Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reno Hightower, Earworms, Chocolate Colored Tux

Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball. I don't even see how you can debate it. Who's second?...

Go Big or Go Home. That's what the Vikings did on draft day. Percy Harvin will either be a star or a bust...

Shonn Greene did the right thing. He's nearly 24. He was the first pick on day two. He's in a perfect situation. And there's next to no way Greene would have a better season. The guy was great...

0 players drafted from Iowa State. That's how you go 0-8 in the Big 12...

Sage Rosenfels is right. It's absolutely ridiculous Matthew Stafford, who hasn't played a down in the NFL, will make far more than Tom Brady (and just about everybody else) this season...

The Cubs will come around. Cold bats, wounded players and still at .500...

Head coach at Iowa State is still one of the top five wrestling jobs in the country. Jamie Pollard can hire a guy who leads the Cyclones to a national title in the next three years---as lon as half the team doesn't leave for Happy Valley...

NBC's Chuck Todd says ESPN has helped created a society with short attention spans. Ya think...

The Register reports Des Moines could have a team in a proposed professional track league. Don't bother...

NASCAR ratings, attendance, and buzz are all way down. Why?...

"He's wearing the white shoes!" How can you not love Reno Hightower...

Anyone believe the Amish really build those fireplaces?...

I still can't believe Burger King has built an ad campaign for kids meals around the song, "I like Square butts and I can not lie"...

Andy and I spent 30 minutes of the "Murph and Andy" show talking about what Stephen King calls earworms, songs you can't get out of your head, even if you want to. For me right now, it's Poker Face, $5 Footlong, and thanks to Andy, "Daniel", as in Daniel my brother...

I'd like to apologize in advance for the soon to be seen 1982 chocolate colored tuxedo I thought looked good...

6 comments:

WindBreak247 said...

I can't imagine 43 cars pushing 200 MPH around a track has ever been more boring. And I'm a big NASCAR fan. The new cars provide for NO excitement, 7 out of the top 10 are the same every week, 75% of the tracks have no character, and 75% of the drivers are robot pretty boys with no personality.

I wish I could've been a fan back when it really was "stock" car racing and it was 43 guys pouring their heart and souls into this activity week after week trying to get an edge and raise the bar, but at least even in the 90s when I started watching it was still a "good ol' boy" sport. Now you've got 20 or so equipment "haves" competing for wins, and 23 "have nots" just trying to make a living, driving around a boring track, and whoever gets the pit strategy right and avoids equipment failure & the wrecks wins.

Hell, about the only reason to watch it anymore is because it looks freaking amazing in HD, the droning engine sounds make for GREAT napping background, and maybe...*just maybe*...you'll get to see something like the end of this last week's race.

Could that have something to do with the popularity decline?? ;-)

JustN said...

How can people say that ESPN has shortened our attention spans? If anything, it causes us....oh wait, I have another idea: Reno Hightower was a man who not only could throw the pigskin but he was also a man of worldly knowledge. He knew all about Beirut-"the best damn ball player that ever lived"

Hawkeyemkn said...

The NFL really needs to change the rookie contracts. There's no way Matthew Stafford should be getting more guaranteed money than Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.

Rusty Shackleford said...

Hey, they aren't using Sir Mix-A-Lot to sell to the kids. They are using him to sell kids meals to the parents, who then give the kids meal to the kids. Today's kids don't understand the "Baby Got Back" referance of the song in the ad.

Lloyd Bonafide said...

Yeah Rusty, that's why my 6 year old nephew is singing "I like sqare butts and I cannot lie" over and over. I really don't care, but my sister is pissed and is blaming me for it.
The King is outta control, and it's time for someone to take him OUT!

Your Mom said...

You can't take out the King. No one will ever be able to take out the King. He's always one step ahead of everybody.