College football season is effectively over. Unless you count the 47 times BTN will be replaying the 1982 Minnesota-Purdue game the rest of this month.
ESPN aired a “megacast” of the BCS championship game. It was broadcast simultaneously on five networks. I think the president’s last state of the union speech was on four networks.
At the BCS championship game, Brent Musburger goofed and introduced himself as Kirk Herbstreit. That tends to hinder you when you criticize a team for not being prepared.
Husker football season is over. This means Nebraskans can move on with their lives. Right after we hold the ticker tape parade in honor of Ameer Abdullah returning for his senior season.
Abdullah issued a six-paragraph statement explaining his decision. I think just finding an athlete who doesn’t communicate via 11-character tweets should be worth a couple of Heisman votes.
The 2013 Husker football season is history. Which means The World-Herald will only be running eight stories per day about the program.
New Texas coach Charlie Strong is expected to be paid $5 million per year. You could build a high school football stadium in Texas for that kind of money.
Arizona is expecting a seven-man quarterback race next season. If Nebraska ever had a seven-man QB race, message boards would implode.
The Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch was initially fined $50,000 for not talking to the media. It’s just a good thing NU athletic directors don’t get fined for that.
Johnny Manziel wrote a letter to Texas A&M fans saying they helped him be successful. It was half as long as the letter he wrote to Duke’s defensive backs.
Andrew Luck got the first playoff win of his young career. Because it came against the Kansas City Chiefs, there’s an asterisk.
The Chiefs, going for their first playoff win in 20 years, blew a 28-point, second-half lead. The low point occurred when Chiefs kicker Charlie Brown was about to kick a field goal and Chiefs holder Lucy pulled the ball away.
Dennis Rodman’s team of ex-NBA players played a game in unstable North Korea. Interestingly, it was easier to fill this roster than finding guys willing to compete in the Pro Bowl.
The New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith was fined for untying two opponents’ shoes during free-throw attempts. I haven’t seen that move since the Harlem Globetrotters-Washington Generals game in 1979.
On Friday, the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets played “nickname jersey night” — each player wore his nickname. Here’s the interesting thing — there wasn’t one “Shorty” in the bunch.
The WWE is launching its own network. It’ll be sort of like the Longhorn Network, only with less boasting.
And finally: A minor league hockey fan in Norfolk, Va., caught a puck in one hand while he held a sleeping baby in the other. But the real trick was balancing that beer atop his head.