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2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Gymnastics Championship Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Seriously, I have nothing today.

No Haiku

No witty banter

No sports epiphany

No cultural insight

Just thought the above photo of a Nebraska gymnast was pretty awesome.

Keep going with the Haikus in the comments below.

Yep, that’s it...

Mankilling Mastodons

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Reports: New London's Reed retires after seven NFL seasons
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Yellow Journalism

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