Speculation has Nebraska headed to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. In keeping with his optimistic spin, look for Shawn Eichorst to refer to Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl as “the granddaddy of them all.”
Bowl bids go out Sunday. This is the traditional day that athletic directors see “Famous Idaho Potato Bowl” on the caller ID and let the call go to voicemail.
Before Chris Petersen took the job, the unfounded rumor mill linked Bo Pelini to the coaching vacancy at Washington. Compared to Mike Leach at Washington State, Pelini would’ve been “the mellow one.”
Last Saturday night, Pelini issued a 163-word statement of gratitude. Wait, 162 words, or is “chickens---” not one word?
Last Saturday, Shawn Eichorst issued a 106-word statement. I think it sums up the Eichorst era that everything he said this season up to that point could almost fit into one tweet.
As Pelini ran off the field at halftime of the Iowa game, he snapped at the sideline reporter. How cool would it be if this was some “Undercover Boss” deal and the sideline reporter whipped off his beard and it was Shawn Eichorst?
Auburn A.D. Jay Jacobs told ESPN if a one-loss SEC champion doesn’t get to play in the BCS title game “it would be, frankly, un-American.” Breaking: All future Jay Jacobs’ interviews will have their own laugh track.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin blocked the path of a Raven returning a kick, and Nets coach Jason Kidd spilled Coke on the court to get an extra timeout. I hope you young coaches are paying attention to what it takes to reach the big time.
On its California trip, the Creighton men’s basketball team visited Disneyland. It was a good experience at Disneyland — the players had never seen tickets that went up in price faster than the ones for their home games.
The Nebraska men’s basketball team defeated Miami in Lincoln. I guess my idea to leave the doors open when the wind chill was 2 degrees outside worked.
SI.com is out with predictions for March Madness NCAA brackets. This is mostly based on how teams performed during the jump ball in their opening games.
Mark Cuban said the NBA should discuss allowing players to use human growth hormone. It’s about time someone addressed the shortage of 9-foot centers.
The most searched for athletes of 2013? Tiger Woods, Tim Tebow and Danica Patrick. I’m not sure what criteria we use for our online searches, but we can pretty much rule out winning recent major titles.
The Miami Marlins signed free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. This should increase Marlin attendance just from people turning out to see how they’re gonna fit “Saltalamacchia” on the back of his jersey.
And finally: The inaugural Ditka 5K was just held in Chicago. And da winners are ...