July 28, 2008

A Tiger Tale - The 2008 Big 12 North Preview Column

Of all the annual columns I do, this one is probably my favorite. Not because there is any special meaning to it, nor is there any particular rhyme or reason that allows me to come to these conclusions. However, when all is said and done, the following annual post NEVER fails to bring hate and anger unlike anything we’ve seen all off season. It is this column that usually starts the name calling, the chest pounding and the “Hey you idiot, how can you….” Replies that last well into December.

So with that, it’s time for my favorite part of the year….the 4th annual Big 12 North prediction column. In case you’ve been marooned on a desert Island with Tom Hanks and a volleyball for four years, it isn’t going to look very familiar.

Finally a word of caution: The following are ONLY predictions. This is not meant to be a betting guide, nor is it going to decide the 2008 presidential election. It is not going to help regulate black market diamond trade in Zambia. It is not going to kick the Mullah’s out of power in Iran. It is not going to make Rosie O’Donnell’s new variety show suck ass any less.

It is simply the way I see it.

With that, let’s get the season started and let the name-calling, pissing and moaning begin:

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Nebraska – 500,000 to 1 winning the North. 4 projected wins. (Western Michigan, San Jose State, New Mexico State, Baylor)

* If you want me to explain this pick for the 9,000,000th time…then fine. Despite the idiotic ramblings of many of you…including my good friend Husker “Nick” who SWEARS the Huskers are going to compete for the North…you are in fact, going absolutely nowhere. Of all the lessons you’ve learned over the past few years, the one you have FAILED pick up is the one that is the hardest to take; and that lesson is….it takes a lot longer to pick yourself back up than it does to fall down. Somehow a brand new coach with ONE whole game of experience is going to make a 114th ranked defense improve significantly just by making them “try harder”. And yes, that is just as butt ass stupid when you read it as when you actually say it. More to come live from the North basement as your season progresses.



Iowa State - 1,000 to 1 winning the North. 5 projected wins. (SD State, Kent State, Iowa, Baylor, Nebraska)

* It’s awful trendy to bury a team like Iowa State and leave them for dead. And don’t get me wrong…they suck almost as much as the Huskers. However, with the poor record in 2007 and the early season humiliating losses…people tend to forget that ISU actually played pretty decent ball down the stretch. Starting with one hell of an effort against Oklahoma, the Clones hung tough with Mizzou in Columbia, and then beat K-State and Colorado. Not a super thing to hang your hat on, but certainly not the “slam dunk win” people are counting on. Since the game for the North toilet against Nebraska is played in Ames this year…look for the Clones to escape the cellar and send the Hick nation into despair and panic. (yet again).



Kansas - 100 to 1 winning the north. 6 projected wins. (FIU, La Tech, Sam Houston St, Iowa State, Colorado, Nebraska.)

* That’s right you redlegged beaker scumbags…I said 6 wins. Not since Napoleon fooled the world in thinking France was some sort of power in the late 18th century, the Jayhawks used their weak size and weaker strength of schedule to back into one of the greatest fraud seasons in the history of organized sports. Oh don’t get me wrong…the fat man can coach (as I say every year) and I actually think Reesing is decent because he doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. But even you arrogant bastards have to admit the whole thing was done with smoke, mirrors and magic wands. Look for the cold wind of reality to smack the beaks upside the head when they find out their plastic Orange Bowl trophy was actually sold at a garage sale by Lew Perkins for a handful of magic beans.



Kansas State - 75 to 1 winning the north. 8 projected wins (North Texas, Montana State, Louisville, Louisiana-Laff, Texas A&M, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa State)
* I have absolutely no reason to, but I really think KSU is going to be the surprise team of the North in 2008. Oh don’t get me wrong…they’re still decent on talent and somewhat short in the coaching brains department. (19 juco guys? Come on Ron). But still, as they showed at times last season at Auburn and Texas, the Cats have the ability to cause problems. And ok fine…Josh Freeman called himself one of the best QB’s in the league…but dude does have some skills and dude is now a 3 year starter. And ok fine, they gave up 900 points to a Nebraska team that was trying to save the job of a guy they hated. But still….some team almost always jumps up to shock the world. Call me crazy, but I think it can happen.



