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Monday Flakes: A New Match of the Century Contender

A good weekend for Husker sports was made even sweeter by Iowa failure [to understand rules]. Beam me up Scotty!

Scott Bruhn

Long suffering Husker fans were given a gift this weekend. Many gifts, in fact.

  • The football team won a game that they really tried to lose.
  • The volleyball team broke a ten-match losing streak against the hated Badgers. And gave notice that a young team can be mentally tough.
  • Women’s soccer claimed the Big Ten co-championship.
  • Iowa lost a game in the most Iowa fashion of all.
  • The Jackrabbits survived an upset attempt from the Salukis of Southern Illinois.

Okay, maybe the last one was only a gift to me, but still...It was a good weekend.

The Big Ten West is hot garbage and waiting for the garbage-est team of all to claim the final pile of poo before divisions disappear. We are all waiting to see which team is willing to grasp the brass brownish ring.

Why not us?

Why not now?

Note: These are rhetorical questions. You should not be compelled to answer. We all know the B1G West will end in heartbreak and misery; it is only a matter of which team gets to pretend they own less of such things as we forget the 2023 season ever existed.

Were was I? Oh yeah, Flakes. Happy Monday Corn Nation!

Corn Flakes

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Sports! [Iowa Misery Special Section]

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Officials determined that Iowa's Cooper DeJean made an invalid fair catch signal before fielding the ball.

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Iowa lost a heartbreaking ‘invalid fair catch’ ruling that wiped away a touchdown.

Sports! [Match of the Century Special Section]

First result from Google on “Match of the Century”

Bobby Fischer Wins Match Of The Century -
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Sports! [Jill’s Attempt to Influence Future Google Results Section]

The correct result from Google:

match of the century volleyball - Google Search
Oh yeah...the Husker victory over the Badgers is now enshrined in the Way Back Machine.

Should This Be in the Sports! Section, Or Somewhere Else?

Pepper X Is Crowned World’s Hottest Chili By Guinness World Records | IFLScience
Pepper X is technically hotter than bear spray.

Okay. We Found a Sports! Article[s]

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The Philadelphia Phillies moved just one game from another World Series with a 6-1 win in Game 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks on a night that Kyle Schwarber made postseason history.

Mass waterski world record in Cairns described as ‘euphoric’ and ‘surreal’ - ABC News
In a feat that would be pretty much impossible today, a group of water skiers strode onto the Cairns navy base nearly 40 years ago to execute an audacious plan to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Then There’s This

Why Wine Bottles Have Dents
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The Weekly Dump [Will Be Merged With Big Ten West News in the Next Few Weeks]

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Wyoming archaeologists are disappointed with the lack of prehistoric people poop discovered in the state. Despite its reputation for producing fossilized dinosaur poop, Wyoming has a crappy record finding prehistoric human poop.

We all need more poop.