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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by LKRFN88jp, Apr 19, 2016.
she will be known henceforth as the "fartessa" thom bless
Apparently "OreGONE" fans are already considering him a d-c'mit.
What about Redd?
Oregon I guess? Would be surprised if Neb.
He's averaging more than quadruple the pass attempts per INT so far this season compared to last year too.
My Tessa basically thinks I'm batshit crazy.
Best and worst thing ever? Michigan state 3 years ago, we do something fucking stupid (maybe Cotton literally falling over?) and I'm done and need more beer. The Tessa makes a great joke about something and I laugh my ass off and say, 'this is why I love you.'
First time I ever said it and she looks at me and I apologize because I'm gay like that and say I don't know what I mean. She realizes now that if she reacted constantly to my reactions during games it would be a roller coaster. She just high fives me on good times and tells me not to throw my phone during the bad times. And to drink less booze.
Tldr: husker games make us all dumb
Didn't read this till now....lol, you dumbfuck
(Just kidding congrats, get insurance on the ring because they take it off for dishes or whatever and can't remember where they put it and then you have a small heart attack knowing that some dumb piece of compressed rock is no place around and it's the price of a car and fuck diamonds is rather just get a lot of whiskey)
Also I'm sorta doing the Tayman shuffle and a bit drubball, calling into work tomorrow with a case of the Bo (aka I have AIDS)
sorry about the AIDS OZ
Does 247 have anything regarding Jaylon Redd today? I think it's Oregon but I wanna be wrong
Thought it Jaylon Redd committing today and not Graham.
You're correct. I'm an idiot.
I'm much much calmer about and during Nebraska football games than I used to be.
I don't want my demon spawn associating sports with dad rage.
Very very random- So in school today we're talking about US health care costs and why other developed countries are doing better than us with less money. I'm really looking for some :fire: takes to be a contrarian today.
What thread was it the other day where we were talking about this? I want to say RonBurgundy had some good posts about it but I could be wrong. Maybe it wasnt and nobody knows what I'm talking about and if that's the case just ignore me like usual.
Page 139-Husk Thread. Started with the Ol' Epipen disaster of 2016. Google is really incredible.
Lots of Nebraska love lately on Redd's tweeter. It's a shame he's just added to the list of people who tease iowahuskerfan3
new logo. incredible.
congrats to thommy on big ten offensive player of the week and congrats to our fine nebraska posting fanbase as well
I can rant for days about the shittiness of our system. Give me deets and I can give pro or contrary takes on whatever you need
Jaylon Redd to Oregon
Figured. Lenoir tweeted him last night he couldn't wait to play along side him. FUCCK em. Nothing but overrated banties. From what I've heard they didn't even have committable offers. Graham, Calloway and Holmes is plenty of sedondary talent.
lmbo. We won't sign any of them.
Pretty solid statement by Michael Rose.
Actually, I think the owner of A t-shirt printing company in Lincoln came up with that. Solid work.
The takes on 1620 today have been mind blowing. I cannot believe the amount of stupidity and ignorance coming out of some of the callers today. Its like a car wreck you cant turn away from.
Really saddening to hear the thoughts of some of the people in our state.
I thought he crushed it out of the park
Would this be comparable to let's say, not bowing your head in prayer during a public prayer 100 years ago?
I assume this is related to certain players taking a knee during the national anthem?
Its been a shit show. With a sports radio station, you open yourself up to some interesting calls when you start talking about certain subjects. For the record, I love that it is being talked about because it needs to be and I understand the relation to sports and our football team. I just cant believe some of what is coming out some of the older white men in our fan base. I know its not a majority, but fvck, some people are just so ignorant.
I am not smart enough to have a good take, so I keep my mouth shut. Some people should follow the same rule.
The thing is that it's such a small but powerful gesture. It's the type of thing that, as it picks up steam, could actually foster some positive change. Look at what shit like sit-ins helped to accomplish in the 60s
Completely agree. I don't even think Kapernick could have imagined what he would have started.
IMO hopefully there's some actual tangible benefit to it sooner rather than later. Otherwise I can just see it not being a news story and not getting attention very quickly. I mean if those guys (and other football players, etc...) keep kneeling or sitting it's going to become almost commonplace. Are people really going to care as much and are articles going to continue to be written about it when week 9 comes along. It's still a new form of protest at this point so it's creating dialogue but eventually I'm guessing it will fade as just another player sits/kneels and people stop discussing why.
For our sake, I want players from other programs to start doing it too. I really don't want it to look like racist old white guys are just in Nebraska, have them come out of the woodwork in Iowa and Missouri too. Especially YSU, the "Bo wouldn't let this happen" takes are the absolute worst.
That's probably not the best reason for wanting players to do it. I mean that's kind of missing the point....
Also, other schools players are doing their own form of protesting whether it's kneeling, locking arms, or raising a fist.
See this story: https://www.yahoo.com/news/anthem-protests-games-michigan-north-carolina-214752876--spt.html
MFR has handled this perfectly thus far
First off, I want to say my name is Michael Rose-Ivey. I am a student-athlete at the University of Nebraska. First of all, I want to thank Coach (Mike) Riley, the administration, this university for allowing me to step out and speak on my beliefs on my own behalf. I want to thank you guys for being here to listen to me.