Colorado – 20 to 1 winning the north. 7 projected wins (Colorado State, E Washington, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska)
* I’ve been riding the Dan Hawkins bandwagon for quite some time now. And yes, although I’ve been a bit short on my predictions, I’m not about to give up on my second favorite North fan base. Cody Hawkins struggled at times as a freshman, but with a year under his belt, can build on three fairly good offensive performances to end the season last year. The Buffs lose 2 big names on defense in Jordon Dizon and Terrence Wheatley, however they do return a fairly salty front line, but don’t have a whole lot in terms of rushing the passer. With all that, you’ve got to figure that building on the bowl game of last season, as well as a killer non-con stretch will favor the Buffs in the end. Look for the game in Boulder vs. K-State to be a grudge match for Big 12 North runner up.



Missouri - 9 to 2 winning the north. 11 projected wins. (Illinois, SEMO, Nevada, Buffalo, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Baylor, KSU, Iowa State, Kansas.)
* If any of you have been here a decent amount of time, you’d know how much it kills me to actually predict Mizzou will win the north..let alone win 11 games. However, I’ve studied the numbers…I’ve watched the tapes and looked at the games from week to week. And with all that, I’ve come to the conclusion that it would take a collapse of biblical proportions to keep Mizzou from winning the North. Even if Chase Daniel and Jeremy Maclin were to go down in week one (knock on wood), the Tigers would still have enough talent to lap the rest of the division. I understand things happen, and a loss to Illinois in week one could derail the whole damn thing. But seriously…LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE. Look at how much offense they have back. Look at how they return 10 guys on defense. They have an all conference kicker too for Christ’s sake. I’m sorry…I tried…but there is no way on God’s green earth Gary Pinkel can blow this. (At least I don’t think).
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So in order:

1. Missouri 11-1 (7-1)
2. Colorado 7-5 (5-3)
3. Kansas State 8-4 (4-4)
4. Kansas 6-6 (3-5)
5. Iowa State 5-7 (3-5)
6. Nebraska 4-8 (1-7)


South Champion: Oklahoma
Big 12 Champion: Oklahoma
Bowl Teams: Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Colorado, Kansas State, Kansas.

Dark horse: Kansas State
Coach of the Year: Ron Prince
Newcomer of the Year: Will Compton, Nebraska
(Hahah…sorry, just had to see how stupid it looked.)



Ok boys…there you go. Let the hate fly.

60 Comments:

Blogger AJ said...

Before the cricket lines break out: For those of you who love to go on and on about how nobody reads this blog blah blah blah.

Apparently ESPN.com writers do.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/big12

10:53 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

You're hatred is so severe it distorts all of your predictions.

CU has shown little in the last two years to suggest they are anywhere near challenging for the North.

KU is not nearly as bad as you think they'll be, but I do agree they're likely to lose five conference games.

Dude, neither ISU nor KSU are going to be any better than they were last year, when a horrible Husker team beat them both badly. Do you honestly think Pelini's going to make this team worse than it was under Cosgrove/Callahan?

Like I said, you're hatred is making you into as big of a homer as Husker fans.

BTW, I'm looking forward to your column after the NU_Mizzou game.

Don't disappoint.

2:00 AM  
Anonymous saunders45 said...

Way to pull stuff out of your ass. Iowa state lost their 4 year starter at QB, best WR, RB was just thrown in jail, yet they'll beat NU? They lost last year, to the worst NU team in 4 decades by 2+ TD's. That said, I love reading your blog, and am sorry to hear about the health issues. Hope you get better.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ -- Glad to see you are back. Hope the tests went well and you are doing well. Will we see you at the MU/IL tailgate?

Mizzou606

7:38 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

daddycat and others:

You said the same type of stuff last year, yet I'm the one talking out of my ass?

Perhaps we can go back through last summer's comment section and see how wrong I was?

Funny thing was...several of the most popular comments from last season are already here after 4 comments: "Your hatred blinds you", "Can't wait for your post after the NU-MU game", "You've turned into a homer" ....blah blah blah.

I may be off a bit on the pre-season stuff...but if there is one thing I'm DEAD FUCKING On with is predicting the Huskers and their season.

I have credibility and factual results and you have a temper tantrum.

