Last weekend against South Dakota State, Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck shortened the Huskers' playbook. So it was only twice as long as Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
Last week's quarterbacks, Tommy Armstrong and Ron Kellogg, played with confidence. I won't even get into whether that came from facing the Nebraska defense in practice.
Johnny Rodgers is seeking a pardon for his 1971 robbery conviction. If this works out, John Papuchis plans to seek a pardon for the third quarter of the UCLA game.
Bill Callahan is planning on seeking a pardon for the 2004 and 2007 seasons.
Cincinnati Bengals fans are upset the team has been playing a Katy Perry song when the team takes the field. It's “too soft.” Instead, fans want something more appropriate for the Bengals. How about “Jailhouse Rock”?
In Colorado, a strain of medicinal marijuana has been named after Peyton Manning. I'm trying to confirm a less potent strain will be named after Eli Manning.
In the game last week, Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lost the tip of his middle finger and he doesn't know how or when. Can we bring back the All-Madden Team and name Johnson captain for, like, forever?
Reportedly the Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones was hit in the head with an oversized champagne bottle on a party bus by a stripper named Sweet Pea. Sadly, in pro sports nowadays this is a commonplace injury.
Tim Tebow has been offered $1 million to play two games for a Russian team. He gets paid a million bucks, appears in two games and then disappears. Sounds a lot like being an Oakland Raiders first-round pick.
A Houston Astros game against the Indians drew a 0.0 TV rating in the Houston market. This wouldn't be so embarrassing if the game hadn't been on opposite the WNBA playoffs.
Friday night during the Huskers' open basketball scrimmage at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Tim Miles did commentary over the PA. Which meant fans heard: “Wow!” “That's amazing!” and “Incredible!” And that was just after a made free throw.
And finally: This year's Omaha Marathon course passed through the TD Ameritrade Park outfield. Because the stadium is operated by MECA, it was the first marathon where runners were charged for the drinks they were handed.