Monday, October 29, 2007

A Night I Will Never, EVER Forget

It hasn't hit me yet. The Red Sox won the World Series and I was 3 rows back of home plate at the end to see Pap's final K of the season. Only 1 team wins their final game of the year in the playoffs....and again - it was the Red Sox winning their 2nd title in 4 years. I was there - and then I was on the field with the players. I abandoned Jimmy Motz who was a great sport letting me go nuts after my team swept his.

I apologize that the pictures that I told you about on air today won't be up until Wednesday because I'm in St. Louis until Tuesday night for the Valley Media Day but you'll have to settle for the pics taken by the Boston Globe for now.

As I told you on air, Michael Chiklis made my night truly amazing. I want to thank him TREMENDOUSLY for the opportunity to first meet Curt Schilling and then get on the field at Coors to celebrate with the Red Sox. It was the single greatest sporting moment of my life. In 2004 I was in an apartment in Huntsville F'ing! Alabama. 2007 - on the field with my team. What a difference 3 years make. It was great to meet him as he was so cool to hang out with. Also to party with Danny McDuffie who watched me grow up in Andover was equally cool. We just kept saying "Can you F'ing BELIEVE we are doing this!"

This one was for us - the 30 year old crowd...the kids born in the 70's that remembered Buckner but somewhere knew that we had time for our team to win it for us. 2004 was for our grandmothers, great aunts, great grandfathers who had prayed and prayed for a title and finally got to see one. I really appreciated this moment more and really enjoyed the moment as much as I could. In 2004, I cried as the weight was lifted. In 2007, I jumped for joy with the biggest smile on my face....We did it, again!

Even A-Rod's pathetic attempt at attention couldn't damper the THOUSANDS of Sox fans who took over Coors Field to thank the Red Sox again. It was amazing to see all the Red surrounding the team and chanting things like "Re-sign Lowell" and "Don't sign A-Rod". Red Sox Nation baby....

Let's hope the Sox don't make the same mistake they made in 2004 when they let guys that contributed down the stretch to walk away. The Sox need to resign Lowell to a 3 year deal at least to keep him away from New York and to thank him for an amazing year. They need to see if Schill will take a 1 year deal. Don't be stupid and sign that cancer A-Rod.

But on a day where the Patriots won 52-7 to go 8-0 - the Red Sox won the whole thing and the Yanks lost their best player....does it get any better than this? Well, ok - I want a complete repeat of 2004 (Pats win the Super Bowl for the 4th time) but I don't want to seem greedy :).

THE RED SOX WON THE WORLD SERIES!!! Enjoy Sox fans!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

World Series Viewing....

Ok Folks - Calling all Red Sox fans....tomorrow night at Hooters come watch Game 1 with us!! 7:21 first pitch. We'll be at Hooters at 125th and Center from 7 to 9 watching the game.

Also - I will have a full report from Denver on Monday as I'll be at Game 4 for the World Series!!!!

Go Red Sox!!! Should be a great series!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Big News Coming....?????

There are MAJOR rumors going around right now. Here's what they are and remember - the last time this happened - they all were true.....

- Bill Callahan will announce in the coming days that he will resign at the end of the year.

- Bill will be paid more than his contract buyout to do this.

- This is an attempt to make everything go smoother the rest of the way.

Stay tuned to Big Sports 590 as we will air the Big 12 Teleconference for CC tomorrow and any press conference live this week!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Press Conference Live Today at Noon

Hey Folks,

I'll have a lot more time later in the week to talk about the firing of Steve Pederson but I called for it a few days ago and I think it was the right move by Nebraska. I do think more changes are soon to be made.

However, today we'll air the press conference of Bill Callahan live at Noon on Big Sports 590. You'll get a chance to hear from CC answer ? on his future and A+M.

Talk to you then and from 2 to 6 pm with Eric Crouch joining the show to talk about Pederson.

**my apologizes on the Scott Frost

Sunday, October 14, 2007


There are MAJOR MAJOR RUMORS swirling right now.

Just a few that I've heard tonight but again RUMORS!!!!!!!:

- 40 million dollars were given to the University to buyout Pederson, Callahan, and Cosgrove and pay off ALL debt that University currently has on facilities. All have been fired and bought out.

- Tom Osborne will be named interm A.D.

- Coach Watson will be named interm Head Coach for the remainder of the season.....

- Press Conference tomorrow to make this all official......

