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Friday Flakes: Cities You Love, Hate or Think Is Overrated

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Last night I saw a tweet rolling around with people talking about their favorite/underrated/overrated/least favorite cities which is something I just eat up.

Here is my tweet on the subject:

After talking to my wife about my post she did make a great point in that I should have added Las Vegas to “overrated.”

She disagreed and thinks I have a “romantic” view of NYC.

I hope to find out someday.

What would your answers be? I love to hear about this crap.


SPORTS! SPORTS! JORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!

Break's over: Hoiberg supplies Mast update and keys for Huskers
Husker head coach Fred Hoiberg's team has one more contest before B1G tests come fast and furious.

Wilcher feeling 'blessed' as he takes on whatever role is needed in this Husker season
The player's care for his team obviously stood out beyond the norm. Because Fred Hoiberg could even now recall the specific game from a year ago off the cuff as an illustration to what C.J. Wilcher is all about.

2026 QB target talks about Nebraska offer and unofficial visit to Lincoln in the spring - On3
Nebraska will get a chance to host who might be their top 2026 quarterback target. Noah Grubbs, from Lake Mary (Fla.), had an impressive sophomore season, which led to him being named the offensive player of the year by the Orlando Sentinel. Grubbs picked up an offer from Nebraska in November and says he plans to visit in the spring and in the summer of 2024.

FCS LB Xe'ree Alexander remains on Nebraska visit radar
Nebraska isn’t looking to add much from the transfer portal in January. However, Oregon running back Dante Dowdell and Wake Forest wide receiver Jahmal Banks are two names NU wants to bring in on the Jan. 5 weekend.

Dowdell is a confirmed visitor, while Banks is working to finalize a trip to Nebraska the same weekend.

Nebraska signing day takeaways: Huskers adding flair among veteran returners - The Athletic
LINCOLN, Neb. — Listening to Matt Rhule makes it easy to spot coaches in this business who are inauthentic, the ones who simply show up where they’re supposed to go and say the things they believe they’re supposed to say.

Rhule, the second-year Nebraska coach, exposes them with his authenticity.

Bills' Von Miller says assault allegations '100% false' - ESPN
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills pass-rusher Von Miller said Thursday the allegations that he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend are "100 percent false" and "overblown."

Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase adds 'fire to the fuel' with digs at Chiefs - ESPN
CINCINNATI -- Ja'Marr Chase had plenty to say Thursday ahead of the Cincinnati Bengals' showdown Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Bengals wide receiver started out saying nothing stood out about the Chiefs' secondary, a sentiment he has shared about other teams. Then he said the reigning Super Bowl champs don't have a lockdown cornerback like the Miami Dolphins' Jalen Ramsey. Chase added that Kansas City safety Bryan Cook, who is on injured reserve, is not comparable to the Atlanta Falcons' Jessie Bates III, who spent the first five years of his career with the Bengals.

Illinois' Terrence Shannon Jr. charged with rape, suspended - ESPN
No. 11 Illinois men's basketball star Terrence Shannon Jr. has been suspended from all team activities after he was charged with rape, the school announced Thursday.

A warrant for Shannon's arrest was issued by the Douglas County (Kansas) district attorney's office Wednesday over an alleged sexual assault that happened in September. According to jail records, Shannon turned himself in and was arrested in Lawrence, Kansas, on Thursday morning on a charge of "rape; sexual intercourse without consent and use of force."

2024 NFL mock draft: Why Drake Maye is the man for Chicago, while the top 10 is a run on offense
With a quarter of the NFL officially eliminated from playoff contention and even more teams with minimal chance to make the postseason, we thought it was a good time to use the final 2023 edition of The Overhang as our next 2024 NFL mock draft.

The Chicago Bears are on the clock!

Pistons blow 19-point halftime lead vs. Celtics, lose OT thriller to tie 76ers for longest losing streak in NBA history
For a half on Thursday, the Detroit Pistons looked poised for one of the biggest upsets in NBA history.

In the end, they did what they did best. They lost. The Celtics rallied from a 19-point halftime deficit to tie the game in the third quarter then held on in an overtime thriller for a 128-122 win. The loss was the 28th straight for the Pistons, tying the 2014-15/15-16 Process-era Philadelphia 76ers for the longest losing streak in NBA history.

“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.