Football has always been in my life. My father was a coach and I grew up in Nebraska. My sister, who was supposed to be a boy, could out-punt all of the boys in high school. We also has a basketball hoop set at 9ft, so it was almost like we were set up to fail in basketball so we would pay more attention to football.
They say that Arkansans (or Arkansawyers) are pretty serious about football too. I think it is wise to have a mascot that could very well be the tastiest thing on the planet (hog). They’ve got one thing completely wrong though. They wear Oklahoma Sooner Red, and they don’t even realize it. It may have been a different color in the past, but it is definitely not a collegiate red or maroon. The Arkansas color is only color between the two colors that Nebraskans (and probably Kansonians, Coloradans, Missourities, Texish, and Ioweegians) quickly identify as Sooner Red.
Today is a big day in the world of football. Texas plays the Cornhuskers for the Big XII Championship in a few hours. I don’t see the corn winning, but if they do, it could seriously mess up the BCS. Seriously messing up the Bowl Championship series is the first step to a national playoff system, LIKE EVERY OTHER SPORT, or EVERY OTHER FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
So in cheering for the Huskers tonight, not only am I cheering on my own heritage and culture, I am cheering on the evolution of college football.