.

Order

Fucking

Restored



73 Comments:

Blogger RT said...

Add to the analogy:

Which president dropped the nuclear bomb?

The irony astounds me.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still find satisfaction in that Mizzou's greatest accomplishment in the past 50 years is beating the worst Husker team in that span with the best Mizzou team in that span. Congrats. Enjoy losing next week.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think Nebraska sucks this year, just wait until next year. Can you say "worst team in the Big 12"?

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRAVO!

And yes....didn't Truman "The Tiger" drop the bomb!

MIZZOU RAH!

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! I believe that would be Harry S. "The Tiger" Truman!

MIZZOU RAH!

5:17 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

"Beating the worst Husker team in 50 years is your best accomplishment"

Do the rest of you have any questions?

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Art Van Delay said...

Here's my favorite part: "Acting like arrogant jackasses for 40 years may have felt galvanizing and was literally the social fabric that holds a state together…but it really really pisses other people off. For that, you have absolutely nobody but yourselves to blame and nobody on earth feels sorry for you about it. Not one."

That paragraph exactly reveals how we feel about these Corn goobers.

Bravo HuskerH8er, once again your writing is pure genius!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are husker fans here? Didn't they realize how f---ed their program was last night?

5:36 PM  
Blogger Sean Weide said...

I do find it interesting that - as an observer of media - the tide has certainly turned from defending the team to criticizing it.

About the only W-H reporter who did not editorialize in some fashion in his story in Sunday's edition was Steve Pivovar. This comes as a shock to me because for many years, he was the tried-and-true "Husker Hater" on the staff.

5:41 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Good point Sean.

Just goes to show, the local media flows with the masses..not an original thought in the bunch.

Pathetic.

5:43 PM  
Blogger graypuppi said...

I have enjoyed your insight for a long time. Kansas State helped start the slide down and I think Missouri finished it.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Missouri Husker Fan said...

Congratulations on beating a team that just can't seem to get it's head out of it's ass. It confirms what I already suspected. There is a bad seed in Huskerland, at it's most likely a coach (or 2). Our defense couldn't stop payment on a bad check, and the offense can't be expected to carry the balance. The Huskers have talent but can't get it to perform at an acceptable level. Home team advantage was huge, but even without it, Mizzou had the better team. Yeah, it's me who said your word verification demands "Huskers by 17". But I'm still a fan, and that will not end, win or lose. So congratulations Kitty! Enjoy the spoils of your victory, but don't forget. The season isn't over, and the Pinkel factor may rear it's ugly head at any time. It seems unlikely, (though not impossible) that the Huskers can recover this season, and I look forward to seeing who shakes out at the end of the year. In the meantime, I have only one thing to say to you................

GO JAYHAWKS!

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a hardcore follower of the Tigers... they have always found a way to break my heart. That said, admittedly I loved watching that game lastnight... I've never seen such a complete game out of a Pinkle team. One can only hope that this spurs the team on to putting together 4 quarters of ball game in and game out. I'll not hold my breath but that was a joy to watch. Not because it was a victory over a lowly Husker team... rather, a stealming cup of stfu served to the Husker Nation.

Yeah, kicking Huskerdom while they are down feels nice... they should know... they did it to Mizzou for the last 20 years.

Karma, aint it a bitch!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ, that was just beautiful. The husker arrogance was evident before the game last night, but didn't last long. I think there were rather enjoying rubbing our noses in their history, much as Mr. Anonomous (Mizzou's greatest accomplishment in the past 50 years is beating the worst Husker team in that span with the best Mizzou team in that span) did, at least until the game started when that bitch known as reality reared her ugly head.

And you are correct, no one feels sorry for those hicks. No one.

7:02 PM  
Blogger HucktheFuskers said...

AJ,

First of all congratulations. Not only for your team's win, but more importantly for your team's large, televised contribution to the dismantling of Nebraska football. I'm just happy MU didn't allow the Cornholers to score meaningless 4th Quarter points to make the game appear closer than it actually was.

I stumbled across an old ESPN.com article a few weeks ago. I hope you don't mind, but I've pasted it to the bottom of my comment. It's the one where Steve Pederson fires Frank Solich because, as he says "I refuse to let the program gravitate into mediocrity."

Hmmmm, gee Stevie, your team isn't good enough to be considered "mediocre". I mean, the team you are leading, the team you are building, the team you were dying to put your stamp on has to aspire to be "mediocre".

With long term contracts firmly in place for both of the key architects (Stevie & Callie) of the Cornholer demise, I look forward to many more years of future beatdowns.

On this day of our Lord, I would like to thank God for bringing Steve Pederson and Bill Callahan to the University of Nebraska. Amen. Alleluia.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=1674716

7:23 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

OHF? OHF?

Anybody seen OHF?

