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Big 12 shows its class in ‘Huskers trophy snub

Dan Beebe

An offseason of acrimony caused by Nebraska’s imminent departure for the Big Ten has apparently bled over to the end of the regular season.

In most years, a Cornhuskers’ win like today’s that secured a Big 12 North title would have been followed by the school being presented a trophy by someone from the conference, most likely commissioner Dan Beebe.  This isn’t most years, of course, and the regular season has ended with the conference allowing its pettiness to show, cloaking their indignation over the future move in a sea of alleged threats and safety issues.

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, there were no representatives from the Big 12 in attendance at Memorial Stadium to make a postgame trophy presentation.  The reasoning behind the snub?  The “hooligans” in Lincoln had been peppering the conference with threatening emails in the week leading up to what turned out to be a division-clinching win over Colorado.

They didn’t think it would be safe to send somebody up,” Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said. “That’s the word I got. … You can call Beebe and ask him [why].”

Given this diss of Nebraska by their soon-to-be former conference, it would make the trophy presentation following the Big 12 title game a helluva lot more  interesting and intriguing if the Cornhuskers were to win it.

Provided the conference doesn’t just ship the hardware FedEx.  Or simply drop it from a crop duster somewhere in the air space above Lincoln.

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35 Responses to “Big 12 shows its class in ‘Huskers trophy snub”
  1. bender4700 says: Nov 26, 2010 10:10 PM

    I can’t wait for Bo to use some more of those foul words he used last week against the Big Texas I mean Big XII refs as he proclaims the Big XII as Nebraska’s property.

    Sure Texas and Texas A&M avoided losing to the Skers on their going away tour, but the last laugh very well can rest with Nebraska forever.

    Big XII, how’s my … *you know the rest, right Kobe?!*

  2. edgy loves boise st says: Nov 26, 2010 10:10 PM

    don’t worry nebraska, you left the texas and other schools conference for a quality conference lol let the texas schools wallow in what is now a shoddy conference

  3. bender4700 says: Nov 26, 2010 10:18 PM

    Oh believe me, Husker Nation is just chomping at the bit to face some great talent, some classy traditional schools, and to have fans that don’t throw piss on your car in the parking lot.

    I guess if you kick the crap out of someone for 30 years or more they tend to be bitter. Who knew?! *shrug*

  4. edgy loves boise st says: Nov 26, 2010 10:57 PM

    hmm bender, kinda sounds like you are the bitter one old man, im sorry that texas doesnt like you lol

  5. buckeye044 says: Nov 26, 2010 11:38 PM

    hey bender,
    You’ll be safe in State College, they only throw it on the band.

  6. okcdolphin says: Nov 27, 2010 2:24 AM

    They won the big 12 north thats impressive….

  7. Slim Charles says: Nov 27, 2010 2:52 AM

    Seriously, who gives a shit about a conference? It’s some arbitrary grouping designed to make money and share revenue. You people are acting like it’s the Hells Angels or something.

  8. Coach says: Nov 27, 2010 3:04 AM

    Too bad Nebraska will never get a call in the Big Tweleven. That conference belongs to tOSU and UM. Third class citizen yesterday, third class citizen tomorrow. Sorry.

  9. Beebe's Kids says: Nov 27, 2010 3:24 AM

    So, they did or didn’t report it to the police in wherever the Big TX offices are? I’m sure the stadium security or Lincoln police couldn’t have possibly kept them safe from some pissed off old people. :eyeroll

  10. iamalwayscorrect says: Nov 27, 2010 7:43 AM

    Thats ok Nebraska will roll on into the BIG 10 and take that soft conference over.
    It won’t be hard. Michigan is years away from contending as long as that doofus RichRod is coach. And the Overrated State University gets exposed after it plays real teams in the Bowls.
    Nebraska and the Pelini brothers are going to rule the Big ? so Vestman should get out of the way now and take a coaching job in DIV III where his talent belongs or the Cornhusker train will roll over you through Wisconsin,Michigan, OSU, and on through Happy Valley(get out of the way old man)

  11. huskerguy says: Nov 27, 2010 9:08 AM

    Classy Big XII. Nice. Threats… that is a good one. Were any of these actually reported? I really don’t think you wanted to attend the game between a future Big 10 school or a future Pac 10 school. You really didn’t want to attend the game to the 2 schools that kicked you in the small peas and went to better conferences. Why?? Because it made you look like “the guy” that killed the XII.

    With that said…

    iamalwayscorrect-don’t be a trash talking d-bag. Look at next years schedule. I will be happy to get through that gauntlet with only 2-3 losses. It will be an adjustment period for Husker Nation but we will make it and be fine.

    Unfortunately, every team has jerks for fans and let the game get in the road of being classy. So Husker fans, stay classy. Don’t be that “guy”.

