Things got off to a rocky start for the Huskers to begin the second half against Iowa.
First, Bo Pelini struggled to unwrap a piece of gum.
Then, there was the Butt Punt.
Then, Husker Nation was immediately all like-
Of course Omaha World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain was quick on the draw with a below the belt tweet while the Huskers were at their arguably lowest point of the season.
Touchdown by an all-B1G-caliber rural Nebraska native whom Bo Pelini didn't offer a scholarship. Fitting.
— Dirk Chatelain (@dirkchatelain) November 28, 2014
Too bad the character limitations of Twitter didn’t allow Omaha World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain to more accurately describe what happened on the Butt Punt, which is A Nebraska native scored a touchdown thanks to standing in the right place at the right time when a fellow Nebraska native rocketed a punt off the helmet of his teammate.
(And on a note Omaha World-Herald staff writer Dirk Chatelain would ever bring up, a Nebraska native on the Huskers’ defensive line is currently enjoying the season on his life.)
We’ll have more on the selective accuracy issues of Omaha World-Herald Dirk Chatelain later this week but until then, we’re going back to the Butt Punt.
Despite what Matt Millen said, the Butt Punt wasn’t a Butt Punt at all.
Butt Punt was a Back-Of-The-Head-Punt.
Wonder what Zach Hannon was thinking when a Thunder Leg special plunked the back of his head?
Here’s another angle.
If you look close, you can see Sam Foltz’ soul leaving his body as he is chokeslammed to the turf.
And not to be dicks but we hate to see the fruits of late night drunken GIF making go to waste so here’s one more.
Don’t forget, Thunder Leg was the one who forced the Iowa fumble in the first quarter so cut the dude a break. Even with the Butt Punt his highlight to blooper ratio is off the charts.
So, about the game that Husker Nation either loved or hated depending on whether or not you like your team more than whoever is coaching it.
This is what we said in our preview.
Ideal Scenario: The Huskers summon whatever pride they may have left and show Iowa who’s the boss for the third time in four years. On the flip side, if the game gets ugly for the Huskers, may it be the meltdown to end all meltdowns.
If there was ever a moment to set the stage for the meltdown to end all meltdowns, it was a touchdown scored off a Butt Punt to give Iowa a 17 point lead.
Did the Huskers wilt under the embarrassment and pressure?
Tim Beck flipped to the dogeared YOLO section his playbook and Huskers young and old stepped up on both sides of the ball to will their team to victory. It was a total team win that sent nine Husker fans into as much of a frenzy that could be mustered in an empty bar on Sunset Blvd the morning after Thanksgiving.
Before you mock our low turnout, the level of Husker fandom present was probably higher than most watch sites. Along with one mediocre blogger, there were not one but two champion podcasters. (Subscribe here and here.) Plus, Ryan from the Cobcast made that little film Through These Gates which would make an excellent holiday gift for any Husker fan ; )
So what’s next for Pelini and company? Who really knows? Half the internet says the guy is already fired. The other half says there’s no way you can fire a coach with his record.
Then there’s a tiny sliver of the internet (possibly confined to just this little corner) that almost wishes Bo would hit eject and peace out to greener pastures on his own accord. Imagine the reaction from the Boleavers if he set up shop at Florida and promptly took the Gators to the top of the SEC.
The guy certainly has his pros and cons. Do we love him? Nope. Do we hate him? Nope. We’ve never met the him so that’s about all the opinion we can have. But we would shake his hand, offer to buy him a beer and remind that not every Husker fan is an internet Athletic Director.
Whatever happens with this Huskers team over the next few weeks remember, the reason why you’re a fan is because of the team- not just a single individual.