November 25, 2007

What Goes Down, Must Come Up

For once...let’s take a moment away from your shitty, nightmare of a season to talk about me. (It is the off-season for you after all.)

We become fans for a variety of reasons in our life. Sometimes we root for our teams because we have a deep emotional tie…like attending school or living in an area. Sometimes we have some special keepsake as a child that pulls us toward a team. Sometimes…well sometimes we just pick a team because we like their uniforms.

But make no mistake about it, there are certain teams that pull no bandwagon. There are certain teams out there that are so far off the radar, so far out of the norm…that they breed a special type of fan.

I’ve spent the better part of three years telling you…Husker fan…just what a complete idiot most of you are. Most of you have been trained since birth to expect winning. Your team has been a staple of the college football landscape for three generations. You regale your past glories…you stockpile collectables and memories that define you as a person.

Then there are teams such as my own that have no such history. Wins are few and far between over the years. Conversations rarely include them, unless they are part of some highlight reel that showcases the talents of an opposing player. Rest assured however…for every team like that…for every second-thought, second-rate, also-ran has been that ever flashes on your screen for a millisecond on Saturday afternoon…there are fans like me.

Make no mistake about it…fans are fans are fans. No single individual fan is better than anybody else because of any of these reasons. I’m not any smarter now because of what my team has accomplished. I don’t have any more insight on things because I’ve read every article from the KC Star to the Moscow Times this morning. There is absolutely no difference between me and any other fan of any other team this Sunday morning.

With that being said however, let me also point out that sports are personal. We take on personas and latch onto particular teams or regions as parts of our own identity. We stand behind them during arguments, we oftentimes invest time, money and tears into their accomplishments.

Most importantly…we invest our emotions into our teams. This is an area where you and I are the same. And on this day, I am every bit as happy at my team’s fortunes last night, as you are pissed off that your coach screwed you over and you’re left at square -3.

As I’m sure you are already have realized by now…my best day ever came on the exact same day as one of your worst days ever. On the same day your “Athletic Director” announced that your program is in such disarray that you must start over from scratch, my team is being hailed as not one of the best team in the country…but probably THE best team in the country. On a day where Bill Callahan drove off with 3 million bucks of your money, my team has slayed the daemons that have haunted literally generations.

I would now like to take this time to use this platform as an acceptance speech, as I’m sure I speak for not only every Missouri fan..but every fan of every team that has ever been kicked around, spit on and left for dead for the better part of ½ a century. (or more)

Blow me. Every single one of you, from Scottsbluff to 10th street. Every single one of you can kiss my black and gold ass. From the day I stepped foot out of my parents van in 1986, I’ve heard nothing but how great you are, both as fans and as people. On this day 21 years later, I simply must say it has been a pleasure watching you crumble to absolute nothing, as my pathetic little team rises to the top of college football.

To all of you who have walked past me and said to yourself, “Why would somebody want to root for that shitty team”…you can stick it up your ass. It may have taken a better part of my life, but finally…through heartache, pain and agony that would have killed even the most hardened fan…I now stand not just above you, but miles above you.

Myself and my fellow fans hold now what you most hold dear. Whether or not you accept that, or whether or not you simply roll your eyes at a “one hit wonder” is of no concern to me. Throughout those horrible years, throughout the Tyus Edney’s, throughout the Eric Crouch 99 yard runs, throughout the Matt Davison’s, Charles Johnson’s and Roy Williams’s…I stuck with my team. And to those who stick through adversity, they alone have earned the ultimate payback to those who have tormented them.

This is no longer JUST about me living among you, pointing out your ironies, idiocies and delirium. This is now me being able to look down my nose at you. This is now about me being able to roll MY EYES at you as you stroll down my sidewalk in a 1994 National Championship sweatshirt that is so faded, it looks like something out of a Strawberry Shortcake cartoon. This is now about me being able to chuckle and snicker as you talk about your special bowl trip to Shreveport next year. (if you get that far).

Through all of this…I can now…finally put to rest the ghosts of the past. With this season, an entire fan base can end the age old, “Oh no..here we go again” routine when things go bad. Sometimes we don’t know why things happen the way they do…but when they do happen, it is best we enjoy them as best we can, and take that wonderful and magical ride for as long as we can.

Go to hell Husker fans. No matter how hard you try…no matter how legit you think any of this incredible year is…you will never…ever…ever take this away from fans like me. I’ve been through too much, gone down a road too long to let people who don’t appreciate it bring me down.

