MURPHY’S LAW: Mihalovich Fired, But Case Not Over

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The Des Moines School Board fired Coach Mihalovich. He’s out of a low-paying job, but the case is far from over. Look for far-reaching implications on what defines corporal punishment in athletics? What is acceptable language by high school coaches? What constitutes free speech by students posting messages on Twitter and Facebook? There’s also the potential for a wrongful termination lawsuit, which the Mihalovich team laid out in its defense in front of the board…

This Mihalovich case was a mess and revealed deficiencies and mistakes from all directions. Let’s hope lessons learned come back to make for a better culture, and a better coach…

Joe Girardi benches the overpaid, not clutch Alex Rodriguez for Raul Ibanez. Not only does Ibanez hit the game-tying homer, he hits the game-winner. Ibanez makes 1/30th what A-Rod does…

We debut a new channel 13 news set Thursday. Here’s a picture of Colin giving the sports chair a tryout a week before completion:

I think Fred Hoiberg knows his Cyclone team is better than most people realize…

After the underwhelming Broke, ESPN Films 30 for 30 returns to form with 9.79*. It’s a fascinating look at Ben Johnson’s steroid-fueled world record, and bitter rivalry with Carl Lewis. Johnson comes completely clean, no pun intended, while Lewis leaves you wondering if he’s hiding something. You won’t look at his adult braces the same…

Alex Karras lived a remarkable life. Finished second in Heisman trophy voting at Iowa, as a lineman!  Became a Detroit Lion great. Created an iconic cowboy named Mongo in Blazing Saddles. Starred in the #1 TV show, Webster. Worked the booth on Monday Night Football. Joined the players lawsuit against the NFL. Karras left a mark.

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