Sunday Sports Leisure Reading – March 25, 2012

I haven’t done one of these for awhile, but there’s plenty of stuff going on that’s flying under the radar. Deadspin this week profiled two former Drake Basketball greats in their series, “Tell Me When It’s Over”.  Willie Wise and current Drake color analyst Dolph Pulliam recalled their run to the Final Four and facing…

Just a Senseless Beating Death?

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names (slurs) will never hurt me…” That may be true, but it shouldn’t be a precursor to murder.  The discussion over the beating death of Marcellus Andrews of Waterloo has brought up a litany of angles and different perspectives over whether or not Andrews was gay (his sister…

Still Standing

Leonard Raffensperger, Jerry Moses, Reggie Roby, Howard Vernon, and Jim Miller.   George Dutcher, Jim Berry, Don Perkins, Kelly Ellis, and Courtney Messingham.  Those names roll off of my tongue like the staccato of a Tommy gun.  Mike Woodley, Mike Allen, Glen Strobridge, and Forry Smith.  All of these individuals and images have one thing in common…they…

News and Sports Links – January 26, 2011

Time for some linkage this afternoon.  After all, many of you wouldn’t mind getting away from the State of the Union talk and sick football players.  James Q. Lynch, Lee-Gazette DSM bureau (via Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier):  former Iowa football standout Tim Dwight and current New York Giants quarterback Sage Rosenfels, met with legislators at the Iowa Capitol advocating…