In pre-World Cup qualifying action, the U.S. and Canada tied 0-0. I watched the entire match. A 0-0 game should prepare me for the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
The best hope for a Big Ten team reaching the CWS: global warming.
Manny Ramirez: “God didn’t bring me to Oakland to fail.” Actually, if God sent you to Oakland, I believe that’s a sign you’re being punished.
Bill Maher bought a piece of the New York Mets. From now on, all Mets losses will be blamed on Fox News.
Omaha is excited to host the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. I’m basing this mostly on there being a swimmer twice the size of Lincoln’s head on Mount Rushmore in front of Mutual of Omaha.
UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman said if a vote were taken today, the Big Ten’s first choice would be to keep the BCS, which now stands for Boring Conference Standing ground.
The Nebraska Shrine Bowl featured a bounceroosky. NU Athletic Director Tom Osborne announced that the high school coach who called the play is his new designated successor.
Talks have broken down between the NFL and the NFL Referees Association. Actually, the talks never got started — the referees’ microphones didn’t work.
The NFL is going to begin its search for replacements by looking at former college football referees. There’s just something about picturing the guys who worked the 2010 Nebraska-Texas A&M game standing in front of booing Philadelphia Eagles fans that makes me feel all tingly.
The New England Patriots cut receiver Chad Ochocinco. Giselle Bundchen said this was one of the most difficult decisions she’s ever had to make.
The University of Colorado is trying to sell its basketball court, with a minimum bid of $5,000. CU recruits: That’s the first sign you did not sign with a basketball school — you find the court listed on eBay.
Tim Miles said he was “thrilled” to land Florida transfer Walter Pitchford. Of course, Miles was also thrilled that the barometer was dropping, “The Price is Right” has a new announcer and that it was a Thursday.
His full name is Walter Pitchford V. Everyone is just hoping the world doesn’t welcome Walter Pitchford X before the Huskers’ next NCAA tournament berth.
Omaha has a new sports talk radio station. This is expected to help fill the void of ill-informed blowhards shouting in town.
Racehorse I’ll Have Another has his own Twitter account. Interestingly, a horse actually raises the collective IQ on Twitter.
And finally: A fan made a portrait of Kentucky basketball player Anthony Davis out of cereal. It’d be easier for me to make fun of this if I didn’t live in a state where any day someone could create an 80-foot mural of Husker long snapper P.J. Mangieri out of raisins.