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2020-08-12 1:04:41 PM  
Hey Nebraska, wanna see how you make $50 million disappear?
 
2020-08-12 1:09:53 PM  
Yet I got an email today from my Big 12 alma mater that footbaw is still on.

Greedy ingrates.
 
2020-08-12 1:12:58 PM  
Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.
 
2020-08-12 1:16:05 PM  
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2020-08-12 1:25:41 PM  
It's almost as if some people don't understand that pandemics don't last forever, and have no mid to long term planning skills.
 
2020-08-12 1:26:51 PM  

wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.


Just so long as they don't take a knee while they do it, I guess.
 
2020-08-12 1:39:52 PM  

wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.


I've said this on other threads but I don't think canceling the season is about player safety so much as it is all the morons getting covid from gathering together in homes and bars watching hundreds of football games this fall.
 
2020-08-12 1:40:21 PM  

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What the fark is COVID-19.
 
2020-08-12 1:42:09 PM  
Like 70 NFL players opted out of the season but kids on scholarships are supposed to risk killing their mom or developing a lifelong heart condition that sidelines them forever.

Maybe Nebraska and Notre Dame should just shack up in a cornfield somewhere and kill themselves while the rest of us play it safe.

Did I miss anything?
 
2020-08-12 1:45:23 PM  

JohnBigBootay: wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.

I've said this on other threads but I don't think canceling the season is about player safety so much as it is all the morons getting covid from gathering together in homes and bars watching hundreds of football games this fall.


You want to see a conference get bankrupted?

Half a dozen players get heart conditions and sue for a lifetime of pro earnings, plus punitive damages to be distributed to: 1. The other players who got hospitalized, 2. The players who killed a parent with COVID, 3. The cities housing the teams where they caroused around town and spiked the disease load.
 
2020-08-12 1:46:21 PM  
Oh no....whatever will the Badgers do not kicking the shiat out the Huskers yearly. I guess we can add a different team that makes more sense like Mizzou, Iowa St., ND, Cincinnati. If you corn sucking plague rats want to go hang with Big XII or SEC have fun. We will keep your Big Ten Network money to prop us up for a year.
 
2020-08-12 1:53:18 PM  
The release included everyone from the chancellor to the coach and said Nebraska "[hopes] it may be possible for our student-athletes to have the opportunity to compete."

Players don't really give a shiat about the opportunity to compete at Nebraska.  They want the opportunity to compete in the NFL and make actual money.

A single season being cancelled (and just postponed at this point) is a minor setback to that goal.  The guys who are bonafide pros have been identified as such after their sophomore year.  Everyone else on the fence can break through in camp and on practice squads.

This isn't remotely for the "student"-athletes who will be threatened with the loss of scholarship if they refuse to play for Nebraska.  They'd all transfer to Alabama in a heartbeat if they had the chance.
 
2020-08-12 2:00:20 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Like 70 NFL players opted out of the season but kids on scholarships are supposed to risk killing their mom or developing a lifelong heart condition that sidelines them forever.

Maybe Nebraska and Notre Dame should just shack up in a cornfield somewhere and kill themselves while the rest of us play it safe.

Did I miss anything?


To be fair, that's your advice for Norte Dame every season.
 
2020-08-12 2:04:19 PM  

Iamos: thealgorerhythm: Like 70 NFL players opted out of the season but kids on scholarships are supposed to risk killing their mom or developing a lifelong heart condition that sidelines them forever.

Maybe Nebraska and Notre Dame should just shack up in a cornfield somewhere and kill themselves while the rest of us play it safe.

Did I miss anything?

To be fair, that's your advice for Norte Dame every season.


Nebraska's program is way too old for Notre Dame to be interested in that.
 
2020-08-12 2:25:05 PM  
If the cornhuskers want to go rouge there is more than a few other schools that would gladly take their place in the Big 10. Bowling Green State University Football is the first that came to mind and know there is others.
 
2020-08-12 2:29:36 PM  
I used to be a pretty die hard Husker fan.  That has been waning for years because other Husker fans are so insufferable.  After the last week or so I'm questioning if I even care anymore.  The last tie I really feel to a team I've been watching for the last four decades is a hoodie that is really comfortable.
 
2020-08-12 2:32:29 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Like 70 NFL players opted out of the season but kids on scholarships are supposed to risk killing their mom or developing a lifelong heart condition that sidelines them forever.

Maybe Nebraska and Notre Dame should just shack up in a cornfield somewhere and kill themselves while the rest of us play it safe.

Did I miss anything?


That'll be the surprise here: Any student-athlete that gets the virus due to unsafe conditions in the program and they'll never have a chance at the pros? Lawsuit.
 
2020-08-12 2:36:42 PM  
Nebraska is 65-50 since joining the Big10 and 2-4 in bowl games. I wonder if they still blame the University of Texas for their mediocrity...
 
