August 27, 2008

An Open Letter to Husker Fans - 4th Annual Edition

Dear Husker Fans,

Here we are again.
One year ago, I sat down at my computer and presented to you a story in which you did not want to hear. I explained how a prodigal son had returned to great fanfare, and made his own unique mark on your inimitable football program. This man hired a dim-witted NFL reject to help cement his own legacy toward the one single thing he held most dear…your admiration.

And yet, both the prodigal son and his flunky head coach apprentice failed…and failed miserably I might add.

During that column 365 or so days ago, I explained how this foolish decision was, despite the fact that it was initially met with false jubilation. I sat down in this very chair and explained to you that this poison was eventually going to destroy you slowly from the inside. I typed away one year ago, warning you of all these dangers. Despite your rebukes and your foolish pride, everything I said would happen did…as your program was destroyed in a matter of not months...but weeks.

You might think I take great pride in predicting your Dresden-esque destruction. You might think I hold dear every tear you cry, as I watched your failures play out in front of the entire country. Sobbing. Crying. Screaming. Yelling. Blaming.
Your season had all of this and it was delicious.

Yes, you might think that the end of this lifelong quest was enough to satisfy my insatiable lust to watch you suffer in pain and misery every bit as much as I did each time you gave me a pity clap on my way out of the gate of the stadium. You may think that each Oklahoma State touchdown made up for the hysteria, the delusions, the paranoia and most of all the unexplainable arrogance that hit super-human levels.

If you thought any of this…you were wrong.

When I moved to this state in 1986, my favorite college football team was about to embark on a 3-8 season. Your team went 10 and 2. In 1987 my team went a robust 5 and 6. Your team went 10 and 2 again. In 1988 my team went 3-7-1. Your team went 11-2.
On and on and on it went; each season worse than the next. Finally, in 1997, an unexpected suprise season was met with an illegal kicked ball and a one-in-a-million fluke that led to another Husker National Championship.

You have no idea what anger and hate is.

Today on the drive home, I listened to a conga-line of whiney-assed Husker fans calling into their favorite radio show. “This has been such a dark period in Husker football history”, they said. “We’re ready to pull out of this funk and get back to what Husker football really is.”

I hope each and every one of you suffer for eternity within the fiery bowels of hell.

But justice is not blind. Today, my team has awoken from a three decade slumber, while your team sits at the bottom of a lake of diarrhea…hoping upon hope that a rookie head coach and talent that would make Rich Kotite snicker can save you. My team loaded with speed, while your team is relying on 4th stringers from a year ago whom you are just POSITIVE sat the bench for no good reason under the old regime. My team is blessed with two Heisman candidates and a bevy of all-conference talent. Your team is converting ex-running backs and sticking them in starting roles in one of the worst defenses the conference has ever seen.

And yet with all of this going my way…I still kept this blog churning, despite the fact that you are beyond ridicule and beyond contempt. For you see...this blog chugs along, because you have not yet begun to suffer enough.

I carry on, because I represent your enemy. I represent every single fan you snickered at for all those years. I represent every single opposing soul who had to put up with your fat, George Straight listening, red cowboy boot wearing, titanic sweaty ass filling up our stadiums...acting as if you owned the place. I represent every single transplant who has had to listen to a sports report in April waste valuable news coverage time to discuss a meaningless fucking scrimmage. I represent every single fan you ever gave that pathetic pity clap to as you applauded under the false label of “classiest fan in the nation.”

Fuck you….Fuck every single one of you.

This week, Husker fans bring their false hopes, “hopefully’s” and “I’m sure of's” to the start of yet another season. But little do you realize that during that game in 1997, when the ball was fluttering through the air, and into the hands of a scrawny wide receiver (or whatever you are calling receivers these days. I just call them slow)….the ink on your contract with Satan was already starting to dry. With the exception of a single Championship game against Texas in San Antonio, absolutely nothing has been the same for you since. This is all your doing. This is what happens when you screw with karma.

Boo hoo.

Yes, as this season kicks off, and you are left to ponder again just how the hell I could forecast your destruction (again)....I want you to remember yet again that this is only the beginning. I want you to remember that there are no easy fixes. I want you to remember that no matter who the fuck you think you are…NOBODY owes you a goddamn thing. NOBODY cares about you. NOBODY fears you. NOBODY wants you to succeed. The goodwill and “classy” nature of your fans have been flushed down the toilet long ago…actually right about the time you all started making excuses for deviants and thugs who took your program from good to great for a period what seems like eons ago.

