Archive for January 26th 2013

Stan Musial’s funeral took place today. The eulogy was given by Bob Costas, who Musial had specifically asked to speak. He started out with one of the better Yogi Berra quotes you’ll ever hear: ”Always go to your friends’ funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours.” And the rest of it was excellent.

A fitting farewell for The Man:

Ladies and gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the live view of the Decorah Iowa Eagles. I would strongly suggest you bookmark this page.

I followed these eagles last year here at this site, watched them build a nest, lay three eggs, and watched in amazement as the eggs hatched, the babies grow, and finally fly away.

This is a great family project. If you have the interest, please save this page and come back often. The eagles are just about to build their nest for this spring.

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imagesCAHVX13EThe Dallas Cowboys are prepared to hire former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley as Dallas’ new wide receivers coach, sources told  ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Dooley was fired in November after posting a disappointing 15-21 record over his three-year tenure with the Vols. His three straight losing seasons were the longest such stretch of futility for the storied program.

Dooley will take over in Dallas for Jimmy Robinson, who was not seen with the rest of the Cowboys staff this week while they evaluated players at the Senior Bowl.

Robinson has been Dallas’ assistant head coach/wide receivers since 2011, joining the team from Green Bay after the Packers won Super Bowl XLV.

Robinson has helped develop Dez Bryant, now the Cowboys’ top receiver. A source told ESPNDallas.com’s Todd Archer that Robinson could move into a consultant role with the team after a 23-year run as an assistant coach with six teams.

Dooley was Miami‘s tight ends coach when Dallas head coach Jason Garrett coached the Dolphins’  quarterbacks under head coach Nick Saban in 2005-06.

The Cowboys’ receiving corps, lead by wide receivers Bryant and Miles Austin, and tight end Jason Witten, finished the season third in the NFL in yards (4,992) and yards per game (312.0) behind the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions.

I have some running around to do this afternoon, but before I go, I wanted to show you this awesome video.

As you watch it, just think about what it’s like to think outside of the box, to feel so free, there are no boundaries.

Thanks so much for reading the blog. Talk soon!

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Well ladies and germs, it’s officially Super Bowl Week and you know what that means? It means it’s time for some unforgetable, expensive commercial ads that will be played during the Super Bowl. At the price of a 30 second ad, you know these have got to be good right? Well, maybe.

Have a look at a few I was able to find:

Bud Light “Lucky Chair” 15-second Teaser

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From Bleacher Report:

Cyclist Lance Armstrong evidently isn’t done lying.

An interview with Oprah Winfrey was designed for the disgraced rider to come clean about his record of using performance-enhancing drugs. Instead, CBS News reports that Armstrong in fact weaved another web of lies.

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We talked about this when the owners voted to ban the move at the owners meeting a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s official: the fake to third, throw to first move is a balk.

Tyler Kepner has a story on it at the New York Times with a lot of good quotes and anecdotes. Mostly centered around the idea that the play never worked anyway. Except for when it did.  Sometimes way better than you think.

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And you thought we here at LewPBlog.com grew up in the stone age?

Well, maybe we did…but that doesn’t mean you can’t hook up to this here blog on your favorite mobile device!

We are now MOBILE!

You can pick us up on your iPhone, Android, or whatever device you have to connect to these here internets!

The good folks here at WordPress have developed a program that can tell what kind of device you are accessing us with, and BOOM, can put this blog on your device!

So go ahead, access us on your cool iPad…or phone, we got you covered. And thanks for reading the blog!!

 

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