CN From Dallas: Diary - Day Two

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Wednesday March 8, 10:48 am. – Prepping for the day

-          Last night was a blast. We decided against going to the Mavs game which was a good call for our pocketbooks. Instead we went out on the town of Dallas and saw the sights which were very cool. We went to one of those bars where the waiters cuss at you and the only way to get good service is to go right back at them. Then we came back and hung out with other media members until about 2 am. This was a blast. It's cool getting to hang with those guys and not be at a game.

-          I just got ready to head to the women's game which will start off my very long but fun day. It doesn't matter if the women win or not, they have a lot to be proud of. They are an extremely young team that is passionate about what they do. They are led by a coach who might be the most popular person in all of Iowa State athletics and Lyndsey Medders has all of the makings to be a superstar. It's a great team to watch and they deserve everyone's support.  From there I will then be going to the men's basketball practice at 4 pm. The big storyline today will be if Tasheed Carr made the trip with the team or not. From talking to numerous members of the media last night, it doesn't sound like he did. I'll keep you all at CN posted. Until then Go Clones!

 

Wednesday March 8, 5:24 pm. – Done with practice

-          I just got done attending the men's basketball practice here at American Airlines Arena. This place is absolutely enormous. What an experience this has been. Practice was a lot of fun to watch. A couple of other local journalists and me had a chance to talk to Wayne Morgan off the record for about 10 minutes during practice. What a great guy. He is a really funny dude to sit and talk to when you aren't talking basketball. Anyways the practice was a pretty laid back shoot around. The players seemed to be in good spirits.

-          The one thing I'm psyched up about tomorrow is going to Bobby Knight's press conference after the 11:30 game. For those of you who don't know, I am pretty much obsessed with Bobby Knight. I love everything about the man and just being in the same town as him is an honor for me.

 

Thursday March 8, 2:05 am. – Home from a night on the town

-          First off I saw Mugsy Bogues AGAIN in the lobby of our hotel. I swear the little dude is stalking me. Wow, I now know what it's like to live in Texas. Ok here's what happened, I have a cousin who lives in Dallas. She's 25 and her name is Krysten so she came up and picked up myself, Brent Blum and Dave Sprau, the sports director for 1430 KASI. She wanted to show us what Dallas was really about so she took us out to a cowboy bar. First of all let me tell you all this, there are a lot of beautiful cowgirls in Dallas. They aren't necessarily the classiest broads, but they get the job done if you know what I mean. We had a lot of interesting experiences tonight. This one girl was riding the mechanical bull and her jubblies were seriously popping out of her shirt. She didn't care though; I mean she probably paid thousands of dollars for them anyways. There was this big time local honky tonk band playing the entire night. I'm not going to lie, I enjoy country music. Afterwards we were outside waiting for our car and this lady was extremely angry and swearing at the police. She was upset because supposedly she was going to the rest room and in her words a "Mexican" guy walked in on her in the restroom. She then proceeded to get kicked out of the place. So what does she do? She sees the little farm boys from Iowa and scares the living crap out of us. She was trying to get us to let her use our cell phones. So this lady is seriously on the verge of being arrested, and decides to bring us into it. The cops are watching us closely now and she won't stop swearing. At this point and time I think I saw a tear come out of Blum's eyes. It was a frightening yet memorable experience. The one thing I now know for sure is that George Strait seriously is a god in Texas. I'm off to bed. I have to be on 1430 KASI's morning talk show tomorrow at seven am.


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