Nebraska Football: Press Jumps on Anti-Husker Bandwagon, Fans Prep for Colorado

Andrew 'Martie' CarlsonCorrespondent INovember 24, 2010

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 17: The Nebraska Cornhuskers mascot Lil' Red performs during the game with the Pittsburgh Panthers on September 17, 2005 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Nebraska won 7-6. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Think carefully before you jump on any bandwagon that rolls through your neighborhood. Know the driver before you hop on board for the ride; it should be someone you trust.

I am referring to the Bo Pelini mini media circus perpetuated by journalists that have jumped on the anti-Nebraska bandwagon. Remember that these writers  are trying to sell papers and air time; they are often not for the best interests of the University of Nebraska. 

I will be open and honest with you, here are my beliefs on the issue. If you like them, let’s go for a ride!

  • The behavior exhibited by Bo and his brother in the Texas A&M game was an embarrassment to the University and the state.
  • They apologized and are moving on; I accepted that apology.
  • I believe that something like this will not happen again; AD Osborne is watching.
  • I won’t be so forgiving next time.
  • When is the next game? 

That said, let the spotlight shine!

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Dick Weiss of the New York Daily News wrote what I would consider a negative article about Nebraska and Bo. But what has he done lately? Does he really care about Nebraska or selling papers? 

His previous article on Nebraska was after the Texas game, when he wrote, “Nebraska coach Bo Pelini may want to place a call to Texas coach Mack Brown to inquire about the nature of fickle fans.” 

Before that was an article on the breakup of the Big 12. 

I don’t think he understands Nebraska, but that is my opinion. But he is still tweeting away about his story on Bo and the Huskers. Hop on board that bandwagon if you like, I am staying right here.

While you are at it, look at the major feeds to the AP. Specifically, the Dallas Morning News, LA and NY Times and the Washington Post. The same can be said about all of them when asked, “Do they understand and or have the best interest in mind when it comes to Nebraska?” 

I think you can see where those wagons are headed.

LSU—what are they saying? You know, the place where Bo was after he was here and before he was here. His bio is still up on their site.  A quote: "Bo Pelini, one of the most respected and innovative defensive minds in football."

I see. I think they would probably jump at the opportunity to have him back. 

Finally, just about anybody at ESPN comes to mind. I am going to be nice to ESPN because I like the coverage they give to the CWS in Omaha, but…

I have yet to see a positive article or story on air about Nebraska this week. Tell me if you find one as you leave on this bandwagon, I am staying here.

I am still here because I want to see CU ground into hamburger Friday.  Now get that grill and some beer—we have tailgating to do.