Have the Cornhuskers Become Irrelevant? My 2 cents.
I try to be as vanilla as possible about the politics and debates that surround Bo Pelini and the team on my website and Facebook page. I avoid posting about Bo’s comparison to Dr. Osborne and how Taylor is no Tommie. I don’t feel the need to get into how this is or isn’t a new era or how much Milt Tenopir may or may not have been better than Barney Cotton. I keep my digital mouth shut about how the media does or does not antagonize Bo and his staff.
First things first, the bowl game was very sad for me just as it was for everyone else. Notice how I said sad and not angry. I doubt Bo or any players were super stoked about it either. I’d go as far as saying that however bummed out I may have been, I probably did not even feel half the disappointment that they felt.
Honestly I’m not really surprised by all the inner bickering between fans, I’ve grown used it. It has happened all but 3 years of my lifetime. Can you guess what 3 years those were? I’ll give you a hint: They involve Warren Sapp, Steve Spurrier and Peyton Manning.
What truly bothers me is that I keep hearing how the Cornhuskers have become “irrelevant”. That one stings a little. Not because I think its true, not by a long shot. Not even an iota of a little bit. I’ve spent the better part of 2 years traveling all over the country talking to Cornhuskers – players, fans, and coaches and Ive seen grown men tear up talking about their childhood and watching games or chats they had with their ex-players. I’ve been sent emails from fathers about how proud they were that they took their sons AND daughters to their first game. My friend Nic tells a great story about learning to curse quietly so he didn’t wake up his baby girl during the games. How can something be irrelevant when it means so much to so many people.?If it was irrelevant then people wouldn’t get so passionate about it.
And I’m sure I’ll hear from people saying, “that’s not what they mean when they say irrelevant.” Well, that’s how this husker took it and I’m sure others have as well. I guess my point is can we just shut up already about the B1G championship and focus on beating the snot out of Georgia because I think we can as long as the team isn’t reading about how much they suck everyday. C’mon man let’s get it together already.