PS - How many people thought CU would go to a bowl game last year? (raising hand)
We'll see who wins.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kansas State and Colorado will not finish ahead of Kansas in the standings. No. Way. Possible.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I wasted 5 minutes looking through the ESPN link looking for any mention of you. Nothing. WTF? Do you equate their mention of people not liking Nebraska to reading your blog? Geez, who's the myopic boob now?

11:02 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Oh come on guys, this blog is entertainment....like pro wrestling...and if you take it any more seriously then that, you are wasting effort. It is fun to read, and on the internet, that's all one requires.

Oh, and since predictions are like a-holes (everyone has one and they all stink) here's mine:

MU 10-2 (the L's at Texas and then one unexpected upset in case you're curious)
KU 8-4
CU 7-5
NU 7-5
KSU 5-7
ISU 2-10

Bowls, MU, KU, CU, NU
B12 champions - OU

11:03 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Here you go dickhead.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/big12/0-1-100/Fresh-Big-12-voices-from-the-blogosphere.html

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it, and think you are onto something. I think NU can win five games but they'll really struggle and all one has to do is look at Hawkins first season in Boulder, and Hawins is 100x the coach that Pelini will ever be.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the KSU Love! I live in KC, and have grown to root for the Tigers whenever it hurts KU! We have the hate for KU and the Nubs in common for sure!

You're right on everything, KSU will surprise, along with CU. I predict ISU will upset someone big.

KU was a splash in the pan, they are better, and have a good coach, but they are not going to win the North! I give the edge to Mizzou since we play you in Columbia.

If Daniel stays healthy, you guys are BCS bound

12:52 PM  
Blogger GIJoeRed said...

Tell me at ANY time has MU football been so significant in the History of the conference that would warrant anything from you but relentless hope that "This is the year, I feel it".

So much so to the point that you're willing to leave your balz hanging out in the wind...for EVERY single Husker fan to exact endless laughter reigned down on you, as you crawl back into that mindless cave of "relentless hope", never to see the light of day in the near future.

Keep up the Myopic work

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, there it is...interesting. So the ESPN guy reads your blog, but the one thing he quotes he disagrees with.

So this proves a) your blog was read by some smuck at ESPN, b) Everytime your blog has been quoted at ESPN they've disagreed with you.

You're now battin' 0%.

Maybe you should act like the crappy AJ fan (really, who's a bigger fan of you than you?) you are and have a T-shirt made: "My blog made ESPN.com! RESTORE THE URLs!"

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you go to school dude?

If you add up the six teams chances of winning the B12 N you get 2/9 (22%) + 1/20 (5%) + 1/75 (1.3%) + 1/100 (1%) + 1/1000 (0.1%) + 1/500000 = 5% which totals 29% So, some other team that we don't know about has a 71% chance of winning the B12 North?

Dude, you are scary!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daddyact, you sir are the moron. MU will win the North and without much problem, but your comments about CU are arrogant and ignorant. CU was less than a touchdown away from being 6-2 in the Big XII last year. Turnover filled 5 point loss to KU and turnover filled 3 point controversial loss at ISU. How is it that CU wasn't close?

Also, why would anyone think Pelini is going to make your team better than Callahan? Callahan was a winning coach. Callahan was an offensive genius. Cosgrove had NU in previous years top 25 in scoring defense. Your team stunk because the players stunk. How is a staff where 5 of it's members weren't coaches a year ago going to do better than the previous experienced staff? Pelini has never even been a head coach! Not only will NU be worse, but NU is likely going to be much worse. With that said, your record might still be the same due to an overly easy schedule.

I do agree that KU isn't as bad as people think but MU is plain better. KU and CU will likely duke it out for the 2nd spot. I wouldn't be shocked at all if NU finishes DEAD LAST.

2:03 PM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

I disagree with what you have printed and I believe the logic you used to deduce your opinions is flawed!!!

Perhaps if the state you lived in did not hold a high per capita ratio of people with below average intelligence, you would know how incorrect your opinions are. What is the issue you are having? Why are you so incorrect????

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ--Glad to see you're back. I hope everything went well with your health issue.

This time of year is both very fun and unbelievably frustrating. It's fun to make guesses, but I can't wait to see what really happens.

