Instant Analysis - One Step From the Prize
“Woo hoo! 73!!!! Our boys proved they could win despite Callahan and send their fans off for the year with a huge win”. Or, "I'm sure these guys finally realized they're Cornhuskers, and that pride means more than anything else."
I tell you just about every other week that it’s always easier to write this blog when Nebraska is winning. And actually…this is just about the absolute perfect scenario.
Because I know you. I know the way you think. I know what’s truly important to you. I know your thoughts. I know your opinions. I know your fears. I know your goals. And I know that going to the Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Bowl would be absolutely humiliating for you; even more so than if you went 5-7.
And don’t get me wrong either…I’m kinda happy for the Husker seniors who went out big…despite 85,000+ quitting on them for the better part of a complete season. The same people that bashed Joey Ganz for sucking and as 1620’s Kevin Kuglar put it back in August “Perhaps could go QB a nice D2 or NAIA team”…just set a school record for your dumb ass. Make no mistake about it…they beat the shit out of K-State not for you…but to spite you.
You booed them. You called out their play. One guy on the radio even used the ultra-sophisticated adjective “turd” to describe the blackshirts this season. And yet now…all of that energy you used to bag on them….distance yourself from them and basically turn on them…will now need to stop suddenly, so you can pretend you were with them all along. Quite the quagmire you find yourself in isn't it?
But even better than all of that is a realization that IF you were to beat Colorado next week. IF you were to pull off some other miracle of miracles…you will not only be toilet bowl worthy…but you will earn the right to call Bill Callahan your coach for another 4 weeks most likely...which in turn will put your coaching search that much further behind. (Unless of course Turner Gill decides to hold some sort of early spring workout clinic for his team in Buffalo in December.)
For the second time this season, I will not openly root against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the 23rd. I apologize to my good friends in Colorado, whom I easily consider my favorite Big 12 fan base aside from my own. But for this one time…I want to see the uncomfortable and polite applause when you realize that not only did you fire a 9-3 coach once…you’re about to fire a possible BOWL coach as well.
My God, I can hear the local hacks and their veins popping right now as they try and figure out just how in the hell they’re going to spin all of this. It’s anarchy. It’s drama. And it makes for very good blog writing material. So good luck to you Husker Football team, as you fight…drive...push and simply will your way to that ultimate prize that each and every college football team strives for…works for…and gives gallons of blood, sweat and tears for….
My friends….it simply doesn’t get any better than that.