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Frosted Flakes: Hank Aaron, Bernie’s Mittens and a Very Good Dog

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Former Atlanta Braves’ Hall Of Fame Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Memorialized In Atlanta Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images

It is a snow day for a large chunk of Nebraska, including university students. Ranchhand 1 and Ranchhand 2 are back on campus for the start of the spring semester. It looks like they have another day before they have to start getting out of bed before noon.

One of the major sports stories this weekend was the death of Hank Aaron - baseball’s homerun king. There were several stories I liked, so I made a section just him in today’s flakes.

Hank Aaron Flakes

Hank Aaron, longtime baseball home-run king and Hall of Famer with Braves, dies at age 86 -
Hammerin’ Hank clubbed 755 home runs in his illustrious career

Hank Aaron changed American society just as he did baseball
Former President Bill Clinton credited the racial tolerance Hank Aaron inspired for making it possible for Barack Obama to become president.

Nobody — And We Mean Nobody — Was Consistently Great Like Hank Aaron | FiveThirtyEight
He reached international renown in 1974 by breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run mark, which had stood unchallenged for four decades, but that was just the crowning achievement of a career that spanned 23 years and saw Aaron set all manner of records.

Hank Aaron, Carla Koplin Cohn: The woman who read the home run king’s hate mail.
The home run king wrote back to his fans. He put the hate mail in his attic.

Frosted Flakes

Joe Ricketts to launch news outlet from Nebraska | TheHill
Billionaire TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, the father of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R), has announced he will launch an Omaha-based national news outlet.

I didn’t put this here because of the political ties, I was interested because it would be a Nebraska-based media outlet and because of the stated aim of the site.

Christian Gaylord won’t return for another season, finalizing Nebraska’s senior decisions | Football |
Christian Gaylord, an offensive lineman who could’ve played a seventh season as a Husker, won’t be back in 2021. He was the last of Nebraska’s scholarship seniors to announce their

Huskers Announce Volleyball TV Coverage - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska volleyball team will be televised nationally on the Big Ten Network 12 times this season, and three additional matches will broadcast statewide on NET.

Here’s what Scott Frost said Wednesday about the Huskers’ three incoming transfers | Football |
Chris Kolarevic, Markese Stepp and Samori Toure are all on campus — and their new head coach addressed each of them, and what they offer the Huskers.

McKewon: Could reimagining an old role help Nebraska, Frost retain Husker talent? | Football |
Nebraska has struggled some in recruiting and retention of players, which is why coach Scott Frost wants to reimagine the director of player development role.

Husker Rifle Falls Short in Upset of No. 1 Kentucky - University of Nebraska
Lexington, Ky. – Eighth-ranked Nebraska was up for the challenge against No. 1 Kentucky, but the Wildcats used the nation’s second-highest score of the year to post

Long Jump Paces Huskers at Iowa - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field team began competition on day one of the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa on Friday.

The Huskers long tradition of excellence in field events continues.

Nebraska Bowling Finishes Fourth at Columbia 300 Saints Invite - University of Nebraska
ST. LOUIS, Missouri – The Nebraska bowling team finished in fourth at the Columbia 300 Saints Invite Sunday.

Huskers offer younger brother of freshman DB
Nebraska football made a scholarship offer on Saturday to a familiar family, as the Big Red offered 2024 DeSoto athlete Mario Buford.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Michigan suspends athletics amid outbreak of new COVID-19 variant - Sports Illustrated
There are five confirmed cases of the new coronavirus variant on Michigan athletic teams and 15 more presumed positives throughout the athletic department.

Michigan student runner goes viral after competition
University of Michigan freshman Ziyah Holman has gone viral for a stunning comeback during a 4×400 relay during a Saturday competition that happened to be her first track meet.

This was an amazing run.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Woman ruled dead in 2017 fights to be declared alive
PARIS (AP) — Frenchwoman Jeanne Pouchain has an unusual problem. She's officially dead. She has been trying for three years to prove that she is alive. The 58-year-old woman says she lives...

When Pastor’s Bike Was Stolen, His Response Was to Start a Free Bicycle Repair Service for People in Need
Virginia’s Robert Pruitt had his bike stolen. His solution? Collecting, fixing, and giving away bikes to those who might need them.

Ancient Insect Genitals Found in 50-Million-Year-Old Fossil | Science | Smithsonian Magazine
A newly discovered assassin bug features a well-preserved phallus the size of a grain of rice

The podcast business is booming, but few are making money - Axios
Consumer adoption has outpaced monetization.

Remembering the night two atomic bombs fell—on North Carolina
Sixty years ago, at the height of the Cold War, a B-52 bomber disintegrated over a small Southern town. An eyewitness recalls what happened next.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Well, sort of...

1st preserved dinosaur butthole is 'perfect' and 'unique,' paleontologist says | Live Science
The first known dinosaur butthole has been discovered.

Then There’s This

Woman behind Bernie Sanders's viral mittens shares how they ended up on his hands | CBC Radio
Jen Ellis of Vermont didn't know when she gave a pair of homemade brown and white mittens to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders five years ago, they would eventually become one of the defining images of President Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

An Unopened First Edition Set of Pokémon Cards, Deemed 'the Pinnacle of Pokémon Collecting,' Just Fetched $408,000 at Auction
An unopened first edition base set booster box of Pokémon cards just fetched a world record $408,000 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.