    Living in Ohio, I will be trying to make many games around the area (wait, that is like all of them… better get a 2nd and 3rd job).

    GO BIG RED!!!

  12. huskerguy says: Nov 27, 2010 9:09 AM

    BTW John… great pic of Beebe. That pretty much sums him up.
    :)

  13. iamalwayscorrect says: Nov 27, 2010 9:33 AM

    @huskerguy

    You have been living in Ohio tooooooo long. You are sounding like a Buckeye d-bag. Don’t be “that” guy.
    Pick which side of the fence you want to be on. Your not a true Husker, your a poser.

  14. iamalwayscorrect says: Nov 27, 2010 10:58 AM

    Huskerguy says:
    “Unfortunately, every team has jerks for fans and let the game get in the road of being classy”.

    **********************
    WTF?
    Let the game get in the ROAD of being classy? WTF????????

    Kids, stay in school, study, and pay attention or you will end up like THAT guy Husker

  15. metalhead65 says: Nov 27, 2010 11:38 AM

    hey alwaysright have you come down from your “trip” yet? hope you don’t take that stuff to often or you will permantly damage your brain,although it sounds like it already to late for you. we understand you are excited and a big fan but shouldn’t you wait untill you actualy win a game or 2 against the big boys of your new conference before you start talking trash? but that’s ok it will be more fun pointing out what a douche you are when your team fails and you long for the days of your old conference. I am thinking most fans are like huskerguy and not classless douchebags like yourself.

  16. theredfan says: Nov 27, 2010 11:57 AM

    Even if Dan Beebe didn’t want to come to Lincoln himself, he surely could of sent someone else.

    Maybe someone like…IDK… maybe Big 12 Assistant Commishioner Ed Stewart??? Former Husker All-American LB.

    Yah, by coincidence, the Big 12′s Asst Commishioner just happens to be a former Nebraska great. He would have gotten a standing ovation from the crowd. Hardly a threatening gesture IMHO.

    It’s refusing to send Stewart that really shows Beebe’s pettiness in the whole affair.

  17. iamalwayscorrect says: Nov 27, 2010 12:39 PM

    Metalhead

    BLAHHHBLAHHHBLAHHHH

    When will you simpletons learn to come up with something original?

    I mean really,,, douchebag? Are you in 6th grade and just repeat whatever you hear?

    Why don’t you keep your opinions to yourself instead of personally directing them at someone that doesn’t even know you, doesn’t want to know you, and doesn’t even care if you exist.
    Lame arses like you always have to stick their noses and idiotic opinions into something that wasn’t even directed to you. Get a friend, a dog, a hobby, something.
    Now go play in the sandbox and stay there till your mom gets home

  18. iamalwayscorrect says: Nov 27, 2010 12:48 PM

    @Metalhead

    Also, please learn how to spell before you post another retort. I mean come on. Instead of that lame attempt to present yourself as humorous, sarcastic, and knowledgeable, you succeeded in only showing yourself to be undereducated and foolish.

    BTW,
    CAPITALIZE the first word of a sentence.
    until, NOT, untill
    actually NOT actualy
    permanently NOT permantly

    You should have just kept your dumbass on the sideline and asked your mom how you ended up being so stupid. My guess is inbreeding.
    Shame, shame on her

  19. huskerguy says: Nov 27, 2010 2:58 PM

    OK. Maybe Beebe was right…

    It might have been a threat if there were other Husker fans like iamalwaysadbag at the game. I think other fans lose brain cells just being around him. Crack is probably better for you.

  20. ukeone says: Nov 27, 2010 4:09 PM

    Beebe is a BOOBE! Face it…he has no face! His chosen team went 5 & 7 (won’t be bowling or bringing-in some much needed $$$ for the conference coffers) & is embarrassed as hell to show-up in Lincoln to give our team what it has rightfully earned. Beebe (Boobe, or whatever everyone is calling you these days): watch us carefully as we walk away from you & this poor excuse of a conference & into the the riches & prestige of the GREAT BIG 10 conference. As you see us expose our SCARLET RED asses in your pathetic face, please give them all a great big farwell kiss. Lord knows how many times you’ve kissed Uncle Mack ‘s &BEVO’s asses & it made you blush. Good riddens to ya, BOOBE!

  21. PanchoHerreraFanClub says: Nov 27, 2010 4:10 PM

    It’s always interesting where the words class and Nebraska show up in the same sentence. Inbreeding may account for problem with the Husker fans, but it hasn’t hurt SEC any.

  22. ukeone says: Nov 27, 2010 4:45 PM

    There have been many published “words” & actions spewed from one SEC school to another in recent years that defies all “class” and “mutual respect”. Let’s also mention all the past, current & still potential NCAA investigations. SEC fans have no place criticizing Husker fans or anyone because their own crass antics have clearly spoken louder than words alone. At least the NCAA is kept busy with all that goes on in the SEC lately. Maybe inbreeding isn’t the problem for them….maybe it’s in the recruiting & nurturing of potential & ex-cons. Go sick ‘em, NCAA!

