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Brad's afternoon edition.
* An Arizona economist is recommending that Nebraska work to harness wind energy. Good idea. With the wind produced in the state on Thursday and Friday alone the entire grid north of the equator could be powered.
* On Thursday winds were gusting over 60 mph in eastern Nebraska. The Husker football team left the locker room door open in hopes the Blackshirts would blow inside.
* Scientists at Cal Tech claim to have discovered the smallest numeral known to man. I believe it is A-Rod's batting average during the ALCS.
* Beyonce is going to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. This will be the first Super Bowl where both teams pour out of the locker rooms during the break to dance to sing, "all the single ladies!”
* The U.S. economy continues to struggle. Now the average American's credit score adds up to a lower number than the final tally of an Ohio State football game.
* A New Orleans Saints fan is suing the NFL over his team's poor start. It's too bad you can't sue over a team's poor finishes. San Diego Chargers fans would be sitting on a gold mine.
* On the same down, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a punt blocked and threw an interception. This means the time Charlie Brown whiffed is only the second-worst kick play ever.
* A South Carolina football fan was arrested for mooning LSU fans. ABC is thanking its lucky stars that it narrowly avoided the worst crowd shot of the modern era.
* Scientists at Cal Tech have identified the shortest unit of time ever measured. It's how much time is left on the scoreboard clock when Ohio State coach Urban Meyer finally pulls his starters during a rout.
* Things have not been going well for A-Rod. Lance Armstrong is having a better October.
* I don't know how things could get much worse for A-Rod. I read that he was observed flirting with two women in the stands, and that he's dating a WWE diva. OK, things just got worse.