Monday, October 26, 2009


My mother in law Caryl Dukes sent me an email the other day because she worried that she did not receive my blog any longer. Never fear MeMa you are still a subscriber and you are going to love this post!
On a drizzly Iowa October night as a few of us left the wedding reception at the Arcadia American Legion to gather around the bar at the Front Street Station in down town Arcadia to watch our beloved Black and Gold mount a last second drive it soon became apparent that we were watching history in the making! As Marvin McNutt caught the pass from Ricky Stanzi the bar erupted and started to celebrate the Hawkeye's 8th victory of the season. I have to admit that I was a little worried about the outcome but never gave up the hope. In the words of the greatest voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes....I Love it....I Love it....I Love it!

The Official University of YOUR Back to Back Supper league Championship Bud Light team is in uncharted territories. A #4 BCS ranking was released on Sunday evening! The three teams above us are not too bad either.....Florida, Alabama and Texas! I received several text messages shortly after the game and many of them just contained one simple but powerful word....WOW! It's great to be a Hawkeye! In the famous words of Carroll Cycle Center's team Captain Terry Ruchti "It's our(he ussually says "your" but it fits better with "our".) time enjoy the ride!

Bud One Jim Auen's Iowa State Cyclones stole a victory away from long time subscriber, top local amateur, highly successful and more veteran golfer Craig Mertz's turnover prone Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday! Congratulations to the Cyclones.

In other news worthy items...........
  • Happy birthday wishes this past Sunday to my father-in-law Phil Dukes!
  • Congratulations to Bud One Jim Auen on his recent marriage. What a great event! This creates a split household as Deb is a Big Red fan. Well at least one of them were happy on Saturday.

Have a great week!

Mike Franey

2008 and 2009 Supper league championship captain

1 comment:

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Well, well, well ... Franey is:


I've missed you Franey! This post was awesome, especially since you mentioned the Cyclone victory and Mema and Papa.

You rock.