clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Black Broth of Blood & Boiled Pig’s Leg, Seasoned With Vinegar...Flakes

The Spartans, noted among ancient writers for their austerity, prepared a black broth of blood and boiled pig’s leg, seasoned with vinegar, which they combined with servings of barley, fruit, raw greens, wine and, at larger dinners, sausages or roasted meat. Spartan boys were sparingly issued barley cakes.

2019 Comic-Con International - General Atmosphere And Cosplay Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty Images

Not a whole lot for you here today. I had a bit of fun with the title as you can tell given the game tonight, but it’s all in good natured humor. How are shortened holiday weeks so long though? The weekend cannot arrive soon enough!

Husker News

When Nebraska meets Michigan State, it’ll be Hoiberg vs. Hoiberg
The Hoiberg family has a decision to make. Wear green for Jack, or red for Fred.

Nebraska WBB 52 Ohio State 65 Recap
The Huskers are now guaranteed to have a sub .500 conference record with more tough games to play

Nebraska announces kickoff time, TV information for Husker spring game
The Husker spring football game will kick off at 1 p.m. on April 18 and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network

Big Ten News

Former University of Michigan team doctor investigated for multiple sex abuse complaints
The University of Michigan is investigating several “disturbing and very serious” allegations of sexual abuse against a now-deceased member of its physician team, officials confirmed to The Detroit News on Wednesday.

Appeal Planned In Klages Case
The attorney representing former MSU gymnastics coach Kathie Klages says she will appeal her conviction on two charges of lying to police.
[Editor’s Note: I look forward to Klages rotting in her jail cell where she deserves to be, and couldn’t be more proud of Bill Forsyth’s work getting the ball rolling on putting her where she deserves: behind bars]

Penn State Hockey Post-Season Picture
The Lions sit atop the Big Ten Standings heading into the final weekend of the regular-season for the team.
[If Bill Moos won’t give Nebraska hockey, then let’s draft UNO to rep the U of N system.]

Other Sports News

Miss the NCAA Tournament? Blame the Ball (WSJ-$$$)
The NCAA selection committee considers dozens of metrics and several power rankings when determining which 68 teams compete in March Madness. But this season, one factor that won’t be included could determine whether Utah State earns a bid to the Big Dance: the basketball.

John Beilein officially resigns as coach, will have new role with Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Wednesday that John Beilein has officially resigned as head coach and will be reassigned to a different role in the organization.

Detroit Lions are co-favorites to land Tua Tagovailoa in 2020 NFL draft
Maybe all the Tua Tagovailoa to the Detroit Lions talk has merit. Caesars Sportsbook oddsmakers have the Lions or Miami Dolphins as the most likely destinations for Tagovailoa, the Alabama quarterback, with nine weeks to go before the 2020 NFL draft.
[Lifelong Lions fan here, and all I have to say is that poor bastard.]

Stick To Sports... NOT-News

Michigan boy doesn’t have a driver’s license — but hits racetrack at 80 mph
At age 12, Keegan Sobilo of New Baltimore carefully tucks his legs and arms into a fire suit, pulls on a helmet and climbs into a race car that exceeds 80 mph.

Where in the world are Detroit’s entry-level vehicles?
Since its development of the Model T in 1908, Ford Motor Co. has been synonymous with building affordable, entry-level vehicles for the working class. By 1924 the price of a Model T Runabout had fallen to just $260 — the equivalent of about $3,900 in today’s dollars. Fast-forward to 2020, and Ford does not offer a single vehicle for less than $20,000 when delivery fees are included.

She’s the engineer behind eye-popping invention in GM’s newest SUVs
In February 2017, General Motors engineering department bosses called a hush-hush meeting with select engineers. One of the design engineers at the meeting was Alex Archer, then 24 and two years out of college. She had no idea what the meeting was about or that it would springboard her career.

Rare drawings, documents reveal secret history of midengine Corvette
From an acclaimed concept car John DeLorean reportedly dismissed because he wanted something “smaller and more European,” to the design that ended a feud between a pair of GM giants — but may have set the Corvette back decades — a trove of unique documents, sketches and models tells a secret history of the 60-year quest to build a midengine Chevrolet Corvette.

Tour the home UAW bribes built
Former UAW official Mike Grimes his wife took out a $284,000 mortgage and bought a new $730,000 home in Fort Myers, Fla., according to property records.

Beagle Corner

Today is National Love Your Pet Day! So tell us about your pet you love in the comments! Pictures highly encouraged.

Taylor was very unhappy I was gone all weekend as you can see from her sulking in her window bed. Even less happy was her having to endure a bath last night as you can see below.

It’s nap time! In my window bed where I get lots of sun.
I’m so mad you gave me a bath! Why must you always do this to my precious stink I collect in my fur?!