As everyone is aware, this past Saturday, before the game against Northwestern, DaiShon Neal, Mohamed Barry and myself kneeled in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and many other athletes across the country, both professional and non-professional, who are standing together to use their various platforms to bring awareness about police brutality and the recent deaths of black men and women at the hands of police officers.
While the anthem played, I prayed along with DaiShon and Mohamed, and we asked God to watch over us and protect us, to look down on this country with grace and mercy and to look down on all of us with grace and mercy. You see, we are not perfect beings, but as 2 Corinthians 3:5 says, "Not that we are sufficient in our own selves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God."
As we looked at what's been going on in this country, the injustices that have been taking place primarily against people of color, we all realized that there is a systemic problem in America that needs to be addressed. We felt it was our duty to step up and join the chorus of athletes in the NFL, WNBA, college and high school using their platforms to highlight these issues.
We did this understanding the implications of these actions, but what we didn't expect was the enormous amount of hateful, racially-motivated comments we received from friends, peers, fans, members of the media and others about the method of protest. While you may disagree with the method, these reactions further underscore the need for this protest and gives us just a small glimpse into the persistent problem of racism in this country and the divisive mentality of some Americans.
To make it clear, I am not anti-police, I am not anti-military, nor am I anti-American. I love my country deeply and I appreciate the freedoms it professes to afford me.
I have traveled outside of the United States, and I have seen how people live in other countries. I have seen it with my own eyes. And even though I have endured hardships as a kid, and didn't grow up with the world in the palm of my hands, as a conscious being, I am able to recognize that there are people out there who are in a much worse position than I am. I find it very concerning how some of my fellow Americans cannot do the same when it comes to the issues we are talking about today.
Unfortunately, I cannot turn a blind eye to injustice. As Dr. (Martin Luther) King once said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ... The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict. ... An individual who accepts evil without protesting against is really cooperating with it."
So therefore, I believe it is my job, first as a man of faith, which teaches me "for what you do for the least of my brothers, you have done for me." And secondly, as a young black man, who sees people who look like me being unfairly treated, who do not have the platform to let others know about these injustices that go on every single day. I feel I am obligated to stand up and bring awareness to the social injustices that are not limited to police brutality but also to the policies and laws that discriminage against and hinder the growth and opportunities of people of color, low-income people, women and other marginalized communities.
Again, there are issues in this country that need to be addressed. There are issues in this country that can no longer be pushed off onto the backs of another generation. For me, I look at it like this: do I want my kids to be a part of this and have to endure the same struggles that those came before me had to? No, I don't. So it is my job to work to make this world a better place for the next generation.
It is disheartening to see the same social injustices that the likes of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, Ghandi, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, Nelson Mandela, Thurgood Marshall, Marcus Garvey, Huey P. Newton, Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson and Muahamad Ali, amongst others, have spoken out about since the birth of this nation.
As a young black man, I cannot hide from these relaities. As a child of the Most High, I cannot hide from my responsibilities to be a voice for those who cannot speak loud enough to reach those that can help change their reality, or the voices that continue to be ignored or muted, those who are continuously told it is their fault that their problems exist, that only if they do better, then they will have better. That if you just pull up your pants, etc., you can fill in your own what if, but it's not so simple. It's not so clear. I can say that with confidence, because even though I have done better, even though I am a college graduate, even though I am blessed and fortunate to play college football at the highest level and at one of the most prestigious schools in college football, even though I am a healthy being and even though I am fully conscious, I have still endured racism.
I was still referred to (on) Facebook and Twitter as a "clueless, confused n-----" by former high school classmates, friends, peers and even Husker fans. Some believed DaiShon, Mohamed and myself should be kicked off the team or suspended, while some said we deserved to be lynched or shot just like the other black people that have died recently. Another believed that since we didn't want to stand for the anthem, we should be hung before the anthem for the next game. These are actual statements we received from fans. People assume this is just Internet talk, but I can tell you from my own experience at this very institution and visiting other college campuses within the past four years that racism is still a problem that must be addressed. I can't tell you the numerous amount of times I've heard the N-word being shouted at my teammates and I from opposing fans from behind our bench. My freshman year, I can remember going to a frat party and was told that "n-----s are not allowed in this house." We were escorted out several minutes later by security officers.
People want athletes like DaiShon, Mohamed and myself to remain silent and just play football. However, we cannot ignore the lives that we've lived. We, as black athletes, cannot remain silent. We are fully aware that football consumes only a small part of our lives. As we are often reminded, football doesn't last forever.
These issues are bigger than football. These issues are bigger than me. These issues are bigger than you. These issues are bigger than all of us because it impacts all of us, whether you believe it or not.
We must have accountability. We must have understanding. We must have love. But we also must have genuine dialogue, genuine solutions and demand genuine action. We must demand that from ourselves. We must demand that from our family members. We must demand that from our friends. We must demand that from our schools. We must demand that from our police officers. We must demand that from our government representatives. We must demand that from everyone in this nation. That is everyone's role as a conscious being.
