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Friday Flakes: Creighton Basketball Has Benefited From Nebrasketball’s Inadequacy

The source of the Jayskers is Nebrasketball’s inadequacy

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For those of you that do not know, a Jaysker can be seen in the wild. He/she cowers in the winter donning a blue vest to protect themselves from the cold. When spring time comes the Jaysker sheds the blue vest to show the red sub-layer beneath. Those are it’s true colors. Through evolution the Jaysker had to develop the blue vest because of their inability to cope with failure.

This is not a flushed out theory. It is merely a thought that recently trolled through my mind.

The Jaysker, in my opinion, is a result of Nebraska basketball’s historical incompetence. More importantly, the performance of Nebrasketball over the past 20 years has lead to the creation of the Jaysker. Combine that with the rise of Creighton basketball under Dana Altman.

Nebraska basketball fans in the Omaha metro area could see what was coming. They looked 50 miles to the west at “their” team and saw an absence of hope. Meanwhile Creighton upsets Florida in the NCAA tournament on a last second shot.

“Hmmm, well that looks enjoyable.”

Then Creighton continues to build. Nebrasketball continues to well...Nebrasketball.

So when one sees no hope, then they have to make a choice. “Well I can be both a Nebraska football fan and a Creighton basketball fan!”

It is a slippery slope. The slippery slope leads only to darkness from which you may never return.

After the hiring of Fred Hoiberg many have tried to climb up that slide. It did not end well for them.

For once you become a Jaysker you can never go back.


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