In Orlando for the Capital One Bowl, some of the Huskers visited SeaWorld. A killer whale was overheard telling Bo Pelini to mellow out.
Georgia’s defense features middle guard Kwame Geathers, who goes 6-foot-6, 355 pounds. At Disney World, confused tourists tried to board Geathers after mistaking him for the tram.
Husker defensive tackle Chase Rome practiced with a cast on his right hand. It’s believed to be a hair combing accident.
Former Georgia star David Pollack will be in the ABC/ESPN broadcast booth for the Capital One Bowl. In the interest of neutrality, he’s promised to only sing the Georgia fight song after every other first down.
In 2016, Nebraska is going to play a game against Northern Illinois at Soldier Field. Imagine taking the same hallowed field where Sayers romped, Butkus sacked, McMahon passed and Cutler whined?
Husker recruit Adam Taylor scored five touchdowns in the Class 5A Division II Texas state championship game. Taylor’s team, Katy High, finished 16-0. This proves the NFL regular season is too long. Those poor NFL guys are playing as many games as high schools in Texas.
Gift bags at the New Mexico Bowl included quill pens. During the game, Arizona teammates threw punches at each other. I’m not sure what caused the problem, but we can be pretty sure they weren’t fighting over the gift bags.
In last Wednesday’s Little Caesars Bowl, somebody beat someone by a score of I’m not sure.
On Wednesday, Nebraska men’s basketball begins Big Ten play at seventh-ranked Ohio State. The official Las Vegas line on the game is “Oh, sheesh.”
Going into Missouri Valley Conference play, the Missouri State men’s team was 2-10 with wins over Philander Smith College and Malone. Actually, Missouri State had three wins, but the victory over the University of Phoenix was disallowed on a technicality when it was realized the University of Phoenix doesn’t have a basketball team.
The NBA played five games on Christmas Day to try and create an image of warmth and good cheer. A move which may have been slightly diminished on Wednesday when Dwyane Wade was suspended for kicking the Bobcats’ Ramon Sessions in the groin.
The Lakers’ Dwight Howard was ejected from a game against the Nuggets for a flagrant foul. Howard was nearly ejected again the next night for throwing the ball at the ref, but then the coach explained that was a Howard free-throw attempt.
A British tabloid is suing Lance Armstrong. If Armstrong loses, it’ll be a new low — he will have been deemed less credible than a British tabloid.
And finally: John Isner has been named winner of the “Best Butt In Tennis” award. I hate to even picture that trophy.