Saturday, June 03, 2006

Did the Huskers Get Their Groove Back? Nope.

Tuesday I predicted that the Huskers "could make a run through the College World Series...or the season could be over by Saturday afternoon." And unfortunately, it was the latter. Much like UNO's hockey season, the Huskers limped down the stretch and had an forgettable experience in the NCAA tournament.

I had the misfortune of listening to Jim Rose's commentary after the game while running some errands, where he basically echoed many of the statements that he summarily dismissed 3 weeks earlier when he said "Nebraskans don't understand baseball." He even stated that after Nebraska's dramatic 11th inning win over Texas Tech at the end of April that you had to know the season "would go downhill from there". Earlier in the game, Rose did his best Harry Caray impersonation in butchering San Francisco 1st baseman Chris Bacigalupi's name. Switching over to NET, Larry Punteney didn't have any problems with pronounciation. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Jim Rose is a great historian of Nebraska athletics, but he's simply a horrible play-by-play announcer.

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