A few thoughts to de-clutter as I start preparing for the prep football season, which starts in about 45 days. Aaron Hernandez: unless this story turns into O.J. Simpson part deux, Hernandez is in big trouble. Then again, anything can happen in a trial (see O.J., Duke Lacrosse, Casey Anthony, et al.). The point is … More De-cluttering a Few Things: July 15, 2013
The last time I rode a bike was in high school. A buddy of mine, Matt Fischer, and I rode our bikes from our neighborhood in Highland Park (the one in Waterloo, not Des Moines’) to East High to do our off-season workouts for football. Matt did the smart thing by taking his bike inside … More Biking for a Cause
It’s a short work week, but the summer swings into full gear with vacations, dips in the pool, and finally getting around to those books you have put off reading. I know you won’t put off reading some links that flew under the radar over the past few days. Let’s get to the business at … More News and Sports Links – June 2, 2011
Last month I wrote on how we should “get the facts” first and let things play out, rather than spouting about what we heard and posting it on Twitter, message boards and various social media platforms, without confirming it. Sadly, many of us that can’t seem to abide by this, because we’re back at square one. Now, here’s my four cents worth, a few … More “Just the Facts Ma’am”
Recently, I watched an interview of former Oakland Raiders quarterback Jamarcus Russell. Russell was the first pick in the NFL Draft several years ago. Since the end of last season, Russell was released by the Raiders and was arrested in July for possession of a controlled substance known as “purple drank.” NFL critics and fans … More We All Need “Coaching”
The great Ron Gonder said it best with the title line. Bob Brooks would extend the tip of the fedora (hat) to them. Jim Zabel will scream “I love it!” to no end, and Frosty Mitchell would find superlatives to describe last night’s 2010 Orange Bowl as the Iowa Hawkeyes made it 2-0 for the … More You Can Pass In the Songbooks on This One!