Thursday, January 03, 2008

Scattershots

Did you see Iowa's Justin Johnson in the final two minutes against Indiana?! I haven't seen anything like that since Justice Thigpen shot down the #2 Oklahoma State Cowboys in 1992. (That was the game Fred Hoiberg said he could feel the Hilton floor shaking beneath his feet. ) Johnson couldn't quite get Iowa over the hump against #11 Indiana, but with six threes in the final two minutes, including two from Williamsburg, JJ did his part. (Apologies to my gambling addict buddy. I thought Indiana would win by more than 10. This is one more reason why I don't gamble. 1-800-BETS-OFF)...

I-State played Upstate? Be honest, have you ever heard of Upstate? I knew next to nothing until I called WOI for satellite coordinates to the game, Eric Murphy (no relation) was nice enough to give them to me, and educate me about Upstate. The Spartans used to play D3 and they're in their first season of D1. Eric also told me their former name, which I'm already shaky on, but I think it was Spartanburg. By any name, it was an easy win for the Cyclones...

How 'bout them Dogs! Drake looks for real. They already proved they can blow out ISU and win at Iowa, but knocking off Southern Illinois was the biggest hurdle yet. The Salukis started ownership of Drake back in 1999, and with 17 straight wins, it was a benchmark opportunity for Drake. Mission accomplished. The Dogs could be NCAA tourney bound for the first time since dirt. Two of our Drake alums, Erin Kiernan and Andy Fales, are already walking tall...

I've only watched one bowl from start to finish, the Cap One. I tuned in early to see if rumors of Tim Tebow playing without pads were true. Not true. Tebow was good, but Chad Henne was even better. Great game...

Is it just me or is Oklahoma overrated every year?

No sportscasts today (unless something big breaks). It's Caucus time and I'm field-producing for Dave Price at Hillary Clinton headquarters. Field-producing is a fancy way of saying "extra set of hands". Or as Dave calls it, "Keith, get me a Pepsi". The only downside of working the Caucus is I don't get to stand for someone. What a privilege we have in Iowa...

Belated congratulations to Andy Garman and John Meyer, both were deservedly promoted at KCCI after Heidi Soliday's exit...

Biggest movie disappointment of me in 2007? Walk Hard. I was so excited to see it, I went on New Year's Eve, but after a very funny, and crude, first half hour, it lost steam. I like funny stupid (see Talladega Nights or Dumb & Dumber), but Walk Hard is more often stupid than funny. I'm stunned at all the great reviews. It's just okay. Plus, three different times we're forced to view a man's junk. I'm talking full frontal nudity. C+ for the early laughs...

I'm re-watching season one of the West Wing on DVD. What a phenomenal show...

As you may have heard, Andy's returning to SoundOFF (and channel 13 news). He'll catch us up on the previous 7 months Sunday night live at 10:35 p.m. It should be fun for the many who love Andy and the few who love to hate Andy. I appreciate all the e-mails and calls from people excited Andy's coming back, and even the two who now vow to never watch again. We hope you'll change your mind...

Take care,
Keith

13 comments:

A. said...

Looking forward to Andy's return this weekend! Good job by WHO for getting him back on board.

AND, I heard he's gotten himself engaged to a gal here in DSM - probably no small reason for his return to Central Iowa, no? ;)

Whatever it takes; I'm looking forward to seeing "what's [been] bugging Andy"

Chad (formally of Ames) said...

I agree with the other posters, when are you going to offer SoundOff streaming video online? We miss it after the move to Indianapolis (though, Colts games at the Dome are a nice consolation).

Anonymous said...

Now - finally back to the important stuff! I WOULD have loved to be able to see the Hawkeye game against Indiana and get excited about some "over the top" efforts. If only that were possible WITHOUT having to pay $ to see IOWA play ball... Can watch I-State, not sure about UNI! NOT happy about losing my winter hobby of watching the Hawks for free. BTW: I refuse/can't afford to pay $ to watch tv in general. Definitely can't afford to drive to ICity and purchase tickets to most games... What does this Hawkeye fan have to do to support and keep an EYE on her team and their future??? NOT HAPPY!!!

Keith Murphy said...

a,

Correct!

Keith

Anonymous said...

Murph,

Why the cheap shots? First, a guy loses some of his hard-earned money illegally gambling on 18-22 year old kids, then you pile on by throwing out the 1-800-BETS-OFF number. That's just cold.

No more hits on the sports web page from me.

Sincerely,
Gambling Addict Buddy

Keith Murphy said...

Gambling Addict Buddy (if that is your real name),

You're right, I'm wrong. Sorry about that. It's only money. You can always move back in with your parents. I apologize.

Sincerely,
Keith
p.s. Who do you like, Ohio State or LSU?

Chrissypoo said...

I'm so pumped that Andy has followed the trail of breadcrumbs home! I was in KC on a business trip in November and caught him on the evening news down there....Soundoff just wasn't the same without him....sorry, not a big fan of Heather. Can you make sure you throw in an extra bobble head or two to ensure he doesn't change his mind and leave again??? I don't know if I could survive a second split ;)

WindBreak247 said...

Keith, will we be getting What's Bugging Andy back on podcast? I unsubscribed here a couple months back, and I wanna make sure if they're gonna be there I'm not missing out.

Matt said...

Keith, i am with windbreak247. will we be getting back the video podcast of whats bugging andy? that would be awesome

Anonymous said...

I like Ohio State +3.5. I think the Buckeyes win outright. Could be a good money line bet. Might be worth a trip to Vegas?

GAB (Gambling Addict Buddy)

Anonymous said...

Great show last night! So glad to have Andy back! Keep up the good work. I'm on a countdown til next Sunday!

Sara said...

Man, it was good to have Andy back. In the middle of the "I think" bit, I both laughed and clapped. I don't think I've ever clapped at a tv before. And then the section formerly known as "he said, she said" was hysterical. The split screen and the "don't look at me"... I laughed and cried.

I didn't think any comeback could top the awesomeness that is the return of American Gladiators, but I was wrong.

For next week, can Shawn sing the wilderness guy song from the show that starts after SoundOFF? He'll need to wear an outdoor wildernessy type hat...

WindBreak247 said...

Damn it! I forgot to watch!

I made mental notes to myself to make sure to tape American Gladiators and Andy's return on SoundOff, and somehow SoundOff didn't make it when I had the remote in hand.

Screw podcasting What's Bugging Andy. Can you just podcast the whole show?!