December 19, 2008

Sunset Over the Husker Hating Movement

If I have ever made one large mistake in upkeeping this fine museum of online sports-related prose, it has been to give you a direct timeline as to when I’m shutting the blog down. Fact remains, I wish it had been a couple of weeks ago, because other than ice storms and bi-annual volleyball madness, there really isn’t a whole hell of a lot going on in this part of the world these days.

Because of this, I apologize for the general lack of focus, continuity and yes…general lack of effort on my part over the last few weeks. Although I’ve stated many times that I really don’t care that much about this blog or the reaction it gets…I do take a small bit of pride in at least making it look presentable, among other things. Oh sure, my #1 goal is to piss you off and fighting yourself to the death to keep from firing back some snotty non-though out reply to my comment section…but alas, this entire endeavor has run it’s course. An in the end…I’m happy with how it’s turned out and wouldn't do anything different.

Regardless of whatever my mark on the Husker hating movement has been…I’ve long since resigned myself to the fact that you can’t teach an old hick new tricks. I’m well aware that 17,000+ of you toothless hayseeds packed an arena last night..braving 2 inches of ice to watch a sport that ranks somewhere between wrestling and soccer in terms of cash flow and excitement. Although many of you may look at my disdain as nothing but typical jealousy of a hater…it has long been my mantra to understand that you can not change who you are. I know you’ll pack an arena to watch a bunch of freakishly tall girls jump around in short shorts. I know you’ll define yourselves as the greatest fans in college sports (it says so on your stadium), all the while completely ignoring your men’s basketball team…whom let’s face it..hasn’t given you a reason to cheer since Keith Moody and Beau Reed were hitting three pointers in the early 90’s.

Although none of these things have really changed…my outlook upon them has. Oh sure, I roll my eyes whenever I hear local sportscasters call Husker player by their first names. And sure, I will always feel a slight gurgle in my bowels anytime I hear a co-worker brag to another regarding the Husker’s amazing 280+ game home sellout streak. But in the end, this entire struggle was more based on me rather than you. I knew you wouldn't change...or couldn't change. I didn't expect you to.

But, since your football team has splattered upon the pavement of the reality sidewalk, I no longer find myself as annoyed as I once was. Despite your unwavering arrogance, the fire that once burned wildly inside me has now slowed to a small spark…barely capable of laughing to myself anytime I hear the latest Husker recruit and his unquestionable future as a Heisman candidate and fresh start that till turn the Husker football program around. These things still exist...they're just much easier to stomach when you've long since been proven time and time again as a fraud.

I am but a normal sports fan now, who lives a normal sports fan life. The reasoning behind madness has been justified. Fighting back and letting the sports world know just what sort of depraved lunatics inhabit this state has made a point that has stuck and stuck for a long time. Despite what you may think of me or my methods…my mission was just and my success has now been documented. Perhaps a need will arise again to expose the evil that lurks within the souls of Husker fans…but until that time comes…consider this mission accomplished.

Order ignored.

Next week: Annual Holiday Column
Week After: Husker Bowl preview and 2008 retrospective
Week After That: Farewell


Blogger Damien said...

"A.J, winning imaginary wars for over 4+ years" should put that on your Wendy's Name Badge.

Congrats on your remarkable journey of fighting Husker evil everywhere. Some day you will be able to sit your grandchildren on your lap and tell them this incredible, heroic story. What's it feel like to have accomplished so much, in such a short amount of time?

1:49 PM  
Blogger A J said...

Pretty good.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn aj:

You seem like you are so lost.

Do you have reservations at the Psycho Inn made yet?

I hope so, for your sake.


7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Don't let the blog hit you in the ass on your way out.

I will enjoy the meltdown in Missouri next year. It will be fun to mock Missouri when they lose the opener and only sell out the Nebraska game. Fucking pathetic.

Good thing you are shutting it down, next year Nebraska will be much improved and Missouri will continue to be Missouri. Early prediction for next year: NU 45 MU 17.

OSS muther fucker!!!

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Bump said...

What a sad, pathetic death this is. Its like watching an 80 year old shut-in who's all alone slowly die in her rocking chair. Just rip the band-aid off and get it over with. This drawn out, slow walk off the cliff is taking away from your legacy.

8:24 AM  
Blogger A J said...

You guys and your outlandish, unbridled insanity....predicting your big wins... you're just trying to make me feel better.

Just stop.

10:30 AM  
Blogger A J said...

