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Inverted longhorn logo has UT's orange blood boiling

Add one more storyline to the pre-game hype between Texas and Nebraska.

As Saturday’s match-up between the Longhorns and the Cornhuskers nears, Nebraska’s “Red Out” campaign took another jab at their southern neighbor. This time, shirts and sweatshirts with a “.01″ and an inverted Texas Longhorn logo were the subject of scrutiny.

The “.01″ refers to the one second Texas received at the end of the Big 12 title game in 2009 after an incomplete pass from Colt McCoy. Initially, the game clock read that time had expired, but one second was given the Longhorns, who kicked a game-winning field goal to send them to the national championship.

J & S Distributing was responsible for the paraphernalia and, according to Texas officials, the upside-down logo wasn’t going to fly. In a story by the Austin-American Statesman, if J&S didn’t remove the trademark log from the clothing items, Texas’ trademark PoPo would take further copyright action.

On Tuesday, the J&S Distributing’s site was conveniently “out of stock” of the aforementioned clothing items. “That may be their way of responding without responding,” said Craig Westemeier, director of UT’s trademark licensing.

Didn’t J&S get the memo? You can’t mess with Texas.

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70 Responses to “Inverted longhorn logo has UT's orange blood boiling”
  1. JaggedMark says: Oct 13, 2010 10:03 PM

    J & S should just take the stupid horns off the head.
    Just have the head on there.

  2. burntorangehorn says: Oct 13, 2010 10:52 PM

    The “.01″ refers to the one second Texas received at the end of the Big 12 title game in 2009 after an incomplete pass from Colt McCoy. Initially, the game clock read that time had expired, but one second was given the Longhorns, who kicked a game-winning field goal to send them to the national championship.
    =============================
    First, let’s clarify: Texas didn’t *receive* one second, and no one *gave* them a second either. It was a second that was wrongly run off the clock, as replay very conclusively showed. Putting the second back on the clock just corrected a mistake by the idiot running the scoreboard.
    For the record, the trademark police don’t just go after upside-down logos. They go after all the trademark infringement they can, which is only right.

  3. grandavenue says: Oct 13, 2010 11:31 PM

    Texas can talk smack ALL day long, and then gets pissed when fans of other teams rag on them.
    GET OVER IT!
    You want the last laugh, WIN!
    You haven’t in two weeks… about to be 3.
    GBR

  4. IndyColt45 says: Oct 13, 2010 11:46 PM

    A trademark holder has to challenge every infringement that they are aware of, or they risk losing the trademark.

  5. AxlTCU says: Oct 14, 2010 12:05 AM

    lame

  6. burntorangehorn says: Oct 14, 2010 12:22 AM

    grandavenue says:
    October 13, 2010 11:31 PM ET
    Texas can talk smack ALL day long, and then gets pissed when fans of other teams rag on them.
    GET OVER IT!
    You want the last laugh, WIN!
    You haven’t in two weeks… about to be 3.
    GBR
    =================
    I’m sorry, were you trying to say something coherent here? Where in the article does Texas “talk smack ALL day long”? And where do they “gets pissed when fans of other teams rag on them”?
    This isn’t about talking smack. Smack is for idiots and the kind of athletes who can’t let their play do the talking. This is about copyright infringement, so maybe you’d do better to remain silent while grownup matters are at hand.

  7. mgmac says: Oct 14, 2010 1:19 AM

    pooooooor longhorns. you’re fixin’ to lose your third straight game!!!!!

  8. shaunypoo says: Oct 14, 2010 7:02 AM

    J&S got the other memo, you know, the one where only two things come from Texas.

  9. Floridacock says: Oct 14, 2010 8:16 AM

    It really does not matter at all about logos, seconds or anything. Nebraska is going to kick Texas butt!!!

  10. huskerzfan4life says: Oct 14, 2010 8:47 AM

    Burntorangehorn, is such a sore head loser, Just like 90 % of the Texass fans they think they rule college football, “Big Mighty Texass!” well here is one thing for sure, The Horns are going to get tipped, Upside down in Lincoln this Saturday. We Huskerfans cant help it because they are so frustrated after losing 2 in a row, but were going to make it 3. And Oh, burntorange, I guess you know all about infringements and letting the “grownups” hadle the problem? I would guess you are about 12, maybe 13 years old?
    “You’d do better to remain silent while grownup matters are at hand” ?” ? ROFLMFAO!
    what a DB!

  11. huskerzfan4life says: Oct 14, 2010 8:48 AM

    Burntorangehorn, is such a sore head loser, Just like 90 % of the Texass fans they think they rule college football, “Big Mighty Texass!” well here is one thing for sure, The Horns are going to get tipped, Upside down in Lincoln this Saturday. We Huskerfans cant help it because they are so frustrated after losing 2 in a row, but were going to make it 3. And Oh, burntorange, I guess you know all about infringements and letting the “grownups” hadle the problem? I would guess you are about 12, maybe 13 years old?
    “You’d do better to remain silent while grownup matters are at hand” ?” ? ROFLMFAO!
    what a DB!

