MURPHY’S LAW: Jim Carrey, Cyclone Bowl, Save Floppy

Posted on: 1:03 am, July 19, 2013, by

No team in Iowa high school baseball history got over a loss faster than the Pella Dutch. The proof, as well as the final score vs Fairfield, is in the photo.

carreyI talked to two of the guys on the bus. Carrey’s line before the photo was snapped, “Who are the f—ing winners now!? One of the kids joked that’s the first time he had ever heard profanity.They told me they smiled and quoted Jim Carrey movie lines all the way back to Pella. …

When I just went into our website photo archive to grab the above picture, I found this one of Erin. I have no idea how it came about, or what it means, but I love that ‘stache.

Erin_moustacheI may grow one like that in November. Er, Movember. …

The Cubs may get better sooner if a team desperate to win is willing to overpay for Matt Garza. He’s on such a roll, it could happen. …

Decent crowd for USA vs Cuba at Principal Park Thursday night (4,789 paid). More fans would have been nice, but in fairness, it’s hotter than fish grease. …

First thing I think when a player defects is how I sometimes take freedom in the United States for granted. I shouldn’t. …

Sharknado re-ran on Syfy. I recorded it. Doubt I make it to the end. Something tells me the name is the most entertaining part of this movie. …

Johnny Manziel needs to meet his responsibilities, and make better decisions. But the media’s breathless coverage of whether Manziel overslept at Manning Camp because he was hungover is just embarrassing. …

The John Deere Classic had a great opening round in the Open Championship. Zach Johnson leads, 19 year old JDC champ Jordan Spieth is tied with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for ninth. …

Talk about denial not just being a river in Egypt. NFL replacement ref Lance Easley insists, in his new book, that he got the call right when he signaled “touchdown” in the Seahawks-Packers Fail Mary. Uh, no, you didn’t. …

Iowa State football student season tickets are already sold out. ISU has played 13 straight home games with crowds of 50,000+. Time to bowl in the south end zone. With new Big 12 TV money, it should happen. …

The Big Ten Network makes a smart move adding former Hawkeye quarterback Paul Burmeister for play–by-play. He’s good. Burmeister will open the season by calling Iowa vs Northern Illinois. The hot tub time machine shows me some fans think Burmeister was obviously pro-Iowa. The others says he’s anti-Hawkeye. He’ll keep it in the middle. …

As previously stated, it’s so cool that Jimmy Fallon gives Des Moines an exclusive shout-out each night. Fallon took it to a new level Wednesday when he and Catherine Zeta Jones joined the “Save Floppy” movement. …