Nebraska was ranked the top college football program of the past 50 years by Bleacher Report. Hey, who needs the AP and BCS anyway?
Last week Ameer Abdullah held a press conference and Gov. Dave Heineman delivered the state of the state address. If you have to ask which was the bigger event, you must be new around here.
There is concern about factions and alliances on the college football playoff committee. Great, we may have traded the BCS for an episode of “Survivor.”
A British soccer coach is giving up postgame press conferences on doctor’s orders. Bo Pelini immediately told his secretary to find out if that doctor falls within his provider network.
A couple in Andalusia, Ala., named their son “Krimson Tyde.” Ha, wow, what a weird name. Andalusia?
Ric Flair gave a pregame pep talk to the 49ers. Next time it gets to the playoffs, a desperate Chiefs organization is planning to invite Bobby “The Brain” Heenan to say a few words.
During the Broncos-Chargers game, Peyton Manning shouted “Omaha!” 44 times during the snap count. If anyone’s keeping track, the word “Omaha” is still alive during the NFL playoffs while nobody is uttering “Kansas City.”
Seahawks fans generated a minor earthquake after a Marshawn Lynch TD run. That sentence should be required reading for anyone who says there’s no home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Charles Barkley appeared in the Patriots’ locker room to inspire the team to win a title. Were Dan Marino and Anna Kournikova unavailable?
Creighton scored on 14 straight possessions vs. Butler. That breaks the record of 13 set by the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals.
Shaquille O’Neal drove a Zamboni at a New Jersey Devils game. He still looked less out of his element than at the free-throw line.
Twice in one week, the New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith untied an opponent’s shoe during a free-throw attempt. In the NBA, this is now called more than traveling.
The Cubs’ new cartoon mascot, Clark the Cub, wears a jersey but no pants. It’s bad enough Cubs fans have to endure decades of futility without seeing their own mascot moon them.
And finally: The Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL traded a player to San Antonio in exchange for hotel accommodations on a road trip. What does this do to an athlete’s confidence? “Who’d you get for me? Johnson?” “Nah, a couple of rooms at the Ramada.”