  12. crazyguy says: Oct 14, 2010 9:32 AM

    Husker fans… please quit embarrassing me and the whole university. As a life long Husker fan, it is stupid comments that have been spewing since the loss last year. All it does is give more fire to Texas. If the game was the other way around how would you feel?
    Just because we got punched when we were down a few years ago doesn’t mean we have to treat others with the same respect others gave us. We should be better than that. Husker fans had a tradition of being good sports and being respectful. This is dying out. Don’t be that person…
    Actions speak louder than words. Here’s hoping that is Coach Pelini is coaching these men about all this week. You want to show how good you are? Shut your yap, strap on the helmet and hit someone. Put the points up and then go home and have some dinner.
    GBR!

  13. DG0122 says: Oct 14, 2010 9:33 AM

    sore losers??? which fanbase whines about :01 that was correctly restored to the clock ?
    more importantly, who has lost 8 of 9 meetings since the B12 formed?

  14. letsjustplaythegames says: Oct 14, 2010 9:45 AM

    burntorangefan:
    “First, let’s clarify: Texas didn’t *receive* one second, and no one *gave* them a second either. It was a second that was wrongly run off the clock, as replay very conclusively showed. Putting the second back on the clock just corrected a mistake by the idiot running the scoreboard.”
    i’m sorry bro you must be a texas fan? i don’t have a stake in either team but these silly one sided deals like the nebraski kids throwing out smack and you talking about how you earned that extra second is kind of annoying. the extra second was given to you bro, im sorry there’s no way around it. look at every other play in any football game and watch the clock mgmt, tons of seconds are flown off the clock with nobody caring at all. And lets not forget this isn’t soccer, this isn’t a game where the rules are dictated by which part of the field you are on and all that “diving” business. mac brown said we get one more second and he got it. further proof is in the big 12 (former) by laws. i gotta admit man i thought you guys would blow nebraski out of the water in that game but in my opinion it turned out to be game of the year, ofcourse partially because of all the controversy but afterwards i found a link on the web stating how texas stole the game, i read it and it pointed to the big 12 s website stating review will not be used for clock mgmt purposes. how did you guys get your second back? the replay booth. i wish they would be more consistent with this stuff, like the va tech game earlier this year, they tried giving the game back to va tech after that last punt they tried to block where they decked the punter, how did they try to do that? by reviewing the play to see if maybe the va tech guy touched a piece of the ball before he clobbered the punter. last time i checked you CANNOT review penalties in any conference anyway hoping for a good game this weekend between you two. 16% of the times blitzing is ridiculous, if i was a nebraski fan i’d be praying bo and carl don’t leave to go to oh st when that job opens up
    peace!

  15. pragmatic says: Oct 14, 2010 10:07 AM

    for the balance of the big 12 championship game, the clock stopped when the referee (closes to the action) waved his hands. that is the one and only signal for the timekeeper to stop the clock. in the case of this “imfamous game” the referee did not wave his hands prior to the clock hitting 00:00
    if you are going to overscrutinize this one play, then you need to go back and look at each play, and find out how many seconds were inadvertantly “lost” imagine how much fun nebraska would have had with an additional 45 seconds when they could have gone back and attempted to win the game..
    face it, nebraska was robbed. texas knows it. its hard to find a longhorn fan that believes, deep in their gut that they actually won that game. ask colt mccoy. he was a rag doll all day at the hands of suh…

  16. letsjustplaythegames says: Oct 14, 2010 10:22 AM

    (ari gold) BOOM! i love it pragmatic perfectly stated

  17. letsjustplaythegames says: Oct 14, 2010 10:43 AM

    (ari gold) BOOM! i love it pragmatic perfectly stated

  18. timmylasvegas says: Oct 14, 2010 10:50 AM

    Wow..the comments are nothing about the article…this same organization file suit against the A&M logo sawing off the Horns…copyright infringement. Last year Iowa sued the highschool where I teach because our logo was the same as theirs…copyright infringement…we had to change the logo. This article, as is with most news articles, does send a biased message by words use in the context. Whether there was a second on the clock or not is irrelevant..it is by perception and everyone has their own. Nebraska and Horn fans will not aggree on this subject…ever…stick to the subject of the article…copyright infringement.

  19. YOUR_DADDY says: Oct 14, 2010 10:56 AM

    Texas won the game you whinning bitches! Now shut the hell up and hope your team doesn’t lay an egg and gets there 2nd win in the last decade vs. the Mighty Texas Longhorns!! Just think, if your team wins on Saturday, they will be a dominating 2-8 vs. the Horns! Classiest fans in college football? Yeah right!!! Pragmatic, whatever you need to tell yourself to keep the tears away!!!!

