Ndamukong Suh and Lavonte David earned their first Super Bowl rings. I didn’t really have a dog in the fight for this game, so I was happy to see former Huskers make it to the top of their sport. Both of them were among the best ever to play for the Blackshirts and now have left an even bigger mark at the next level.
Khalil Davis was also a contributor for the Buccaneers in the playoffs but wasn’t active for the Superbowl. I’m sure it was a disappointment for him to not be on the field, but it had to be a great experience overall. And, as a rookie, he hopefully will have many more chances to get to the big game again.
And there is another Nebraska connection to the Superbowl (read below).
From Boys Town to the Super Bowl, Shaquil Barrett endured through every twist and turn | News | mdjonline.com
Shaq Barrett has exceeded expectations at every turn. As a Boys Town wrestler. As a UNO football walk-on. As an undrafted free agent in the NFL. Now he’s on the
Former Husker athletes hit milestone to honor late son
We first introduced you to Mike and Megan Moudy in 2019 after they lost their toddler son, Ace, unexpectedly. It was categorized as Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood (SUDC). They vowed to focus on finding out what happened to Ace and to honor his legacy.
Wow. This is an amazing (and scary) story.
The Invention of the Ski Chairlift | Innovation | Smithsonian Magazine
The device was part of an elaborate plan on behalf of Union Pacific to boost passenger rail travel in the American West
There is a Nebraska connection in this story about ski lifts.
NU Dominates in Jumps at Husker Quad - University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field team won 11 individual titles at the Husker Quad on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Indoor Track. The Huskers concluded the...
Huskers (maybe) on the cusp: Morrison and the freshmen crew
We never got to see this newcomer even get out of the blocks in the fall of 2020 due to various setbacks, which only furthers the curiosity about what the running back can do at a position where the top job is completely up for grabs.
Steven M. Sipple: Frost plows through rugged winter amid criticism from even ex-teammates | Column | journalstar.com
“Sometimes it gets a little personal here, especially since this is my home state,” says NU coach Scott Frost, 12-20 in three seasons.
Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308
Trouble lurks for Afghanistan’s beloved ‘goat grabbing’ national sport
As the Taliban gains ground, buzkashi—an ancient contest akin to polo with a carcass as the ball—is losing.
Meet George Toma, 92, the Super Bowl groundskeeper
Groundskeeper George Toma, 92, nicknamed the “Sultan of Sod,” has worked every Super Bowl ever played and will head up the crew for Super Bowl 55.
Super Bowl 55: Streaker reaches end zone
It took more than a couple security guards to bring him down.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistants Lori Locust, Maral Javadifar first female coaches to win Super Bowl
Buccaneers assistants Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar on Sunday became the first female coaches to win a Super Bowl.
Super Bowl commercials: The 2021 ads had an ‘Old’ feel to them - SBNation.com
A recap of the memorable commercials from Super Bowl LV, most of which seemed to have an ‘Old’ feel to them.
More Noise and Other Disturbances
4-year-old discovers impressive dinosaur footprint on Wales beach | Live Science
A dinosaur track found by a 4-year-old on a Welsh beach belongs to one of the earliest dinos.
US toddler to release debut album recorded in the womb | Music | The Guardian
Luca Yupanqui was recorded by her parents using ‘biosonic MIDI technology’
Town Gives Pizza Deliveryman a New Car For 30 Years of Smiling Service: ‘It’s My Purpose in Life’
Pizza Hut deliveryman Robert Peters, who lives in Indiana, recently received a new car as a thank you tip from customer Tanner Langley.
A big mis-steak: Runaway cow escapes slaughter, roams RI - ABC News
A 1,600-pound (725-kilogram) steer has been reported roaming the streets of Rhode Island’s capital.
I know nothing.
Vietnam’s Rong Dragon Bridge Actually Breathes Fire | HowStuffWorks
This dragon is illuminated every night, spitting out both fire and water on weekends and holidays, as it sways its way over the Han River in Da Nang.
The People Who Treat Their Roombas Like Family | by Angela Lashbrook | Feb, 2021 | Debugger
Scoopy just kind of became like a very dumb third cat
Another Week - Another Poop Article
Sea cucumbers pinch out '5 Eiffel Towers worth' of poop per reef, per year | Live Science
Sea cucumbers poop an incredible amount — and that's really important.
Then There’s This
Blade Runner Director's Cut Was A Historic Film History Mistake
A recent Twitter thread has brought new attention to a "mistake" that changed the history of Blade Runner, one of the most influential and acclaimed sci-fi films of all time.
Intoxicated caller to 911 said Tom Brady is a bum.#OmahaScanner— Omaha Scanner (@omaha_scanner) February 8, 2021