Enjoy the coaching search. Let me know if you want any advice on what to do…

I’ve become quite the expert over the years.
(Photo thanks: Columbia Tribune, Associated Press, Lincoln Journal-Star)

57 Comments:

Blogger JGerardi said...

Grats AJ,
Whatever you guys do, dont make a North Championship trophy

9:57 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

The MU-KU game has about 15 trophies. If there was one..nobody would know...too many other ones.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous James said...

Beautiful post AJ. Congrats and enjoy it. Make the North proud and bring a National Championship to Mizzou. Just be afraid... the idiot that my cousin married was a die-hard Nebraska fan, but I just got a taunting e-mail from him talking about how "his Mizzou Tigers" own the Big XII.

Next year, it's CU vs Mizzou for the Big XII North! HAWK LOVE!

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant post AJ. Now 1-0 in December and 1-0 in January!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy the win Ass Jammer...next year the Mizzou program will fall once again...5th place in the North, maybe 6th if ISU takes it to the tigs in Ames.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Huskers and the 5 B12N dwarfs said...

Today I am in Husker Heaven! AJ don’t sit there at your computer desk with your dick in your hand stroking yourself thinking I got this stupid bastard, he thinks he’s in Husker Heaven. I know we have a rough road to travel as we search for a new coach, I know it will take some time to get us back to the top of the football elite, a place we are accustomed to being. A place we will return to very soon AJ, it is our right, our destiny.
However, none of that is what has me smiling from ear to ear at this time. It is knowing you are on top of the world right now. It is knowing that you will face a pissed of OU team this week that very well may bring you and your followers smug ass crashing back to earth. Nevertheless, I will give credit where credit is due and there is a chance all be it a very small one that your Golden wussie cats may beat OU and make it to the big show.
Another smile on my face because you people do not know what you are in for. You think that because you have had a good season you have all the answers. Well my friend on the national stage you will quickly come crashing back to earth and realize just how fast a perennial loser is forgotten. You simply do not understand what it takes to play in the national spotlight with the big boys AJ. That is something all true Husker fans are all very accustomed to, hell it is second nature to us, like you said we were born and raised in that culture.
What really leaves me smiling every time I read one of your lame posts is knowing the pain you and your heathen followers endure knowing that a losing Husker team gets more exposure on the National level than a winning MU team. Moreover, facing the reality that a losing MU team on a national level falls into the “who gives a fuck” section of college football news. Nebraska is a part of the College Football elite; you and your minions are not and never will be a member of our club. You and the rest of the B12 North are all part of the second class world of College Football, and mark my words Missouri will quickly be forgotten after your next loss. Nebraska will remain on the national stage.
Therefore, congratulations on the win over a lowly KU team that did as expected and choked.
Kiss my Big Red Ass!

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Sooner Bastard said...

You are the man AJ!!!!

I had a fellow Sooner fan send me the link to your blog back in August and I have been reading your updates ever since and enjoyed everyone of them. This is the first time I have bothered to post a message.

I am so glad you guys beat the fat man last night. He used to be a coach on Bob Stoops staff so I have followed him since he has left a few years ago. I am glad they finally had a break out year but they were FRAUDS! There is no way they should have been ranked as high as they were and you guys proved that last night. They really had not played anybody to earn their ranking. However, you guys have played some people and that is why I was estatic to see you win last night.

Your victory last night leaves me in a serious delima though. I will not go into it here but I actually love the state of Missouri and have absolutely nothing against the football team. I am about as hardcore of a Sooner fan as you will ever find. I am also a selfish bastard so I NEVER root for a team just because they are in the Big 12 and want them to win so it makes the conference look better. F*ck that.

With that being said, for some strange reason I am feeling compelled to actually root AGAINST my team when we play. I can't believe I am actually saying that but I have to be honest with myself. I feel dirty for having these feelings but I cannot deny the fact those feelings are there.

I honestly want to see you guys play for the national championship and I do not want my Sooners to screw that up for you. For once in my life, I will root for a team other than my Sooners so their victory will actually represent and help the conference better than a victory by my team.

Don't get me wrong, if we actually had a shot at getting to the big game then I wouldn't be typing this but based on what I have seen with who won and lost yesterday that is not possible. As a result, I want you guys to go to the national championship game and beat the shit out of whoever you play. I checked and there isn't a line out yet for the game but I expect us to actually be favored to win the upcoming matchup. However, I wanted you to know there is at least one Sooner fan that will be rooting for you guys to pull out the victory. I am probably going to hell for saying that but I cannot deny the fact I want to see Missouri playing for the national championship if my Sooners can't play for it. It will make me sick if we are the ones that prevent that from happening. I am off to grab the Jack Daniels bottle to help me cope with my feelings on this upcoming matchup. I can't believe I am about to root against my Sooners. Damn.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Big Head said...

