I'm a native of Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. It was there that I was inflicted with the curse of being a Minnesota Vikings fan. There is still no known cure, though many times I wish there was. I'm also an avid follower of the Minnesota Twins and of course, the Iowa State Cyclones.
It’s Friday. Let’s get some links.
The Ames Tribune tells us why Cyclones defensive lineman Colin Bevins left ISU: http://amestrib.com/sections/sports/isu-cyclones/football-bevins-left-isu-get-back-small-town-life.html
CycloneFanatic.com sits down and gets in-depth with ISU athletic director Jamie Pollard:
The Des Moines Register takes a look at the ISU football team’s summer workout regimen. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130619/SPORTS/306190100/Rise-and-shine-Cyclones-football-leaders-adjust-to-workouts?Cyclone%20Insider
I made fun of Heat fans for leaving game 6 early. This guy defends them: deadspin.com/in-defense-of-leaving-early-514277828
Where does ISU rank in terms of “fun”? Find out here: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/6/20/4445294/college-football-2013-teams-to-watch
Just what the world needs—college football-themed fragrances: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/texas-m-notre-dame-join-other-schools-releasing-130237130.html
Yep, that’s a thing.