Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Unruly Hawkeye Tailgaters, Rex Bleeping Ryan, My Huge Head

  • Can't believe how many one-liners we've received at SoundOff about the flooding at Iowa State. Example: Good to see they finally filled Hilton Coliseum with something. I think it's too soon for jokes. What do you think?
  • We went to Kansas City to see a Yankees "home game" Friday. I have never experienced heat like that, outside a sauna. Our car temperature gauge read 112, and it felt like 130. The temperature dropped 30 degrees for a two hour rain delay. The Royals won, which is nice. Kansas City baseball fans are great, Kauffman Stadium is now a cool venue, and Royals Nation---what's left of it---deserves a contender.
  • We went off the beaten path from Missouri to Mizzoura. Now I know where they filmed Dukes of Hazzard.
  • U of I Police say they'll crack down on unruly tailgating. Good luck with that. I'm not sure where you even start, but I suppose it's a little like what Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said when asked to define hard-core pornography. He said, "I know it when I see it". Let's hope police can do the same with tailgating. Most is fun, some is unruly, and you can usually see the difference.
  • Kirk Ferentz confirmed Saturday that Brandon Wegher is away from the team dealing with "personal issues". We don't need to know more than that. I hope Wegher returns soon, and I think he will.
  • No DJK interviews after Saturday's practice. Don't shut him down, Coach. Please!
  • Has any third string QB ever received more attention than Tim Tebow Sunday? No. And I kind of understand it.
  • Twins manager Ron Gardenhire removed pitcher Kevin Slowey after 7 innings of no-hit ball. Gardenhire was right. Slowey has tendinitis in his elbow. Fans booed. They were right too.
  • Tony Dungy says Commissioner Goodell should tell Jets coach Rex Ryan to tone his language down on HBO's terrific Hard Knocks. If Goodell does that, Hard Knocks becomes a lot less real. Many coaches, in many sports, use as much profanity as Ryan. And not just on the pro or college level. I had a high school coach who makes Ryan sound like Dungy.
  • One of the guys who started http://www.buildahead.com/ grew up watching SoundOFF. He sent some "heads" of Andy and me. Immediately a couple staffers at work had fun with them.

1 comment:

jeremiah davis said...

As an Iowa State student, I don't think it's too soon for jokes. Mostly because those joking are most likely Iowa fans, and after their flood, I'm sure ISU fans poked fun at them in some way. But I'll say this: if Iowa fans are making the comment "Glad they filled Hilton with something," I'd love to talk about how empty Carver-Hawkeye Arena was last year.