Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ferentz Limo, Point-Shaving, Short Irons

Kirk Ferentz made an appearance at the Polk County I-Club Banquet, Tuesday evening. Not only did Captain Kirk fly from Iowa City to Des Moines, he pulled up in a limo -- a stretch hummer limo. As you probably assumed, his personal sheriff was by his side, as well.

I'm happy to see the Iowa Energy make the D-League finals. It's nice to see the franchise gaining some traction, here in Central Iowa. When the team returns for game two of the finals, there will be a white-out at Wells Fargo Arena. All fans will be given white t-shirts (even though some will refuse to wear them), and they're hoping for a huge crowd. How big? Head coach Nick Nurse says he wants the stadium to be completely full. That's not going to happen, but the crowd should be north of 8-thousand. Jerry Crawford told me, Tuesday, that they're expecting to have another dollar beer night. No word on whether or not the Hooters girls will be back on the sidelines.

The Iowa basketball team will play Creighton, at Wells Fargo Arena, next season. I like it. Here's to hoping that it as exciting as the ISU-Creighton game, last season.

A lot of people are asking if I was actually trying when I was playing the Globetrotters, Sunday. Of course I wasn't trying. I had a lot of money on that game -- and it wasn't on my own team. The only thing real is my hate for the Generals head coach. I vowed to get him back for kicking me out of the game, and it didn't take long for me to get my revenge. After the game, I stole his cane.

I don't like the way the Bulls are playing against the Pacers. Sure, they're up 2-0 in the series, but the first two games have been too close for comfort. If not for D-Rose, the Bulls would be a mediocre team, at best. He's the best player in the league, in my opinion. No one is as quick as Rose, and no one can get to the rim like Rose. You have to see his moves in slow motion to really appreciate them.

This weather is disgusting. I've been so excited to get out and golf, and I've only had two opportunities to do so. I found out that I've been playing with irons that are an inch too short. I've been playing with them since I was a sophomore in High School. Now I know why I got so mad and punched that dude on the golf course my senior year.


wm said...

the bulls are the best defensive team in the league, and rose isn't the biggest part of that. i think "mediocre" is a bit much

now, the magic without dwight howard, that's another story... man is that team bad

Anonymous said...

when did the job of reporting the news turn into making a fool of yourself? I like the sports staff for WHO but lately it has turned into too much of an entertainment based program than a reporting the news program. I personally find it a bit "over the top". stick with reporting...it's why we watch the NEWS!

Keith Murphy said...

Hi Anonymous (if that is your real name),

Thanks for the feedback. We've always combined sports reporting and fun, and won't change anytime soon. Most of what you call "making a fool of yourself" lands in SoundOff, but occasionally in the sportscast as well. I assure you though, not at the expense of any sports news you need that day.

We're fortunate most of our loyal viewers love the mix, but we don't presume it's for everyone, but we're happy it's served us well.