Good morning and happy Monday. As we’ve stated the past few weeks the stories that interest you are few and far between this time of year so we make due with what we have. To be honest, it’s actually been a fairly quiet off season in regards to college sports. The arrests, transfers, and conference realignment talk has been minimal in comparison to past years.
There are rumblings here and there about the Big 12 and Pac 12 imploding but it’s not like it has been in past years. Maybe there is some stability going into this season? Or, it could be that people are sick and tired of talking about it. That’s fine in my book. Journalist made smoke is more annoying than anything. Unless there is real talk, don’t write about it to just fill your paper.
The campuses have also been quiet on the “issues” front. Either that or the universities are getting better and hiding it. I hope it’s not the latter. I would like to think that our systems of higher education are doing a better job of keeping athletes in line but history likes to prove me wrong on that.
Finally, you should all be outside more. In fact, spend all your non working time outside. You and our society will be better off because of it.
Anyway, on to flakes...
First off, let’s start with this twitter thread from the wonderful folks at RedditCFB. They too pictures of modern day coaches and aged them to see what they would look like when they are old and grizzled. Well, everyone but Bill Snyder. For the first time he looks nice a sweet. Not sure I would eat his homemade apple but you get the idea.
Phil Steele delivers fearless forecast for Nebraska Huskers and new coach Scott Frost
Preseason magazine wizard Phil Steele delivers his 2018 Nebraska Huskers forecast.
The top 100 FSU football plays: No 57— Floyd trucks Nebraska defenders - Tomahawk Nation
A no-doubter in a game filled with controversy.
Heiman growing in stature, confidence as Husker career gets under way | Men's Basketball | journalstar.com
Brady Heiman is trying. He really is.
Nebraska basketball: Shavon Shields has stellar Pelicans debut
Former Nebraska basketball star Shavon Shields is giving getting an NBA contract another go and he started off the Summer League season like gangbusters.
Other News From the Sporting World
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A lot of players can make the case as the top recruit in the class of 2019.
Meet Jason Brown: New ‘Last Chance U’ coach explains ‘football jail’ - SBNation.com
"I’ll either be at Independence next year, I’ll be at Alabama, or I’ll be fired," Jason Brown tells us. "It’s probably gonna get ratings."
Harry Kane calls for England to ‘finish the job’ in Russia | Football | The Guardian
England’s captain, Harry Kane, says before the semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday that the squad are intent on writing their own history at the World Cup
Make No Mistake: Brazil Is Dominating This World Cup | FiveThirtyEight
In a World Cup full of upsets, one thing remains consistent: Brazil is the best soccer team in the world. The Selecao came into the tournament playing like the …
More Noise & Other Disturbances
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American tourist Noel Santillan became an unlikely folk hero in Iceland after he entered a typo into his GPS and drove hundreds of miles out of his way. How can anyone wander so far off the mark?
He Could've Been a Colonel: The Story of Ollie's Trolley — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER
The man who made Col. Harland Sanders famous thought he could do the same for Ollie Gleichenhaus’s spicy hamburgers. But maybe the world wasn’t ready for a guy like Ollie.
Want to understand experience design? Eat popcorn with chopsticks
Or drink water from a martini glass.
Tech companies just woke up to a big problem with their AI — Quartz
Tech companies are beginning to accept that the artificial intelligence they're building their futures on could be flawed.
Check out this recording of Miles Davis in Berlin. A beautiful recording from this jazz master. Have a great week folks and again, get outside!