PYB has learned some things in recent days, as Cornhusker football coverage ramps up:
5. The Big Red still has enough juice to outduel Arkansas and Missouri for an offensive lineman who plays lacrosse.
6. Signing a three-star lineman warrants a ticker-tape parade these days.
7. Justin Blatchford is really good at getting lined up in the right spot. The reporter who did the feature story on him had to go back three full seasons to find a highlight play worth mentioning.
8. The NU defensive line is healthy and has a new coach. Notice no mention has been made about the unit actually making a play this season.
--PYB is shocked that Aleks Maric was not able to help Australia overcome Team USA yesterday in Olympic basketball action. When we flipped it on, the USA was leading 80-68. A few minutes later, the Americans were up 30 points and rolled to a 119-86 win. The decisive run was impressive, even for this band of ingrates.
Kobe Bryant was hot and nailing fast-break jumpers from downtown. James Harden was running the break and dunking. Carmelo Anthony was trying to be Kobe and was grinding the offense to a halt. It was fun to watch. It was also sad to think about the fact that only highlights NU basketball has these days in when players from five years ago chip in two points a game in the Olympics -- for Nigeria and Australia.