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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* In the Big Ten championship game, the Huskers lost to Wisconsin 70-31. I thought the end of the world wasn't until Dec. 21?
* At halftime in the Big Ten championship game, a Dr. Pepper challenge was held. Students competed for $100,000 in college tuition by seeing who could toss the most footballs into a giant Dr. Pepper can. Remember when we used to award college scholarships based on that silly SAT?
* On Friday, a sheep loose in downtown Des Moines eluded police for over an hour. That was the big story in Des Moines – a sheep was on the lam.
* The sheep was running loose near the state capitol building. Nothing could do more to ruin Des Moines' attempts to portray itself as a cosmopolitan city of the world than photographs of a sheep running through the capitol rotunda.
* Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi gave himself sweeping new powers that are almost dictatorial. Or, as President Obama calls that: “An election night mandate from the voters.”
* Last week, President Obama issued his first veto threat after winning re-election. However, aides managed to talk him into lunching with Mitt Romney anyway.
* On Friday, President Obama visited a toy and game manufacturing plant in Hatfield, Pa. Obama picked up a Wii for Joe Biden so he has something to do for the next four years.
* This is the plant where some Angry Birds toys are made. And what better preparation for negotiating with Republicans on the "fiscal cliff" than being exposed to the Angry Birds?
* In reference to the "fiscal cliff," on Friday Obama said: “Let's get that done.” Just when I think I can't feel less confident a deal will be reached, the man most responsible begins paraphrasing Larry the Cable Guy.
* Reportedly there has been no progress made in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. I say, give 'em another week. If there's still no progress, we bring in Bill Clinton to negotiate for the Democrats and Newt Gingrich to represent the Republicans, then let them work it out.
* A Virginia man has been charged with stealing a truck containing President Obama's teleprompter. Obama said he would have no comment until the teleprompter is up and running so he could read a comment off of it.
* This man stole President Obama's teleprompter. He should have stolen something Obama relies less on, like his right arm.
* In the Big Ten championship game, Nebraska lost to Wisconsin 70-31. Or, a Badgers coach Bret Bielema calls that: “Too close for comfort.”
* Let's focus on what went right for the Huskers. The opening coin toss? No, they lost that ...
* Notre Dame and Alabama will play in the BCS championship game. Compared to this, the Super Bowl will be a TV ratings letdown.
* The World-Herald has a new book called “Unbeatable," which tells the Doc Sadler story. Wait, my mistake. Turns out it's about Tom Osborne's last five years as coach.