Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mar 29

On women’s basketball

I don’t have time to go into the column, but here is a piece that is worth reading. Also, it has a picture of Anna Prins and Chelsea Poppens losing horribly fighting valiantly against Baylor.

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Mar 29

License Plate Tracker — AQV, ASH, AWY

We’re using V’s again! Also, it would appear we’re getting close to the end of the A’s. I hadn’t been out much so I hadn’t seen much in the way of new character sets.

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Mar 28

‘Iowa State fans are some of the most tortured in college basketball’

This from an Ohio State walk-on/graduate/fan. In their last five tournament appearances, the Cyclones have lost to three national champions, a 15-seed, and a team that needed a buzzer-beater from a 30 percent 3-point shooter. Plus, at this point it’s … Continue reading

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Mar 27

Golden Gate Bridge electronic tolls

I had a book called Facts-ination that led off with stories about toll-takers on the Golden Gate Bridge. If you couldn’t afford the toll, they would be willing to take other items — even a Christmas tree — and would … Continue reading

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Mar 26

False hope is worse than death (WBB edition)

March 17, 2012: Aplington-Parkersburg’s Chelsea Poppens, center, has been a core member of the ISU women’s basketball team. She will be missed.  The basketball gods have come up with a new way to taunt Iowa State: Plunge into a deep deficit … Continue reading

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Mar 25

Grand Avenue bridge closed

What’s the highway significance of this closure? Grand Avenue was part of Iowa’s first numbered route system and remained that way until I-35 opened in 1958 (save for the winter of 1931-32). The bridge being replaced carried US 32 and … Continue reading

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Mar 24

False hope is worse than death.

Ohio State 78, Iowa State 75. ISU had a 13-point comeback and played the entire second half without Chris Babb. Register link. Gazette link. I know games like this don’t happen just to Iowa State, but they always happen to Iowa … Continue reading

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Mar 23

ISU, Kansas women advance

The Iowa State women won their road game at Gonzaga despite committing 21 turnovers. The next game will be against Georgia, which clubbed the Cyclones by 20 in the second round in Minneapolis in 2007. Two years in a row, … Continue reading

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Mar 23

36-hour turnaround

After routing, stomping, dispatching, and drilling/pummeling Notre Dame 76-58 in the late game in Dayton, Iowa State will play Ohio State in the first game of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament action, at 11:15 CDT — about 36 hours after the first game ended. … Continue reading

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Mar 22

Need another reason to root for Iowa State?

If Notre Dame wins tonight, they would be the low seed against Ohio State, and would have to wear these. A vote for Cy is a vote against neon Zubaz. Tip-off for the FIRST ROUND game is 8:45 PM. (Emphasis … Continue reading

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