Friday Night Live Scoreboard — Football Scores from Across Iowa

MURPHY’S LAW: Barnstormers Cry Bacon, Biebs Feels Heat, Tip$ For Tyler

murphys_law_400

Historic announcement? Playing a team from Utah(?) for five pounds of bacon per player, and a Bacon Bowl trophy, is not a “historic announcement”. My inbox filled up with scoffing fans. Some of those fans hoped the much ballyhooed press conference had something to do with Kurt Warner (unlikely),  Tim Tebow (no way), or a money back guarantee (interesting, but impractical the way Iowa’s playing). Instead, it’s a promotion. Albeit a smart promotion…

I went to the Barnstormers game Saturday. I had a good time–always do–but the size of the crowd surprised me. Not sure what the smallest Barnstormers crowd of all time is, but that was the fewest people I’ve ever seen. The organization teaming up with the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is shrewd. These are the folks who sold more than 8,000 Baconfest tickets in 3 minutes 14 seconds. July 20th will attract, by far, Iowa’s biggest crowd of the season. A bacon and beer tailgate will pull people in. The Barnstormers need to figure out how to keep them coming back for more, when there’s no bacon. (For $25 tickets beginning Thursday, go to http://www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com)…

Bacon Bowl

Brooks Reynolds is happier than he appears in this photo. He just ate 5 pounds of bacon. Brooks LOVES bacon. Who doesn’t? Well, vegans. Respect, but man they’re missing out.

Can’t believe how many people thought the Pacers would win game 7 in Miami. Even if the Big 3 is now the Big 1 plus two under-achievers, LeBron James wasn’t going to let the Heat lose. This is LeBron 2.0, not the version that wilted at crunch time…

No celebrity this side of Amanda Bynes is receiving more bad publicity than Justin Bieber. The Biebs just seems out of touch, and incapable of understanding how silly he appears. The photo below, courtesy of Jimmy Traina, shows Bieber courtside at the Heat game. My mustache thinks Bieber looks ridiculous…

Justin BieberNice job by the University of Iowa football program sending two semi-trucks worth of food and supplies to the people of Oklahoma. They need it after another destructive series of tornadoes.  Iowa alum Bob Stoops and the Sooner football team unloaded the Hawkeye trucks, and said “thank you” to the people of Iowa several times…

hawkeye truckCyclone fans aren’t crying over the Big Ten taking the Pinstripe Bowl. A trip to New York City, and Yankee Stadium, is fun once, but few wanted a second, expensive cold weather bowl bid in late December…

If you like Jethro’s BBQ, love Make A Wish Foundation, and respect law enforcement, you’ll want to hit Tip$ for Tyler at one of Jethro’s four area locations June 17th. Local law enforcement and FBI will wait on tables and turn over all tips to Tyler’s family. Tyler Cross is a 15-year-old kid who was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa. It’s a rare skin disease that causes skin to blister. Kids with the disease are called “butterfly children”, since their skin is said to be as fragile as a butterfly’s wings. It’s extremely painful, and requires constant attention. Tyler’s been in the hospital for five months…

tyler

Tyler loves police officers and law enforcement officials. He collects badges, patches and coins from departments all over Iowa.



Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 853 other followers