MURPHY’S LAW: NBC Fail, 3-peat, Cubs Win

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By Chris Hassel

Twitter is abuzz with complaints about NBC’s refusal to show live Olympic events on Saturday afternoon. The first showdown between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, in the pool, wasn’t televised live at 2pm. Instead, it will be aired on tape-delay in primetime. By that time, everyone will know that Lochte won gold, and Phelps failed to medal. I have no idea what NBC’s reasoning could be, but whatever it is, it won’t be good enough. There’s no excuse. It’s 2012. The only people who don’t know the outcome of that race are 87-year-old KCCI viewers. And they will be watching Matlock on Lifetime, tonight, anyway. 

Looking forward to checking out the “soft” opening of Exile Brewing Co. in downtown Des Moines, tonight. I have no idea what a “soft” opening is, and I don’t care — as long as they serve beer. 

Martensdale-St. Mary’s came up one win short of tying the national record for consecutive wins. But the Blue Devils weren’t going to come up one win shy of their third straight 1A championship — at least not with JD Nielsen on the hill. The MSTM senior pitched a no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over top-ranked Mason City Newman. Martensdale’s slogan all year has been, “All we see is 3”. I’ve already copyright next year’s slogan, “Back 4 Four”, so I can make some money off of all the t-shirts they’re going to sell. 

No matter your political beliefs, everyone should be sickened by this billboard in Idaho. 

In this day-in-age of “what have you done for me lately”, the Cubs have bragging rights over the Cardinals. Yes, the Cards have won 11 world series titles since Chicago’s last championship. Yes, the Red Birds are about 20 games in front of the Cubs this season. Yes, St. Louis had won 5 straight against the north-siders. But the Cubs won today! And that’s all that matters. *sticking tongue out*