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An exciting high school basketball game, Nebraska veterinarians on reality TV, and a new grumpy cat?

Presentation Of The New Opel Calender 2017 In Berlin
This is the dearly departed grumpy cat (and not the new one mentioned in the article). But that face still makes me smile.
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My apologies for the late Flakes. Ranchhand 2’s basketball team had a big game last night. Both teams were ranked in the top five in their class in the state. Ranchhand 2’s team was undefeated and the other team’s only losses came to much bigger (and highly ranked) schools. It was set to be an exciting game.

And it was.

Ranchhand’s team (the home team) got out to an early lead, but the other team fought back and even took a small lead in the third quarter. The fourth quarter belonged to the home team as one of the younger starters (a sophomore) played some savvy basketball and scored eight points in the final frame to help secure a nine point win.

Both of these teams could possibly meet again in the conference tournament and (I believe) district tournament with a spot in the state tournament on the line.

It was so exciting that I forgot today was Wednesday, and it was my turn to do Flakes.

Have you had anything exciting enough this week to make you forget what day it was? Or is it just me?

Frosted Flakes

Exit interview: DB Tony Butler on his experience at Nebraska, enduring change and the Huskers’ immediate future – The Athletic ($)
The 2016 signee accomplished much away from the field in Lincoln but felt held back by position moves and coaching shuffles.

Shay Schanaman concentrating on mound duties with Huskers | Huskers HQ | theindependent.com
As a standout two-way player during his high school career, arriving upon the decision to be a PO — baseball parlance for “pitcher only” — didn’t come easily for Shay

Five former Huskers on initial XFL rosters as season nears | Life in the Red | journalstar.com
The XFL season begins in less than two weeks and seven former Nebraska players are on rosters in the eight-team league.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Why Kobe Bryant changed Los Angeles Lakers jersey from No. 8 to 24
While picturing Kobe Bryant, fans remember him wearing either No. 8 or No. 24. Here's why he changed numbers during the 2006-07 season.

Super Bowl 2020: Andy Reid has become the sentimental favorite
Andy Reid is back in the Super Bowl for the first time in 15 years, this time as the sentimental favorite.

Snacks after youth sports add more calories than kids burn while playing, study says
Youth sports are a great way for kids to be active, but a recent study showed that after-sports snacks, on average, had 43 more calories than the amount burned during the activity.

Odell Beckham Jr. and LSU Highlighted NCAA Unfairness - The Atlantic
With the recent victory, the association has shown signs that it cannot defend its amateurism model for much longer.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

What it’s like to live without a sense of smell - News - UEA
The smell of cut grass, freshly baked bread, childhood memories, lost loved ones. What happens when it’s all gone?

We Tried To Predict J.Lo’s First Song At The Super Bowl | FiveThirtyEight
These J.Lo prop bets will have you on the floor.

Nebraska veterinarians debut on Nat Geo show | KMEG
A couple of veterinarians in northeast Nebraska are about to share their lives with the world via television. Doctors Ben and Erin Schroeder are the stars of a new show on National Geographic called "Heartland Docs DVM. " They're a married couple practicing veterinary medicine in and around Hartington. The program will show the wide range of animals the couple care for and the conditions they have to work in. It premieres Saturday night at 8:00 p. m. on Nat Geo Wild.

Then There’s This

Meet The New Grumpy Cat That Looks Even Angrier Than Her Late Predecessor | Bored Panda
A fluffy new heir to the internet’s favorite cat?

I hope you have a great Wednesday Corn Nation!

**Update 10:26 a.m. I found the following and had to add it to Flakes. LOL!

Coronavirus: Corona beer surges on Google Trends as virus spreads
The search terms 'corona beer' and 'corona beer virus' have surged on Google in the recent week as the outbreak continues to spread and claim lives.