Excellent post...

I have the entire game on VHS, plus the shitty coverage by KETV of Cally's 86'ing afterwards. You want a copy?

Email me at bullyforoldmizzou@gmail.com.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Art Van Delay said...

Can one night wipe away all of the gut wrenching kick to the balls episodes we have suffered through. No, but it's a good start. As always AJ, you put into print what many Mizzou fans have felt for years. Cyber high fives all around. Let's go to San Antonio and keep the dream alive.

12:02 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

"Next year"
"We'll be back"

You're 5-7.

Thanks,
AJ

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are your panties still moist from Misery winning the North? Congrats, You must feel like the 40 year old virgin's first time since thats how long its been since you've won anything After reading your post, you HAVE turned into one of us. I'm glad you are so excited about being the North Champions Did you order your Black and Gold North Championship T-shirt too? . Good luck in the Big XII championship game. However, OU will smack you around again! Remember, you are Missouri and have Pinkel as your coach.

NUGOFOR6

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love husker&big12north dwarfs or whatever the idiots handle was. Translated: "kiss my ass AJ. It's just not fair that MU is getting all this attention while my hick team is being laughed at nationwide."

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ--

As a KU grad, I wanted to come on here and offer my congratulations to you and the rest of Tiger nation. It was a fun game to watch. Clearly, the better team won. Missouri forced us to make some very costly mistakes that we never could quite recover. I have really enjoyed this year's Kansas team. I'm looking forward to both of our teams doing well in the future so there are more nights like last night in that rivalry.

I'm sure you understand that it will be impossible for me to cheer for Missouri next week. I'm as die-hard a Jayhawk as you are a Tiger. However, I will say that I think Missouri is good enough to beat any team left on the horizon for them.

At any rate, once again congratulations to you and all the Tiger fans. I can only imagine how excited you all are right now. You guys earned it.

Have a happy holiday season. I hope you continue this blog even though Nebraska is so far off the radar that I doubt they'd beat Iowa State in a rematch. They probably couldn't beat Nevada. However, both of us have a long ways to go before we're done paying back these guys. Let's both hang a hundred on 'em next year!

Bob

12:50 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Thanks Bob,

It's a bitter..nasty, hateful rivalry...but in the end..for the most part, I think KU fans..including yourself have reacted with class.

I appreciate that.

You have a great holiday season as well.

PS - Is there ANYTHING...and I mean ANYTHING funnier than Husker fan getting lippy and pissed..going to teh "Pinkel sucks" card, when Missouri is 11-1 and Pinkel most likely will at the very least..be a finalist for coach of the year?

that's funny to me.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait until OU blasts your asses and then, depleted of all momentum, your team drops a turd at your bowl game. It will happen trust me.

2:13 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Dude...it's fucking Missouri.

THey could lose the next two games by 70 points and it wouldn't matter at this point.

Trust me...I'm well aware...the more people that hate you..the better off you are. (Thus is why I'm goin to shut this thing down pretty soon if you idiots don't get your act together).

PS - Oh yeah..well in your next game I hope....

Oh wait. You're done.

My bad.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is something funnier - Misery fans have been playing with a "Pinkel sucks" deck of cards for the past 7 years. Now he is the best football coach in country. He is an absolute genius. I hope TO will offer him 10 million a year to come to Nebraska. It would be a perfect fit since we are now used to mediocre seasons. Hey Bob is your first name Neal and middle name And. Where is the hate I have been reading about here. Sooner Bastard You ARE a "fucking Hillbilly" How could any Sooner fan root against his team in the championship game? You better get a couple of bottles JD and 30 pack of Old Milwaukees Best to try and cope

NUGOFOR6

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it curious that you're so eager to jump on the "I'm an asshole over-the-top, make everyone around me want to puke with my team spirit fanship attitude. I thought you hated that!!!

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is our right, our destiny," Huskerfan says. HAHAHAHAHAHA! That is exactly the myopic attitude that has them in the Big 12 North cellar.

Enjoy several years of .500 or worse records, Pelini or Gill will not restore the order, you're chasing a ghost called history that cannot be rejuvenated simply because it's your right, your destiny.

