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Published Monday, July 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm / Updated at 1:43 am
Breaking Brad: The best rugby defense

Brad Dickson's humor column, "Breaking Brad" appears daily on Omaha.com and in The World-Herald. To read more from Brad, check out his past columns at omaha.com/dickson and follow him on Twitter.

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Brad's afternoon edition

* In the season finale of "The Bachelorette" Emily chose Jef. Then the couple was whisked away by private jet to search for the missing "f" in his name.

* At Horsemen's Park on Sunday the "Omaha Stakes" was held. It's called that because jockeys and horses have to navigate through a series of potholes and water main breaks.

* Because it's the Omaha Stakes, most of the $30,000 purse went to taxes.

* A man in Kearney wrote a bomb threat across the bottom of his application when he applied for an open position at a restaurant. The unemployment rate in Nebraska is so low, he still got the job.

* A family in Ohio found baseball cards worth $3 million in their late grandfather’s attic. This may be the story that actually gets Dad to clean the attic this weekend.

* According to a leaked document, the Big Ten supposedly considered a proposal which would allow commissioner Jim Delany to fire coaches. That’s not to be confused with the Big 12, when Texas football coaches have the power to fire the university chancellor.

* An Australian rugby player is accused of urinating in his pants to discourage opponents from tackling him. A commentator said he can’t imagine anything more disgusting. I can imagine one thing more disgusting.

* An Australian rugby player is accused of urinating in his pants to discourage his opponents from tackling him. Bill Belichick said, "Did it work?"

* In California, a "goat surfing" contest was just held. And even the goat surfers said: "Hey, did ya catch the red phone booth Olympic Swim trials winners had to sign? Jeez, was that stupid."

* Team USA men’s basketball team defeated Britain 118-78. I wouldn’t say Team USA is cocky, but players cut down the nets after the first quarter.

* Usain Bolt withdrew from an Olympic tune-up meet due to a "slight injury." This is interesting - even if he breaks both legs and dislocates a hip, Bolt will still be favored over the U.S. sprinters.

* The group Van Halen wants to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. Because Van Halen peaked in the 1980s, Super Bowl organizers told them, "Get back to us in 20 years."

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