- Dec 8, 2004
My feelings exactly.Exactly how I feel. I miss the close proximity of the old conference teams. Even going to Stillwater or Norman wasn't bad. And with such a longstanding relationship with the old schools, I miss the rivalry with the old Big 8. The Big 10 schools still bore me, and always will. The distance to the Big 10 schools certainly defers me to attending any away game. I was in Wisconsin in June for vacation, and maybe it's me getting old, but that was a long drive for me. And that's probably one of the closer places to Nebraska.
However, you can't forget how the old Big 8 teams stuck it to Nebraska in eliminating the partial qualifiers, which I think was a good thing to have. It benefited Nebraska and the student athlete. They all seemed to have it in for Nebraska upon going to the Big XII. It's hard to forget about that and how those old conference teams treated Nebraska. So my outlook is: things change, just about all the conferences today aren't the same as they used to be. And though I may be bored with the Big 10, it's where we are, the money is good and it's time to finally move on. We didn't create our move to the Big 10, the Big XII teams did, IMO.