- May 1, 2003
I didn't think you were picking on me. I was telling you why I predict the way I do, and why I don't join the group of people who artificially lower their expectations to avoid being hurt by the result.I am truly sorry that you thought I was picking on you. I was not
Go back and read the stuff on this board and other NU boards and tell me that a lot of people don't get devastated. I am sorry if you felt I was picking on you, but re-read the very first line in my post. It says "people" are hedging their emotional bets. Your previous posts were somewhat criticizing other people's comments and that is what I was addressing and giving an explanation about.
I did't say you got devastated, I was explaining what I had observed in others. I, though, actually was at a watch site and saw a couple of guys literally throwing napkins they were so distraught.
Second of all, that was SF's quote, not mine. If you want to argue, send him a letter about his comments. He, after all, is the one who said it. I said nothing about 7 and 5, or anything else about record except last year' s 4 and 8.
By the way, I knew a sales distributor in Nebraska several years ago that told me the gross state product goes down after NU losses. Gross consumer sales are significantly down the weeks after losses, and one can presume it is because people's emotional investments are not met and they, according to this sales guy, are depressed at the losses.
I have heard these types of things from other people in Nebraska businesses since then.
I didn't say these things, they did
I have no problem with Frost's comments. My problem was I thought you were misusing them to indicate he was talking about a 7-5 season. I hardly think when he said that we will be dangerous in year 2, and not year 1 he meant, "don't expect us to win 7 games in year 1".