One girl brought a life-size cardboard cutout of Taylor Martinez to Husker Fan Day. Due to a lack of experienced backups, the Martinez cutout is listed as the Huskers’ second-string quarterback.
Nebraska’s first fall practices were closed to the media. The World-Herald spares no expense. Though the practices were closed, we still broke stories. Two words: unmanned drone.
Frustrated media types had to resort to interviewing Matt Damon’s nephew outside the student union. “If you were on the field, what do you think would be happening?”
Nebraska won the ESPN online fan vote “Ultimate Team Competition.” To Nebraskans, this was similar to a gubernatorial election but with 800 percent higher turnout.
Texas A&M has chosen lawyers to represent Johnny Manziel. I’ve got goose bumps. This is when you know the college football season is about to kick off — attorneys for one of the best players have been selected!
The NCAA is investigating Manziel for allegedly being paid to sign autographs after he arrived in Miami to watch the BCS national championship game with his personal assistant. A college freshman with a personal assistant? How about investigating that?
USC cleared wide receiver Marqise Lee of profiting from signing autographs. That is unbelievable. I’m referring to anyone wanting a player’s autograph after the season the Trojans had.
USC cleared Lee after an investigation by its compliance department, which I’m pretty sure is located inside a broom closet.
As of July 15, the Las Vegas betting line on the Houston Astros winning the World Series: 5,000-1. To provide a little perspective, the odds of a space alien landing at midfield during the Super Bowl halftime show are 4,500-1.
The University of Miami is considering renaming a baseball stadium now named for Alex Rodriguez. This is a new low — you’re told you’re too corrupt for the University of Miami.
And finally: A Green Bay Packers fan who’s a grandmother got a multi-layered green Mohawk hairdo. You know who I feel sorry for? The beautician who saw an 80-year-old waiting and thought: “OK, this will be easy.”