Back in 1998, before the Orange Bowl pitting Phil Fulmer’s Tennessee squad led by Peyton Manning against Tom Osborne’s Nebraska team quarterbacked by Scott Frost, a really interesting, and funny, interaction took place at the press conference between the two iconic head coaches involving their legendary quarterbacks.
The story was dug up by AFCA’s Alec Finch from the AFCA archives, and reads from the perspective of Tom Osborne:
We played in the 1998 Orange Bowl against Tennessee. About two nights before the game, a press conference was held with players and coaches from both schools. I was standing next to Phil Fulmer, head coach of Tennessee, and he started talking about his quarterback, Peyton Manning. Fulmer was telling me that Peyton was the brightest quarterback that he had ever coached. Apparently, I was not looking very impressed and so he called Peyton over to us and asked him, “Peyton, who is your father’s brother’s nephew?” Peyton thought for a moment and said “It’s me.” Fulmer turned to me and said “What did I tell you, the guy is brilliant.”
I didn’t want to be out-done, so I told him that we had a pretty smart quarterback by the name of Scott Frost and I am sure he can get the answer very quickly. So I called Scott over and asked him, “Who is your father’s brother’s nephew?” Frost thought for a minute and said “Now that is a pretty tough question. I am going to need a little time on this one.” So he wandered off and saw Frankie London, who was our backup quarterback, standing in a corner and he asked, “Frankie, I need some help. Who is your father’s brother’s nephew?” Frankie thought for a moment and said, “Well, that’s me.” So Scott came back over and said “Hey coach, I have the answer. It’s Frankie London.” I said, “Scott, you knothead, it’s not Frankie London, It’s Peyton Manning and now you get over there and tell Phillip Fulmer what the right answer is.
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A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a Colorado Buffalos fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they are Colorado fans too. Not really knowing what a Colorado fan was, but wanting to be liked by their teacher, their hands fly into the air. There is,however,one exception. A little girl named Janet has not gone along with the crowd.
The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different.
"Because I'm not a Colorado fan" she reports.
"Then," asks the teacher, "what are you?"
"I'm a proud "Husker Fan" boasts the little girl.
The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Janet why she is an Nebraska fan.
"Well, my Dad and Mom are Husker fans, so I'm a Husker fan too" she responds.
The teacher is angry now "That's no reason," she says loudly. "What if your mom was a moron, and your dad was an idiot. What would you be then?"
Janet smiles and says, "Then I'd be a Colorado fan."