Category Archives: Sucks to be you!

The Nebraska Wayward, pt 002

Bo Pelini and his Cornhuskers win their first game of the 2008 season.

Pelini Maximus!

Pelini Maximus!

Consider us entertained!

Some posters over at the Huskerboard are thinking that Nebraska should be ranked. If you are also thinking that, please put down the koolaid and walk it off for a bit. Seriously.

Nebraska beat a MAC team. No disrespect to the MAC (some of my favorite coach are in the MAC), but it’s still the MAC and most Big XII teams are expected to beat teams from this confernece. Unless you’re Baylor.

Sorry, Baylor: we’ve just come to expect (heck, we anticipate!) that you’re gonna lose. In fact when people tell me that Baylor wins, it’s like I’m being setup for a punchline or something.

Not to go to far off of the tangent here, but could someone PLEASE explain to me why Baylor is in the Big XII? Why not TCU? Or Rice? Heck, why not SMU? They were crippled after the death penalty and you’d have to be watch them like a hawk to keep them on the straight and narrow, but at least the Mustangs have had a tradition for winning with National Championships to back up the claim.

Baylor? You’re just taking up room that could have gone to another team. ANY other team.

God, it sucks to be you.

And don’t EVEN get me started about Texas A&M.

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USC football feels the burn.

Foxsports.com has this report from Southern California…

It’s not as serious as, say, starting quarterback Mark Sanchez’s dislocated kneecap, but the USC Trojans are suffering a new rash of injuries.

Emphasis on rash.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, as much as 25% of the team has been affected by a run of tinea cruris, known more colloquially as “jock itch.”

That’s right: jock itch. Not veneral disease, USC haters, so just stop saying that right now.

And let’s make no mistake: crotch fires are never funny. Never. Never ever. When your man-timber is alight like the Burning Man after a week of partying at Black Rock, that’s nothing to joke about.

You’ll forgive tailback Joe McKnight and wide receiver Travon Patterson if they aren’t laughing. Both were unable to practice Wednesday because of the severity of the irritation.

“It burns,” Patterson said.

Which is kind of a misquote. Patterson actually said…

IT BURNS!!11!1!!

Patterson said.

Just so as we’re clear. Sorry, guys: it sucks to be you right now.

THIS JUST IN: Pelini likes “where the Huskers are going!”

meh.

Pelini to the press: "What am I supposed to tell, you clowns? THIS IS ONLY DAY FOUR!"

Slow day for Husker news? Why, yes… yes, it is.

From the Lincoln Journal Star’s A Life in the Red blog…

With Day 4 of fall camp in the books, Husker head coach Bo Pelini seemed pleased at the pace of his team’s progress with the opener just more than three weeks away.

“I like the attitude and the work,” Pelini said after his team worked out Thursday on the grass in half pads.

“Obviously, you get a couple days in, you hope that guys aren’t feeling sorry for themselves. I’m sure they are a little bit, but they don’t show it out on the field. They’re running, they’re hustling. I like where they are right now.”

Nothing earthshaking, really. Boilerplate stuff when you get down to it. But from all the reports we are hearing from Lincoln, it sounds like things are gelling quite nicely. All I’m hoping for is a defense what is able to, y’know, TACKLE people.

That would be SUPER!

In news isn’t Husker related per se, but still Big XII…

Despite an unimpressive record through two seasons, Kansas State coach Ron Prince signed a new, five-year contract on Thursday afternoon.

The Kansas City Star reports that the contract is good through the 2012 season. The salary figures were not immediately made public.

Well, now, that is good news… if you’re not a K-State fan.

Sure, Texas fans will talk-up the mad coaching skills of Prince but that still doesn’t explain how the Huskers absolutely pimp-slapped the Wildcats last year.

And no, I’m still not bitter about how Prince snatched Freeman from Nebraska back in ’05.

Mostly.

Whatever.

The thing is, I just don’t see why K-State’s Powers-that-be think Prince is all that and a bag of chips. I guess it’s gonna take more season of mediocity for K-State fans to wake-up and smell the suck.

Prediction: when the Ron Prince era comes to its ignominious (look that word up, K-State fans!) end and IF Nebraska really turns it around in the next few years, Kansas State will come sniffing around for Coach Mike Ekeler to take over their program.

What Pelini was to Pete Carrol is what Ekeler is to Pelini. Trust me on this, kids: Ekeler is gonna be the next big assistant that everyone is going to be whispering about when a head coaching job comes down the pike. Besides, Ekeler is K-State alumni and a former team captain.

But that’s all cart before the horse stuff. Time will tell.

Back to Prince. The article mentioned that he’s one of the lowest paid HC’s in the Big XII. But they didn’t point-out Coach Prince’s unlimited access to power towels.

It sucks to be you K-State. I’m just sayin’.

“This is the happiest day of my… OHMYGODRUN!!!

You’re young. You’re in love. You get married.

And then God throws you a curve ball and hits you with a earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale.

The kids are gonna have a wedding album like you won’t believe.

It sucks to be Rick Neuheisel.

This is a couple of days old, but I thought I would mention it. You think your college foot ball team has it bad? Check this out…

Who are these guys?

They would be UCLA’s first and second string quarterbacks, both of whom where injured during spring practice. Pity poor Norm Chow. I’m sure he’ll make do, but this isn’t a very promising start.