Thanks

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I still find satisfaction in that Mizzou's greatest accomplishment in the past 50 years is beating the worst Husker team in that span"

You basically just summed up everything Huskerh8er has been trying to tell you for years. Your AD didn't want to gravitate into mediocrity. Mission accomplished. You didn't gravitate toward it. You took a nose dive right through it to the point where mediocrity would be an improvement. Bravo!

Jason

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's huskeryankeefan? I missed his insightful comments about our terrible defense and how we had no chance at winning.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Section96 said...

I especially enjoyed the fake field goal for a TD that Pinkel threw in the face of Nebraska. A thing of beauty.

Glad you're back safely, AJ. I trust you enjoyed your trip :-)

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The highlight of my day was stepping in raw shit while using the porta-johns before the game. Do you guys ever empty those things?

I never thought I'd say this, but you've beaten me. I've got nothing.

It's a dark dark day.

GBR, or something like that.

TJ - Lincoln

9:52 PM  
Blogger Greg Tepper said...

My fellow Tiger faithful, this isn't a win for Missouri.

This is a win for America.

Consider terrorism defeated, and consider the order restored.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the whole thing is that Nub fans now have to resort to posting on every Big 12 message board that the Missouri fans are the most inhospitable, rude, obnoxious, and, apparently, middle-finger-waving, curse word swearing, illiterate bunch of college football fans in the country. At least they can hang their hat on that. This coming from the classlessiest fans in the Big 12 who hung a 20 foot banner in front of the Mizzou Alumni fan section that said Bugeaters vs. BoogerEaters and proceeded to taunt fans in the adjacent section with "history lessons" all the way up until...wait for it...wait for it...kickoff. Then for some unknown reason, the sign was neatly folded, put away, and mouths shut up. To borrow from the movie Usual Suspects, the greatest trick the Huskers ever pulled was convincing a national TV audience that they weren't even there...Stay classy Nuhbrasky...

10:08 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

For those of you Husker fans reading along today (and other schools as well I guess)...let this display of Tiger hatred be a lesson to you...

Mizzou fan is taking out 38 years of suckiness in about 24 hours. Prepare for this only to get worse.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm glad you knew what I've known all along...that Pedey, Cally, and Co. are all frauds. I hope you keep spewing it out there in this blog so that others will finally figure it out (as if last night didn't help them) too!!!

As for the "arrogant jackasses" comment....you're just jealous that you haven't had a team to act like an arrogant jackass about for the last 40 years.

Cheers!
Down with Pedey!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ,

I feel bad for giving your site a hit today, but I was just a little too curious to see exactly how much self congratulation you felt was in order. Ouch, man (can somebody cue up a salt-pouring-in-wound emoticon?).

You obviously have found an audience here on the internet; fellow "huskerh8ters", Solich apologists, and a surprisingly large contingent of masochistic Husker fans who actually find amusement in your regular fits of slander and unfounded (although cleverly worded) accusations of "arrogance". Bully to you on that. I'm sure this outlet has been quite productive for you, since, after all, being a Missouri fan for the last 30+ years probably has been quite frustrating. Nebraska fans have been getting doses of embarrassment and defeat on an increasingly frequent basis, however in my lifetime I have not had to endure quite the same sustained sense of dread that you and your fellow Tiger fans/alums have had to wallow in for so long. Thus I cannot claim to understand the source or exact nature of the frustration that motivated you to create this "dear diary" hate-fest. However, since I grew up in Nebraska and have been imbued with more Husker loyalty than I know what to do with (and also because there is a "reply" button), I feel qualified to offer a couple observations of my own.

I'm not here to blow smoke up anybody's ass. I certainly won't defend my team or try to put a positive spin on any of this. The 2007 Cornhuskers have problems, for certain. Missouri, on the other hand, seems to have finally gotten over whatever mid-season hump has been in its way for a very long time. Congratulations, I guess. We'll see how the rest of the season plays out, but at this point it looks like Mizzou and Kansas are the teams to beat in our division. It is painful to feel so out of the race at this point, but I seriously wish you good luck in reclaiming some notoriety for the Big XII North (it's not just Nebraska fans saying the North is "weak", it's the entire country).

I seriously doubt, though, that you are enjoying the Tigers' success as much as Nebraska's woes. To me, this illustrates the most profound difference between Nebraska fans and Missouri fans.

You obviously feel that we, as football fans (and apparently as human beings in general, since you say we are so arrogant and deluded), are at a disadvantage because our appreciation of football has not been tempered by decades of failure and disappointment. This is relatively true. It is easy to be "the greatest fans in college football" when your team can gain 500 yards rushing with its 3rd and 4th strings in. Recent disappointments have brought out the worst in many fans, and it would be an understatement to describe the current state of Husker nation as "divided."

