MURPHY’S LAW: I-Cubs History, Soccer Snow pants, Accidental Racist

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The Iowa Cubs made history, and it’s not the good kind. Iowa still hasn’t won, starting the season 0-6. From our research, that’s a franchise low. Fortunately for the Iowa Cubs, no team in Iowa is less dependent on winning for fans. If the weather’s nice, they will come…

The Chicago Cubs finally won a game at home Tuesday night. Fans dressed like they were going to a Bears playoff game in January. And with good reason…

John Sears returned from Valley Stadium where he covered a soccer game, and John was wearing snow pants. I’d laugh, but I had just come from a Little League game where I wore a parka, and wished I had…snow pants…

Michael Admire is back from Kansas City. The new guy with channel 13 sports LOVES the Royals, and never misses a home opener. Here’s a photo:

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Michael, his dad, and some people I don’t know yet, but they look nice enough.

What was up with Rick Pitino’s skin Monday night? He had a white powder finish, reminiscent of Jack Nicholson’s Joker, or Sammy Sosa’s retirement…

Turns out “Shock the World” sign guy was a nod to the documentary on the Fab Five. (Thanks to those of you who let me know.)  In 1991, Muhammad Ali urged Chris Webber and the guys to “shock the world”, just as he’d done against Sonny Liston. Michigan’s Fab Five winning the title would not have “shocked the world”. The Wolverines, despite their youth, were the stars of college basketball…

It’s been 20 years since Hollywood hit a home run with The Sandlot. Sports Illustrated released a list of secrets for Sandlot lovers like me. You’re killing me Smalls! To see the secrets, click here

The Iowa State Fair is always worth a few laughs, not all of them intentional. Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, and Kevin Nealon will bring the intentional kind to the fair this year. Good move to diversify entertainment options. More needed, but a move in the right direction…

Brad Paisley just released a controversial song, “Accidental Racist”.  Hear the song, and see the lyrics by clicking here.

Paisley clearly put much thought into the symbolism of the confederate flag, and how it means different things to different people. It appears Paisley is trying to bring people together…

I went to college in Georgia, and worked there for several years, so I saw many confederate flags daily, and heard many viewpoints similar to Paisley’s. My personal take: if I know that on sight something is going to offend many people, I can find something else to wear or display…

Regardless, smart move by Paisley at the end of the song to get the perspective of a black man, in this case, LL Cool J. If the song leads to thoughtful discourse, it’s good for all. However, I fear much of the feedback will be the ALREADY MADE UP MY MIND, SO I’M GOING TO SCREAM MY OPINION AT YOU kind…



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