The Tapes: Aug. 5

Posted: August 5, 2011 by terryvandrovec in Uncategorized
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We’ll kick things off this week with a little shameless self promotion. How else is anybody going to get a foot hold in this fast-moving world?

The picture you see here is a screen shot from the Terry Vandrovec app for Android that was released this week. It contains feeds from this site, my work blog and Twitter. And it’s free. Hopefully, an iPhone version will be available within 10-14 days.

To be clear, in no way do you NEED this app. However, if you have a smartphone and some time to kill, this will ensure that our work is available at your fingertips. So check it out. Or not. Either way, we’ll keep trying new stuff. Let’s be honest – it’s mostly for our own amusement, anyway.

And now to The Tapes …

  • Reportedly, a Texas fan and an Oklahoma fan got in a knife fight inside at Applebee’s in San Antonio. Why? Because there was a 45-minute wait at T.G.I.Friday’s. As for the all important outcome, the Sooners fan wound up in critical condition, while the Longhorns booster was in stable condition. Stable, huh? Not so much.
  • Food Network Magazine released its list of the top 50 pizzas in America this week. Some pretty interesting items involved, including potato and crab rangoons. In this part of the world, A&B Pizza of Bismarck-Mandan took the title in North Dakota, Charlie’s Pizza House in Yankton was tops in South Dakota and Black Sheep Pizza of the Twin Cities won out in Minnesota.
    You know how people try and visit all 50 states or hit every major league park? Maybe trying all of these pies should become a part of the bucket list pantheon.
  • Here’s probably the most talked-about story of the week. The New Yorker piece on the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Amazing reporting, although there’s some talk in journalism circles about whether the writer should have revealed that he apparently didn’t actually talk to any of the SEALS involved.
  • ESPN racing writer Ed Hinton penned a tribute to his late wife, who died of cancer recently. Have tissues handy.
  • I’ll write more later in the day about my Thursday night trip to Dyckman court, where Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley squared off and Beasley squared off with a fan. But here’s Durant’s already legendary performance a few nights earlier at Rucker, when he scored 66 and drilled 3 after 3 in the final minute. A day later in another league, he only hit 2 of 12 3s and last night I saw him go oh for the night from deep, so he might have used them all up in Rucker.
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