The Quarterback Question

First of all, we knew Cody Green wouldn’t bring to the offense what Taylor Martinez does, right? That’s why Martinez is Nebraska’s starting quarterback and Green is a backup. So the Cornhuskers weren’t going to be as productive with Green starting, even against an Iowa State defense that ranked 102nd nationally, allowing well over 400 yards per game. Also, though Green was technically No. 2 on the depth chart, just ahead of Zac Lee, he had played briefly in only five games, most recently in the Big 12 opener at Kansas State. Green had thrown only 12 passes this season, completing seven for 79 yards. Against Iowa State, he completed, well, 7-of-12 passes for 79 yards (and one touchdown). How…

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Omaha Vipers vs. World Cup ’94 ...

* Alexi Lalas is coming to Omaha. Sure, the goateed, grunge hero of the 1994 U.S. World Cup squad is perhaps better known today as a goatee-free, goading soccer commentator on ESPN, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to see him lace up the boots one more time, right? You’ll get that chance Jan. 21, when the Omaha Vipers take on members of that ’94 squad indoors at the Civic Auditorium. Reportedly Marcelo Balboa’s flowing locks will be there as will Tony Meola of World Cup — and to a lesser extent for the general sporting public I suppose — off-Broadway, New York Jets and Super Nintendo fame. Considering that the Vipers’ team colors are red, I hope this…

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Cosmic Forecast for Nov. 11-17

11.11? If there are seven steps to Heaven, they’re likely the Seven Deadly Sins transcended? Envy (be thankful for what you’ve got), Gluttony (look at yourself naked in a mirror), Lust (depends on what you lust after?), Pride (rid yourself of foolish pride), Sloth (do the work first), Wrath (or I’ll kill ya!) and Covetousness (make it six, coveting is what our society is based on). Strange Magique this way comes and there’s no one “Staranger” than me. Peace and Love Shall Conquer All, from Michael P. — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com SCORPIO (10.23-11.22) This is the week. Pluto your ruling planet of indescribable POWER, Force, Death and Regeneration is conjunct the North Node of this lifetime’s karma at 3 degrees…

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Out to Lunch

First of all, give up three cheers. Three cheers for the farmers, mothers, fathers and teachers, interested parties and activists who have recognized that the industrialized food served in schools — the snacks, sweets, sodas and junk food — are a major explanation of why obesity is epidemic among schoolchildren. Many folks are dedicating energy and time to a wonderful idea: upgrading the food in school lunch programs. But is the school lunch the real problem or just another symptom of an abdication of responsibility? Beginning of a bad idea The National School Lunch Program resulted from a law signed by Harry S. Truman in 1946. America’s fledgling agribusiness conglomerates were struggling due to post-war farm surpluses. Using tax dollars…

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Game On

Has a major college basketball coach ever looked so darn comfortable in his new job? Rarely does a coaching transition go as smoothly and seamlessly as Creighton’s recent switch from longtime leader Dana Altman to new Coach Greg McDermott. And rarely does the old coach leave the cupboards as well stocked with talent as that which McDermott inherited with the Bluejays returning four starters from last season, including preseason Missouri Valley Conference player of the year Kenny Lawson Jr. “Dana left the program in unbelievable shape. Most of the jobs I’ve taken … they’ve needed to be fixed, but that’s not the case with this one,” says McDermott. “We just need to build upon the great tradition that he already…

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Happy New Moon In Scorpio

Happy New Moon in Scorpio, Friday at 8 minutes until Midnight at 15 degrees. Neptune, at 26 degrees Aquarius, moves direct Sunday morning as we Fall back to standard time. Tell me, why we do that? I still don’t get it. That’s one thing the MOJO don’t know. I do know Peace and Love Shall Conquer All and, believe it or not, there are know mistakes. (Hey, I did that one on purpose, as a joke!) Gotcha! — MOJOPOPlanetPower.com SCORPIO (10.23-11.22) The Good News arrives Thursday at 4:40 p.m. as Mercury in Scorpio trines Jupiter and the planet Uranus, both retrograde, bringing unexpected luck that manifests mid-March 2011. The Moon enters Scorpio early Friday, conjuncts Venus, then your ruler…

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Dem Bones

Osteoporosis and the milky myth “got milk?” is the ubiquitous catchphrase of the ad campaign launched in 1993 by madmen at Goodby Silverstein & Partners agency in California. It’s doubtful even their most optimistic projection anticipated it would take on a life of its own and become a social phenomenon. The ads’ white-mustachioed figureheads number in the hundreds and include politicians, actors, athletes and other notables. The underlying endorsement is that cow milk “does a body good.” However, science and critics don’t agree. Many say milk does more harm than good. The dairy industry, like other agribusiness giants, is subsidized by federal tax dollars. Pricing has been controlled since the 1930s. Cow milk is virtually force-fed to school kids (by…

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Attention to detail

If not for Sam Burtch, the most dramatic play of this Nebraska football season might never have happened.

If not for Burtch, Ron Kellogg III...

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Sack leader

As David Santos remembers it, Connor Cook was rolling out and he was pursuing the Michigan State quarterback when Nebraska teammate Randy Gregory...

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Accepting the challenge


Michigan State is next up for the Nebraska football team.

And the task is daunting.

The Spartans are a “tough team,” said Tommy Armstrong Jr.

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
—MOJOPOPlanetPower.com

i SAGITTARIUS...

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Planet Power: Nov. 14 - 20, 2013

This issue marks my 17th year here at The “READER.” Thanks to John, Eric, my beloved Carrie, et al., for all your help, encouragement and...

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Planet Power: November 7 - 13, 2013

The new Aquarian-Age astrology is/will be ruled by the planet Uranus (yeah, I’ve heard that joke before). Traditional astrology, prior to the...

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Planet Power: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2013

Happy Halloween! Let your subconscious desires flow as the twilight fades into the black of the night of the year. Don’t fear the night. You have...

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Turn Out the Lights, or the Party’s Over

Lists are popular this time of year. Let’s persist. One thing prompted consideration of the types of pollution we endure as we traipse through our...

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What’s in Store for Two-Oh-One-Four

Glow, little glowworm. Ft. Calhoun nuclear reactor turned 40 in August of 2013. Plagued by a plethora of dangerous malfunctions, it looked like it...

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Wha’ Happened!?

 

That was it? That was 2013? Whew! Well, let’s hope hindsight, being 20/20, converts to foresight with similar acuity in 2014. Find links to all...

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Thanks and No Thanks

“Gratitude is an attitude,” the aphorism goes and there is a lot to recommend a cheery outlook on life. Evidence predicts that a positive attitude...

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