I agree with you that Missouri must be favored in the North. I can't see a reasonable argument for anybody else. The one prediction I would disagree with is regarding Kansas State. I just don't think Josh Freeman is a very good quarterback. I don't think his arm is strong enough to turn around the Wildcats as much as you predict will happen this year.

I'd love to see the 'Cats do better this year. I have plenty of good friends that went there and I like Ron Prince. It's not fair that the calls for getting rid of him have started already. I just don't see them improving that much in one year.

Anyway, once again--it's good to see you back in full throat. Hope you are well. Take care.

Bob

3:20 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

NE-J, you crack me up. You're a dick and the enemy, but I will prop up your tenacity and ability to be a prick. Seriously well done.

I also like the "Name me one time Missouri was relevant ever" guy as well.

Uhhhh....I'd say #5 in the country and in the hunt for the National Title game at the end is a tad bit relevant. I also think it's relevant to think they'd be favored to win the north this year...but then again..I must be biased.

As for the guy bashing math....You are exactly why I write this blog. Who fucking cares what the % is? Who fucking cares who I pick? None of it matters. The fact you're all pissed off is all the fuel I need to keep going...solidifying the fact that you're all a bunch of butt-ass crazy nutjobs.

PS - Thanks for the health wishes. Everything turned out OK. If you remember a few years ago, my dad had a heart attack at a relatively young age, and now I have to have a bunch of tests all the time.

3:53 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

TO the anonymous guy who just said I should if I love the Huskers so much go live in that shithole Columbia, Missouri and how people should "let Mizzou have their year"....

Please re-comment. I accidentally hit reject. Sorry about that.

I love to show the thousands of readers who hit this blog just how ignorant and childish they sound when they reply. As many already know, it's the best part of this blog....by far.

Oh and I almost forgot: Boo hoo.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Sven said...

I think KU fans are going to get a hard dose of reality this year. I do think they will be good, but have fun staying healthy when you actually play some teams this year.

If NCAA 2009 is any indicator OU is gonna be a mofo to beat! Although I do like me some #9 (sorry I'm not a Tiger guy so I don't know names) on a slant route from Daniels.

Good article AJ. At least your points are based on reality and not pure fan-boi-ism blindness.

4:19 PM  
Blogger jeffro144 said...

Aj,
Glad to hear all is well. I can't see K-state being that good. Really now that Josh Freeman has nearly every team in conference pissed due to his stupid comments, the pressure is on him and him Mcdonald's character coach. I don't think NU will be as bad as predicted due to their schedual, but the first game may prove me wrong. Anyway, good read, love those comments!!

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freeman has one hell of an arm, he can throw it a long ways, accurately, the problem is Prince didn't have him throw deep, they were busy doing slants to Jordy all season. If you look at Freeman throwing cross field from one corner to another, he is throwing 40 yards in the air accurately, but only 15 yards down field. He has talent. Yes, KSU went hard on the Juco's, that is why we are going to be so hard to predict. We had no depth, and so many of our would be upper classmen transferred when Snyder retired, that hitting the Jucos for depth was a necessary thing to do. This fall Prince will either look like a genious or a fool. KU SUCKS!

4:57 PM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

Yeah. I was actually going to post about the math...then I read what I wrote and hated myself.

But not as much as I hate you...slaver.

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Lady of Elegance Lingerie said...

Love to read your posts AJ. I must say that I think 2-4 of the Big XII North will be any combination of the three; Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska. I think 2nd is probably between Colorado and Kansas, but I think that the Nubs will finish fourth at worst. I have a feeling that Scary Smart and K-State will finish rock bottom in the Big XII North. JMHO, keep up the good work AJ.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Big Head said...

Fuck. I hope you didn't jinx us.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous murph said...

Wow 4 wins, I know you are a hater, but you are completely insane, holy crap...what a joke, now I will go back and get some more lols from your article.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your QB eats his boogers.

1:34 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

That's the best line yet.

Well done.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aj:

Take this and eat it!

http://www.wral.com/sports/999thefan/blogpost/3304570/

Have a great day!

Sincerely,

A Great Husker Fan

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another fatass, lazy, stupid Missourian. And how do I know this? Because I was forced to live in Kansas City for 8 years before I could move back to "The Good Life."

24th in public education and one of the fattest states in the nation. K.C. voted 2nd fattest city in the nation. And the people conduct their lives as if they were a service industry employee.

