Me, You and the Lunatics Between Us
* So today at 2pm the “Kill the College World Series” rally is going on down at Rosenblatt. Kinda ironic that the same morons who are fighting to save their $300 a day jobs for two weeks (parking cars on their lawn) are actually going out of their way to kill the only real event the city has that means anything.
I really don’t understand people and nostalgia. And yes, I realize it runs wild like the flu through a kindergarten class in this state, but at what point is enough enough? I’m all for history and tradition and blah blah blah…but wouldn’t it be awful nice to actually go to a CWS game and not have to walk through the raging kegger that has cropped up outside the park over the past decade or so. I mean, don’t you Nebraska fans love to go to bars before games anyway? That’s why Lincoln has no tailgating scene before Husker games…you’re all at some dive bar, singing “The Colorado Pecker” or whatever lame ass song with some 80 year old foul-mouth broad and her keyboard. (Those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about…trust me…it’s as idiotic as it sounds.)
But regardless of all that, I too would miss Rosenblatt. I have more connections there than many of you know, and it would be sad to see it get bulldozed over. But good lord people, it’s the 21st century. In less than two years, it will be 2010. Think about that for a second. I mean, sure a whole neighborhood would lose their summer disposable income…but tough shit. How do you think vendors and workers think in real cities when actual teams that play 80+ games a year leave? Boo hoo for you.
So enjoy your “Let’s kill the entire city” party today. I hope you make lots of signs, get lots of news coverage, and I hope just ONE of you realizes just how much damage to the city you are doing.
* As I’ve mentioned dozens if not hundreds of times….I never go on Husker message boards...ever. Not just because I’d have to douse myself in Clorox bleach afterwards, but quite frankly..during the season the Husker freaks come to me. They’re lame. They’re predictable and they’re almost all…to a T... everyone of them…the same.
However, I do enjoy from time to time checking out various Husker bloggers that are out there. Mostly because I respect what it takes to keep up one of these little verbal venues, but also because some of them are rather creative.
So I’m poking around the other day…checking out to see if they’re struggling to come up with ideas as I am, and I came across a particular one. Now, I won’t mention the name…(I don’t mind those guys, but I’m not going to do them a favor by directing traffic to them), but they actually had a pretty good idea. They asked the readers to give them feedback. Kinda like, “What do you want to see us write about?” “What other blogs do you go to?” etc etc.
Now that’s not the funny part. It’s actually a good idea if you’re trying to build readership and unlike me…really give a shit what anybody does. I have absolutely no problem with it, and give them credit for being creative.
No, the funny part was the “What other blogs do you visit” category. It was funny, that almost every single person…in some way or another 1) mentioned me. 2) mentioned that I suck and I’m no longer readable. And 3) mentioned me again.
Now, I’m not about to tell you where to spend your quality productivity-wasting football reading time at work. Where you go is your business. But don’t you find it odd, that despite nearly every Husker fan’s claim that they hate me, I suck, I have no idea what I’m doing, Mizzou fans are terrible (like that means anything to me, I already know we’re terrible) blah blah blah; they still…almost all of them…mention me like clockwork.
I’ve often wondered why they flock here like they do. I mean, there are dozens of websites and such dedicated to KU and their hatred toward Missouri. Do I like to go there and read about how much my team sucks etc? I mean seriously, unless you either like pain, or seriously feel like you can verbally jab me somehow, what’s the point?
I’ll tell you what the point is, and it’s very very simple. You know I’m right. You know I’ve been right this whole time. You’ know I’ve nailed pretty much every prediction on NU football I’ve ever made here. (For the most part.) Now, whether or not you enjoy my rantings…whether or not you come back again etc is neither here nor there to me. Don’t get me wrong…I appreciate you stopping by and all the actual nice things people have to say about this place. But Husker fans….what the hell is wrong with you? What do you get out of it?
Again, you get out of it the truth. I’m right so your conscious soul doesn’t have to be. And that’s OK.
So in the meantime, say what you want about it. Bitch and moan, yell to the mountaintops that I’m just some lunatic scumbag who simply likes to see his own words in print. Scream at the top of your lungs that I’m no longer funny…never was funny…try to hard to be funny…whatever.
But rest assured, I know the truth. I know why you stop by. I know why you come back. And yes..it’s OK to admit it. It’s OK to realize to yourself, “Damnit, that bastard is right again.”
Of course I’m right again. I spend more time studying your team and analyzing your fans than 99% of you do. I do it because you need it, and I do it because the rest of the world needs to know about you. So take that as a compliment. Take that as a testament to your past success. But whatever you do, just take that as a solid indicator that you enjoy reading about your demise more than you really think.
For the rest of you who come here to laugh at those people…I hope to give you much more good times in the near future, completely and totally at their expense.
Enjoy the nice weekend.