Big Red Must Earn Blackshirts Sport Betting Online

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Sport betting online veteran handicappers are fully aware what “Blackshirts” mean for a sports betting college football program that wears red.

Sport betting online handicappers know that “Blackshirts” is synonymous with the Nebraska Cornhuskers glorious sports betting tradition for power house championship defenses.

The sport betting online tradition of the “Blackshirts” goes back to the 1960’s and is derived from the color of shirts that the Nebraska defensive starters would wear in practice. The sports betting history of the Blackshirts became one of a team that would more often than not send gamblers to the sport betting online payout window with an easy win thanks to a defense that would manhandle the opposition.

Unfortunately that sport betting online tradition has faded during this current decade as Nebraska’s defense has failed to life up to the tradition of the famed Blackshirts; at least until recently that is.

Head coach Bo Pelini put the Blackshirts away in storage when he took over the Nebraska program for the 2008 sports betting season. Pelini did not take them away out of disrespect, however, as it was instead done for motivational purposes.

Pelini has stated that the Blackshirts are to be earned, not given. And despite the fact that Nebraska will enter tonight’s showdown at Missouri with the top ranked defensive unit for points allowed he has still not broken out the Blackshirts. “I’m not disrespecting the tradition of it.” Pelini said. “Its something you’ve got to earn.”

Nebraska enters tonight’s sport betting online matchup against undefeated Mizzou with a record of 3-1 straight up and 4-0 against the spread. The defense has allowed only 7 points and 285 yards per game.

Legendary former Husker head coach Tom Osborne, who won 3 national championships with his Blackshirt defense, supports Pelini’s policy.

“I think there is merit to what Bo is doing,” said Osborne, who is now NU’s athletic director.

The final sport betting online season before Pelini arrived, Nebraska was allowing an average of 477 yards and 38 points per game. The progress under Pelini has been impressive and it shouldn’t be much longer before the Blackshirts are back on the practice field!