It was real easy to lip read Coach Rhule Saturday.
The first time was Rhule talking to Haarberg telling him to “Throw the F____kin ball away” after it was intercepted but a penalty negated the interception.
The second time was Rhule looking at someone telling them to “Calm the F__k down.”
I don’t know about you guys, but I like the passion in this coach.
By the way, Haarberg would do much better if the Huskers recruited 7’6" wide receivers.
The Husker TikToks have a good number of bleeps.
I am all for his passion, but I certainly don’t approve of him dropping the F-Bomb in front of college students. He is supposed to be a leader. I am sure he isn’t the first coach to do that, also known as Bob Knight, but it is totally inappropriate.
I’ve heard unsubstantiated rumors that these college students knew the F-word before they arrived on campus. Apparently some high schools are assigning filthy readings such as “The Catcher in the Rye” with expletives uncensored.
Pretty shocking stuff, really. I don’t know what the world is coming to.
I get your smart assed comment.
Whatever that has to do with the appropriateness of dropping the F-Bomb is something I don’t understand. I know all of us knew a lot of words by the time we were in the third grade. What that has to do with leaders of students dropping the F-Bomb in their presence is lost on me.
There are things that are classy and things that aren’t classy. In my opinion being a leader of students and dropping the F-Bomb is much less than classy. If you feel that it is the right thing to do then we disagree.
If the players aren’t perceiving Rhule’s language as being demeaning to them, because locker rooms are full of F-bombs (and worse language), I don’t see this as a big deal.
I’ll be surprised if this issue gains any traction in the UNL athletic department.
You are fighting a losing battle. I had coaches using language like that over 50 years ago. It’s part of the common vernacular nowadays.
Greg Zimmerman, UNL '75
Overland Park, Kansas
You said the “a” word John. Not very classy.
Well stated Patrick.
Today’s culture is so different from past eras, both in language and action. But classless language has always been around - especially in locker rooms and on football fields. It’s just far more public and prevalent than in the past. Not that I particularly like it but I’m not offended by it. Unfortunately, it reflects the general increased coarseness of our society. Watch a couple of episodes of “Yellowstone” where f-bombs in entertainment are taken to a whole new level. Needlessly in my opinion but I can look past it.
It’s kind of a generational/cultural thing, if you’ve grown up hearing and using it, you probably don’t pay much attention to it.
Is it the King’s English? I guess that depends, there were plenty of vulgarities (for their time) in Shakespeare.
You’ll notice that Rhule doesn’t use that language dealing with the public or the media, at least not when the cameras and recorders are on.
There used to be a site that tracked F-bombs in movies, my guess is there got to be so many of them that they couldn’t keep up. (The body counts on IMDB are almost funny, sci-fi movies almost never get listed though in Star Wars they killed billions of people!)
It’s like nudity in movies, I guess. These days a little nudity might not impact the rating much. I watched a documentary on the history of nudity in movies recently, some of the stories about how they’d sneak nudity into films in the latter 20th century were amusing.
Probably a good thing you didn’t have a career as an infantry officer. I’ve been retired 8 years now and still say fuck at least 30 times per day. And I’m a VP at a bank.
My husband is a Vietnam era Marine. I swear sometimes every other word is the f-bomb, especially if he gets spooked or there’s a sudden loud noise. I haven’t been able to get him to break that bad habit no matter what!
Thank your husband for his service.
He’d do it again, if he could. Loves our Nation and wants to keep our freedom in place.