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Dickson’s Week in Review, July 28-Aug. 3

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Dickson’s Week in Review, July 28-Aug. 3

The World-Herald completed its countdown of 50 Huskers to watch in the upcoming season. No. 3 was Kenny Bell. No. 2: Bell’s hair.


A poll of Big Ten writers picked Ohio State to win the conference football title. Buckeye players have a shot at being ranked No. 1 by the AP and the FBI.

The Ohio State football team recently introduced its alternate uniforms, which I think are pinstripes featuring ankle monitoring devices.

The World-Herald completed its countdown of 50 Huskers to watch in the upcoming season. No. 3 was Kenny Bell. No. 2: Bell’s hair.

I’d like to point out to out-of-state visitors that there was no mistaken identity at Husker Fan Day on Friday. Those six dozen people lined up to get the autograph of the fourth-string left guard is just how we roll.

At Husker Fan Day, someone spoke at length about the complex new defensive alignments, the personal histories of incoming freshmen and an addition to the 2017 schedule. And that was a fan.

On “Live With Kelly & Michael,” Matt Damon said he was so impressed with NU he wished he could go back to college. That would be one way to get some media attention away from the SEC — extra-point holder Matt Damon.

There is video of Johnny Manziel being escorted out of a fraternity party at the University of Texas to jeers as a beer can whizzes past his head. This is actually the traditional farewell ceremony for any team leaving the Big 12.

I remember when what happened to Manziel was called “Big 12 media days.”

The media fascination with Manziel is out of control. The royal baby said: “What’s with all of the Manziel coverage?”

Kansas coach Charlie Weis, coming off a 1-11 season, told incoming recruits they have a chance to play right away, adding: “Have you seen that pile of crap out there?” Actually, in a preseason poll, “crap” was ranked just ahead of the Jayhawks.

Incoming Alabama defensive end Dee Liner posed with a wad of cash on Instagram. He’s since been contacted by some SEC alumni who played in the NFL. Not to counsel him, but to ask for a loan.

New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich threw a birthday party for his dog with balloons, party hats and lots of guests. I’ll pause to give readers whose recent 40th birthday paled in comparison a chance to compose themselves.

An African rugby player who’s never played football is trying out for the Indianapolis Colts. I’m surprised he didn’t enter the league via the traditional route for guys who’ve never played football — as a Kansas City Chiefs draft pick.

According to a Slate.com survey, Philadelphians are the second-worst drivers in the nation. That’s mostly due to their habit of removing their hands from the wheel and clasping them to boo while listening to games on the radio.

The NCAA finally cleared Husker basketball player Tai Webster. Unfortunately, he’s now 32.

And finally: Tulsa put in a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. If this works, I’d like to see Carter Lake land the America’s Cup.

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