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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Bristol Palin was voted off "Dancing with the Stars" after to an underwhelming performance. This is so unfair. Contestants on the show are judged on their smiles, personality, personal appeal and past athletic accomplishments. Since when does dancing ability enter into the equation?
* Bristol and her partner, uh, that guy who dances with Bristol Palin, were sent packing.
* Cosmopolitan magazine has named Council Bluffs native Nick McCoy the hunkiest bachelor in Iowa. Iowa is such a crucial swing state that President Obama called to congratulate him.
* McCoy enjoys cliff jumping. Just once I'd like to see an article about one of these hunkiest bachelors who enjoys butterfly collecting and macrame.
* Bob Kerrey is proposing a “Nebraska style” nonpartisan model for Congress. Eight Republicans and seven Democrats missed Kerrey's press conference because they were involved in hand-to-hand combat on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial.
* Some 70 state legislators have endorsed Deb Fischer. That sounds impressive until you stop and think that a similar number of state senators advocated eating horses.
* The space shuttle Endeavour was just driven through the streets of Los Angeles. The federal government's financial problems are so great that instead of giving it to a museum, we sold Endeavour to CarMax.
* A QVC guest host passed out live on the air. Oh, she tried to fight it off, knowing full well that as soon as she was unconscious, QVC officials would be selling her clothes, hat and purse.
* Tan Mom may box Octomom. What a messed up world it is when we never see Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight but instead get Tan Mom-Octomom.
* A Pee Wee football coach in California is accused of offering a bounty program for players. This is the first time a player got 85 cents of making a tackle that wasn't part of a Kansas City Chiefs contract incentive.
* Notre Dame is joining the ACC for every sport except football and hockey. That's a little like a talent agency signing to represent David Copperfield for everything except magic.
* The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said that Lance Armstrong's team ran the most sophisticated doping program in recent sports history. This bumps everyone else down a notch and means that Jose Canseco ran the 3 millionth, 282nd most sophisticated doping program.
* Wednesday morning, Nike cut ties with Lance Armstrong. The company issued a statement that it feels misled. Now Nike knows how I felt when I paid $149 for those sneakers that were supposed to make me run faster.
* Race car driver Michael Schumacher announced he is retiring “forever.” For professional athletes, that works out to almost six weeks in actual time.