October 27, 2008

A Bad Case of the Mundays

I can tell I’m on the downward slide of keeping up this blog, because it’s the Monday after a big college football weekend, and I nearly forgot I haven’t updated you in like five days. Then again, you may have to tell me how it all went, because I’ve spent the last 48 hours in an alcohol fueled, BBQ smoke filled haze in Columbia. More on that in a second, but let’s get back on track:.

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So let’s see….apparently good ol’ Baylor wasn’t quite the easy pushover at home many of you thought they’d be. Still think the Huskers are just a few steps away from being “Back?”. To answer that question, let’s go back in time to your mid 90’s heyday and think of just what the score would have been had your warriors played Baylor on the plastic tundra of Lancaster County. I could be way off, and maybe I don’t remember those days very well…but I’m pretty sure Tommie Frazier’s teams would not have been trailing Baylor at the half.

So to answer the question last week, “Are the Huskers back?” the answer is of course hysterical sarcastic laughter, followed by a simple, “hell no.”

But regardless, you gotta be feeling good about yourself for a couple of reasons. First, the big win on Saturday apparently was the first time in FIVE years that the Huskers had won a game in which they trailed at the half. This is an absolutely amazing statistic, considering both the mathematical possibilities as well as the complete and total delusional nature of your fans who apparently ignored such things and simply figured your name and moldy National Championships would be enough to pull you through. Second, as bad as your team sucks...apparently most of the rest of the division sucks just as bad. (Although one of those teams beat you by 5TD's at home...but I digress)

So now the Huskers stand one win from bowl eligibility, with a trip to Norman to take on a wounded Sooner team on national TV, and then a home tilt against Mark Mangino’s suddenly-crashing-to-earth squad. Ok, so Iowa State’s complete and total ineptness hurt my 4-8 prediction for you this season….but hey, how the hell was I supposed to know the rest of the division was going to suck that bad? What’s funny is…even when teams like Coloardo, Kansas and KSU are struggling, you are somehow thinking your own team is immune. Case in point the delusional Husker blogger who somehow thinks that Colorado is terrible for giving up 58 points on the road….yet his own team gives up 52 points at HOME to the same team is somehow tolerable.

This is the home-grown ignorance I’ve been preaching at you people for years. In college football, you simply cannot set aside one poor performance as a fluke or an aberration. You remember 8 days ago right? Mizzou gets thrashed by Texas hours after NU beats a HORRIBLE ISU team, and things are definitely getting better for you. But in reality, Missouri is still head and shoulders above Nebraska…just as they were 3 weeks ago. The same week-to-week over-analysis that makes the sport great, also adds to the ridiculousness of myopia and insanity of both fans and pundits alike.

For example, this morning…I’m listening to Rivals radio and they’re already talking about how Penn State might get screwed by Alabama in the fight for the BCS title game. They then go into how USC is going to be left out of any sort of scenario etc etc etc. Didn’t last year’s November teach us ANYTHING? Do people realize they are just wasting their breath assuming teams are going to win weeks..even months in advance? Remember how West Virginia was a LOCK for the BCS title game last season? How did that turn out? I realize it's good conversation, but is it REALLY necessary to speculate this much?

Let’s just keep focused on the next few weeks, and deal with BCS births and the like when we actually see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Dear God, is this election over yet? Make it go away. This is going to be one of the worst 8 days in recent memory, as candidates do everything they can to bash each other and dodge the issues. Well…dodge the issues with actual facts and not twisted lies and propaganda that props up their own agenda. I’m not sure how things are going to shake out, but I’m 110% sure that whomever wins…the country will be as divided and partisan as it ever has been.

Gone are the days were service and experience and here are the days of $400 haircuts, flashy speeches and wardrobe shopping sprees that cost $150,000. Much like the country music industry of the mid 90’s, politics today are more about a flashy machine designed to appeal…rather than understanding ideas and theories that can and will affect your life in the future.

The whole thing is stupid now and I’m sick of dealing with it.

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As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’m a bit late because I spent the weekend in Columbia at the Missouri vs. Colorado game.

First of all, props to the Colorado fans who came out. I only spoke to a few of them, but the ones I did meet were a blast to meet, and a lot of fun to talk football with. I felt a bit bad the way the game came out, although there wasn’t a whole lot Dan Hawkins’ team could do running into the pissed off buzzsaw that was the Missouri offense. Not sure why the pundits are so surprised by the Missouri defense…especially considering their improvement in every game minus the Texas game.

Homecoming was nice, and the weather was absolutely beautiful.
Zero thanks to the Mizzou athletic department, who have now made finding a public parking spot to tailgate in more difficult than a U.S. patent. I understand underage kids who drink need to be dealt with, and the university is liable for whatever damage they may cause themselves or others. But is it REALLY necessary to harm those other fans who do nothing more but pump hundreds..perhaps even thousands of dollars into the local economy? I'm sure Mizzou isn't the only school who experiences this...but just because I'm not some big time donor or tuition paying student...why am I the one who feels the pinch of "restrictions" first?
Big time college football is great...but the impacts of such growth suck donkey balls.

