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Posted August 13, 2014in Locker Room

The ups and downs of competition

In life there are ups and downs. A lucky few will travel around the world, perhaps see the Eiffel Tower, while others will simply go around the corner as they walk the dog. The same goes with sports. Some will make it to the professional level while others are destined

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Posted August 06, 2014in Locker Room

Cow chips, guns and rubber chickens

The oil is bubbling. The heat is rising. The kids are on leashes. That’s right, it’s time to brave the humidity and get out there for this year’s Iowa State Fair. It is no different out at fairgrounds this year as an array of contests and activities take over the

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Posted July 30, 2014in Locker Room

On a full stomach

Sometimes runners take extra care about what they eat and drink in the weeks and days leading up to a race. Maybe they’ll carbo-load, order extra servings of broccoli and beans or drink gallons of water. Then there are races that buck the traditional triathlon style for something a little

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Posted July 23, 2014in Locker Room

I believe I can fly

Do you know what pickup line works without fail? “I can fly.” Sure, Lois Lane might have feigned disinterest and even made the Man of Steel compete with his own alter ego, but she never said “No” to a night in the clouds. Hell, even Steve Trevor had to contain

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Posted July 16, 2014in Locker Room

Fur, feathers, humps and stripes

A day at the races means fun in the sun, checking out the equestrian athletes showing off their speed. As the horses get near the finish line, you can also feel the reverberation of the air and the ground in your chest. Now imagine substituting a striped ass, hunchback and

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Posted July 09, 2014in Locker Room

Need for speed

Racing events are packed with nerve-racking action and excitement. And there’s no place better to check it out than at “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet”: the Iowa Speedway. “We can affirm this because last year, Helio Castroneves blistered the Iowa Speedway track record with a lap of 185.687

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Posted July 02, 2014in Locker Room

Summer Beer Olympics

“I usually don’t have a burger, a brat, and a steak but…it is 4th of July. And I need the energy if I’m gonna start blowin’ crap up. It’s what the founding fathers would want.” —Jim Gaffigan A few beers to wash all that down makes for one hell of

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Posted June 25, 2014in Locker Room

Sun’s out. Buns out.

Despite what some believe, the rush after a nice workout is worth all the bitching and moaning it took to get you started. And after a spot of exercise, is there anything better than cracking open a cold one and dropping trou (short for trousers)? Simply put: No. But what

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Posted June 18, 2014in Locker Room

Shot in the dark

What do soccer and bowling have in common? Aside from being two sports that can’t get proper air time on ESPN, they require a fair amount of eye-hand coordination. Now imagine combining the two sports and removing vision from the mix. What’s left is Goalball, one of the most exciting

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Posted June 11, 2014in Locker Room

Boards down, bodies up

One might consider standup paddle boarding (SUP) a little out of its element here in Iowa — but then again we’re used to being pigeonholed. Just because Iowa lacks an ocean view doesn’t mean we’re without water. With 923 miles of designated water trails and an additional 892 miles currently

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