I believe we are supposed to look out for one another and call out the injustices in this world against the oppressed, even when you have nothing to gain and you have everything to lose.
America is a great place, despite the ugly blemishes. I love that I am able to wake up and worship my God without fear of persecution. I love that I am able to express my viewpoint and I am protected by (the) Constitution of the United States. This is what makes America great.
But I cannot also ignore those things that keep America divided. I believe in the promise of America, that tell me all men are created equal, and have the right of liberty, justice and equality. But unfortunately, America doesn't always live up to those ideals. So in the words of James Baldwin, "I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually."
It is my hope that in taking a knee, the consciousness of the entire nation will be raised and everyone will be challenged to truly come together and work toward fairness, equality and justice for all.
We all have an important role. We all have that responsibility.
To completely sidetrack the conversation. Does anyone actually treat "god bless america" the same as the national anthem @ MLB games?
I saw something on Facebook and now the World Herald that's unsettling to me and I'm deciding if I should do something or not.
I went to a house party on NYE (12/31/14) at a friends house. There were multiple kegs and an open bar, so obviously a lot of alcohol going around. Sometime shortly after midnight, I found myself cornered in a back room of the basement by this dude and his girlfriend and them accusing me of grabbing the girl's ass. I don't know either of them and don't remember interacting with them at the party (around 50 people or so) so I vehemently deny everything. I tried to leave the room, but they wouldn't let me leave without apologizing. A fight ensued, which I don't remember much of but clearly lost as I came out of the room with a large cut above my eye that sent me to the ER for 8 stitches.
After talking with other people that were at the party, this wasn't the first time this guy and his girlfriend did something like this. I contemplated taking legal action, but decided it wasn't worth the hassle at the time. I also contemplated suing him for medical expenses as my insurance was fighting me because the ER I went to was out of network (they eventually covered everything and I only had a $150 co-pay).
I know this stupid fuck doesn't remember anything as he introduced himself to me at the spring game 3.5 months later when I was at a mutual friends house. I didn't say anything at the time and I still regret it.
Fast forward to last night, his girlfriend post something about him starting training with the Omaha Police Academy. I made a comment on the post about him assaulting people and she took the post down, likely because someone at the OPD would have seen it. And today I saw an article in the World Herald about this being the largest police officer recruit class.
Right now I'm pretty set on calling OPD and letting them know about my altercation with this guy. Is there anything that should give me pause for doing this?
And sorry for the rant post. This guy is one of very few people that I legitimately hate.
I get the point. If you think that this form of protest is going to change the opinions of the Bobfathers of the world then that's really cute, but I hate to break it to you that it's not going to.
Didn't Mizzou lose some commits last year because of the racial tensions and stuff that was going on? I don't want that to be us.
These people exist everywhere.
Coupled with the fact he has a mixed race grandson, he does have some stake in the matter.
Doing anything other than supporting those guys is career suicide.
No. Absolutely not.
With that being said, maybe NoleNBlue can give his on what you could do. Maybe share your experience with OPD, maybe the union, maybe the mayor's office? I don't know but he obviously knows that world better and he's one of the good guys by multiple people's accounts on here.
Props on the statement user @MRI
Great stuff from MRI.
Is that what you have gotten from my posts on this subject, or are you just stating this for some other reason?
I was replying to this:
Nowhere was I implying that it was the best reason for the players to do it.
Not sure where you would start, but I definitely would say something.
What I meant by "probably not the best reason...." was, you wanting other schools players to also protest so their teams bigots say harmful/idiotic things isn't the best reason for wanting players to protest. Rather, wanting injustice towards a specific group examined and bringing about positive, non-harmful change is a better reason to want other teams players to protest.
Absolutely say something.
That is really unsettling and exactly the kind of stand that MRI and these athletes are trying to make and bring to light.
I have a friend out here in Portland and he went through the police academy. He used me as a reference because I worked with him and the guy is a great dude and the kind of people you want to police us. When his future boss called me and asked why I think my friend/former co-worker would make a great police officer I told him, 'I realize how difficult your job is. I also realize that you serve and protect me and my friends and family everyday. I wouldn't be taking this call if I thought he would make a terrible cop, because I realize that could affects us all.'
He thanked me and said that's what he hoped more people realize, that they want to get the best people in as well.
tldr: The departments want you to bring up those kind of people. Absolutely mention something or encourage that person to mention something.
I see Gov. Ricketts fired off a scorching hot take on our players exercising their Constitutional freedoms. Maybe he should stick to trying to bypass the state legislature and US law by acquiring unregulated drugs from foreign countries in order to kill his own citizens.
I would probably not say anything. I understand you wanting to do something but that's opening up a huge can of worms/liability, especially if he isn't hired because of it and he somehow found out it was you. Without researching specifics it could potentially open you up to liability for at least a couple tort claims that come to mind. They may not have any merit. Just saying that's possible, especially if you may not have anyone to back up your end of the story (truth is a defense to slander and I'm not sure on the defenses of tortious interference but it is probably something similar).