CU, MU, and KU fans this year relish and appreciate big wins. NU fan simply believes they're entitled to them and walks away shaking their collective heads, saying, "They couldn't have beaten us like that, these things just don't happen in Lincoln!" Guess, what, better get used to it.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to be gracious. I mean really, blow me your mom has tought you well. I am very proud of you! Now don't blow it against the Sooners. Becasue if you do, I am going to laugh my ass off.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Buckeye Babe said...

A husker friend of mine sent me the link to your blog AJ. First time visitor who has to admit, this shit is flat out funny! Your hatred is a bit sick but you will have to deal with that some day when the big guy upstairs calls you home.
It is interesting to see Missouri sitting at number 1 for the week. Unfortunately, I do not see your team sitting there next Sunday. If Nebraska had played to their potential this year and were playing OU for the title, I would not feel so comfortable about purchasing plane tickets to see my Buckeyes in the BCS Championship game. However, it is only Missouri and you people do not have the tradition or experiences it takes to play on the big stage. Oklahoma 35 Missouri 24.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Sooners will prevail! said...

To Sooner Bastard, you named yourself appropriately bitch! We don't want or need fans like you ass hole!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your a sick fuck AJ and if I ever run into you in Omaha it's on!

4:52 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Wow, I knew this would be tough on Husker fans...but good Lord...

Then again, you have absolutely nothing now, so why not just throw stuff out there just to cry about it.

This could not possibly get any better. Here's a few random throughts back at you.

1) Nobody is claiming Gary Pinkel to be the greatest coach on earth. He's a coach who's team is 11-1. He recruited Chase Daniel, who by the way...I could give a shit less what he digs out of his ass, let alone his nose. Dude went 40-49 last night.

Anynow, Pinkel seems to have learned from mistakes of the past, and that's fine with me. He'll still make them as most coaches will, but he is what he is. I'm not ready to throw roses at him yet..but if you take Missouri to their best season in 116 years..your job is probably safe.

2) Even if Mizzou loses to OU Saturday..they'll be 11-2. That's 3 more wins than any Mizzou team in my lifetimes and 2 more wins than any other MU team in history. Yeah, I'll really be devestated if that happens. Everything from here out is gravy.

3) 3 years I've done this...and very rarely if ever do I cheerlead about Missouri. But hey dipshit..they're #1 in the fucking BCS today..and it's PAST THANKSGIVING. I think that might qualify as a special occasion for me.

4) Save your whole "we'll be back" bullshit. You've been saying that for years. It hasn't happened. It's not going to happen. Notre Dame has like 8 more titles than you, and they're 3-9.

5) I have no problem with OU fans..both for or against my team this week. I've gone to MU-OU games before, and found the OU fans to be cocky, but pleasant and respectful.

6) I think the game Saturday will be a true battle. Temple and Franklin are back for Mizzou, the game is on turf and it's a neutral site. We'll see how it goes, but for the time being..I see nothing else but a 50/50 on either team.

Oh..and by the way..for you Husker fans throwing on Boomer Sooner gear...get over the whole "history" thing. History doesn't mean jack shit. It means nothing. Sometimes, it's better to come out of nowhere, because you don't realize how hard it is to get back.

7) Congrats on not having anybody score 60 points on you yesterday.

Oh wait...that was Friday.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be nice to play the pussy ass "We are Mizzou Card". What are worthless fan you are.

"Dude...it's fucking Missouri."

Dude, grew a fucking nutsack and quit throwing out disclaimers for the team you supposedly cheer for every Saturday. Enjoy being relevant for the first time in 40 years!

6:15 PM  
Anonymous John said...

AJ -- love how you pester the Husker Nation but now your Tigers are up against my beloved Sooners. Can't wish you well this time as I hope we spoil your plans for a B12 and a National Championship.

Trailrunner

6:23 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Wait...stop...

I want to hear more about this "pansy ass we are Missouri" card.

Am I SUPPOSED to act like my team is a dynasty? Or am I SUPPOSED to downplay them? Seems no matter what I do, you end up crying like a baby.

Can't say I blame you, considering you are at rock bottom...worst season in 40 years or so, while MIzzou currently sits at #1 in the BCS.

That's kind of a bitch, don't ya think?

6:44 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

PS - Trainrunner..thanks.

Looking forward to a great time in San Antonio.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo AJ you have accomplished something that no one else has. Normally, I would be rooting for Missouri or anyone to kick the crap out of OU. Your blog has turned me into a Mizzouh8ter. Mission accomplished. Just went to Walmart and got my Sooner gear and a 30 pack. Please don't shut this down..keep going..I have to have something in my life. I am usually making travel plans to a major bowl game this time of year. We will be back!!!

