Originally Posted by Valiant
I keep reading that nebraska is a national brand. When I travel I see just as many huskers gear as I do mizzou gear. Does that mean mizzou is a national brand now or that nebraska is not. This is not the 90s. They had a great year, but calling them a national brand is a joke. Only elite, are national brands. The schools that have there gear in stores all over the nation. Get talked about by other conference fans. Even though I have officially adopted mizzou since the sec move(go ducks) they are not elite yet and nebraska is certainly not.
Not that I necessarily disagree with your take, but a national brand doesn't just go away that quickly. They were an elite team for a long time and they don't just drop off of being nationally known because of some down years. Look at Notre Dame for another example.