In my author profile (published one week before my heart attack), I revealed that my Mom and I used to play dances during my teenage years.
Well, my mother and I played dances during my teenage years. She was the DJ and I set up the big badass sound equipment (not an exaggeration). We played weddings, bars, homecoming dances, proms, you name it.
Playing dances was a lot of fun.... 98% of the time. Mom enjoyed entertaining people. I did too. There were times that it was not fun. There was a wedding dance we did for some friends that was a disaster. We couldn't explain why it was a disaster. We played music the people requested. We did the typical things you'd do at a wedding dance (you play the older music early so grandma and grandpa can dance with the couple if they choose, your wedding party dance, etc. etc.).
Yet no one had fun. I'd say that they were determined to not have fun, but that's not the case. They wanted to have fun, too. At the end of the night, nobody could figure out why the dance wasn't fun. Maybe they weren't drinking heavily enough.
It's not as hard to determine why this Nebraska football season hasn't been as fun. Unlike most things in life, sporting events have a measured outcome; someone wins, someone loses. Right now Nebraska is losing more than winning, hence, no fun.
The guests at that wedding dance went home dissatisfied. One of them told me they wasted their money on us. Mom and I went home feeling like we'd done a poor job; we were not happy with the outcome as well.
That's where I'm at with this web site. This is no longer fun. You guys are turning on each other at a pace that is much, much worse than the debacle of 2007, and it really sucks.
I don't have a problem with you all disagreeing. We purposefully try not to censor anyone as to sway you in a certain direction one way or another - hate Mike Riley, like Mike Riley, I don't really fucking care.
WHAT I CARE ABOUT IS THAT YOU REMAIN CIVIL IN THE PROCESS OF YOUR DISAGREEMENTS.
And you are not doing this. And because of it, I'm going to start banning people who cannot respect each other. STOP GETTING PERSONALLY INSULTING.
Purdue, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana - all those teams have football fans despite the fact that they haven't had much success on the field. Maybe we should take a lesson from the fans of those teams and learn how to love our team and enjoy our fanbase despite not having the success we want.
(BTW, the first person who says I just compared us to a bunch of mediocre teams and have therefore accepted mediocrity is probably going to be banned because I am REALLY ITCHY RIGHT NOW.)
I am pretty sure I'm not the only one in Nebraska media who feels this way. I'd guess if you talked to any of the radio talk show hosts or other guys who host web sites that they'd say right now is like an ass kicking. It's not enjoyable, and it wears them out.
Bottom line - If you cannot post something here without insulting or trolling someone else, please put down the keyboard and come back later or just fucking leave.
Reviews, Previews And Such
Good news, Maryland and Rutgers actually are making BTN lots of money. But what's next? - Land-Grant Holy Land
Where does the league and their eponymous network go from here?
Michigan and Florida have been the best teams in their divisions so far - SBNation.com
Five power-conference divisions have gotten big recent shakeups. Let's reassess where things stand.
Michigan, Iowa and Northwestern are boosting the Big Ten's Playoff resume - SBNation.com
Playing standout teams impresses the committee more than being in a top conference does, and the Big Ten has more standouts than expected.
Ahead of Ohio State game, Maryland football's quarterback woes continue - Testudo Times
Saturday, Randy Edsall alluded to another quarterback change. We might not know more until the offense takes the field Saturday in Columbus against Ohio State,
Maybe it's finally time to start talking about Tennessee's head coach.
Mike Riley is not here as much as you might want him to be, doom sayer.
Rutgers needs to unleash Chris Laviano - On the Banks
A critical and yet supportive piece on the Rutgers starting QB
Byrd Feeder: Ohio State isn't as vulnerable as Maryland probably wishes - Testudo Times
The Terps couldn't play with Michigan at home, and now they're visiting the No. 1 team in the land.
Football Concepts, Schemes, Formations: TDG Football Seminar Week 9 - The Daily Gopher
Let's talk about a functional offense for a bit
Wes Lunt on Illini fans: "We got that victory for them" - The Champaign Room
Today in #ILLINI news
Wisconsin football: A look at Joe Schobert's dominant day vs. Iowa - Bucky's 5th Quarter
In an otherwise miserable day for the Badgers, Joe Schobert turned in a purely dominant effort against the Hawkeyes.
THE GOOD, BAD & UGLY: WISCONSIN - Black Heart Gold Pants
A game so ugly that its mother doesn't even love it.
THE TAKEAWAY: WISCONSIN - Black Heart Gold Pants
Sure, Iowa just quieted Camp Randall and outlasted Wisconsin, 10-6. But how much do we really know? What was really important about beating the Badgers? What does it all mean, Basil? The Takeaway has the answer.
Wisconsin football: Head coach Paul Chryst discusses offensive struggles, injury updates, facing Nebraska - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The Wisconsin head coach discusses the injuries to Alex Erickson and Austin Traylor, along with Joe Schobert's performance from Saturday.
Wisconsin WR Alex Erickson going through concussion protocol, status TBD for Nebraska - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Needless to say, the Wisconsin Badgers do not want to face the Nebraska Huskers without their top wide receiver, Alex Erickson.
Mailbag - Which B1G Stadiums Have You Been To? - Off Tackle Empire
You have questions, we have opinions. This week we're talking about the best defenses in the league, public drunkenness, and B1G Stadiums.
WATCH: HS players flagged before coin toss for refusing to shake hands - CBSSports.com
The referee was arguably more upset than the players here, who clearly didn't like each other. The ref kept telling them to "shut up" as they jawed at each other and he threw flags.
Kenny Bui: High school football player dies following game injury - More Sports - SI.com
High school football player Kenny Bui died Monday following a game injury he sustained Friday.
Huskers Turn Attention to Wisconsin | Hail Varsity
Nebraska defensive coordinator Mark Banker talks injuries and more as the Huskers turn their attention to Wisconsin.
The 2015 Nebraska Cornhuskers Pain Scale: Your guide to a terrible start - Off Tackle Empire
So far, 2015 has not been kind to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Let's take a look at how things feel starting with No Pain and going to the Worst Pain, and figure out what went wrong against Illinois.
Then There's This
DraftKings–FanDuel inside information scandal was a matter of time | For The Win
According to The New York Times employees of DraftKings and FanDuel – those insanely popular daily fantasy sites whose ads are borderline impossible to escape if you watch TV, have a computer, or go outside – have been accused of using information unavailable to the public to rake in huge winnings from each others’ sites.
Wildlife is flourishing in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, scientists have discovered.
In other words, humans suck.