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Another weekend of Husker football is in the books. Remember when we were so excited to see the Huskers play - even though we sorta figured it would be a rough season?

Those were the good old days.

As you read this, I am waiting for Ranchhand 3 to finish an MRI for his back. I have a pretty strong suspicion of what the results will be, but hopefully I am wrong. The poor kid doesn’t need to have “old people” back problems at 14.

Back when we thought it was a fracture in one of the vertebrae, that sounded scary. The fracture has been ruled out, but this sound like a much more chronic and painful issue. The fracture would have healed within a few weeks.

We are now realizing he probably has a much longer road to recovery than we could have imagined.

Sort of like Husker football.

Frosted Flakes

10 things we learned from Nebraska’s loss to Minnesota
Here are 10 of our biggest takeaways from Nebraska’s 24-17 Here are 10 of our biloss to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.

PG Version: Parker Gabriel’s extra points from the Huskers’ loss to Minnesota | Football |
Nebraska football writer Parker Gabriel offers his extra points from the Husker football team’s 24-17 loss to Minnesota.

Huskers head to Omaha for clash with Creighton
The Nebraska women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in 2020-21 when the Huskers travel to Omaha to collide with Creighton on Monday.

Huskers add walk-on commit from LSE athlete Derek Branch | Recruiting |
Branch had 56 tackles, three interceptions and four breakups defensively and added 151 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his senior season.

Scoggins: Gophers’ Morgan shows passing skill that Huskers’ Martinez lacks -
The Gophers asked their QB to throw when necessary. The Huskers avoided that option.

Gophers, missing 33 players, stun Huskers 24-17 after layoff | |
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim ran for two touchdowns following Nebraska turnovers, and a Minnesota team missing nearly three dozen players to COVID-19 protocols or injuries left Memorial Stadium

Pospisil: Take a look back at the last time the Huskers played at home in December | Football |
Before Saturday’s game, the Huskers had last played at home in December in 1908.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Trashaun Willis, one-armed athlete, lands Division I football offer
Trashaun Willis said three years ago his goal was to become a Division I athlete to help inspire other kids like him. Now, he has achieved that goal.

Auburn fires head coach Gus Malzahn - Sports Illustrated
Malzahn has been the school’s head coach since 2013 and led the school to seven consecutive bowl game appearances.

UPDATE: Whitman on Lovie: ‘At the end of the day, we weren’t able to win enough games’ | Sports |
Lovie Smith was fired on Sunday following Saturday’s 28-10 loss to No. 15 Northwestern, which dropped the Illini to 2-5 on the season.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Giant 9 pound goldfish found in South Carolina lake - ABC News

Mt Everest grows by nearly a metre to new height - BBC News
For the first time, China and Nepal agree an official height for the world's highest peak.

Rat infestation closes Manhattan Chipotle; 4 workers say they were bitten
A rat infestation at a Manhattan Chipotle restaurant resulted in four employees being bitten by rodents over the span of several days, according to a local union.

Baby Alive doll from 1970s brings up nostalgic (and traumatic) memories for ABC Radio Sydney listeners - ABC News
ABC Radio Sydney listeners share their loving (and traumatic) memories of the iconic Baby Alive doll, which was on the Christmas list of many.

Precious painting lost at German airport found at dumpster | Strange AP |
BERLIN (AP) — A surrealist painting worth more than a quarter million euros (dollars) that was forgotten by a businessman at Duesseldorf's airport has been recovered from a nearby recycling

How Cedar Rapids, Iowa, plans to recover from losing most of its trees
Tens of thousands of trees in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were destroyed by a devastating summer windstorm. That has meant heartache for city residents, but also opportunity to replant stronger.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Bees defeat ‘murder hornet’ relatives with poop | Live Science
Asian honey bees defend their hives by attaching animal dung around the doorways, a behavior that was previously unknown in bees.

Then There’s This

Ethereal Sounds Are Emanating From the World’s First ‘Piano’ Made From Plants
The Spanish eco start Bioo has create dthe world’s first piano that’s made from living plants, and it sounds beautiful.

Giant underwater ‘jellyfish’ roundabout becomes latest Faroe Islands tourist attraction | Faroe Islands holidays | The Guardian
Already a hit on social-media, an infrastructure project linking the two largest islands is set to become a big draw for foreign visitors