MURPHY’S LAW: Hawaiian Christmas, Hinson Rant, Tate Laughs

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Love what we’ve seen so far from Drake’s Ray Giacoletti. His Bulldogs are undermanned, but believe in their coach, and the Dogs fight. …

Iowa State is in Hawaii for a tournament the Cyclones should win. The championship is Christmas night. Hawaii sounds nice–expect on Christmas. …

ISU is the only division 1 school with undefeated men’s and women’s basketball teams. No one cuts down nets for that, but it’s cool. …

Love Barry Hinson saying what other coaches only think. He probably shouldn’t have singled any players out by name, but it sounded more amusing than scary. Judge for yourself.

In case of a blizzard in New Jersey, the Super Bowl could be moved up to Saturday (even better), or pushed back to Monday or Tuesday (America weeps). …

Dez Bryant, there is no good excuse for walking out on your teammates. None. …

Peyton Manning is amazing. But wouldn’t David Ortiz be a better choice for Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year? World Series MVP is one thing. Speech at Fenway after the Boston Marathon bombings another. …

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Michael Admire came back from the Iowa Energy game Thursday night and said, “I forgot how good those guys are.” He’s right. It’s a different level from college. Different game too. …

Just watched Rocky IV. Has the ending always been this cheesy? …

Grudge Match with Stallone and Deniro looks depressing. Do we need to see these two legends box at age 70? It’s either inspired or foolish. Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin can’t hurt. …

Bravo Tom Brands and Cael Sanderson. The Big Ten didn’t have the sense to make sure Iowa wrestled Penn State, but you two did. It will be BANANAS Saturday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. …

This photo of Hawkeye fan Gabriel Glynn (from video by channel 13’s Roger Riley) has been retweeted hundreds of times, and counting. Glynn is a good sport after losing a bet to his friend Mark Charter. …

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Drake football coach Rick Fox’s explanation for the no profanity policy: inefficient communication. …

When I asked Drew Tate his best memory at Iowa, he didn’t say the game-winning final play at the Capital One Bowl. Tate laughed for several seconds and said,”I can’t tell you on the radio.” He then went on to talk about how much the relationships with teammates and coaches meant, then and now. You can hear the interview here. Tate sounds happy. (It begins at 23:50) …

http://www.kxno.com/media/podcast-murph-andy-murphnandy/1216-second-hour-24097145/

My mom and dad just binge-watched Breaking Bad on Netflix. They got midway through season five, only to learn the final eight episodes aren’t available. Mom & dad need to know what happens to Walt & Jesse. Ideas? Please! …

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