Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Indianola Stays, Coutdown Begins, Joyce's Near Redemption

Indianola is staying in the CIML. The school board didn't even vote on the proposal to leave for the Little Hawkeye Conference because no one seconded the motion. I, for one, think its the right move not to move. We heard from a great deal of Indianola fans, on the Murph n Andy show, today, that felt the same way. Indianola can, and has, competed in the CIML. They were beating North 41-0 in the SECOND quarter, in their first football game, Friday. I know what the athletics director was hoping to do, by moving to a smaller conference, but I don't think it would've sent the right message. The Indians are better off than a handful of other CIML programs.

We're less than 10 days away from the college football season opener at Jack Trice stadium. I'm not sure if I'll be able to sleep until then. It seems like every year I get more, and more, excited about football season coming around. We have a lot to look forward to this season. ISU is coming off a 7-win season that ended with a bowl victory...and the Hawks have already been labeled as national title contenders. And for the first time, maybe ever, some of those people live outside of Iowa City.

Iowa RB Brandon Wegher hasn't, yet, returned to the football team, but he has enrolled in classes. That's definitely a positive.

For now, at least we have high school football to keep our thirst for pigskin satisfied. This week's big game is #7 Ankeny @ Ames. Both teams are 1-0. Thanks to the creation of bye weeks in the CIML, this season, there aren't as many good matchups each week.

We almost had our 6th no-hitter of the MLB season, Monday. Joe Mauer broke up the no-no with one out in the 9th inning, in Texas. Umpire Jim Joyce was behind the plate. Yeah...that Jim Joyce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJFIlAMHSyU&feature=related  

It's finally starting to feel like this awful summer is starting to lose its sting. I will take really hot over really cold any day, but there's nothing better than fall weather in the midwest. I think it's cooled off so much that the leaves are already starting to turn. Just try not to think about how, in 3 months, we'll be shoveling off the driveway.

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