Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oct 31

Stewart Mandel scares ISU fans for Halloween

AAAAAAHHHHHH! I’ll say the same thing I said a few weeks ago: Somebody is going to hire Iowa State’s Paul Rhoads and look very smart for doing it. Why not Auburn, where Rhoads worked for one (albeit disastrous) season as defensive … Continue reading

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Oct 31

A longstanding error corrected

A decade ago, when I was making a new map for Wapsie Valley for a directions booklet, I erred in the directions from Traer. I wrote “US 20 W” instead of “E”. While a minor thing, I feel it’s only … Continue reading

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Oct 30

Dateline check

KCRG has the lead wrong but the writeup right: TAMA, Iowa – Jacob Wrage completed 13 of 19 passes for 240 yards and four touchdowns as the Redhawks moved on to the A quarterfinals with a win at Traer. (Mostly unrelated … Continue reading

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Oct 29

The impossible dream

They are the yin and yang of college football. One is in the top 10 of BCS teams for all-time wins, the other in the bottom 10 for all-time losses. From before the Great Depression until the mid-1990s, they played … Continue reading

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Oct 26

How many needed for SEC membership?

Iowa’s third standalone Chick-Fil-A opened Thursday and a fourth will open next week.

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Oct 26

At least we agree on what ISU’s offense is like

On Tuesday*, I decided Saturday’s game was best described as the Stoppable Force (ISU’s offense) vs. the Movable Object (Baylor’s defense). A Baylor blogger thought along the same lines for a game preview, but called Baylor’s D “Immobile” instead of “Movable”. … Continue reading

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Oct 25

A marker, of sorts, in the 2012 campaign

Tonight I saw the first political TV ads related to a state-level race. Both were for the state Senate district that includes Marshall and Tama counties. Both were negative. The move is an interesting one. Depending on how you look … Continue reading

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Oct 25

Coverage of NT’s playoff victory

From KWWL and the Times-Republican. North Tama is now 3-0 all-time against Turkey Valley, the other two wins coming in the late ’90s.

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Oct 25

For your 3 AM Old Navy needs

Tanger Outlet at the Williamsburg exit will be open from 10 PM Thanksgiving to 9 PM Friday. That’s 23 solid hours of shopping potential. The Iowa-Nebraska game starts at 11 AM that Friday, so maybe the late (early?) hours will … Continue reading

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Oct 25

Google Street View goes to the Grand Canyon

So Google can go through a national park on foot but has yet to cover anything in Tama County beyond signed highways. (And there are state highways in southeast Missouri that haven’t been covered yet either!)

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