Hope the Millard School Board meeting next Monday is on pay per view because it may be worth watching after the board released its plan to redraw the school boundaries.
The district plan is to help alleviate overcrowding at Millard West that they expect to get worse in the coming years. Many folks aren’t happy and their reasons are, well, humorous. One lady compared the redrawing of the lines to having to switch from being a Husker fan to an Iowa State fan. Well sorry Bitsy is going to have to find a new set of friends to take duck faced selfies with. In the game of sub division one upsmanship some of the in crowd is going to have to see how to poor folk hang.
Maybe the higher road would be to worry about the same level of quality of education be equivalent at all three high schools and not if Buffy and Biff go to the same school as all the Britney Spears look-a-like club. And to the guy from Armbrust Acres, sucks to get excluded from the clique now don’t it?
Today a semi hauling cattle overturned closing a Dodge Street on ramp to I-680. You’d think the Iowa fan base would have gone home by now wouldn’t you?
Lincoln continues to be the crime of the weird capital after 2 teens were arrested in the theft of 300 packets of potpourri. I know your asking yourself, what the hell? A father of one of the teens called police when he discovered the potpourri after their house started to smell like an Herbal essence factory accident. The father, concerned his son had gone flaming twinkle toes, turned in his child in hopes a little jail time would help his son in his quest to lose his virginity.
A name in the news you just can’t make up, Latjor Gony. Someone was getting their ass kicked playing scrabble on delivery day. Latjor was arrested in a robbery of 2 cell phone and an ipad mini after he answered a craigslist ad and offered to buy the ipad mini only to meet up with the seller and take it and the phones at gunpoint. Moral of the story, stop shopping craigslist when you have to meet some hood in a parking lot.
Well the mighty Big 10 has spoken and Coach Pelini was publicly scolded and handed a $10,000 fine for his outburst and actions last Friday. Fine. Write the check and put “chickenshit” in the memo.
In the meantime, in order to preserve a possible marque matchup for the National Title the Big 10 slapped the hands of the Michigan and Ohio State players who found it perfect to punch shove and tear off helmets and give a two finger salute to the fans on the way off the field. No suspensions, Double Standard ? You bet. Why would we tarnish the image of our two front line programs possibly costing one a trip to the big game, if they can get past Michigan State this weekend. ( Watch for a few extra calls to go the Buckeyes way).
The Big 10 boys need Ohio State in the big dance. It needs to raise the image of the football side of the conference. It also needed to bow to the SEC network, also known as ESPN, who called for Pelini’s head on a stake for dissing its sideline reporter. However don’t ruffle Urban Meyer’s polo.
Bo needs to polish his image or just have fun with these guys. My idea, hire a press secretary to handle the questions. Someone with a way with words. Someone who knows how to deal with the likes of Tom, Steve and Lee. Hire Larry the Cable Guy. At least the answers would be on the same intellectual level as the questions.
Well the AD has spoken and basically he told the media to shut up. After reading the World According the Sh Sh Sh Sh tel on Saturday coupled with Barfknecht Bo was gone. Not so fast T T T T om. And that’s why you aren’t in charge of football program at Nebraska. Click your heels and head back to Kansas where once you came.
In Shatel’s column he was appalled that Bo made mention of the Iowa coaches outburst on the sideline, calling him the nicest guy in the Big 10. Well Tom maybe you two should date then. But if you were watching it on tv you would have seen he had to be continually restrained by his assistant coaches and was spewing more profanities than a Vietnamese hooker on dollar day.
Then add Steve Sipple from the Lincoln Journal Star to the circle of media who know better who claimed the Athletic Directors statement left speculation because it wasn’t written to his liking. Well Steve I believe the last part reads “well into the future” which should tell you it extends past the bowl game. Do you guys get together and share a typewriter?
As for calling you guys out on being a distraction, well a spades a spade and you guys dug the hole. Your reporting sucks. If you can’t find it, make it up. Create the controversy so you have something to write about. Spread the rumor and maybe it comes true. Well your article on Saturday was wrong. To bad that doesn’t mean that the managing editor doesn’t tee your contract up and send it slicing off the fairway.
Now if I’m Bo, next press conference, I look Shatel right in the eye and take the question from the intern seated next to him who writes for The Beaver Crossing Weekly. And the next time an ESPN sideline washed up hack stops me at the tunnel at halftime Id only answer questions with clichés like “Were just happy to be here, Were taking it one play at a time and the good lord willing we will win”. Why not, their going to make it up anyway.
By the way Tom, did you watch Sweet Lou Saben shouting profanities at his players tonight? Did you see how well Urban Meyers players carried themselves off the field this afternoon with obscene gestures to the fans? How about the antics of the USC players during their game ? At least Bo runs a clean program unless you want to baggage that follows USC, Ohio State, Miami, Florida State and the list gets longer. But then you’d have something real to write about.
We all know the score. It wasn’t pretty today but from the start the hooks were out for Bo. ESPN’s D- team of announcers were questioning Bo’s future before the kick off. Couple that with some of the worst annalist of a game in some time then add the in-depth question by the sideline dolt “How did you feel about the two interceptions?” and it was destined to become a Boimplosion at its finest.
