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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* The list of potential new OPS superintendents has been whittled down to 68. At the current rate, Omaha will have a new superintendent right about the time man walks on Neptune.
* The three finalists for the Heisman Trophy to be presented Saturday night have been announced. If the OPS committee searching for a new superintendent was in charge of the Heisman race, there would be 68 finalists.
* The first text message was sent 20 years ago. The lucky recipient has Verizon and got the message Monday afternoon.
* A man in China has been imprisoned for something he wrote on Twitter. I'd be tempted to call this an overreaction by an intolerant government, but being familiar with Twitter, I'm going to label it a reasoned, overdue response.
* Walmart announced that employees will receive certain types of free medical care at the Mayo Clinic. After hearing that Walmart was doing something kind for its employees, 9,000 of them promptly passed out and received their first free medical care.
* A sheep running amok through downtown Des Moines was finally corralled. Nobody could find a tranquilizer gun, so the sheep was shown footage of Iowa's offense and nodded right off.
* A sheep was found wandering in downtown Des Moines. Which is bizarre, because sheep are normally found in wilderness areas devoid of life. Say, downtown Lincoln.
* The New Orleans Saints say their charter bus was egged by airport workers after the team landed in Atlanta. I think this explains a lot about all the flight delays in the U.S. Workers at the nation's busiest airport are egging a bus.
* A brawl broke out between fans at a Lingerie Football League game in Canada. Let me check my list of signs you're addicted to sports. Yep, No. 1: Brawling over football played in bustiers.
* Vandalism charges against MMA star Jason “Mayhem” Miller have been dropped. Thank goodness. No attorney wants to stand up in court and say: “Your honor, my client, Mayhem, is a model citizen.”
* At halftime of the Big Ten championship game, the Dr. Pepper challenge was held. Two college students competed to see who could pass the most footballs into a giant Dr. Pepper can. One student won by seven balls. Actually, he was ahead by only four balls when Bret Bielema raced out of the locker room urging him to run up the score.