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Flakes: Fan Complaints, Illinois, Wisconsin, Volleyball, and Selfies

We sum up fan complaints and do our usual Wednesday look back at Illinois before seeing what the Badgers have in store for us. We also highlight Husker volleyball and wonder if guys were taking selfies at a game - would the announcers make fun of them?

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I have been hearing a lot of complaints lately. Let me know if I have this summed up correctly.

-These close games are killing me!
-The coach needs to do what his players do best rather than force an offensive identity that does not suit their talents!
-Our quarterback throws interceptions at the worst possible time.
-Those passes are looking better, but still a little off, and we need to start hitting a few of those long balls if we want to back up the defense a little.
-This offensive line. Oh man. Where do I begin? Our running backs don't have any holes, and when they do - they dance rather than going through them.
-Ughhhh, more drops. These receivers gotta stop dropping the ball!
-We fired a coach that won ¾ of his games....we expect dominance!
-Of course this game will end with the defense on the field having to make a play that is the difference between a win or loss. We should just learn to expect this.
-This is a work in progress. Be patient. New coaches and new system. We should expect some problems in getting things ironed out.

If these sound familiar, then congratulations! You are a Denver Broncos fan.

Yes, the undefeated, 4-0, NFL team from the Mile High City has fans saying these very things week in and week out after their team pulls out yet another close win; needing late-game heroics from the offense, defense or both.

Can you imagine what these comments would be like if the Broncos lost a couple of those games? (Yes, yes you can). It is OK to want your team to win, it is OK to be alarmed at bone-headed decisions or plays. It is also OK to remember that this is supposed to be fun. Fans everywhere, even those of winning teams seem to lose sight of this at times.

Do not forget, your Husker volleyball team plays tonight!

NU Vball: Huskers host Spartans Wednesday night - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
Huskers Meet Spartans on BTN. The fourth-ranked Nebraska volleyball team returns home from a challenging road trip with a pair of Big Ten matches at the Bob Devaney ...

On to Flakes:

We start with our traditional Wednesday look back before looking ahead.

It's About Time - The Champaign Room
We FINALLY got one to go our way.

Under Mike Riley, Nebraska finds no quick fix to habitual concerns - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
The latest episode of the absurd for Nebraska unfolded Saturday at Illinois as the Huskers gave away victory.

Wisconsin TE Austin Traylor to have procedure on arm/shoulder, not listed on depth chart for Nebraska - Bucky's 5th Quarter
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Roundtable: Where does Wisconsin go after ugly loss to Iowa, with Nebraska ahead? - Bucky's 5th Quarter
After digesting Saturday's loss to Iowa in the Big Ten opener, B5Q assesses where Wisconsin stands at this juncture and how they'll fare against Nebraska.

Husker Fall Sports

Red Review: Mikaela Foecke pacing Nebraska volleyball | Huskers - KETV Home
Friday, for the first time in program history, the No. 4-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers' volleyball team knocked off a No. 1-ranked opponent on the road. Since 1975, the women's volleyball program has consistently been among the most competitively successful athletic programs at the school.

Huskers back home after tough road trip - The Grand Island Independent: Sports
Nebraska coach John Cook had a message for his team after the Huskers had beaten No. 1 Penn State Friday night.

Husker softball wins 3 of 4 games in Big Red Fall Classic | Sports |
The Nebraska softball team played four games over the weekend in the Big Red Fall Classic, winning three and finishing with one tie.

Miles: Huskers' Standard Still the NCAA Tournament
Nebraska kicked off a new basketball season this week with a new sense of optimism following a disappointing 2014-15 season.

Elsewhere in college football

Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo has assault charge dropped |
The simple assault charge under domestic violence against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo was dropped Tuesday after the alleged victim decided not to pursue the case, reports

25th anniversary of infamous Colorado-Missouri Fifth Down Game - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN
On its way to a share of the national title, Colorado benefited from a now-infamous officiating mistake to beat Missouri after getting an extra down.

Trey Marshall of Florida State Seminoles back from stomach injury
Florida State DB Trey Marshall is back at full strength after suffering a painful stomach injury in high school.

Battle between student managers for Wisconsin Badgers and Iowa Hawkeyes the stuff of legend
Butt tattoos and broken bones? Concussions and controversy? Ringers and texts from NFL QBs? In a league known for trophy games, there are none as intense than the Battle for the Rusty Toolbox.

The Toledo Rockets have as good a chance as anybody to go undefeated -
They keep on winning no matter what's thrown at them, and with each week Toledo's likelihood of finishing the season unbeaten improves.

Miami made a website for FSU fans to dump their raging Internet comments into -
That's right, do your worst #FSUtwitter.

This and that...

You may have heard of the "sorority girls" who were mocked on camera for taking selfies at a baseball game. Well, the Diamondbacks offered free tickets and these young women (can we please stop calling 20-somethings "girls"?) responded in the best possible way. If a group of young men were taking selfies - would the announcers have made fun of them?

On "selfie girls" and alienating your fans - Brew Crew Ball
In case you haven't seen it, here's the video from last night's Arizona Diamondback's broadcast. I won’t begin to say that I can speak for the Arizona State sorority girls that were captured...

Selfie-taking sorority girls offer free tickets to charity - NY Daily News
A group of sorority girls shamed for taking selfies used the attention to shed light on the organization's charity.