  20. AZ_husker_94 says: Oct 14, 2010 11:01 AM

    The big picture here is that this game “The Magic Second” game was evidence of an ongoing conspiracy to ensure a B-12 representative in the National Championship game. Dan Bebe had 4 million reasons to want the ALMIGHTY Texas to play in a game they had no right to be playing in, Alabama proved that.
    We considered filing a class action suit to the B12 as those of us in the Husker Nation living in AZ had to pay for gas and hotels to drive to San Diego, instead of an hr trip to Glendale and the Fiesta Bowl. It cost us a bunch of money that we would not of had to spend if the game were called fairly.
    Hopefully we will have a short drive for our bowl appearance this year, (Fiesta, National Championship).
    Oh yes we need to ensure that we win by a margin that is great enough to compensate for biased and marginal officiating from the B12 refs. Let’s take the refs out of the game, win by 40+ .
    Can we sue UT for the $9+ Mil that leaving the Big -12 will cost us? The sole reason we are leaving is due to the Texas centric nature of the Big-12, all the money UT is not sharing with other schools should be enough to cover the suit.
    The funny thing is here in AZ, the people are pretty neutral in their like or dislike of any B12 teams. The thing is the consensus was nearly 100% that they felt we were cheated by the officials in last years game. The only people who felt otherwise all seem to have ties to UT.
    I do however like the inverted horns cartoon going around with the caption “Tuck Fexas”, I found that creative and funny.
    Remember, wear red, be loud, beat Texas.

  21. colorado06 says: Oct 14, 2010 11:22 AM

    Sorry “pragmatic” but there’s not a single Horns fan that thinks we were given anything. Sour grapes is all it is and any Cornhusker that feels the same as you just can’t come to grips with fact that your vaunted D let it slip away when they needed a stop the most.
    Officials review plays ONLY in key circumstances like TD’s, ball placement on key 4th down situations, etc. I think we’d all consider that when the clock is incorrectly run out at the end of a close game it is a “reviewable” play. The ref might not have waved his arms when he should’ve but how is that different when he calls a TD when the player was out of bounds. Reviews are done to CORRECT errors by officials. But of course you know all of this.
    You guys should thoroughly trounce us this Saturday and I suspect your defense will actually close the game out without letting it slip away like last year so move on….

  22. colorado06 says: Oct 14, 2010 11:28 AM

    AZ_husker… If your D would’ve just done their job and finished the game last year you wouldn’t have to lash out and find someway to explain your loss. Stop the pathetic whining. You lost. Texas won and that’s it.
    Enjoy the victory that you’ll most assuredly experience this weekend and move on. I’m thinking #5 vs. an unranked team at home should be a 4 TD blowout at least. If you’re that good of course.

  23. LittleHorn says: Oct 14, 2010 11:31 AM

    Tuck Fexas is creative and funny? are you 5?
    I also see you are socialist – sure, UT earns the money and they should give it away to those that generate less revenue. Makes TOTAL sense. Okay, Karl.

  24. KidRepus says: Oct 14, 2010 11:43 AM

    http://www.omaha.com/article/20091205/BIGRED/712069849
    After eading the article from the link above, its very hypocritical to see Husker fans type “Get over it” and “sore losers.”
    Bo Pelini wanted to “engage” a Texas fan in the crowd and called Texas “cheaters!”
    Carl Pelini’s reaction was “Anger” and rather than be with his team he stood in the tunnel and shouted that the Longhorns should be “ashamed,” again and again.
    Tom Osborne would not shake Dan Bebe’s hand.
    Very classy Huskers, Very classy.

  25. PL says: Oct 14, 2010 12:12 PM

    I think Nebraska fans have been shucking corn in the heat too long. Lets not forget the record (7-1) you mid-west fools. And stop crying like a bunch of little wimps, The clock was wrong and they put the time back, you would want the same damn thing. If you win good for you but dont count Texas out just yet you bunch of corn-flakes.

  26. HandsofSweed says: Oct 14, 2010 12:14 PM

    Justplaythegames:
    The Ohio State job won’t be opening up until Tressel decides to retire. I’m assuming that’s what you meant to say, at least.

  27. dh817 says: Oct 14, 2010 12:33 PM

    Look here all you Husker fans, ya’ll haven’t done much the past few years! Yeah, you had an awesome player last year (Suh), and now you have a talented freshman qb. That’s great and all, but don’t get it twisted! Don’t let your ass write a check ya can cash, you feel me?! We’ll just let our players do the talking for us come Sat., and i’ll leave it at that!!!

  28. sportsdrenched says: Oct 14, 2010 12:35 PM

    For some reason when the word “class” pops into my head, Texas nor Nebraska Football program’s come to mind.

