that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|2 weeks 19 hours ago||What's wrong with lots of bowl games? Nothing||
I wouldn't care if all the teams played postseason, its a CFB game. Like the early season non conference schedule, it's fun to watch your team play against a school or conference you normally wouldn't be matched up against. I watch the games I find entertaining, skip the others, whether early or postseason.
I don't buy that they're "meaningless" exhibitions. Most early season games are gimmies. Sure, your team can get upset, but big upsets are rare. At least the bowl games tend to have some interesting matchups.
And how is a major bowl any more "meaningful" than the toilet bowl? Either way, your team's not playing for a NC.
Do I get more revved up when my Huskers are playing for a conference title or major bowl game? Sure, but I wanted them to beat Southern Cal last in last year's bowlgame.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Nebraska will never settle for less than||
competing regularly for Conference and National titles. Why should we? 9 win seasons are OK, and expected. Our history says so. It's basically the bare minimum.
I'm glad that our AD has had the balls TWICE recently to reject anything less. UM won't, and shouldn't either, right? That's how you sustain being winingest all time, etc.....not accepting only "good" seasons.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Coach Pelini ranks #8 among active coaches for wins||
but AD Eichorst says what mattered was performance against best teams, and he had enough time to get the job done
|19 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think Craig Bohl would be considered||
he was run out of town as DC under coach Solich's regime.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||The difference:||
No championships....that's what did him in.
And despite what a few posters here say, regularly winning championships is a very realistic expectation at Nebraska. Coach Pelini had 7 years, that's pretty fair I think. He came close a few times but the ball didn't bounce his way.
Very interesting that some here would like him considered at UM. Personally, I think he's better suited for the pro game at some level.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||As a Nebraska fan||
I'm grateful to coach Pelini for pulling us up from the coach Callahan debacle. He took us to 3 conference championship games and only a few other coaches won at least 9 games every year like he did in his seven years. He ran a clean program, high grad rate, minimal off-field issues, his players liked him and never quit on him (see this week's Iowa game).
Bottem line, despite all that, no championships over a certain amount of time doesn't cut it at Nebraska, or at Michigan, and never will. It's not easy, though, finding a coach who can meet our expectations and standard, as we've both seen. This will be our 4th attempt and your 3rd.
Good luck on your search and next season, Go Big Red!
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Why do you say they're the||
Why do you say they're the best?
never did figure out how this whole all SEC is the best started...not denying it, just never heard all the details?
Most NC game teams....yes.....best across the board????
|27 weeks 1 day ago||To be fair and put into perspective,||
Bo didn't bring this topic up or start complaining about itafter the game. His comments were in response to a question raised specifically about the hand clapping, apparently one of the press noticed the MSU defense clapping and asked Bo about it.
That being said, nobody on the Nebraska side thinks the game was won or lost on this. Sparty was the better team that night.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||As a rival fan||
I've always considered myself a guest here and try to mind my manners. Really, the main reason I visit and comment is that I respect the Michigan program and find the level of discourse on this board much more worthwhile than most "fan" boards.
I try to give a little non-UM perspective that is hopefully interesting and different, somehow I've managed to accumulated 1000 points, so I guess I've done OK. I've always (well, most always) been treated with courtesy by Michigan fans here.
Sorry to see we don't play you regularly anymore, maybe that will change with next B1G reshuffle.
Good luck with your season, and keep some perspective on wins, losses, coaches, etc.......it's early in the season and CFB teams can change a lot as the season goes on.
Go Big Red!
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Good sportsmanship displayed by you guys||
I expected no less.
We haven't even gone to full pads yet.......2 guys in 48 hours plus a suspension.....Shhhheeeeesh.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Though some NU fans don't like him,||
all his players really love and respect Bo, as far as everything I've ever read or heard.
Now if we could just break that 9-10 win season streak.....Go Big Red!
Kinda funny how Pelini is becoming an object of minor mgoblog fascination. Guess it shows a certain level of acceptance of Nebraska being in the B1G.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Good to see||
we've reached a point in the B1G where we're teased and mocked by Michigan fans. Well, it was a quality mock so that's something.
|40 weeks 21 hours ago||And the most "memorably" named bowls||
who can ever forget the Poulan Weed-Eater Bowl, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, GoDaddy.com Bowl, or Little Caesars Pizza Bowl?
I always liked the Fight Hunger Bowl though.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Brutal day, but very entertaining||
Sorry Froome went down, and who'd have thought the Shark would thrive on the cobbles? Team Astana rode a fantastic race, it really shows you how important the team aspect of the race is in the TDF.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||tomorrow's stage 5 on the cobblestones||
should be the most entertaining stage until the mountains begin in stage 10. Terpstra and Cancellera should be the favorites. Nobody will win the tour tomorrow, but one of the favorites could lose it. Sorta like watching a NASCAR race, the interest is in who might crash. Seriously, this stage is a severe test of strength and bike handling skills.
|41 weeks 15 hours ago||The article's point is, the East is the eyeball/media division||
and its good teams and traditional powers will get the most consistent attention, good season or bad.
Let's face it, the new B1G is now an eastern/east coast oriented conference in many ways. The majority of schools are in the Eastern time zone. The eastern division is by far the most populated. All the major media is there. Men's BB tourney moved there. The B1G's even set up shop there. I don't see any of this as temporary. And with the new scheduling, the 2 divisions are almost like separate conferences in football. The West....meh, unless Nebraska or Wisconsin have a good season.