P.S. Are you still living in the van down by the river?

NUGOGO6

6:59 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

You have something in your life...yet during your post season you leave a comment to a guy with a blog about how much he doesn't like your team?

Got it.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work as always. I am shocked by the behavior of "the greatest fans" on this board. One might think that such a "classy" bunch would conduct themselves with more integrity. These husker fans just might be the saddest in the land.
- EyeofMizzou

8:35 PM  
Blogger RT said...

Soak it in, AJ. Nuclear Winter turned into Nuclear Year.

It looks like the Order of AJ has been restored.

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I want to hear more about this "pansy ass we are Missouri" card.

Am I SUPPOSED to act like my team is a dynasty? Or am I SUPPOSED to downplay them? Seems no matter what I do, you end up crying like a baby."

No, you play both cards that way you got every angle covered and you can never be wrong!!! Well played sir, well played.

Now let me try. Nebraska will probably suck next year as we will be rebuilding, but "Dude, it's fucking Nebraska" so we could roll off a NC next year and it wouldn't suprise me. Cool, I got both angles covered therefore I can't be wrong and you can't call me out. Wow, maybe I should start blog!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see you didn't put my earlier post on here. Pussy. It doesn't suprise me that you fucking hide in Nebraska like a coward and then act like the man on here. You contradict your own statements so many times, its actually funny. Grow a sack. Get a life.

This took me 2 minutes to read and post. I guarantee you spend half your night on here every night. Fucking loser.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Husker Friz said...

"...fans are fans are fans. No single individual fan is better than anybody else because of any of these reasons. I’m not any smarter now because of what my team has accomplished. I don’t have any more insight on things because I’ve read every article from the KC Star to the Moscow Times this morning. There is absolutely no difference between me and any other fan of any other team this Sunday morning."

Oh, i can think of one or two. Show a little humility and at least ACT like you have been there before. I have many friends and family from the great State of Missouri.I am happy for all of these fans after Sat Night. You Sir, are an embarrassment to all of them. I have never really "hated" any of these teams..except maybe for Kansas State, but your hatred for NU and all things Nebraska is truly ugly. Boy am I happy I came across this site..in my darkest days of being a Husker Fan, I can always look to fund someone more bitter and angry than I will ever be.

1:41 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

FYI - I haven't rejected a comment in over a month...even the threatenting ones.

You madam...are a liar.

Is there ANYTHING..and I mean ANYTHING funnier than somebody losing their mind on the internet because of words somebody said? I simply can't imagine sitting down and typing out threats because somebody didn't like my team.

Boo fucking hoo. Lot's of people don't like your team...I just write better than they do.

And Fritz..you're a douche and your team sucks. Keep reading..it gets better.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ:

Congrats to you and your team's victory Saturday night. Best wishes, and luck this upcoming Saturday night versus the Sooners. I believe an old Nebraska bumper sticker read: "My two favorite teams are the Huskers and whoever plays Oklahoma!"
One bit of advice regarding Missouri's success, act like you've been there before! Snap, on second thought...! :)

Go Big Red!

Best,
Joseph
Columbia, MO

4:04 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Thanks Joseph.

Mizzou fans haven't been there before, so I guess we better make this one count huh?

;)

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Pissed off Cat fan! said...

AJ your a fucking putz! You are the scum of the fucking earth and I wish you would find a new team to follow. Good MU fans don't need scum like you on our bandwagon blasting other programs just because your a jelous mother fucker. Hell I have been jelous of that damn Nebraska team for years and I don't shed a single tear when they lose. However I have been to the MU games in Lincoln the last 5 times we played there and was always treated with respect. Your a warped sick bastard who needs to find a new hobby. Now post this one you nutless mother fucker!

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Sooners rule said...

OU takes MU out by 17!

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Hawk Boy said...

Definition of a Mizzou fan: No teeth no deodorant straw hat wearing sister mother fucking piece of shit.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Big Bubba said...

AJ, I love you man!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous OU is da shit said...

"AJ said...
The MU-KU game has about 15 trophies. If there was one..nobody would know...too many other ones."

Trophy List
1 Goat Fucker trophy
2 We got mo teeth trophy
3 Yo mamma is my bitch trophy
4 Stinky River Trophy
5 Pig fuckin championship

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Big Bubba said...

You don't have the balls to print my love letters!

5:43 PM  
Anonymous DT said...