2020-08-12 2:42:01 PM  
I can also see their lawyers hard at work writing up some agreement that states the players can't play unless they sign away any right to a lawsuit due to unsafe conditions that leads to getting the 'rona.

The boosters/administrators would be that scummy to pull that off.
 
2020-08-12 2:44:04 PM  

wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.


Based on their age, the odds of any of those players actually dying from COVID, even if they caught it, is less than .05%, and that's not even factoring in their improved health and access to health care.  You're better off arguing for the welfare of the coaches.
 
2020-08-12 2:45:59 PM  
2 thoughts

1-The Big 12 won't take NU back.  They were one of the teams who almost caused the conference to fold a decade ago...and teams remember.  Especially Texas and Oklahoma, who control the league with money.

2-Is this warming also for other Big 10 teams who have been vocal about playing?  Such as THE Ohio State?
 
2020-08-12 2:47:05 PM  

Rwa2play: I can also see their lawyers hard at work writing up some agreement that states the players can't play unless they sign away any right to a lawsuit due to unsafe conditions that leads to getting the 'rona.

The boosters/administrators would be that scummy to pull that off.


I'm frankly shocked we haven't heard of any schools doing that yet.  It sounds like the most Florida State idea ever.
 
2020-08-12 2:47:54 PM  

Big Merl: I used to be a pretty die hard Husker fan.  That has been waning for years because other Husker fans are so insufferable.  After the last week or so I'm questioning if I even care anymore.  The last tie I really feel to a team I've been watching for the last four decades is a hoodie that is really comfortable.


die hard husker fan takes on a whole new meaning here.
 
2020-08-12 2:48:44 PM  

FLMountainMan: wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.

Based on their age, the odds of any of those players actually dying from COVID, even if they caught it, is less than .05%, and that's not even factoring in their improved health and access to health care.  You're better off arguing for the welfare of the coaches.


And what about a five-star recruit's potential NFL future?

Whatever you want to think about that, it's a double-edged sword.  Sure you might say, "Don't care. They played for the school I support".  It also means to every other potential recruit (not to mention families, HS coaches and anybody aligned to said student/athlete) for the next 10 years that you only care about winning. not their well-being.

If you don't think a rival is going to look at that and use that to their advantage during recruiting well...enjoy having your school demoting it's program to the FCS.
 
2020-08-12 2:55:50 PM  

tdyak: Big Merl: I used to be a pretty die hard Husker fan.  That has been waning for years because other Husker fans are so insufferable.  After the last week or so I'm questioning if I even care anymore.  The last tie I really feel to a team I've been watching for the last four decades is a hoodie that is really comfortable.

die hard husker fan takes on a whole new meaning here.


There are two things in Nebraska:  corn and Cornhuskers.  If you take away the Cornhuskers, then what's left?  Not defending them or anything, but pointing out how desperate they are.
 
2020-08-12 2:58:42 PM  

tdyak: Big Merl: I used to be a pretty die hard Husker fan.  That has been waning for years because other Husker fans are so insufferable.  After the last week or so I'm questioning if I even care anymore.  The last tie I really feel to a team I've been watching for the last four decades is a hoodie that is really comfortable.

die hard husker fan takes on a whole new meaning here.


No doubt.  They out here talking about packing 90,000 people into Memorial Stadium and keeping the streak alive.  I don't think a single one of them has realized that if there are no game the streak stays alive by default.  That and having boosters by unsold tickets that never get used is a pretty pathetic way to maintain that streak anyways. 

But I guess dying for your team is the honorable thing to do in my home state.  So glad I left it.
 
2020-08-12 3:05:45 PM  

Rwa2play: FLMountainMan: wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.

Based on their age, the odds of any of those players actually dying from COVID, even if they caught it, is less than .05%, and that's not even factoring in their improved health and access to health care.  You're better off arguing for the welfare of the coaches.

And what about a five-star recruit's potential NFL future?


He can always fall-back on his BA in Comm.  It was a free education at Nebraska!
 
2020-08-12 3:09:50 PM  
Nebraska, where the 'N' on the helmet is for nowledge and they want to prove it by throwing away their affiliation with the CIC and its billions per year in academic grants in order to earn a few million on the football field

/seriously, if this isn't the tail wagging the dog, I don't know what is. The fact the University President and Chancellor signed off on this should cause all of their faculty to run away as quickly as possible.
//99% this is for show so they can tell their fans they tried
///but if the 1% chance it's real hits, they better not let the door hit them on their way out.
 
2020-08-12 3:17:46 PM  

eurotrader: If the cornhuskers want to go rouge there is more than a few other schools that would gladly take their place in the Big 10. Bowling Green State University Football is the first that came to mind and know there is others.


If they joines the B1G then we would see a Bowling Green Massacre every Saturday.
 