But the fact of the matter is that next week, next season, next millenium, NEBRASKA FANS WILL STILL BE NEBRASKA FANS. We will be optimistic, incorrigibly excited, and UNAPOLOGETICALLY PROUD to be Huskers. We do not need Missouri to fall flat on its face to enjoy the college football season, because despite the sweeping generalizations that your entire blog is posited on, Nebraska fans embody everything that is right about college football. We are unconditionally devoted to our team, and simply appreciate competition. I hope, as do many of my friends who have grown up with Nebraska football in their lives, that Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, hell even Colorado, can continue with their resurgence and make the Big XII North exciting. If you took the time to really talk to a Nebraska fan without antagonizing them, you would probably find that out.

However, since you are an insecure, antagonistic little freak, I am not surprised that a justification for the title "Greatest Fans in College Football" eludes you. Given the depth of your grievances with the state of Nebraska and its people, I find it amazing that you have stayed in Omaha for so long. Why not return to God's country and become part of a community that you don't loathe so much for such trivial reasons? Why contribute to the tax pool that helps fund many of the public facilities that constitute the University of Nebraska?

Perhaps it's because a sense of hatred for everything Big and Red has contributed more to the social fabric of YOUR state than you would ever care to admit. Can you really say that you would have such a strong identity without your nemesis? I don't rightfully know, and I am not going to go so far as to make insulting generalizations about the Tiger faithful. I don't need to lob cheap insults at a group of strangers in order to feel good about myself. I know that the sun will come up in Lincoln tomorrow, and the Huskers will still fight for their victories, and I will still be proudly cheering for them.

Memorial Stadium will still be sold out on Saturday, as it will be for the remainder of the season. Which reminds me... congrats on Faurot's sell-out last week! I believe it had been a couple years since the Tiger fanbase came out in such massive, drunken throngs. As a matter of fact, I believe it was the last time Nebraska came to Columbia...

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The season isn't over, and the Pinkel factor may rear it's ugly head at any time." Well said mohuskerfan. The only problem with that statement is that Nebraska now has the " CALLAHAN FACTOR". which means, get a fucking clue on how to coach.

The best thing to happen to MIZZOU football is Callahan's contract extention.

NU fan's grab your ankles and hold on for the ride. Every team in the BIG 12 is going to ass fuck you for the 30 years of running up the score on them and your arrogance as a fan base. IT TS GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL TO WATCH!

PS: AJ wonderful job. I can't thank you enough for your efforts to show the world who these ASS CLOWNS really are.

Kenny Tarmac

11:27 PM  
Blogger bornred said...

Man, I can't wait until the game kicks off... All of the build up is killing me..

I had this really bizarre dream last night that the game already happened and Mizzou walked all over us like we were a parquet floor.

In my dream (you know how dreams are, you just know certain things) the Huskers misplaced their ass and Mizzou, being a good host, invited us to step behind their woodshed so that they could hand it back to us... that was nice. Funny, in my dream, the woodshed was unusually large and full of wood

Anyway, just a dream, right?

Hey, what's that funny looking mushroom shaped cloud over there?
And what the hell happened to the sun?

Randy

2:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ

hope you applauded their team and their efforts after the game . . .

ksudrew

8:04 AM  
Blogger midzman said...

I have dealt with these condescending clowns since I was a freshman in Boulder in 1984. The uber-classy "Sal's Dead, Go Big Red" will NEVER be forgotten. This blog MUST go on -- although finding happiness in other's misery is not usually my cup of tea, as long as it's the necks, keep it coming. Thanks Mizzou for putting a big smile on my face Staruday Night.

Til then I'll be slobbering all over myself in anticiapation of the blood letting day after thanksgiving, Go Buffs!

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I have trouble understanding what is so satisfying about this win. Nebraska was overmatched. Everyone knew this. I say this as a dyed-in-the-wool Nebraska fan.

The Mizzou offense was even more impressive than I thought it would be. That QB is for real. What was even more surprising was the ability of MU's front four to pressure Sam Keller. I thought Mizzou's defense was supposed to be pretty weak. Are they underrated, or were they overperforming on Saturday? Either way, Mizzou looked like Top 10 material the other night (though that may have had something to do with lackluster competition).

I expected Mizzou to win big. No surprise there. What does surprise me, what actually disappoints me a little, is the bitterness of a lot of the Mizzou fans on this blog. Even in victory, guys? One of the Huskerh8er's favorite things to mention about Husker fans is that they aren't as 'classy' as everyone says they are. I have to say that I don't remember Tom Osborne, Frank Solich (or even Callahan) faking a field goal with a four touchdown fourth quarter lead. Where's the sportsmanship there? Kicking your opponent when he is down = not classy. Take a page out of Pete Carroll's book. USC had Nebraska by the throat all day in Lincoln. Carroll brought in the reserves for most of the second half. The outcome had already been determined; there was no need to continue punishing an overmatched opponent with the first string. Not only did Pinkel leave his first-team guys in for far longer than necessary, but he ran the score up in a very nasty way.

