There was a very nice story last week, when Rex Burkhead and Jack Hoffman met with President Obama. After talking to Burkhead, Obama was stunned to learn that Jim Delany wields more power than the president.
I saw a story about how the Big Ten wants to “shake up” the college football bowl system. I think the simplest way for the league to do that is to win a game.
The new trend in college football: bringing in DJs to spin music at practice. At most schools it's hip-hop, although Kansas State's Bill Snyder is searching for a DJ who's familiar with Big Joe and the Polkaholics.
Husker football players have been utilizing combat military training. The whole thing peaked after a workout last week when the team successfully invaded the Falkland Islands.
After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to study the issue, it's been decided that the college football postseason will be called the “College Football Playoff.” The commissioner of the UFL had a good laugh over this one.
When his name was called at the NFL draft, Raiders fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson was shopping at Walmart. This assures he won't get cocky — the two Walmart employees waiting on him were former Raiders first-round picks.
The New York Jets released Tim Tebow. Leaving the Jets, Tebow feels like Jack Nicholson when he escaped from the hospital halfway through “One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.”
After Tebow was released, a lot of tears were shed. And that was just by the ESPN anchor who reported the news.
Tebow has been offered a job by the Omaha Beef. He'd be the biggest name on the Beef roster, surpassing the guy who was the alternate extra-point holder for Morningside College.
The team offered Tebow $75 per game. With a contract that rich, Tebow would be known as “the Joe Flacco of the Omaha Beef.”
The home run plaque honoring Barry Bonds has been stolen from the Giants' stadium. I'm thinking it may have been an inside job, because the Giants are offering a reward of $1.37 for its safe return.
In a game against the Royals, the Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall was called out on two strikes after the plate umpire lost count. OK, this is starting to look like it may finally be the Royals' year!
Angels pitcher Michael Roth tweeted that the Oakland A's visitors clubhouse has thin toilet paper. See what you're missing, non-Twitter users?
The Phillies-Mets game was delayed 14 minutes because the home plate umpire was throwing up after swallowing his chaw. This is potentially the best anti-tobacco campaign of the modern era.
A high school baseball field in Stevenson Ranch, Calif., is infested with rattlesnakes. I guess this pretty much means there's no such thing as a routine ground ball up the middle.
Beer is likely to be sold on campus at the new UNO hockey arena, a first for Nebraska. The Board of Regents realizes that selling beer to hockey fans is potentially a larger source of revenue than Nebraska football.
And finally: The Polo World Cup just ended at Miami Beach. The top three teams were sponsored by an Argentine billionaire, a French yachtsman and a backup Auburn tight end.