So as we once again embark on this great journey, I want you to never ever again forget that the glory days are gone. You will never ever be what you once were; and when I mean what you once were, I mean happy, content and optimistic about the future. Tough battles with Western Michigan at home are all you have now, yet unfortunately for you, you haven't the slightest clue what that means. It means everything you worked for…everything you stood for…everything you chiseled into your stadium walls...everything you plastered to your chest as you strut around in front of the world??? Is gone.

Poof.

I hope it hurts.

I hope when you realize what a gigantic clusterfuck your program is in that you never EVER forget what you did and how you acted toward others. Being a gigantic know-it-all and following your team to the ends of the earth didn’t make you better than anyone else…it just allowed your true colors to show when times eventually would get tough. You’re no better than anyone now, and there isn’t a single thing you can do about it.

I hope you realize it’s personal when other teams and their fans mock you.
I hope you think of all those things you did as you’re smashing your Husker trash can.
I hope you remember how you acted when you slam your remote in disgust.
I hope you realize what a douche you are for “throwing bones” against San Jose State.
I hope you possibly gain one INKLING of what a complete and total prick you all really are.

Never in one billion years can you ever possibly contemplate how much I hate you. This is more than a just some stupid blog or some obsession or whatever you want to label it. This is more than just a movement toward the literally THOUSANDS of people who treated me like shit for all those years, simply because I was a fan of a horrendous football team. This is more than about just one season.

This is about you getting what was coming to you. This is about humiliation and the payback that so many others have dreamt of. This is about karma, hate and payback.

I hope it stings.
I hope it hurts.
I hope it makes you not even care anymore.

Let the Bodies hit the floor this glorious football season, and may the rotting carcas of your program follow you everywhere, as you think back to how you lived your life according to this:

"Our past deeds determine us as much as we determined our past deeds". ~George Eliot

Game the fuck on.

55 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude...you got issues.

GBR

9:56 PM  
Anonymous TheGrove68 said...

That was unreal OHHH YEAHHHHHH!!

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Living in a state full of Grade 'A' douchebags since 1986 would give me "issues" too.

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously...I am even a Mizzou fan and you do NOT speak for me...let go man...let go.

7:33 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

I call bullshit on the "you don't speak for me" line.

If you spoke for yourself, you wouldn't be anonymous.

Douche

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Casey said...

Wow. I think you hit that one on the screws.

Well done.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Husker_Engineer said...

Ahhhh....there it is....NOW I know football season is ready to roll.

I was actually kind of looking forward to this team being out of the spotlight for a while, but then Herbstreit had to give some Buckeye love to Pelini....thanks douche.

This is the same Buckeye douchebag that NU fans made youtube videos over being a crybaby because of the ESPN Greatest Team voting thing. Now, he knows something because he picked us? Pleaaaase.

So "The Catch" (Did Nebraska trademark that?) is the reason for our demise? Interesting idea. I still say it is those godforsaken signs that I will be passing through this saturday. Until they come down we will not win a championship...and the Big XII North does not count.

We will never see the mid-90's run again. That much is certain as it was a pretty epic period of college football. However, I disagree that we are destined to become what KU, KSU, or ISU have historically been..which is your implication.

Sometimes you have to burn a field to invite growth (Just feeding your hunger for Nebraska stereotypes). I prefer to see the past decade as that burn. I don't think we are out of the fire yet, but I do believe last year was the worst of it.

In fact, we are going to be 4-0 going into the Mizzou contest. After that, all bets are off. AJ are you going to that game?

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is what happens when you screw with karma."

Call me crazy, but I wouldn't make a statement like this while verbally raping another team.

9:01 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

I figured I had at least one more hate-filled diatribe left in me. :)

I haven't been to a game in Lincoln since 2002. (Which of course was the great Runza throwing incident) But this year, yes I will be there. I already have my ticket.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous bigredfred said...

I think it is obvious on this blog that SMACK- does not = football intelligence. AJ, CRS guy, may have the edge when it comes to obscenity laced insults, hatred for others, etc.. but that doesn't translate to any knowledge about football.

