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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

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Wednesday
Dec302009

The Last Time The Cyclones Played in Phoenix

 

Iowa State played in The Insight.com Bowl in 2000, they beat Pitt and over 20,000 Cyclones fans at Bank One Ballpark (Yes, they played in a baseball stadium) went nuts, including me.

Players in the game included Antonio Bryant of Pitt, and Sage Rosenfels was Iowa State's QB.

Iowa State and its legions of fans play tomorrow in what is now called The Insight Bowl against Minnesota.  The Golden Gophers should pose stiff competition for ISU, and I'm expecting a close game.  Both teams are 6-6, but Iowa State being 6-6 is a major accomplishment since I thought they would win all of 2 or 3 games. 

I'm looking forward to tomorrow night.  The game is on The NFL Network.  Happy New Year's!

 

Wednesday
Dec302009

Amazon's Best Selling Products of 2009

Amazon.com has become the web's leader in sales of everything.  2009 provedAmazon is more than books and cd's.  Amazon now sells heath and personal care products, to go along with their computers, phones and video games.

Here is a list of Amazon's Best selling items of 2009 in their respective categories:

Overall and Electronics: Amazon Kindle

Toys:

Scrabble Slam Cards.

Video games and hardware

: Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board.

Sports and outdoors:

Razor A Kick Scooter.

DVD:

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

Books:

"Going Rogue" by Sarah Palin.

Music:

"I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle.

Jewelry

: Sterling Silver Marcasite & Garnet Glass Heart Pendant.

Watches:

Casio Men's Waveceptor Atomic Dual-Time Watch.

Beauty:

Sephora Brand Color Play Palette II.

Home and garden:

Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.

Clothing and accessories:

The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee.

Shoes and handbags (Amazon.com and Endless.com):

Steve Madden Women's Bonanza Tall Shafted Flat Boot.

Health and personal care

: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer.

Gourmet food:

Bon Appetit Gift Basket.

 

In electronics here were the top sellers to go along with the Kindle:

"Up" DVD

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

"Twilight" Video on Demand

Looks like Amazon had a great holiday season.  I know I used them, and received many gifts from Amazon that were ordered online.  Congrats to Amazon and let's hope they release some actual sales figures at some point.

Wednesday
Dec302009

Wednesday's Bowl Picks: Humanitarian and Holiday

2 games on tap for Wednesday. The Humanitarian Bowl in Boise features Bowling Green and Idaho. Should be a lot of scoring, I say take Bowling Green and the over.

The Holiday Bowl is usually a close game. Might be that way again this year with Nebraska and Arizona. Nebraska almost knocked off Texas in the Big XII title game. Arizona really came on late in the year. Tough call here, let's say Nebraska by a field goal.

Bowl record so far: 8-5

Tuesday
Dec292009

2 Warm Fronts Collide for a Marriage Proposal on The Weather Channel

Weather Channel meteorologist Kim Perez was shocked when her boyfriend then, fiance' now Marty proposed to her live on the air Sunday night.

it was kind of preplanned as some music started playing and a background with the words "Will You Marry Me?" appeared. 

Here's the Youtube video of the proposal : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Owgwqb3l8

It was a little corny, but a nice proposal as she was giving us the forceast for New Year's.

I guess a wedding is in the forecast.

 

Tuesday
Dec292009

2 Bowl Picks Today: EagleBank and Champ Sports

2 bowl games on Tuesday.

The EagleBank pits Temple, who hasn't sniffed a bowl game in 30 years against UCLA.  I always have problems figuring out UCLA, but I'll go with them even though it's going to be cold, and they had to travel across the country.

Wisconsin and Miami vie for the Champs Sports Bowl title.  Both are ranked and this should be a good game.   The game is played in Orlando, so I like Miami, even though Wisconsin poses some problems for the "Canes.  Miami by 7.

 

Bowl record so far:  7-4   I'm on a roll now.