MURPHY’S LAW: Pickleball Fever, Kemp Pledge, Greenway Backing

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After watching Michael Admire’s story in the 10 p.m. newscast, I have a better idea what Pickleball is. It’s like playing ping-pong on a table, or something like that. Whatever it is, the Pickleball Iowa logo knows how to party…

PICKLEBALLA new study shows steroid abusers often suffer mental health problems in their old age. Hope those home runs and big contracts were worth it…

Sergio Garcia can’t get out of his own way. He’s going to make Tiger Woods fried chicken? Sergio apologized the right way. Now he needs to play the quiet game for six months…

Sergio’s insensitive comments brought Fuzzy Zoeller’s name up again, and not for good reasons. Fuzzy probably thought he was finally past that unfortunate interview from 1997…

Matt Kemp took a social media thrashing for “only” pledging $1000 per home run to disaster relief in his home state of Oklahoma. We shouldn’t be so judgmental that we expect a minimum amount that we approve. Kemp is one of the few athletes who pledged any part of his fortune. He’s now added $250,000, and said he planned that amount all along (in addition to the home runs). Not everyone is Kevin Durant. Oklahoma can use every dollar. Besides, I haven’t forgotten how Kemp treated that ailing Dodgers fan when Kemp had no idea someone was recording…

Andy Fales loves the new cover of Sports Illustrated. Cubs fans are not as excited…

cardinalsVikings linebacker Chad Greenway told me today, he’s 100% certain Kirk Ferentz will soon have Iowa back in the top ten. Several people sarcastically replied, “top ten of the Big Ten?”. Greenway said, without reservation or hesitation, he knows Ferentz will turn Iowa around again…

Greenway also said the Vikings shouldn’t give up a potential great home field advantage by playing indoors, but he knows it’s happening. Greenway, the son of farmers, just joined Farm Bureau’s America Needs Farmers. Perfect guy…

Greenway says he respect Brian Urlacher for not wanting to wear another team’s jersey. Urlacher retired after 13 seasons with the Bears. Greenway told me he’d retire a year sooner if it meant retiring a Viking. I like that. There’s just something cool about guys who played for only one team. Think of Marino. Now think of Favre…

ESPN just laid off 400 people. Chris Hassel NOT one of the 400. More than anything it shows you how big ESPN has gotten that it can lay off that many workers. I’m sure paying hundreds of millions for rights fees gets expensive…

The Pacers winning game 1 would not have been the same as the Bulls. The Pacers match-up well with Miami, though the Heat will win the series. Credit LeBron James. That was a big-time move in OT with the game on the line. Heat survive..

My wife and I have 15 graduation open houses to attend this weekend. I’m hoping a couple of seniors are held back. I kid…

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