clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cobs of the Week: Sooner/Soccer Fan, Jim Harbaugh, Nebraska Defense and Louisville

NCAA Football: Michigan at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

As the season winds down, the schedule starts lightening up and the quantity of suckage inevitable starts to drop. But the depths of the suckage only increases. You knew one of this week’s candidate by Friday all too well, but Saturday brought us some even more egregious examples of the worst in college football.

Oklahoma Soccer Fan

Starting with "The So-Called Game" between the Weasels and Bucknuts. Oh, it was a game that led up to the hype, going into double overtime. But one Sooner fan wasn’t interested.

I had to Google what the hell Tottenham and Chelsea were: two British soccer teams. Ever notice how soccer fans keep deluding themselves that Americans are just dying to embrace the European version of "futbol"?

Of course, if I were a Sooner fan this season, I’d be looking for alternatives.

Jim Harbaugh

If you thought Bo Pelini was a hothead on the sideline, then let me introduce you to Jim Harbaugh. In the third quarter, Michigan was called for offsides, but Harbaugh thought Ohio State should have been flagged for a false start. (Replays showed that the officials were right and Harbaugh was wrong.) Harbaugh went berzerk.

Harbaugh was flagged another 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, and then had to figure out who sabotaged his headphones.

After the game, Harbaugh lit up the referees, arguing that J.T. Barrett was short of the first down line. (Michigan fans eventually admitted that Barrett probably did indeed get the first down.)

Harbaugh ended up being fined $10,000 for his actions.

Nebraska Blackshirts

We all know what Iowa did to the Huskers. Things like this:

I haven’t seen a parting of the Red Sea like that since Thanksgiving weekend 2001. Yes, the offense wasn’t good either, but quarterback injuries are a viable excuse.


The other Lamar Jackson had a chance to win the game...until he fumbled at the Kentucky 10 yard line, setting up the Wildcats game winning field goal with 17 seconds left. It was the SEC’s best performance on a day when South Carolina got drilled and woeful Missouri and Vanderbilt pulled off upsets.