Do not quote any of this but this is a blog....and well, I can write stuff like this to let you know what I'm hearing....

Time For Steve To Go

Homecoming. Nothing in college football is more a symbol of the relationship that fans have to their school and program. Homecoming is about seeing old friends, remembering great times, and reliving moments of the past. That girl you dated your freshman year. The party you drank too much at and woke up somewhere strange. That final you studied all night for so you could go to the game the next day. It's about happy times. Homecoming games were designed to send every one of the memory-drenched fans home with a smile. Happy with the scoreboard like we saw on Saturday in Lincoln. 45-14. Yup, that will do the trick. The home school gets to pick which game is actually "Homecoming" so you understand a blowout game. See - nobody loses homecoming! Well, Nebraska did in 2005 to Tech but that was a one time thing right? I guess not - 45-14 was the losing score on Saturday to Oklahoma State!!!! Nebraska lost Homecoming and with it another record gone. 20 straight wins over Okie St. in Lincoln flushed. 38-0 at HALFTIME. Largest deficit in school history.

Nebraska didn't lose to Oklahoma or Texas - the teams that Athletic Director Steve Pederson called out on the podium that fateful day where he announced the firing of the Nebraska football tradition as we knew it. It was Okie St! A team that couldn't win on the road under Coach Mike Gundy. A team that lost at Troy this year. I spent tonight watching the entire press conference and a single word stuck with me afterwards: "Accountability". Steve Pederson talked about it over and over again with that sly smirk on his face. "Accountability" is why he was making the change because he felt he was accountable for the Husker football tradition. It was on his watch now and he felt like things needed to be changed. Was the program broken? To him - yes. To others - it was a 9-3 football team. Bill Callahan was his hire. He would fix it. Steve is accountable for what his coach has done to this program. And there is a price to pay for it.

We could list the issues that Steve Pederson has created for himself at Nebraska but there really isn't a point because we all know what has to happen. Steve has to go. If he still believes in "accountability" he knows that it's over. He rolled the dice with the firing of Frank Solich and crapped out. 45-14, 70-10, bowl streak, 2-2 on Homecoming etc...- take your pick of horrific stats over the past 4 seasons. My favorite - 0 for 15 when trailing at the half. We can talk about Callahan's future on a different day but today - it's time to ask Steve to do what Paul Myers did. Time to turn in your letter of resignation and walk away. Now.

I fully understand the gravity of writing something like that. People have called me for me to be fired before and it's not a nice thing to have happen to you. However, Steve Pederson is hated by all now. He has no friends left. The football program is a mess. The Head Coach is probably gone. Travis made mention that the money people are offering to buy out his contract. Everyone wants him gone. Everyone has seen the ending to this movie before. It's over.

As the sign says - it's time for Steve to surrender the title of AD at Nebraska before this situation gets even worse. Name Tom Osburne interim A.D. and then deal with the Head Coach and staff. Nebraska fans deserve better than this. You don't blow every tradition and record and escape with your job.

We are simply holding Steve accountable. "This isn't about wins and losses, it's about 5 to 10 years from now" Steve said that day. And we all agree. It will take that long to clean up the mess he has made of Nebraska football.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

It's On!

Congrats to the Rockies, Phillies, Cubs, and D-backs for making it to the post season. Have fun killing each other for the right to get killed by the American League.

It's on now. My prediction - Red Sox vs. Phillies. But I am REALLY pulling for the Rockies. I love their story and their team right now. Second Choice would be Red Sox vs. Cubs. That would rock too....Yes, I'm a homer and I should NEVER pick my team to win...but I'm going in reverse of 2004 and picking my team since the last 2 years haven't exactly been great for us in October....0-2.

Go Red Sox!

Now That's Funny

Little Johnny was in his 4th grade class when the teacher asked the
children what their fathers did for a living.

All the typical answers came up -
Fireman, Truck Driver, Salesman, etc. Johnny was being
uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his

"My father's an exotic dancer in a gay bar and takes off all his
clothes in front of other men. Sometimes, if the offer's really good,
he'll go out to the alley with some guy for money."

The teacher, obviously shaken by his statement immediately changed
the subject and hurriedly set the other children to work on a coloring

She then took Little Johnny aside and asked him, "Is that really
true about your father?"

"No," said Johnny, "He's the defensive coordinator at the University
of Nebraska. I was just too embarrassed to say that."