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Cookies And Nipples

What a week it’s been in the world of sports.  Between Michael Vick being te world’s worst pet owner, Mark Cuban gunning to be the world’s worst baseball owner, the mob taking LeBron to the hoop and major league pitchers doctoring balls and beating up cops, there should be no shortage of topics to discuss.  Speaking of pitchers, wait until you hear Dutch’s take on Nolan Ryan.

We’ll also get an update on Brian’s first 2 weeks of baseball betting, another lightning round edition of his over/under picks AFC version, and more pearls of wisdom from Tommy Dutch.  Is it cool for a guy to have a cookie jar?

Email: Brian Mollica brian@notiowa.com and Tommy Dutch tom@notiowa.com Give us a call 206-203-Iowa


75 Responses to Cookies And Nipples

  1. Jesus – it’s getting crowded in here.

    Trainfan checking in from beautiful Algona IA. I will be out of here by noon on Thursday. But back a few more times over the next couple of months – so the Des Moines meet up sounds like a possibility.

    I’m trying to decide if I should head the 30 miles to the Rosewood Casino and Hotel and do a call in to the show from there – or stay at the “luxurious” hotel and jump on full tilt for a while.

    I’m not saying Carlton shouldn’t be in the HOF – only that Ryan should. Every post has referenced runs – so ERA is to a large extent the MOST accurate stat for the effectiveness of a pitcher and Ryan had a better career ERA and if the KO’s don’t get him in the Hall – what about the No – Hitters?

  2. Whit says:

    Richie don’t be throwing down the gauntlet or you’ll find your ass sat at rum jungle drinking round the world. My research tells me they have 105 different rums there!

  3. Whit says:

    I once took a long drive to Beaverville Indiana. Didn’t find any women, but got a great photo of me with the ‘your now entering beaverville’ sign

  4. Check out the photo of Algona, Iowa: http://tinyurl.com/yrtgsl

    Between the Buffet sign and the cranes it almost feels like Vegas!

  5. brian says:

    First off, welcome to the site Ace. It’s great that you Brits are so passionate about sports, I just wish you were as passionate about punctuation. Holy shit, mix in a period.

  6. crackerjack says:

    Just caught up on the last few shows and just wanted to say I felt this was the best sports show yet (Not that you need my approval). It had great topics up front, then a great This Ain’t Iowa twist at the end with Tommy’s cookie and nipple take. When B-Mo said the line about the stack of dead hookers I completely lost it. Keep it up. So far 3 days a week hasn’t diluted the show at all. Looking forward to the interview tomorrow!

  7. Brian – I think you should hop onto the board after you tape tonight and give a little preview of “The Interview” – the nation has not been this enthralled since Frost/Nixon

  8. Hawkeye Brad says:

    Ace, I think you’re arguments against US sports are in the same category of Dutch’s arguments against Ripken & Nolan Ryan. I won’t bring myself down to that level of stupidity to fight with you. I second BMo’s request for punctuation. It’s taken a few weeks, but I am finally understanding what Richie and Whit are saying without reading it 3 times.

  9. Hawkeye Brad says:

    The Top 5 beers choices is obviously going to vary based on where you’re from. But here is mine:

    5. Spotted Cow (New Glarus, Madison, WI)
    4. Sam Adams Summertime
    3. Sunshine Wheat (New Belgium, Ft. Collins, CO)
    2. Easy Street (O’Dells, Ft. Collins, CO)
    1. Fat Tire (New Belgium, Ft. Collins, CO)


    Agreed that Pippen was way overated. Disagree with Lebron as being overated. Sure, he shit his pants in the finals, but he single-handedly carried his team to the finals.

  10. Whit says:

    Hawkeye Brad, forgive us we are a nation of simple folk not widely schooled in the art of punctuation. While I myself am only the third generation of our family to walk on two legs, poor Richie still has gills.

  11. Richie says:

    I’m a fucking good swimmer though

  12. Richie says:

    I see pick on the manx, but we can take it.
    You must understand we both work nights and most of our messages are done on our mobile phones, so its just much quicker to do speed type.
    But bring it on.full stop

  13. Steve in West Palm says:

    Speaking of periods… have you heard this one?
    Question: What is a 6.9?

    Answer: Something wonderful ruined by a period.