  29. Syndic says: Oct 14, 2010 12:36 PM

    I think these people think they’re being cute when they do the upside down horns. In fact, it’s totally disrespectful and tasteless and makes your fan base look like a bunch of lowlifes.
    Like desecrating the star, the upside down horns means it’s time to fight. Just ask Vince Young.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH9-LdEVDbs

  30. jc says: Oct 14, 2010 12:37 PM

    I think this shows you the true make up of Husker fans. Remember the bull they spread about having the best, most knowledgeable fans. Well, all I see is a bunch of fools who can’t see what happened in the game even with the help of replays. Even Osbourne has to say in papers that that was the right call. I am so sick of the poor me from Nebraska. Getting voted against by all the schools and then blaming Texas. Well the Big 10 is opening the door to the whiners who want all calls there way. They had plenty of chances to win the CC game and failed. This is there year but they are so into the past. They keep talking about the past champions they had-who cares.

  31. ACCA says: Oct 14, 2010 1:28 PM

    Zzzzz. I guess it would be too much for any of you HuskerAzz clowns to read the replay rules. “Clock Adjustments” are always reviewable and, where the play and call on the field will impact the outcome – it is a mandatory review – regardless if it was for Texas or NU. Second, by rule, the play was dead when the ball hit the railing on the sideline. It is irrelevant as to when the ref “waived his arms.” That’s why – when all the crying and whining was over (well, for some of you) after the game – Bo and Captain Crybaby Tom had to reluctantly admit that the right calls were made. All this crying is about 12 years of frustration where you have been irrelevant in college ball. You are clearly channeling years of shame and rage into Texas – so, you remind me of Bobby Boucher from the Waterboy. If you need all this pent up rage as “tackling fuel” – so be it. But don’t claim to be “classy” about doing it – you’re already acting like a-holes and you haven’t won **** yet…. Oh, and any copyright owner that does not seek to protect his rights, can lose them – not just in this one case, but in all cases – so, of course, they will seek to stop usage of the logo.

  32. letsjustplaythegames says: Oct 14, 2010 1:31 PM

    hands of sweed:
    ya that’s totally what i meant, i can’t imagine ohio state going into any kind of tail spin while he’s still their coach. they have the recruiting and coaching discipline to be good until he leaves. im just thinking when he calls it quits or if for some odd reason they have a bad couple of years “the ohio state university” may look for one of there own. hard to think of a higher profile guy than Bo unless im missing something.
    i find it too ironic that a colorado guy is talking about rules and how things “should be” when its there in black in white how its supposed to be. but timmy in las vegas the teacher is right this is suppose to be about copyright infringement and the horns.
    mostly tho the texas guys are right, they got their title with vince young and we’ll see if nebraski will get its turn w t-magic (awful nickname) then again nebraski has had 5 titles in the last fifty years where texas has had………one?
    haha jp guys, “you feel me”?

  33. zjak10 says: Oct 14, 2010 1:32 PM

    # grandavenue says: October 13, 2010 11:31 PM ET
    Texas can talk smack ALL day long, and then gets pissed when fans of other teams rag on them.
    GET OVER IT!
    You want the last laugh, WIN!
    You haven’t in two weeks… about to be 3.
    GBR
    *********************************************
    grandavenue, or GBR…
    Read these comments and look at the Huskers attitude in general and you tell me – Who are the “smack” talkers??? Who are the whiners???
    Nuff said!
    P.S. I guess this is not your fathers Huskers for they were good sports and dignified. This new generation of Husker fans are as bad as OU fans – SAD!

  34. zjak10 says: Oct 14, 2010 1:41 PM

    Nebraska fans are just copycats, you see OU has been using the “Tuck Fexas” for many years and they invented the upside down longhorn.
    So ya’ll are not just a bunch of whines but thieves as well. If anybody should be bringing suit it should be OU fans.

  35. bigred1 says: Oct 14, 2010 2:08 PM

    First, both fan bases are acting like brats
    Second, any UT fan who concedes to Nebraska winning this game is fair weathered. I still thought NU could beat the Horns in the infamous ’07 season. Always believe
    Third, didn’t UT students have a plane fly over the OU-OSU game in ’08 claiming something about getting cheated out of playing for the big 12 title. If you’re calling the NU fanbase whiny b*tch*s, then at least say that about the UT fan base so you don’t sound like a hypocrite…please :-)
    Fourth, Nebraska is going to win on Saturday
    GO BIG RED!!!

  36. colorado06 says: Oct 14, 2010 2:20 PM

    Hey Nebraska is ranked #5, playing at home against a little ol’ unranked team from Texas. Not being fair-weathered just realistic. “Of course” you guys “should” blow us out; unless you’re not quite as good as you all seem to think you are!!

  37. Mike says: Oct 14, 2010 2:30 PM

    Don’t get why Nebraska is talking smack when they haven’t done nothing since being in the Big 12. I get it, its because since they feel they can actually beat Texas this time they can talk trash. I can understand why they would get excited being in the top 5 since not being in that position since WHEN??? So get out all your crying over 1 second which is a game thats been over for close to a year. I know its hard being a loser because losers hate winners. Sorry Nebraska are haters.

