OTC: Beebe Says Nebraska Too Scary For Him

 

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“Neb AD (Tom) Osborne said no division trophy presentation cause Big 12 “did not think it would be safe to send somebody up."
Blair Kerkhoff, Twitter
GH: Rumors that Big 12 officials were issued death threats from Nebraska fans appear to have been scary enough to keep Dan Beebe and his bunch from attending the final regular season game in Lincoln on Friday – the last one of its kind in the history of the short-lived original Big 12 conference. Read on.
“The amount of (fans dressed as) refs I saw in the stadium (and flags in the student section) was excellent. Saw some dude at the tunnel walk as a ref with a sign that said ‘Beebe’s army.’ Bahah.”
HuskerFan2002, gamefaqs.com
GH: The most creative fans in Lincoln Friday may have been the group of students who donned shirts of the other Big 12 teams and went to extremes to make themselves look like the walking dead. The photo above is from the Denver Post.
“Osborne: Beebe told him Big 12 wasn’t at game to hand out North trophy because ‘they didn’t feel safe’ after week of mail from NU fans.”
Tom Shatel, Twitter
GH: Did Beebe and his Dallas deputies really fear a shootout in front of the Cornhusker Hotel or was the fact that Colorado and Nebraska represent everything Beebe and the Big 12 want to forget? I’m guessing the latter. Or maybe Beebe is now listening to Kevin Kietzman’s show and he too thinks Lincoln is the new Camden, NJ. Some foes have Nebraska’s departure in its proper perspective. Read on.
"There were many that were very, very vile, vulgar, disgusting messages, and a lot to administrative assistants and people who don’t deserve any of this. I mean, I’m a big boy, I can take it.”
Dan Beebe, on the messages and threats received from what is believed to be Nebraska fans, Lincoln Journal Star
GH: Take it from where? His couch in Dallas?
“Beebe said a person in the NFL security field, whom he’s previously consulted on other matters, advised the Big 12 to steer clear of Lincoln.”
Brian Rosenthal, writer, Lincoln Journal Star
GH: Brian, are you sure he didn’t say the “steers here” in Lincoln?
“Of the voice mails to Beebe, one said, ‘If I see you on the street, I’m going to hit you in the head with a bottle and stab you,’ he said. ‘Somebody posted something on my daughter’s Facebook that was derogatory. Somebody else called and acted like they were impersonating an officer, and said that they have my daughter, and she was unresponsive and they had to take her to the hospital.’”
Lincoln Journal Star
GH: Yeah, some fans are idiots. Thanks to Beebe and the Big 12 officials for giving these clowns such a public forum.
“They (Big 12 officials) got whatever they got, and they decided not to come. That’s OK. I don’t have anything to say about that. I’ve said all I’m going to say. I’ve had all kinds of e-mails over the years. It’s not a problem."
Tom Osborne, Lincoln Journal Star
GH: Just a guess here but I don’t think Dr. Tom is very happy over the Big 12’s snub. He may keep Bo around another decade just to piss everybody else off.  
 
"I want to say — and I want this clear — my experience with Nebraska and their fan base and their administrations has been tremendous. I’m sorry that we’re losing such an outstanding institution. I’ve had a great experience with Chancellor (Harvey) Perlman, and I appreciate what he’s done on this whole issue, and what Tom Osborne and Bo Pelini have done about how they want the program to be conducted.”
Dan Beebe, Lincoln Journal Star
GH: Yeah, that speech sounds about as truthful as that guaranteed $20 million/school and huge TV contract we heard last June. Beebe blew it. The Big 12 looks like they could give a damn about Nebraska by not showing up for the conference finale. I am pretty sure they don’t but they should have been big boys and been in Lincoln on Friday. It is just what big boys do.
“I will miss watching quilts being made on Main Street, eating a cheese Runza, enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at the Cornhusker Inn, lying in bed at a motel on the highway and feeling the wind whistle through my room, calling the motel operator and telling her, ‘I’ve gotta leak in my sink.’ And she saying, ‘Go right ahead. Everybody else in Nebraska does.’ ”
Woody Paige, columnist, as the Colorado/Nebraska football series came to a close on Friday, Denver Post
GH: For about as many years as I can remember, Paige celebrated the annual NU/CU game with a pregame column that scorched the Children of the Corn with humor, sarcasm and just plain fun. I loved every one of them.
“I will miss the tunnel walk, the coveralled blowup doll team mascot…the sea of red, the screaming cheerleaders (not those on the sideline, but the Nebraska media in the press box).”
Woody Paige, columnist, Denver Post
GH: I was once reprimanded for cheering inside the NU press box – while watching a kick return during a Red/White spring game. Sorry ‘bout that, Woody.
“I will miss the Bugeaters and the Cornhuskers and the best fans in the land. They all drink the NU Kool- Aid. Kool-Aid was created in Hastings, Neb., of course. I will miss poking (harmless) fun at Nebraskans, and they, who have no sense of humor, will miss me. I will miss the annual rivalry between CU and NU. Rivalry? Yes, say I. Never, say Nebraskans.”
Woody Paige, columnist, Denver Post
GH: Nebraska heads to Dallas next Saturday to try and win a Big 12 title – the first for a North squad since Darren Sproles and the Cats upset Big Game Bob’s unbeatable Sooners in 2003. How many fellow Big 12 North fans will be rooting for the Huskers to grab this final jewel on their way out of town? Looks like the Blackshirts may get another shutout in that one as well.
GregHall24@yahoo.com and Twitter / greghall24
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25 Responses to OTC: Beebe Says Nebraska Too Scary For Him

