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    Iowa Energy News

    Dumb and Dumber had Nick Nurse on yesterday around 5pm and they were talking about potential players for Iowa's NDBL team. They can't sign anyone until Nov. 1st but Nick was saying he is allowed to bring 17 players into camp, keep I think it was either 7 or 10 of those then the rest of the roster is filled out with whoever Miami and Chicago assign to the team. Out of those 17 players, 10 are on a "regional list" that means Iowa holds the rights to bring them into their camp before another team can if the player choses to play in the NDBL.

    He said Chicago has already made it clear that former Oklahoma State guard Jameson Curry is going to be assigned to Iowa and will start PG for them. He is also talking with Jeff Horner, Greg Brunner, Jared Homan, and guys like Ben Jacobson of UNI and Thomas Gardner of Mizzou are on the list as well. He said they had some players from all the Iowa schools on the list but didn't name them all so Homan was the only ISU guy he mentioned. He said Brunner would be a longshot as he's making good money overseas but Horner they are going after hard because of the local appeal. Also mentioned they are hoping they get a certain player in Miami's camp assigned here but I can't remember the name and it's also possible Chicago may assign Aaron Gray of Pitt here too.

    Nurse also had a funny story about Shaq too. Said he got to watch a Heat practice which is apparently a big deal because Riley doesn't let many people in and Shaq came up while Nurse was writing down some notes and asked if he was writing a book. He told Shaq no he's a coach and was just observing practice. Then Shaq says "oh, you're the Iowa Energy coach huh? Who the hell came up with that name?" Apparently Shaq is going to be on Cotlar's show here soon as well and will be in Des Moines for something too.


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    Wow, I didn't know they named the team the Iowa Energy. Sounds like a power company.


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    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Then Shaq says "oh, you're the Iowa Energy coach huh? Who the hell came up with that name?"
    I don't really care - I don't have a like or dislike for the team name.

    But come on Shaq. You've played for teams called the Magic, Lakers, and Heat. Two are pretty much in the same inanimate class as Energy, and I don't know what the hell a Laker is either.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I don't really care - I don't have a like or dislike for the team name.

    But come on Shaq. You've played for teams called the Magic, Lakers, and Heat. Two are pretty much in the same inanimate class as Energy, and I don't know what the hell a Laker is either.
    Laker comes from when the team was in Minneapolis, where there are lots of said lakes. But your right, what exactly is a Laker? It should have been Boater or Fisherman.


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    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Laker comes from when the team was in Minneapolis, where there are lots of said lakes. But your right, what exactly is a Laker? It should have been Boater or Fisherman.
    Yeah, I know the origins of the name - at least the team. But I don't know what a "laker" is. Maybe there's a little merit to it. There's basis for Knicks, Jayhawks, Sooners.

    But Lakers?

    Kinda reminds me of who? hawkeyes? What the hell are hawkeyes? Let the discussion ensue of the hypocrisy of the u of i dissing teams with Native American names or mascots (Braves, Illini) all the while being "eye" deep () in it themselves.



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    along those lines of names, what the heck is a 76er, Clipper, or a Pacer. If you can tell me what a Cavalier or Supersonic is without looking in the dictionry as well, you receive a cookie from 22. And the knicks! Dont get me started. Knickerbockers are an English (england) word for pants. Just getting my knickers in a bunch, thats probably going to be my only comment all year about the Energy as I can tell you I wont be going to any of those games.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    ... and I don't know what the hell a Laker is either.
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    lak·er /ˈleɪkər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ley-ker] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –noun 1. a person associated with a lake, as a resident, visitor, or worker.
    2. a ship designed for navigating on lakes, esp. the Great Lakes.
    3. a fish found in lakes or caught in a lake, esp. the lake trout.
    4. (initial capital letter) any one of the Lake Poets.


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    [Origin: 1790–1800; lake1 + -er1]
    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
    Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.





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    Quote Originally Posted by iceclone View Post
    lak·er /ˈleɪkər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ley-ker] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –noun 1. a person associated with a lake, as a resident, visitor, or worker.
    2. a ship designed for navigating on lakes, esp. the Great Lakes.
    3. a fish found in lakes or caught in a lake, esp. the lake trout.
    4. (initial capital letter) any one of the Lake Poets.



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    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    along those lines of names, what the heck is a 76er, Clipper, or a Pacer. If you can tell me what a Cavalier or Supersonic is without looking in the dictionry as well, you receive a cookie from 22. And the knicks! Dont get me started. Knickerbockers are an English (england) word for pants. Just getting my knickers in a bunch, thats probably going to be my only comment all year about the Energy as I can tell you I wont be going to any of those games.
    I know a Cavalier is a fighting horse rider from midieval times. Thanks Age of Empires II!!!
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    Re: Iowa Energy News

    So wouldn't oceaner be more apt?

    Sort like the Utah Jazz



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    Utah Jazz used to be the New Orleans Jazz.

    The name is not bad and it's better than the Corncobs or Scarecrows. Didn't intend this to be a big discussion over the team name yet somehow the topic got off track quickly...


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    Re: Iowa Energy News

    Wasn't that a line from Baseketball?

    "Soon it was commonplace for entire teams to change cities in search of greater profits. The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music."



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    Re: Iowa Energy News

    Tell Shaq it could have been worse.

    Potential names that were not chosen:
    Iowa Electrons
    Iowa Voltages
    Iowa Hot Streaks
    Iowa Steaks
    Iowa Shuckers
    Iowa Ethanols
    Iowa Beans
    Iowa Hawgs
    Iowa Pork Bellies
    Iowa Flies
    Iowa Caucuses


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    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Utah Jazz used to be the New Orleans Jazz.

    The name is not bad and it's better than the Corncobs or Scarecrows. Didn't intend this to be a big discussion over the team name yet somehow the topic got off track quickly...
    Soooorrrrrryyyyy

    Some of those names would be cool. Although last I heard Jared was trying out with the Bulls and otherwise was doing alright in Europe. I don't have anything against Horner or Bruner, but their presence wouldn't draw me down to watch.

    Jameson Curry - ehhh. I guess I'm just not that psyched about the team. Might be fun once or twice. But my money will be going to ISU basketball long before I do this.



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    I cannot wait to go to a game! Basketball and arena football, I can get "behind" at the Well.


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