Having said that , huskers will be lucky to not be 2wins , 3 losses after the first 5 home games. I don't think anyone realizes how good Western Michigan really is, or, how much we don't know about the huskers..

9:24 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

My team lost to Oklahoma 77-0 and Texas A&M 73-0 within a year or two of each other. For 14 years between 1982 and 1996, they AVERAGED 3 wins per season.

I've already paid my karma dues sir.

PS - I think it's safe to say I don't pretend to be a bastion of college football intelligence. I have more than once stated if you want news or information, go to Corn nation or Rock M nation for MU-NU stuff.

If you want to hate a group of people in a sports sense with a white-hot passion...you've come to the right place.

It is was it is.

9:27 AM  
Blogger huskerbeau said...

I've finally set up my user profile, so I'm out of the closet. This is my first time joining a blog, so please refrain from the 'freshman', 'junior', 'lil bitch' or any other name related to 'rookie' at least until my 3rd post.

I made the 'karma' post earlier. Averaging 3 wins per year over a decade & a half would lead one to think the karma dues have been paid. My question is, what the hell did you do THEN to piss the football-karma god off?

I've followed your blog for about two months now, and have a vision of you wiping the foam from your mouth after each loathsome paragraph you type. You're disturbing, yet comical...a mix that I enjoy, so I'll keep coming back.

Being raised in Nebraska, I am a Husker fan. However, I try to be a football realist. No, they're not mutually-exclusive nor oxy-moronic. I'm more optimistic than you (go figure) on the Husker season, and think (hope?) that they will go 6-6 this season. However, I also think that 3 of those wins will come with less than a touchdown in score difference.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to your next post.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, AJ--I'm so happy the season is finally here, and we can finally find out how many of everybody's predictions are correct.

I have heard several MU fans complain that the "kicked ball" play was illegal. I must admit, I didn't see that game live. (I was at the Air Force Academy watching a game there). I have seen it on replay. The question I have (and it is a serious question--I'm honestly not sure) is, can a ball go off a foot or a leg legally if it is not deliberate? I ask because, in all honesty, it has not ever looked like it was anything Nebraska was trying to do. It just looked to me like unbelievably bad luck for Missouri.

Anyway, if anybody knows the answer, I'd appreciate knowing.

Have a great season, AJ. I hope the games are great, the players stay healthy, and the Jayhawks win the North!

Take care.

Bob

10:26 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Thanks Beau.

That's the whole point. Piss you off, but yet leave a little bit of wiggle room in there for being a nice guy.

As for Karma..I'm not sure. They have always sucked throughout pretty much my entire lifetime. The bad thing was..as soon as they got better, they were kicked in the gut and sent down the ladder a bit more.

That's what makes today so great if you follow a bad team for so long; that is I have earned the right to be a dick.

I'm well aware they may suck again soon...but until then, I will use the opportunity to lash out at those who made it a point to rub my nose in it all those years.

Happy Football Day

10:44 AM  
Blogger Husker_Engineer said...

AJ

Obviously you don't want to say where you are sitting, but I hope for your sake (or maybe ours) it is in sections 20 or 21.

Knowing that you pretty much have the same offense coming back, I hope we find a way to match up in that game. I think one of your TE's just made another freakish catch on us....

As good as Maclin is, he really was not the 'man' in that game. Made some good plays, but Rucker and Coffman were on some other plane of existence that night. Funny thing is that is really did not matter what we did, those guys still made catches. There were a few times that interference could have been called, but they still came up with the catch. Glad Rucker is gone, but Coffman coming back worries me easily as much as Maclin and Chance McDanielson. I hope that is a night game.

Speaking of Runza's, can't wait to enjoy one saturday night. I love night games...although the ones in late September/early October are better...and Saturday cannot get here quickly enough.

11:04 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Actually, I won't be far from section 21.

11:48 AM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

I'm right there with you. I went to KU from 95-99 and saw plenty of crappy football. And the whole time I was developing my love for my new team (being from Nebraska) I had relatives who rolled thier eyes at me when I tried to talk about my team.

Well I, like you AJ, have a LOOOOONGGG memory.

Shoe's on the other foot now NU-Fan. Don't even think about crying about the treatment you get this season. Its on. Pick up that knife and get ready for the gun fight.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Nowledge said...