  38. Arizona Buckeye says: Oct 14, 2010 2:38 PM

    Who cares about what happened last year! If you rely on one single call to win or lose a game, then you didn’t take care of business enough to determine your own destiny and are subject to the call going for you or against you. If you want to avoid this in the future, then go out and kick their ass to the point that a call doesn’t impact the final outcome.
    As a Buckeye fan here in Arizona I have been around tons of Nebraska and Texas fans and find them all pretty fun to hang out with.

  39. burntorangehorn says: Oct 14, 2010 2:39 PM

    huskerzfan4life says:
    October 14, 2010 8:48 AM ET
    Burntorangehorn, is such a sore head loser, Just like 90 % of the Texass fans they think they rule college football, “Big Mighty Texass!” well here is one thing for sure, The Horns are going to get tipped, Upside down in Lincoln this Saturday. We Huskerfans cant help it because they are so frustrated after losing 2 in a row, but were going to make it 3. And Oh, burntorange, I guess you know all about infringements and letting the “grownups” hadle the problem? I would guess you are about 12, maybe 13 years old?
    “You’d do better to remain silent while grownup matters are at hand” ?” ? ROFLMFAO!
    what a DB!
    ================================
    I’m a “sore head loser”? Where am I being a sore loser? All you’re doing in your post is “talking smack” like some child. That’s stuff that knuckle-dragging troglodytes, not grown adults, do.
    Maybe as you age you’ll learn how to spell and punctuate a little better. Note: one sign that you’ll recognize once you start maturing will be that you’ll no longer use memes like “ROFLMFAO!” instead of logic to address people.
    There are some smart husker fans (crazyguy, for example) and some stupid ones (huskersfanz). But I really don’t see how anyone can rationally argue that the one second was incorrectly restored. The scoreboard operator incorrectly ran out the clock, and the refs reset the gameclock, as happens in many games.

  40. bigred1 says: Oct 14, 2010 3:11 PM

    Realistic my a**. Texas fans just don’t want to get their hopes up because is harder to take when your team loses. The reverse psychology is B.S. And I’m not just talking about UT fans. Many fans of teams in all sports play it ‘safe’ and ‘realistic’ during a down time.

  41. jae says: Oct 14, 2010 3:24 PM

    all that has to be said is that nebrasska will never reach the milstones that UT has reached. never will u be as good and it must suck to be a nebrasska cornhusker fan.

  42. colorado06 says: Oct 14, 2010 3:26 PM

    Bigred1…. All I’m saying is we’re unranked and you’re #5. Should be a blowout but that’s why they play the games right!

  43. ArkieCat says: Oct 14, 2010 3:35 PM

    The classiest fans in America.
    You bet your Sweet A**. You beat the hell out my KSU Wildcats and rightly so, but I’ll never forget Bo Pelini confronting Bill Snyder at Memorial Stadium in the middle of the field after the game in 03. Yeh! Classy. He’s never apologized either.
    The guy is a punk and always will be. We should have had one of KSU’s Asst Coaches deck the SOB after the game this year. But, we’re just a step up from Bo.
    A loooooooong step up.

  44. colorado06 says: Oct 14, 2010 3:46 PM

    Bigred1…. All I’m saying is we’re unranked and you’re #5. Should be a blowout but that’s why they play the games right!

  45. abrownsfan says: Oct 14, 2010 4:08 PM

    @ jae
    UN will never reach the milestones that UT has reached? do your research, son, before you open your trap.

  46. SoonerTheBetter says: Oct 14, 2010 4:39 PM

    }- hmm inverted sure looks like a different shape to me… did texas copyright it upside down or something… LAUGH! -{
    }- sad disillusioned times in austin, no hope for the future, looks like the franchise is loosing stock and taking things way too seriously… -{
    }- sad, so sad, throw another bevo on barbe -{

  47. 95Huskers says: Oct 14, 2010 4:43 PM

    Lets be real Husker fans. We didn’t got jobbed last year. The ball hit the sideline with a second left and Texas was entitled to one more second. Had Adi Kunalic not kicked the ball out of bounds on the kickoff, it would have all been a moot point, so we have no one to blame but ourselves.
    That said, these Texas fans playing holier than thou is a bit amusing. They have definitely beat NU head to head in the Big 12 and won more conference titles, but NU has won just as many national championships, and been to as many national championships as has Texas over 14 years the conference has been in existence. Let’s not forget, despite having the second best recruiting state in their back yard they have really only been relevant for about the last decade and have only parlayed that into one title. It will be interesting to see UT fans deal w/ the inevitable dip they will encounter once they either run off Mack Brown or he retires, just like NU encountered when TO left. This down year for Texas is a good preview.
    Let us put the smack talk aside and let the best team show themselves on Saturday.
    Remember Husker Fans–“In the DEED the glory”

  48. ACCA says: Oct 14, 2010 6:09 PM

    95H – I don’t argue with what you said – but that’s the whole point and you don’t seem to get it. Nebraska’s slide into recent obscurity has been offset by Texas rise. Some think that rise was boosted off the carcas of NU from the 96 title game. Others whine that Texas came in and bullied the newly formed Big XII to do everthing its way. That last part is the most interesting. When the Big XII was formed – Texas was at a very low point – both in terms of on field success and support. If they came in and pushed you around back then – then shame on you bunch of pansies. So the attitude may seem “holier than thou” but it depends on how long your memory is. I still clearly remember that 96 game when you guys came in full of piss and vinegar and got whooped – you’ve been bitching ever since. Last year’s game only amplified that bitching. So win or lose – good riddance.

