Apparently all it took was a red sweater at halftime of a basketball game, and a local kid throwing on a Husker hat in front of a bunch of TV cameras to get some NU fans right back into the National Championship discussion.
Wouldn't you at least think you'd sit through the spring game to see if the guy even knows how to call plays? I'm all for cautious optimism...I've lived on that for most of my life...but is it that hard to ask for a little restraint? That's all I'm asking. Actually, it isn't. The quicker you get back to normal, the quicker I can call you out for being the arrogant pricks that you are..and the world will continue spinning.
In the meantime..a few hot button items of the day:
* Big discussion going on in town today is the shakeup of the committee that has been tasked to find a spot to build Omaha's new baseball stadium. "What's that got to do with the Huskers?" you ask? Well nothing..but for those of you who have been around here for a while, you'll know that after the Huskers, my biggest pet peeve in life is the notion that the College World Series is the greatest amateur sports spectacular on earth.
Truth be told, it's a great event and it should be saved. People in this city would lose their minds (until early September at least) if it packed up and moved elsewhere. (How on earth would they get to hold frat parties on public property if it left? Not to mention the cool $400 bucks local residents earn letting douchebags from Louisiana park their RV's in their front yard.)
With that in mind, enter the good-old fashioned combination of political bureaucracy mixed with a nuclear sized dose of bad judgement and an unbridled overabundance of civic arrogance by constituents. Throw this together, you get a recipe for disaster.
As I've noted many a summer on this blog and in other places...if any of you hold public office...(I just spit diet Pepsi out of my nose..that was a good one), you better do whatever you can to get this thing done. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that any politician left in office after a 55+ year event scoots town is going to have a tough time getting re-elected for his or her following term.
* In case you were wondering, Guns and Roses is the greatest rock and roll band of my generation. Hands down. It's not even close. You can't convince me otherwise.
* Is technology going backwards? It's bad enough my $2,500 HD television has a set of $12 rabbit ears on it to pick up over the air signals...but now there's this. I may have been dreaming things...but I'm pretty sure the forecast yesterday for Thursday said, "20% chance of flurries."
Tonight..."90% chance of heavy snow. 4-7 inches expected."
Yes, I know everybody bitches about it. Yes, I know there is absolutely nothing on earth you can do about it. Yes, I know it's difficult to forecast. But I'm just asking for a BALLPARK figure. I mean hell, even if you have to throw up your arms and go, "Shit Rob and Julie, I have no fucking idea what it's going to do"...I would be happy with that.
Of course the official BEL weather center forecast is for a dusting of snow, and the sudden appearance of the "dry slot" to blow their chicken little predictions out of the water.
* Yes, this is what we're boiling down to for entertainment on this blog: Weather smack and 20 year old rock bands.
* Finally, now that the conference season is underway, time to dust off the Billy Packer complaints and get back into college basketball.
Is it just me, or is the Big 12 in constant rewind in terms of college basketball? Sure, some of the teams rise and fall a bit, but in a sport where parody has held serve for decades, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Even without watching more than a couple games..I can tell you all you need to know about every team in one sentence. Ready?
Kansas: Great athletes, stomp bad teams, choke in the tourney.
Oklahoma: Poor man's Kansas
Texas Tech: Great at home, poor on the road.
Kansas State: Used to suck, then was good for a year, now they kinda suck.
Iowa State: Good back in the mid 90's.
Colorado: You mean Ricardo Patton was FINALLY fired?
Texas: Great stats, but for some reason every time I watch them, they get beat.
Texas A&M: I thought they sucked, but apparently they're good.
Okie State: Great home court advantage, but have underachieved since Reeves left town.
Yeah, I hope things pick up soon too.