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Get To Know the CornNation Staff: Joe Canale

GTKtCNS checks in the with second of our Cobcast trio. Joe is a man of many talents, except perhaps, hair dresser. Read on to see why he is most likely CN staffer to exclaim "Say yer prayers, you long-eared varmint!"

Joe Canale

Joe was recruited as a Husker fan out of SEC territory (Joe, you promised to find that recruiting profile with your star rating...). As one of CN's resident "funny guys" Joe brings a lot of fun, not only to the Cobcast, but to the roundtable articles and staff email threads as well. Follow Joe on Twitter @weaseliscious.

How did you become a Husker fan?

Joe Canale: My family moved to Lincoln from Knoxville (go vols?) when I was 4.  I lived in Lincoln until I was 12 and my dad was a professor at UNL.

If you travelled forward in time and learned that the Huskers never win a Big Ten title or a national title ever again - would you still cheer for them?

Joe Canale:  Honestly, if I could travel forward in time, I would probably be paying more attention to what companies to invest in.  Then I would come back to the present and make savvy investments until I was a billionaire and then I would donate enough money to the Huskers to change the future.

What is your favorite Husker-related memory?

Joe Canale: Favorite Husker memory is the trouncing of Florida in the 96 Fiesta Bowl.  Frazier’s run is burned into my memory (likely because it’s been replayed endlessly).  A less happy moment that I can’t forget is the 84 Syracuse upset of #1 Nebraska.  My family had moved back to New York and we went up to the carrier dome to see the game.  Because we bought the tickets in New York we were sitting with all Syracuse fans.  They were mean and I cried.

Ranchbabe's note: How many tackles can one man break?!?

What is your most prized piece of Husker gear or memorabilia?

Joe Canale: Nothing stands out, but this question has inspired me to get a cool Husker mug or Pint glass.  That will then be my favorite item.  I look forward to Ryan Tweedy’s answer as he doesn’t own anything that ISN’T Husker related.

Do you have any "superstitions" or routines that you have to do on game day?  How or why did that particular routine/superstition evolve?

Joe Canale: Now with DVR I will record the game and switch it off when things are going poorly.  Then if something good happens I can go back and see what happened.

Among your family and friends, who is the most die-hard Husker fan? What makes you say that?

Joe Canale: it’s me or my dad,  probably me because of the Cobcast, which has me keeping tabs on the team every week.

What is something non-Husker related about you that people here at CornNation would be surprised or interested to know?

Joe Canale: I recently wrote the story (with my wife) for an upcoming episode of the new Bugs Bunny cartoon (Wabbit!).  It involves Yosemite Sam and a Rodeo.

You’re on an island with the CN Staff. Who do you kill and eat first?

Joe Canale: I’d want to get to know everyone better first.  Then I would kill and eat my least favorite. (any red sox fans would likely be killed, but I’d rather die then eat the meat of a sox fan)

What one thing about the Mike Riley regime has stuck out most to you so far?

Joe Canale:  The positivity.


ICYMI: Joe was in a coma when Pelini was fired, woke up and wondered "what happened?"

Check out some of Joe's comedy as the Completely Honest Guy.