Welcome to the first installment of Monday Rage for 2015.
We wish we didn’t have to pull this feature out at all this season but as we did more than a few times last year, every Monday we’ll provide a snapshot into the mood and ever so fragile psyche of Husker Nation on the off chance they lose a game. (Note: BYU was such an aberration, it did not deserve the Monday Rage treatment.)
Thanks to Twitter, conducting this research is all too easy. Our only ground rule is only the freshest tweets will be highlighted, there’s no dipping back into Sunday when the wounds of a Husker loss were still fresh. Nope, we want fans to have time for things to cool off and scab over.
Before we dive in, we’d like to introduce a new feature we’re calling Mike Riley’s Balloon Watch.
This is Mike Riley and his balloon at the start of the season.
This is Mike Riley and his balloon following the Miami game.
Will Mike’s balloon be back to full strength following the Southern Miss game? Let’s hope so. Our Photoshop skills are extremely marginal at best.
ON WITH THE TWEETS!
I'm a #Huskers fan till the end…I can't speak on these fake, knee-jerk reaction, fast food football irrational fans. See y'all Sat. #GBR
— Dell Richmond (@DelltheDude) September 21, 2015
Look at that positivity. Way to kick things off on the right note, @DellthDude.
Wow ! Fire Riley after 3 games?!? What Nonsense . B😡 got 7yrs bruh . I with you . I back my #Huskers 100% regardless https://t.co/1sWpHX8yEm
— Redd (@aka_SmoothRedd) September 21, 2015
Brilliant use of the rage emoji to spell Bo. WHY HAVEN’T WE SEEN THIS UNTIL NOW?
Miami had 8 red zone trips. Just 2 TDs. … #Huskers now rank T-7th nationally in opponent red zone TD rate (28.6 percent)
— Jon Nyatawa (@JonNyatawa) September 21, 2015
Apparently it doesn’t count as a “red zone trip” if you catch the ball outside of the red zone and truck on through it for a touchdown.
@damonbenning @GarySharp1620 not sure if it's patience or being "used" to the losses, but I am OKAY with the team at this point?? #Huskers
— Paul (@PCat1010) September 21, 2015
Why turn to your therapist for life’s important questions when you can tweet a couple dudes with a sports talk show?
Here's to hoping @KevinOnCFB's prediction is right. He has the #Huskers starting out 1-2 but winning out.
— Patrick Shannon (@_PatrickShannon) September 21, 2015
We like Kevin’s style.
LOL at fans suggesting we're apathetic. Yes. We're just going through the motions, obsessively clicking links with #huskers attached.
— Don't Let Them Win. (@SaltCreekBrews) September 21, 2015
Nailed it. And thank you dear reader(s) for clicking on this story.
Overall, we’d that that the psyche of Husker Nation is holding strong at the moment. We’ll see how it does as the season progresses or (heaven forbid) regresses.