Expectations in Husker nation are this. Win big, often, don’t cheat and resemble a choir boy. All while the faithful hurl insults at you and the press, many whom have never played a down, tell you everything you have done wrong. And when the media gets called out on their stupid questions they get madder than Tom Sh Sh Shatel after he lost the stuttering contest to Jimmy Stewart and Mel Tillis.
The fact is the program isn’t in the shape of the 90′s. Times change. Ole T O had the same issue when he took the reins from Booby D and played in the Big2 little 6 where the season was loaded with cupcakes till the last week. Them days are over folks. NCAA rule changes have made once weakling programs halfway decent. Can we say Duke,Kansas State, Northwestern, Central Florida? And it wasn’t till the 90′s that Tom figured out how to win the big ones.
So Bo’s a little colorful. It was a chicken shit call. But like the boss that doesn’t like to be called out on his fuck ups and wants to make sure you know he’s in charge, the Big 10 officials have Bo’s number. At least his assistants aren’t slapping 10 year old asses in the shower or covering up for the thug life selling their wares for new tattoo’s. Things could be worse. You could be Indiana.
Be glad your coach is willing to stand up for his men and take the fire head on. Better yet demand the likes of Tom Shatel, Lee Barfknecht and the Bozo’s over at ESPN to step up their game and do some real reporting. Stop writing the easy stories and stop creating the news.
And fans, Tom retired. Get over it. Solich isn’t setting any fires in Ohio, get over it. This isn’t NCAA13 on xbox live. Most of you throw your controller and spill your beer when Middle West Virginia State scores on your dream team because you called your 100th straight option and the computer made your made up player using your name drop the ball and they ran it back for a score. In other words you’d suck at the job. Tailgate and shut up.
See you at the Liberty Bowl
Ask and ye shall receive.
An employee at the Millard KFC has told police that when he left for the bank at noon on March 19th with the “cash” deposits for the past few day he made a couple stops at some local watering holes for oh six hours.
The next day he discovered the money bag was missing. He said he was using a borrowed sports car who’s doors didnt lock. Nice car. Did your friend name it the General Lee?
Here is the good part about this. This story is so good not only did he admit he was a dumb ass but he also told police he was drinking and driving to the point he forgot what happened between 6 p.m. and 9.a.m. the next day. Can you see the employee of the month picture being removed as we speak? Wonder if the bartenders got a craving for fried chicken every time he paid for a round. Ok, it isn’t right to assume.
No arrests have been made at this point.
Another question? Why would you be holding six days worth of deposits at the store anyway? St Pattys bar tab?
Well the candidates for Mayor held the last forum before the primary at the Omaha Playhouse. Might have been more fun at the Iowa Playhouse except to add more fodder for the next fireman sponsored t-shirt. Ok that was a cheap shot, but I had to get it in now.
City planning was on the table with Diamond Jim touting his “well” used bike lanes. I still say if you are going to dedicate a lane of roadway to bikes they have to join in the wheel tax parade.
The subject of urban sprawl came up and exposed a land grab disguised as a land bank where the city under Jimbos direction would “acquire” (confiscate) vacant lots on the North side and then sell them to developers with “incentives” to develop them. Anyone smell subsided housing? If you are going to give someone incentive then give it to somebody like Habitat for Humanity whose good work involves sweat equity and community volunteerism. But first, mow the parks you say you don’t have money to take care of before you “acquire” more land because once you grab it you have to maintain it.
Jean Stothert defended the push West saying people have a right to desire bigger houses with bigger yards (and higher tax bills which result in more revenue). The truth is, Omaha has contained itself rather well over the years. The neighborhoods have stacked out West quite nicely. A great point was made that as the city continues to put a higher tax burden on people with inadequate services to offer for the fee, people will continue to move outside the city limits and reach. Just ask all the firemen that live out in Papillion and points elsewhere.
April 2nd brings the field to two and then the mud starts to fly.
I wasn’t ready to endorse anyone yet except I’m tossing my support in District 2 City Council to Tariq Al-Amin over incumbant Ben Gray and the others. Why you ask? I know Tariq has been sand in the vaseline at times but that’s good. He makes people think. I know the man and he isn’t afraid to let you know where he stands. He believes in North Omaha and the people who reside there. And he believes in the untapped potential in his district. It’s time to shake things up effectively in the district and Tariq can shake things up. Plus he pays his taxes. Best of luck my friend.
Since the video of Omaha Police rolling an Omaha man surfaced, calls for the reinstatement of the police auditor had renewed. Even some Council members are rethinking their position. As long as it isn’t Tristin Bond there may be some basis to this.
One officer has been put on paid leave which translates into, pack your shit and start looking for a job in the mall cop department.
Councilman Ben I want the spotlight Gray said the Police Chief needs to keep the public informed on the investigation. So Ben you are saying screw due process and trial by media, right? Give the Chief a chance to do his job. If he blows it then call him out on it. He has put his ass on the stump by saying he will get to the bottom of it. My feeling is he has something to prove about being the right man for the job and you are going to get an honest response from him that the Police Union may not like. Not everything happens instantly and you don;t get immediate gratification. He has a duty to be thorough and accurate. He has the rope, lets see what he does with it.
Ok that;s it for today. Please somebody do something stupid so we can lighten things up around here again.