December 31, 2008

Beginning of the End

I never thought my love for writing would diminish as fast as it has. Gone apparently are the days were just one quick Husker related conversation with a co-worker would send me into a 800 word, profanity laced rant that would pretty much offend even the most liberal of readers. Here are the days where I simply shake my head, and remind you that you haven't done jack shit in what is now going on 8 seasons.

What’s that? Nebraska is back on track to glory by playing in a spectacular Florida-based New Year’s Day bowl game?

Who cares. The combined record of the teams that Nebraska beat is 41-58. The only TWO teams you beat with more than 6 wins were Western Michigan (see them the other night?) and Kansas. If your best win this season is Kansas, that’s nothing to get too overly excited about, especially when that game is at home and was decided by 10 points. Should we go back in time and count how long it's been since you beat a top 20 team? (2001) How bout a top 20 team on the road? (1997) The list goes on and on, as the kings of the mediocre continue to rule over their new kingdom.

Hell, even with the overall landscape of college football the way it stands now, it’s really difficult to get fired up over pretty much anything. The bowls now are diluted and strained so badly that even the players don’t appear to care. The BCS is fine, but when horribly overrated teams like Utah and Cincinnati are playing in the BCS, how is the average fan supposed to get fired up? Is there that much to do in Boise? Apparently there is, considering their "bowl" game drew about 3 dozen fans.

Regardless of our past differences, I apologize for the slow and painful death of this blog. I should have given the husker hating movement one full week to get everything off our chest, and then push the plunger on the thing back in October. Somehow, I thought the spirit would move me enough to find enough hate and rage to throw out more material throughout the remainder of the season; to somehow find one last haymaker to send you into your grave on a high note.

But again, the movement is dead…long since serving its purpose. There is no reason for me to continue….reporting live from behind the massive curtain of arrogance, when now the whole world knows what complete and irrelevant frauds you are.

I’ve got nothing left. Hell, I don’t even have enough creative juice left to bitch about how much New Year’s Eve sucks and has now turned into Ryan Seacrest’s own personal media platform. I was going to comment on some show called, ‘Bromance” I saw on MTV while flipping through channels last night…but as lame and homo-erotic as it was trying to be…I can simply roll my eyes and continue on my day.

The bottom line is…nothing really affects me that much anymore. Like a veteran of most bloody wars, all I want to do is find a peaceful little corner of the world, and live the rest of my sports-watching days in peace and tranquility...knowing that you'll never again rule the world as you once did. Despite the blood and gore of the struggle, evil has been defeated.

Have you ever heard those stories about terminally ill patients who somehow hang on to live a few more if just waiting for some event to happen? (Like a visit from a long lost loved-one or Christmas or what have you) I’m pretty sure that’s what happened to the anti-Husker movement back when my favorite team was finished pulverizing you in your own backyard in October. Back on that clear October night, the entire transformation had become complete. Gone were days of fighting back in the name of my own team and own self worth…all in the name of pride. Here are the days were I pity clap you people, as you slowly disappear into the tunnel of your own stadium…all before the 4th quarter.

Mission Accomplished.

During a slow holiday day off, I went back into the archives and read some of the older BEL columns and comments from a more combative time. With each word, you could feel the hate, as the disdain and poison nearly dripped down the sides of my monitor. I poured all of my hatred into some of those early writings…with a spirit and dislike reserved only for few on this earth. Your replies were comical, pathetic and in many cases sad. However, the spirit of the fight was there on both sides. I very much enjoyed reading those old entries…especially the chronicles of your ultimate downfall last October. If you ever want some real entertaining reading…go read the comments section from any article written last September. Good good stuff.

After your pillow fight tomorrow with a 5-loss, mid-level ACC team (where 1982 will somehow be avenged or whatever), we’ll break down our final Husker football game. We’ll take a look at how you’ve parlayed a mediocre season (at best) and used your reputation and history into a year that would have been considered a complete failure during most days of the past 4 decades or so.

Then, the curtain will fall and we’ll say goodbye. The crusted blood will remain stuck to the sides of your mouth, as you slowly examine your jaw that has somehow found it’s way to the other side of your face. You’ll faintly see me standing over you, mocking your very existence. One last kick to your ribs, and that will be that.

The fight is over. The end is almost here.
Let's get it over with.


Anonymous eatmyass said...

congratulations on...

