*Originally published on January 10, 2013. *Updated on July 23, 2014 via an email from Mr. Ken Werner. In that email, Mr. Werner informed me that:
His name is spelled “Werner” (not Warner).
He has, in fact, attended (to this date) 427 games (not 40). In other words, the 40 that appears in the article is a typo.
I really appreciate the email from Mr. Werner.
by Travis Normand
There is a short article and photo in this week’s ESPN The Magazine (January 7, 2013) about Ken Werner. Unfortunately, what you see in the magazine is only a teaser for what is apparently posted online at ESPN.com. This normally wouldn’t be a problem, however, in order to read this particular story one must have a subscription to ESPN’s premium content. I use to have a subscription to this service but I finally got rid of it. It simply wasn’t worth the money.
For years I have been told how great and loyal Nebraska fans are. I have been told that all of their home games are sell-outs and that they travel better than any one. However, its time for Nebraska fans to lose their fictional title as “College Football’s Greatest Fan Base.”
On Saturday December 1, 2012 Nebraska faced Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
On September 15, the Utah Utes defeated rival BYU in the 2012 edition of the “Holy War” played at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
However, it’s not the upset that made the end of this game unconventional. In the last five minutes of the game, the Utah football team did just about everything they could to blow their 10-point lead. However, upon finding a way to preserve the upset, the Utah students decide that it is time for them to take matters into their own hands.
[If you don’t want to watch the whole video, jump ahead to about the 13-minute mark]
What will University of Texas QB David Ash’s father do to make headlines? Whatever it is, he has some big shoes to fill.
In case “Father” Ash doesn’t already know, he is apparently obligated to make a fool out of himself in order to gain some media attention. Why? Because this is just something that dads of Longhorn quarterbacks do.
This could get interesting as it wears on. Further, it could make SEC Media Days (scheduled for next week) more exciting IF anyone has the nerve to ask Coach Saban about it. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that moment to come.
I first read this story on Clay Travis’ site, OutKickTheCoverage.com. University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen Saban, has a civil lawsuit pending against her for fighting with her sorority sisters.
When Nebraska and Texas A&M left the Big 12 conference they blamed the Texas Longhorns. Sports columnists questioned how bad could it be to share a conference with the Longhorns. Could it really be as bad as Texas A&M claims? After all, aren’t the Aggies a little biased?
Of course Texas A&M wasn’t the only team pointing the finger. What about Nebraska? Well, go find the nearest Cornhusker fan and ask him what he thinks about the Longhorns.