I realize that you have no idea how patronizing you sound, but no matter. You come back on our schedule this fall, and we will continue with our SEC killing ways. Afterall, you are one and the same. Football success at all costs, cheaters. We will put you in your place, as we have the rest.
georgianhusker wrote: Great job, Cats! I hope you continue to improve; you're having great success so keep it up!
Yeah, and now we have Nebraska fans who have never come close to winning a Big Ten championship telling NU fans, who have seen multiple championships over the past few decades, how much they want us to improve.
Hey Huskerboy, how about trying not be bitch-slapped in Big Ten games by 35+ and bowl games by 14 points before you tell NU what to do! Bo Peep Pelini and the Pink Shirts have been nothing more than an embarrassment for the Big Ten so far.
We really should be 2-0 against Nebraska in B1G play. We let one get away. They will learn. They will be our new Ioa. Those chumps used to think they owned us and were awfully arrogant too. Now look at them.
Most college football fans are patronizing and arrogant and need to be put in their place then.
There is nothing surprising about our achievements this year. What is surprising is that we gave up two games that we had no business losing and probably should have won the Penn State game too. We won a bowl and beat a couple mid-tier SEC teams, but the reality is that we underachieved against our potential.
I was thinking the same thing yesterday. Subjectively, few people expected much from the Cats this year and probably view the season as a big success. Objectively, the Cats clearly underperformed and should have finished the regular season 11-1.
"Underperform" is different from "blew some games we should have won."
"Underperform" indicates comparison to some expected level of success, which most people had pegged as six to eight wins this year. In that light, I think you can say that we blew some leads, but not that we underperformed (at least according to the expectations of most fans).
While I also don't like it when other fans pat us on the head and patronize us, I also don't want our fans to turn into jerks like the despised Domers and others. Taking the high road is always the best bet.
EvanstonCat wrote: I realize that you have no idea how patronizing you sound, but no matter. You come back on our schedule this fall, and we will continue with our SEC killing ways. Afterall, you are one and the same. Football success at all costs, cheaters. We will put you in your place, as we have the rest.
I think, after reading this and other posts in this thread, you'r a very cynical and jaded fan. There are a lot of Vanderbilt fans like you... I hope you can enjoy NW's successes, on and off the field.
To everyone who won't take a compliment as an insult: congratulations on beating Vanderbilt, those SOB's from Mississippi, and for winning your bowl! I hope we meet again - perhaps in a BCS bowl somewhere?
Of course, I am very cynical and jaded when it comes to the SEC and dOSU. How could anyone not be?
I have nothing against Vanderbilt, and my original post wasn't directed at TOP from Vandy (which in retrospect I thank for the nice post), but at the patronizing Buckeye fan (who may have thought he was making a compliment but it was rather backhanded). I enjoy us playing and beating you guys and I appreciate your well wishes above and generally think you guys do it right. Vandy is an island of decency in the ocean of scum that is the SEC (scum which has infested the B1G as well, specifically in Columbus, OH). Except where you lower your academic standards for recruiting - truly a weak move and am disappointed you don't buck up and do it the Stanford and Northwestern way - and not sure if you oversign or not (if you do, then I guess I would have to re-evaluate). The one other thing besides the lowering of your academic standards that really fails to impress is your yellow bellied cowardice in taking us off your schedule so you can schedule an automatic win. I can't understand not wanting to play quality competition, but some here were happy with MSU instead of taking on TAMU or Georgia as we rightfully should have in the Capital One Bowl thinking it would be an easier road, so I guess this type of pussiness is no real crime or at least not one that some Northwestern fans weren't guilty.