Every fall I’ve been saying this, but I love college football, and I love watching Nebraska play. Though this year was supposed to be different – it was supposed to be the year of Callahan. He’s got his recruits, he’s got them knowing the West Coast plays. There was tangible excitement in the air.
It’s said that the city of Omaha goes into a deep funk immediately after Nebraska loses a game. They won last week against Ball State by one point, and you can feel the gloom hanging over everyone’s head. Christian and I were in Lincoln last weekend just dumbfounded (and fat – we had a lot to eat, like, every quarter); he’s got a good post about what’s wrong with Nebraska football right now. And it is wrong. Sure it was a win, but how come it feels like the better team lost?
And that is Nebraska fans in a nutshell really – the booing last week was not at Ball State, but at the Blackshirt defense. We were upset at our own team. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a game where the opposing team or their fans were treated bad (except possibly Colorado fans – they’re just mean).
Then we’ve got this whole Rosenblatt thing going on. I got Kevin Costner (aka God of Baseball Films) saying we should keep the College World Series at Rosenblatt, and I remember all the good times I had there growing up and watching games. But then again, 20 more years of guaranteed CWS action for a new stadium?
This has been a tough week for college sports fans in Nebraska…
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