clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Hoiberg Flakes: I’ve Got A Bone To Pick

also, your daily news

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NBA: Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Every year there is a new summer drink that takes over America. I have learned this because my wife is usually on the lookout for it.

I would go into the past drinks that have seen the inside of our fridge but I did not take the time to get to know them. Most are carbonated, sweet, and “easy” to drink. The last part of that being highly objective.

This summer it seems to be hard seltzer drinks like White Claw. I like how all you need to do is put the word “hard” in something and it automatically makes it alcoholic. In the past we have seen the likes of “hard lemonade”, “hard cider”, and “hard root beer”. All marketing ploys with varying success.

White claw seems to be marketed to, like a lot of these products, to the younger crowd. The can is white with bright colors and it is the same shape as Red Bull.

Pretty huh?

Anyway, these drinks seem to be geared towards everyone form sorority girls to grizzled old men from Minnesota. The markets, taste, and low calorie content seems to hit all the demographics.

It’s also crap.

America, you are smarter than this. Right? Well, you should be. There is no reason why anyone who can read Goodnight Moon should be drinking this. We put a man on the moon, developed the zero turn mower, and also the fuzz pedal. Look in the mirror, you are better than this.

If you do imbibe this then you’re just another tool in the system, man. You’re better than this. Pick yourself up, take a shower, shave, and drink a real drink.

People, life is too short to be drinking this poorly.

Also, read today’s flakes.

Mankilling Mastodons

Which coach is ready to make the Year 2 leap?
At UCF, Scott Frost went from 6-7 in Year 1 to 13-0 in Year 2. Can he make a similar jump at Nebraska?

NU's Watson, Omaha's Hahn sign pro contracts overseas | Sports |
A pair of former Division I basketball players in the state of Nebraska have signed professional contracts overseas.

Nebraska Basketball: Trip to Italy potentially a sign of things to come
Nebraska Basketball has had a very successful tour of Italy. This can only bode well for the regular season and hopefully beyond.

Shatel: Bigger and better football facilities are being built. Time for Nebraska to join in | Huskers |
Doesn’t Big Red football deserve its own Taj Mahal, weight room, dining room and football field it can use on demand? It’s an issue that Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos

National title loss motivates Husker volleyball in 2019 - KLKN-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE;
Last season's National Championship loss serves as major motivation for Husker volleyball in 2019.

Upon further review: On Scott Frost’s unexpected message, how WR Wan’Dale Robinson is fitting in and the tricky Nebraska D-line – The Athletic
Taking a spin through preseason camp: What we've seen, heard and learned about the Huskers so far.

Lauren Stivrins, Nicklin Hames Ready to Lead as Nebraska Captains | Hail Varsity
Nebraska Cornhuskers football, athletics and recruiting news, insider videos, analysis, and forums on Hail Varsity

New From Other Sporting Clubs

Former Huskers get to work in NFL Training Camps
Husker-related news and notes from the NFL as training camps fire up.

Former Nebraska RBs Abdullah, Ozigbo have solid showing in Vikings-Saints preseason game
Nebraska fans had a reason to tune into Friday night’s preseason matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.

Dallas Cowboys: Rookie LB Luke Gifford exits Cowboys' preseason opener with ankle sprain after grabbing his first NFL interception | SportsDay
Luke Gifford's preseason debut got off to a good start as he grabbed an interception in the second quarter of the Cowboys' preseason opener against...

Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Snyder Lead The Charge As USA Wrestling Adds Three More Gold Medals In Lima Twelve years. That’s how long it’s been since a wrestler not named Jordan Burroughs won gold in the men’s 74 kg.

Fall camp preseason Big Ten power rankings
This will strike a nerve from those in SEC country, but is the Big Ten college football's most competitive league?

U.S. Gymnastics Championships: Simone Biles makes history
Biles became the first woman to land a triple double (two flips and three twists) in competition on the floor during her routine.

Yellow Journalism

Being a Law Firm Partner Was Once a Job for Life. That Culture Is All but Dead. - WSJ
At the modern law firm, not all partners are created equal, and data and billings rule. In the new paradigm, lawyers are expendable, and partners may jump to a competitor for the right amount of money, taking clients with them on the way out.

Museumgoers in Germany can now see 'Snow White's' gravestone - ABC News
Once upon a time, there was a wealthy woman named Sophia Maria von Erthal. She is said to have inspired the fairytale

TV Cord-Cutters in U.S. Accelerating: eMarketer Study | Hollywood Reporter
The number of Americans who are cutting the cord on their cable, telco and satellite TV services continues to accelerate, according to a report from eMarketer released Tuesday.

“Letterkenny,” a Surreal Canadian Comedy to Rival “Schitt’s Creek” | The New Yorker
Helen Rosner writes on the Canadian TV show “Letterkenny,” based on a Web series, whose first six seasons are available to American viewers on Hulu.

Gizmodo: Why Can't YouTube Do 'Good' Content Moderation? Answer: Because It's Fucking Impossible | Techdirt

Auditory Enlightenment

Monday Haiku

The days get shorter

Summer time is now fleeting

Seltzer drinks are bad