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Brad's afternoon edition
* Friday morning it was announced that Bruce Springsteen will be performing in Omaha on Nov. 15. A Springsteen concert is a lot like the College World Series - both last about 10 days.
* The 2012 Summer Olympics are getting underway. Or, as it's known to NBC viewers: Two weeks of non-stop balance beam.
* Friday a Greek high jumper failed a drug test. Forget the lighting of the Olympic cauldron; the first failed drug test is when the Olympics officially kick off.
* In Albuquerque, a would-be burglar was caught after he got stuck in window blinds. He’s presently in jail, where I’m guessing he’s considered a low risk to escape.
* Burger King is changing the name of its new bacon sundae. It’s now called “The Kevorkian.”
* Big Ten Media Days officially began with an invocation, during which everyone knelt in front of a replica of the Rose Bowl.
* According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings lead the NFL in arrests since the year 2000 with 39. Imagine beating the Cincinnati Bengals in arrests? That’s like going into Saskatchewan and defeating the Canadian National Hockey Team.
* Today the Vikings introduced their new team slogan: “You have the right to remain silent.”
* The new USFL is targeting a start date of March 2013. If that happens, I’m targeting a demise-of-league date of June 2013.
* Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands signed a new five-year contract. To put in perspective how important a job this is in Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad takes his orders from the wrestling coach.
* Kobe Bryant said the citizenship of members of Team USA should be revoked if the team doesn’t win gold. Leaders of six eastern European nations immediately said: “Hey, that’s worked out well for us.”