Well, it’s safe to say things did not go as planned for the Huskers against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
With the blowout loss against the Badgers still stinging, this week’s stop on the Get Pummeled by the Upper Midwest Tour was such a foregone conclusion that it really wasn’t shocking that Minnesota went home with the Bits of Broken Chair Trophy.
Pitchforks have been sharpened and the tar is starting to bubble in Lincoln. If the Huskers can’t get a win against Iowa on Friday, look for Bo Pelini and company not to be allowed to cross the border back into Nebraska.
If Pelini does go, be it by force or he decides he’s had enough of the “classiest fans in college football” and chooses to peace out, we’d just love to be there when the latest savior of Husker Nation arrives. “Quick, hide the pitchforks! The new guy is here and we gotta act nice… until he loses.”
By this point in your post-Husker loss coping cycle you’re probably in no mood to re-hash Saturday, unless of course you’re an avid contributor to the Huskermax forums where there’s no such thing as beating a dead horse too much.
Seriously, a horse could die, be cremated, have its ashes sprinkled among the seven seas and the average forum poster could find away to bring it back to life just so it could be beaten to death all over again.
So on that note, we’ll just leave you with a few observations.
This was the first text message I received on Saturday.
This is what being a Husker fan is all about. Getting up butt ass early on a Saturday so you can meet up with your buddies for a few hours, cheer on your favorite team, and have a few laughs, no matter the outcome.
Our official Californians for Nebraska watch site that averages around 50 – 75 Husker fans (big games are often standing room only) was down to 14 for Minnesota. Yes, a 9am game on ESPN the weekend before Thanksgiving was a factor but it’s safe to say many fans have called it a season.
A couple notes about the game-
Yes, DPE’s untimely fumbles sucked but what was he doing during Kenny Bell’s only reception of the game?
Does anybody know the condition of this gentleman? Is he OK? Did he survive the game?
Compared to last week, the Monday morning mood on Twitter is not so much rage filled as it is business like. When we started writing this post this morning this is what the #Huskers chatter looked like in real-time. Yes, we know it is now outdated thanks to the speed of Twitter but please forgive us, we had to do some urgent work regarding a little movie known as Star Wars Episode VII. (That big news that came out today? We knew all about it last week.)
Bottom line: the #Huskers do not win games that matter under Bo Pelini. That could be a slight issue in hunting a championship.
— Greg Smith (@GregSmithHV) November 24, 2014
So Greg, are you saying every game doesn’t matter? What if the Huskers only lost games that “didn’t” matter? Wouldn’t that suddenly make games that previously matter, matter? What if C-A-T really spelled dog?
— Jake Harney (@jay_kearney) November 24, 2014
#Huskers Two things sure in life. Death and Taxes. Add a third. John Papuchis will not replace Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense!
— Murray Krambeer (@kramngolf) November 24, 2014
Safe to say John Papuchis won't be up to replace Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense #Huskers
— J2thaIzzo (@J2thaIzzo13) November 24, 2014
Gotta give Jeffrey the edge over Murray on this one. Number one rule of joke writing- get to the punchline in as few words as possible.
So does 8 Wins become the new standard if/when we lose to Iowa? #Huskers
— LetsGetFrosty (@NCTweetin) November 24, 2014
And one bonus burn from last night…
— Matt Harris (@mjhrrs) November 24, 2014
DO YOU SEE WHAT YOU’VE DONE, PELINI? CELL PHONE BACKGROUNDS ARE CHANGING BECAUSE OF YOU.
(If you’re keeping score at home, the background on our phone is the pride of all Nebraska, the hallowed McRib.)