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Time to settle down for a bit.

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It’s good to be back in Mexico! After 5.5 months in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, it was great to return to a more familiar place. I headed straight from Mexico City to Oaxaca for ‘Dia de los Muertos’ (Day of the Dead). It is quite incredible to experience this Mexican tradition in person. The candles, the music, the flowers, the festivities. This is something that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Today my parents fly into Oaxaca and I’m looking forward to showing them around my favorite part of Mexico for a week. I haven’t seen them since May when I was in Miami for my brother’s medical school graduation so it will be nice to have some quality time with them before I find an AirBnb in Oaxaca to settle in for the rest of the year.

College football just celebrated 150 years (check below for some articles on that) and the college basketball season is underway so it’s nice to have my mind off the pain and suffering of watching Husker football for a bit. It’s hard to imagine the situation we are in at this point in the season. However, I will continue to watch and give Husker athletes the support they deserve

I’ll keep this short today. I’ll share my thoughts about Oaxaca and my experiences in South America sometime soon. Anyways onto Flakes...

Frosted Flakes

150 Greatest College Football Games in the Last 150 Years | Football | ESPN

In the newest installment of ESPN’s yearlong initiative marking 150 years of college football, we set out to rank the 150 greatest games in history.

Rodgers Perfectly Remembers Punt Return TD vs Oklahoma | Football | ESPN

For some reason I couldn’t embed the video here so I’m just posting the link here.

Happy Birthday College Football! You Look Good For 150 | Football | Corn Nation

150 years ago Rutgers and Princeton played in the first ever college football game. Little has changed for Rutgers since that fateful day. The game they played on that day is far from what we would consider modern day football.

Mailbag: Martinez, Freshmen, Nebrasketball and More | Sports | Hail Varsity

Hail Varsity staff members Mike Babcock, Jacob Padilla, Greg Smith, Erin Sorensen and Brandon Vogel tackle your questions about the latest news in Husker Nation.

Consistency and Complete Games the Huskers Focus During Off Week | Football | Hail Varsity

“We missed some thing on offense that we shouldn’t have missed,” Frost said. “Some of that was on the quarterback position, some of it wasn’t. I think we did well enough there at times. There were times we were struggling a little bit and quarterback was part of that...”

Huskers Focus on Finding Consistency | Football | Huskers.com

“Our goal is the same as it’s always going to be, we have to get better,” Frost said. “They practiced with spirit today, had fun today and our goal isn’t going to change. We have a lot of ground yet to cover, a lot of things to fix, but that’s where our minds have to be.”

Frost Defends Martinez, But Says Misses ‘Can’t Happen’ | Football | Omaha World-Herald

“Adrian did some really good things, needs to play better. We missed some wide open guys on Saturday — and that can’t happen. I don’t know how much of that has to do with his health, but the other guys are playing really well. Feel good about the depth there.”

Huskers Begin Wrestling Season By Hosting Nebraska Duals At Devaney Sports Center | Wrestling | Lincoln Journal Star

The college wrestling season gets underway Thursday when the Huskers host Nebraska-Kearney, Chadron State and Hastings College in the Nebraska Duals. The Nebraska Duals, free and open to the public, start at 6:30 p.m. at the Devaney Sports Center.

Huskers Host Sixth-Ranked Army | Rifle | Huskers.com

No. 6 Army comes to Lincoln with a 1-1 record after losing to Ole Miss to open the season and then beating Memphis. Nebraska holds a 24-16 all-time record against the Black Knights dating back to 1999 and looks to add another victory. The shooter to watch for Army is senior Clayton Hanson, who finished fifth in air rifle at the 2019 NCAA Championships.

More Sports

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The American Cornhole League wants to turn a game that’s typically played with one hand holding a beer—and possibly named for an indecent part of the human body—into an international spectator sport.

The Ugly, Gory, Bloody, Secret Life of NHL Dentists | Hockey | ESPN

As a member of the gnarliest and most peculiar fraternity in sports, Rivera has seen it all during his 17 years practicing dentistry in the NHL.

A Small Vermont Town’s Plan to Save Youth Football Has Become a Model for the State | Football | Washington Post

One night 12 summers ago, the seven men took their seats on the white porch of an 1870s Victorian home in Middlebury, Vt., ready to talk about how they were going to save football. In this picturesque small New England town, the sport was struggling. Youth participation numbers, long the key to replenishing the local high school team, were shrinking.

