Some say it all started in 1996 when the Big 8 saved four Texas schools. Some say it gradually rolled in later.
It was evident in the 2009 Big 12 Championship game when Texas graduate and coordinator of Big 12 officials Walt Anderson made a special trip to the official’s box to add another second to the clock and give his Texas Longhorns a chance to kick a field goal. Nobody can seem to remember that ever happening in the history of football.
It was evident when Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe jumped in celebration at that field goal piercing the uprights, giving Texas the win. Unbiased people are in head positions of the Big 12.
Tommy Tuberville saw the corruption before even coaching a game. When he noted that some teams are treated better than others, Beebe and his crooked posse promptly reprimanded Tuberville. C’mon Tommy, don’t you know you can’t tell the truth or have an opinion in an iron-fist dictatorship!
Beebe the dictator. Anderson the general. Greg Burks, Scott Campbell, George Gusman, Kevin Mar, Shawn Hochuli, Nick Lave, Gene Semko the army of enforcers (they have been the same officials for the Texas, Iowa State, and Texas A&M games).
Conspiracy against Nebraska? Call me Fox Mulder if you must, but the proof is in the pudding.
It was apparent in the 2010 Nebraska-Texas game. Nebraska got robbed on calls. Even the announcers questioned the integrity of the officials.
It was painfully obvious in the Nebraska-Texas A&M game; roughing the passer on a perfectly clean hit to give A&M a first down from third-and-long late in the game to get the go-ahead field goal, 16 penalties for 145 yards against NU, 2 for 10 yards against A&M (one of the most penalized teams in the entire country before that game).
Hmmm, as a matter of fact, Nebraska’s opponents collectively have among the least amount of penalties called against them when playing against NU. Do Nebraska’s opponents just get really disciplined for the Huskers?
Eric Martin of Nebraska gets suspended by the Big 12 conference for a hit, from the front, during a play, where helmet-to-helmet contact does occur (thank goodness Andrew Hudson is okay).
It’s the first and only Big 12 suspension of its kind, though these hits occur weekly.
Why, then, does A.J. Klein get no suspension for grabbing the face mask of Rex Burkhead, after the play, after the whistle, after Rex is 2 yards in the end zone, and wrenching it full force, which could truly kill or paralyze a man.
Instead, the officials give Burkhead’s teammate, Tyler Legate, a personal foul for pushing Klein off and trying to save his friend's neck.
Texas A&M’s Tony Jerod-Eddie intentionally goes (Ben) Cotton picking, admittedly grabbing and pinching his testicle, after the play, after the whistle. Yet, it’s Ben who gets 30 yards in penalties for just trying to keep his family jewels intact.
Yes, Bo went ballistic in the A&M game, like a dad watching his kid get intentionally hurt. Repeated unfairness can do that. It’s not the good old days when, if someone wrongs you, you just go out behind the barn and settle it.
No doubt throwback Bo wishes it was. Yes, he needs to handle it better. Maybe he could say 'It ticks me off when my players are cheated.' Instead he has to be “P.C.” and apologize to the dictator. Think Bo would like to go ‘Burks picking’ and see if crooked Greg starts kicking?
Dan Beebe, Walt Anderson, Greg Burks, Scott Campbell, George Gusman, Kevin Mar, Shawn Hochuli, Nick Lave, Gene Semko and the rest of your Gestapo, you should all be ashamed of yourselves.
Before continuing your transparent retaliation against Nebraska, maybe you should first remember whom you are harming. It’s a bunch of 20-year-old kids who just love to play football. How would you feel if your kid played for Nebraska?
Should Nebraska beat Colorado and win the Big 12 North, does anyone really think Beebe and his unscrupulous gang would allow Nebraska to leave the conference with the Big 12 trophy?
It sure would be nice to think these people have one ounce of integrity. They haven’t shown it yet. Is this the new age of corruption and football?...Oh wait, I guess we’ve had the BCS for years!