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Well, that's one way to kick off a wedding. Recent Nebraska grad Steve Wooden, for his groom's cake, chose a 20 by 28-inch replica of the...

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Well, that's one way to kick off a wedding.

Recent Nebraska grad Steve Wooden, for his groom's cake, chose a 20 by 28-inch replica of the Cornhuskers' Memorial Stadium.

An Illinois bakery spent 40 hours creating the totally-edible product, from painted Rice Krispies Treats forming the stadium's exterior to a picture of the bride and groom on the HuskerVision screen.

"The groom didn't have very many requests in the wedding planning. He went with the flow," wedding planner Melissa Phillips told the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. "But he wanted the stadium as the groom's cake. It was amazing. ... Every detail was to perfection."


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• At "Miami Heat owner expects team to lose money this year; not $1 million, not $2 million, not $3 million."

Not so easy

Saints coach Sean Payton is divorcing. QB Drew Brees won his grievance.

Nobody in New Orleans, it seems, wants to get stuck with the franchise tag.

Some fish story

Kaleb Summers won the Okie Noodling Tournament — in which anglers grab a fish by the gills and wrestle it to the surface — with a double-noodle move of sorts, the Tulsa World reported.

Summers dove into the Oklahoma River and latched onto a flathead catfish so big that his friends had to grab his ankles and noodle him and the fish to shore before he ran out of oxygen. The fish weighed 70.46 pounds, a record for the 13-year-old contest.

Splitting hairs

The most impenetrable line in sports is:

a) Alabama's defensive line.

b) The Cincinnati Bengals' bottom line.

c) Anthony Davis' unibrow.

Quote marks

• Scott Miller of, on this year's All-Star voting: "Talk about slumps; you fans look like Albert Pujols in April: I say voters this year got only six of 17 positions correct. That's down from going 14 for 17 last year."

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Michael Jordan's son Marcus getting arrested in a drunken hotel fracas: "As the hometown of actor Nick Nolte, Omaha is just happy to see someone who takes a good mug shot."

• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on why Magic center Dwight Howard is a five-tool player: "He can not only score, pass, and rebound, but also whine and complain."

Paging Miss Kitty

With the 30th pick in first round of the NBA draft, Golden State selected the best Festus available — Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli.

Hey, if the Lakers have actor Jack Nicholson sitting courtside, why can't the Warriors have Matt Dillon?

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