  1. mark x says:

    … good riddance.
    …Yeah, there are always idiot fans and Beebe had nothing to fear. I just can’t decide of he’s a big pussy or just a bigger Nebraska hater…. okay, I decided –he’s just a big pussy. __________________ That said, good riddance to Nebraska. After a lifetime of beating up on KU, KSU, and Colorado they get the Big 10. They will learn the cliche " be careful what you wish for". I will enjoy seeing them get pounded on the weekends. They’ll learn Michigan & Michigan State are not quite the same as Kansas & Kansas State. _____________ Watching Pelini’s antics next year will be rich and I’m sure the Big 10 fans will be amused.

  2. Benny says:

    Thanks Greg
    Without your column I would have missed Woody’s witticisms this year, I am still laughing.

  3. bschloz says:

    North
    Watched the game at Broadmoor Hotel in C.S…..I think there were more Husker Fans in the room…….Anybody catch WAC action last night…either that is scripted like WWE or its the most entertaining football I’ve seen all year….really feel for that Boise K’er…probably had to hitch a ride home.

  4. chuck says:

    Me personally, jmo, I think
    the Big 10 has been over rated for MOST not all of the previous 10 years. Especially Ohio State. I hate Nebraska like any good MU fan (Not really ‘hate’ sports hate, its just football kids), but I think they will kick ass in the Big 10. Hate to say it, but it is what it is.————–Not mad at the Big 10, just think they are over rated.—–I am now ready for my abuse, fire at will.

  5. harley says:

    Those arent .costumes…
    thats what those hick loser corn porn fat overwiehgt ugly people
    in nebraska wear everday.
    Dr. Tom should be ashamed of what the NU program has become.
    Once a stoic/honored/graceful program has now become nothing
    but a bunch of thugs/bo pellini outrageous and disgusting behvarior not only
    to. the refs but to his own team….what a disgraceful fall forr a great
    sports program….Dr. Tom is a fucdking loser also…we see where he
    now staqnd….go fuck yourselves hucskers and we can’t wait til your basketball team visits kc in march….we’ll be all costumed up and ready to
    see your team get bashed in kc….don’t send any fans…we’re readyto
    battle you backwoods hicks.
    team visits kc in march…..whooooooooooha……..

  6. harley says:

    notice the fat overweight
    guys…theyre all fat…like everyone from nebraska…most disgusting
    state in the nation….fat…gross…lots of pigs (human and. animal)
    and the smell everywhere you go is absoulutely disgusting and
    horrible. Glad they re leaving…..good riddance…bye bye…

  7. dp says:

    See ya Classy Fans
    Why would Bebee want to come to Lincoln? Their coaches, fans and administrators complain 24/7 about everything and lob death threats. Who cares if those rednecks get their feelings hurt?

  8. Kent says:

    The more you know, harley …
    Those who live in fat houses shouldn’t throw donuts: http://www.rwjf.org/files/research/20100629fasinfatmainreport.pdf
    ————————-
    Obesity rates:
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    Missouri, 29.3%, 12th
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    Kansas, 28.2%, 16th
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    Nebraska, 27.3%, 23rd
    —————————–
    Bit by bit the Big 12 is chipping away at any second thoughts this Nebraska fan had about leaving the conference. Of course a security consultant is going to tell you to stay away: there’s no downside to that advice for him, but if he tells you it’s OK to go and something bad happens, he’s out of business. Fans who would make death threats against a conference commissioner are about the most pathetic thing I’ve ever seen, except for the commissioner who takes them seriously.

