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Brad's afternoon edition
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* Lincoln has just implemented mandatory water restrictions. You can potentially go to jail for watering too much. You think there are a lot of brown yards in Lincoln now ...
* People who don't follow Lincoln's new water plan could conceivably go to jail. Imagine that jail cell conversation: "Whaddya in for?" "I robbed a bank. You?" "Oh, I watered my lawn on the wrong day of the week."
* For the most part, I'm enjoying Olympics coverage, especially those rare moments when NBC cuts away from the royal family in the crowd to show a few seconds of athletic competition.
* I wouldn't say there are a lot of shots of royals in the crowd, but last night NBC cut from the gold-medal performance on balance beam to show us Prince William's sixth cousin Stuey.
* Former Nebraska wrestler Jordan Burroughs is allegedly competing at the Olympics. Unless he's willing to don a beach volleyball outfit or jump off a springboard into a pool, we won't be seeing him on NBC.
* Breaking news: The CIA is now only the second-most-secretive three-lettered acronym group. No. 1? OPS.
* The cover of Newsweek magazine calls Mitt Romney a wimp. The Romney campaign said it's concerned this could cost Mitt the vote of the remaining Newsweek subscriber.
* Obama just celebrated his birthday. In lieu of belated gifts, please send dirt on Mitt Romney.
* Bruce Springsteen is going to perform in Omaha on Nov. 15. I can't wait to hear Bruce say, “It's great to be in Nebraska ... you know, that place that I named my album about brooding despair and the collapse of the American dream after.”
* Washington Redskins kicker Neil Rackers said that “real football" is played in the NFC East. We'll see how tough this guy is the first time he takes the field against an NFC South opponent to, uh, well, kick an extra point.
* Penn State running back Silas Redd is transferring to USC. At least he chose the one school that's above reproach where there would never be a hint of impropriety.
* One Trojan offered to give up his scholarship for Redd. Another Trojan offered to give up his job washing the dean's car for $900 per hour.
* The World Toe Wrestling Championships just concluded and were not televised by ESPN. How depressing is that for the toe wrestlers, to learn they're not considered real athletes, like the guys who can eat 60 hot dogs in 10 minutes?