Colorado never belonged to the Pac-12 Conference.
Nebraska never really felt at home in the Big Ten.
All Buff and Husker want to do is go out and play football. For bragging rights instead of money. Like CU and Nebraska once, go back to the glory days of Bill McCartney and Tom Osborne.
In my dream, Buffaloes and Cornhusker are on the football field this weekend, passionate interruptions and interruptions. Play the game in Boulder. Or Lincoln. Or between two pickup trucks in the Julesburg Family Market parking lot, for crying too loud.
But in the grim reality of 2020, Folsom Field will sit alone this Saturday. The Nebraska fight song won̵7;t rock the Memorial Stadium. Why? Because Buffs and Husks will be forced to sit at home, noses pressed against glass, like the proper members of the Pac-12 and Big Ten, conferences they have no big deal in.
Husker and Buff should play, take it away. CU midfielder Nate Landman handles Luke McCaffrey, who is in line at QB, running over and taking over for Nebraska. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Coach Scott Frost and Husker are stuck in a bad marriage to the Big Ten. The coronavirus tensions only exacerbated the relationship, with the latest awkward moment revealed this week, as Nebraska attempted to recruit a Tennessee-Chattanooga to visit Lincoln to replace COVID-hit Wisconsin Badgers. in schedule, just for conference. Idea.
During this pandemic era, two neighboring countries from neighboring countries needed each other more than ever. But now, a decade after Colorado and Nebraska abandoned their tradition and suitability to pursue money carelessly, Buffs and Husker are bound very little, except for the misery of football.
Why did Nebraska and Colorado start the Big 12? Beat me. I tried to warn the Buffs that they were too bad to think about it. As far as I know, CU management feels that Boulder’s overblown property prices will only go up in a tournament where a 1,027 square foot, three-bedroom bungalow in Palo. Alto, California, is currently listed for $ 1.9 million. The Husks seem tired of beating the State of Kansas and think they can monetize the television revenue generated by the Wisconsin matches.
So how did that work for you, CU and Nebraska?
On October 1, 2011, Husker played their first match as a Big Ten member at Camp Randall Stadium, where 80,321 Wisconsin fans and I witnessed a former Rockies midfielder named Russell Wilson foolishly overcame Nebraska in a match of 48-17. It all went downhill for Nebraska football since that day, the team having only one winning season since 2015 and have not ranked in national elections since 2012.
While McCartney predicted a decade ago that joining Pac-12 would be a “Bonanza!” for Buffs, the move expelled CU football to the Nowheresville suburbs. How bad has the past decade been? Let’s put it in context. Since 2011, Buff has won 39 games. Rice Owls, none of the ideals of the pig-skinned powerhouse, won 43 times in the same time frame.
That’s right, advocates claim that the greedy Texas Longhorns refuse to share the revenue and spoil the Big 12 for both Colorado and Nebraska. Well, football shows in the godly outposts of Stillwater, Okla; Ames, Iowa; and Manhattan, Kan.; all were ranked today in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Buff, Husker and Longhorns? Nowhere to be found.
It’s almost Halloween in this messy, crazy year. Buff is yet to come on, and Husker has played a stinking game – the 52-17 match at Ohio State reminds us (once again) of a once-great show. Collapsed.
Buffs and Husker sold their soccer souls to put an end to their rivalry, raise the stakes and seek fool’s gold. Colorado and Nebraska were messed up. Great moment.
Debate if you want. But it is a losing argument. For a decade, the evidence has been on the transcript.
When CU finally kicks off this season on November 7, Buffs will face UCLA in a match where even Buffs’ new coach Karl Dorrell, who was sacked 13 years ago by Bruins, said “ has no special meaning ”. Ready for pandemic, Nebraska’s next scheduled competition is in Northwestern. Ho-hum.
No honest college football fan between Omaha and Nederland hasn’t traded those two unfortunate games to renew the hostile relationship between Buffs and Husker.
I remember Coach Mac and Dr. Tom.