Tuesday, February 21, 2012

School Rocks, Kelly Rocks, Pop Rocks

Ms. Cain and Colin. He's holding a story he wrote. It was legit too!
Tuesday was parent-teacher conference day. Colin usually gets a report that goes something like, "Colin is a bright boy with a big personality. And though we enjoy his sense of humor, he does on occasion cross the line to inappropriate. Does he have have older brothers? (nodding yes) Well, take for example this poem he wrote. Roses are red. Violets are Blue..." I'll stop there.
This year, Ms. Cain gave Colin an across-the-board rave, and though I'm proud, there's a small part of me that will miss those stories of, "Did you hear what Colin said this time?"...

The Iowa State women's basketball team averages more than 10,000 fans a game at Hilton. That figure, according to ISU, is second in the nation, and a number many men's team would welcome...

The Cyclones NCAA tournament hopes were on life support down 11 in the second half, but ISU rallied to beat Missouri in overtime. Bill Fennelly has brought this team back from the brink several times...

Look out for K-State in the men's Big 12 tourney. That's a team no one wants to play. Ask Missouri...

Iowa State and Iowa doing away with the home-and-homes versus Drake and UNI just flat out stinks. I don't care how much hype the Big 4 tourney generates, the last thing we need is fewer interesting games in November and December...

Todd Lickliter tells the Dayton Daily News he believes the corner was turned at Iowa, and it would have worked. I think the only thing around that corner was denial. Nice guy, bad fit...

Photographer Brandon McCauley, the pride of Nevada, was walking around the newsroom belting out Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" tonight. I kept his name out of it for a while, but he deserves credit for saying: "Damn you Kelly Clarkson and your catchy songs!".  He's right. Plus, Kelly did us proud with the Super Bowl National Anthem. It's not like Brandon was walking around singing Taylor Swift, like someone whose name rhymes with tassle...

Remember Pop Rocks? I can't believe I used to eat those by the bag. Someone spread a rumor back in the day that if you ate the Pop Rocks with soda, you'd explode. Well, better than the Bubble Yum rumor...

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