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Flakes: Auto Play Videos Should Be Banned

We got rain! We are getting closer to football. Websites should be penalized for those annoying autoplay ads and videos.

We got rain! This is not a drill!

The sound of raindrops on the roof was a welcome one here at the ranch last night. We’ve been without any significant precipitation since the beginning of June. We could use more, but I will enjoy this before I start getting greedy.

We are also inching closer to football season. Pretty soon, we’ll be writing articles that include thing like ‘I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the season’ and ‘I can’t believe the final game is here already’.

We have a lot of projects that aren’t done and summer is nearly over. The boys go back to school in 2 12 weeks. They have a garage to paint, a picnic table to build, and some fences to shore up.

How are you spending the rest of your summer before football season?

Warning. So many of these links have annoying auto-play videos or ads. I really despise those, but unfortunately you’d have no Flakes at all if I skipped them.

Corn Flakes

OSI Huskers Spotlight: Tanner Lee - Omaha Sports Insider
As our coverage of Big Ten Media Days continues, Omaha Sports Insider's Adam Krueger had a chance to catch up with Tanner Lee in a one-on-one interview with the new Nebraska starting quarterback.

Big Ten notes: Bring on Huskers, Illini say; Badgers respect Mike Riley; Urban Meyer speaks soft, thinks big | Football |
Coach Lovie Smith and Illini players are embracing the Sept. 29 Friday night game against Nebraska. The Illinois-NU game is part of the Big Ten’s expanded package of Friday night

Kalu trades 10 for 46; other Huskers changing numbers | Life in the Red |
The Nebraska media guide is out, which means many of us are number searching the roster.

Jim Delany modifies Big Ten’s FCS ban to patch home scheduling problems | Sandhills Express
Is a football game between Nebraska and Youngstown State on the horizon?

Griffith Takes Third at Pan Am Juniors - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
Nebraska track and field rising sophomore Isaiah Griffith finished third in the triple jump at the Pan American Junior Championships on Sunday in Lima, Peru.

OSI Huskers Spotlight: Aaron Williams - Omaha Sports Insider
As day one of Big Ten Media Days wraps up, Adam Krueger sits down with Nebraska starting safety Aaron Williams for a one-on-one interview in Chicago. 

NCA All-Star girls basketball: Husker recruit Kissinger powers Blue to win | Girls Basketball |
Taylor Kissinger knew when the Nebraska Coaches Association girls basketball all-star game tipped off Monday, a lot of eyes were going to be on her.

Elsewhere In Sports

Cut off a leg to play football? Broncos rookie Jake Butt inspired by a friend that did.
Before earning his first dollar in the NFL, the sport Jake Butt loves wrecked his knee two times.

Three years after the Ice Bucket Challenge and an ALS diagnosis, this marathoner is still competing
While it wasn't her fastest time, she was happy to complete her sixth race of 2017. She was still racing independently -- a feat in its own right, since she wasn't sure she would even be alive as little as three years earlier.

Why the Penn State field goal block that won the Big Ten in 2016 is now an illegal play -
The leaping block is now outlawed in every possible form.

Michigan football, Jim Harbaugh going to Normandy, Paris |
Michigan football, Jim Harbaugh going to Normandy, Paris

Penn State kickoff specialist Joey Julius no longer with team |
Joey Julius became a social media sensation last season for the big hits he delivered and received.

Hawaii's Nick Rolovich hires Elvis Presley impersonator for Mountain West media days
Known for his unconventional approach to coaching, Hawaii's Nick Rolovich hired an Elvis impersonator to follow him around during his availability at Mountain West media days in Las Vegas.

Then There’s This

US Energy Secretary takes 22-minute prank call from “Ukrainian Prime Minister” | Ars Technica
Perry defended Paris Agreement withdrawal, entertained pig manure biofuel idea.

Introducing the new Millennial food pyramid | CBC Comedy
How old is Canada's Food Guide? Clearly we need a guide for the modern millennial, and we're happy to provide that.