March 16, 2008

Days of Wine, Cheese and Weasels


Man, this time of year sure brings out the whack jobs. Granted, there isn’t much going on other than a few Husker arrests, more local NIT tournament coverage and some cold weather. But either way…always nice to see the lunatic fringe of America is alive and well and apparently has web access to boot.

Don’t get me wrong…nothing makes my day brighter than some Husker fan who stumbles across this blog, hell bent on convincing me that I’ve somehow missed the boat and somehow I AM the guy with the issues. I always tend to get a kick out of the red-clad hayseed who is foaming at the mouth, accusing me of caring too much…meanwhile he fires of 16 straight paragraphs about how I have no life, spend too much time writing gibberish and I live in my mother’s basement. Riiigghhhttt.

Anyhow, I don’t really have a point here…I just always get a kick about the power of opinion and the fact that I can apparently piss off more than just Husker fan. It’s good to have a hobby.

** Back when the Qwest Center was built here in Omaha, I had always imagined how cool it would be to host an NCAA regional. I have never really been to one, but I went to the Wednesday shoot around in Nashville on business a while back, and even that was pretty damn cool. (The energy..the different sets of fans, the pomp and pagentry etc) So, when I found out the city of Omaha had finally stopped patting itself on the back long enough to actually land a bid on a 1st-2nd round of games…I was pretty pumped.

And of course…it was to zero avail because as I’ve been bitching…Creighton Athletic Director and head jackass Bruce Rasmussen and his merry band of brie-eating, caviar munching, Merlot sipping fans have pretty much taken over the event and locked the entire Omaha public out of any hope of seeing a game live. My question I guess is…who the hell gave these assholes the right to host anyway? Was this up for bid? Why the hell can’t Bellevue College host? How bout Peru State? Hell, they probably play 3x better competition than the Bluejays anyway. Just because Creighton "hosts" a giant kegger on 13th street every June and call it a "Championship event", doesn't mean they should get the keys handed to them each and every time. (And when I say "host", I really man slobber on ESPN camera men and throw parties at Pauli's Pub)

And while we’re at it…why the hell didn’t the Huskers submit a bid? Granted, I understand at the time Steve Pederson was more interested in growing out his toenails and spraying down the entire west-stadium for germs a la Howard Hughes….and Tom Osborne has as much chance of progressing Husker basketball as I do starting for NU at running back next year. But holy hell people, why doesn’t this piss more people off? Why am I seemingly the only one offended at this? Was it Omaha taxpayers like me who built that place, or retired dentists with an unquenchable thirst for Chiraz and crème brulet?

Oh well, I’m over it (not really). I guess I’ll have to watch Kansas choke against some WCC team on T.V. with the rest of the piss ants.

** Speaking of assholes…nice to see Michigan hockey fans taking their rightful place as the thuggish pricks that they are by starting an actual fistfight with a UNO hockey parent on Saturday night in Ann Arbor. Now I’ll be honest…I really don’t give a flying rats ass about Michigan or anything else Maize, Yellow..Blue..whatever. Who cares. Oh sure I giggled like a school girl when they lost in football to a team that doesn’t even give out scholarships….and yes, their overplayed, overrated fight song sounds like the brass-version of llamas being castrated in the back room of some Thai restaurant in the ghetto.... But is anybody more pathetic than some college hockey fan with an attitude? I mean...I love college hockey...and I think it's a great niche sport...but does anybody outside of you, some Minnesotans and I really care?

It’s like Colorado running skiing smack. How many teams have NCAA ski teams? 5? (Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, BYU and….Ok…maybe 4.) I mean….what the hell do you have besides Kid Rock and Kiss to actually brag about? Have you ever been to Ann Arbor? Have you actually met these people? If you haven’t….picture this: Picture the most vile and unimaginative backwards ballcap-wearing frat guys you can recall from back in college. Now multiply them by 40,000…give them all ugly yellow t-shirts with some profranity scribbled on it with faded blue M’s. Then surround them with women who look like a cross between Kathy Bates and Amy Fischer and give them a head coach who resembles something out the 70's era KGB. (Don’t get me wrong…I’d act like a pirck too if I was surrounded by Flint on one side, and a 50,000 acre Dow Chemical plant on the other.Double that if you know that you’re going to spend the rest of your life working in a factory with your name on your shirt. )

What was my point? Oh yeah…kiss my ass Weasels. I don’t care if my interest in college hockey is at an all-time low (thanks Mike Kemp)…you’ll always be the ugly and under-educated step brother I never wanted and always tried to forget even existed.