I'm joining the ranks of long-time closet lurkers that are now posting to your site. That's a testament to your writing sir and how compelling Husker fans feel the need to write responses to your stuff.

Make sure you stop by the Husker tailgating ambulance at Memorial Stadium during the MU-NU game. I'll be standing by with Husker Punch IV's in case you need life support after we give your team a little shock to the system.

I'm not saying NU will win by any stretch of the imagination, but I don't think NU will either be cataclysmic or outstanding this year. I'm going with the Dark Horse approach and inconsistency. There will be moments, but not enough to garner much over a .500 season.

Sorry you feel that way about Husker fans. I go to UNL and know that some of them can be douchebags. But there are some of us that are still halfway decent.

And to the rest of you that post half-retarded comments defending the Huskers - AJ just eats that shit up. His blog advocates hating Huskers. If you're offended or feel entitled to fight him on his views, at least have some arguments. "Go to hell" and other colorful modifiers are not exactly proving our stance for why we support the Huskers.

Then again, you could always click the X and be completely naive to his viewpoints. :X

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On top??? last year was MU's best season in the 25 years i have been alive and they finished 2nd in the big 12. top my ass. hand the banner 2nd place whaa whoo. good job tigers.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Husker_Engineer said...

Good...I think the seats in 20 and 21 are the allotment given to opponents, so you should be with like-minded folks. While I do not have my tickets in hand for that game, I will. That is one of my must-see games for the year.

P.S. KU fan coming onto a Mizzou guy's blog to play nice and say 'me too' has to be a sign of the apocalypse.

P.S.S. Umm....more Jewel pictures please.

1:11 PM  
Blogger JH said...

AJ - I now have two reasons for wanting to see the Huskers approach their past level of success - and I don't mean 90s level success because I don't think any team (even USC, Florida, LSU, etc.) will have a run like that again.

1. I love the Huskers and always will, so in the world of sports I want nothing more than to watch a good Huskers team take the field at some point and maybe win something meaningful again.

2. I don't have much history reading this blog, so I would love to see how much hate and anger you would have if the Huskers became a perennial Top 10-15 team again. I am sure my own personal level of reading enjoyment would increase exponentially.

By the way, congrats on Mizzou finally having a good team for what appears to be at least twice in your lifetime - I of course have recently sold my soul to the devil in exchange for Mizzou plummeting to earth this year, but apparently my soul is of dubious value and my request will likely go unfulfilled.

JH

2:15 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

i truly feel sorry for you, and I hope your team finally wins a championship so you can be released from what ever insanity has you in it's grip.

You talk about karma without truly understanding it's nature. Everything you've written serves to create the most negative karma for yourself imaginable.

I'm sorry to hear you'll be attending the game this year, because I fear for your actual sanity should the Huskers pull off the upset. And if you don't think that can happen then you truly don't understand the nature of college football either.

Really, dude, get some help.

2:32 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

What evades me is how and why you blame the Huskers for the failures of your favorite team's program for so many years.

Is it really our fault the Tigers stunk?

just asking?

2:34 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Nowledge, very well done. Please comment again.

As for JH....I must not be making this point enough lately..but this blog is WAYYYYYY easier to write when Nebraska is a constant top 10 team. Why? Because that's when you people do and say shit that is beyond crazy.

I was within inches of shutting this down last winter, because there simply wasn't enough to care about. During 2006, when NU football was "good" (for a month after a North title)...I was spitting out columns every other day.

The better you are, the more delusional you get. As a fan, I want you to fall on your face every time. As a writer, I don't mind at all Nebraska making progress.

Just makes it easier.

And yes...NU fans making comments as they do is the wind beneath my wings. I love it. It keeps me going.

2:40 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

Oh, I see. You actually are insane. I understand. I don't come back to Omaha very often because the place makes me a little crazy.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it kinda funny how there are so many civil posts on here from Husker fans.

I remember reading this blog in the past and there was so much hate coming back that it was hysterical. Now, it just seems the Husker faithful is starting to accept mediocrity.

Just an observation

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Husker Engineer--It's not a sign of anything that Kansas fans enjoy this blog, too. It's not a pro-Missouri blog per se. (Although that does sometimes seep through; we just ignore those posts). As near as I can tell, the whole conference is excited to gather around the Nebraska program and stomp on the carcass.