I haven't been around much, but I couldn't resist coming by to check out the typical contradictory nonsense found here...

"get over the whole "history" thing. History doesn't mean jack shit. It means nothing."
Sort of like as in: "we're missouri and we've been pitiful for years, so our achievements are UNEXPECTED and therefore somehow superior to the accomplishments that your team has achieved about ten-times more frequently" means nothing. Anon at 10:54 am nailed it...even though you try and try again, you still can't have it both ways.

Sort of like how the "participant ribbon" that NU was awarded last year was worthy of nothing more than obnoxious ridicule and is now some sort of great accomplishment because the "participant ribbon" will look a lot better in Missouri's (otherwise vacant) football trophy case! "Because we're Mizzou"...what a bunch of crap! "We're perennial losers!" Sounds like a calling card of a loser. "People call you classy and you aren't...let me prove it by making a dozen classless remarks!" Your hypocrisy is so transparent...and with every gloating post, it only becomes moreso.

More of the bountiful evidence of said hypocrisy:
Since aj's decided to allow himself (as is typically the case) to "...speak for not only every Missouri fan..but every fan of every team that has ever been kicked around, spit on and left for dead for the better part of ½ a century. (or more)"
And yet: "I have no problem with OU fans..both for or against my team this week. I've gone to MU-OU games before, and found the OU fans to be cocky, but pleasant and respectful."
I must bring the point that any idiot with a computer can tell you that NU's 57-32-3 all-time record vs. missouri (as impressive as it may seem) pales in comparison to OU's 64-23-5 all-time mark over the tigers. So I guess you'd better start a "soomer hater" blog or something...since the sooners have been yet another aggressor, guilty of "kicking around, spitting on and leaving the Tigers for dead" for the better part of their existence...at least to a slightly worse degree than the Huskers...
But that new blog's not likely to happen as long as we have bandwagon sooner "fans" coming on here to claim they're rooting AGAINST their own team this week in favor of the heartwarming story of the upstart tigers from columbia. I know Husker fans consider themselves classy, but rooting for the other team in a game against my own is a little too classy for this NU fan to take.

"We look down upon you from miles above and you can blow us"
Act like you've been there. Oh, what's that...you never have?! Well, I won't be "blowing you" any time soon...but I'll tell you what, you can pucker up and kiss these five rings instead.

"I just write better than they do." Pretty indicative of the braggart type of behavior that I just previously summarized. (And my former English teacher mother might take great exception to your claim!) For as long as I've been reading your blog, you've railed on and on about how many people claim (from direct, personal experience) that NU fans act with class and dignity, win or lose. When on a couple of occasions you've run across an NU fan who was a prick and for some reason want desperately to make these isolated and minority incidents considered as the norm.

Don't worry, no one's ever going to make a similar claim about your level of class, relative to the widely-held stereotype of Joe Husker Fan. Your boorish comments and the selective bias on which you base your "opinions" might be an issue for some...if your "analysis" didn't always end up contridicting itself anyhow. And this is probably what's gonna eventually drive you nuts more than anything, no matter how the Huskers fare in the future. You'd rather shake your finger in the collective face of Husker fans (flaunting more of your own faulty logic in the process) than celebrate your own team's success. In fact, "success" itself (for you) is only defined as being relative to the failure of another...and that's just sad.

I was on O street the night TO won his first national championship. The joy of humanity was something I've never experienced before or since...total strangers walking up to one another and embracing; guys walking down the street with cases of beer, handing them out to any wanting takers; high-fives all around...these are experiences that "you will never, ever, ever be able to take away from me" despite the obvious jealous rage you continually spew for never having experienced the same. It seems such a pity that (in the unlikely event that Mizzou will reach that same mountaintop in this or any other season) in all likelihood, you'll only just use the occasion to submit another screed that, as always, will conclude with some sort of vindication of why you're justified in telling NU fans to "go to hell!"

You've shown a propensity for talking smack whenever it was still possible for a while now...always with the caveat of "we're Missouri, so we expect to get beat" whenever it happens that you eventually do. As the consensus #1 team in the nation, the statue of limitations on such pitiful backpedaling has offically run out.
"...Save your whole "we'll be back" bullshit. You've been saying that for years. It hasn't happened. It's not going to happen."
And when the Tigers face their inevitable fall from their lofty current "Big 12 North champion" status (again, an achievement that was worth nothing but scorn and snide mocking remarks from this site just a year ago)...what then? I'll try to recall your baseless nonsense and quote it on the occasion of your "we'll be back" speech. But like most of your unmemorable jive, I probably won't be able to recall it verbatim.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie & Jodi said...

