Guess I just wanted to say at least half of my football this week went well. My Hawkeyes went into Lincoln and whipped the Cornhuskers up and down the field. It was a good feeling after dropping the last two games we've played against them and listening to copious amounts of shit talk from Nebraska fans who after two years of being in the Big Ten already treat this matchup as some kind of age-old rivalry.
I must say it was awesome watching Bo Pelini put on his normal entertaining show of sideline childishness. He actually got penalized for getting into and officials face and then had the audacity after the game to say that it was a chicken shit move by the official. He also tried to accuse our Head Coach Kirk Ferentz of the same behavior and questioned why Ferentz wasn't flagged. You want an answer Bo? That would be because Coach Ferentz doesn't do this every game, all game long. It's an extremely rare occurrence for Ferentz to get very animated at all, and there are some fans in our fanbase that actually criticize Ferentz for his stone-faced demeanor because they see it as a lack of emotion/passion. Nice trying to pass the buck instead of manning up and taking responsibility for being a petulant child on the sidelines.
I believe that Pelini is already on the hot seat, and it seems he is trying to put that final nail in his coffin. I've never respected Pelini, and never will. I think he's an extremely poor role model, that he's ungrateful, and that he's a physical manifestation of how you shouldn't
act as a college football head coach. If he gets fired, it's well deserved, and I'll be the first to say good riddance.
There's also the fact that a Nebraska player sucker punched an Iowa player and wasn't penalized, nor ejected. You stay classy Cornhuskers! But being honest, I think the players are just acting out in their coach's image.
All in all I'm just excited that my Hawks got the W and finished 8-4. Last season was awful. Fellow fans were asking me what my prediction was for this season and when I told them 8 wins I was looked at like a crazy man. Historically though the Hawkeyes under Ferentz have always bounced back well after a disappointing season and history turned out to repeat itself this year. We're likely looking at a Gator Bowl invite after the win. I couldn't be more proud of this team and of how they fought and represented our state after a 4-8 season last year.
For my fellow Hawkeye fans that might be on here.. GO HAWKS!