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Semifinal #2: Salem vs. Morton

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We need to talk about Nebraska.

You’d look bloated too if you were trying to sneak several hundred ballots into the polls

Okay, so the Illinois/Rutgers (i.e., Morton) regional final ended up with 429 votes, which is a lot more than the the Indiana vs. Purdue action (140 votes) or the Indiana vs. Indiana showdown (112 votes).

That discrepancy in votes would have been more notable, except that Nebraska vs. Illinois ended up with 1703 votes.

I can verify that at one point, Nebraska received at least 300 consecutive votes.

So, there’s a conversation to be had.

Poll

Is Nebraska receiving 1000+ votes mostly...

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  • 17%
    Suspicious
    (33 votes)
  • 23%
    Pathetic
    (44 votes)
  • 59%
    Hilarious
    (113 votes)
190 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What do you suspect is the likeliest explanation?

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  • 27%
    One confused, but determined, individual
    (50 votes)
  • 20%
    Several uber-fans working in concert
    (38 votes)
  • 51%
    A happenstance confluence endemic to Husker fanhood
    (93 votes)
181 votes total Vote Now
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Poll

Husker poll luck, which is most galling?

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  • 27%
    1994: No way they slow down PSU’s offense
    (47 votes)
  • 17%
    1997: No way they move against Michigan’s defense
    (30 votes)
  • 54%
    2020: No way they’re as bad as the atrocious teams they’ve faced
    (93 votes)
170 votes total Vote Now
AP

Poll

Nebraska’s run through the tournament should be...?

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  • 12%
    Voided. The shenanigans require punishment.
    (23 votes)
  • 15%
    Ceased. It was fun, but the Final Four is time for seriousness.
    (29 votes)
  • 71%
    Celebrated. When was this ever to be taken seriously?
    (131 votes)
183 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Is voting on what to do about Nebraska’s vote totals...

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  • 22%
    Inspired
    (38 votes)
  • 20%
    Self-defeating
    (34 votes)
  • 57%
    Too meta/ironic
    (97 votes)
169 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was worse?

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  • 46%
    2018 Nebraska
    (155 votes)
  • 53%
    2012 Illinois
    (181 votes)
336 votes total Vote Now

Thanks for your input. Until next time: