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One of my favorite athletes of all-time has been traded to the Yankees

2021 Big Ten Football Media Day Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

One of my favorite athletes of all-time was traded to the Yankees. My daughter has his jersey.

I’m not going to write a long post about how awesome he was as a player. This will be short.

He was a part of the Chicago Cubs team that won the World Series in 2016. He was not the best player on the team. That was probably Kris Bryant.

What he did provide, beyond a couple gold gloves and being one of the top first basemen in the league, was the soul of the team that finally beat the “curse.”

He will be a free agent this off-season and I hope he can find his way back into a Cubs uniform. If not, he should get a flag up in Wrigley Field right next to Ernie Banks and Ryne Sandberg.

He deserves it.

Back to Nebraska sports.


Banton was drafted before some guy from Iowa and some dude from Creighton. Take that!

SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!

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Ever wonder what’s playing in the headphones of the Huskers? Specifically what it sounds like if you took their favorite songs—both of all-time and of the moment—and put them in one playlist? Good news, because we have the answer.

We asked members of the 2021 Nebraska football team for their favorite songs. The catch? We wouldn’t tell you who picked what.

Here is the playlist as it currently stands. Enjoy.

“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.

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