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Frosted Flakes: Optimism

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Keep that glass half full people.

NCAA Football: Nebraska at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

My mom’s high school yearbook quote was, “I am not a pessimist, just an optimist who suffers much.”

I laugh and make fun of her every time that I read that. Clearly that is frequently enough for me to have in memorized. While it does seem very teen angsty, I’m pretty sure she just picked it because she thought it sounded cool.

I’m glad I didn’t have to pick a yearbook quote.

The reason that I bring up the quote, is that I am an optimist by nature. This year and this football season have worn me down a bit and now I feel a bit like an optimist who “suffers much”. But I’m choosing to keep the glass half full, most likely of wine, and am ready for better things to come.

Now here are your flakes.

Nebraska

Dalano Banton Emerging as Voice of Nebraska Basketball | Hail Varsity - Nebraska Football, Recruiting, News
After a redshirt year spent developing his game, Dalano Banton is emerging as the voice of Nebraska on and off the court this season.

Jim McFarland, a former Nebraska football player and state senator, dies at 73 | Govt-and-politics | starherald.com
Jim McFarland was a walk-on for the Huskers as a tight end and became a starter in the 1968 and 1969 seasons.

Wide receiver Marcus Fleming no longer with Huskers
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Huskers head into final month, hope for .500 finish
With three games left in the 2020 football season, the Huskers are hoping to finish with a .500 record.

Husker Defense Hoped to Atone for 'Unacceptable' Performance, Now It Looks to Build | Hail Varsity - Nebraska Football, Recruiting, News
The Husker defense wanted to make up for a poor performance two weeks ago. Now, they hope to keep it going.

Nebraska Looks Ahead to Purdue: 'We’re Just Playing for Our Pride' | Hail Varsity - Nebraska Football, Recruiting, News
The results haven't gone Nebraska's way this season, but the team is still confident as it prepares for Purdue. “We’re just playing for our pride."

Rahmir Johnson reemerges; status of other Husker RBs in the air
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Elsewhere

'This was never an easy path': Sarah Fuller and the winding road to two-sport immortality
Sarah Fuller became a college football pioneer Saturday, six days after becoming an SEC women's soccer champion. Two months ago, Fuller's career in athletics was at a crossroads.

Northwestern Wildcats-Minnesota Golden Gophers football game canceled due to coronavirus issues
The Northwestern-Minnesota game set for Saturday in Minneapolis has been canceled because of COVID-19 issues within the Minnesota program.

49ers will play December home games in Cardinals' stadium after Santa Clara County halts all sports - CBSSports.com
San Francisco has home games on Dec. 7 and 13

NFL announces Week 16 tripleheader on Saturday after Christmas, Tom Brady and Dolphins-Raiders highlight slate - CBSSports.com
The NFL will have three games on Saturday in Week 16

No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers QB Michael Penix Jr. tears ACL, out for season
Indiana starting QB Michael Penix Jr. tore his ACL on Saturday and will be out for the season. Jack Tuttle, a transfer from Utah, will get the start this week vs. Wisconsin.

Harry Potter

Not sure I agree with Umbridge on this one, she was just evil not eccentric.

Luna Lovegood & The 9 Most Eccentric Harry Potter Characters
The Harry Potter wizarding world is already full of strange characters, but these 10 eccentric people take things way over the top.

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