Sochi is being called “probably the most corrupt Olympic Games ever.” To give you an idea how corrupt — Lance Armstrong is favored in two events.
How about the pomp and pageantry of that opening ceremony? I haven’t seen an extravaganza like that since the last Miami Heat player introductions.
Wednesday was national college football signing day. So government offices in Nebraska were closed? There was no mail delivery?
Signing day is huge around here. Omaha.com devoted almost as much space to signing day as it does to the Faux Pelini Twitter account.
The World-Herald had comprehensive signing day coverage. I hope you caught our feature: “10,000 Things Every Fan Should Know About Tanner Farmer.”
Nebraska signed 11 recruits from Southeastern Conference territory. The biggest adjustment they face at NU? Getting used to the shorter spring practices and smaller stadium.
Millard West quarterback Ross Drwal chose Yale over Harvard. Of the roughly 2,000 athletes who on signing day said they chose their school for the academics, he’s the most legit.
A Chicago running back chose the Huskers over Missouri. Gotta be frustrating for Mizzou to realize it can switch conferences, have a top-10 team and still lose out in the rivalry with Nebraska.
Seven members of the Alabama football recruiting class weigh more than 300 pounds. The biggest challenge for Alabama next season: getting the plane off the ground for road trips.
This is interesting: After the Super Bowl, Joe Namath’s jacket was tagged and released into the wild.
Talk about fickle. The penguin at the Henry Doorly Zoo formerly known as “Peyton Manning” is now called “Cliff Avril.”
To put in perspective how bad of a Super Bowl Peyton Manning had: If you’d been out of the country since 1998, you would have thought the NFL made a mistake not drafting Ryan Leaf first.
The NFL may get rid of the PAT because it slows the game down by several seconds. That, and the 37-minute booth reviews.
The Northern Kentucky River Monsters, an indoor football team, feature 320-pound quarterback Jared Lorenzen. Indoor football defenses issued a statement that if they decide to ever begin tackling offensive players, they won’t start with Lorenzen.
During a shootaround, the L.A. Lakers’ Kendall Marshall made a half-court shot while sitting down. Your move, Ethan Wragge.
In men’s college basketball, Iowa State defeated Oklahoma State in three overtimes. Iowa State has had football coaches who didn’t last that long.
The NBA slam dunk contest is next weekend. The U.S. is the only country where people call Winter Olympic sports dumb, then gather round a TV to watch a guy do a 360-degree spin before dunking over a Cadillac.
A company has come out with an Alex Rodriguez signature wristwatch. It stops running during the playoffs.
And finally: The Utah State hockey goalie gave up the winning goal vs. Denver University because he was talking to fans and didn’t realize play had resumed. I’d rather watch a replay of this than any Stanley Cup finals.