As the 2011 college football season nears, fans are getting excited for what this season may bring for their beloved team.
Their are two kinds of fans: realistic and optimistic.
Fans of Alabama, Oregon and a few select others can be both realistic and optimistic. That is, they can expect national titles or, at the very least, BCS bowl games.
Nebraska was once that way, and this could be the year Nebraska fans could fall under the category of both this year.
Sure, there are doubters. Fans who say Nebraska will be mediocre are neither realistic nor right. They are not the embodiment of the pride Husker Nation proudly displays.
No, the true fans are the ones who expect perfection, but realize a few losses can be expected. This is what the latter expects.