Originally posted by Evenrude
I'm curious though.... why do CU fans hate Nebraska so much? I never understood the outright hatred they show for the Huskers. I mean Okalahoma and Nebraska go way further back, yet there is a mutual respect between the two schools and the fans. Now people are afraid to travel to Boulder with Nebraska plates on thier cars for fear of it getting vandalized.
I can't speak for others, but for me Nebraska seems to be full of arrogant and obnoxious fans. (Who all seem to be 50+.....odd for a college team, eh?)
Maybe some of it comes from my parents......they hated the importance the football team seemed to have to the state government in comparison to more important things.
I remember them complaining about some tax that was imposed so that the cornhuksters could build an athletic center or training facility for the football team. It wasn't the fact of the tax being levied (cigarette tax), it was the way Bob DeVaney more or less demanded/bullied the then governor and state senate into giving him what he wanted because of who he was. (The head coach)
In Nebraska if you don't back the cornhuksters you are a social outcast.....It's that mentality that, as I got older began to see was prevalent in cornhukster fans that really turned me off. And I used to be one of them! Ugh!