On Saturday, Southern Mississippi administrators were high-fiving one another and chest bumping. The students tried to tear down a goal post. It was right after they received their $2 million check for coming to Lincoln.
Next week’s opponent is UCLA. You know what you call it when UCLA students get a check for $2 million? An “allowance.”
Due to expected extreme heat on Saturday, Memorial Stadium personnel altered policy and allowed fans to carry in two 20-ounce bottles of water. MECA officials said don’t try that at TD Ameritrade Park, even if the sun crashes into Earth.
I’ll admit, I get chills down my spine when I see all those former Nebraska high school football stars take the field. Of course, it’s when I’m watching a North Dakota State game.
A bright note for the Huskers this season: redshirt freshman punter Sam Foltz. How about that hang time? Several punts have stayed in the air longer than the duration of Johnny Manziel’s suspension.
This year, a team of state patrol officers is trailing Bo Pelini as he jogs off the field. They’re there to protect the sideline reporters.
After Georgia lost to Clemson, a Georgia fan cried on a sports talk call-in show. This is when you know your husband takes college football seriously. You’re driving and hear him crying on the radio.
NFL teams made final cuts to get down to the 53-man roster. This is not a good sign — the Jacksonville Jaguars placed its entire team on the “physically unable to perform” list.
Former Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher claimed the Bears use a “dive guy” whose job it is to fake an injury. This may represent Matt Leinart’s last chance of staying in the league.
ESPN aired highlights of the American men at the U.S. Open. The tennis highlights began at 8 p.m. and ended at 2 seconds after 8 p.m.
Sad news — Butler University’s bulldog mascot, Blue II, has died at age 9. Butler lost its mascot and its basketball coach, Brad Stevens, who I also believe was 9.
And finally: Sixty-four-year-old Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida and not use a shark cage. I remember shark cages. I used to sit inside one when I attended basketball games at Missouri.