I'm here for the same reason you are, presumably. I love college football and, especially, the Big 12. I follow all I can about the teams in the league. Plus, AJ is freakin' hysterical. He's always treated me with courtesy even though I'm a "beaker".

Anyway, I hope you have a great first football weekend. I'm looking forward to the 'Hawks coming north this year and trying to end another streak.

Take care.

Bob

3:34 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

I have absolutely no problem with the Squaks or their fans who read this blog. This is not a cheerleading blog for Mizzou, nor do I intend it to be. It is meant to be a focal point of online hatred of Nebraska...no matter where that comes from.

As for occasionally scratching on KU a bit...That's only because it just so happend that KU and MU rose to the top of the confererence last season and warranted conversation. Actually, the more different opinions we have here..the better that conversation will be.

Truth be told as a Missouri fan, I hate KU with every much the same passion and anger as I hate Nebraska. However, I don't live with 1.8 million of them.

And besides, just because we hate each other doesn't mean we can't have a civil conversation. I recognize good ideas if or when they show up.

:)

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you just call this blog "I'm always right about everything"? That seems to be the only reason you write...so you can convince yourself you're really smart.

Side note, I can't stand most of our fans, but YOU, my friend, have problems. Anyone that devotes this kind of time to something so meaningless has obvious issues. And before you go on your...."but you read it"....I took less than five minutes to read it...you took hours to write it. Seriously man...you're a joke.

3:52 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

PS - "this kind of time?"

What kind of time? Writing words on a screen and then hitting "Publish"

Yeah..that's killer.

Boo hoo

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm well aware they may suck again soon...but until then, I will use the opportunity to lash out at those who made it a point to rub my nose in it all those years."

And when they do suck again you'll go and hide just like you did until NU took it's downturn and MU became good? Balls.

3:58 PM  
Blogger broker0625 said...

About the catch.

It's only considered an illegal kick if it was deemed by the ref that it was intentionally kicked. Hell, even Shevin Wiggins says he was trying to bounce it back up to himself, not further into the endzone.

However it was pretty fast and the ref has to determine in a split second if it was intentional. If it is not clear, then it is not considered a kick, by definition. Since it wasn't deemed that way, technically it wasn't an "illegal kick".

That's why I don't agree with instant replays. How the game appears on the field to the men officiating should be how it's called. Just like it was back before there were T.V.'s Human error is part of the game. In this case however I don't think it was human error. There's no way for that ref to rule it was intentionally kicked.

AJ would really hate Nebraska had there been video replay in 1993 when Florida State fumbled the ball but was awarded a touchdown. That would have been the 1st of a three peat. But it ended the way it did. Neb had to settle for just 2 in a row. Aw schucks.

Trent

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riiiiiight dude. Like you didn't spend hours writing and editing your "masterpiece" so it was just how you wanted it. It's the one source of pride in your life....I know you dedicated a good chunk of time to it. What a clown.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Husker_Engineer said...

Don't get me wrong, I love it when the Beakers, MildCats, and Bong Heads...I mean Buffs, show up...but knowing more than one Mizzou fan, it is a bit like Cats and Dogs living together....

Bob, thanks. I will enjoy this weekend. Can't wait to get a Runza, get to my seats, and wait for the drum line to hit the field (signaling kickoff is close).

I get the whole 'stomping on the carcass' thing. I would feel the same knowing it would take my program 40 years of 14 win seasons to equal the current win total of Nebraska. Fuck, that comes off way more smarmy than it sounded it my head...lol.

Bring it though, game on. Let's see if Chance McDanielson can live up to a full year of the hype. Everyone except Beakers expect KU to disappoint....now that they get a real schedule, how far can they go? The Buffs will find out if nepotism finally pays off. Grimace takes a big chance on JuCos and will live and die by it. ISU might be a little better on defense, but I think their offense will suck donkey this year.

NU? We will find out how 'ready' Bo is for a head coaching job. We will find out if Bo's defenses really aren't that good. We will find out if there is no speed and no talent. We will find out if there is not one playmaker on offense. We will find out if this is a carcass.moze

4:11 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

"When Missouri sucks again I'll hide?"

Huh?

