Thursday, August 13, 2009

Scattershot Thoughts for August 14th

  • "Idiot of the Week" award to the Cubs bleacher bum who tossed a full cup of beer at the Phillies Shane Victorino. The Cubs players look bad enough this season, the fans don't need to make it worse.
  • I didn't think it was possible but HBO made me care, if only for a short while, about the Cincinnati Bengals. "Hard Knocks" combines great storytelling with incredible access.
  • My dog just took a dump on my Eagles gear. I had no idea he had been watching TV.
  • I know Jeff Samardzija said as far as he's concerned you can take Des Moines off the map, so why can't he stay away? (Just kidding, Jeff. We all understand your preference for Chicago, so stop throwing batting practice.)
  • Tough break---literally---for Iowa's Jordan Bernstine. Bernstine worked hard to take the #1 corner spot. He'll still have two seasons there when his ankle heals.
  • I have no idea how Jerry Crawford finds the time to run the Iowa Energy and manage the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The Barnstormers had to have a hangover after that disappointing loss to Green Bay, but Brian Villanueva got carried away.
  • Green Bay head coach Bob Landsee embarrassed himself, his family, and his organization. I can't believe a grown man---a leader---would act like that. Sure, a few Barnstormer fans got carried away, but nothing excuses the Blizzard hothead.
  • Bruuuuuuuuuuce! Springsteen coming to Des Moines. The Well is having a career year.
  • Good to see Mario Andretti, Tony Stewart, and Kasey Kahne all in Knoxville this week. That's a pretty good trio---though Kahne doesn't look old enough to have his license.
  • I think it's far from over for Rick Pitino. Look for the coach to take more heat as his reputation takes more hits.
  • I love the Iowa State Fair---though a little goes a long way. One day is plenty.
  • If you haven't been yet, put the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on your bucket list. Unless you don't love baseball, then make room for something else, like visiting the Pyramids.
  • The best kickoff time for me, and my tailgating wants, is 2:30 p.m. in Iowa City and 5 p.m. in Ames.
  • Todd Blythe is now receivers coach at Valley High School. The rich get richer.
  • Michigan putting Ohio State stickers on tackling dummies shows who's on top and who has the inferiority complex.
  • Was anything more predictable than the David Ortiz "accidental supplements and vitamins" defense?
  • At least Josh Hamilton was accountable. Eventually.
  • T-Pain sings the new Dolphins fight song. It's the old Oilers fight song, which was originally the Dolphins fight song. Got that? Here it is. Get ready for more auto-tune:


mcbrewski said...

Springsteen should be awesome. Here's to hoping he plays "Atlantic City."
T-Pain sucks.

lizzy said...

well here I in Iowa;grew up in the Delaware Valley of NJ/PA. I was shocked by the Vick announcement-has he no clue how Eagle(read Iggle) fans will react?Its like tough love/12step recovery and a mad mother in law all wrapped together. This is the fan base that booed Santa.(real, not an urban dream)or waaay back not loving their coach and saying "Joe K. must go, while carrying his caskets at Franklin Field". Philly is a place where you gotta say, I love to play second, but I can make the fans tolerate me first.
As a Jersey girl, I will believe it when, "my brothers' wife's sister's girlfriend's husbands' uncle says..ok, I'm in...for a while".

Anonymous said...

You cut on Pitino yet you enabled Eustachy....which is it baldy?

Keith Murphy said...

Baldy? This site is usually better than name-calling.

I'm not sure how I ever "enabled" Eustachy. I just didn't think he should be fired. Maybe you disagree.

I also don't see partying with co-eds and posing for a picture while kissing a college woman on the cheek as the same thing as a married, father of five having sex with a near stranger in a restaurant at a table, and then later funding the abortion. Is it just me, or are those two really different circumstances?

Further, I don't know enough or care enough about what goes on at Louisville to recommend Pitino's future. I just think more heat is coming.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kirk Diggler said...

Calling Keith Murphy "baldy" is like calling Lebron James a "punk", it's not warranted, not yet anyway.

I've just defended Keith Murphy and dogged Keith Murphy in the same sentence. B-Ross, tell me what I've won.

BigMan said...

Did the Vikings get in on the "Cash for Clunkers" deal when they got Bret Farve? I think he may be "over the hill" and I wish they would go with Sage R the Iowa Boy to lead them to the Super Bowl. Love those Vikes!
Big Man in Galt

Anonymous said...

You say LE should 'nt have been fired I guess you condone Head Coaches of Universities partying with coeds in fraterniies and violating NCAA rules. That says it all about your lack of character and exactly why I tune your program off. By the way...Pitino was an "alcoholic" now do you forgive him? Talk about naive.