Thursday, June 30, 2016


Posted June 29, 2016in Locker Room

Polo on the Green

Let’s be honest here. Polo is a word that — at least in the prevailing sporting circles in the U.S. — summons thoughts of a Ralph Lauren line of clothing more than it does an actual sport. That’s just the way it is. We are not a country of polo-ites.

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Posted June 22, 2016in Locker Room

Get up, get out

Ah, the beautiful days of July. Temperatures so high that chickens are laying fried eggs and squirrels are fanning their…walnuts. But unless you’re between the ages of 0 and 8 and blissfully unaware of, well, everything, being outside and soaking in every ray of the skin-leathering sun is not, and

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Posted June 15, 2016in Locker Room

Let’s get ready to rumble

  Nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like a pack of 700-horsepower stock cars barreling around a racetrack at 150 mph, the thunder of their collective engines moving innards and eardrums alike. Such will be the case June 18-19 at Iowa Speedway when NASCAR once again comes to the self-proclaimed “fastest

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Posted June 08, 2016in Locker Room

Gable’s way

  You don’t have to be a Frank Sinatra fan to know what Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, a movie and a tub of popcorn, and a pencil and an eraser have in common. That’s right: Like love and marriage, you can’t have one without the other. And here in

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Posted June 01, 2016in Locker Room

A plane and simple pull

A question for the men out there: Are you single, lonely and in need of some attention from the ladies? Are you tired of scouring Craigslist to find your “soul mate,” that person you exchange emails with, agree to meet on the corner of Fifth and Douglas by the Greyhound

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Posted May 25, 2016in Locker Room

The choice is yours: 18 or 18

As Americans, we love choices. Whether it’s in the buffet line, on the couch clicking through channels on a lazy Sunday afternoon or picking out that perfect pair of slacks for the golf tournament, we want optionas, and plenty of them. The Friends of Des Moines Parks Board understands that

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Posted May 18, 2016in Locker Room

Kickin it, Aussie-style

  There was once a time when ESPN consisted of a singular channel — ESPN. Go figure. There was no ESPN II, ESPN III or ESPN Classic. It was just ESPN in all of its youthful glory. Every day of the week, you could set your clock on Chris Berman

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Posted May 11, 2016in Locker Room

Pure, raw muscle

  Do you want washboard abs, powerful quads and a beautiful, muscle-defined back? Join the club. Who wouldn’t want to be bronzed, ripped and proudly packing a six-pack stomach and biceps that look like softballs? The thing is, though, most people are fickle about putting in the legwork to get

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Posted May 04, 2016in Locker Room

Get your kicks on the course

  You’ve just shanked your 3-iron approach shot to the green, a wicked slice that sails two fairways right of where you should be. After picking up your club, which you boomeranged 40 yards through the air in disgust, you now commence the walk of shame and make your way

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Posted April 27, 2016in Locker Room

And they’re off!

  If you want to have fun at Prairie Meadows watching horse racing, just remember this: “Prairie Meadows, third race, $2 to win, on No. 5.” That’s it. Sit back, soak in the action, and win. Well, almost. Whether you’re a long-time fan of horse racing or a newbie, who

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