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What’s in the corn these days at Nebraska?


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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) is sacked by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. (Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE)

Is there something in the water in Lincoln?

Has someone been dropping too many vitamins or pesticides on the corn for the Cornhuskers?

No, we’re not talking about the fact that coach Bo Pelini’s 2012 Huskers squad is currently in the driver’s seat for the Big Ten’s Rose Bowl berth. No, we’re not talking about the 7-2 record and the ever-improving 4-1 in-conference mark.

We are talking about the cream of the Nebraska crop, those making it out of the collegiate ranks and into the fame and fortune of an NFL career.

That said, once again, we are not wondering whether or not there is some secret mystery behind the talents of guys like Ndamukong Suh or Richie Incognito, now with the Lions and Dolphins, respectively.

We all know they have worked extremely hard – lifted the weights, ran the sprints, studied all the film – to be successful at the next level.

Finally, we are wondering what in the heck is going on in Lincoln that makes guys so angry?

In a recent poll taken by Sporting News, in which over 100 NFL players asked who the dirtiest players in the league were, Suh was named to the infamous list’s top spot, and for the second-straight season.

Just behind him, racking up 19 votes for second on the list is Incognito. The offensive lineman was not to be outdone by his defensive counterpart in Suh, as he moved up from sixth in 2011 all the way to No. 2 this season.

Who are these guys trying to clown?

This isn’t small-town Lincoln anymore, nor is it even the heavy-hitting Big Ten, where cheap shots might slip by unnoticed due to the trench-warfare nature of the league.

This is the NFL, and if former Huskers are going to keep moving up the ranks but do so by employing cheap, dirty tactics, then we here at Gamedayr have no choice but to break out, not any heavy hitting, but at the very least some very heavy hating.

The Big Ten has taken its share of lumps this season, but those in Nebraska think it’s alright to dole out various lumps after the whistle.

Eventually, teams and players are going to be forced to put guys like Suh and programs like Nebraska in their place, if not this season then in the future.

Until then, keep hatin’ >> Check out where the Honey Badger might be transferring

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