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What the hell was that Redleggers? And to think, I actually thought KU was going to give Texas Tech a bit of trouble at home. Have you seen Mike Leach’s road record? And then to give up 60+ points? AT home? What the hell are you thinking? Ok, perhaps Telib was more important to your defense than people thought.

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Nice effort by Oklahoma State, but I’m still not convinced they’re all that just yet. Texas has been playing at an extremely high level of late, and was due to let up…if just a bit. The Cowboys are definitely improving on defense, but it would have been interesting to have seen what the score might have been had they played Texas at the beginning of this 4 game stretch for UT….not toward the end.

Speaking of which….biggest game in school history for Texas Tech this weekend as the Horns travel west to nail down their ticket to Kansas City. I have no doubt (as I”ve said before) that Tech has the horses to put up big points. However, their pathetic sleepwalk effort against the hicks two weeks ago tells me all about their mental toughness. I think the Red Raiders keep it close or perhaps even jump ahead against a tired Texas team. But teams that aren’t mentally tough tend to beat themselves…and I would be shocked if Mike Leach’s team had the stomach enough to pull all the way through.

We shall see.
(Photo Thanks - Columbia Tribune)

20 Comments:

Blogger Husker_Engineer said...

'A bad case of the Mondays'?

I believe you should get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, AJ.

In reference to 58 versus 52...both are sucktastic, no doubt. My only defense is that me managed to score some points.

No one should be saying anything about being back until we win something of consequence. Our early conference test against the tiggers was monumental failure. Our next big test was against TTU...also failure, but not monumental (especially considering what they did to the chickenhawks) Next big test is OU. Failure expected, but I can accept TTU like failure.

Anyone thinking we can win the Big XII North needs to shut the fuck up. We need to figure out how to cover receivers first...oh yea, and tackle. Lets get those two things down pat for now.

I am still going to look forward to your power poll. Will be interesting to see how you justify having us below CU and KSU. The melt down in Manhattan is in full effect...everyone sees it. CU's revolving QB's are both crap, which would be okay if they had a running game...they don't. Their defense is no better than NU's.

In summary, power poll should be:

1. Mizzou
2. KU - barely
3. NU
4. CU
5. KSU
6. ISU

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Mizzou
2. KU - barely
3. NU
4. CU
5. KSU
6. ISU

Correct.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are both wrong.

1 MU
2 KU (by default)
3 NU
4 KSU
5 CU
6 ISU

9:34 PM  
Anonymous ohf said...

WE BACK GO BIG RED

11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Husker fans are delusional for thinking that Colorado is terrible for giving up 58 points on the road while ignoring that his own team gives up 52 points at HOME to the same team.

But you are still not convinced that OSU is good, ignoring that they had a chance to beat the #1 Team, at home, in the last 2 minutes of the game, the same team that dominated MU the previous week, which was beaten at HOME the week before by the maybe good OSU? Delusional, Hmmm.........

6:55 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

Whoa whoa whoa.

I never ever wrote that Okie STate wasn't good. Now you're just making shit up.

I said I'm not buying they're "GREAT". By that I mean a top 10 program who is going to steamroll people week in and week out.

The MU-UT game was apples and oranges compared to UT-OSU. The Mizzou-UT game was at night with gameday and all sorts of spotlights. Okie State was just anouther tough game on a Saturday afternoon.

Mizzou's problem was...they weren't ready to play early and it snowballed. Once they found interest again..they at least fought back.

I still think Okie State is better than Tech...and until Mizzou pulls out a bigger win..better than the Tigers (although I think if they play 10 times, Mizzou wins 7). But regardless, it all doesn't matter.

Long way to go.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AJ-

Congrats to your team on a very impressive showing. I am embarrased for CU's performance, and really pissed about the shutout streak ending. I'm pretty sure the scales will never again be that uneven, but enjoy it by all means. The Chases own CU, and I'm really glad they're graduating, as I never want to see them again.

--BuffsFan99

12:28 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

Oh, I see. Missouri just CHOKED under all that pressure. Poor babies! Maybe you should go give them all a nutjob so they'll feel better. That could be why you were gone all weekend.

You're just flat out wrong aj. You've been proven wrong all season with the exception of a single game in Lincoln which you apparently shot your wad over.

You're so spent, you can't even manage a decent disgust for the Huskers anymore. Your dislike is running on fumes.

Unfortunately the only thing that might get you heated again would be an upset in Norman this weekend, which just isn't likely to happen.

I know how disappointed you are that KU is proving to be as bad as I've said they'd be all along (6-6) and that neither CU nor KSU has given any reason to think they're better than the Huskers this year.

Yeah, we ain't NC caliber anymore, but then again, who is?

1:19 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

hey, buffsfan?

Looking forward to seeing you in Lincoln.

It won't be 58-0, but it still won't be any fun for you.

ROTFLMAO

1:21 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Ummm..and exactly have I "been proven wrong all year"?

Nebraska is ONE game ahead of where I said they would be. (Thanks Iowa State for sucking.) Mizzou has lost one more game than I thought they would. (In a game they had the ball and driving at the end.)

How exactly have I been so "wrong"? Looks to me like I'm pretty much dead on so far...or at least a hell of a lot closer than you clowns who prediected 9 win seasons.

