MURPHY’S LAW: Not Ready for Prime Time, Tebow Tops List, Character Counts

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The Big Ten Network schedules zero Hawkeye football games for prime time. Chalk some of this up to match-ups, but most of it to six straight losses, and an offense never compared to a video game…

Love the Kentucky Derby. Thought Orb had a rather uninspiring name until I heard NBC announcer Larry Collmus bellowing, “OORRRRRBBB!”…

My son, Cade, who’s 12, told me over and over I had to hear this really great song, and see this awesome video. Cade says it really kicks in at the :25 mark. Okay, I hit play.

Got me. Cade explained I’d been trolled by Mr. Trololo. The facial expressions can’t be real, right? They are. It’s from the 70s. Trololo Man is Eduard Khil, a popular Russian baritone for decades. He died last year at age 77. How in the world did I miss all this? And why didn’t Will Ferrell ever do a sketch?…

Ironman 3 made more money its first weekend than any movie in history except… the Avengers. Robert Downey Jr may be the biggest movie star in the world right now. That’s quite the comeback story…

Just saw a commercial for edible arrangements. I’ll be sure not to get one for Jenny on Mother’s Day…

Watched the Kentucky Derby with new Drake basketball coach Ray Giacoletti–long story–liked him a lot…

15 years ago today, Round Guy, photojournalist Brad Smith, and I were in Chicago to do a story on Jay Leno’s live Tonight Shows in the Windy City. Word spread Kerry Wood was pitching one of the great games in baseball history. The 20-year-old Wood struck out 20 Astros, and these weren’t the 2013 Astros. These guys could hit. But not that day. Wood was good to us on that trip, in part, because he used to go watch Round Guy at the Funny Bone…

NBC says it will make a major announcement Tuesday. The Big Lead reports that it’s Carrie Underwood taking over the Sunday Night Football open from Faith Hill. If true, big voice, #1 songs, and famous legs must be on the job requirement…

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I don’t see the Bulls beating the Heat, but what a shocker to see Chicago win game 1 in Miami without Deng, Hinrich, or Rose. The Bulls play so hard. And Tom Thibodeaux can flat out coach…

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