  9. KCMonarch says:

    Lincoln dangerous?
    Only one thing wrong with Bebee’s story. If he was so uncertain about his safety or the safety of one of his underlings, why would he allow a crew of Big XII officials to officiate the game? If his fears were valid, wouldn’t they ultimately be in the greatest danger since most of the anger was directed at the conduct of their colleagues? Will the Big XII North trophy be delivered to Lincoln via FedEx or USPS ground? Will somebody from the Big XII be in KC today to present MU with their "co-championship" Big XII North trophy?

  10. harley says:

    Kent’s obviously never been out of basement
    ever been to nebraska. the smell of human and animal pigs isoverwhelming.
    In fact, right now there are over 40 nuisance abuse lawsuits in the
    state of nebraska based on the smell and disgusting manure runoff
    from the pig and cattle farms in the state. It is one big manure
    slop hole after another.
    but forget the facts about the fat people in nebraska and maybe its
    just the ones who were obese were really really obese and disgusting.
    Sorry…the entire state in one big hellhole.
    But i did have respect for nebraska unti lthis last week. Over the years
    MU has had many many bad calls that actually influenced the final
    score of a game…ex: 5 downs versus colorado/illegal kicked ball
    versus nebraska…and there were no emails/nasty letters/death
    threats…no threats against innoccent children ….no death
    threats against innocent unkowing employees of the league.
    And those callss cost us crucial games….yet no nasty behavior.
    Then last week against a much lesser opponent…nebraska unleashes
    their tyrant…not just against the league…officials…and the refs…
    but also their own players. Seepellini harass his player and strike him…
    wasn’t there a coach who caught hell for violently harrassing his
    players? Pellinis a bully…a pitful disgusting piece of shit bully.
    Seen swoopes/brown/pinkel/saban/ or toehr major coaches do what
    pellini did last week do in front of national audience. NO!
    sEE THE PHONTO HERE….what trash scumbags dress up and threaten
    to kill refs/officials in the actual stadium. I’ve never seen that ever!
    They want to murder people….over a football game. and the coach
    who last year cussed out players of the opposing team rants about his
    treatment like a maniac….and the fans come to the game against
    colorado with blood on their clothes…screaming murder?
    I’ve never seen this in college sports ever.
    And Dr. Tom doesn’t come out in public against this disgusting
    act……the photo is horrible….and they dress like refs with their
    throats covered with blood carrying knives? this is appropriate
    behavior on a college campus.
    Dr. tom should be fired…pellini should be fired…the fans
    admonished for this dispicable behavior on national tv….
    this is not the nebraska who for decades upheld a fine/upstanding/
    honorable/gracious university. this is a digusting action on the part
    of the ad/the coach and the fans.
    This is a disgrace…to all the great nebraska fans over the year who
    have maintained class and dignity in eveyr sport.
    I worked in the athletic department at MU and traveled many times to
    Lincoln. the people there were gracious/friendly/honrable people
    with class and humility.
    THIS IS NOT THE NEBRASKA I KNEW AND LOVED. AS A MU FAN…
    THIS IS NOT THE NEBRASKA THAT WAS KNOWN THRUOUT THE
    COUNTRY AS A VERY HONORED AND CLASSY UNIVERSITY.
    TOM/BO AND HIS ENTIRE STAFF/AND THE FANS SHOULD BE ASHAMED
    OF THIS OUTRAGEOUS AND HORRIBLE DEMONSTRATION THEY HAVE
    SHOWN THE NATION.
    THEY ARE GUTLESS/LOW LIFES AND HAVE FOREVER RUINED THE
    HISTORY OF NEBRASKA ATHLETICS AND FANS!
    BLOODIED COSTUMES IN THE STANDS…YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED
    OF SUCH BEHAVIOR. THANK GOD YOU ARE GOING TO THE BIG 10.
    YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO EVERY FOOTBALL SCHOOL AND FAN!

  11. KCMonarch says:

    I imagine Saban might look like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baQtEa-zmoA

  12. Uncle Dick says:

    Dealey/Devaney
    Since the Big 12 Championship game is in Dallas, the conference is not going to allow Beebe to ride in a convertible.

  13. mark x says:

    B+ for harley
    Sorry, Harley. While that was an epic post, I must subtract points for poor spelling, grammar, and punctuation. And caps. Your use of caps was a little too much. Caps CAN be an effective means to stress a point. But by using caps for an entire paragraph, it loses its affect and becomes a distraction. But keep trying, Harley.