  49. 95Huskers says: Oct 14, 2010 7:32 PM

    ACCA–That is the predictable arrogance I would expect from a UT fan. Acting as if Texas, and not the retirement of our iconic coach, and subsequent bad AD/coaching hires we made were the reason for NU’s downfall. Its always all about you isn’t it? If I remember it correctly it was OU and not UT that really rose to prominence immediately after Osborne left. Took UT another half decade or so to get over that hurdle. Nice attempt at recreating history though. So if NU lays a beat down on UT this year, and goes on to the NC game and you guys run off Mack Brown and then we later learn Muchamp isn’t all you hope he is, can I come back in three years and claim your “slide into obscurity was offset by our rise”??? Only if I were a self promoting, low information fan as it appears you are. You confidently forget that after that 96 game, we still managed to win ANOTHER national championship, and our actual “slide” began only AFTER Osborne retired. Believe me, the feeling is mutual when it comes to us moving to truly greener and more stable pastures. We will miss OU. And when the Little 12 folds in 4 years and UT goes to the SEC or independent and still tries to tell Mountain West bound KU, Mizzou, and KSU “this is all Nebraska’s fault”, they’ll actually be able to see the truth.
    Can’t wait for Saturday!!!

  50. Ben Kercheval says: Oct 14, 2010 7:38 PM

    Good thing there’s no bad blood between Texas and Nebraska.

  51. jc says: Oct 14, 2010 9:23 PM

    Letsjustplaythegames said
    i gotta admit man i thought you guys would blow nebraski out of the water in that game but in my opinion it turned out to be game of the year, ofcourse partially because of all the controversy but afterwards i found a link on the web stating how texas stole the game, i read it and it pointed to the big 12 s website stating review will not be used for clock mgmt purposes. how did you guys get your second back? the replay booth. i wish they would be more consistent with this stuff,
    The game was under the rules of the NCAA and if you will go buy the rule book you can read all of article six of Rule 12 which says you can use replay for egregious errors including those involving the play clock.
    Be careful when using the internet for answers unless you know the credentials of the author. This is another example of the myth of the knowledgeable Husker Fan. I think your internet site may have be corn nation. Buy the rule book at the NCAA site. If nothing else it helps keep up on rules we all come across that we don’t understand. I want to warn you it reads as if it was written by a congressman.

  52. ShaKey says: Oct 14, 2010 10:28 PM

    Now that America’s smartest are in bed…
    95Huskers – couldn’t have said it better myself on all points.
    The real story here is another small no name company seeing the opportunity to try and make a quick buck off of fueling hate. I’ll bet you won’t even see one of these shirts during the broadcast.
    It has been frustrating, since coming into the Big 12, I thought the games would have been split even between the two. But the Horns seem to always have our number. Or we give give them some help. Everyone I know, here in Nebraska, thinks the second was the right call. We are more pissed about the kick.
    Only sh#tbags feed off of hate.

  53. Andrew says: Oct 14, 2010 10:34 PM

    Yes you can review a clock management issue however the play isnt called dead when the ball hits the ground, it’s dead when the whistle is blown and the ref signals with his hands. The whistle was blown after the clock expired. Game over. Ive been a ref for 20 years and have never seen such bullcrap

  54. iam3putz says: Oct 14, 2010 11:35 PM

    Nebraska has every right to leave the Big12 for a conference that may provide them a better ability to win a championship. That is what all of this is about. Nebraska didn’t have a chance in the Big12 for success, over the long-term.
    Only time will tell if they end up any better over in the Other12 conference. Me thinks… not much better.

  55. AtlasOrange says: Oct 15, 2010 2:56 AM

    It’s nice to see that the Huskers are back. But the burning question I have is, Where in the hell were you!? You sat on your damn pitty pot so long, that even the Jayhawks did something worth talking about. Hell, there was even a time during that span, the Huskers struggled to beat Iowa St.! But now that you finally have it back together again, you bail out on the Big 12 like a bunch of whinny ass punks running out the door. Go ahead and take your ball. Go run to grand pa Joe Pa and tell ‘em how you couldn’t compete on the same level as the others in the Big 12. Make sure to let them know that you expect everything handed to you because your name is Nebraska.