And the fans were hardly better. My favorite was an ESPN sign that read: "Excrement Stool Poop Nebraska." First of all, the potty humor loses its luster after kindergarten or so: grow up. Secondly, your achievement looks worse when you denegrate your opponent. If this year's Nebraska football team is equivalent to 'stool' and 'poop,' then Mizzou accomplished very little on Saturday night; all they did was kick the crap out of crap! Not very hard, if you ask me.

Anyway, congratulations to the Missouri Tigers. They are a very good football team. I wouldn't be surprised if they win the Big XII this year.

8:38 AM  
Blogger JGerardi said...

Anonymous,
"The 2007 Huskers have problems, for certain." Problems? Math books have problems, this Husker team is a disaster.

AJ this post is worth reading

http://65.98.70.3/vbbs/showthread.php?t=43663

Pretty lengthy, but probably the epitome of what we can expect to see every time NU loses on the road this year (about 3 more times)

8:48 AM  
Blogger midzman said...

The KEY detail these sKerge losers leave out of their "every other school in the Big 12 fans are classless" stories are that they all show up on enemy turf wearing their obnoxious corn cobs on their heads and hillbilly red overalls chanting GO BIG RED over and over and then when the visiting fans get pissed, they just don't understand the acrimony.

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"they all show up on enemy turf wearing their obnoxious corn cobs on their heads and hillbilly red overalls chanting GO BIG RED over and over"

What's wrong with cheering your team on? The problem arises when you talk shit about the opponent.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Husker4Yankees said...

AJ:

Your team won. Congrats and hopefully Mizzou will be able to run the table and represent in San Antonio and perhaps in a BCS game. Your offense is pretty damn good. What amazed me is that I could not fault the Husker DBs. They had many of those plays covered well, but Rucker and #45 would make some type of Jedi catch....hard to defend. That and not getting ANY effective pass rush helped Daniels.

Did I think running the fake up by 28 with 10 left was disrespectful? Sure, but getting disrespected is our fault for not stopping that play, not your fault for running it.

I still think your defense is suspect. We had too many miscues and penalties and a defensive gameplan evidently designed to put our offense in a 14 point hole from the starting gun.

Anyway, kudos and fight on.

Midzman, et al:

I stopped going to games in Boulder and Columbia a long time ago because of attitudes like yours. "Oh my god! Some people showed up to cheer for their team! And they actually had the gall to wear stuff related to their team!" I can see where this would drive the average Buffs fan into a rage that results in vandalizing property and spitting curses in the opposing fans faces. Same kind of attitude prevails in those who assault little league coaches and umpires.

Does NU have misguided, classless fans? Sure. But I am betting your experience in Lincoln (win or lose) would be drastically different than my experience in Columbia or Boulder. Which is why I choose to stay away from those two stadiums.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the "anonymous" guy that had the super-long post from above.

I agree with the guy who pointed out that even in overwhelming victory, many Mizzou fans (especially present company in cyberworld) have been completely vindictive and classless. You people are doing the exact same things that you have derided us for. In my mind, this blog has lost all relevance. The pot is now calling the kettle black, for a lack of a better metaphor.

I agree that the fake FG was completely uncalled-for. I'm not making excuses, because it was NU's fault for not stopping it. But seriously, guys, did you really need to give that film to Oklahoma?? You had us beaten, and then felt the need to avenge all the games in the past when T.O. "ran up the score?" Give me a break. Nebraska never pulled out a trick play in the 4th quarter with a 4 TD lead, WITH ITS FIRST STRINGERS IN!

Furthermore, can anybody point out a blog by an NU fan that is devoted completely to slandering another team/fan base? Probably not. Get a life.

And congratulations on the win. Seriously.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one wants you in their f*cking stadium. STAY HOME!

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The KEY detail these sKerge losers leave out of their "every other school in the Big 12 fans are classless" stories are that they all show up on enemy turf wearing their obnoxious corn cobs on their heads and hillbilly red overalls chanting GO BIG RED over and over and then when the visiting fans get pissed, they just don't understand the acrimony."

You really don't get it, do you?

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jgerardi:

"Problems? Math books have problems, this Husker team is a disaster."

Do you have any rebuttal for the points I made, or are you just going to stick with cheap one-liners?

11:42 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

This blog has lost all relevance? Of course it does now...everybody knows you're a complete fraud and not just me.

And the whole crybaby "you guys are classless" thing is absolutely hilarious. I was there. I saw it go both ways many many many times. Even the sassy bitch in front of me in the red shirt got snotty with me when I simply asked who number 3 was.

