Dec 4, 2010; Arlington, TX, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers mascot Herbie Husker on the field against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first quarter of the 2010 Big 12 championship game at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Penn State Football: Seven Reasons to Hate the Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nittany Lions head to Lincoln this afternoon to take on the Cornhuskers of Nebraska. I have mad respect for Nebraska and have rooted for them even more since last year’s awkward moment of silence. While I’d like to thank them for their professionalism that day, it’s a year later, and the love-fest has to take a break. Here are some logical things to consider when rooting against Nebraska today…

Taylor Martinez’s throwing motion.


It’s some combination of a 3/4 pitching release, shotput and what it looks like when a left-handed person tries to throw with his right arm. Nothing about it looks like a quarterback throwing a pass and to make it worse, his off-hand looks confused, as though it is preparing to catch the pass which appears to inevitably be traveling just a few feet.

Ndamukong Suh

Recently voted the dirtiest player in the league, Suh’s NFL career is best known for his stomp of Green Bay Packers lineman, Evan Dietrich-Smith. This strategy of picking on the weak was perfected at Nebraska, where Suh used to beat up on the likes of poor lil Colt McCoy. And what kind of name is Ndamakong?!?!

Bo Pelini played football at Ohio State and was a graduate assistant at Iowa.

Worst. Resume`. EVER.

The least impressive Heisman Trophy winner in history.

In 2001, Nebraska QB Eric Crouch won the Heisman with a touchdown to interception ratio that even Tony Romo would look down his nose at. He completed 55% of his passes for 1500 yards, 7 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In a whole season. Sure he rushed for another 1100 yards and 18 touchdowns, but who doesn’t do that???

Nebraska borders Iowa.

We ALL know about the shortcomings of “Lake Iowa.” The absurd people, lack of bathing, etc. If you think some of that hasn’t leaked across the border into Nebraska, you’re crazy. With all of those cornfields, everywhere…all over the place…it’s impossible to know where Iowa ends and Nebraska begins. Especially for geniuses like Iowans…

These guys:


Herbie Husker and Lil Red are every bit as creepy as Purdue Pete and his blow up doll…but with bibs, which makes it more likely that somebody gets killed in a John Deere accident.


Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. Despite a better offense, better strength of schedule and larger average margin of victory, the Cornhuskers edged out the undefeated Penn State Nittany Lions for the National Championship. While Nebraska didn’t technically have a vote in that, they also didn’t forfeit the trophy and title over to Penn State like good sportsmen would have. Selfish.


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