Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hawks get rocked, Cy-Hawk rematch, Valley on top

(By Chris Hassel)

On Monday's newscast, I said Fran McCaffery's Hawkeyes had a long way to go. After getting blown out by a Clemson team that's lost a home to Charleston, and Coastal Carolina, it's clear this team has an even longer way to go. I must admit, I expected this team to be quite a bit better than it has shown the first month of the season. There's still a long way to go, but when the coach and a few players said they were hoping to make the NCAA tournament, I expected a little more than this.

We'll be seeing a lot of this, I'm afraid
Anyone else finding it hard to get into college basketball? I seem to have this problem every November. I'm still in football mode, but the basketball season is already nearly 25% over. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that no Iowa team is expected to make the NCAA tournament. 

An Insight Bowl official says a Cy-Hawk rematch isn't out of the realm of possibility. What are they supposed to say? We know the national audience wouldn't care to see it, but it's pretty clear that we don't want to see it either. On the Murph n Andy quickie poll of the day, only 11% said they would actually go to the game. The majority said they want to see each team play someone new. I wouldn't hate to see it, but it really doesn't make much sense. ISU already proved that it's better than Iowa, this season.  

I had the opportunity to watch Jeff Horner's Valley Tigers open the season against Johnston, and boy do they look good. Peter Jok and Kale Abrahamson aren't just D1 players...they're really good D1 players. Valley has only one state championship (1993), but this team could snap the drought. The rich just keep on getting richer. For a long time, Valley was known for everything --- except boys basketball. Now, they're good at everything.

Andy is all upset because the Cubs are talking to Albert Pujols. Give me a break. You've had him for 11 years, let the Cubs have him for the next few.

My favorite show to DVR is Boardwalk Empire, on HBO. I like to save up 2 or 3 and then watch them all in one night. The problem is, I have to be in a certain mood to watch it. I need to be in a mindset to concentrate. That seems to only happen about once or twice a month.

Has anyone else tried 'Gigolos' on Showtime? I love the show, but I could do without so many closeups of genitalia.

This is one of my favorite 'Onion' headlines of all-time. Reader beware. 


Anonymous said...

I think if Iowa State played Iowa again... it would be very ugly for the hawks. Iowa State has been playing very the past few weeks, minus the offense not showing up Saturday. I think Iowa would have been out of most of the the games by halftime if they were playing Iowa State schedule the past four weeks. It's hard to say this but Iowa State is the best team in the state this year. This all coming from an Iowa fan

Bobbi D. said...

How dare you link to an article with a disgusting word in the title?
You are not only unprofessional Keith, but you are crude and juvenile. I thought you were a mature man, but you need to grow up and learn some more manners. This is the Heartland, not Las Vegas!

Anonymous said...

Way to read the entire article Bobbi D. See where it says (by Chris Hassel) under the title. Yeah, that means that Chris Hassel wrote it, not Keith Murphy.

Why are there so many morons in this world?!?

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