MURPHY’S LAW: Hurricane Watch, Knott Done, Twin Peaks

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I can’t stop watching hurricane Sandy coverage. It’s fascinating and horrifying at the same time. My wife is discouraged the four main networks, including NBC, aren’t live during prime time. I told her those days are gone. They count on you turning to their news channels now…

The second round of the high school football playoffs brought more blowouts in 4A. Friday night, Dowling will play Southeast Polk and Valley will host Ankeny. That’s the final four most would have predicted before the season started…

Jake Knott once kicked a horse in the chin. The horse’s descendants are known today as giraffes… The Chuck Norris “facts” continue as the legend of Knott’s toughness grows. Saturday night, Knott played with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Knott knew he needed surgery Monday, and all he did against Baylor was make 11 tackles, good enough for Big 12 defensive player of the week. And that’s a real fact…

Knott is out for the rest of the regular season. It’s hard to overstate how much Iowa State will miss Knott. Paul Rhoads told me it’s a toss-up which the Cyclones will miss more, Knott’s play or Knott’s leadership…

Former Cyclone linebacker and captain, Jesse Beckom, just made Team USA in the bobsled (along with Lolo Jones). Beckom sent me the following quote via email:

“It’s a great honor to be named to the USA Bobsled National Team once again; thereby allowing me the privilege of representing America and the Cyclone Nation around the World!”

The 2012 World Series will be the lowest rated ever. It sure felt like it…

Andy Fales’ Halloween costume–Freddie Mercury–freaked me out a little. When he had the teeth in, it was eery…

My wife and I ate at Twin Peaks Sunday. The atmosphere is a cool lodge, the bar food tasty, and the draft beer served at 29 degrees. The “girls” were nice and friendly. We’d be more comfortable if they wore a little more, though I doubt the target audience complains much…



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