MURPHY’S LAW: Soccer To Stay, Secretariat By 31, Pressure-Packed Jobs

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If you have enough talent, you can always find an unburned bridge. TBS hires Keith Obermann for the MLB postseason…

Pro Football Weekly is no more. Tough to keep anything going in print that only comes out once a week these days. I haven’t read PFW in years, but I loved it as a kid…

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Something tells me Hard Knocks may go away too, but not due to lack of interest. No team wants to put itself through that 24/7 scrutiny…

The people of Muscatine will miss it, but one day of Girls State Soccer in Des Moines, and you can see it’s here to stay…

Good question from PTI: Would you rather watch a French Open semifinal of Djokovic vs Nadal, or a women’s final of Sharapova vs Serena? I understand why many men would pick the final, but I’d take Djokovic vs Nadal…

Just watched video of Secretariat winning the Belmont Stakes by an unthinkable 31 lengths. It’s a thing of beauty. To see the greatest horse of all time at his absolute peak, click here. To see an amazing picture, look below…

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That’s a pretty good lead. (Photo courtesy of NYRA)

The Major League Baseball draft receives slightly less coverage than the NBA and NFL drafts…

Heat in seven…

Is there a more pressure packed job in sport than NHL goaltender? Does any player mean more to his team’s playoff chances? Maybe an NFL quarterback. Perhaps a MLB pitcher…

We thought long and hard of the best way to celebrate my mother’s birthday, something she’d really enjoy. We decided on going to brunch and an I-Cubs game at Principal Park. My mom loves the I-Cubs experience, and with a noon game Saturday, we can bask in the sun too (There is also a game at 7 p.m.)…

It should be interesting to see the size of the crowd for the NASCAR Nationwide race at the Iowa Speedway Saturday night. As Rusty Wallace told me, unlike previous years there’s not a calendar full of competition. The Speedway would love a full house, though that’s unlikely. The August Nationwide race draws more fans…

Just received this text from Andy in Fort Dodge: “I’m sitting here at this restaurant in Fort Dodge, laughing to myself about this fat guy a few tables over. He keeps letting out these BIG, rolling belches! And his wife is completely unphased!”. In many countries, that’s a sign of appreciation for the chef. Not this country though…



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