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College Football Opening Night Open Thread


Welcome To the Start of the 2011 College Football Season! 

If you're a current member of CN, coming back to the site after a long offseason, say hello and let us know how you been doing since last year. Maybe give a prediction or two - let's get re-acquainted!!!! 

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In the interests of season-beginning housekeeping, I would like to emphasize part of our community guidelines after the jump: 

The following are simply not acceptable on CN (excepting, in some cases, for obvious humor between people with an existing rapport) and are subject to sanction as outlined below:
  • Profanity is not permitted beyond that of what you'd see on prime time TV. I realize that in the heat of a game thread, occasional blue language may slip through. Please try to keep it to an absolute minimum. (I also realize that your site manager might  be the worst offender of this rule the past year, and I'll try do better. Really. I promise.
  • Personal attacks on community members, directly or through sarcasm/belittling, e.g., "Your [sic] an idiot", "You don't know what you're talking about, moron", "Apparently, you've never seen a baseball game, or you'd know?", "My Chihuahua knows more about baseball than you do", etc.
  • Comments that are intolerant or prejudiced (sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.) in nature, e.g., "Why don't you go play with your dolls?", "The Cornhuskers shouldn't recruit Hispanic players", "Doesn't Gabbert look like a fag?", etc.
  • Harassing/Baiting of users, e.g., "The Huskers will never win this game" posted 10 times in 3 minutes, or complaining that coaches need to be fired repeatedly, etc.
  • Comments that bring politics or religion into CN (which is a non-political and non religious blog), e.g., "Obama/Bush/Clinton ruined this country by", "Check out this link about the war in Iraq," etc. That said, you may occasionally see a political advertisement on CN. Running such ads does not imply an endorsement of the candidate or views expressed in the ad, just as any such ad on a television station or network or in a newspaper does not imply endorsement by such an entity. Editorial and advertising at CN are separate, and I do not have control over advertising, with the exception of local ads which are arranged by me.