Friday, June 22, 2007
Lickliter Has Offered Both 2009 Studs from Minnesota
Rodney Williams just recently received his offer. 6'6" PF, 185 lb. Probably the second or third best player in the state.
Royce White received his earlier in the month. 6'7" PF, 190 lb. Probably the best player in the state in his class.
However, Tubby has been all over these two since day one and both kids really like him.
He also mentioned Mike Broghammer as another possible recruit, but couldn't get confirmation of an offer.
40 Year Old Coach Marries 16 Year Old Athlete
File this baby under "WTF?!"
Are you kidding me? First off the chick's name is Windy. Yes, Windy. Nice job, parents. Secondly, the parents now say her life is over... I don't know what is worse, her parents signing the consent form or publically proclaim her life to be over. Wow. I am not normally one to put the blame on the parents when it comes to problems with kids, but this one screams out "bad parenting." Ugh. Good luck to the newlyweds, I'm sure the quarter of century in age difference will give them to talk about; that, or the fact that he could have a daughter her age. VMI Basketball couldn't be happier you chose to wear that shirt for the picture, Brenton.
ABC NEWS Article
Local Carolina News Article (WCNC, NBC Affiliate)
Video Interview with the Mother
I particularly like the article from The State Port Pilot, the newspaper's slogan is, "A Good Newspaper in a Good Community." Nice...
Thursday, June 21, 2007
New Iowa Recruit Basically Says the Hawkeyes Are Better than the Cyclones
Hawk Central Article
“It was a tough choice to make because at Iowa State, I have a close friend there, (quarterback) Phillip Bates, and I talk to him on the phone a lot,” Prater said. “But Iowa, their coaching staff, their record against Iowa State in football and basketball games and wrestling matches and their schedule and all that, that pretty much drew me in.'
“I kept on bringing up the good factors for Iowa and the good factors for Iowa State and I tried to balance them out because Iowa State has a new coaching staff and all that and Iowa won the match-up last year.”
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Amazon.com Apparently Employs Elementary Students
Wow... that was deep.
Listen, I like Amazon, but when did they start hiring 6 year olds to help explain their business processes? You might want to rethink that approach, Amazon.
Monday, June 18, 2007
My Favorite 30 Albums of All-Time
Artists appear only once in the list. My Top 30 albums, along with my favorite tune on the album. In no particular order, except Guster is easily the best of all albums and groups. I reserve the right to change this list at any time… because I know I’ll think of replacements and omissions. Sure, The Beatles rock... so does KISS, but they just did not make my list.
Guster – Lost and Gone Forever – Happier
Pearl Jam – Ten – Black
Green Day – American Idiot – Jesus of Suburbia
System of a Down – Mezmerize – B.Y.O.B.
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV – Black Dog
Dave Matthews Band – Live in
Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth – Every Day Is Exactly the Same
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness – Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Under the Bridge
Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
Sublime – Sublime – Caress Me Down
Live – Lightning Crashes – I Alone
Ozzy Osbourne – The Ozzman Cometh – No More Tears
Radiohead – OK Computer – Paranoid Android
Rolling Stones – 40 Licks - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Michael Jackson – Thriller – Billie Jean
Staind – Break the Cycle - Outside
Garth Brooks – In Pieces – One Night a Day
Nirvana – Nevermind - Lithium
Damien Rice – O – The Blower’s Daughter
Oasis – (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - Don’t Look Back in Anger
Cake – Fashion Nugget – Sad Songs and Waltzes
Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape – Monkey Wrench
Blue Traveler – Four - Hook
The Offspring – Smash – Come Out and Play
Soundgarden – Down on the Upside – Blow Up the Outside World
Bon Jovi – Crossroad – I’ll Be There For You
Silverchair – Frogstomp – Tomorrow
No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom – Tragic Kingdom
Thursday, June 14, 2007
2007 Prime Time League (PTL) Draft Complete
Here are the 2007 rosters, courtesy of the Gazette:
MCCURRYS/GATENS REAL ESTATE
Tony Freeman, Iowa; Matt Gatens, Iowa City High; Matt Schneiderman, ex-Northern Iowa; Dallas Hodges, Wayne St.; Brennan Swayzer, ex-Kirkwood; Kaylon Williams, C.R. Kennedy; Brian Haak, Northern Iowa; Josh Molstead, Northern Iowa; Jamey Meyer, St. Ambrose; Riley Larson, Cornell; Bryant Kucera, Kirkwood.