Oh well, for the rest of you…enjoy filling your brackets out or whatever you do to illegally distribute your McDonalds paycheck. And if you’re going to the games at the Qwest this week…try not to choke on the Mahi sandwich with key lime dill sauce. I hear those little bones are a bitch.

AJ

PS – Props to you Husker fan for making it nearly an entire week without commiting a felony.

28 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am completely with you on being pissed off about the NCAA Tournament. I literally called the Qwest every day for two weeks asking when tickets went on sale, and then all of a sudden they were all sold out to Creighton fans.

Now usually I'm pretty nice to customer service reps since I am a customer service supervisor myself, but I absolutely ripped some service rep at the Qwest the next day for basically lying to me for the last two weeks.

At least all of Omaha's best doctors and lawyers will be able to go to the games though.

6:06 AM  
Blogger bornred said...

Good stuff, AJ. Been away for awhile, but always enjoy reading you, especially as we get closer to the season that matters.

PS. Fuck Michigan and their Maize ("you call it corn") and Blue, over-rated, getting clown stomped in the Big House by FCS teams, yet still feeling entitled to represent in the BCS, ugly ass helmet wearin' teams...

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS Props to the Missouri football team for not committing a crime this week..Oops..sorry..too late

nugofor6

8:43 AM  
Blogger Sean Weide said...

AJ:

I'd like to know what you thought about the story that had Warren Buffet hosting the entire Missouri football team in Omaha.

Also, the Creighton administrators who are orchestrating this weekend's games got a tongue-lashing from the NCAA for referring to it as a "regional." They are first and second round games.

9:28 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Well let's see...the one dude had a gun, which from what statistics say, is about 1 in 4 students at some point. However, if you're on the team and you commit a gun crime..you should be gone. Period. (No, he doesn't need "football in his life" you hypocrte.

If it was Maclin or anybody else..they should be gone. Period. However, it wasn't...dude was simply in the back seat of a car. Pretty sure that's not a crime...like say...sexual assault of a girl in a bar.

Bottom line...kid with a gun? Should be booted. Guys in back of car...should be diciplined. Maybe Pinkel will give Maclin a day off against SE Mo State. It's not like he punched a girl in the face or anything either.

Don't go there Huckleberry...you'll lose this discussion.

* Sean, that's funny about the Creighton idiots. Also, not quite sure what to make out of the Warren Buffett thing. I know Daniel is a business major and now a celebrity...but didn't realize Buffett actually followed him. The whole thing is kinda bizzare.

Too bad he can't join forces with the Walton family. That would be a nice little donor base to have.

11:29 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Well let's see...the one dude had a gun, which from what statistics say, is about 1 in 4 students at some point. However, if you're on the team and you commit a gun crime..you should be gone. Period. (No, he doesn't need "football in his life" you hypocrte.

If it was Maclin or anybody else..they should be gone. Period. However, it wasn't...dude was simply in the back seat of a car. Pretty sure that's not a crime...like say...sexual assault of a girl in a bar.

Bottom line...kid with a gun? Should be booted. Guys in back of car...should be diciplined. Maybe Pinkel will give Maclin a day off against SE Mo State. It's not like he punched a girl in the face or anything either.

Don't go there Huckleberry...you'll lose this discussion.

* Sean, that's funny about the Creighton idiots. Also, not quite sure what to make out of the Warren Buffett thing. I know Daniel is a business major and now a celebrity...but didn't realize Buffett actually followed him. The whole thing is kinda bizzare.

Too bad he can't join forces with the Walton family. That would be a nice little donor base to have.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dude with the gun was a football player:

From the Columbia Tribune:

Sophomore linebacker Marquis X. Booker, 20, was arrested early yesterday on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and an underage liquor law violation.
Monticelli said the argument quickly escalated, and Booker "threatened to light the place up," went to a car and retrieved a handgun.Inside the car, police found a loaded .9 mm Ruger under the front passenger seat, and Booker told officers that it was his gun. He appeared drunk at the time of his arrest, Monticelli said.