It is funny how you compare 40 years of consistency, and at time dominance, to Missouri's first great year.

You write about Husker fans being idiots, and at times I would agree, but at least we aren't stupid enough to anoint ourselves a dynasty without having something to back it up, i.e., see the above mentioned 40 years, 5 National Championships, etc., etc., etc.

GBR

6:26 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Reality has set in for many of you I see.

Let's review some of your comments:

1) Homoerotic tales of lust. (Which I don't really understand..but hey..whatever works for you. I'm all for civil rights)

2) "I'd love to kick your ass" (Wow, how original. Never heard that one before)

3) "I hate you, you suck..and here's 539,000 words why". Nope..no irony there.

4) "Mizzou is going to lose Saturday". Wow. Really? I'd just don't know what I'd do if that happened. How would I be able to live with myself if my team that hasn't won anything in 100 years went 11-2. I'd kill myself.

5) And my new favorite...confusion. Such as "You write about Husker fans being idiots, and at times I would agree, but at least we aren't stupid enough to anoint ourselves a dynasty without having something to back it up, i.e., see the above mentioned 40 years, 5 National Championships, etc., etc., etc."

What the hell does this mean?

"We aren't stupid enough to anoint ourselves a dynasty?"

Are you kidding? Is that a joke? You have a SIGN OVER YOUR STADIUM that says how great you are. You plaster National Championship trophies to everything from keychains to posters to your Ford F150.


I've read a LOT of stupid shit in my day...well at least in the past 3 years or so of listening to you idiots blather on. But to actually print..on a screen..."At least we don't annoint ourselves a dynasty"....really says a lot to me.

Ya'all have lost it. I'm not kidding. Every single one of you apparently has gone off the deep end and completely lost your mind. Apparently all of this is sinking in perhaps? Apparently you were in denail?

Dunno...but whatever it is..it's funny as all hell. Please keep it up!

7:22 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

PS - You can send me your eroitc tales...you can call me any possible name you can think of...you can threaten my life (Ya know you've made it when the "classiest fans in the Nation" want you dead.

But I will not tolerate racists. I'm all about showing the world what complete backward fucks you really are. But I absolutely will not print racial slurs or anti semetic remarks from you people.

I won't associate my name to it, and when it comes down to it..it's still my blog and I can do what I want.

Thanks,
AJ

7:24 PM  
Anonymous TigerinNC said...

AJ,

Husker Highway Patrol might want to guard the bridges this winter. Looks like a flying leap or three might be happening.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It certainly looks like a few people should slowly back away from the computer.
IIRC, AJ didn't extend invitations to anyone to read his blog. The title alone should be enough of a hint that one would not find this blog to be the home of a Husker fan. I'm a Husker fan, I come here on my own volition. While I disagree with the author regarding "my team" it is his blog and his perogative to write as such. Do I see myself in his writings? Absolutely not, despite the AJ's assertion: "Every single one of you apparently has gone off the deep end and completely lost your mind." Nonetheless, some of you are actually supporting his characterizations in your responses.
One can revel in trash talking. I'm a Husker fan, and I personally find some of AJ's material witty and funny. That's just me I guess. If I wanted a Husker fans perspective, I know where to find those sites; that's not what AJ offers here. If you are bent out of shape because some guy sitting at a in Omaha doesn't love, worship, or pay particular respect or homage to "your team", you really need to get out more. If you think the answer is name calling, sexual advice, or racial slurs you are sadly mistaken and need to grow up. Again, no one was invited to this blog, nor is it required reading. If you don't care for the subject matter, simply move on; other blogs, notably Husker fan blogs are a mere mouse click away. If you are disturbed by hypocritical comments and inaccuracies, please remember all is fair in love, war, and trash talking. What makes things funny is hyperbole, based on a kernal of truth. This isn't over presidental politics, and we're not getting Swift boated here. Geez, shake yourselves, and lighten up !If your ego and/or self esteem is so fragile that it is damaged because some guy behind a computer disses "your team", I've got nothing for you, seek professional help.
In closing, as someone - I forget who - once told me: there's no need to blow someone else's candle out to make yours shine brighter.
AJ, thanks for the bandwidth. Good luck Mizzou!

As always, Go Big Red!

Respectfully,
Joseph
Columbia, MO

8:30 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Thanks Joseph. You didn't make yourself very popular among your own fans..but I appreciate it at least.

