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Frosted Flakes: Football Season is Almost Here

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It’s almost August and fall practice will start soon across the nation for a multitude of sports. From there until next spring we will be inundated with a constant stream of sports related information that should probably make one’s brain explode.

Until that happens, close your computer and put down your phone.

Go outside and enjoy yourself.

Anyway, on to flakes...

Cornhuskers

Roster update reveals major gains of more than 20 pounds among several Huskers | Football | omaha.com
The first job for Nebraska strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval was to make the Huskers bigger and stronger. Based on the big differences in player weights before and after

HuskerOnline.com - Huskers raising the bar in new strength program

Big gains inside of Memorial Stadium

Nebraska football: Maurice Washington hints he's ready to head to Lincoln
Nebraska football running back Maurice Washington has had a long and winding road waiting to finally, officially become a Cornhusker.

It's been a long road, but Nebraska Huskers safety JoJo Domann said on social media he is return for Scott Frost's team in 2018.
Good news from Domann.

Carriker Chronicles: Damian Jackson on playing for the Huskers, his time as a Navy SEAL and more | Carriker Chronicles | omaha.com
All year round, former Husker and NFL veteran Adam Carriker is taking the pulse of Husker Nation. In Monday's episode, Carriker talks to former Navy SEAL Damian Jackson about playing

Other News from the Sporting World

Do Politics Go With Football? 50 Years Ago Wyoming's Black 14 Said Yes | Wyoming Public Media
Football season kicks off soon with the sport still mired in controversy over whether players should stand for the national anthem.

How Bob Ley Became ESPN’s Most Important Broadcaster - The Ringer
The network’s longest-serving anchor is the perfect figure to interpret the collision of sport and politics. And the Worldwide Leader needs him now more than ever.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Inside the U.S. Military’s Secret Nuclear Defense Plans | WIRED
From hidden fallout shelters to remote missile sites to microwave communication towers, the United States spent the Cold War preparing for doomsday.

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation ‘Final Answer.’

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet | News | The Guardian
The long read: No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting?

Acoustic Assimilation

To end flakes I give you one from back in my high school days.