MURPHY’S LAW: CyHawk Bias, Manning Angst, Gusto Pizza

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Interesting dynamic Wednesday night as some Hawkeye fans started hammering us, and other local media, for our Cyclone bias. Generally, it’s a more frequent accusation from Cyclone fans, and some who actually work at Iowa State, that the central Iowa media leans toward Iowa City too much. The reality: we go where the bigger story is. Cyclone basketball is the biggest sports story in the state right now…

Chris Hassel is with the Cyclones in Kansas City. Zach Borg is covering boys state basketball. I’m anchoring, and for those who forget, Andy Fales works in news every night but Sunday. We’re still covering the Hawkeyes in Indianapolis, but this is not a year we sent a news reporter to one of the locations to cover three things at once. We used to have years like that, and I think one could come again as soon as 2013…

Illinois has won just one basketball game since January. Against Iowa ten days ago…

Texas needs a win to keep its NCAA tourney hopes alive, but Iowa State will have a virtual home court advantage. Which will matter more? We’ll know right away…

Hard to believe the Colts cut Peyton Manning. It was the right thing to do under the circumstances. Colts need to rebuild. They have the #1 pick for Andrew Luck. And it makes no sense to pay a 35 year old man coming off four neck surgeries a $28 million bonus, but it’s still hard to fathom…

Manning showed pure class at the news conference. Owner Jim Irsay said the word “um” more than a nervous teenage girl, but you could see how hard it was for Irsay to divorce Manning. No one will wear #18 for the Colts again. No one should…

In the Gusto Prizza bracket, the “Andy Fales” beat the “Keith Murphy” Wednesday. I thought my chili pizza had a shot, but even with hot sauce, sour cream, and Fritos on top, Andy won the vote…

 
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