-almost losing to a shitty northwestern team
-almost finishing 2nd in an unstoppable big twelve north division
-not beating any better teams than NU did
-youre one quality big 12 win over a "shitty NU team who thinks theyre back"

youre last post should have been right after mizzou/nu and right before mizzou/ok state

1:30 PM  
Blogger A J said...

Congrats on 3 decades of "dominance" over teams like Mizzou, ISU, KSU and KU...all having their worst half-century ever.

I had to keep point out what ridiculous fuckheads you people are.

That has been accomplished.

PS - Mizzou beat 3 bowl teams. Nebraska beat 2. One of which was a horrible Western Michigan team that got asspasted last night.

All that is fine and good..if you hadn't lost by 5 TD's on your home field head to head.

It's great comments like this that i'll miss the most.

2:31 PM  
Blogger A J said...

(EDIT - Nobody else will see what he wrote...but....)

Damien, I will not tolerate bashing my wife and kids. Think you are being tough/funny all you'll never get that shit published.

Even a prick like you doesn't need to go there. Bash me all you want...but I'm not playing that game.

Here's an me on the facts about your team...if you even can ya jackass.

4:23 PM  
Blogger A J said...

PS - I'm the pathetic one, even though your team is playing tomorrow and yet you've hit this site multiple times just today.

Thanks for reminding me what hypocritical idiots make up this fan base.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good riddance. The Internet's collective IQ will go up a couple of points without your drivel taking up its bandwidth.

Great effort by the Tigers the other night in their nail-biting win over Northwestern.

Congratulations to Missouri by completing its most successful season ever with an Alamo Bowl trophy. God knows you guys have plenty of room in the trophy case for it.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Bump said...

"you haven't done jack shit in what is now going on 8 seasons"





Who did less in the last 8 years?'re like that turd that takes two or three flushes to get rid of!

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since this site is shutting down I want to wish all you Fuskers the best of luck next year. Some of the pundits are already declaring you the favorites to win the North (they are as delusional as you are, apparently) -- may you have unrealistic expectations and go into the tank in November.

AJ -- it's been a great ride. Thanks for the memories.

11:37 PM  
Blogger A J said...

Another softball floating at me.

Ummm...I'm guessing Missouri's "best season ever" was last year, when they finished with 12 wins and top 5 in the country.

But don't worry...I didn't figure you would remember that anyway.

12:22 AM  
Blogger A J said...

PS - Why 8 years? Why not 6 years?

Missouri's rise didn't start til 2005. The current senior class won 37 games in 4 years. Not that I need to defend them, because for every, "oh yeah, well Missouri sucks"...that is just one more comment that fails to mention the numbers 52 or 17.

Spin it however you want though.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous Bigredfred said...

AJ , you truly remind me of 'Baghdad Bob' as you back out the door on this blog proclaiming tepidly "I won, I won".... Surely you remember Bob proclaiming victory even as we stormed Baghdad??

The lesson here? Saying something doesn't necessarily mean it is so.... The Huskers are back!!! Wheheww!!

Sincerely though, good luck in the future! And may you channel your skills in a more productive endeavor in whatever you do next. Best of luck.


9:31 AM  
Blogger A J said...

Heh, thanks Fred.

I'm sure you'll find me next year somewhere in cyberspace, doing lots of the same things.

9:58 AM  
Blogger daddyact said...

Interesting. The last asshole who claimed Mission Accomplished is, like you, going out as a sad and pathetic loser.

And like him, you're the decider. You've decided the Huskers are dead and buried while realizing that in one short year we've at least equalled the mediocre record of the best team in Missouri history.

I cringe for the pain you're going to feel next season when your woefully thin and painfully young Tigers get ass-raped by about a half-dozen teams in the Big 12 alone.

With luck you might make it to the Insight Bowl in a couple of years.

But I imagine, like Colorado fans, you'll faintly repeat 52-17 for the next decade as if to convince yourself it wasn't just dream.

Enjoy! It's the only joy you're going to have for a while.

And yes, you're absolutely right. The only reason Nebraska was so dominant for so long was that the rest of the Big 8 teams (sans OU) were the worst teams in college football history.

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

As if they're any good now.

4:20 AM  
Blogger daddyact said...

"doing lots of the same things"?????

Whatdo you mean? Being an asshole????

Hell, I'm certain you do that everywhere you go.

ROTFLMAO at you.

4:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best win against Kansas? Sounds like the 2007 Missouri team.


P.S. Getting comments approved on some dumb fuck's blog does not equal being published. Maybee to you it is. Stupid fuck.

8:41 PM  

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