- ESPN won't be adding Thursday night's Iowa vs Northwestern basketball game to ESPN Classic anytime soon. Iowa didn't play for a week, and still somehow came out flat and unprepared. The game felt over five minutes in, and it's a step back for an Iowa team that had shown a pulse recently.
- USA Today featured a front page story on Steve Alford. Alford has coached New Mexico to a 23-3 record. He took a mild swipe at Iowa, but nothing harsh. He's right when saying New Mexico is a basketball school and Iowa isn't. Getting worse too.
- No team in our state gives better effort night in night out than Bill Fennelly's Cyclones. A team picked for the bottom half of the Big 12 is now #15 in the nation with 21 wins.
- I don't know much about figure skating, but even an amateur observer like me can see South Korea's Kim Yu-Na is far better than anyone else. She wins the gold with the pressure of a nation riding her small shoulders. Bravo.
- Ozzie Guillen is now on Twitter. I wonder if he has a filter between his thoughts and his fingers. He certainly doesn't have one before words reach his mouth, and I love it. Lou Piniella responded---and I'm not making this up---"What is Twitter?"
- I guess we know why the McGwire brothers don't speak.
- Look for MLB players to fight testing for HGH with all their might. Why? Because many are on it, still cheating.
- I can't wait for USA vs. Finland hockey Friday at 2 p.m. here on channel 13 in HD. (If you're reading this after the game, I hope we'll see Team USA skate for gold Sunday afternoon.)
- Why are so many columnists calling for Tiger Woods suspension from the PGA? I lost a lot of respect for the guy too, but if you start suspending professional athletes for infidelity, you'll have to start postponing games too.
- "Scores" adult entertainment club is calling for a new Olympic sport: Pole Dancing.
- "Cop Out" stars two of my favorite actors, Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis, but early reviews suggest it's another Kevin Smith stinkbomb.
- The Iowa Energy will wear pink uniforms Saturday night to support the fight against breast cancer. This idea has played out everywhere this month. I hope to be there Saturday night right after our daytime glow in the dark bowling birthday party at Air-Lanes. It's not for me.
- Speaking of bowling, I couldn't believe how good the high school bowlers at State are. (see video in whotv.com sports player) It seems like every kid at Plaza Lanes rolled 200 or higher.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Hawkeyes Not On ESPN Classic, Kim Yu-Na Rules
Posted by Keith Murphy at 10:51 PM