Look Boren spends university money to build a useless dog water fountain in memory of his dead pets, this useless ad is nothing to him.
Originally Posted by OU48A
Absolutely. Barry and Tom were great friends. Great respect for the other program was the norm. Of course you have to be about 40 to really understand OU vs Nebraska. And you have to be older than about 18 to understand what respect is. Most the posts in this thread appear to fall short on both.
Originally Posted by mexican/ninja
Nebraska did put their starting defense back in after Parker's 3rd TD in the 4th quarter though. That was pretty damn funny.
Originally Posted by Yuck Fu
I respect Nebraska and aTm for standing up to Texas.
Originally Posted by Big Pimpin'
You would rather be Texas's **** and let them make all the decisions?
Texas killed the SWC and we let them into the Big 8.
37.5 percent of the Big 8 (at that time) is now gone.
The decision that he made that will hurt his football program was not going to the B1G, it was Pelini.
The B1G is a prestigious conference that shouldn't be too hard for the Shuckers to win.
aTm moved to a HARD conference and they appear to be doing OK.
They were just 6-6 here in the Big 12 (-2-1-1+2) last year.
As far as your first point, when we let the 4 Texas schools into the Big 8, that killed the OU/Neb rivalry.
We went from playing every year to playing twice every 4 years.
Hard to have a good rivalry when you host a team every 4 years.
Anyway you sound about 20 years old and no memory of the pre Texas running everything days.
You sound more like 20 and ignorant of those days.
Originally Posted by Orange is ugly
Most of the **** Nebraska complained about Texas concerning were policies they fought to have implemented originally such as structured revenue. Texas conceded the structured revenue sharing for support from some of the other schools (namely Oklahoma and Oklahoma State) to kill prop 48 athletes. Structured revenue wasn't unfair to Nebraska or a "Texas thing" until Nebraska wasn't the leading revenue receiver anymore. It was Nebraska's vote that vetoed moving to across the board revenue sharing in 1999 & 2001 when Oklahoma State and Kansas both brought it to the table.
It was Oklahoma's decision to kill the OU/NU rivalry not big evil Texas. Texas was all for having a single rivalry game across the division lines. They wanted to play Colorado every season. Oklahoma considered it too difficult a schedule to have to face Nebraska every season as well as Texas A&M who had been consistently ranked for the previous decade in the top 15.