The grandmother of the goalie of Sweden’s men’s Olympic hockey team told a newspaper: “He will make a fool of himself.” If it were up to me, she would have replaced Bob Costas as host of NBC’s prime-time show.
Sochi officials were forced to use man-made snow. Or, as that’s called in Russia: “Appetizer.”
Steve Holcomb led the U.S. two-man bobsled team to a bronze medal, breaking a 62-year drought. Four years ago, Holcomb led the four-man team to gold, breaking another 62-year drought. If the Chicago Cubs don’t sign this guy they’re nuts.
A former U.S. Winter Olympian implied that some inexperienced athletes were chosen this time, mostly for name recognition. Lolo Jones said she’d comment after adjusting the training wheels on her bobsled.
How about the Winter Olympic event contested on rock hard ice and 30 inches of packed snow — wait, that was a Big Ten baseball team kicking off its home opener.
It’s now reported that an openly gay Husker kicker was pretty much accepted by all his teammates. That’s amazing. I mean the part about a football team accepting a kicker.
At the NFL combine, Johnny Manziel measured less than 6 feet tall. Scientists are calling this the best example of “little man syndrome” they’ve ever seen.
Last Sunday, the Nebraska men’s basketball team upset No. 9 Michigan State in East Lansing. Talk about ironic. Nebraska finally beats a top 10 team on the road and it’s in basketball.
NU is campaigning to make the NCAA tourney field. By “campaigning,” I mean Shawn Eichorst came out of his hole and nodded.
On Sunday, Creighton is passing out Doug McDermott bobbleheads. I look for the McDermott bobblehead to score 25 against Seton Hall.
Creighton basketball is so popular in Omaha right now that people would be lining up for six hours for a Zach Hanson bobblehead.
A Division II game between Winston-Salem State and Johnson C. Smith ended in a 76-76 tie after a last-second shot hit an overhead light and the arena went dark. The good news: This was the highest payoff for a prop bet in sports history.
In the NBA All-Star Game, the final score was Eastern Conference 877, Western Conference 873. Or something like that.
Charles Barkley turned 51 last week. Scary thing is he’s now at an age where a lot of guys’ golf games begin to go downhill and they start to get more outspoken.
The Omaha Central boys basketball team beat a team from Colorado. I believe it was the Denver Nuggets.
Oklahoma reported itself to the NCAA for butt-dialing a recruit and serving too much pasta at a graduation dinner. The University of Texas is urging the death penalty.
Richie Incognito apologized to Jonathan Martin. It was so sincere and so heartfelt that Incognito used up most of his 140-character allotment.
College baseball season is underway. This is that exciting time of year when you hear athletes chanting “Omaha! Omaha!” and it has nothing to do with Peyton Manning.
A “possibly rabid” possum showed up at Philadelphia Phillies spring training. This was very dangerous. If the rabid possum came across any Philadelphia sports fans, it could have been hurt.
And finally: Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White was arrested for failure to appear. It’s the same thing they got the Denver Broncos for after the Super Bowl.