This Big Red obsession with everything Burnt Orange has reached the comical stage, and we aren't even to August. It's gone way past personal for some folks up in Nebraska.
Lucile Laughlin a 91 year old fan who grows tomatoes for her neighbors, believes that Mack Brown is Nick Saban incarnate when it comes to underhanded tactics, as evidenced by the one second put back on the clock at the 2009 Big 12 Championship game.
“They put that second back up, and you thought you had seen the last of the good people. When people do things like that to win, they might as well all fall in the ditch, hadn't they," lamented Lucile.
She also said, “You reap what you sow. If you do a dirty thing like that, you'll somehow get a slap back in your face. Don't you believe in that? When you do something like that, it's going to come back and bite you in the butt. Now you know what I feel.”
Adam Offner works part-time in a meat packing plant in Elmwood, Neb. A farmer had brought in a Longhorn to be slaughtered. Offner rushed home grabbed his Husker hat and a camera and went back to the plant. He got the meat plant owner to take the shot as he grabbed the horns and smiled.
Offner apparently summed up the feelings of a lot of Nebraska season ticket holders.
But 2010 feels like a one-game season, he says. One chance to amend 14 years of frustration.
“Otherwise, they get the last word.”
“Don't you ever pity me, you smug bastard. I mean, I'm not gonna be ignored, Mack Brown!”