Here are my five random observations from last night's win over the Ohio State Buckeyes aka the Texas of the Big Ten.
1. The Best Selfie Ever
I love this man. Embrace the fans, they are not your enemy.
2. Welcome Back, Shavon
For whatever reason (see: health) and other than the FGCU game, Shavon Shields just hasn't been himself this season. Last night, the Huskers needed every bit of his 18 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal. If THIS Shavon shows up the rest of the season and Terran Petteway stays the course, Miles and Co. will be a thorn in the B1G's side through March.
3. Big Ups, Fans
"Great crowd, phenomenal crowd," Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said post-game. "It was an electric environment, no question about it."
Some in the media and myself included have called out the Nebraska basketball fans this season for being rather lame and lackadaisical, but for one game there was almost no room for critique. Almost...
4. A Big YES! And NO! To The Student Section
I've been urging our fans to do WWE sensation Daniel Bryan's YES! chant at PBA before last night (Exhibit A below) and way before Michigan State did it (Yes, I'm a ‘rasslin fan. Chaddup.), so I took great pleasure when the Red Zone FINALLY started doing the chant.
It really grinds my gears they play Daniel Bryan's theme song at every home game and I'm the only one doing the YES chant. #nebrasketball— Derek (@NCB24seven) January 10, 2014
However, they did it all wrong. If you're going to do the YES! chant, reserve it for when something good happens to OUR team. Yelling "YES!" when the opposing team is shooting a free throw seems counterintuitive doesn't it? There's even an easy fix for this. I'm not lying, there is a NO! chant the students can use and it originated from the very same wrestler:
5. BAN "JUMP AROUND" IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA
Do I really need to explain myself here? Nothing could take away from the win yesterday, but the arena DJ sure tried to by playing a song that is pretty much synonymous with conference rival Wisconsin right as the fans stormed the court. Step your game up, AD, or at least consider hiring an actual DJ to do the games a la the NBA. Here's my man DJ Bedz of the Denver Nuggets for example. He's not available, but I know someone who used to DJ out in Denver that just so happens to love Nebrasketball. *Wink Wink*
BONUS THING: Spread Jaycism
As a full-time Husker fan, my first thought when I saw the following tweet was "I DON'T CARE". I feel the same about that other blue team's win last night as well. I guess you can call me a Jaycist. #SpreadJaycism