Last year, a co-worker asked if I had ever seen a website called "Tunnel Walk of Shame". At the time, I had not. Five minutes later I'm laughing to the point of tears coming down my face.
For those who are unfamiliar with the site, TWOS is what the creator calls a "web comic". In simplistic terms, he takes a bunch of pictures of Husker players and coaches, imposes text on them, and puts them into a slide show, creating a story. He posts a new one on www.tunnelwalkofshame.com
* the day before every Nebraska game. The comics contain many recurring characters and running gags that make the whole thing funnier every time you read it.
*If you haven't seen TWOS, it is worth noting that the comics often contain language that you may not want displayed on your monitor in 48 point font.
To put it another way: the standard TWOS comic contains more f-bombs than Bo Pelini being secretly recorded.
For those of you wanting to know "Who writes Tunnel Walk of Shame?", you're not going to find that answer here. The lone condition for this interview was to not reveal his identity.
But don't click away yet - the responses he gives are terrific: thoughtful, honest, funny, and from a perspective that gets how utterly ridiculous it is to live and die and obsess about 18 - 22-year-old kids. Personally, I think Husker fans could truly be the "Greatest Fans in College Football" if more people adopted his viewpoint.
Buckle up and let's have some fun...
Dave Feit: How did you get started? What inspired you to create the first comic?
Tunnel Walk of Shame: I’ve been trying to make people laugh since I could talk. And I’ve loved the Huskers for longer than that. And I like making things. The Husker Content Universe already had bloggers, beat reporters, radio personalities and Faux