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Oct 21 2014
doublescribble:

KentuckyPopArt (Etsy / Facebook)

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KentuckyPopArt (Etsy / Facebook)

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Oct 20 2014

Basketball Is… Madness

Both Iowa and Iowa State are ranked in the preseason Top 25.

It’s good to see Iowa there again, even if it’s barely – at #25. Maybe they were there last year, but I kinda doubt it. I’m mentioning it this time because I think it could be an indication that the U of I is finally living down “The Curse of Dr. Tom”, which started in the late 90s, when the Hawkeyes dumped solid-program-building coach, Dr. Tom Davis, who got into the NCAA Tourney every year, in a fever of Final-Four-chasing hubris. They wanted to be North Carolina, or more likely, Indiana, since they hired Hoosier Hero Steve “Stevie Wonder” Alford to take the program where Dr. Tom could not. That turned out to be the NIT, if they were lucky…

I don’t know that much about the current coach, although he seems a little more scrappy than the court nobles Iowa kept importing from Indiana. That’s good, because we’re not Indiana, and why should we put on noble airs? Especially when we can’t…

Iowa State seemed to have embraced this more than Iowa. Maybe that’s because since they are the Ag school, they’re more Salt of the Earth. They brought back as coach enormously popular local boy and well-connected basketball guy, Fred Hoiberg, who played for the Cyclones and came from Ames. Not Indiana or Butler (for gawd’s sake…). He can tell any recruit’s parents and guardians that he loves Iowa State and he can get their kid into the NBA – and be honest about it.

North Carolina comes in at #6 in the poll, which gives me a title contender to love, and Dook is #3, which gives me a title contender to hate…

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stormingthefloor:

Walt Frazier

stormingthefloor:

Walt Frazier

(Source: just-action)

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Oct 17 2014

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officialwarriors:

The Warriors overcame a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beat the Nuggets 104-101 tonight in Des Moines, Iowa. James Michael McAdoo played the role of hero in this one, scoring 16 points in the fourth period and Harrison Barnes sealed the win with a late jumper to keep Dubs’ perfect run in the preseason intact. Watch highlights and access postgame interviews on warriors.com

officialwarriors:

The Warriors overcame a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter and beat the Nuggets 104-101 tonight in Des Moines, Iowa. James Michael McAdoo played the role of hero in this one, scoring 16 points in the fourth period and Harrison Barnes sealed the win with a late jumper to keep Dubs’ perfect run in the preseason intact. Watch highlights and access postgame interviews on warriors.com

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officialwarriors:

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes’ days in Ames, Iowa are the roots of his NBA career.

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Oct 16 2014

officialwarriors:

With the Warriors in Iowa, Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson play ‘From Des Moines, Not From Des Moines?’

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Oct 14 2014
fatshawnkemp:

Bobby Wilkerson 1981-82 Topps Card

fatshawnkemp:

Bobby Wilkerson 1981-82 Topps Card

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