Monday, February 05, 2007

Scattershots: Super Bowl, K-Fed. Laugh Attack.

To these eyes, the MVP of Super Bowl XLI was Bob Sanders. The former Hawkeye induced a fumble, interception, and snot bubble. He sets the aggressive, reckless tone for the entire Colts defense. Sanders did the same thing at Iowa. I'll never forget watching Penn State players walk to the halftime locker-room looking like they'd prefer to just get on the bus. Sanders and company had hit the Nittany Lions so hard, so often, they wanted to quit. That's what's been missing at Iowa the past two seasons...

I like the way Rex Grossman handled himself off the field all season. He seems like a stand-up guy, but he was awful in the big game. Rex has his moments, but the Bears and Grossman may need a divorce. I'm not sure anyone can handle the heat headed his way now...

My Super Bowl theory worked again. The team with the best quarterback usually wins. Think about it; look it up. There are exceptions, but not many. Even Dan Marino's Dolphins lost to the better quarterback...

I'm happy for Peyton. I know he polarizes people, but I like the guy. His commercials are surprisingly funny. CUT THAT MEAT...

I'm happy for Dallas Clark. I've known Dallas for nearly ten years and he's the kind of guy who makes you proud to call Iowa home. No wonder he's the pride of Livermore...

When my dad heard Prince was performing at halftime, he said, "that little guy gives me the creeps." Maybe, but that little guy can flat out rock. Prince was good in Miami, even with that head scarf borrowed from Beyonce. "Purple Rain" is one of the all-time classics...

Commercials were okay, but the best moment was Letterman's bit with Oprah. Solid gold...

GoDaddy.com it's time to just go...

K-Fed, your 15 minutes were up 14 minutes ago...

I am proud of Erin Kiernan, and it has nothing to do with her special reports last week, though I was proud of that too. This is more personal, but it has to come from her. It's all good...

If you want to see a grown man lose control of his ability to stop laughing, check out this week's "I think" on the whotv.com sports video page. I was like a kid in church who knows he desperately needs to stop laughing, but that just makes it worse. Giggles gone wild. Andy Fales started it off camera, while I was on camera, and I couldn't put it out of my head. I really felt terrible when I left work because I just couldn't get it together. However, among the e-mails and calls I received from people who couldn't stop laughing because I couldn't stop laughing was one from Aggie. Here's what she wrote:

Keith.....My husband was tragically killed recently and until last night's show I don't think I have REALLY laughed since he was killed. My husband and I always watched Sound Off on Sunday nights together and I am still watching........ alone....... after his death. Just can't kick the habit! Thanks for providing the laughs last night...........It felt so good!!!!!!!
Aggie

That's one of the most humbling things I've ever read. It's heartbreaking and happy at the same time. I'm thrilled we could bring a smile to Aggie's face. It makes my embarrassment worth it. Thanks for writing, Aggie. You made my day...

Thanks for reading.
Keith

2 comments:

Robert said...

Great job you and Andy did filling in for Jon Miller last Friday. I know the paycheck wouldn't be the same, but for the sake of central Iowa's talk radio listenership, you guys need to be on the air permanently. You guys are the funniest thing this side of Phil Hendrie.
Don't get me wrong though. I do like Miller, even if he steals some of your ideas from sound-off. Although, if he doesn't get over this guitar fetish soon I'm going to go Blutowski on his ax.

Anonymous said...

I made the mistake of watching "I Think" at work. You had me laughing so hard that I almost got busted! You guys are the greatest!