MURPHY’S LAW: Admire After Grace

By Michael Admire

My 90-day grace period has come-and-gone, and I’m still here. It’s been 3-months since I moved from southeast Kansas to the capitol of Iowa, and I’ve learned a lot…

To many of you, I’m not Michael Admire, but the ‘new guy’…

Apparently, I look like either Emilio Esteves (The Mighty Ducks man!), Steve Carell (don’t see it), Luke Bryan (my ex-girlfriend wishes), or Scott Disick (I’ve heard this one before. We look like twins)…

I sound southern. I had never heard that until I moved up here. Thanks for pointing it out, y’all…

The Channel 13 News at 9 on Fox 17 is only a half hour on weekends (it’s an hour weekdays). Producer buzzed me after I already missed the ‘sports tease’ and asked if I’d like to join the show. Why yes, I would…

Hide anything incriminating from Murph and Andy, or it’ll be everywhere. e.g. ‘The Red Shirt’…

Red Shirts

The ‘Library’ isn’t actually a ‘Library’. Well, not the one in Murph’s neighborhood. At least not the one I’ve seen…

Des Moines is underrated. I explained it to my friends as a smaller Kansas City. Everyone is surprised by the downtown and how fun the city is…

On the flip side, Dayton, Ohio was worse than I could have imagined. Thanks a lot, NCAA Selection Committee…

The Big 12 Tournament was fun to cover. But if you go out once and ride a mechanical bull, you’ll never hear the end of it…

Track and Field is actually a big ‘thing’, and pole vaulting in a mall is a tradition…

Murph and Andy are so famous they have their own picture collage in a Hawkeye fan’s bathroom…
Collage

John Sears has just a little too much ‘Dowling pride’. We get it. They’re good…

I’ve made some incredible friends so far. Future roommate and WHO photographer Brandon McCauley showed me around the metro, introduced me to Tasty Taco’s, Jordan Creek Mall, Court Ave, and much more. I repaid him by taking him to a Royals game. Not fair, I know…

Royals game

Three months into the new gig and I couldn’t ask for more. Appreciate it, Iowa. I’m always looking for creative story ideas. If you have one, please email me at Michael.Admire@WHOtv.com

I’m also on twitter @Admire_OnAir


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