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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Former secretary of state Colin Powell recently said: “I am still a Republican.” You may recall that “I am still a Republican” was also Mitt Romney’s campaign slogan.
* A professor at Cornell University claims that social media makes us more honest. I agree and was just discussing this the other day on Twitter with Fake Bo Pelini, Phony Kevin Kugler and Faux Prince William.
* John Isner won the prestigious “Best Butt in Tennis” award in December. And I thought there were too many awards in college football.
* Shaquille O’Neal is launching a new gluten-free vodka. Sounds like somebody didn’t get the memo over exactly what constitutes a healthy diet.
* Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco went to Disney World and rode in the Main Street Electrical Parade. Coming from the Superdome, he was just glad to be somewhere that had electricity.
* At Disney World, Flacco rode in a parade seated beside Mickey Mouse and Goofy. It was pretty embarrassing when, due to a case of mistaken identity, Flacco repeatedly referred to Goofy as “Commissioner Goodell.”
* NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who only has two daughters, said if he had a son, he’d absolutely allow him to play football. Something tells me if he had a son in the NFL, Goodell wouldn’t be quite so enthusiastic about going to an 18-game season.
* Ray Lewis said, “I never, ever” used deer antler spray. Unfortunately, we know from past experience with athletes that unless they said they “never, ever, ever, ever” used performance enhancers, it means nothing.
* Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s new mansion includes a moat. At first, I was tempted to call this an elitist move, and then I remembered it’s time for another Girl Scout cookie drive, so instead I’ll go with the "practical."
* The Grammy Awards were held Sunday. I wouldn’t say the Grammys tend to be old-fashioned and reward those who’ve been around, but The Andrews Sisters won Best New Artist.
* It's now reported that Grammy organizers were assigned to keep Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift apart because they hate each other. It's the same deal at the State of the Union speech with Boehner and Reid.
* I read that the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the red-hot Boston Celtics, Folks, these sports hoaxes have to stop. First Manti Te'o and now this.