James Palmer Jr. lands a contract with the Clippers and now we’re left to wonder what in the hell really went wrong last year / Shut Up Sipple

-Nebraska had 2 NBA players on last year’s roster and still fell apart. How much better was that roster than what Fred Hoiberg has to work with this year? And you have to wonder what Hoiberg could have done with that type of talent last year….almost feels like a Callahan-to-Pelini type of thing with elite development

Who are your most intriguing players of the upcoming season for Nebraska football?

-We’ve read lists from other outlets about who they like most for Nebraska this year, and now it’s our turn. Who do Sip and Jake like the most? Adrian Martinez can’t count because we already know how good he is…who else?

Maybe Jake should be less tough on e-sports…a Lincoln high schooler could make big bucks

-17-year-old Jackson Wahl, a Lincoln Lutheran senior, is participating in the World Cyber Games, for ‘Clash Royale,’ and also told the Journal Star that he’s making $1500 per week just from playing the game. I guess that’s one way to make money…

Trevor Bauer threw a ball to the outfield when getting pulled…what’s your favorite sports blow-up?

-Bauer was upset when manager Terry Francona pulled him after a rough inning that put the Indians down 7-5, and he chucked a ball into the outfield in frustration…what’re your favorite sports blow-ups?

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY:

Bill Moos says division realignment hasn’t been discussed and he likes things the way they are

-Sip talked to Moos on Saturday, and it went pretty much how we thought it would go—no discussion previously at all about realigning the divisions of the Big Ten.

-Thoughts from Moos on that and more…

Is it fair for us to expect similar numbers for Dedrick Mills this year from what he did at Georgia Tech?

-In Mills’ one year at Georgia Tech, he played 9 games and had 152 rushes for 771 yards and 12 TDs. That averages out to just under 17 rushes per game. Keep in mind, the Yellow Jackets had a heavy option run attack, and that’s not the system at Nebraska now…

-Is he going to be a workhorse type of back? Will he get 20 carries per game? Sip’s pretty confident he will have well over 1,000 yards rushing this year….

-Jake/Sip breakdown at article by Hawk Central that predict the standings for the B1G.

Jake doesn’t get triggered much, but he saw something on ESPN.com yesterday that really pissed him off

-Jake was scrolling through the site’s MAIN PAGE yesterday afternoon, and saw an article about a 15-year-old, “Benjyfishy,” who hopes to win millions in the Fortnite World Cup. LOTS OF LAYERS OF TRIGGEREDNESS TO GET TO HERE

Bill Bender (The Sporting News) / Shut Up Sipple

-Someone at ESPN just picked Nebraska to be his darkhorse College Football Playoff pick….does Bill have Nebraska anywhere near that type of conversation for the upcoming year?

-Nebraska is also picked by Cleveland.com as the favorites to win the West…who should be the favorite?

-What has Bill learned from the Media Days he’s covered so far? And should the Big Ten realign divisions at all?

Put the Kool-Aid down for just a second: What is the FLOOR for Nebraska football in 2019?

-Is there any way Nebraska could miss a bowl game for a 3rd straight year? Seems very unlikely with the schedule in favor of the Huskers—-toughest games at home, and not a very daunting road schedule. However, if Nebraska were to lose the 2nd game at Colorado, things could get weird

-Is there ANY SCENARIO that Nebraska doesn’t find a way to 6 wins? We hate to predict injuries and won’t do so—but what would it take for Nebraska to hit the floor? We promise we’ll be all optimism going forward after this topic today…don’t throw anything at us!

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

-Saltdogs, Tenacious D, Radler Bike Festival, Special Olympics Fall Games, and a Giveaway!

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY: (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers)

Could Pac-12 ‘After Dark’ soon become Pac-12…..’Early Morning’?

-Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott mentioned at their Media Days that many coaches are frustrated that the league doesn’t get primetime games all the time and that they start so late compared to the rest of college football….and he mentioned that they’ve looked at possibly doing 9am P.T. games to get in the noon ET time slot

-Can you imagine playing football at 9am? What would that look like in the Midwest or East Coast? Do you want to see that? Sounds horrible, honestly.

Maurice Washington’s next court date is scheduled after Nebraska’s season-opener…how should Scott Frost handle this for playing time?

-Washington’s next hearing is a preliminary examination setting on Sept. 3rd, which is after Nebraska’s home opener on August 31st.

-Frost said at Media Days that Washington would be a part of Fall Camp, but wasn’t sure about the season beyond that yet. Washington faces 2 charges in California—one a felony—for possession of a video of a person under age 18 engaging in or simulating sexual conduct

-Would it be a huge distraction to the team if he were to play in the season-opener? Or a bigger distraction if he didn’t play?