  14. Richie says:

    A period is the one time per month that we hall ass to the pub. Fullstop

  15. Scott J. says:

    Checked out the Hilton sportsbook yesterday, by far the best book I have seen. NFL and college football season win totals up for all the teams, and several games per week throughout the season already posted (UCLA +16 vs. USC in CFB has to be one of the bets of the year).

    Can’t believe that the MGM and Harrah’s properties don’t do the same thing. I would think it would create a lot of extra interest and action.

    Definitely worth the trip over if your a sports bettor.

    For any golfers out there, the Revere Lexington course is the best value I have seen in Vegas. A thinking person’s course, hilly, with tight fairways for the most part, and small greens. The course has a lot of small doglegs and several risk/reward holes that give you a lot of options on how to play them. The course has some length (7100 yards from the back tees), but I only pulled my driver out of the bag 4-5 times and literally hit every club in the bag. Good condition, and the green fee the day we played was only $55.

  16. Roosterman says:

    Ace, Welcome to TAI, great 1st post. I loved your take on American sports(i’m an Aussie), Basketball, a VERY average game,can’t they come up with a better chant than fucking “d-fence”!!! For how big some of these sports are in America, they don’t seem to follow their national teams with the same spirit as we follow our cricket/rugby/soccer teams.

    Yep, It’s called SOCCER down here, there’s too many fucking games called football, i bet on them all, and when someone says to me ‘did you watch the football last night?’ it could mean anything. I’ve got a pommie mate who fucking hates it when i call it soccer, but not as much as when an American sports commentator calls a 1-1 draw, a TIE !!

    Speaking of soccer, 3-1 , 3-1 , 3-1 !!!


    Have i upset anybody yet?

  17. brian says:

    Well TF. Just for you I will say that I just finished the interview with fyregirl. I’m completely exhausted and for some reason I’m sweating, but I think you’ll enjoy it. It’s a good mix of interesting and really hot.

  18. AceRockollaUK says:

    Roosterman. what. can. I. say? You. Aussies. have. the. right. idea. Don’t. just. invent. new. sports. (We. both. know. Aussie. Rules. is. even. more. related. to. Gaelic. Football. than. a. manx. born. person. is. to. his. whole. street). But. you. Aussies. just. get. on. and. become. world. beaters. believe. me. if. I. wasn’t. too. old. to. pass. the. test. and. had. any. relevent. qualifications. I. would. be. living. in. your. fine. country. Australia. is. the. country. America. and. the. UK. would. love. to be (Excepting. Vegas!)
    !(),.?:'”|\{}~!!!! How’s my punctuation looking? Anyway. must.go. it’s. summer. here. so. I. need. to get. my. umbrella. and wellingtons. overcoat. and. do. battle. with. the great. weather. (fuckin’. rain. again! – gotta. love. global. warming!).

  19. AceRockollaUK says:

    I’m sorry punctuation is an admitted weak point what’s a tard to do?

  20. Straight Outta Fennville says:

    Tommy Dutch gets what’s coming to him!


  21. English Bob says:

    Ace, don’t worry about the punctuation. The language is called English, so we’re allowed a little leaway (both spoken and written) 😉

    Strangely the langauge used on the podcast is one of the things I really like about it. Honestly when was the last time you heard anyone use shenanigan’s or brouhaha?

    And as for the football/soccer thing, if you think it’s bad for us spare a thought for the Aussies. Football means something different depending on the state – might be Aussie rules, Union, League or on the rare occassion football (soccer).

  22. Aquaman says:

    My top beers:
    (Honorable mentions: Sam Adams, Pete’s Wicked Ale, Guiness Stout (only on tap)
    5) Harpoon IPA
    4) Anchor Steam
    3) Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    2) Fat Tire
    1) Magic Hat HIPA

  23. Lady Grey says:

    Tommy D, I am just stoping by to tell you that the thing that you learned about nipples isn’t true. I have no idea about the cookie thing, but that nipple thing, it might be true in some cases but not all. (And as with all things on nipples, you should trust someone that has both boobs and a baby, she just night know….)

  24. patchdog9742 says:

    Congrats to the Molica family! I just listened to the Mr. Belding show(yea I know I’m a little behind). Now I know what Brian told me about chopper getting him prepared fr fatherhood! Well Brian I’m must be backwards or something because fatherhood prepared me for my 3 jacks!

  25. patchdog9742 says:

    I have a beer from Michigan for you—BADFROG—brewed right in Rose City Mi.

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