Who hides? Who has anonymous monikers? Who is out here every single day throwing this shit out there? Look if you don't like it...don't buy it. GOD FORBID somebody hate your team and live in your town. WHoopie fucking doo.

Get over it Elmer. There are a lot of us here. I just write better than they do.

PS - If you want to think I sit down and write for hours upon hours and hours...go right ahead. I personally like the mental image you have of me sitting in my mom's basement with a tin foil hat, throwing darts at pictures of Tommie Frazier.

Makes me out to care way more than I do.

4:20 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

PS - Let the record show..the dude that "just read for 5 minutes and left a comment"...decided to check in about 4 times in 10 minutes to see what I wrote.

I rest my case.

You sir or madam, are now hooked.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been a Missouri fan my entire life and haven't missed a home game since 1990... I wasn't born to have a vendetta against husker fans but the "classiest fans in america" don't allow you to do anything than hate them. AJ please do not stop your crusade to communicate with these people though I am convinced that they MAYBE in several hundred years and dozens of scientific breakthroughs could become normal members of our society. Ignorant Neanderthals they may be but their douchebaggery has been bred into them or inbred into them so try not to be to hard on them.

6:45 PM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

I come here because...

1. This blog is well writen and the comments section is priceless.

2. I'm a Big 12 fan stuck in NE too.

3. AJ allows me to point out that he does, in fact, own slaves.


I'm here because I like to spar. Period. As long as you have a sense of humor about your own team I think its all good. You think I'M the sign of the apocolypse??? You guys write on this comments board and places like the rivals board like a KU fan or an MU fan celebrating thier team would just hurt your fucking feelings. "Boo-hoo-hoo the MU fan is talking shit when he dosn't have a storied history. Boo-hoo-hoo."

What makes a fanbase the 'Greatest Fans in the World' is thier behavior in years that the DON'T win the national championship.

So quit your fucking whinning about what we say about your pathetic team. Rebuilding is more than schedule spin and comments like 'Cosgrove is gone now'. We know this and you do not. You do not know everything about football.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the hell is the "Corn Ridden Shit Guy"

He wouldn't put up with this shit!

Gomer

10:39 PM  
Blogger JH said...

AJ - I must not have been clear either as I understand if the Huskers are good, this blog becomes even better - hence it was one of the two reasons I stated that I would enjoy the Husers return to prominence - I know your blog would be even more fun for me as a Husker fan because you would no doubt have boundless material with which to work.

Keep hating...it gives me something at which I can laugh.

JH

10:42 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

JH, thanks.

And let the record show, contrary to what mr. NE says...Missouri was NOT a slave state..it was a border state. Anybody with two eyes who can read a history book will tell you that citizens at that time were allowed to live life as they had, taking no sides. Some had slaves, some didn't.

If I did, I can assure I would pay well and give off all weekends and Federal holidays.

Also, let the record show that the Kansas "Union" army at the time was full of thugs and deviants (kind of like NU football), who were so far out of Washington DC's reach, that they decided to push their will on others.

They decided to show this good will by killing 200 women and children in a jail in early August 1863.

It's all in the history books..look it up.

8:30 AM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

They didn't kill women and children.

They killed Missourians :)

And yes, there is plenty of blame to go around. Its just too much fun to call someone a slaver. Its kind of like that Chappelle skit "Time Haters". Shooting a slave master is funny every time. Well, so is calling an MU fan a slaver. It only gets better when they get all indignant.

The Kansans pushed thier will on others??? This is America!!! You know where everyone is free...unless you lived in Missouri. Then there was a chance you were a slave.

"How dare those Kansans push thier views on us against our will. All we want to do is own people."

There was no 'right' to Bleeding Kansas. But I take exception to the idea that Missourians were just trying to live thier lives. The entire state was eiter active or complicit in the act of slavery. They didn't deserve a gorilla war...but that dosn't make them good hard working people.

10:00 AM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

Oh. And for the record.

Missouri was a slave state via the Missouri Compromise.



"During the following session (1819-1820), the House passed a similar bill with an amendment, introduced on January 26, 1820 by John W. Taylor of New York, allowing Missouri into the union as a slave state. The question had been complicated by the admission in December of Alabama, a slave state, making the number of slave and free states equal. In addition, there was a bill in passage through the House (January 3, 1820) to admit Maine as a free state."

