Friday, December 30, 2011

I Love It, Revenge of the Hassel, CyHawk Trophy Tour

Loved  Zach Borg's story on Jim Zabel. It was great to see Z at the Hawkeye Huddle with friends Gary Dolphin and Ed Podolak. Jim is now 90. His body lets him down at times, but his mind remains sharp, able to recall details from Iowa games played sixty years ago. Z's story may not match what actually happened, but as Hawkeye fans will tell you, that was the case at the time too...
I love it!

I envy Chris Hassel having a catch on the Yankee Stadium field. Cyclone running back Jeff Woody brought gloves and a baseball. He asked Chris to play catch, and who would say no to that? Not Chris, even if his throwing motion is most often compared to Lamar throwing the javelin in Revenge of the Nerds...
Lamar, not Chris.
Pinstripe Bowl at 2:22 in the afternoon? Do the folks who run college football think most of us don't have to work on Friday? Then Insight Bowl at 9 p.m.? Well, I'm a night person. No problem there...

I just watched Baylor and Washington combine for 17 touchdowns in the Alamo Bowl. I'm not sure if that says more about the offenses, or the defenses. I think it's the D. It was entertaining. Bears win their first bowl in 19 years, 67-56...

Robert Griffin III has nothing left to prove. College degree, Heisman trophy, bowl win---can't wait to watch him in the NFL...

Did you watch Durant and the Thunder? Wow...

The original Cy-Hawk trophy---not the Pewter family---will be on tour Friday if you'd like to see it. Here's what the trophy's caretaker, Tyler Uetz writes:

The Greater Des  Moines Athletic Club will have the Cy-Hawk Trophy at a few different
places Friday.

11AM to 1PM: Urbandale Golf & Country Club Annual Open House. KXNO is
broadcasting from there during this time, too.
8PM to 10PM: The Front Row Bar, 6555 University Ave, Windsor Heights.

We will be making the trophy available for photos, story telling, etc.
Other appearances throughout the day will be posted on the Greater Des
Moines Athletic Club Facebook page ( ).

Our goal, now that the trophy is back in our possession, is to keep
the trophy out with the public. We are making it available for public
and private events.

Took my youngest boys to The Adventures of Tintin. They loved it. I thought it was good, not great. It never quite soars to the level of Spielberg's best, and the stop motion animation still freaks me out a little, but a solid B. If you see it, you'll find yourself thinking of Raiders of the Lost Ark repeatedly. It borrows heavily...

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