What? No Fire and Brimstone?
I suppose you checked in on this corner of cyberspace to see what sort of psychotic rambling I’d do as I simmer in hate, just hours before facing the enemy face to face. You may envision me in my parent’s basement…playing Stratego and having Tea with my imaginary friend. You may picture me strapping on shells and ammo like Rambo.
Uhhhhh...not really. But the truth is…above all else..I’m excited. I'm pretty geared up for two main reasons.
First, I’m excited most of all about the spotlight being shined on my own team. I’ve never denied their failures, I’ve never exaggerated their successes. But within this very core of the anti-Husker movement, lies the fire and passion that makes nights like tomorrow so great. For no matter what the score…no matter what the day, I will have personally participated in the pageantry and tradition that is college football. I think we can all agree that no matter who you root for, or who you hate..it does not get better than a big game…under the lights…mingling with people you don’t like…high fiving people you don’t know, just because they have on the same colors as you. These are the sort of things that are rare..even for the most successful teams. (Mostly because they take it for granted.)
For all of that, I am thankful and I am excited for all that await my day..from the time I get up, to the time that ball is kicked off.
Second, I’m looking forward to taking the fight to you. It’s one thing fire insults from miles away, it’s quite another to interact in person. Oh I’m not talking about slashing tires, or walking up to grown men with giant ears of foam corn on their head, and asking them if their own childbirth was the only time they’ve ever seen a vagina.
I’m talking an unpleasant surliness that you people just don’t understand. There is a huge difference between being thugs and hooligans….and taking a situation and making it a home field advantage. Regardless of the outcome, I’ll be happy to know that no matter what the score, I will at least have done my job. After 8 months of hype..that’s what it’s come down to.
I’m guessing I’ll have quite the lengthy post (win or lose) when I return. Oh, with that being said…I can guarantee you there won’t be another post here until Sunday afternoon at the earliest, so stop bitching in advance.
Either way…I’ll still be here.
God help us.