  23. rhugga1000 says: Nov 27, 2010 7:07 PM

    Man nothing funnier than a nebraska fan using words like “class” or talking about “quality opponents”.. Man good stuff.

    As a former Big 8 athlete I witnessed Nebraska douche-baggery both as a player and as a fan – an no fans in all of college football are as bandwagon and classless. They truly are oakland raider fans of college football..

    Good riddance from the big 12… Don’t let the door hit your large azz on the way out.

    I really loved watching them whine and cry about a legitimate ass-handed in the last second by Texas last year only to see Texas hand them their ass again.. Man classic.

    Cya Nebraska…. Your new conference will be saying the same thing in a couple years…. You can take someone out of the trailer park but you can’t take the trailer park out of the person.

  24. jmusteve says: Nov 27, 2010 10:02 PM

    “Man nothing funnier than a nebraska fan using words like “class” or talking about “quality opponents”.. Man good stuff.

    As a former Big 8 athlete I witnessed Nebraska douche-baggery both as a player and as a fan – an no fans in all of college football are as bandwagon and classless. They truly are oakland raider fans of college football..”

    rhugga1000,

    You really have no idea what you’re talking about. I’ve lived in Big 10 territory, near Philadelphia (Eagles), as well as Virginia, before moving to Nebraska. Husker fans are by far the classiest, and there isn’t really a close second. Apparently the school you attended was pounded regularly by Nebraska and you’re holding some type of a grudge. :)

    By the way, if you really want to experience bandwagon, classless fans, attend an Eagles game with a Redskins jersey. The response will far outdistance anything you could dream up. I like the Eagles, but geez…

  25. huskerguy says: Nov 28, 2010 8:21 AM

    jmusteve…

    Beat me to it. He must have went to K-state, Kansas or Missery to feel that bitter. Or even Colorado.

    Funny about the Eagles comment. I am a Packer fan and took my bro-in-law to a Pack/Skins game (he is a Skins fan) and before the game even started he said “Heck, this ain’t Philly.” I looked at him and he said “I have had food thrown at me, beer spilled on my or pissed on yet.” I said “You won’t get that here… unless you are a Queens or Bear fan. Even then, it isn’t that bad.”

  26. rhugga1000 says: Nov 28, 2010 10:44 AM

    “You really have no idea what you’re talking about. I’ve lived in Big 10 territory, near Philadelphia (Eagles), as well as Virginia, before moving to Nebraska. Husker fans are by far the classiest, and there isn’t really a close second.”

    bwhahahahaha man some good Sunday morning humor.

    Honestly do you really believe the garbage your spewing or are you just messing with us? I have witnessed, empirically, as well as scores of others on this thread, Nebraska douche-baggery with my own eyes… Multiple times, in multiple venues, spanning multiple decades.

    Man this is funny. Nothing more comical than a whiny, nose-bleeding, bandwagon Nebraska fan. (and funny – you couldn’t find a nebraska fan lately until this season when then managed to win a few games)

    Good luck against OK – they are a “quality” opponent. And after your loss, please don’t whine and cry about the game clock, or the refs, or a slippery field, or the position of Saturn with regards to Neptune… Good luck in your new “quality” conference — it won’t be long before Nebraska is leaving pig droppings all over the place.

  27. rhugga1000 says: Nov 28, 2010 11:01 AM

    Thought I’d post a little tidbit regarding “Quality” opponents post WWII:

    National Championships:
    Big 8 / Big 12 = 17
    Big 10 = 12

    Or if you wanna go by “polls” since nothing was very accurate pre-1980:

    Big 12 18
    SEC 18
    Big Ten 15
    Independents 10
    Pac-10 9
    Big East 3
    Mountain West 2

    Empirical, irrefutable data.

  28. sammydog99 says: Nov 28, 2010 11:29 AM

    “Your not a true Husker, your a poser.”

    Sometimes spellcheck isn’t enough.

    You’re

  29. ukeone says: Nov 28, 2010 2:43 PM

    rhuggia1000: so you were a Big 8 athlete sometime ago, huh? What did you play…badminton? O0000, I bet you were all the rage back then. The statistics you shared with us I do not dispute. But that record came courtesy of Nebraska and/or Oklahoma (not from the rest of the pewny little AZZ schools, one of which you most-lkely belonged to). Yes, the Big 8 was a class conference back then, thanks to the Huskers & Sooners because no one else contributed to that fact. You were all just weekly target practice for the post season. The Big 10 had a few less wins than the Big 8 (or later the 12). But that will change now that Nebraska is coming into the picture. Once Texas becomes independent & Oklahoma gets lured into another conference, we’ll see what happens to the rest of the pathetic Big 12 (or whatever it will murph into). You can possibly believe the myth that Kansas, Kansas St., & Missouri will pull things together once that happens? Hahahahahaha!

