Self Entitlement Lives Here
Much like watching Faces of Death, the gruesome events of the past few weeks, begs more questions than answers. Like why did that guy stand so close to that grizzly bear? Why did that bungee cord not have a safety harness?. And why in the hell do Husker fans keep bringing up the same stupid phrase over and over and over:
“We need a coach who understands Husker pride”
Seriously, what the hell does that mean?
Does that mean a coach who once wore a red tie to a press conference? Does that mean, a coach that can name a former Husker coach other than Tom Osborne? Just where in the hell do you expect to find this person?
This is where your geographic ignorance kicks in. This is where your self-indulgent “look at us” attitude falls flat. Truth be told, NOBODY has even noticed you (prior to this year’s completely unearned press of being “back”) in years. You disappeared from the National radar, right about the time Jeremy Shockey was catching yet another TD pass in the Rose Bowl, as commentators and fans around the world snickered at how a team could finish second in their division…but play for a national title.
“Understand Husker pride?”
With that line of thinking…the ONLY coaches that you will be satisfied with, is either a return of Tom Osborne, or if they dig up the body of Bob Devaney, and prop him up weekend-at-Bernie’s style. Who the hell do you think fits that bill if not those two? Turner Gill? Scott Frost? Tommie Frazier? Grant Wistrom? Does "Husker pride" trump experience and coaching ability? Think about that for a moment.
Your knee-jerk reaction to all of this is going to cause you all WAY more harm than good, in the fact that you are going with your heart instead of your head. You know that little voice in the back of your head don't you? He's the one that says, “Who cares if he destroyed an NFL team, he’s a genius!”. Are you willing to roll the dice on an unproven and untested coach, just so he “understands” the “Husker tradition”? I’m pretty sure Frank Solich “understood” the “Husker tradition”, and you ran him out of town on a rail. Weren’t those “old school” guys, the same guys you were pissed at for being “out of touch” with today’s athlete?
This is the dumbest G*d damn thing I’ve ever heard..and that’s quite a statement coming from the same people who asked, “Is Marlon Lucky a Heisman candidate?” after week #1. Once again, you are your own worst enemy, carrying expectations far beyond reasonable. And let the record show, it’s going to take 2-3 years AT LEAST just to dig yourself out of the hole you are currently in…and that’s on the 50/50 odds that your new coach ends up being worth a damn. (That’s certainly not guaranteed)
Do you people even know what you want? At what point does the self-entitlement end? What the hell makes you any different than Penn State, Alabama, Oklahoma or Notre Dame? Why are you immune to the troubles that have caught up with these programs at one point or another?
This is what I meant by nuclear winter. To dig yourself out of a crater this big is going to be a near miraculous task. I’m not saying it won’t happen…but it is going to take YEARS…even decades to get back to a level of your own satisfaction. And once again..if/when the next coach fails..you’ll have yourselves once again to blame come.
Well, either you or Frank Solich.
Something tells me this week is going to be even better than last. Regardless, let the record show that the rest of us are having a hell of a time laughing at your expense.