Pretty sure that's a crime

My point was about your statement that no huskers commited a felony this week. I thought it was funny since a Mizzou football player gets arrested right after your blog was posted.

Didn't understand your comment about 1 in 4 college students with a gun. Does that mean threatening someone with a gun is bound to happen in college? With that logic 100 percent of college students have the means to commit sexual assualt so it is also bound to happen.

In no way do I condone sexual assualt and if any one is found guilty, I hope they get the max.

P.S. Wasn't Huckleberry a term to describe a person from Missouri?

Too bad about the tix. I will be sitting in the Pepsi Center in Denver watching games.

NUGOFOR6

12:32 PM  
Anonymous MUinAustin said...

Sean Weide, it wasn't the whole football team because that would be an NCAA violation. It was Chase Daniel and Tim Barnes and it was because they are in a business class that Warren Buffet admires the way it is taught.

AJ, It was J-Mac's car and apparantley he was driving and Booker was in the back and it was Booker's gun. I don't agree he should be off the team but definitely suspended but for how long depends on the remaining investigation. But J-Mac still didn't commit a crime.

PS - apparently WB is a big MU Football fan.

PSS - to anonymous - this is an anti-husker site if you hate MU so much go write an anti MU blog.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Per ESPN:

"Also in the car, and not arrested, were: wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, an All-American as a freshman; junior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, the team's leading tackler last season; a football recruit; and a female student."

It's nice to see that Mizzou is showing recruits such a good time. When did Gary Barnett join Pinkel's staff?

Sorry AJ, if this is ends up being a felony for Booker, although doubtful, than your boy Maclin is an accessory. And yes, being an accessory is a crime. Once Maclin and Weatherspoon get the obligatory 1-gamer, are Missouri fans open to the same critcism that you heaped on NU fans for supporting the same suspension for Purify? Get used to it. Pot, meet kettle.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C’mon AJ you are way off on this one. How can you compare Purify punching some loser bouncer and accidentally bumping a chick in the process to the drive by shooting attempt Maclin was doing? That gang banger should be put away.

2:49 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Let's break it down...

- Booker was a football player and had a gun in the car. He also threatened a guy with the gun. He should be cut and his scholarship revolked. End of story.

- Maclin and Weatherspoon did not commit a crime. Whether they were going to "do a drive by" is a bit speculative don't you think? Regardless, both should be suspended, pending an investigation. And yes...that includes Illinois..who last time I checked..was much better than Nevada.

And yes..what Purify did was way worse. Double so because he is a multiple offender.

6:50 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Apparently Gary Pinkel reads this blog, because per the Tribune...Booker is gone.

Hopefully suspensions will be handed out early so the team can move on.

(Or perhaps they need football in their lives?)

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hypocrit? Everything you post on here is hypocritical. That was the previous posters point. Missouri players commit crimes and get into trouble and the fact that the other two were with him and claimed they didn't kno he had it? Come on man you know it's BS. I do like that Pinkel dismissed him though as opposed to suspended indefinantly. If Christiansen did it he needs bubba leering behind him in his life and he can fucking forget about football.

8:44 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Oh my ass.

Maclin and Weatherspoon weren't even arrested. They were sitting in the back seat of a car. They were with a dude with a gun.

Christensen allegedly tried to penetrate a girl in a public place against her will.

What's worse?

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My ASS! He wasn't just with a gun. He was allegedly (keyword there dumbass) waving it around threatening to light the place up. Possible homicidal maniac or crazed sex offender. Well neither one is worth the air they breathe but the point remains your a hypocritical dickhead who can't admit that now the tables have turned. Admit it that just like you said Nebraska fans always say that it happens at other universities too. Fact. I win.

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Huskers:

Booker is off the team. What's Bo doing about Christianson?

12:10 PM  
Blogger NEBforCU said...

"Sorry AJ, if this is ends up being a felony for Booker, although doubtful, than your boy Maclin is an accessory. And yes, being an accessory is a crime. "


God I hope your not a lawyer.. an accessory to what? The crime was Booker and his gun. How is Maclin an accessory to that? Did Maclin force Booker to carry a gun in the car? Or is that the spin the nubbies are going for, so they can beat Mizzou this year with out Maclin. Sad Sad day for fuskers when they need teams to be weak just to keep up with them.

