During the BCS National Championship game, Bo Pelini disrupted the Twittersphere by responding to his parody alter-ego, @FauxPelini.
@FauxPelini ok enough is enough... I want my cat back. You've had her long enough!— Bo Pelini (@BoPelini) January 7, 2014
@FauxPelini had built quite a following on Twitter by saying outrageous things and especially engaging the Capitol One Bowl and Gator Bowl in the buildup to the game. And having an avatar that featured a picture of Bo Pelini and a cat from KittyPelini. And when Pelini engaged his internet doppelganger, just about everybody not associated with Florida State and Auburn forgot about the game momentarily.
Reality just melted. RT @BoPelini: @FauxPelini ok enough is enough... I want my cat back. You've had her long enough!— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 7, 2014
Bo just upstaged BCS game RT @BoPelini: @FauxPelini ok enough is enough... I want my cat back. You've had her long enough!— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 7, 2014
Well, it hasn't stopped there. @FauxPelini rode the wave of publicity into an appearance on Reddit's "AMA" (Ask Me Anything) last week. And the offical @Huskers Twitter account fired off the next salvo:
@RedditCFB Delivered without comment or context. #GBR pic.twitter.com/skUzdbYbux— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) January 24, 2014
Today, defensive coordinator John Papuchis joined in the fun by posting a picture of Pelini getting on a Cessna, presumably out recruiting.
Another Day on the grind with the Boss and his cats #catlover #GBR #allergic. Got to love closing time! pic.twitter.com/ePKbGrn3d4— John Papuchis (@CoachJP_NU) January 29, 2014
Yep...with a cat carrier.
So where is this going next? Will Bo show up at the National Signing Day press conference in a brown turtleneck holiday sweater?
At this point, I expect a cat to lead the #Huskers onto the field against Florida Atlantic.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) January 29, 2014
In any event, Pelini is doing his image quite a favor by showing more of his humorous side and less of the angry coach who yells at referees and reporters.