PS - The fact is not forgotten that you are the same clowns that triumphed the upcoming greatness of one Sam "JC" Keller.

Sigh...same old same old.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all those horsefaces on the floor at the Qwest Center, I wish I had some sugar cubes the throw around.

2:14 PM  
Blogger daddyact said...

aj, the only fraud here is you. YOU didn't do a damn thing, except bitch and moan about the Husker fans around you. You didn't put any players on the field, nor did you coach anyone or call any plays.

You are a sad and pathetic loser.

You definitely cheer for the right team.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware of saying "mission accomplished" -- remember what happened the last time that was claimed!

10:02 PM  
Blogger A J said...

Oh Daddycat, you're just saying that to make me feel better and get me fired up.

Merry Christmas everyone! You guys are the best.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

i guess NU is the only school that has a fan base with SOME of them having unrealistic outlooks and predictions.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

"i guess NU is the only school that has a fan base with SOME of them having unrealistic outlooks and predictions."

Yeah because I didn't have every single Missouri (not Mizzou because it doesn't make any sense) Tiger fan I know telling me how they were going to play for the NC this year. There was no Chase Daniel Heisman hype, none of that. A.J knows we are a better fan base, because even we were at our worst, the fans still came to support the team. We would have packed the house in K.C last year, and that fact you couldn't even sell Arrowhead out in your own state when playing for a BCS birth is just sad and pathetic. A.J has Husker envy. He is envious that he will never live to see his team play for a NC, never win the Big 12, etc etc. He is "retiring" because the greatest Missouri Tiger football team ever might end up with a worse record this year than a Nebraska team coming off its worst year ever (insert A.J scoreboard smack here because it's all he has). So here is A.J, just like a typical Missouri fan, quitting when the going gets tough. Good guys win.

8:57 AM  
Blogger A J said...

"Quitting when the going gets tough?"

They've beaten you by a combined score of 93-23 in the past two years. They've won 9+ games in back to back years since the late 60's, with a pretty good shot of going 10 and 10.

Christ alive're either really trying to fire me up, or you're even dumber than I could have possibly imagined.

"Quit when things get bad?"

Were you alive during the 80's?

11:00 AM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

No but you are the only fans who stroke themselves in public about how great fans they are. The only fan base I've seen that actually puts signs up praising themselves.

We aren't saying you are special. YOU GUYS are saying you are something special. You don't get to claim to be like everyone else when critisized and get to be extraordinary when things go smoothly.

And on another note.


Can't a husker player get arrested for sticking his fingers in someone he dosn't know so you can defend him? Can't we release a collection of limited edition Husker Chess set pieces that look like ex-husker coaches (complete with White Knight Pelini and Black Bishop Ron Brown!)? Can't and assistant coach go out and get a facial tatoo of the 2009 recruiting class?

I need this blog! Get your shit together and do something that requires me to know the 'whole story' to understand it before its too late.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous SDHusker said...

It is good to see things are getting back to where they belong!

You people ragging on us about being the best fans. Rag on the dam sports broadcasters who proclaim that crap every time they do a Husker home game not us. All we do is cheer for our team and treat the opposing team and their fans with dignity when in our house. Those damn broadcasters are the ones who keep yapping their jaws about what kind of a fan base Nebraska has. And those fucking opposing head coaches can shut the fuck up as well when they comment about the fan base. I am sick of that shit, I want us to be evil and mean like Missouri fans! I want us to run for the hills when the going gets tough like KState fans!

Why are we so damn perfect!

4:06 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

Exactly A.J, you have your "greatest" season ever and your fan base quits on the team. You guys are crappy fans. Deal with it. How can you not understand that?

You realize this is the best it will ever be, and your shutting down the blog. It's that simple. So quit being a puss, and just admit it.

"No but you are the only fans who stroke themselves in public about how great fans they are. The only fan base I've seen that actually puts signs up praising themselves."

Are you really that retarded? Do you think some fans got together and bought those signs, got a ladder, and nailed it to the entrances of Memorial Stadium? Ever think maybe the University put up those signs to thank the fans for selling out the stadium 289+ times in row. You couldn't even fill your stadium for homecoming against a ranked Texas Tech, and resorted to giving away tickets. Not that anyone would have wanted to watch the Red Raiders bend you over, and rape you for 40 minutes. Stick to basketball smack Jayhawk, your fraud of program has been exposed.

