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MURPHY’S LAW: Dr. Dre, Weisman Heisman, Cheating Pays

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  • Forbes says Dr. Dre is worth $275 million. This might surprise some of you, but not those of us who see how many athletes, at every level, wear Beats headphones.
  • The Monday Night Football game between the Falcons and Broncos was nearly unwatchable. The officials lost control of the game early, deliberated far too long after far too many plays, and turned the first quarter into one big glacially paced shoulder shrug.
  • I think the NFL will dig in on not making a deal with the regular officials. If the league won’t budge, slow pace and out of control games are assured. Players have figured out they can intimidate officials, get away with more, and hit the quarterback on many more plays than usual. Coaches are beside themselves.
  • The NFL Network pre-game show is bad. Michael Irvin yelling “BEAST!” doesn’t get me ready for football.
  • I love the Mark Weisman (rhymes with Heisman) story, but I doubt he steamrolls many Big Ten defenses the way he did UNI’s.
  • Before Saturday, Iowa State hadn’t gone two straight games without giving up a touchdown since 1964. Paul Rhoads wasn’t alive yet.
  • Seth Macfarlane was a strong host on SNL. I don’t watch Family Guy, but maybe I should.
  • SNL was smart to end Fred Armisen’s Barack Obama impression. Armisen looked and sounded like Obama, but didn’t bring one crucial ingredient: laughs. It just wasn’t funny, like say, Will Ferrell as George W. Bush. Jay Pharaoh takes over and already shows more promise.
  • Matthew Perry’s “Go On” has gotten better every episode and is now on my DVR series list.
  • I just watched the critically acclaimed “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. It’s well made, but I just didn’t enjoy it.
  • Major League Baseball is going to allow Melky Cabrera a batting title despite his positive drug test? What a joke. Maybe Ben Johnson should get his 100 meter gold medal back. Why not find Rosie Ruiz and put the Boston Marathon crown back on her head? And please find Manfred Holler. Let him know all is forgiven for writing the words on his hand during the 4th grade spelling bee at Roseborough Elementary. He’s now the champ.