Monday, February 14, 2011

Kingpin, Hawkeye Regression, Jamie Pollard Grammy Jammy

  • Way to go, Tom Hess! The Urbandale bowler won his first PBA tournament, and it's a big one, a major, the Masters. Tom just called me on his way back from Reno. He was driving through Salt Lake City at 1 a.m. and said he'd stop at a  hotel when he was tired, but wanted to make it back to Iowa as soon as possible.
  • Better bowling movie, Big Lebowski or Kingpin? I'll go with Kingpin, but I'll bet I'm in the minority.
  • The Hawkeyes served up a reminder Sunday of just how far they have to go. There are reasons for optimism, as we saw last week, but Iowa needs better shooters. Minnesota just zoned Iowa out of the game early.
  • SoundOff featured exactly one call on basketball. One! I can't recall a season with less passion in mid-February because all fans realize they're not headed to The Dance. (Men's basketball anyway. The ISU, Iowa, and UNI women could all make the tourney.)
  • Time to watch the Grammys on DVR. My two favorite Albums this year, in order: 1) Arcade Fire's The Suburbs. 2) Eminem's "Recovery".
  • Don't miss "Jamie Pollard's Grammy Jammy". Check the SoundOff video player:


Anonymous said...

I'm with you on Kingpin, it's a solid comedy. I watched The Big Lebowski for the third or fourth time last week, and I still don't understand the fanaticism a lot of people have with it. In fact, I think The B.L. is just dumb.

Anonymous said...

Big Lebowski is one of the greatest cult films of all time and one of my all-time favorites...there are festivals every year around the country with fans. It has so many quotable lines I don't even know where to start; and the fact that some people aren't smart enough to get it makes it even better for the people that do. Admittedly it's one of those you have to watch (and really pay attention to) to get it. I notice another small detail just about every time I watch it and I've seen it literally 100 times plus.

I have nothing against Kingpin, but it's not even a worthy #$%@ing adversary to The Dude.