Today marks the official beginning to the Big Ten’s run at 12 teams, as we add the Nebraska Cornhuskers into the fold. Clearly fans of self-depreciation, the guys at Big Red Network asked the Penn State (among other Big Ten members) blogosphere to shower them with praise as we usher them into the conference.
As an added bonus, the members of Linebacker-U.com have gone out of their way to extend an extra-special Hello, Jerry to the Cornhuskers. Join us, won’t you, in welcoming our new most hated rivals!
I’m going to be the boring one here. For Penn State fans, there is hardly a better choice for the newest member of Big Ten football than Big Red. Though both teams have only faced off on the field 13 times, the intense rivalry between Penn State and Nebraska runs much deeper than simply 52 quarters of football. These two programs participated in what could be considered one of the biggest watershed moments in college football history, yet never played a down of football on the same field in the process. Yup, it’s 2011, and Nittany Lions fans are still seething about 1994. Just as Huskers fans are quick to scream back “1982!” But that’s why this series has been a special one, and will continue to be special for years to come.
Dear Nebraska:It’s good to have a new basement buddy in basketball…Too bad we’re going to be leaving it soon enough.Xoxo,
Supposedly you got robbed nearly 30 years ago. Well, I’m not that old. Sorry, I’m not sorry. And what Tim said.
Nebraska is nice.
Welcome to our conference, friend.
Avoid the clap, though.
Here’s a little visiting tip when you come to State College: our corn is harvested by people that are afraid of electricity and indoor plumbing. Plan accordingly.
Hey Nebraska, welcome to the Big Ten. I’m pretty jazzed about you guys coming aboard, and don’t really have anything negative to say. However, can someone please explain the reasoning behind creating this… this abomination.