  56. TexasTailgate says: Oct 15, 2010 8:04 AM

    This is rich! I have to say. Someone actually said that the one second on the clock should not have been there. That’s just wrong, but, ok, let’s just say the one second was a “gift”. Nebraska lost that game WAY before the last second. THEY lost it. Kicking off out of bounds, horse collar tackle, they lost it, no referee, clock jockey or BCS Official lost it for them.
    All this nonsense I’m reading here is just stupid. Nebraska has been down for some time, and finally coming back. And JUST LIKE THE TEXAS FANS THAT EXPECT TO WIN EVERYTIME WE TEE IT UP, they have been acting like babies over this loss LAST YEAR….HELLO!!! Now they run out of the Big 12 cause they are mad and their feelings are hurt because they can’t accept THEY lost the game in Dallas. Crying about how Texas this and Texas that. Making stupid Tee Shirts like aggies and destroying in a single game all the admiration and appreciation this Texas Fan has had for them all these years.
    I’m sorry you feel cheated. I’m sorry you think there is a conspiracy of some kind. but you should accept the results of your games, your seasons, your players and your coaches. Grow back up please! The Big Ten isn’t a bunch of babies and if you think they are watching you right now and thinking,”Boy! I can’t wait to have that class act in our conference!”, you are crazy!
    I’ve seen one (1) real post from a REAL Husker, and I applaud you sir. You are the Husker Fan I know, and have heard other Texas Fans brag on. The rest of you are acting like aggies, and that’s not good. aggies think they are something special, yet have nothing to back it up with. They think beating Texas is a good alternative to more W’s than L’s. And they blame anyone else but themselves for their ugly history of football.
    I know you folks won’t change because I ask, but you really need to look at the tradition in Lincoln you are destroying. Saddens me. I’ve always admired Nebraska Football, but I have to say, if this is what you’ve become….glad to see you go.
    We are down this year, no question, but if you think we are coming up there and just laying down to a pack of jerks……keep thinkin’ that.
    HOOK’EM!
    TexasTailgate

  57. jc says: Oct 15, 2010 9:11 AM

    Letsjustplaythegames, you must be a Nebraska fan but that does not mean you have to be ignorant. I don’t know why you would trust an internet site for you knowledge unless you know the author. The game was under NCAA rules, you can go to the NCAA site and buy the rule book. In the book go to Rule 12 article six and read it carefully, you will find you can use replay for the clock in the situation of the Nebraska Texas game. Don’t remain stupid, you can be the head goober with real answers if you chose to spew facts not something written on the internet about the rules by another goober. You book is cheap and while you may not like the answer at least you will know the truth.

  58. letsjustplaythegames says: Oct 15, 2010 10:26 AM

    haha right on jc, im glad you pay so much attention to these message boards. i am guilty as you charge, i am a nebraski fan, im also a texas fan and really for the most part a fan of all college football teams minus one or two here or there. college football to me is just so much better than pros maybe on passion alone but also because anything can and does happen.
    the link in question was straight to the big 12 website so that’s where i got my info from. i understand the big 12 is in the ncaa but really for all intents and purposes i saw this as being a conference championship played by the conferences rules. if you go by the ncaa rules im sure texas fans are going to be real happy as they already are, if they would have been gone by the big 12 rules then the nebraski fans would be happy.
    if all college football was played under the ncaa rulebook then no single conference would need their own rule book would they? but they all do……..so im guessing they use them and im guessing the ncaa rules are an easy out for anybody in a position of authority (dan beebe) to explain why the call was right. if we didn’t want to be too ignorant tho we could get a take from Andrew up a few posts who was an actually ref? or we could remember that not everybody got replay review at the same time so some teams were playing with it and others weren’t. im ok with the call seriously, in reality im glad that the call was made the way that it was whether or not i agreed w it because we got to see two undefeated bcs schools in the championship game and nebraski would have ruined that. i don’t have a stake in this except its fun to watch all you guys go at it. so if you want to show how horn fans are and that they just go for everybody because “you can’t mess with texas” that’s cool w me man keep it up it’s more fun for me and im sure everybody else.
    now that you got your second post about me is there anything i missed, seems like you covered the same topics twice and took two or three paragraphs, or most of what you wrote to do it. also found it curious one was last night then another this morning, especially to say the same thing. im sorry if you felt your first post was inadequate i hope other parts of your life aren’t like that currently.
    ps lets leave the personal attacks for the teams and not necessarily each other, who says “goober” anymore anyway
    good post texastailgate im afraid i agree with you about the aggies far too much it would be nice to see all the nebraski and texas fans grow up a lil bit

  59. smokehouse says: Oct 15, 2010 11:30 AM

    Who cares. The conference is a minor league of college football.

