Desmond Howard Is Very Angry At Nebraska Football
Desmond Howard is very angry at Nebraska football. On Wednesday, he became the second prominent ESPN talking head to rant about the Huskers in the last 24 hours.
The first was Mike Wilbon, who beat him to the punch on Tuesday.
So what has Howard and Wilbon so outraged? Apparently, it is the fact that the Huskers have the desire to explore other playing options now that the Big Ten has closed down for business.
“I would demand a public apology from Nebraska, and if I’m Kevin Warren, I’m working on a way to get their ass out of the Big 10,” Howard said on Get Up.
“They ain’t Notre Dame, baby. They don’t have that cache.”
.@DesmondHoward just now on @GetUpESPN: “I would demand a public apology from Nebraska, and if I’m Kevin Warren, I’m working on a way to get their ass out of the Big10. They ain’t Notre Dame, baby. They don’t have that cache.”
— Matt Barrie (@MattBarrie) August 12, 2020
Howard’s nonsensical diatribe is oddly similar to Wilbon’s.
“You know what, I hope somebody on that call said to Nebraska’s representatives, even its president, get the hell out,” the PTI host yelled.
“If you want to turn and tuck tail after you received $52 million of guaranteed TV money every year, then go. Go somewhere else.”
Wilbon goes at Nebraska hard 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZW3UpimdGj
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 11, 2020
What is stunning is that this entire overreaction stems from a fairly vanilla statement from Scott Frost, Ronnie Green and Ted Carter where they expressed interest in playing football this fall. That is literally all they said.
“We are very disappointed in the decision by the Big Ten Conference to postpone the fall football season, as we have been and continue to be ready to play,” their statement read.
“We will continue to consult with medical experts and evaluate the situation as it emerges. We hope it may be possible for our student athletes to have the opportunity to compete.”
That is all they said. They did not seek to embarrass the Big Ten or leave permanently. They did not bad mouth anyone. All they said was that they would like to continue playing football, and if their conference was not interested in that, the Huskers would temporarily go elsewhere until the matter was resolved.
Why is all this fury necessary? So much indignation, and for what?
College football will continue to be in a state of flux for a few more days. So you can probably count on another handful of idiotic tirades before this matter can be forgotten once and for all.