--Anyone who has spent significant time in Lincoln knows that the city's police force is notoriously unhelpful and confrontational, especialliy with University of Nebraska students. So, we all know Alfonzo Dennard's conviction Wednesday was likely overblown--a situation borne from a small-town cop unable to handle himself in the middle of a melee.
But what is truly felonious, is Dennard's choice of threads for the big day. An NFL star, earning well into the six figures, opting to go with NO belt and a shirt wrinkled all to hell. Is Fonzie D just that young and clueless, or was he just trying to find common ground and identify with the jury of his 12 peers -- who were likely dressed in the latest fashions that 1994 had to offer?
--Rex Burkhead preps for the NFL draft by eating healthy food. Novel concept. Apparently, lean muscle mass means nothing in Lincoln. It's all about the Porky Meredith Plan. Get fat. Read the play. Waddle 20 yards behind the action. Pull jersey down over boiler. Repeat.
--Speaking of former Cornhuskers, PYB was reading a new book we got for Christmas and began wondering -- where the hell is Abdul Muhammad? Is he dead? Alive? In jail? Last we knew, he got busted picking up a pound of bud at the local mail store. Then, last we knew, he was accused of murder in Omaha. Well, turns out he works for the Boys & Girls Clubs in River City and looks old as shit. He looks nothing like the Muhammad we knew and met one time along with his pet piranha, and more like a cross between a 50-year-old Torry Holt and an Eddie Murphy movie character.....minus the awful jokes.
Guess it's true that THC really does age a person. Holy fucking cow. Anyhow, the positive side is, we found the cool photo from the Orange Bowl (above), with none other than Ray Lewis front and center. In the background is Reggie Baul. All three had brushes with the law. The good old days...
--Finally, Dirk Chatelain had two cool links at the end of his Feb. 18 blog in the Omaha World Herald, showing famous buzzer beaters at the Devaney Center. The first video is a conglomerate of Husker highlights over the years, the second and most important includes a Snake Peterson sighting.