Nebraska is headed to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando to play Georgia. Orlando is about 1,400 miles from Omaha. Meanwhile, the campus of new Big Ten member Rutgers is about 1,300 miles from Omaha. This is what it’s come to.
Of course, followers of both the Huskers and Bulldogs will be visiting Orlando’s SeaWorld. Georgia fans have already been warned that air boats are not permitted.
Last Saturday, the Creighton men’s basketball team beat St. Joseph’s 70-31, and Wisconsin’s football team dropped the Huskers 80-51. ... Wait, other way around.
The BCS championship game will pit Notre Dame against Alabama. It’s appropriate that the second-to-last BCS title game before a playoff goes into effect will feature two teams that 90 percent of America will be rooting against.
Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly won coach of the year honors. Technically, “Anybody But Urban Meyer” received the most votes.
At the beginning of the season, the odds of the three Heisman finalists being a linebacker, a freshman and a Kansas State player were slightly steeper than those of any one ticket winning the Powerball lottery.
Northern Illinois will play in the Orange Bowl after qualifying for a BCS game by 0.0404 points despite losing to Iowa. Ironically, Iowa averaged 0.0404 yards per offensive possession in 2012.
Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall claims NFL players are using Viagra to get an edge. After hearing this, Lance Armstrong leapt off the sofa shouting, “Viagra! I knew I missed one drug.”
It was great to see Creighton and Nebraska play college basketball. If you missed it, this was the big local game for the state championship of Nebraska featuring the team with the center from Brazil vs. the team with the center from Venezuela.
There was no local TV for the Creighton-Nebraska game. Something is wrong with sports programming when we are unable to watch one of the biggest Creighton-Nebraska games in years yet we can look forward to the three-hour Belk Bowl Prediction Show.
Tim Miles was called for a technical foul. To give you an idea how livid Miles was, he almost stopped grinning ear-to-ear.
The New Orleans Hornets may change their nickname to the Pelicans. They’ll need a Pelican mascot. Considering the way things tend to go for the franchise, I’m thinking two words: avian flu.
The Phoenix Suns just held “Satisfaction Guaranteed Night.” You got your money back if you weren’t satisfied with the team’s performance. In a related story, of the Kansas City Royals’ roughly 897 promotions for 2013, this will not be one.
Charles Barkley and Dick Vitale may call college basketball games together. This is being opposed by groups concerned about global warming.
A high school girls basketball team in Little Rock, Ark., beat its designated rival 88-0. I had no idea Bret Bielema was also going to be coaching Arkansas high school girls basketball.
Geneva College in Pennsylvania has a freshman basketball player who is 43 years old. He’s at that awkward age for a basketball player — too old to play college ball, too young for the Knicks.
The Baseball Hall of Fame ballots include the names Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. These are the first ballots to gain 30 pounds of muscle while they’re in the mail.
New York Yankees ownership is now preaching austerity. The Mayans were right! Run for your lives, the world ends in less than two weeks!
And finally: Bo Jackson just turned 50. This will make you feel old — the two sports he plays now are shuffleboard and croquet.