  30. ukeone says: Nov 28, 2010 2:54 PM

    rhugga1000: You do realize you have not yet revealed what Big 8 institution benefitted from your proud athleticism. What school did you belong to? Or are you too ashamed to tell us that? We’d all love to know….

  31. ukeone says: Nov 28, 2010 3:01 PM

    “Oh, excuse me….let me do my own spellcheck before rhugga100 does it for me:

    likely

    morph

    ASS (not AZZ, azzhole!)

  32. cardinalmike says: Nov 28, 2010 5:45 PM

    I’ll start with the admission that I’m a Missouri fan who’s never gotten over the kick/catch touchdown loss to Nebraska, probably a decade or more ago now, or the fifth down loss to the self-righteous McCartney’s band of character-challenged Buffaloes. I’m also no fan of the Big 12. If the Big 10 would have wanted Missouri instead of Nebraska, I would have hoped Mizzou would have jumped in a heartbeat. However, I don’t blame the Big 12 for resenting the abandonment of the two schools and my biggest dissapointment of the season was losing to the Huskers in our final Big 12 contest. I hope like hell that whichever team comes out of the Big 12 South beats the tar out of Nebraska in the championship game. I don’t want Nebraska to claim the conference title and then leave for the Big 10. I don’t think I’m hating Nebraska for that and I don’t think that represents a lack of class. I’m kind of glad the Big 12 ignored the game between the two schools that are leaving. I wish the conference office would have been honest enough to skip the “security/safety” excuse and just acknowledge that those two are now on the league’s shit list. I doubt anyone in Nebraska or Colorado would be surprised by that.

  33. ukeone says: Nov 28, 2010 8:46 PM

    “I’m also no fan of the Big 12. If the Big 10 would have wanted Missouri instead of Nebraska, I would have hoped Mizzou would have jumped in a heartbeat. However, I don’t blame the Big 12 for resenting the abandonment of the two schools…..I’m kind of glad the Big 12 ignored the game between the two schools that are leaving.”

    HUH????? Get out the dizzy-pills!

    Hey, cardinalmike: What a mixed-up batch of logistical horseshit! On the one hand, you wouldn’t have minded if the Big 10 had offered Missouri (instead of Nebraska) the chance to jump ship; and on the other, you support the Big 12 for ignoring the 2 schools who are leaving. WHAT??? Are you on drugs or something? On one side, you’re no fan of the Big 12 & on the other, you don’t blame them for their shenanigans. And, how would Missouri leaving the Big 12 differ from Nebraska’s or Colorado’s leave? And, what would the Big 12 have had in store for “your school” once they abandonded the league? You are totally screwed-up, man! WOW, I’m dizzy just trying to make sense of that. Talk about bitter resentment: losing to Nebraska & not getting the invite to the Big 10 when the Huskers were quickly & “unanimously” accepted. Damn, I just can’t believe what you “leftover” idiots are writing. GEEZEEZ!

  34. ukeone says: Nov 28, 2010 9:04 PM

    “I don’t think I’m hating Nebraska for that and I don’t think that represents a lack of class.”

    Wow….spewed, jealous & bitter hatred for Nebraska & “this is not a lack of class” all in the same message. You must have read Sarah Palin’s book (ugh! she can write?)… what ditzy logic!

    cardinalmike: If that isn’t hate, I’d not want to see what you’d agree to doing if you admitted to hating. You are such a lying, illogical hypocrite! If your school thinks like this as well, then Missouri belongs in the Big 12..that is until the ones who are $$$-wise holding it together (Texas, Oklahoma, etc.) jump ship & leave you all behind to find a new home.

    At least we won’t have to deal with this crap-thinking anymore in the Big 10. Enjoy your conference while it’s still intact. I’ll give it a few more years at best. Adios!

  35. ukeone says: Nov 28, 2010 9:22 PM

    “I wish the conference office would have been honest enough to skip the “security/safety” excuse and just acknowledge that those two are now on the league’s shit list. I doubt anyone in Nebraska or Colorado would be surprised by that.”

    The only honest or logical thing you’ve said.

    cardinalmike: This would not have been at all logical with the Big 12, though, nor with any of the bitter leftovers of this conference. It was much easier & convenient for BEEBE (the BOOBE….”your” commissioner) to be a lying, sniveling weasel than to be at all honest. But then again, it doesn’t take rocket science to figure that out either. No one in Nebraska or Colorado is at all surprised by the real reason behind the snub. Your words speak loud & clear how your school & the rest of the Big 12 feel about our departure.

    Advise: Just take a deep breath….breathe in…..breathe out….wax on….wax off….it’ll all be over with soon. Just relax, Tiger!

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