MURPHYS LAW: A New Nationwide Champ, Big Bob Retires, Twitter Opinions
BY: John Sears
- Elliott Sadler dethroned 3-time defending champ Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the Iowa Speedway. He said his Dad gave him advice before coming to Iowa, “go out there and kick their butts.” He did.
- Great race for 2 local drivers at the Nationwide US Cellular 250. Des Moines native Michael Annett finishes 4th, 19-year-old Grimes native Brett Moffitt takes 9th. Moffitt’s debut won’t be forgotten.
- The Iowa Cubs won a Game!!!!! Praise the Lord!!! They’re still 29 games under .500…
- Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympian of all-time. Whether you like him or not he deserves his due. Unbelievable talent like we’ve never seen in history. 22 medals, and he’s only 27 years old. I’m jealous.
- Robert Gallery retired from the NFL. People label him as a ‘bust.’ I don’t. 8 year starters aren’t ‘busts.’ Now, I don’t think he lived up to #2 draft pick expectations, but let’s be honest, he played for the Raiders. He had 4 head coaches in 5 years. If ANY other team drafts Gallery I think he has a better career. At 31 years old I hope he saved his money.
- I never understand why people want to have full-fledged arguments on twitter. Here’s some sample tweets that 1 of my followers sent me after I said the 1992 Dream Team is better than the current ‘Dream Team.’
@johnsears I doubt the 1992 squad would beat this yr’s Spain (if all the players were healthy) by double digits.
@johnsears He (Jordan) also never reached the Finals until 1991 when the Bulls finally got past Detroit. He would’ve been traded in today’s NBA.
@johnsears Jordan and Pippen couldn’t guard a 6’8 forward (Linas Kleiza) with 3 pt ability and who attacks the rim. That’s like a white Kobe.
@johnsears Btw, Jordan was in his prime in 86′ when he dropped 63 on the Celtics in a loss. He was so good he ran out Doug Collins.
@johnsears Also, do you think Barkley, Mullin or Malone could guard Kleiza on the 3-pt line? NOPE