I love feedback..negative or positive. Hell, my favorite poster of all time is the Corn Ridden Shit guy..and he hates me. (he really doesn't..but he says he does.)

I could very easily shut off the comments, and write about my favorite teams...my hobbies or my baseball card collection.

I love to write, and I'm in a unique position where I am surrounded by people who REALLY REALLY like their football team..and themselves in most cases.

How can I not write about it?

It's just words. It's just a game. Thanks for getting it.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah fuck you Joseph, you probably hang out with the rest of those Callahan/Peddy loving fans at the Bigredboard who are in morning right now.

AJ, why would you even run a blog that generates so much negativity? Are you a sadist? Do you enjoy pissing people off to the point that they are talking about kicking your ass or worse? It simply does not make any sense, but like you said it is your blog and you can do what you want.

It is a shame though, you could actually host something worthwhile with your gift.

10:33 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Dude....just give it some time. I've had people come flying in here..throw a tantrum...threaten to kill me and then stick around for months as full-time readers.

Trust me..just stick around for a while..and you'll get what I'm trying to do.

As soon as the season is over, I'll write my annual "why I do this" manefesto, and you'll be back up to speed. In the meantime, just take it for what it is...words.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous DT said...

Joseph, I'm gonna go ahead and call BS on some of what you're dishing out...mainly due to the blanket statements AJ routinely makes in describing Nebraska fans and Nebraskans in general. Granted, it's true that this isn't presidential politics, but he's the self-anointed Rush Limbaugh/Al Franken (take your pick) of NU football...never straying too far from the talking points while maintaining a constant stream of pejorative namecalling.
As one of the vast majority of rational, reasonable, patient, loyal and observant NU fans that I know, I feel compelled to step up and speak on behalf of those of my ilk, from time to time...and I do feel it is well within my right to do so in this forum. As is typically the case in the rare event of my doing so, AJ has again chosen to stick to his well-established pattern of conveniently "ignoring" any point I make entirely...or as near as I can tell, brush it all off with: "'I hate you, you suck..and here's 539,000 words why'. Nope..no irony there."

Though, I never mentioned hating him nor anything about his sucking and in no way was my post an example of "irony"...so he could be talking about someone else for all I know--I'm just inferring such is his response to my post, based on his sarcastic reference to posts of a particular length.

A better example of irony would in fact be any suggestion that implies that folks who spend 15 minutes a couple of times a year calling AJ out on his bullshit are the ones who need to get a life. (The 1,200-or-so words I've put to this pale in comparison to the 2,200+ that AJ has already dedicated to THIS TOPIC ALONE...all saying nothing of the hours he spends every week digressing on the subject.) If his outrageous hyperbole was part of a broader construct of critical commentary, it'd be a little easier to take sitting down...but alas, hyperbole is about all his analysis consists of. He doesn't last very long in any discussion devoid of bitter, jealous namecalling. Don't take my word for it, there are archives worth of material to back me up on that.

But it smacks of irony to just sit there and say "If you are disturbed by hypocritical comments and inaccuracies, please remember all is fair in love, war, and trash talking." So what you're basically saying is that there's no room for measured thoughts and rational logic in response to this constant barrage of hypocritical and inaccurate venom?! Sounds like a real "blame the victim" mentality to me.

In any event, as one classy Husker fan speaking to another...I've gotta ask you to please give me a fucking break from that fucking line of bullshit.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck against OU. Represent the North and do us proud.

We'll see you next year for a huge battle in at MIZZOU.

FOLSOM FIELD- WHERE NU COACHES COME TO DIE.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Joseph, go play in the highway. Anyone Husker fan defending this site needs to don some gold and black and enjoy being relevant for the first time in 40 years.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Derrick of Denver said...

Deautiful dt. As an out-of-state Husker fan I also check out this anomaly a couple times a year for 15 minutes or so. Someone's got to point out this guy's obvious mental problems. I can't believe this person is still doing this.

AJ, Go play with your kids more. Do you actually think that enjoying this much hate, every day, all year, translates into bettering your life (or worsening the existence of Husker fans)? You must really be a miserable person...."read more, you'll like it, hate me, hate you" I'd like to know what percentage of your life you actually spend thinking about your (possibly supposed) hate for Husker fans and how you can't wait to get it onto your blog, then writing thousands of words on it, checking responses, responding, etc. etc. etc. Really, a percentage. Please tell. Maybe the people in your life care for you as much as you care for yourself, so it really doesn't matter anyway.

And Joseph, NU fan living in MO, defending this?

Still posting everything?

2:28 AM  

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