  14. Rainbow Man says:

    10 Pretty Much facts…
    1. Nebraska has a lot of wonderful citizens.
    2. Remember… Tom Osborne is a weird guy. He was so arrogant, he ran for governor, and Nebraskans voted against him.
    3. This whole thing is about Osborne. Osborne has hated the Big 12 since day one and he never made that a secret.
    4. Osborne, the stoic pillar of morality… will tolerate… Lawrence Phillips, The Peter Brothers, and the Pelini Brothers.
    5. KK would praise MU for going to the Big Ten… But not Nebraska.
    6. Nebraska is going to lose 5 games next year… maybe 6. Lots of teams that love 20 degree weather in The Big Ten.
    7. Osborne may have to fire Pelini… But I get the feeling that as long as Osborne is around.. no one of substance will want the job.
    8. Big Ten Fans really don’t care about The Big 12… at all. Big 12 Fans…. or at least KK… care way too much about The Big Ten.
    9. The Big 12 would like to be The Big Ten.
    10. Kansas City let that office move to Dallas. Nebraska will be missed.

  15. harley says:

    we will miss nebraska
    rainbow man is right on…100%. This dr. tom is one asshole and we
    finally see what kind of sh*thead he is.
    He tries to come off so morally right…and he let the pellini brothers
    run their mouth…beat their players…and incite violence and criminal
    acts by their fans.
    I will mis nebraska…but i can’t wait til they play in kc….we’ll be there
    with signs and costumes giving them on hell of going away party.
    HOW ABOUT THEAT NEBRASKA BASEKTBALL TEAM…THEY’RE
    REALLY GOOD ARENT THEY…
    SEE YA LATER. NEB RASKA COULD HAVE LEFT THE CONFERENCE
    WITH STYLE AND CLASS….INSTEAD THEY LEAVE WITH CRIMINALS
    AND BLOOD SPLATTERED COSTUMES THAT ARE DISGUSTING.

  16. chuck says:

    Epic. No doubt. Jesus Harley…
    Whoa…

  17. MrOlathe says:

    NU in the Big 10
    I agree with Chucky. Nebraska will do well in the Big 10. I’ll predict that they will be in the title game 3 of the 1st 5 years.

  18. Rainbow Man says:

    doubt it
    NU will start scheduling very weak non-con games now. The Big Ten schedule is murder. They beat the crap out of each other. It is impossible to get out of conference play undefeated. I look forward to seeiing how NU does there… in the "weak" Big Ten.

  19. Markus Aurelius says:

    Listening to all you Nubbers whine….
    is hilarious…I feel like Christmas came early. This is great.

  20. Redfan says:

    What I love…
    is guys like Harley lamenting "this is not the Nebraska I knew and loved’….what, as an MU fan getting your ass kicked year after year by the same team you knew and loved????? Makes a lof of sense. Seriously, you’re throwing a lot of poop that isn’t sticking. And mocking Nebraskans for being fat when you reside in a fatter state (don’t sweat facts man, they are overrated). Figures, coming from a fan base that celebrates historic atrocities like burning down the city of Lawrence, KS all because of a collegiate rvialry. The war’s over boys, time to move on…rednecks.

  21. hammy says:

    Redfan
    calling anyone else a redneck is rich indeed.

  22. JP says:

    The Truth
    I will not miss Nebraska in the Big XII. Reading these fans comments cemented what I already knew and feared. Nebraska fans get their self esteem and apparent worth from their football team. They live it and breathe it. What is discouraging about this situation is that you had "respected people" like Tom Osborne and Harvey Pearlman seemingly encouraging this kind of behavior, over a freaking football game. This is beyond entertainment. Are there any adults in Nebraska who will call out behavior like sending death threats over football games. I hope so.

    BTW, I wonder if we’ll hear from these great Nebraska fans once hoops season starts. I think we all know the answer to that question.

  23. harley says:

    ..BASKETBALL….WE DON’T PLAY
    BASEKTBALL IN NEBRASKA….ITS NOT A SPORT….
    WAIT TIL THE BIG 12 TEAMS RIP AND DESTROY THE NEBRASKA
    DOG BASKETBALL TEAM..
    CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THEM IN MARCH IN BIG 12 TOURNAMENT…
    COME SEE US DRESS UP WITH BLOOD AND KNIVES…
    ALL NEBRASKA FANS NOW SUCK D*CK.

  24. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    Hey Hall..WHERE IS KU/MU game commentary?
    No one gives a shit about NU around here anymore. It’s KU/MU/KSU. Write and comment about those teams.

  25. Redfan says:

    Indeed…
    it is Hammy, indeed it is….just as using the word "rich" in the context you did is gay…………………..Harley, we get it, turn off the caps lock please.

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