4:14 PM  
Blogger A J said...

Uhhh...Missouri didn't play Texas Tech at home this season...and the homecoming game was not only against Colorado, but it was sold out. I should know, because I was there.

Good attempt at a rant though. I could almost see the tears coming through the screen.

Face it: your team is shit and it kills you because I'm the last person on earth to give you your attention that you desperately crave. This has nothing to do with Missouri, nor has it ever. This has everything to do with you, your team and your fans.

As soon as you became irreleant, so has this blog.

Don't blame me...blame your program for sucking if you want to swing wildly at a cause for not having an outlet to your constant whining.

4:23 PM  
Blogger A J said...

PS you still lost 52-17 this season.


4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Here is your logic.

AJ roots for Mizzouri and that makes him a loser.

I root for the fuskers, that makes me a winner. Way to make AJ's case for him.

To the other fusker a-hole who's waiting for the Mizzou meltdown.

Let's say for the sake of argument, that happens -- that makes you and other fusker fans better, how?

What if Mizzou kicks your ass? Then you're not better?

You guys are pathetic.

Buffalo Phil -- A huge fan of the Big XI!

5:10 PM  
Blogger A J said...

I'm going to miss Buffalo Phil, huge fan of the big 12.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a Cornhusker fan (I'm actually a KSU fan), but I will miss this blog. You don't claim to be anything special, yet write in a way that talks down to Husker fans the way they deserve to.

I'm not sure why, but this blog was always my favorite, and it always made me laugh, even when you weren't making fun of the Huskers.

Good job AJ and thank you

8:31 PM  
Blogger NE-Jhawk said...

Don't worry AJ....that was just a Husker fan ranting about you and then ranting about me without actually addressing me seperately.

To answer your question, Damien...

"Ever think maybe the University put up those signs to thank the fans for selling out the stadium 289+ times in row." (by the way...questions don't end in a period)

If that's where it ended, on the wall, that would be fine. But the reason blogs like this exist is because you guys DON'T end it there. You remind yourselves of your great fandom every chance you get. If Phil Jackson says something nice about you, it gets imortalized like its some kind of proof. (This just in...Your favorate comedian isn't really always glad to be here. Sometimes sportscasters and the like just say things because they are expected to.)

And funny you should bring up Basketball and attendance smack. If we are frauds...then why are we the hands down pick in the North next year? Could it be because we aren't loosing as many as everyone else? And even if we did 'go away' we've accomplished more as a school in single year than you have in over a decade. We've got a BCS win and a National Championship. How many final four wins do you have total let alone in the same year as one of your National Championship years?

I think you can keep the fraud smack. Wake me up when you do something extraordinary this century.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

Wow A.J do you even know what you write and what you do not? I totally quote NE-Jayhawk using "" and you make it about yourself... Get over yourself. Do you even follow the Big 12, or are you to wrapped up in your Super Bowl ( playing NU ) to realize Kansas played Texas Tech in their homecoming and got raped. I figured using a direct quote from him would tip you off that I wasn't talking to you, also "stick to basketball smack Jayhawk" was also another pretty glaring bit of evidence that you weren't involved.


The fact that NU could actually end up with a better record than MU this year, with MU's "greatest team ever" really must sting. Also considering you went 11-2 last year, and Nebraska had their worst season/team in the history of the program. You never addressed why your fan base is loaded with a bunch of pussy, whining, quitters?

Also, here's my scoreboard smack

Missouri is (35-63-3) against Nebraska.

Co-North Champions

9:08 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

P.S You're still a closet racist.

9:09 AM  
Blogger A J said...

Somebody needs to tell Mrs Damien here that last year was Missouri's best year.

They went 12-2 and Nebraska was 5-7

But least you have those 30 years of memories.


PS 52-17 says "same record" is meaningless.

9:11 AM  
Blogger A J said...

God I miss JP.

At least his mindless ramblings were somewhat funny..even though they were also plenty easy to poke holes in.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad to see a legend in his own mind shut down. You're a turd and your blog has been nothing but the rantings of a sad, sad man.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, all the idiot ideas coming out of your stupid fuk brain have finally run out. maybe the biggest waste of time anyone has ever achieved in life. huskerh8ter the a$$hole is no more.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Huskerpete said...

Its kind of sad you didn't have anything better to do than make up bullshit about Nebraska. Thursday night mizzou 21 Nebraska 56. Go Big Red.

5:38 PM  

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