You all did this to yourselves. Nobody feels sorry for you. Nobody believes your sob stories. I was there. I saw it. I didn't read it on Huskerpedia.

The reason you feel everybody is "hypocrites" is because ONLY you idiots call yourselves "classy". Nobody else on earth gives a flying shit about feeling classy. It's called arrogance, and you've still got more than you can handle, even when your team sucks.

1:14 PM  
Blogger NEBforOSU said...

The Problem with Rivals Reply
K State had two walk ons score touchdowns against the Rival's 5-star talent last week in Austin. These walk ons were fast kids, but no mention in the rivals network. Prince obviously did a good job spotting talent with these 2 salk ons.

Maybe Rivals and the recruiting experts are part of the problems here. The recent stud Nebraska recruits that have been the source of excitement and expectation were given their stud status because of all the stars by thier names, courtesy of Rivals. Marlon Lucky, a 5 star recruit, I believe, is a good back, but with limitations. Yet, he is burdened by these accolades that he recieved before he even arrived on campus.

Has their even been an evaluation of the accuracy of the ratings given out by the Rival's network?

Recruiting is much more that the accumulation of players with the stars by their names. It involves the recognition of actual talent, not the recognition of ratings.

Husker fans have no idea. When will they learn that the POINT of Rivals is for us arm chair recruiters have some understanding of what a kid talent level MAY be. What this kid MAY do in college with the RIGHT, coaches, and if the student athlete has the will power and work ethic to make it happen.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fraud? I'm sorry you feel that you've been lied to by a bunch of optimistic Husker fans. Last time I checked there was nothing wrong with having high hopes for your team. Have you ever paid any attention to the hyperbole that gets published in the Kansas City Star about Kansas, K State, and Missouri?

The whole premise of this blog is asinine. "You guys think you're so awesome but I'm going to prove you wrong." Get a life. We know we got our asses handed to us on Saturday, and the fact that you have a blog devoted to twisting that knife only exposes you for the jealous little crybaby that you are. Good luck to your team and to the young people that have been working their asses off to get to this point. But you, sir, can get fucked.

1:37 PM  
Blogger NEBforOSU said...

Memorial Stadium will still be sold out on Saturday, as it will be for the remainder of the season.

To bad they dont take the counts of tickets at the gate then tickets sold. I've been to several sker games where there was open spots on the benches.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Mizzou fans...your team played excellent football (amazingly, on both sides of the ball) on Saturday night. Congratulations; you deserve to relish this very large bright spot in a history that has thus far been less than glorious. Maybe this was the turning point for MU and NU. Maybe the next 40 years will be total domination by MU.

However, I suspect that is unlikely - not because its MU, but because I think no team is likely to achieve that sustained level of success given the current state of college fotball. There are just far too many good athletes and all schools have some.

None of that or the current state of NU football makes me any less of a fan nor any less proud of NU's storied history. It has been painful to watch at times this year, but I still can't think of a better way to spend four hours on a Saturday than cheering for the team I love behind only God, family and country.

I hope the MU fans that find it amusing to watch the current NU implosion also recognize that there is a danger in becoming that which you claim to despise - arrogant, condescending asshats.

Last, the notion that there is nothing worth salvaging about NU football may be the dumbest thing I have ever read on this blog. I give all the credit to Mizzou, as I did at the beginning of this response, but if you believe that this is the death of NU football, you are an idiot.

Sincerly,
JH

P.S. “Nebraska is still Nebraska” and “Missouri will always be Missouri.” Right now that means MU is the better team, but I don't care if you win the next 40 games in a row against NU -I'd still rather be me.

2:22 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

3 years doing this blog...this is my favorite page of comments ever.

"This blog just goes to show how pathetic you are".

And you JUST figured that out because your team got assblasted? I have a request I need for you.

Cry.

Just cry and cry and cry

You have nothing. You've been beaten. Accept defeat. Admit I'm right and you are wrong.

If you can't do that...well..I'm not the idiot who clicked on my URL in teh first place.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, "in teh first place," you ARE the idiot here who started a blog as a platform for cheapshots on a group of people whom you are jealous of.

And "in teh second place," you still do not understand the concept of sportsmanship and the difference between acting like a drunken goon and having pride in the accomplishments of a group of representatives from your state/school. Of course Mizzou kicked the shit out of the Cornhuskers, and of course it is discouraging to see that. However, you are still a moron for feeling vindicated by a bunch of 18 year olds who couldn't care less where they were playing football, so long as they are still getting free cars and pussy.

And, "in teh third place," I'm not the 38-year old who listens to FUCKING ZEBRAHEAD.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two things AJ has said during this comment string:
"The reason you feel everybody is [sic] "hypocrites" is because ONLY you idiots call yourselves "classy". Nobody else on earth gives a flying shit about feeling classy. It's called arrogance, and you've still got more than you can handle, even when your team sucks."

