Personal Pieces

My takes on current events in the world of sports, paying homage to sports history and taking on the greatest debates in the world of sports


The Games That Shaped Me VII: The Game of a Lifetime

The Games That Shaped Me VI: A Heartbreak to Remember

The Games That Shaped Me V: Cy-Hawk Sentiment

The Games That Shaped Me IV: My Rivalry

The Games That Shaped Me III: Heartbreak spells “North Tama”

The Games That Shaped Me II: A Sequel in White

The Games That Shaped Me: Chilly Beginnings

OPINION: It’s time to hold programs accountable for harboring hostile atmospheres against women

2020 Iowa Basketball: An ending a special team didn’t deserve

COLUMN: My view of how the sports world stopped from Coronavirus

Bittersweet Symphony: The loss of a world icon and the cementing of a local icon

All-Decade Team: The best players of the Division I Iowa programs in the 2010’s.

Coaches vs. Parents: A view from the outside and inside

COLUMN: I never knew Hayden Fry, but I knew him all my life

Hayden Fry (1929-2019): Ahead of his time on and off the field

It’s time to enjoy Iowa basketball, not dismiss it

Lifted Up: How Iowa Athletics Comforted Me in My Times of Need

Iowa High School Football: Win-Loss records for programs since 1997

Open Air: How two former Iowa assistants revolutionized football in the Big 12 conference

Big Ten Preview: Now-healthy Sparty looks to re-enter conference title talk

Big Ten Preview: Close endings focus Hawkeyes heading into 2019

Big Ten Preview: Terrapins look to distance themselves from Durkin regime

Big Ten Preview: Badgers look to rebound from disappointing 2018

Big Ten Preview: Meyer’s departure gives a fresh new Day in Columbus

Big Ten Preview: Silence is Bliss for Reigning West Champs

Big Ten Preview: Huskers look to make strides in Frost’s second year

Big Ten Preview: New look Wolverines still have one obstacle to conquer

Loyalty in High School Coaching: A Lost Concept

Iowa High School Football Programs Win/Loss Record by Conference

An Everlasting Presence

How does Iowa put so many players in the NFL?

Profound Impact: Two Iowa superstars that meant more than the game to me

How the Tom Izzo-Aaron Henry incident is the pinnacle of soft America

Growing Avalanche: How the suspension of Gary Dolphin adds to the mishaps of the Iowa athletic department

Iowa Fans: You’re Better Than This

The Man they call “Elvis”…Hawkeye Elvis

CMS40: A perspective from someone who never saw him play

Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback to ever play the game: Get Over It

Why Urban Meyer should never be hired again

Cheez-It Bowl: What did I just watch

Baker Mayfield-Hue Jackson Controversy

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