AJ, the next time I need my table bussed, I'll leave you a big tip. And as for your health problems, maybe if you wouldn't go back to the buffet 43 times, you wouldn't be the fatass sickly cretin that you are.

It'll be fun performing ass sex on your team.....again....when they make the biennial trek to Lincoln, NE. As sure as the sun rises, Missouri will have their trousers pulled down on national TV and get "the ole in-out" (thank you Malcolm McDowell) performed on them in front of 85,000+ screaming red-clad fans.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Husker_Engineer said...

I am not sure AJ, was the above-comment the first 'Booger Daniel' reference of the season? Was wondering how long that would take.

Of course I disagree with your picking NU last. I think I know why you did it - and some of the comments above give that theory credence.

Other than that, I tend to agree with you. In fact, if you move NU from 6 to 2 and then shuffle everyone else down a notch, you would have my pick. I won't bore you with why I think you are wrong, I am sure you hear it at the water cooler everyday.

Personally, I think this is going to be a fun season. The North is Misery's to lose. Daniel and Maclin are very good. If the Pinkel factor does not come into play you should be okay.

Reading your blog, I can understand your hate....being so far away from your jug band socials and all those hot cousins in hill country has to take a toll on a you.

Looking forward to the season AJ....hoping to see corn-ridden and some of the other guys coming round.

BTW: I still hate you

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as you said ISU would win more games than the Huskers I knew you were really smart. Then you suggested that KSU is a dark horse. That's when I knew you were a genious!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous bre said...

You, sir, are a complete fucking moron.

12:41 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Your whiney, screaming tantrums are noted, just as the blathering, pointless, baseless propaganda sprinkled with horseshit that you tried to sell us last year.

You won 5 games last year. (Nearly 4 had Ball State made 1 catch). You are worse this year. (You lost your best playmaker, your starting QB and most of your defense..who as bad as they were..were still expierenced.)

I don't think it's too hard to think you MIGHT lose ONE more game. Tough for you to swallow I know...but I didn't expect you to take it well.

Speaking of taking it well...props on the ass sex line. Pretty funny considering the circumstances this year..but funny nonetheless.

props to you.

PS - Where IS Corn Ridden Shit guy?

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how all you Husker fans are getting defensive. You have nothing to stand on, you clearly need a sound wake up call. You are not going to be good this year! Pelini was handed a pile of shit, and it will take him time to mold that pile of shit into a competitive team. KU won because the fat man out coached teams that didn't take them serious, because they are KU, this year the conference knows they are decent, so they will have more losses because teams will actually get up to play them, except maybe Texas, because they get up for nobody from the North, I mean look at how KSU beat them 2 years in a row. CU has no defense, and ISU is not good, and are a hand full of injuries away from being winless. KSU is the dark horse, because who the fuck knows how all those new players are going to be. The slavers are the team to beat, but the coaching staff is a huge handicap.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sir are a fucking moron. You predicted Nebraska to win 6 games last year and they only won 5. Clearly, your track record for moronically optimistic predictions for the Huskers causes me to throw your assinine prediction right out the window. 2-3 wins for them at best.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been sipping on too much of grandpa's medicine bottle if you think Prince is coach of the year in 2008. Mizzou's defense is their only question mark this year, and I still think they win 10 games. Too bad I have KU winning 11.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 9-2 odds for Mizzou to win the North? I understand the worry about jinxing the Tigers by being overconfident, but I'll take you up on that bet at those odds. I'm only getting 1.3/1 odds elsewhere, so please, let me make a bet. Please. No, really, I need the money.

Kansas will return to mediocrity, but at least they're used to it. I give Pelini 3 years.

2:19 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Some of the best responses in a long time have been on this thread/section.

To the guy who blasted me for missing NU by a game last year...you are dead on.

Very well played.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Wongburger said...

Good read, as an ISU fan living in Omaha, I have to tolerate these retards as much as you and its taxing. NE will not go to a bowl game PERIOD! You should have seen the Ganz Shrine that was on the Omaha world herald last week with his 3 toiletball games he played last year. I can't wait till the fans see him play Va Tech, Mizzou & Oklahoma. I wonder if he'll cry. God I hope so.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous lavelled said...

