Nebraska lost to BYU 33-28 on a Hail Mary pass completion as time expired. Take away the bitter, cold, miserable, emotionally devastating feeling at the end, and the game was a lot of fun.

Don't worry, Husker Nation, we'll get over this loss in nine or 10 years. OK, it'll probably take 15.

My suggestion to World-Herald headline writers: BITTEREST. DEFEAT. EVER.

I liked Hail Marys better when Jordan Westerkamp was catching them.

Can you really blame Nebraska defensive backs? BYU wideouts stand 6-foot-5, 6-6 and 6-5. A lot of years the Husker men's basketball team couldn't handle that kind of height.

BYU players included Toloa'i Ho Ching, Ului Lapuaho, Travis Tuiloma and Moroni LauluPututau. Considering this, who would ever want to be the public address announcer?

Perhaps the impressive thing was the way members of the media managed to report a little bit on the game between posting selfies with Dwyane Wade.

Wade and Gabrielle Union attended the Husker game. I picture Gov. Pete Ricketts asking Wade for his autograph and then going: "Ha! You just signed a petition to bring back the death penalty."

Northwestern defeated Stanford in The Battle of Teams Whose Players Actually Study.

Alabama has banned selfie sticks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. It took approximately 135 years, but I finally found a reason to almost root for Alabama.

In an Ohio high school game, a player returned a "butt punt" for a touchdown. We were about 45 seconds into the 2015 football season when the first "butt play" occurred.

The Miami Dolphins' Cameron Wake posed for a photo beside a tiger. Initially, plans called for Dolphin Ndamukong Suh to pose, but the tiger balked. "That could be dangerous for me," said the tiger.

New York Jet Oday Aboushi was suspended one game after a "small amount" of marijuana was found in his car. Suspended? If only a small amount of marijuana was in his car, he should be the NFL's anti-drug spokesman.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo forgot how many outs there were and threw a live ball into the stands. That's always my favorite play in baseball.

Two Kansas City Royals — Kelvin Herrera and Alex Rios — are sidelined with chickenpox. I'm guessing this is something Alex Gordon brought from Werner Park.

In the Little League World Series championship game, a team from Japan defeated one from Pennsylvania. I'd still like to commend the Philadelphia Phillies for giving it their all.

An Omaha 8-year-old aced the first hole at Eagle Run, and his mom had to explain to him what a hole-in-one meant. Every golfer who's been trying unsuccessfully to make a hole-in-one for 30 years just got nauseous.

And finally: Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is purchasing a $30,000 wax figure of himself for his house. Because "That's not me, I'm over here!" won't get old by the 50th time.

For Brad's latest musings, go to Omaha.com/Dickson

'SPORTS WEEK IN PICTURES' Mike Riley's first game as Nebraska's coach, high school football, UNO soccer and more highlight the "Sports Week in Pictures" photo showcase. Omaha.com/sports

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