On another point, I think many of you are too harsh about MSU and their place as part of the strength of the East. Their WP is 25th all-time among all D1 programs. Their WP since joining the B1G is 32nd among all D1. They've won more games than Florida St or Miami. That's pretty consistent.
Happy 4th to all!
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Great comments,||
you're spot on and perfectly covered every aspect of this tired argument.
These sort of threads and discussion are what separates Mgoblog from most other fansites and keeps me, a rival fan, visiting regularly.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Bundling, Unbundling.....changes nothing||
The "good stuff" is expensive to produce if its original content, or expensive to present if it's popular big time sports. And they know people will pay top prices for it.
Sports fans are getting a fairly good deal with the status quo, as most cable systems make non- fans subsidize sports programming, aka the Rutgers and Maryland business case.
Game of Thrones/Sopranos type content will never be cheap, whether you buy it by the episode or bundle it into a package, because its quality programming that everyone wants to see and can demand a premium price.
So pick your poison. Pay a lot for a packakge or pay a lot per show. Either way, you'll pay. Or you can save money and get Iron Chef and white trash reality shows real cheap.
You can also bundle/unbundle a restaurant meal - pay for a dinner that includes sides, buy ala carte, or prix fixe. But a good meal will cost you a lot anyway you buy it.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Ah yes, the eternal "Is 9-4 acceptable at our program?" question||
Well, 9-4 every year won't win many conference titles and no NC's, but it's a 69% winning record. Michigan is 73% all-time and Nebraska is 70%, so its hard to say its unacceptable or even below the standard.
This is discussed all the time on Nebraska boards, with fans pretty split. Guess it depends on how much you value consistency over titles. We Husker fans certainly feel like a few titles are overdue, but we've seen droughts in the past and have been in several conferance championship games in our "down" period.
Personally, I'll take 9-4 every year as the standard and titles when we get them without falling on my sword....as long as its not too long in between. GBR!
|1 year 5 days ago||Bo Pelini came out of the tunnel walk||
with Bo Pelini's Cat
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Weird factoid...strange days||
0 teams from Illinois or Indiana, 2 teams from Nebraska…….wouldn’t have ever predicted that!!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Well, we're kinda more of a||
football school you see
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Nebrasketball||
has never won a NCCA tourney game. Ever.
Yes, a tourney bid would be a big deal.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Thanks for the shout out...I'm here for||
No Sit Sunday
|1 year 5 weeks ago||As a Nebraska fan, I'm fine with it||
What do we have, the 3rd best record in conference play since joining? And playing the hardest schedule, plus transitioning to a new conference.
Played for a B1G title once, contended for the division all three years, have scoreboard or split against eveyone except Wisconsin. And played for and barely lost 2 conference titles before joining the B1G.
Would we prefer 11, 12, 13 win seasons, BCS bowls and national championships? Sure. But only a handfull of other programs in all of CFB have strung together at least 9 wins as long as Bo has. When 9 win seasons are your program's "down" period, that's how you end up as one of the all-time winningest programs.
All after our own disasterous RichRod period with Bill Callahan. It's not easy finding another Tom Osborne or Bo Schembechler. Therein lies the problem - one UM fans have struggled with as well since the Bo S era.
I know there is a split in both the Husker and Wolverine fanbase over whether this is "good enough" and "up to XXXX's standards", but I'm cool with it.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I think most of us Husker fans are expecting a loss in AA||
Both teams are pretty evenly matched, you are very tough at home, and as I mentioned on another thread, half our starting offense is out with injuries, including Martinez, all-American lineman Spencer Long, and all-B1G receiver Kenny Bell.
Our D is talented but very young, so inconsistent. Getting better. One thing they've done well is get turnovers, so we're looking to get some more against DG.
Though you deserve to be favored, Nebraska has a lot to play for. For some reason we've had State's number and we play them at home. So a sweep of the Michigans would likely mean the Legends title for us.
Funny how similar the negativity, "can't settle for mediocrity" and "fire the coach" thinking on this blog mirrors Nebraska forums. I happen to think it's overblown as far as Pelini.
Anyway, may the best team win, next time we meet might be in a B1G title game.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Huskers have 6 1st string Offense players out with injuries,||
including Taylor Martinez and all-American lineman Spencer Long and all-B1G receiver Kenny Bell. Taylor has injuries to foot, shoulder, and hip and has been playing hurt since the opener, so we've using our 2nd and 3rd string QB's most of the season. No excuses, that's football, but all in all, 6-2's not bad.
Our D is very talented but very young, so inconsistent. Getting better. One thing they've done well is get turnovers, so hopefully that continues against DG.
Yes, most Nebraska fans expect a loss in AA ( and did in preseason even when handicapping at full strength), but the team is still playing to win the division and Michigan we know won't lay down because they're Michigan. Should be an exciting game, wish I could attend.
Also, appreciate the sportsmanship on this thread about Martinez being out, I expected no less from Michigan fans.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||As a rival fan, I can only say||
he was fantastic and fun to watch. Wow!
We'll have to shut him down somehow on 11/9
|1 year 25 weeks ago||You nailed it||
but I also presume to think UM fans hearts are with the D as well.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Bring it on,||
always fun competing against you guys.