So yeah everyone....pick up those text books. Just don't pickup the ones they use in Missouri.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Compromise

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm . . . I have never been here before. Wow. Ummmm . . . I don't know what to say. Geez. The fact that you spent time writing that is scary. It's just football. As much as a Husker fan as I am, I place God, the upcoming election, my family, etc . . . WAAAAYYY above the Big Red.

If you're trying to get a "rise" out of Husker fans, I'm sure you will. I'm glad it's football season and juiced for the Bo Pelini era, but when the game is over, I'll go back to caring about other things more.

Is football important to me? Yes. Definitely! If you really mean all those things you said, sorry you feel that way. BTW, a come back like, "Living in a state full of Grade 'A' d_____bags since 1986 would give me 'issues' too" might have been clever in junior high school", but coming from anyone over the age of 16 just sounds stupid.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ -

I understand you completely. Your job is never done. Nebraska cannot suffer enough.

From,

BuffsFan

PS - BTW, I respect you for having more comtempt for the kicked ball play than the fifth down play.

11:29 AM  
Blogger broker0625 said...

Anonymous said:
"Ignorant Neanderthals they may be but their douchebaggery has been bred into them or inbred into them so try not to be to hard on them."

Speaking of INBRED doesn't Missouri have the Ozarks?

Trent

12:01 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

God I love Civil War Smack.

Stupid Redlegged Jayhawker.

;)

3:38 PM  
Blogger Corn Nation said...

EAAAAArrrggggghhhhhhh! I suck, you suck, we all suck. The world is doomed.

There could be a woman as president some day soon and all you're thinking about is this college football stuff????
Yeeaggggg!

Hey, that Buffsfan thing above was kind of funny. Why can't more hippies be like that?

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Eddie said...

It's my first time coming across this blog, but it won't be the last. I'm neither a Nebraska or Mizzou fan, but I do know my hate-filled rivalries.

I'm not sure whether I should laugh, cry, or stand and applaud after having read your letter, but wow, just wow.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous @ 11:21 am wrote:

"Ummm . . . I have never been here before. Wow. Ummmm . . . I don't know what to say. Geez. The fact that you spent time writing that is scary. It's just football. As much as a Husker fan as I am, I place God, the upcoming election, my family, etc . . . WAAAAYYY above the Big Red."


Then why don't you start your own blogs about God, the elections, and your family, nubnozzle? I suspect you'd be a lot happier and you wouldn't bore the rest of us with your inane drivel.

Maybe the hicks are right, AJ. I definitely would seek psychological help if I had to live among poons like that.

PS. Can we toss Baylor out of the conference and get Air Force, New Mexico, Tulsa or hell, somebody from
NU's OOC schedule in? Have they ever made a bowl in the Big 12?

8:04 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Jon, you crack me up

12:10 AM  
Anonymous Brad Burgess said...

I love the, "we're not all douche bags, AJ..." comments. While that is true, too many of you Nebraska fans have been in the past. AJ isn't the only one who has noticed or been offended by your pity claps and sense of entitlement. Hubris is a quality that nurtures sites such as this. For the clown who believes that the burning the field analogy applies to college football...ha, ha, ha...trust me when I say, it DOESN'T! We've been there...done that, for way too long. KC can suck for a few years and get high first round picks. All that happens to college teams that suck is that they fire their coaches quicker, their recruiting goes down the tubes, and their fan base finds other things to do. Like AJ has said, we've already experienced this living hell.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another well done post AJ.

On a site note, I personally dream about the day when I hear the phrases "Husker Football Team" and "Fiery Bus Crash" all in one sentence, but i've been left disappointed so far.

1:29 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

This is pathetic. It's amazing how many former Big 8 doormats seem to find such glee from the Huskers troubles the last few years.

If ya'll had ever had the fortitude to back your teams and attend their games, instead of opting to sell your tickets to visiting fans, maybe, just maybe, ya'll wouldn't have suffered such ignominy for so long.

Yeah, we celebrated our successes, but I've seen nothing here which suggests any of you are acting any better than we did.

Just remember, what goes around comes around.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the rest of the country thinks that Knowledge is spelled without a "K"? I'm always hearing people say that the "N" on the helmet stands for "nowledge". Thank karma that I'm from Nebraska where we have the knowledge to at least spell right.

9:41 AM  

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