MURPHY’S LAW: PCC goes to Cochran, NBA fines a joke, Historic Barnstormers announcement

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By: John Sears

The Principal Charity Classic was a success.  Hats off to Wakonda Country Club, nothing but rave reviews from the fans and the players.  I was out at the tournament on Friday, very easy to get around, and fun for all involved.

Courtesy:  Des Moines Register
Courtesy: Des Moines Register

Russ Cochran is your 2013 PCC winner.  I didn’t know Russ Cochran until this week, now I know him.  Cochran shoots 67 on the final day to beat Jay Don Blake by 1 shot.

It was not a good week for Tiger Woods.  Tiger finished 65th at the Memorial.  Woods shot a 79 on Saturday which included a 44 on the front 9, his worst 9 hole score of his career.  It was an even worse week for Zach Johnson who finished 71st.  Johnson shot an 81 on Saturday.

Grant Hill retired from the NBA on Saturday.  19 years in the league.  Hill was a very good player, but take away the injuries and he could have been an all-time great.  People forget just how good he was at Duke and in the late 90’s.  I was 13 when Hill started his NBA career.

Lebron James was fined $5,000 for flopping against Indiana.  He makes $4,400 per MINUTE he plays in a game.  I think Lebron can afford it.  None the less.  STOP FLOPPING!!!  6’8″ 250 pounds, it’s embarrassing.

The US soccer team beat Germany on Sunday 4-3.  Unfortunately it was just a ‘friendly’ and doesn’t count for anything except bragging rights for a while.  Check out this horrendous play by the German goalie.  Not sure I’ve ever seen an own goal like it.

I really want US soccer to turn the corner and become a contender in the next World Cup.  I like watching US soccer in the World Cup.  On of the greatest sports moments I ever saw was Landon Donovan’s goal in the final seconds to beat Algeria.

The Barnstormers again found a way to lose Saturday night.  Iowa lost on the last play of the game to Tampa Bay 65-62.  The Barnstormers had just taken the lead with 20 seconds left but couldn’t stop the Storm.  Iowa falls to 4-7, in danger zone of missing the playoffs.

Speaking of the Barnstormers we’ve been told they have a ‘lay it on the line,’ ‘historic’ announcement on Monday.  It better be good.  Is Tebow coming to Des Moines?

Courtesy:  US Presswire
Courtesy: US Presswire


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