  60. 95Huskers says: Oct 15, 2010 12:24 PM

    iam3putz says:
    “Nebraska has every right to leave the Big12 for a conference that may provide them a better ability to win a championship. That is what all of this is about. Nebraska didn’t have a chance in the Big12 for success, over the long-term.”
    There is truth in your name you selected for yourself. You really are a putz. NU leaving has ZERO to do with your hollow “NU didn’t have a chance in the Big 12″ theory. It has EVERYTHING to do with 1) the fact we will nearly double our yearly TV revenue intake 2) get out of the ONLY NCAA conference that does not equally share TV revenue 3) and will move to a conference that will actually still be here in a decade unlike the Big 12.
    As much as it pains me, the “super conferences” are coming. .W/in 10 years or so, there will be the PAC 10/16, Big 10/16, SEC 16 and Big East/ACC hybrid 16 and everybody else. You either get a seat at the grownups table or you don’t. By moving to the Big 10, NU secured our seat at that table. I realize that Texas will ultimately get their choice of which conference they want to play in, or if they want to be an independent, and good for them. However as the Pac-10 showed them, they will not get to dictate the terms of their entrance, and their desire to get a bigger cut of the pie or have thier own network once they do finally join one of those conferences.
    Unlike many Husker fans, I don’t blame Texas for swinging around the big stick they have earned in being the revenue creating monster they have become. They have leverage, and are using said leverage. Good for them. And I would expect being the capitalists they claim they are, they could understand and respect NU exercising the leverage we have earned in going to a conference that affords us that same luxury and the opportunity to bein in a viable conference for the next 100 years.
    But trust me, NU is not moving because we are scared of you, or don’t think we can compete with you. Tune in Saturday for further proof of that.

  61. tornadoray says: Oct 15, 2010 3:39 PM

    As I keep saying: “If ya can’t beat ‘em, then leave ‘em!” Just can’t handle (beat) Oklahoma, Texas, A & M, etc…

  62. ShaKey says: Oct 15, 2010 6:11 PM

    tornadoray says:
    October 15, 2010 3:39 PM ET
    As I keep saying: “If ya can’t beat ‘em, then leave ‘em!”…
    That was my Dad’s advice about dating!
    I just had too.

  63. Husker23 says: Oct 15, 2010 10:40 PM

    95Huskers -I love your posts, you represent the Sea of Red well.
    Texas Fans…if memory serves me right, you were searching for another conference option and toying with going independent long before Nebraska started considering the Big 10, so quite treating Nebraska like we are the traitors of the conference.
    We are only doing what any good program would do, looking out for our own best interest to ensure the continued growth of our program.
    Let’s go Blackshirts and the T-Magic crew!!! This time leave no doubt that the POWER OF RED is stronger and better than the Burn Orange!!
    Wear Red, Be Loud, BEAT TEXAS!!!

  64. Ousucks says: Oct 16, 2010 12:37 AM

    You guys don’t have suh anymore so u should prolly just be quiet don’t u think??

  65. Ousucks says: Oct 16, 2010 12:43 AM

    Can’t we all just get along long enough to see Texas hand Nebraska a first class beat down

  66. Taurino says: Oct 16, 2010 7:50 AM

    It’s a bogus trademark. There is no way artwork this generic should have earned trademark status. Somebody dropped the ball at the trademark office, because this is a just a damn steer with absolutely no uniqueness, which is a requirement for trademarking. That is how the conflict with Aggieland Outfitters came about, and Aggieland still ended up using the mark, making only minimal changes to the steer (and a $25K buyoff to Texas), proving that it’s only a damn steer not a trademark. If they want to use a generic steer as their mark, fine, but they have absolutley no right to stop anyone else from using this common steer a 5-year old could draw. What a putrid, petty, pathetic school.

  67. crazyguy says: Oct 16, 2010 9:21 AM

    Why does everyone one think Nebraska is moving to the Big 10 just for football? There are other sports and academics too. Remember, 1993 Nebraska asked to join the Big 10… also one other time before that (40s I think).
    I am going to miss the old Big 8 teams, especially Mizzou and OU. Texas, I never saw you as a rival. In fact, the Big 12 helped reinvent you during you down years in your old conference. I could care less about our record against you. The past is the past and I just live for today and look forward to the future.
    In the end, it is just a game. Not as pure as it once was but still a passion to leave life behind for 3 hours and watch men display their talents on the field.
    You want to talk trash? Ok, have fun with that. Me? I am going to enjoy one hell of a football game.
    Go Big Red!

  68. 95Huskers says: Oct 17, 2010 11:53 PM

    “If we should lose, we’ll stand by the road, And cheer as the winners go by”
    Congrats Horns, would have been sweet to beat finally beat you, but you were the better team. Much respect from Husker Nation.

  69. jae says: Oct 18, 2010 2:16 PM

    longhorn win, that’s all i have to say about that. there i opened my trap again browns fan!

  70. texasxmas1 says: Nov 14, 2010 11:41 AM

    How do you trademark the sign of the devil? That is not a Texas owned signature.

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