2:40 PM  
Blogger NEBforCU said...

My ASS! He wasn't just with a gun. He was allegedly (keyword there dumbass) waving it around threatening to light the place up

Wait... was the car in a drive thru car wash or something.. from the car to waving it around in public..


A spinning a husker will go a spinning husker will go, oh anything to help their team look better a spinning husker will go!

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's suspended indefinantly and I guarantee he's off the team if convicted. They'll take her word before is he's as good as done.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ--

Per NFLfraftscout.com...

Maurice Purify -- "Arrested and jailed in May '07 bar incident on suspicion of assault, trespassing, failure to comply and resisting arrest."

Tony Temple -- "Suspended for summer workouts…Arrested for misdemeanor assault in June '06 for punching a restaurant worker during fight involving girlfriend. Pled guilty to disturbing the peace, sentenced to 18 months probation, 20 hrs comm service."

You sure really crucified NU for going easy on Purify... how long was Temple suspended for in 06? I'm sure he got a raw deal right? That guy sure turned out to be a player didn't he? Under the AJ, "break the law, get kicked off the team" philosophy, shouldn't Temple have been gone? Or did he need football in his life?

For every Peter, there's a Rahsetnu Jenkins, for every Purify, there's a Temple. It's funny Jenkins didn't register in the national media back then because Missouri was crap and nobody cared. Now that Mizzou is good, people (especially the media) care. Once again, pot meet kettle.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Matty said...

"is anybody more pathetic than some college hockey fan with an attitude?"

, he said as unidentified pots and kettles whizzed past each other.

4:22 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Screw you Matty you rat bastard.

Thanks for the giant stab wound in the back.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous TigerinNC said...

To the anon dork comparing Temple to Purify,

The difference is Temple was defending HIS girlfriend and got into a fight with.... ANOTHER GUY. Purify meanwhile managed to punch out another guy's GIRLFRIEND. Reading something before posting it as proof of your argument is quite a concept. Keep up the good work.

Oh, and in case some of you can't manage to read the earlier posts before posting, AGAIN. Booker is still off the team.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEBFORCU

Read the article. He was outside an Apartment complex where he grabbed the gun from his car. At this point it's no longer in the car and went so far as to cock the gun and threaten to "light the place up". Next time finish the article before trying to make a point. Isn't that what CU fans are always asking everyone else to do? I have my facts strait. All I'm saying is for someone to go complaining about a school being criminal and then their darling institution now has a black eye. As stated before neither of these two idiots is worth the air they breathe (Christenson and Booker). For the love of god don't say one is worse because I know of a case personally in which someone went to prison (not jail real prison) for making threats like that.

3:18 PM  
Blogger NU_elecngnr said...

AJ:

A bit off topic, but I seem to recall that you are a baseball fan. I will admit that somehow your Tigers got really good without me noticing...and I tend to follow college baseball.

Care to tell me what changed down there?

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tigerinnc... You were there? Were you in the restaraunt when Temple's girlfriend called him to kick some guy's ass because they had a work disagreement? He was charged and did his time.

You were there when Purify got in that fight and punched people (including a girl)in Lincoln? He was charged and did his time.

I thought that was public knowledge and didn't need a bibliography to post in here.

Another guy hit it on the head... I want Maclin and Weatherspoon on the field this year when NU beats your ass. Don't want you using it as an excuse. Don't want Maclin to go to jail, but simply for Mizzou fans to realize that this shit HAPPENS EVERWHERE and you assholes aren't immune. Listen, Maclin rolls with pychos with guns with recruits in HIS car. Nice rep of your university. Hope he wins the Heisman.

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"NU_elecngnr said...A bit off topic, but I seem to recall that you are a baseball fan."

Sorry man, AJ is not a baseball fan
and he'll only give you a snarky off color comment about Div. 1 baseball in the process so save your breath.

P.S. However,I AM looking forward to the late season matchup between the Kittens and the Huskers.

2:33 AM  
Blogger Randy said...

I'm a little late but thanks for the Michigan hockey smack, AJ. I feel better now. I could have done without the underhanded stab at NCAA hockey fans in general but, so be it.

7:02 PM  

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