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Breaking Brad: Cubs asking Royals for tips on success

The Kansas City Royals are in the MLB playoffs for the first time in 29 years. The Chicago Cubs asked, "What's the secret to your record of consistent success?"

Breaking Brad: 'Anyone else' the early leader to be next U.S. president

According to an AOL News poll 26 percent would vote for Hillary Clinton for president, 13 percent of Mitt Romney and 61 percent for “Anyone else.” I had no idea “Anyone else” was eligible. In the upcoming Nebraska election, I’ll be voting for “Anyone else” in pretty much every race.

Grace: At tribal wedding, a bride in buckskin and beat of a buffalo-hide drum

The couple, draped in a blanket to signify their union, proceeded up a hill to the beat of a buffalo-hide drum and the chant of an old language. It was a unique end to a modern wedding that involved a tepee, an American Paint Horse and a tribal elder who blessed them with eagle feathers and cedar smoke.

FOOTBALL

Brad Dickson's Bottom 10, Sept. 29

The way this season has gone for Bottom 10 teams was perhaps best typified by Massachusetts’ scoreboard toppling over in the middle of its homecoming loss to Bowling Green.

Kelly: Collaboration by 2 Omaha nonprofits — one religious, one secular — that serve kids could become national model

Both the Jesuit Academy and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha serve kids from the poorest section of the city, and the result of their cooperation is a $1.2 million improvement to the clubs’ camp and an affiliation for years to come.

FOOTBALL

Shatel: There’s no slowing 
this hurry-up drive into the future, and that’s OK

The game of college football is moving these days at a no-huddle pace, and the evidence was live and in color Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.

HUMOR

Dickson's Week in Review, Sept. 21-27

The newly arrived Mars space probe Maven sent back photos of a life form in some kind of futuristic costume — wait, that was actually the Huskers in their Red Rising alternate uniforms Saturday night.

Breaking Brad: Broncos fans have apparently had enough of Phil Simms

Denver Broncos fans are circulating petitions to stop Phil Simms from calling the team's games. Because it's Colorado, all of the petitions are printed on rolling papers.

Breaking Brad: Fear Ameer? Dang straight!

The Nebraska Democratic Party has started a campaign website called DangStraight.org. This replaces the old Nebraska Democrats' campaign website: WingAndAPrayer.net.

FOOTBALL

Shatel: West likely goes to whoever makes hay among NU, Iowa, Wisconsin

Gentlemen, start your tractors. No, that’s not a metaphor for Big Ten West speed. The race to the Big Ten West title commences today, and it says here that it goes through the Tractor Triangle.

Breaking Brad: Why is the media ignoring Derek Jeter's retirement tour!?!?

A new saint is about to be canonized by the pope. Man, this Derek Jeter farewell tour is getting out of hand.

Breaking Brad: Meanwhile at that Rob Zombie concert...

At Rob Zombie's Mid-America Center concert Wednesday, the following words appeared on risers: "hate," "kill" and "war." Like many of you, I initially mistook it for a Jean Stothert and Ben Gray town hall meeting.

Breaking Brad: NASA's Mars orbiter also loves Derek Jeter

A NASA-launched Mars orbiter has reached the Red Planet. It's not conducting scientific experiments. Instead, as part of a retirement tribute, the orbiter will spell out "DEREK JETER" on Mars' surface.

Breaking Brad: NU, Miami players tell dueling politicians to cool it

The Terry-Brad Ashford race is beginning to get a little contentious. After the ad showing Ashford running in his gym shorts, look for Terry to begin referring to him as "The Streaker."

FOOTBALL

Shatel: Ameer Abdullah’s Husker legacy is about more than just numbers

Where does Ameer Abdullah rank? You tell me. Name the Huskers over the years who could make that speech in Chicago, carry themselves as a team leader every day, make clutch plays to win games and rank in the top three of a big-time category in Nebraska history.

Breaking Brad: H&M's a model in efficiency for Omaha traffic engineers

The H&M store opened ahead of schedule. Any chance we can put the H&M people in charge of Omaha street repairs?

Breaking Brad: It's fall! Aka, time for our muddy sinkhole to change colors!

Tuesday is the first day of fall. It will just be nice to see leaves on the ground that weren't missed by Deffenbaugh yard waste pickup crews.

FIRST DOWNS AND SECOND GUESSES

Shatel: Ameer Abdullah has advice for Florida State's Winston

Immature. Self-absorbed. Punk. Jameis Winston isn’t that guy. So says Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska I-back, Heisman Trophy candidate and longtime friend of Winston.

Breaking Brad: Nebraska-Miami 2 coming to pay-per-view soon

Nebraska-Miami was the first college football game promoted by Don King.

Breaking Brad: Man unlocks the secret to navigating Omaha's construction, sinkholes

A man from Colorado named Stephen VanGampleare won the Omaha Marathon in 2 hours, 36 minutes, 50 seconds. Between all the roadwork, the detours and the huge sinkholes, you can’t drive across Omaha in that time.

LIVE CHAT

Lunch with Tom: Replay

Hungry for some sports chat? Join World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel at 10 a.m. for an early edition of “Lunch with Tom” to discuss Nebraska’s win over Miami and more.


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