"You have nothing. You've been beaten. Accept defeat. Admit I'm right and you are wrong."

Well, to begin, it is specious (at the very least) to equate 'classiness' with 'arrogance.' The basic qualities that constitute classiness in a fan are passionate allegiance to his or her team (win or lose), an abiding reverance for good sportsmanship, and--perhaps most importantly--a healthy respect for the opponent. Call that arrogance if you want; it isn't. Arrogance is the antithesis of classiness, pure and simple.

Furthermore, to say that we Husker fans 'have nothing' because we lost a game is to miss the point. We still have pride in the efforts of our players and coaches; we still have decades of solid tradition, not just as fans of a football team that ranks historically as one of the strongest ever, but as a base known for upholding that which is best about collegiate football. I found this on a Michigan fan page (http://michiganzone.blogspot.com/2006/01/shameless-worship-of-cornhusker-fans.html), written shortly after the 2005 Alamo Bowl: "But, Nebraska fans are the gold standard of all fans, people. These are the fans that every team should want. They are numerous, they are loud, they are passionate, they are unified, and they are well behaved."

Before you cast aspersions, be sure they are well-founded.

If I have misconstrued your position, AJ, please correct me. Embarass me if you want to, but be sure your response is sensible--or risk embarassing yourself.

3:23 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

So instead of talking about recruits, tradition and the game itself...I suck because I didn't spell check the "teh" and I listen to different music than you do.

Got it.

PS - Keep going, this is outstanding. I don't think you've reached your full tantrum potential yet. Perhaps if you threw yourself on the floor and started hitting the FLORO with your fists? That would be great.

At what point do you realize that this is exactly how I want you to react?

This is better than the game itself.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ

I left an anonymous post with the timestamp 3:30 pm. Have the courage to respond to that, rather than ignoring it and going for the easy-target post above mine. I am not pitching a fit, I am asking you to give good, solid reasons why you hate Nebraska fans so much.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, the timestamp is actually 3:23. My friendly challenge still stands...

3:40 PM  
Anonymous redFERG said...

Congratulations Colorado 2, I mean, Missouri on the win. Your guys played the game of their life and your coaches had a great game plan.

Yeah this game sucked for us, but we've been thru MUCH worse (Texas Tech, anybody?). So don't think we'll go away. We will NEVER go away.

Yes, we are the greatest fans in college football. We did not label ourselves that, we were labeled by other fans, coaches, players, and the name just stuck with us.

You don't want us in your stadiums? THEN GO TO YOUR GAMES AND SUPPORT YOUR TEAM EVERY WEEK, NOT JUST DURING THE "BIG GAMES". By having your fans actally attend the games is how you keep opposing fans out.

As far as arrogance? I guess if your team is really good and really good for a long time, you're automatically labeled arrogant. We used to run up the score? PUHLEEZE! Maybe our team was just that good that our 2nd and 3rd strings could continue to make stops and score against your crappy first teams, and without the use of trick plays. So we are arrogant? We used to run up the score on you?

well boo-hoo for Missouri,

BOO


HOO

But, I'm glad you were finally able to let your insecurites and feelings of inadequecy out on a piss poor Nebraska team.

You think the whole nation rejoiced when we lost? Well, i believe you're wrong, but I sure hope you're right. That would just show how much of an impact we have on the college sports world. People will talk about this game as "when Nebraska lost" as opposed to "when Missouri won" because nobody in the country gives a damn, good or bad, about Missouri football.

Anyway there's my mini rant. Seriously though, congrats. The Tigers did play a hell of a game. I must warn you, however, not to truly become a Colorado 2. I'm not sure Colorado will ever win another NC because they seem to focus all of their energy and hatred on Nebraska, only to lose games during the season that they shouldn't. I hope the Tigers haven't done this with Nebraska this year, and doesn't do this in the years to come. You can hate us all you want (it shows how insecure you feel to us), but don't focus your entire year on us.

Enjoy the win, but you'd better put together your ABSOLUTE best for Oklahoma.

-redFERG

PS. I'm glad you are finally feeling good about yourself. As far as crying? Nah, I may have cried after that one Texas Tech game...but most of us were prepared for this loss...

3:41 PM  
Blogger TB said...

You can argue there's just as much point in running the fake field goal now and letting Oklahoma see it now. Now that they've seen it, the idea that it might be run on them may make them think twice about going hard after a block in an important moment next weekend.

Wow, did I really just get into that argument? Sorry AJ. Gotta say, 41-6 has now joined 38-9 and 49-13 among my favorite two-number sequences of all time.

3:51 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Mr. 3:30 Timestamp -

I'm not ignoring you. I can't respond to everything. Hell, I don't even read everything.

