clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Frosted Flakes: The Birds and One Week Until Football.

New, 16 comments

Next week is game week!

Sailors on the Baldeneysee Photo by Federico Gambarini/picture alliance via Getty Images

Do you know that old Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”?

I’m pretty sure I’m living it, but with one bird. A month or two ago my sons and I noticed that a bird was building a nest in the corner by our garage door. My husband wanted to move it and we told him to just leave the bird be.

It turns out that was a mistake. I am pretty sure the bird has some babies up there, although I haven’t seen them yet. Either way she is being really defensive.

On Saturday I opened the garage door and was loading up my car and throwing away trash and she kept swooping and squeaking at me. She kept getting closer and angrier. Then last night I was watering my plants out front and back she came.

I thought I was being nice sharing my house with her and now I don’t know if I’ll make it to watch the Huskers play next Saturday. Sure, it’s just one bird now, but maybe she’s going to call in some friends.

If you hear that some Nebraska woman was hospitalized after a bird attack, you’ll know it’s me.

Now, here are your flakes.

Nebraska

Nebraska's Martinez set to play like he has nothing to lose
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Adrian Martinez has been through a lot of losing, his body has taken a beating and he has dealt with the frustration of not being able to recapture the form that made him one of the nation's top freshman quarterbacks in 2018.

Nebraska Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Cornhuskers’ Schedule - AthlonSports.com | Expert Predictions, Picks, and Previews
Here is a ranking of the games from easiest to most difficult on the Nebraska Cornhuskers' football schedule in 2021.

Gifford sees role growing in second year at Nebraska
.

Huskers Turn Attention to Illinois Game Prep in Last Week of Fall Camp - Nebraska Football | Hail Varsity
The Nebraska football team is less than two weeks out from its season-opening matchup with Illinois, which means fall camp has shifted its gears.

Nebraska Trio Named Big Ten Players To Watch - University of Nebraska
Nebraska's Dakota Chan, Eleanor Dale and Reagan Raabe earned spots on the Big Ten Players to Watch list, the conference announced Monday.

Braxton Clark back in the thick of corner competition after tough injury
Braxton Clark may have popped out of the picture for a minute, but he hasn't left the fight at all.

As Nebraska decides on...

Elsewhere

Alabama football again No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25; Oklahoma Sooners No. 2, Clemson Tigers No. 3
Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll for the fourth time in the past six seasons. Oklahoma is No. 2, while Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia round out the top five.

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes set to release first signature shoe
Mahomes set to release first signature shoe -- the Mahomes 1 Impact FLX, through Adidas -- on Aug. 23.

Roger Federer's injury shows time waits for no one, except Tom Brady | FOX Sports
Heading into his 22nd NFL season, Tom Brady is making the impossible seem possible — kind of, Martin Rogers writes.

Falcons announce all players are vaccinated against COVID-19 - Sports Illustrated
The only other sports team to announce they've vaccinated all of their players is the Ole Miss football program.

College Football's Need-to-Know 20: The most underrated NFL Draft prospects entering the 2021 season - CBSSports.com
Bryant McFadden's inaugural list of underrated draft-eligible players you must watch this season

Gregg Popovich: US men's basketball coach calls out critics after winning gold in Tokyo (video) - Sports Illustrated
U.S. men's basketball team coach Gregg Popovich gave a profanity-laced speech to players after they won gold on Tokyo aimed at critics.

Former Jets coach, NFL tight end Joe Walton dies at age 85 - CBSSports.com
Walton spent 45 years in coaching

2021 NFL Preseason Week 1: Which rookies shined and which disappointed in their NFL debuts? - CBSSports.com
Justin Fields looked electric in his first NFL action

Honus Wagner card sells for record $6.6M, becomes most valuable sports card of all time - CBSSports.com
The Pirates Hall of Famer's card is one of the most famous and sought after in all of sports