1:40 PM  
Blogger KSTATER said...

This is my true Hate week! I do hate the Nubsters, but I have to say, if we have one win left, I want it to be this weekend, against those yuppy fuckers from the flaw on the Kaw!

You can talk about our meltdown in Manhattan and how we are pathetic on defense, I will not disagree, but the energy and hate breading inside Vanier this week is boiling, you gay supporting ass rapists are about to get humbled!

You were exposed for what you really are this weekend! NE jayhawk, get ready for another embarassing loss at home! I can already hear the fans saying, "wait til basketball starts!"

We have nothing left to play for but this game. We beat you, and we stop you from going to a bowl game this season, because you are not going to win any of your other games left on your schedule! This is what happens when you switch A&M, Baylor, and OSU for Texas, Tech, and OU.

You caught lightning in a bottle last year, your fucking KU, you are not a football power, and you showed it when your fans all left when the going got tough last saturday.

I know this is a blog for hating on the Huskers, but since Mizzou hates the beakers too, I felt it was justified.

Have fun stopping OU saturday Nubsters, you guys will have to try extra hard in this one!

4:53 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Well done KSTATER.

Good luck to you.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous SDHusker said...

Would all the Husker fans who think we are back please stop by my web site and click on the donation link so i can buy some of what you are drinking! www.ourhuskers.com
We are better than last year but far from back. On a positive side we are on the upswing in a division that is fading hard, WOW! Missouri will be back to the pussy cat level of football they are known for when the former Heisman candidate otherwise known as booger boy leaves at the end of the year. I hear he has a gig lined up for him and his hot bitch on the gay bar circuit.
And how on earth can a K-state fan say anything about anyone! You guys flat out suck, stop the smack talk until your dumb ass coach gets a clue!
It is rather nice to see stay-puff and the chokers destroyed at home by TT. I can't say much more than that after the drubbing we took at home from the Missouri dip shits.
CU, sure glad you guys got Hawkins! Man you suck!
ISU, I expect to see them at the top of the north with us in 2 years ands the rest of you as nothing more than has ben's saying "remember when".
We are not back but we are on our way up, learn to live with it boys because that's the way it is!

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least KU fans know bad football when the see it.... You K-Stater's on the other hand....

12:31 AM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

A couple of points Kstater...

You're proud of having nothing to play for???

"We have nothing left to play for but this game. We beat you, and we stop you from going to a bowl game this season because you are not going to win any of your other games left on your schedule!(REALLY? HAVE YOU ACTUALY WATCHED CFB THE PAST FEW YEARS???) This is what happens when you switch A&M, Baylor, and OSU for Texas, Tech, and OU."

Why do we get crap for the schedule the leauge handed to us 12 years ago. If anyone here would like to have the south rotation of BU, aTm, OSU / TT, Tex, OU then by all means say so. If not...SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT. Its one thing to give people crap for non-confrence games but this level of smack is just beyond retarded.

"This is what happens..." REALLY??? Wow. Thanks. Acutaly that should say "This is what happens when OU and Texas want to make sure they both get play KU and ISU in the same year." (ISU is the only other north team with this rotation).

KSU Football and MU Basketball: Kings of the one game season.

8:01 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

NE wins a prize for being the first one to go to the Mizzou basketball card.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daddyact-

Pick your ass up off the floor, get back into your rocking chair, and stop laughing.

CU will win in Lincoln this year. And you won't be "rotflyao" or anything else post-Turkey day.

My Buffs are hurting right now, but we still have a month to get it together for the Huskers and stride into a bowl game. If all of that happens, I will be a happy man, and you will still be an ignorant fuck.

--BuffsFan99

1:01 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

I'm truly wondering which of you is a bigger moron, aj or buffsfan???????

Let's see, aj thinks that losing to CU by a single point makes them better than either CU or NU, and buffsfans thinks that beating KSU by a single point makes them a better team than the Huskers.

Did either of you bother to watch the KU-KSU game today? That's how bad they Cats and Prince are, and CU is about one point better than that.

NU will beat the crap out of a KSU team which is playing worse than last year and the Buffs haven't got a prayer of winning in Lincoln this season.

The truly pathetic part of this is that both of you will still think you're right even after the beat downs in Manhattan and the day after Thanksgiving.

And yes, aj, you're wrong about CU and you're wrong about KSU. You're even wrong about KU. So that would make you wrong about every team in the North. Oh, and you were wrong about OU beating Texas, and you'll be wrong about the Tech-OSU game, because you don't know shit about college football.

Want to point out how you have been right about anything other than the MU-NU game?

I didn't think so.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey bro, great blog, found a link for it on a Nebraska blog that I was talking trash on of all places. Glad to find someone who hates the Huskers and their fans as much as I do. Keep spreading the good word.

P.S. I love the little kid crying from the 62-36 game in your background. I still bust out the tape from that game occasionally so I can pause it on that spot and laugh manically.

1:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I clicked on your blog from mavpuck.com. I was booted from that sight with no explaination at all. If you talkto those A**holes tell them that mavfanjeff wants an explaination.

7:39 PM  

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