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Breaking Brad: Bo Pelini tells Tommy Armstrong that HE'S GOT TO RELAX!!

According to a World-Herald article, Bo Pelini has talked to Tommy Armstrong about relaxing during games. "YOU MUST RELAX! HAVE FUN OUT THERE! THERE IS NO PRESSURE AT ALL. DO YOU HEAR ME, SON?"

Breaking Brad: How in the world would Omaha handle 90 inches of snow?

The forecast calls for parts of the Buffalo, New York, area to receive 90 inches of snow over three days. It would take Omaha Public Works 14 years to remove all of that.

Kelly: Year after year, they head north to Pine Ridge Reservation with a truck full of generosity

For a dozen years, Jack and Fran Berg, both 80, have led a caravan that includes a truckload of donated food and clothing for the Indian reservation in South Dakota. 

Breaking Brad: Oklahoma travels to Nebraska in November ... for a big-time basketball game?

Oklahoma's men's basketball team plays at Creighton on Wednesday. You know things have changed when Oklahoma is in Nebraska for a big game in November and we're talking basketball.

Breaking Brad: What do Charlie Brown and Husker fans have in common?

The "Charlie Brown" Thanksgiving special is airing around the country. Even though Lucy pulls the football away as Charlie Brown's about to kick it for the 10,000th time, even he's not as frustrated as Husker football fans.

Bringing history in from the cold

Kelly: SAC mainstay 'Looking Glass' on course for place of honor in museum

The old "Looking Glass" is looking lonely and forlorn. The airplane, its wings clipped and lying off to the side, sits outdoors on the back lot of the Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland. Few ever see it. But officials say that will change.

FIRST DOWNS AND SECOND GUESSES

Shatel: NCAA basketball regional finals may be Omaha's most elite event

Boston. Atlanta. Los Angeles. Omaha. Which of those four doesn’t belong? None. They all do. Omaha earned its way onto the line of hosts for the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball regional finals. We built a big-time arena, bid on big-time sporting events and then hosted them in a big-time way.

Breaking Brad: Was Lloyd Christmas the Husker D coordinator Saturday?

"Dumb & Dumber To" is the No. 1 movie at the box office. My favorite moment was when the guys devise the Husker defensive scheme for the Wisconsin game.

Breaking Brad: So cold today, Bo Pelini's hot seat feels good

The high temperature in Omaha on Monday is expected to reach only 18 degrees. Another loss this season like the one on Saturday and Bo Pelini will be glad he’s on the hot seat.

FOOTBALL

Brad Dickson's Bottom 10, Nov. 17

It’s sad when the Bottom 10 contains two local references among others receiving votes. Sure you could skip to the bottom of the Bottom 10, but then you’d miss the actual bad teams.

FROM THE NOTEBOOK

Kelly: Funny event held in Hollywood for a serious cause — Alzheimer’s disease — had Omaha tie

Last month, comic actor Seth Rogen and his wife, Laura, who organize the annual fundraiser Hilarity for Charity, announced a partnership with Home Instead Senior Care of Omaha, founded by Paul and Lori Hogan.

FOOTBALL

Shatel: Latest embarrassment adds to the suspicion that Bo doesn’t know

Here came the snow. It fell like confetti on Wisconsin fans, who celebrated a decisive, blowout victory that seemed to fall out of the sky. For Nebraska, the snow fell like teardrops. This is sad now.

HUMOR

Dickson's Week in Review, Nov. 9-15

Saturday, Nebraska lost to Wisconsin after NU built a solid early lead in a big game on national TV. Fool me once, Huskers, shame on you. Fool me 25 times, shame on me.

FOOTBALL

Shatel: Don’t overthink; let talent shine or NU could again get the yips

It’s Throwback Saturday. If you’re of a certain age, you might giggle at the thought of Nebraska-Wisconsin as a biggee, the kind of game you circle, the kind of event that makes your throat tight. But for a generation of younger Corn heads, this is the new definition of a big game.

Breaking Brad: I wonder if Wisconsin fans have sobered up yet...

On Saturday, Nebraska will play at Wisconsin for the first time since 2011. That three years should've given Wisconsin fans almost enough time to sober up since the last game.

Breaking Brad: Someone alert public works there's a 90% chance of snow Saturday!

Mayor Stothert defended Omaha's public works department. I'm sure she realizes that, to Omaha voters, snow removal matters more than the budget, the restaurant tax and what happens to 800 bike czars, combined.

Kelly: One man's passion revived Omaha's old Union Station, now the Durham Museum

That man, Ronald W. Hunter, whom his son called “a force of nature,” died last Thursday at 84. He had practiced law until a year ago, and in retirement continued his longtime avocation of writing books of history.

Breaking Brad: Pat yourselves on the back, Omaha motorists!

I watched how Omaha motorists handled the ice and snow on Tuesday, and my question now is, how soon are those driverless cars coming?

Breaking Brad: Bo's not a doctor, so stop calling for a prescription, Carl!

While assessing Ameer Abdullah's odds of playing against Wisconsin, Bo Pelini said, "I am not a doctor." You hear that, brother-who-shall-not-be-named. He's not a doctor. Now stop calling and asking for a medical marijuana prescription.

Hansen: 29-year-old hopes for a chance to breathe easy once more

Proceeds from a benefit dinner will help Meghan Zimmerman pay for her new lungs and her surgery, which together could cost her about $500,000.

BASKETBALL

Shatel: Faces change for Jays, but foundation is solid

It’s not just enemies who expect life after Doug McDermott to be a dud for Creighton basketball. The Jays were picked ninth in the 10-team Big East. I’ll tell you why they won’t finish ninth. Or blow off into college hoops oblivion.


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