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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read Brad's morning edition.
* Jimmy John's offered $1 sub sandwiches on Thursday. It's for "in-store purchase only," or else the streets of Omaha would resemble Indy 500 qualifying.
* The partial government shutdown is over. Now comes the awkward part where furloughed workers return to the job knowing that their boss considers them "nonessential."
* At about midnight, the House of Representatives voted 285-144 to reopen the government. This was the first historic vote ever taken by a group of people wearing lampshades over their heads.
* The deal to end the partial shutdown was somewhat reminiscent of the Louisiana Purchase, only more one-sided.
* The shutdown cost the U.S. up to $24 billion. To put it in perspective, it takes the NFL two full seasons to fine Ndamukong Suh that much.
* Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been found not guilty of insider trading. This is a good thing because, in Texas, I'm pretty sure they send you to death row for that.
* Cuban was found not guilty by a jury of his peers: 12 loudmouths in T-shirts and jeans.
* Nebraska football will play Oregon in 2016 and 2017. To simulate the speed on the Oregon offense, the Huskers plan to use the Road Runner on the scout team.
* In college football on Saturday, Colorado (2-3) plays Charleston Southern (7-0) in the it-sounded-like-a-good-idea-when-we-scheduled-it-nine-years-ago game of the week.
* The Ravens-Packers game featured what some are calling the longest explanation ever by an NFL official. Halfway through, Sen. Ted Cruz shouted, “get to the point.”
* An 80-year-old Colorado weightlifter has been banned for two years after testing positive for steroids. He said he's going to use his two-year suspension to focus on defending his Tour de France title.
* To ensure this doesn't happen again, the 80-year-old is being tested each of the nine times he gets up during the night to use the restroom.