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Osborne finds politics and sports do mix

Updated: October 10, 2002, 12:57 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

As Republicans go, Tom Osborne qualifies as a dependable conservative. He pledges allegiance to the pledging of allegiance in schools, praises across-the-board tax relief, and stands solidly with President Bush on Iraq. He even looks like he sprang from GOP central casting, with that stalwart chin and die-cast haircut.

But on sports issues, the former Nebraska football coach turned Nebraska congressman may as well be a liberal -- eager as he is to stick government's nose into the affairs ...

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