Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dolph Fights, Aggies Bluff, Fair Wins

  • Gary Dolphin will fight. The Voice of the Hawkeyes has prostate cancer. Dolph says doctors caught the cancer early, and he's ready for aggressive radiation. Dolph expects he'll miss no Iowa games. We should hear, "Touchdown Iowa!" in less than a month.
  • Dolph's cancer hit me hard, as I'm sure it did many people. He learned of it not long after we spent a weekend laughing at Wedding Crashers lines and Chris Hassel "Ask Gary" skits. No one ever knows when cancer will come calling, but it seems it gets close to all of us sooner or later.
  •  Get well soon, Dolph. You can send Gary your well wishes online. Here's where:!/hawkeyesports?sk=wall

  • Can't remember a more perfect day for baseball than Wednesday's day game at Principal Park. It was hard to leave.
  • Sean Keeler is terrific on the radio. Someone should get this guy a show, though not from 2-4 p.m.
  • Pat Angerer will start at linebacker for the Colts. Anyone who saw Pat play at Bettendorf or Iowa is not surprised.
  • Has there ever been a more unlikely hitting streak than the one by Dan Uggla?
  • Nice of the Cubs to add a Ron Santo statue. Too bad it happened after Santo died. He would have loved it. I miss hearing Santo agonize or rejoice over the Cubs. He always sounded like a diehard fan, which I guess he was.
Santo was a member of the Cubs organization for the better part of five decades.

  • Texas A&M isn't going to join the SEC, but the Aggies will try make us think they will just to make a point about how annoying Texas is in the new Big 12.
  • I like the state fair. My wife would rather rearrange a sock drawer. We're going. The socks will stay a mess.


Dave said...
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Dave said...

My sock drawer would be a mess also! I miss the state fair since moving to Minnesota! I need my Steer & Stein fix!

Damaged Rooster said...

A@M owns TU right now, and the rest of the big Ten should thank them. TU was all set to go to the Pac 10 and was sure that A@M was going with them, but A@M balked and had their sites set on the SEC. TU was stunned and decided to stay in the Big 12, which led to big paydays for all 12 err I mean 10 teams.

Anonymous said...

Get well soon Dolph...I'm an ISU fan but no doubt you're a solid announcer. I'm glad you enjoy the 'Ask Gary' segments on SoundOFF too.

R.I.P. Ron Santo...named my fantasy baseball teams Gee Whiz and Heel Clickers in his honor this year.

It's just a matter of time before Texas goes independent...maybe then we can ditch this BCS charade.

State Fair: unless you're going to a concert or have never been, I don't see the point.

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