Football means a lot to people all over this country, but there
are a few places where it might mean a little too much. Two of them
are Nebraska and Alabama, and I can prove it right here.
Oh, go ahead and send your emails, Nebraska fans. You always do.
I think everybody understands why football is such a big thing in
Nebraska and Alabama. The roughly 20 national titles between them
have inspired quite a bit of pride in those areas. Everybody gets
It’s just that if you live in Alabama and you get a misspelled
pledge of “allegence” tattoo on your arm (did you see it in the
first shot above?), I think it’s fair game to point out that you’re
not doing much to counteract some of the big stereotypes about the
And the Nebraska guy. You remember Jack Hoffman, right? He is
the 7-year-old cancer survivor who got a carry in Nebraska’s spring
game and took it to the house.
It was without question one of the best sports moments of this
year, revealing so many wonderful things about sports and
Nebraskans and Nebraska football.