It appears Joe Klatt and Gus Johnson have differing opinions than that of the great Iowa hater Colin Cowherd.
Cowherd likes to stir the pot and generates most of his reaction attacking passionate fans bases. So after his attack of Iowa last year and then his praise of CJ Beatherd and George Kittle this year, Klatt and Johnson stepped in:
“I hear Colin, I listen to Colin almost every day when I can,” Klatt said Tuesday morning at Big Ten Media Days. “In particular my ears perk up whenever he talks about college football, whichever team.
“But there’s always like this level of vitriol for Iowa that was saved for Iowa. I’m always like, ‘That’s so peculiar.’ I don’t understand. I know in the radio business that can be good radio, and if that’s what he believes then more power to him.”
“I know my colleague Colin Cowherd had a whole lot of stuff to say about Iowa, and I don’t agree with him,” Johnson said. “He’s not out there, he hasn’t worked locker rooms and [traveled] to Iowa City and spent time with the community. I’ve been calling Iowa basketball for a long time. I’ve called Iowa football. I just think Iowa is, to borrow a quote, it’s not heaven, it’s Iowa. There’s something about it that’s beautiful, peaceful and good and kind and the people that go there. Maybe it’s not Ohio State, maybe it’s not Alabama. But it has a great history with coach [Hayden] Fry and what he established there and coach [Kirk] Ferentz and what he’s continuing to establish as the longest-tenured coach, not only in the Big Ten, but college football.”
Great read from Lenny Shulman and BloodHorse.com on Maggie Moss recent first place finish in the recently completed spring/summer meet at Churchill Downs. This is Maggie’s fourth owner title.
“I’ve always been amazed that I’m in this business and am blessed to have done as well as I have,” she said. “I attribute my success to the karma of giving back with passion and heart. That’s why I’ve been so lucky.”
Saturday Tradition has a great article on Mike Daniels and the Iowa attitude.
“It’s one thing I tell everybody in the (Packers) locker room is that at Iowa, we don’t look like the prettiest, but we’re tougher than you, we probably work harder — I know we work harder than you and we’re more physical than you,” Daniels said. “So if you’re not ready to go, you’re gonna lose the game and you’re gonna be hurt after the game.”
During Tuesday night’s All Star Game MLB players, fans and umpires showed their support for those fighting cancer. Home plate umpire Joe West listed Des Moines native Tim McCelland, who is currently battling leukemia.
Best Wishes to Tim and his family.
Golf Digest has an interesting read on Phil Mickelson and his money plays – gambling, stocks, etc.
Mickelson and a group of partners are said to have put $20,000 down on a preseason bet on the 2001 Super Bowl winner and won a reported $560,000. He also supposedly won big by betting on the Arizona Diamondbacks to beat the New York Yankees in the 2001 World Series. But these successes, clearly, were only part of the story. According to people familiar with Walters’ practices, he allowed Mickelson to keep an account for sports bets with him; Walters operated, in effect, as a big-time bookie for Mickelson. For example, according to a sworn statement by Mickelson’s business manager, on Sept. 19, 2012, Mickelson paid Walters $1,950,000 to cover a debt “related to sports gambling.”