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This is the first podcast I’ve listened to because I read faster than I can listen. But Dakich is an interesting interview. On the Iowa and Big Ten blogs I’m always reading elevated, snarky criticism of Dakich but I’ve never gotten it. I often watch Big Ten games not involving Iowa just to listen to [...]
“When I tell you it’s a game, you tell me it’s a business. When I tell you it’s a business, you tell me it’s a game.” — Peter Gent, summarizing (and predicting) the last 40 years of televised sports. I’m amused that one commentator here thinks that it’s inappropriate for Hlas to air the dirty [...]
He’s cut like an NFL guy already.
Also, isn’t Angerer really 5’10/11″? If this guy is squatting 600, his vertical must be DB-like. Which causes me to speculate on what he would do at strong safety. Remember, Norm tried to move Shonn Greene back there.
Perhaps it’s the fact that McCaffery’s brother is a sportswriter, and he understands the job (a sportswriter’s job) better than most coaches. But he’s an awfully thoughtful interview, I think, and Scott’s questions invoke interesting reflections from a thoughtful coach.
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I would really appreciate it if there were one place on the Gazette site where politics, and its actors, do not intrude. Iowa basketball is not more important than the country.
Northwestern is not a gimme, and I attended school K-12 in IC without a single temperature-related cancellation. I do recall once or twice, when we were ice skating on the streets, getting a day off. KIDS TODAY! Regarding NW, Fran got way outcoached Wednesday night. Collins has captured the imagination of his team, and I [...]
They’re pushing too hard. Seriously, I grew up in Iowa City, and my reaction is … they’re pushing way too hard. The only reason I attended a home game this past season was to take my elderly father. It’s embarrassing when they do the burrito bump thing, or whatever it is called when you’re supposed [...]
Iowa needs to have a big game down low against Michigan, on offense, and a big game defensively on the perimeter. It will be interesting to see how Woodbury responds, and if Olaseni is scheduled for more minutes. Michigan’s average RPI loss is 35; Iowa’s is 6. (This is a major influence on Iowa’s #4 [...]
The RPI average of the three teams Iowa lost to is … 6. Now, each of those games was winnable. Arguably, Iowa self-sabotaged in each. This is the argument for Iowa as a potential league champ and impact player in the NCAAs. But we really don’t know if this team is getting better as the [...]
Al McGuire used to say that a key to any championship team was having a 1 who could go coast-to-coast, because in his opinion, once the games tighten, he’ll have to.
Thus one of the key plays in this game, for me, was Gesell going coast-to-coast against a very, very quick backcourt. Good stuff.
Iowa is #4 this morning in the two quantitative rankings, Pomeroy and Sagarin. I thought Petino showed a very impressive demeanor and had a good game plan, in attacking White and Marble. We were turning it over early and that fed their confidence. They had a 5’8″ guard stuff White underneath. Then the roof caved [...]
One win is not a trend.
This is a fun club, but the final four stuff is amusing. Pundits need daily fodder, we were the fodder of the week last week. It’s encouraging that the athletes are unimpressed (apparently) with their celebrity, but one notes that tOSU was undefeated 10 days ago.
Joe Winn FTW!
Nobody keeps any job with attrition on the scale of TL’s. While the objectives of a team that scores in the 30′s, in this century, are obviously obscure, it was the joyless, numb quality of his teams that one remembers. And was his son good enough to play for a D-III team? What was he [...]
Thanks, Marc. Something that can’t be measured is how good this defense would have finished had the offense not been in the bottom decile of BCS offenses. These guys were heroic in several games, running on fumes late, because the O just couldn’t stay on the field. An ineffective offense presents opportunity costs for an [...]
Mangino, by many press reports, has benefited from a period of reflection and relative anonymity. According to them he has lost a lot of weight, reoriented his priorities, and become a happier dude. I guess we’ll see, because he’ll be put to the test working in Ames for Rhoads.
I don’t know if I agree with some of his subjective inputs (he’s clearly valuing Iowa like a manufacturer with a natural near-monopoly), but if there ever were an argument to be made to pay Ferentz & Co. (they’d better give Phil Parker a big raise, pronto), it is this. That’s because the difference between [...]
The last quote is the money quote, and it describes a man who is not taking responsibility for his own behavior and what the psychologists call his obligation to “self-regulate.” People who do not self-regulate self-handicap. They also rationalize terrible behavior in part by wondering why other people don’t save them from themselves, or by [...]
Pic #1: should be fodder for a caption contest. That’s a classic KF smirk.
Brian: “Canzeri is going to wax these guys.”
KF: “Have you seen Mr. Anthony Johnson’s thighs? That guy doesn’t do squats; he pushes the entire weight room down.”
Miles’ public presence and general good cheer are endearing. I hope he goes home to Michigan after the Brady Hoke show concludes. Meanwhile, if someone told me Mr. Anthony Johnson, pictured above, was a 31 year-old Pro Bowl tackle for the Saints, I would say, “Duh.” My point is that the measurables for LSU are [...]
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