I'll get to it....hold your frickin horses.

PS - To the guy who said Missouri fans only go to the "big games"...well no shit Sherlock. Of course they don't draw 70k every single game.

When you suck for 38 years or so, you tend to lose long term fan bases like that..especially when you ask people to drive 2 hours from ST. Louis or KC to watch a game vs. Iowa State.

Not excusing it...I'm just not stupid enough to say "we" have great fans. We don't. Fans are fans. Nobody is better than anyone else.

If you think otherwise, then you're arrogant.

That's just how it is.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) Outstanding game by the players, coaches and Mizzou fans. The joint was rockin'.

2) Thank you. This will help necessary changes to our coaching staff. With luck, another year or two of assjackings will ease out our AD as well.

3) Your blog is appropriately hateful and even in good taste (to my jaded eyes.) Please don't shut it down.

4) Congratulations again. Well played. I look forward to the matchup next year, regardless of the outcome.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous redFERG said...

I'm sorry I don't believe all fans are totally equal.

For instance, bandwagon fans are not good fans. Nebraska has just as many bandwagon fans as any team, and even though they may claim to be "fans", I think they suck.

Great fans know about the game and support their team no matter what or which team that is. You are a great fan yourself. You've obviously stuck with your team in hard times. In this regard and in general I would say Nebraska does have the greatest fans.

Fine, OK, then I'm arrogant...sure...

Anyways I do enjoy your blog. It makes my desk job go much quicker and it cracks me up. I do agree there are delusional NU fans. About half of us knew this was coming though.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes, we are the greatest fans in college football. We did not label ourselves that, we were labeled by other fans, coaches, players, and the name just stuck with us."

It's funny, because the only people I hear ever mention this are Nebraska fans. Check how many times you guys drop this in the comments section here, and on the husker boards.

4:46 PM  
Blogger bornred said...

Here's what I can't figure out..


If you are a Husker fan and will always be one because they are your team, why do you care what AJ and fans from other teams think? The Huskers don't need you to defend them. Taking care of business on the field is the only defense needed (jesus, no pun intended here, but putting "Huskers" and "defense needed" together in the same paragraph looks like a want add we should be writing)

By constantly trying to prove that he's wrong, just gives more credibility to his position that it matters to us how everyone else percieves us, which it certainly shouldn't, unless your own identity is that closely tied to the Huskers.

We end up looking like the crazy guy, trying to tell everyone else how crazy they are....

Are his opinions of us a generalization? Of course, but the more people that show up on blogs and message boards with that kind of arrogance (trust me, throwing our tradition and all-time records in people's faces and trying to create excuses for how their team could possibly beat us is arrogant), the more widespread that generalization seems to apply.

Oh, and don't turn off your fucking TV or walk away when we are getting our asses handed to us. Instead, soak it in, remember it so that when good times come again, you can appreciate it and not take it for granted.

Go Big Red

Randy

PS. I really hope I'm not the only Husker fan that feels this way...

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At what point do you realize that this is exactly how I want you to react?"

At what point do you realize that you are being childish, and have lowered yourself to the standard of conduct that this entire blog is meant to denigrate?

Congrats on all the attention you've gotten. I recall pulling pranks like this when I was 12 or 13.

"Fans are fans. Nobody is better than anyone else.

If you think otherwise, then you're arrogant.

That's just how it is."

I think that some people are more dedicated fans than others. If you want to hold that against us, then I guess that's your choice. At least you seem to be having fun with it.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Missiouri Team on a well play and well deserved victory... The Huskers are definately down and probably out for this year under the worst leadership since the captain of the titanic...Yes Pedey Im talking about you... But... in spite of the Huskers being down.. and Congrats to the Missiouri team .. your fans totally blow chunks... and yes that is their pet dogs name... enjoy while you can

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So instead of talking about recruits, tradition and the game itself...I suck because I didn't spell check the "teh" and I listen to different music than you do."

You have already said that you don't give a damn about Nebraska's recruits, tradition, and game. You just hate the fans, regardless of the outcome of Missouri's season. Your goal is to antagonize us and trade cheap shots.

6:21 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

As I shall state in my next entry tomorrow...not ALL Husker fans are being crybabies. There are a good number that are taking their lumps and taking it for what it is.

To those who fit this label...I applaud you and appreciate you taking this all for what it is.

The rest of you...please continue your emotionally charged, yet completely baseless rants...it is the fuel that keeps me going.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the words of most Mizzu fans, wait tell next year. You are not consider great tell you win year after year, come back when you have done that. You will get beat by Oklahoma next weak.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only whining I've seen is pertaining to the fake FG in the 4th quarter, but I'm sure you'll stretch that into a good 3 pages of masturbatory hate speech.