DELI MART/IOWA CITY READY MIX
Eric Coleman, Northern Iowa; Lucas O'Rear, Northern Iowa; J.R. Angle, Iowa; Jake Kelly, Iowa; Mike Walker, Southern Methodist; Eric Johnson, Wayne St.; Joe Gentile, ex-W.D.M. Valley; Travis Rhone, Wayne St. (football); Jay Williams, ex-Kirkwood; Eric Washpun, Iowa City High.
IMPRNTD SPORTWEAR/GOODFELLOW PRINTING
Jarryd Cole, Iowa; Kevin Sams, ex-Drake; Seth Gorney, Iowa; Duez Henderson, ex-Iowa; Dell Mims, SECC; Steven Clayton, ex-DMACC; Rodney Jackson, Mt. Mercy; Ray Vasser, ex-Kirkwood; Van Williams, ex-Kirkwood; Butch Wright, ex-Chicago DuSavile H.S.; Clark Anderson, ex-Linn-Mar.
Jordan Eglseder, Northern Iowa; Jeff Peterson, Iowa; Adam Koch, Northern Iowa; Jared Josten, Northern Iowa; Kyle Schlaack, ex-Winona St.; Danny Bohall, Iowa; John Lickliter, Franklin Central High; Jeff Horner, ex-Iowa; Jordan Stoermer, Iowa City West; Brad Axdahl, ex-Coe.
Aliou Keita, ex-Drake; Cyrus Tate, Iowa; John Little, ex-Northern Iowa; Matt Burks, ex-IUPUI; Andrew Naeve, ex-Cornell U.; Roberto Mafra, SECC; Drew Lundberg, Northern Iowa; Jon Montgomery, Northern Iowa; Chris Aasland, ex-Mankato St.; Nick Larson, ex-Upper Iowa; Jacey Heuer, Wartburg.
David Palmer, Iowa; Brooks McKowen, ex-Northern Iowa; Dain Swetalla, Augustana (Ill.); Jason Price, ex-Iowa; Adam Viet, Northern Iowa; Kerwin Dunham, Northern Iowa; Don Stokes, ex-Chicago DuSavile High; Kevin Andrews, SW Minnesota St.; Marques Brathwaite, ex-Mt Mercy; Josh Oglesby, C.R. Washington.
DAN WIESE MARKETING RESEARCH/L.L. PELLING
Kurt Looby, Iowa; Justin Johnson, Iowa; Marcus Leloux, ex-Northwestern College; Kwadzo Ahelegbe, Northern Iowa; Carlton Reed, Northern Iowa; Nathan Vanhofwegen, ex-Hope; Tony Wilcox, ex-European Pro; Joe Green, Northern Iowa; Reed McManigal, ex-Mason City; Brett Putz, ex-Forest City; Scott Sturm,
PRIME INVESTMENTS/LUCKY PAWZ
Grant Stout, ex-Northern Iowa; Darryl Moore, ex-Iowa; Travis Brown, Northern Iowa; Brad Joens, ex-Wayne St.; Brent Barz, Northern Iowa; Luis Garcia, SECC; Tyson Colvin, ex-Upper Iowa; Ali Farokhmanesh, Kirkwood; Robbie Lehman, Simpson; Matt Morrison, Solon.
Where the Hawks went (at least by my count):
Tony Freeman - 1st overall pick
Jarryd Cole - 3rd overall pick
David Palmer - 6th overall pick
Kurt Looby - 7th overall pick
Justin Johnson - 10th overall pick
Cyrus Tate - 12th overall pick
Jeff Peterson - 13th overall pick
Matt Gatens - 16th overall pick (only playing 4 games)
JR Angle - 18th overall pick
Seth Gorney - 19th overall pick
Jake Kelly - 31st overall pick
Dan Bohall - 45th overall pick
Interesting Notes: Freeman went 6th last year, Tate was the 8th overall last year, Palmer was 7th last year. Freeman and Palmer move up, Tate moves down. Horner was drafted late because he will only be able to play 3 games this summer.
Tony Freeman - the #1 pick overall
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