Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Costas Asks the Tough Questions, Packers Keep Rolling, UNI Up Late

Not a great year for central Iowa football teams at state. Murray in 8-player, Valley in 4-A. That's it...

Bob Costas had an exclusive interview with Jerry Sandusky on Rock Center with Brian Williams. Costas was at his best, and that's saying something. He showed the poise and interview skills that have made him the most respected sports broadcaster of his generation. Sandusky had been coached by his attorney, and claimed his complete innocence, but to my ears, Sandusky still said much without saying a lot. He said he regrets showering with young boys, and Sandusky paused and didn't answer right away when asked if he's sexually attracted to young boys. See what you think: http://rockcenter.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/14/8804779-jerry-sandusky-to-bob-costas-in-exclusive-rock-center-interview-i-shouldnt-have-showered-with-those-kids

This Penn State scandal is infuriating, exhausting, and fascinating. The story is just getting started too. It will go in many directions, and bring down many people...

Andy Fales had the most raw, honest take I've seen on why we all think we'd do the right thing, but often don't.  It's this week's What's Bugging Andy, and if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you check it out. (You'll find it in the video player in the SoundOff dropdown menu)...

The Green Bay packers are making it look WAY too easy. So is Oklahoma State...

I appreciated Paul Rhoads basically saying Iowa State needs to be at its best, and that may not be enough Friday night. OSU has to help...

ISU has won two straight Big 12 games, the Cyclones are at home, and they're still a 26 point underdog. That's unreal...

The ten Biletnikoff finalists for the nation's top receiver are announced and Marvin McNutt's not one of them?! Come on, man! If McNutt's not top ten, Kirk Ferentz isn't conservative...

The NCAA needs to change the rules to keep defensive players from faking injuries to slow down an up-tempo offense. Michigan State embarrassed itself Saturday. Ridiculous. You get hurt, you're out that series. We're watching football, not soccer...

The first basketball game I really cared about this year was the Carrier Classic. The second is Drake at Iowa State Tuesday night...

Then again, it's 12:50 a.m. and UNI plays St. Mary's in 10 minutes. I'll watch that too, and take back the previous sentence...

3 comments:

Evil Adam said...

Thanks for posting that interview, I missed it, Costas really is amazing at his job. The leader of the American bishops suggested Penn State (and others, don't let the title of this article fool you) a chance to join in a "major national education campaign" to prevent things like this from happening.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/Religion/post/2011/11/bishops-to-penn-state-we-can-help-prevent-abuse/1?csp=34news

I think this would be a great opportunity for all institutions involving children to learn from each other and prevent this kind of thing. Also I agree with Andy 100%, there are large numbers of examples in history where people did nothing because the horror they were seeing overrode their better judgement. Smaller versions play out every day.

Also on the injury in Soccer, in College Soccer an injured player cannot reenter the game in the half he is injured (which can in some cases mean in the game) and time is added to the game. In both college and international soccer the ref doesn't even have to stop play unless the injured player is either clearly severely injured (in which case he has to be taken off the field on a stretcher in general) or actually interfering with play. Players can actually be given a red or yellow card for an injury, and the ref doesn't have to let them back in the game.

Anonymous said...

Keith or Andy, do you have a link to the video of the piece Andy did where the lady getting the free turkey says to Andy, "I'm gonna baste it down with butter and think of you"?

I want to send that to every one I know.

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