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Les Miles saying LSU hasn’t “lost in regulation” is true, but pointless. The Tigers lost twice in overtime; you could argue that’s even worse…

The Atlanta Falcons probably quit on Bobby Petrino, but he looks far worse after definitely quitting on them, leaving a note, and sneaking off without facing his players like a man. Arkansas must not care what kind of man it hires…

Staying with the Falcons, what kind of knucklehead scores a touchdown and breaks out a “Free Mike Vick” T-shirt? Vick isn’t falsely accused, wrongly jailed, or the victim of bad luck. He’s in prison paying a price because of his own unthinkable crimes. Free Mike Vick?! Why? Vick’s lost his job, reputation, and freedom—not to mention millions—so I think he’s paying a sufficient price, but let’s not make him the victim…

Michigan hired Rick Rodriguez, not Kirk Ferentz. There was never a minute I thought Ferentz would be anywhere but Iowa next season. However, I do think Michigan had legitimate interest…

Stud quarterback recruit John Wienke de-commits from Michigan and commits to Iowa? In the middle of all these “Michigan interested in Ferentz” rumors? You can’t make this stuff up. It’s good Iowa will open up the quarterback competition. Better play is a must next season, whether it’s Jake or someone else…

As I was writing this, an e-mail just came in from Tim in Des Moines. Tim’s a Hawkeye fan and in his letter, he was writing smack about Drake! That’s the best sign yet the Bulldogs are for real. Usually everyone treats them like a favorite Uncle or lovable mascot. One win in Iowa City and the Dogs aren’t so cute anymore…

Rick Brown’s Courtside Seat in Tuesday’s Des Moines Register is a must-read for me. Good stuff…

Can’t believe the Dolphins blew their perfect season. And how ’bout those Ravens. Were it not for a timeout, the Ravens may have wrecked two seasons with the potential numbers 16 and 0…

Lucca Staiger must really appreciate all the love and support he’s getting in Ames. He’s staying, even after the NCAA’s idiotic ruling that he loses a year of eligibility because someone else didn’t follow the rules…

Props to the Cedar Rapids Gazette for this eye-opening nugget: The Cyclone women’s basketball team is outdrawing the Hawkeye men…

If I see that Hyundai “Duh” commercial one more time, I’m going to punch the television…

Who you got in the Clash of the Choirs?….

Went to the Nova—home of the movie ticket, pop and popcorn for $6—to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. Apparently everyone in Des Moines had the same idea. We zipped across town and made it to Cobblestone, which was much less of a mob scene. Here’s the shocker, I enjoyed Alvin. The kids loved it, no surprise, but Jenny and I liked it too. Big surprise. A- for kids. B- for adults…

Just saw Murderball on DVD. If you haven’t rented this yet, give it a shot. It’s a fascinating documentary on quad rugby. It’s educational, but that makes it sound boring. It’s not. You’ll be on the edge of your seat at the Olympics…

Rescue Dawn is another winner on DVD. Christian Bale amazes, as usual, and the usually funny Steve Zahn proves he can play it straight. It’s a true story of a POW escape during the Vietnam War…

This writer’s strike is going to stink. Life and House were turning it up a notch, and Friday Night Lights found its feet after an early season stumble. At least we have American Gladiators...

Sorry 48 hours took 100. That Mitchell Report turned my world upside down. To answer a few questions on the report:

-Yes, I believe most, if not all, in the report cheated and/or used illegal performance enhancers.
-Especially Roger Clemens
-I’m surprised names were named based primarily on hearsay, but I still believe it
-I think it was the tip of the iceberg

Thank you for stopping by (San Diego)…
Keith

4 comments

  • Melinda

    LOL, I totally agree with you on that “Duh” commercial. Then you find yourself humming it after it’s over! We’ll have to check out some of your rental choices with our Netflix account. Always needing to add some more titles to watch.Thanks for the opinion on “Alvin” too. We’ll probably head there over x-mas break with half of the Metro!

  • Anonymous

    This is my take on the Mitchel report. It’s like getting kicked in the gut! You knew for years players have been on the juice (not so much Roger Clemens but Bonds for sure) but to actually have it down in writting was still like getting kicked in the gut! It’s like finding out about Santa. Your friends all tell you on the bus. You know that it is impossible for him to make it around the world delivering toys to all the “good” little kids in one night. But until you try your hardest to stay up all night long just to watch your parents sneak downstairs at night with arm loads of presents to test your theory, it hurts like getting kicked in the gut! Thats the same way the Mitchel report was for me.

  • Anonymous

    The Mitchell Report isn’t the Bible. The evidence of cancelled checks and shipping labels are pretty incriminating and I believe that there was intent with those, but for people like Clemens, it may not even be true. It’s one guy’s word against anothers. It doesn’t matter anymore anyways, Clemens’s name was mentioned in it, without any evidence to back it up, the public knows his name was mentioned, therefore, the public will shun him like they have the other players. It’s not right. The stuff they said about Bonds in the report is the same stuff we have been hearing all year long on ESPN. There’s nothing new there. Regardless, I do think there were some players who probably took the stuff, but until there’s actual cold, hard evidence don’t mention their names. It seems like it’s “guilty until proven innocent”, which isn’t the way America is, but that’s how it has turned out to be. Netflix sucks, Gatorade is better!

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