2020-08-12 3:28:15 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: eurotrader: If the cornhuskers want to go rouge there is more than a few other schools that would gladly take their place in the Big 10. Bowling Green State University Football is the first that came to mind and know there is others.

If they joines the B1G then we would see a Bowling Green Massacre every Saturday.


Purdue and Illinois should be given a chance to win A game during a season and Bowling Green could do that.
 
2020-08-12 6:10:13 PM  

FLMountainMan: wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.

Based on their age, the odds of any of those players actually dying from COVID, even if they caught it, is less than .05%, and that's not even factoring in their improved health and access to health care.  You're better off arguing for the welfare of the coaches.


Funny, I hear the same logic from my die hard SEC friend. Whatever rationalization you need to tell yourself.
 
2020-08-12 6:10:38 PM  
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2020-08-12 6:26:48 PM  
Penn State and Michigan State get all rapey and sure no prob stay in the Big 10.  What you want to play football without us?  Banish them!
 
2020-08-13 3:19:22 AM  

thealgorerhythm: Like 70 NFL players opted out of the season but kids on scholarships are supposed to risk killing their mom or developing a lifelong heart condition that sidelines them forever.

Maybe Nebraska and Notre Dame should just shack up in a cornfield somewhere and kill themselves while the rest of us play it safe.

Did I miss anything?


Probably cancelling the college season is also the responsible thing to do, but your comment doesn't make sense to me. If NFL players can opt out of a season, why can't college players opt out?  They're not actually being forced to play.
 
2020-08-13 3:21:33 AM  

i_dig_chicks: Penn State and Michigan State get all rapey and sure no prob stay in the Big 10.  What you want to play football without us?  Banish them!


The obvious point is that it's still all about money. Making money without the conference == big no no.
Hiding decades of sexual abuse -- not necessarily a hit to the wallet.
 
2020-08-13 6:35:33 AM  
Am I the only one who thinks a group of educational institutions should be able to count higher than 10?
 
2020-08-13 8:13:41 AM  
Good, Nebraska should be in the Big 8, where they belong.
 
2020-08-13 8:16:47 AM  

eurotrader: The Googles Do Nothing: eurotrader: If the cornhuskers want to go rouge there is more than a few other schools that would gladly take their place in the Big 10. Bowling Green State University Football is the first that came to mind and know there is others.

If they joines the B1G then we would see a Bowling Green Massacre every Saturday.

Purdue and Illinois should be given a chance to win A game during a season and Bowling Green could do that.


Purdue has beat Nubraskuh the last two years.
 
2020-08-13 10:38:36 AM  

Cajnik: FLMountainMan: wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.

Based on their age, the odds of any of those players actually dying from COVID, even if they caught it, is less than .05%, and that's not even factoring in their improved health and access to health care.  You're better off arguing for the welfare of the coaches.

Funny, I hear the same logic from my die hard SEC friend. Whatever rationalization you need to tell yourself.


Well, it's data and science.  Have you actually looked at the death rate for even the 18-24 demographic that actually bother to get tested?

Again, if I were a coach, I wouldn't get near it.  The players are more likely to die binge drinking than from COVID.
 
2020-08-13 10:48:25 AM  

FLMountainMan: Cajnik: FLMountainMan: wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.

Based on their age, the odds of any of those players actually dying from COVID, even if they caught it, is less than .05%, and that's not even factoring in their improved health and access to health care.  You're better off arguing for the welfare of the coaches.

Funny, I hear the same logic from my die hard SEC friend. Whatever rationalization you need to tell yourself.

Well, it's data and science.  Have you actually looked at the death rate for even the 18-24 demographic that actually bother to get tested?

Again, if I were a coach, I wouldn't get near it.  The players are more likely to die binge drinking than from COVID.


What's the average age of MLB and NBA players that have contracted it?

I'll bet it's not a whole lot higher than the range you set. And a good many fit right in it.
 
2020-08-13 4:25:33 PM  

Farkin_Crazy: FLMountainMan: Cajnik: FLMountainMan: wwwade: Nebraska Cornhuskers dedicate first game of the 2021 season to the players who died in 2020.

Based on their age, the odds of any of those players actually dying from COVID, even if they caught it, is less than .05%, and that's not even factoring in their improved health and access to health care.  You're better off arguing for the welfare of the coaches.

Funny, I hear the same logic from my die hard SEC friend. Whatever rationalization you need to tell yourself.

Well, it's data and science.  Have you actually looked at the death rate for even the 18-24 demographic that actually bother to get tested?

Again, if I were a coach, I wouldn't get near it.  The players are more likely to die binge drinking than from COVID.

What's the average age of MLB and NBA players that have contracted it?

I'll bet it's not a whole lot higher than the range you set. And a good many fit right in it.


What's your point?  How many of those MLB and NBA players have died from it?  I'm not arguing that they can't catch it.   Sweet jesus.
 
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