MURPHY’S LAW: Hawks Fight Back, Royce White Debate, Des Moines Is Not Boring

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Hawkeyes showed me something at Ohio State. Down 24, I feared they’d stand around and watch, like they did at Michigan. Instead, Iowa fought back. Wasn’t enough. Not when they shot free throws like Dwight Howard, but it’s a positive sign…

Royce White’s interview with HBO’s Real Sports will spark more debate. There is no doubt White thinks he’s fighting the good fight. Question is, does he expect too much? I think he does. I know White wants to help others in sports who fight anxiety. So far, he’s only assured teams will be more reluctant to take a chance.

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No easy answers on this one, but playing in the NBA is not a right. Not if you shatter both ankles, not if you have mental health issues. If I fought crippling anxiety here at channel 13, I would expect the station to support me, and show me how to get help. After that, if I can’t do my job, I would lose it. Period. Wouldn’t matter how much potential my boss thinks I have…

A new coach wasn’t the answer for the Energy, at least not in 24 hours. Iowa’s now 6-16…

The University of Iowa will not raise the price of football tickets. The only other viable option after last season would be lowering the cost…

Chris Hassel just sent me a text. He invited me to the 27th going-away gathering he’s had in 35 days. I think this really is the final one. Movers arrive Wednesday to take all his gear to Bristol, Connecticut. I’d say we’ll miss him, but I think we covered that on one of the other 26 nights…

I saw “Broken City” with Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. Good, not great. Solid B…

Ben Gran of Des Moines Is Not Boring.com interviewed me about our great city. I felt like I was taking the ACT, but here are the answers, if you’re interested:



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