The Ham-Handed, Money-Driven Mangling of Sports Illustrated and Deadspin | The New Yorker

Two years ago, Sports Illustrated, which had been a weekly magazine for decades, began publishing just thirty-nine issues a year. The magazine’s revenue from print ads had been plummeting since the recession; it had dropped more than forty per cent in just the previous two years.

What I Read This Week

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With chaotic holiday travel rapidly descending upon us, it’s time to calculate a game plan for navigating airport terminals, securing your overhead bin space, and getting through the crush of humanity in the security line. The best way to do that? Know the busiest travel days in advance.

What to Know Before You Book With a Budget European Airline | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

Although the world is experiencing a recent aviation boom with more people flying than ever before, running an airline is still a tough business. Hardly any year has been tougher for airlines’, especially low-cost airlines’, bottom lines than 2019, with more than two dozen carriers going belly up over the past 12 months.

The Most Beautiful Places in France | Travel | Conde Nast Traveler

From idyllic vineyards to stretches of lavender, France is filled with beautiful places for travelers to explore. The Camargue, a marshy delta by the Mediterranean, features red salt flats and free-roaming white horses.

Would You Drink the World’s Oldest Beer, Revived From a Shipwreck? | Travel | Lonely Planet

Australian brewers, James Squire, have managed to revive a 220-year old beer, made from the yeast from a beer bottle found inside a shipwreck discovered off the coast of Tasmania.

Tourism Australia’s New Slogan Has Left Some People Perplexed | Travel | Lonely Planet

Tourism Australia rolled out its latest campaign to invite the world Down Under to mixed reactions, mostly at home. The campaign attempts to identify and package the definitive character of ‘Australia and of Australians’ to tempt travelers to experience it first-hand.

St Petersburg Plans on Welcoming More Visitors By Making it Easier Than Ever to Visit | Travel | Lonely Planet

Citizens from 53 countries are now able to stay in St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad region with a free-of-charge electronic visa.

An Underground World of Soviet Opulence | Travel | BBC

Last summer, for the first time ever, Uzbekistan began allowing photography in its opulent metro, which has been described as one of the most ornate in the world.

Kyoto Cracks Down on Photography in Famous Geisha Neighborhood Gion | Travel | Lonely Planet

A collection of residents in Gion have banded together to implement a ban on photography on private streets in the neighborhood. So while it’s still ok to snap some images on the main street of Hanami-Kōji for example, private side streets where residents access their homes are now off limits.

Do We Need a Special Language to Talk to Aliens? | Science | WIRED

Scientists have tried contacting extraterrestrials with a number of bespoke linguistic systems. But we might be better off using our own languages.

Interstellar Space Is Even Weirder Than We Expected | Space | National Geographic

In the blackness of space billions of miles from home, NASA’s Voyager 2 marked a milestone of exploration, becoming just the second spacecraft ever to enter interstellar space in November 2018.

From Dung Beetles to Seals, These Animals Navigate By the Stars | Animals | National Geographic

Humans have been navigating by the stars since ancient times, but a small yet diverse group of species also use the night sky to get around. Some recognize the movement of star patterns, while others get their bearings via particularly bright individual stars.

How Cheap Robots Are Transforming Ocean Exploration | Technology | Outside Online

Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand.

In a Remote Arctic Outpost, Norway Keeps Watch on Russia’s Military Buildup | Military | NPR

The border post, OP 247, offers a commanding view of this starkly beautiful area some 250 miles above the Arctic Circle. To the east, on the other side of the border, is a Russian observation post and a coast guard facility.

The Impossible Fight to Save Jakarta, the Sinking Megacity | Environment | WIRED UK

The chaos runs all the way to the seafront, where waterparks, glossy malls and luxury condos jostle for space with container ports and fishing docks crammed so tight with small boats that from above they look like tangles of rusted wire snagged on the shore.

The Delhi Air Crisis: What it Means for the World | Health | The Atlantic

Officials have implored the people of New Delhi to stay inside, indefinitely. Five million children in India’s capital have been handed face masks. Everyone is to keep windows closed. Contrary to the most fundamental medical advice, the city’s chief minister urged residents this week to “avoid outdoor physical activities.”

Fall of Berlin Wall: How 1989 Reshaped the Modern World | History | BBC

It was on 9 November 1989, five days after half a million people gathered in East Berlin in a mass protest, that the Berlin Wall dividing communist East Germany from West Germany crumbled. East German leaders had tried to calm mounting protests by loosening the borders, making travel easier for East Germans. They had not intended to open the border up completely.

One Last Thing

Australia Tourism’s controversial ad. What do you think?