On Tuesday, Lincoln Journal Star sports columnist Stephen M. Sipple said the tipster who gave Deadspin the recording of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini’s F-bombs was a “degenerate” and a “weasel.” The coach, according to Sipple, is “outspoken … brazen,” and “sometimes uses harsh language.”
On Wednesday, Lincoln Journal Star local columnist Cindy Lange-Kubick guessed that Deadspin’s tipster is “male, 28-35, Blackshirts flags on his F-150, C-minus in freshman composition.” She adds: “I was at a ‘Make a Wish’ dinner and Bo Pelini and all his coaches were surprising a sick kid with a car. I think someone has video.”
I’m seeing a big Pelini feature on the front page of this Sunday’s Journal Star, with an “exclusive” interview with the coach.
* Deadspin’s “weasel” tipster seizes the moment (journalstar.com)
* Dear Deadspin: Psst – have I got an article for you! (journalstar.com)
* Journal Star editorial tells Husker Nation to chill out, have fun (journalstar.com)
* “That paper has been in the tank for Nebraska for as long as I can remember” (facebook.com)