It's fall camp time in Lincoln.
It's a Friday.
And I was in one of my deep thinking moods this morning.
There's plenty of questions to be answered surrounding this year's Nebraska team, and what the finished product will look like on the field, but today I found myself pondering something a little different. Fan perception of this team over the last few years:
Question I'm pondering today- how would you describe #Nebraska football over the last 10 years?
— Joe Quinn (@JoeESPN590) August 18, 2017
Here's a sampling of some of the replies, which I thought were pretty good on the whole.
— Curt Cutler (@Boofenheimer) August 18, 2017
On the verge of relevance followed by epic collapses
— Bill (@HuskerBG) August 18, 2017
Much like being married, right when you think you have it figured out they flip the switch & leave you scratching your head #donttellthewife
— Jeffrey Faltys (@JeffreyFaltys) August 18, 2017
Steady decline and irrelevant on the national stage.
Remember all the Big Ten titles they were going to win when they came over...
— Midwest Locks Free (@Midwest_Locks) August 18, 2017
— Husker Bane (@HuskerBane) August 18, 2017
— Jordan Frost (@dqscrumhalf9) August 18, 2017
Like a really bad sequel! You expect it to be great but falls flat...
— Logan Paup (@Lojo93) August 18, 2017
One of my favorite (and I thought most useful comparisons) came from Jake Query, who hosts a sports talk show in Indianapolis:
The last 50 years of Nebraska football & Indiana basketball are remarkably similar.
— Jake Query (@jakequery) August 18, 2017
Solid nod of approval on that one.
Penn State made a practical decision today and approved a new contract for James Franklin, which will make him among the top-10 paid coaches in America.
The Nittany Lions have hit the jackpot on their last two coaching hires, and this felt like a necessary step to ensure Franklin wouldn't be swept away by the next big job.
Check out a few of the terms, via Nicole Auerbach:
Here are the terms of James Franklin's contract extension: https://t.co/A2gtG7wovC
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 18, 2017
50 hours of private plane usage each year isn't so bad...even if you have to pay taxes on it.
The public is doing their part to help sharp bettors make a ton of money on the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight.
Take a look at the line movement since this fight was first being discussed:
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 18, 2017
For those that aren't familiar, -400 means you'd have to bet $400 to make $100 on a Floyd Mayweather win, essentially 1-4 odds. For how one sided this fight is destined to be, that's a steal.
Expect MASSIVE bets on Mayweather to drive that number back up before the fight.
Finally, Rutgers is having a "Jersey Shore" themed home opener for their student section, and plan to install a temporary pool or Jacuzzi where students can win tickets to sit.
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) August 17, 2017
Props for the cool idea, but I can't be the only person to think to myself, "drunk college students...pool...swimming suits...what could possibly go wrong???"
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