MURPHY’S LAW: Pierschbacher Flip, Cyclone Gear, Breaking Bad

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Iowa’s top football recruit, Ross Pierschbacher, flipped to Alabama. It’s not the end of the world. Recruits often don’t pan out. It’s not nothing either. Pierschbacher is from Cedar Falls, he grew up an Iowa fan, and many former Hawkeye offensive lineman play in the NFL. If Iowa were 8-4 instead of 4-8 this past season, I doubt Pierschbacher changes his mind. Regardless, I can’t blame a kid for wanting to chase championships at Alabama. …

I see more Cyclone gear everywhere I go. There are far more Hawkeye fans in Iowa, but the Cyclones are gaining ground. Not enough for Iowa to sweat, but enough for Clone fans to realize relative to history, these are good days. The latest sign: Iowa State just sold out all its football season tickets for the first time in history. Time to bowl in that south end zone. …

Joe Morgan says it’s time to put Pete Rose on the Hall of Fame ballot. Morgan’s right. And no one’s image has been boosted more by baseball’s performance enhancing drugs era than Rose’s. …

Great to see the Pirates and Royals making runs at the playoffs. …

Jason Dufner won the PGA Championship and tapped his wife on the butt while hugging her. Somehow this became a story. When a successful pro athlete makes news for showing his wife too much affection, it sure beats the alternative. …

My wife and I are sleep-deprived since starting season 1 of Breaking Bad. We’re now midway through season 3, and there’s no stopping us. Binge-viewing is a new phenomenon that’s not really healthy. …

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Iowa won the first game of its European Tour, blowing out the London Lions. Here’s head Hawk Fran McCaffery talking about the game, and the trip:

Former Valley Tiger (and Roosevelt Roughrider) Peter Jok seems really at home with the Hawks. 22 points vs London, and an escalator dance in Chicago featuring the worst assist of Mike Gesell’s life:

Soulja Boy? This is 2013, right? Love it anyway. …

I love the Iowa State Fair too. Don’t need to go every day, but wouldn’t want to miss it any given year. You see a little bit of everything, including suspenders that double as tape measures:

suspendersChannel 13’s Michael Admire leaves for Williamsport, Pennsylvania Wednesday. Michael will spend the week following the kids of Urbandale at the Little League World Series. There’s a watch-party at Overtime in Urbandale beginning Friday at 4:30 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m., but they’re doing some different things to raise money to offset travel costs for the players and their families. …

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What a dream come true for the 12-year old baseball-loving kids to play in that stadium. …

Email just dropped in. My wife says she watched another two Breaking Bads since I was home for dinner.  Jeesh. …



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