You know, most people just play video games when they are bored. You choose to be an asshole complete strangers. You call us lame for getting enraged and making irrelevant comments, but you haven't replied to any of the serious comments left on this page. You have proven yourself to be more transparent and childish then I ever imagined, thus I am bored with this blog.

Good day, sir, and good luck with the rest of your team's season. But you should still seriously consider going and fucking yourself.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye State said...

"You had us beaten, and then felt the need to avenge all the games in the past when T.O. 'ran up the score?' Give me a break."

2001 - NU 36, UM 3
1999 - NU 40, UM 10
1996 - NU 51, UM 7
1995 - NU 57, UM 0
1994 - NU 42, UM 7
1993 - NU 49, UM 7
1991 - NU 63, UM 6
1990 - NU 69, UM 21
1989 - NU 50, UM 7
1987 - NU 42, UM 7
1986 - NU 48, UM 17

When did the starters get pulled in those games? When did the halfback option pass come out of the playbook? Payback's a bitch, motherfucker.

And keep it coming, AJ. You are a bright shining light of brilliance.

12:29 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

The tantrum being thrown by some Husker fans on this comment page is even greater than I had hoped.

"I'm bored with your blog".

You just figure this out? How ironic it was right after your team got ass-blasted.

Please keep it coming.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What part of chanting and shouting for hours prior to the game is supposed to be considered classy. I havn't been to too many road games. In fact the only one I've been to since I was a kid was in Lawrence in 2004. I managed to hang out and drink beer before the game without mouthing off to the KU fans or starting the MIZ ZOU chant with other Tiger fans. I kept my mouth shut and had a great time eventhough I was sure we were going to win by two or three touchdowns. I watched the game (a 35-10 loss I think) and then went to the bars afterwards. I caught a lot of shit from the Kansas faithful, but I took it like a grown-up and would go back again anytime.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with the last poster. When you go to a road game, show up, cheer your team in the stadium and shut your mouth before and after the game. That's what I've done and I've been to almost every Big 12 stadium watching the Tigers. Dont put up you 80 foot flags with your giant blow up doll, it draws attention and pisses people off. Don't chant Go Big Red in the parking lot 8 hours before the game. Don't play your fight song over you Dukes of Hazard PA system at 2AM the night before the game. No of this is helping your team, because guess what, there not there. All it does is piss the other fans off and make them hate you more. Also, when your team is loosing by 5 touchdowns probably don't want to scream like you won the lottery when your team gets a first down. These are just a few of my experiences of the game this last weekend. BTW I saw far more drunk NU fans than Mizzou fans. I'm guessing most knew that the game may be easier to tolerate that way!

Big Jack

1:17 PM  
Blogger Husker4Yankees said...

Oh yea, well I saw two Missouri fans clubing a baby seal before the game....

a

baby

fucking

seal

How classy is that?



P.S. Before some tiger gets on here and says it, I recognize that the baby seal put up more fight then the Huskers did. Again, congrats and try not place your head directly in your ass the rest of the way through the Big 12. In some ways it would be fitting to finally see the tiggers get a shot in the Big 12 Championship game.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Mac G said...

AJ, I tip my hat to you and the tigers. As a husker fan, the medicine was hard to take on Saturday night. The debacle is more than a DC, players or even Bill Callahan. The problem starts at the top with the rotten culture that this Athletic department has created. I did what every fan does in 2007 at 2am on Sunday morning. I created this blog.

http://firestevepederson.blogspot.com/

I know it will not change anything and yes, you are right about every point. I think this team will be lucky to win 2 more games. I still like Keller as a QB but they have zero running game and no defense. They might be 2-10 without him.

I loved your Econo lodge line and it might be time to hang up your blog because it is going to get a helluva lot worse before this Husker program gets any better.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"However, you are still a moron for feeling vindicated by a bunch of 18 year olds who couldn't care less where they were playing football..."

LOL, from a fanbase that bases their entire existence on the validation of those same 18 year olds when they win. You can't make this stuff up folks, that's priceless right there.

2:42 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Mac, thanks.

I respect that.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Some redtard wrote: "I left an anonymous post with the timestamp 3:30 pm. Have the courage to respond to that."

So you leave an ANONYMOUS post and then ask someone else to have courage? Yeah, posting in anonymity is the epitome of "courage," right? You guys are idiots.

Q: What card do you play when the "Tradition" card has run its course?

A: Why you play the "You have bad fans" card, of course!!

Carry on, Big Red! Enjoy irrelevance. Nebraska = Purdue = Oregon State = NC State. All the same any more.


Joe DeSimone

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're still just Missouri.

4:52 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Yes...and Missouri is still ranked 31 spots higher than you and just got done beating your team by 5 TD's on National TV.

But if that makes you feel better....

10:29 PM  

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