By: John Sears
Weather in Iowa can be downright crazy. A couple weeks ago it was snowing, now it’s severe thunderstorms with tornadoes. I love living in Iowa, the weather though…Scary at times.
The state track meet ended just in time, perfect weather for 3 days at Drake Stadium and it showed. 14 records went down. Hats off to the Waukee girls, Pella boys, and Manson NW Webster boys, all 3 brought home team titles.
Kirk Ferentz said his nickname in high school was ‘Fetus-head Ferentz.’ His football helmet apparently didn’t fit well so his friends came up with the nickname ‘fetus-head.’ Something tells me this may come up in the fall when fans don’t agree with a Ferentz decision.
Cyclone football commit Allen Lazard is the #1 rated WR in the entire country. The Urbandale wideout recently went to a Rivals.com camp and received rave reviews. Lazard was voted to have the best hands in the country. He recently picked up an offer from Notre Dame and will apparently take a visit to South Bend. If I’m Paul Rhoads, I’m nervous. I still think Lazard sticks to his word and ends up at Iowa State, but as the ‘big boys’ come calling the offers will be harder and harder to pass up. Signing day can’t come soon enough for Rhoads.
The Preakness was a downer. I like watching the ‘big’ horse races, but I also like it when a horse has a chance at the triple crown. Orb was never in the race, finished 4th. Disappointing. Hats off to Oxbow, it’s not often a horse leads wire to wire to win.
The Vikings are spending $975 million on a new stadium. The artist ‘flyover’ renditions are pretty wild. You can tell the Vikings are going for more than just a ‘football stadium.’ They want this stadium to be the ‘next big thing.’ I have to think they want to host a Super Bowl someday. Personally I think the Vikings should play in an outdoor stadium, if the Packers can play outdoors why can’t Minnesota? On the other hand wild, bigger than ever stadiums are the new thing, I get it.
I ate at 801 Grand tonight to celebrate by sister-in-law Shannon’s graduation from Drake. I’m stuffed, beyond stuffed. Man they have good steaks.