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This is Brad's afternoon edition. Click here for the morning edition.
* The Omaha Fire Union voted to accept the contract negotiated by Mayor Stothert. In light of this, North Korea and South Korea should have no trouble working out their differences.
* There are several 5K runs in Omaha this weekend, in the freezing cold. Good luck matching the record I set running to my car last night.
* My favorite part of NBC's live presentation of "The Sound of Music" was when star Carrie Underwood looked into the camera and shouted, "Are you ready for some football?"
* During his appearance on "Hardball" President Obama said, "Some Republicans have gotta be embarrassed." I'm now waiting for the official GOP statement reading: "Guess Again."
* Obama just appeared on the MSNBC show "Hardball." That's opposed to when Obama fields questions on "The View" or "The Tonight Show" which are affectionately dubbed "Softball" by aides.
* Appearing on MSNBC, this is the first time Obama has ever been the least liberal guy in the room.
* In light of Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir, Obama said he was just glad to find one MSNBC host who still has a job.
* On CNN's "Crossfire" the RNC chairman and DNC chairwoman got into a heated discussion on Obamacare. Considering the personalities and subject matter involved I'm just surprised nobody got body slammed.
* Americans told Gallup they plan to spend less money this Christmas. I wouldn't read too much into it. These may be the same Americans that told Gallup they plan to vote for Michele Bachmann for president.
* Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield star in a new Foot Locker commercial where Tyson returns Holyfield's ear. Let's hope this isn't the precursor to a John and Lorena Bobbit ad.
* The Spurs-Timberwolves NBA game in Mexico City was canceled and the teams evacuated after smoke filled the arena. They had no choice - with all that smoke the refs could've missed a traveling call.
* The players said they hadn't seen air that bad since the last time they stepped outside of Staples Center.
* A celebratory Husker red balloon released earlier this season was found in a state park in Michigan, 565 miles away. In the Big Ten even the balloons go on long road trips.
* In last week's game against Michigan at the Big House, Ohio State lineman Marcus Hall extended two middle fingers at the crowd after being ejected . I believe we have a record — 112,000 people simultaneously flipped off.
* During the Seahawks-Saints Monday night game, Seahawks fans got so excited after a touchdown run they caused a minor earthquake. NFL fans caused a minor earthquake. Shirtless, drunk guys with lettering on their chests are now affecting the environment.