The Huskers are coming off their second bye week. You know it’s a good schedule when you’re almost in late October and the team has had one road game and two byes.
Nebraska has a bye in between games with Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota. Technically it’s not a bye. It’s more of a “cupcake break.”
Bo Pelini doesn’t think the “targeting” call on Stanley Jean-Baptiste in the Purdue game warranted an ejection. The main argument is that in Big East basketball, it wouldn’t have been a personal foul.
Oklahoma boosters are calling for the ouster of the Sooners’ first-year band director. Next time Pelini says something about how high the standards are at Nebraska, someone should remind him that at Oklahoma, boosters want to boot the band director.
Pat Haden was named to the college football playoff committee. This was obviously college football rewarding Haden for firing Lane Kiffin.
After Grambling State players refused to practice last week, players held a meeting and voted not to play on Saturday. Votes were cast by Rob Gronkowski and Jadeveon Clowney, who were told: “You guys don’t even go here.”
A referee at a high school football game in Covington, Ky., tried to eject a police officer who had intervened in a fight and the officer arrested the ref and hauled him off to jail. That was your “Dickson’s High School Game of the Week.”
Going into the weekend the Kansas City Chiefs were 6-0, the New York Giants 0-6. Can someone check to see if the Earth is still spinning?
In the game against the Raiders, Chiefs fans at Arrowhead set a record for noise, reaching 137.5 decibels, comparable to standing 100 feet from a jet engine. When reached for comment two-thirds of fans in attendance said, “What?”
The mother of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski defended him for not playing. Of course, everyone knows Patriots’ personnel decisions are not made by the tight end’s mom. They’re made by the QB’s wife.
Big East referees were in Omaha last week to meet with Creighton basketball players and demonstrate what constitutes a foul in the league. I mistook it for a jujitsu demonstration.
Twenty-five years ago last week, Dodger Kirk Gibson hit his iconic World Series home run. That was today’s edition of “You feel old yet?”
Reportedly, the Chicago Cubs are seeking a bilingual manager. You have to be able to say “disappointment,” “gut wrenching,” and “I have no idea how that happened” in three languages.
The Nebraska men’s basketball roster includes a player from the British Virgin Islands, Leslee Smith. Meanwhile, Husker football recruiters can’t find Iowa Western Community College.
And finally: After New York Islanders captain John Tavares was hit in the face by a puck, he pulled out his own tooth on the team bench. The three people on planet Earth who don’t think hockey players are among our toughest athletes may want to reread that sentence.