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My beloved Chicago Cubs clinched a playoff birth by losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Well, or should I say they clinched a playoff birth even though they lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

There, that’s better.

After months of sports being practically non existent, I can filly say sports has finally given us some joy.

Well, at least everyone who has made the playoffs.

Onward to flakes!

Mankilling Mastodons

Rather than complain, Nebraska would be better off embracing its new role in the B1G
Now seems like a good time to play up the villain.

Scott Frost delivers all-time quote at his father's funeral bashing the Big Ten
He spoke for a lot of Cornhusker fans with this statement.

Other News From The Sporting World

Inside the meeting that saved the Big Ten football season
The Big Ten is playing football this fall. What changed? It all came down to updated medical reports. Those who provided that report take ESPN inside the meeting with Big Ten presidents that changed everything.

When those who know Pat McAfee knew he was different – The Athletic
The newest cast member of ESPN's "College GameDay" has been building to this moment his whole life.

SEC to provide wearable proximity devices to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing efforts | Kentucky Sports Radio
The Southeastern Conference is providing student-athletes cutting edge proximity devices to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing efforts, the league announced Tuesday

Texas Tech football: SaRodorick Thompson arrested for street racing
Monday, the Texas Tech football team's leading rusher, SaRodorick Thomspon, was arrested on charges connecting to a street racing incident from this summer.

Raiders injury news: Johnathan Abram involved in scary incident on field, Richie Incognito questionable with Achilles - Silver And Black Pride
Luckily Abram seems OK after colliding with a TV cart

Sources - ESPN moving college basketball events to Wide World of Sports in Orlando
At least eight of ESPN's men's college basketball events are being moved to the ESPN Wide World of Sports property at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, conference and team sources told ESPN.

Will 2020 be a historic season for special teams? - Banner Society
(Not the good kind of historic.)

NASCAR isn't Michael Jordan's first dance with motor racing | Fox Business
Jordan previously owned a motorcycle racing team that competed in the AMA Pro Superbike series.

Chicago Cubs clinch playoff berth - Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Cubs are headed back to the postseason after a one-year absence, despite a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Kevin Stallings’ walk-off home run in the ninth inning.

NFL: Sean Payton, Jon Gruden fined for no masks on sidelines
Each head coach will be docked $100,000, while their respective teams have been fined $250,000 each.

Dana Holgorsen's 'chirping' irks Baylor AD Mack Rhoades -
Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades did not appreciate comments made by UH coach Dana Holgorsen after the schools' football game was canceled because of the Bears' COVID-19 issues.

Bulls name Billy Donovan coach |
CHICAGO (AP)  -- Billy Donovan wasn't on the market for long - hardly a shocker given he's won everywhere he's coached.

Yellow Journalism

$92M contract to expand NU’s national defense research
The University of Nebraska’s National Strategic Research Institute has been awarded a new five-year, $92 million contract through U.S. Strategic Commband. The grant allows the institute to continue research into national security and defense.

Why Microsoft bought Bethesda for $7.5 billion - The Verge
Microsoft on Monday announced its acquisition of Bethesda Softworks, owner of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and other major game franchises. The deal isn’t about owning more exclusives for the Xbox platform. Instead, it’s about Xbox Game Pass and how Microsoft’s shifting video game strategy could change the future of games.

500 Best Albums of All Time - Rolling Stone
Rolling stone updated their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Last published in 2003.

Auditory Enlightenment