At some point back in the late 1980s, a couple of Ohio State Buckeye football players — one of them a free safety named Bo Pelini — visited my parents’ house to make cookies. I don’t recall the specifics, but one of the players was, uh, interested in one of Erin’s sorority sisters, who was helping with the baking that day.
Everything went fine, until my sister pulled one of the sheets out of the oven and discovered that the cookies were a little too brown on the bottom. That’s when Pelini, an intense guy even then, grabbed the pan, spiked it on the kitchen floor and started screaming about “I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU BURNED THE $!%&@(&@*&#& COOKIES.”
Disclosure: While the above story is true, the part about the burned cookies is not. I honestly don’t know whether Erin actually burned any cookies, and both players were complete gentlemen while sitting in our kitchen.
Pelini is in more serious trouble this week because of his mouth, and he’s scrambling to make amends with fans of his Nebraska Cornhuskers football team because of it. After getting in a spat with Tommie Frazier, the legendary Huskers QB who just happened to win two national titles at Nebraska — an ill-advised move for a head coach who has yet to win a conference championship or take his team to a BCS bowl — a tape of a post-game rant in which Pelini MFs a couple of local reporters and pretty much the entire Cornhuskers fan base surfaced on Deadspin.