I'm at work right now literally trying to waste time and I feel like you've wasted my time wasting. You obviously know nothing about Big 12 football and for some reason decide to keep a blog about it. I'm glad you have the betting disclaimer at the beginning of your post because I think there are a lot of toothless idiots out there would would lay their money on the table after reading your subjective analysis.

But if this is satirical (for those of you who live in Missouri, the dictionary is next to your birth control), then I applaud you. Very amusing.

Have fun this year Tigers, because you might have to wait another 40 years for another conference championship.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Bookman1216 said...

@Anonymous with his Freeman take; You are a fucktard, and it's easy to see why you can't comprehend exactly why Kansas State will continue to suck balls. Your upperclassmen transferred because Lil' Ronny drove them all out, thinking he could just take Juco's with good measureables, and turn them into Superman. Your team isn't "hard to predict," dumbass, they will suck, AGAIN, because they are all Juco's with no experience playing for your "genius" of a head coach.

AJ, I don't take your seriously, because at worst, you are writing strictly to generate traffic for your site, and at best, you're a mentally handicapped Johnny-Come-Lately typical Missouri fan, without the usual trappings of, oh....I don't know....HISTORY?

If you hate Nebraska that much, move. Seriously, no excuse can justify you remaining there. You can find work anywhere, it's not that hard.

With regard to Nebraska this year, I think the prevailing thought is; "Callahan and Co. were idiots, we can do 2 games better with a corpse as our head coach." Luckily, we've done much better, getting Pelini back.

Missouri probably will win the North this year, but that doesn't change the fact they're Missouri. Gary Pinkel is your head coach, dude. Really. Look up 'Missouri Football History'. It doesn't exist. You're a bunch of fair weather Chiefs fans, that only support your team when you finally don't suck for once.

In conclusion; You can't even spell your University's name correctly on your own uniforms. If that doesn't scream "Special Ed Lives Here," I don't know what does.

....and tell Maclin to break a leg, that kid is your whole team.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You won 5 games last year. (Nearly 4 had Ball State made 1 catch). You are worse this year. (You lost your best playmaker, your starting QB and most of your defense..who as bad as they were..were still expierenced.)"

I'm assuming for best playmaker you meant Mo Purify which is funny since I remember you ripping on him last year for sucking ass. Yes, it would be nice to have him around still since we have a bunuch of white dudes recieving, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say we won't throw the ball as much this year. And hello? does Marlon Lucky ring a bell as a playmaker. The dude can run and catch (and maybe even throw if need be) quite well. I'd rather have Lucky as our playmaker this year than Mo.

Again, losing the starting quarterback (another dude you consistanly ripped on) ain't that big of a deal especially with the potential Ganz brings to the table. Now I know your view on him but I still think he's a capable QB that can run the system very well...as long as he doesn't give up a guarenteed INT every game like Keller did.

I slightly agree with you on the defensive side of the ball meaning that they're the biggest weakness of the team but if experienced guys suck so bad then I'd rather have new guys with potential in there to maybe cause some damage or at least develop for next year.

2:01 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

The "wasting my time wasting" was a damn good line. Kudos.

The rest of you...please keep the tears and pouts flowing. It makes my day.

PS - If I don't like it move? How bout, if you don't like it, don't read it? (Not too hard to figure out from the title).

Lot easier to click on that X than for me to uproot and get the hell out of here.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God anoyn take of the rose colored classes.
"losing the starting quarterback...ain't that big of a deal especially with the potential Ganz brings to the table. I still think he's a capable QB that can run the system very well...as long as he doesn't give up a guarenteed INT every game like Keller did."

How many pics did Ganz throw? Seven. yes seven, in THREE STARTS. Yes he through up great numbers against bad passing D teams in shoot out games. Still went 2/1 ratio on tds/picks and still completed under 60% of his passes.
Nebraska fans keep talking about this great offense that is goint to put up numbers, but yet will pound it with Lucky.
1. you can do ball control and out of controll passing at the same time.
2. you can not name one truly possitive thing about your team that isnt speculation.

Lucky goes away in conference, it happens every year. They AWESOME potential of your D-line is the SAME D-line that opened up like a drunk prom date. The ENTIRE back seven is brand new and has not played/could not get on the field.

Just because you hired new head coach, who spent 1 year at NU as an assistant, Hired back a ton of coaches that could not get work with any other program, had your fat ass players lose wieght, and invited old players around doesnt mean you are about to restore the order.

What it means you hired a head coach with no experiance, brought back TO's golfing buddies, now have skinnier shitty players & have a bunch of NFL players watching scrubs.

Give it time husker fan.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous bookman1216 said...

AJ, clearly you aren't a man of principle. If Nebraska and our fans are the bane of your existence, yet you continue to live within its borders, it must not be that bad?

Are you not guided by free will? Do you have no druthers?

For fucks sake man, reach down and see if you've still got a pair, and if it's determined you do, MOVE.

My misery in reading your pseudo journalism, and your misery living amongst Nebraska fans, are so unequal it's laughable.

Apparently you've got enough foresight to predict the 2008 Big XII season, yet you didn't show that kind of prudence when taking up residence?

Holy fuck man, what a clueless twat you are!

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ:

Regarding the where abouts of the "Corn Ridden Shit Guy". I personally know who he is and I asked him one question. "Has he has been following your line of crap you have going on here lately?"

His response was, and I quote, "aj hasn't said anything worthly of remarking about, so why waste my time".

AJ, the "Corn Ridden Shit Guy" is a man of few and calculated words. Keep trying the best you can, and just maybe, he will show up some day when you least expect it.

Sincerely,

Gomer

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @ 3:45pm

I'm not wearing "rose-colored glasses" but defending the fact that Aj thinks losing our "starting quarterback" (Sam Keller mind you) is that big of a deal. No one knows what the season would have done had Ganz been under center. Maybe better, maybe worse, but I think he is a capable QB that knows the system and can get things done. Sorry for being optimistic (I know you Missouri fans have a tough time with that word) about the situation but I like our chances on that side of the ball a hell of a lot better than the other side.

"Just because you hired new head coach, who spent 1 year at NU as an assistant, Hired back a ton of coaches that could not get work with any other program, had your fat ass players lose wieght, and invited old players around doesnt mean you are about to restore the order."

I don't think many (sane) Husker fans think we'll be holding the North title come November but you at least have to respect the fact that this team will be more competative than last year. And from this we will build for next year, so yes Anon @ 3:45pm, I will give it time.

Also, Mr. Wongburger,

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

An ISU fan giving us shit about OUR quarterback?!

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

"I can't wait till the fans see him play Va Tech, Mizzou & Oklahoma. I wonder if he'll cry. God I hope so."

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The best line by far in which you name three GOOD teams he'll face this year as opposed to the "toiletball" team you have. Fuck, you'll be lucky if he doesn't drop 73 points on your ass in Ames you complete waste of space. Mr. Wongburger, thank you for giving me a great laugh and making my day.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JC Ganz?

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A.J.

For the record, I think your blog sucks and you have a serious case of penis envy. Your hatred for the Huskers and incredibly stupid observations could make any Nebraska fan angry.

I started to get angry, and then it occurred to me that “you live among us”. That immediately brought a smile to my face. No matter what the hell you write, I can always picture your dumb Missouri hick ass standing in line to renew the NEBRASKA license plates on your pick up truck. That wonderful vision of you paying for those “NEBRASKA” tags has a calming effect. Did you choose the Husker plates? What’s another $70?

Let’s see. When does A.J. contribute to the cornhusker state?

- His Pickup (I’m sure he loves this one.)
- Gas
- Mobile Home property taxes
- State Income Tax (Not sure here)
- Wal-Mart clothing purchases
- McDonalds
- Any country concert at the Quest

Thank you for choosing to “live among us” and contribute to the great state of Nebraska. Seriously though, you could sell everything you own and “retire” in Columbia.

P.S. I guess the jokes on me if you are like many Missourians and receive welfare.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous lavelled said...

You know, more power to you for keeping this blog. You are obviously a Husker hater for a reason and I respect that. Even as a Husker fan. This isn't a backhanded dig or anything. I respect that you feel passionately about your team and that's the way it should be. I hope you're wrong about the season (and I know you will be) but we'll reconvene to discuss once the season is done. Please post on Husker Central come August so we can meet up again come December.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Producer said...

Wow! Real revealing. First of all your Tigers are going to get their asses BEAT at least three if not four times this year. You had ONE good year and now you're world beaters? Pinkel will find a way to stinkel it up, guaranteed.

