Fire Steve!

December 22, 2004 at 9:44pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Nebraskans love to gripe. Our standard favorite target? The weather, of course. But Husker football comes in a close #2. Right now the most obvious target within Husker athletics—according to some people, anyway—is Athletic Director Steve Pederson. Some people don’t like Steve Pederson. No, scratch that. Some people HATE Steve Pederson.

Now some people have a website. Tread carefully, though; the place is a veritable intellectual vacuum.

Full disclosure: I am neither a Pederson fan, nor am I on the Fire Steve! bandwagon. I am more or less agnostic on the matter.

If you are a Husker fan, or if you have a dog in this fight, by all means take a while to browse around the website. It’s a hoot. You’ll have a hard time finding more straw men anywhere, with the possible exception of a Rush Limbaugh broadcast. Logical leaps, fallacies, and—this is petty, I know—typos gallore litter the site.

That’s not to say the website doesn’t make a point. It does, albeit the point it makes is pretty stale by now. But any advocacy effort needs to have a basic grasp of the principles of effective communication. On this point the FireSteve.com folks fail. Much of the FireSteve.com mantra is juvenile and ridiculous, like something you would expect a group of high school students to come up with. Heck, maybe the site is run by high school students. Bored high school students who need to spend more time on their English homework.

I know there are a couple of regular readers out there who agree with pretty much everything on firesteve.com. I would love to hear your comments.

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Christopher December 27, 2004 at 8:48am

I found this…I didn’t make it past the front page:

http://www.stevepedersonisagreatguy.com/

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