4:09 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

1) I'm calling bullshit on the corn ridden shit guy. We chatted about this blog and he even gave his name late last year. You sir (or madam) are full of shit.

2) The ENDLESS...and I mean ENDLESS river of tears and "Missouri hick ass" replies have kept me from writing a new column.

I've said it once, and I'll say it 1000 more times.... Husker fans writing comments here say more than I ever could.

Please keep the material coming, and let me know when one of you comes in here with one shred of fact on anything. Not pickup trucks...not "you're going to get your asses beat 3-4 times". Not "What would Joey Ganz have done? etc.

FACTS

Give me the fucking facts.

None of you can. And because of that, I simply roll my eyes at you.

AJ

PS - I don't even want to keep up this blog anymore. Nobody hates Baylor, why should they hate your sorry 7 loss ass?

4:00 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

PS - hey douche-cicle....

I didn't say they were "world beaters". I said they'd win the North and win 11 games. 51 of 51 sportswriters agree with me...so apparently it may not be me who is a bit out of touch with reality.

Have another drinky winky and set that 95 Orange Bowl video to repeat.

Idiot

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"FACTS

Give me the fucking facts.

None of you can. And because of that, I simply roll my eyes at you."

Wait, what was it you said in your last post's comments secton...hmmm let me check...oh right,

"I don't give a fuck about facts"

So, which is it? Give you some facts or complete and utter bullshit you usually dish out? You know it would be nice if you were a little more consistant and...oh wait...fuck, I forgot what blog I'm on. Words like consistency and logic have no meaning here. Carry on.

P.S. "Douche-cicle" made me laugh out loud. Nice one.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ:

Now you insult me. I say you are full of "Bullshit".

I do know the "Corn Ridden Shit Guy"

He is from Kearney, NE and that is all I will say.

You my arrogant disillusioned Missouri fan really needs a good back alley ass kicken. But why waste my time. Anyway I do enjoy reading what you write, and how your simple minded lemur like followers, who constantly agree with you, have to say.

Less than one month to go until all hell breaks loose around here, so "BRING ON THE HATE".

To all Huskers fans who read and contribute to this so called "blog" or what ever the hell it is, keep it coming. AJ is now next to crazy and I have enjoyed seeing him crumble the last few years.

GO BIG RED!

Gomer

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ I beg you to do a quick post on the stupidiest Husker items of all-time. Little material for you...

Air Cornahan, Order Restored, Bo Big Red shirts. Pelini and Callahan coins. The Pelini press conference DVD and of course my favorite...

The Final Blow poster!!!! A poster blaming refs for losing a game!!!!

11:14 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Please quote me the "I don't give a fuck about the facts" line. I write a hell of a lot, and that doesn't exactly sound like something I would throw out there. So once again...I call bullshit.

As for Corn Ridden shit guy...I"m guessing he's like OHF, JP and the other old-school readers of this blog who "found this blog uninteresting" right about the time Bill Callahan was nose-diving your program into the ground.

Funny little coincidence isn't it?

PS - I'm going crazy? Uhhhh...Ok. This "so called" blog got 15,000 hits last week. I'm linked to CNNSI, was featured on ESPN.com and am a published author under Maple Street Press.

You have about as much credibility as the guy who says, "The backstreet boys SUCK! After the first 300 listens they really start to get stale."

You can't quit me.

It's useless to resist. You hate yourself and you know I'm right. Just admit it.

PPS - You don't know the Corn Ridden Shit guy. I have his IP. If you knew him, you'd have him write in.

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, your right the "I don't give a fuck about facts" line was something DT said about you, but it basicaly sums up the experience here.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny how one great year, brings every single cocky and arrogant fan out of the woodwork. You Misery fans talk about how KU had one good year, but where has your team and your fans been any time the past how many years? I know that NE went to crap the past 4 years, but what had MU done before this past year, natta! Who's to say that NU can't pull what MU & KU pulled last year. To say that anything like both teams did last year can't happen is stupid. Yes MU looks good besides their O-line, and KU looks good at different positions also, but many pundits also said that about NU last year. I guess my point in all of this is don't count your chickens before their hatched, b/c your fate could just as easily change this year!

12:10 AM  

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