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The NFL is getting hammered after another game in a half-empty stadium

Half-empty stadiumBut the game also served as a reminder of one of the NFL's recent woes: poor attendance.

Shots of the stadium, like the one above, made clear that attendance was dismal for the primetime game. Despite claims that attendance was over 70,000, anyone with eyes could see that the stadium was largely empty, with even some of the best seats in the lower bowl left untaken.

As SFGate noted, tickets were available on secondary markets for just $14 — about the price of a beer and hot dog inside the stadium. And still, few people found the time to support the Niners in person.

People on the internet took notice, inspiring headlines including "The 49ers and Rams Played a Great Game in Front of an Empty Stadium" at The Big Lead and "It Appears Not Many People are Physically at the Rams-49ers Thursday Night Game" from Sports Illustrated.


Grilling Good Eats: Beer Can Chicken

Beer can chicken

This is another simple but delicious way to do chicken, unfortunately, not everyone has a grill with enough lid space to do one. This requires a Weber kettle grill or something similar with a good bit of space to allow the chicken to ‘stand up’.


  • Whole chicken (about 3-4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons of Cookies Flavor Enhancer or your favorite rub
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 can of your favorite beer (don't use a light beer)

This recipe utilizes the charcoal 'Snake Method'. After you light your chimney, remove neck and giblets from the chicken and set aside to make stock with or discard. Check the chicken for pin feathers. Rub outer chicken skin lightly with olive oil then rub entire chicken inside and out with the rub, paprika and pepper. Set aside. Open the beer can and empty it either in a glass or your mouth until a half-can of beer remains, this goes to the chicken. Now the balancing act begins, you're going to create a tripod of sorts. Place the beer can on a solid surface. Then take a hold of the chicken by grabbing a chicken leg in each hand and plunk the bird cavity over the beer can. You now have a beer can chicken. When your grill is ready to receive, place the chicken in the center of the grate, balancing the bird on its two legs and the can. Cook the chicken with lid-on, approximately 1-1/2 hours or until the internal temperature registers 170 degrees in the breast area. Remove from the grill and rest for 10 minutes before serving.


NFL ratings are down again this season

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" in the first two weeks of the regular season is down 7% in viewership compared to last year; ESPN's "Monday Night Football," is down 5%; and the averages of Sunday afternoon games on Fox and CBS are down 11% and 19% respectively, according to Nielsen data. Also, CBS hasn't yet had a 4:25 p.m. national game this season, which usually brings in the biggest viewership of the weekend.


In beating Steelers in OT, Bears change the subject to how good they might be

On a politically charged Sunday at Soldier Field, during a weekend when President Donald Trump inserted himself smack dab in the middle of America's game, the Bears did their best to make the football conversation in Chicago stick to sports.

It will take more than the Bears' 23-17 overtime thriller over the Steelers in the wake of Trump's incendiary, anti-NFL speech Friday night, but John Fox's first September victory as Bears coach went a long way toward temporarily changing the subject.


Chicago Cubs' Jose Quintana opens eyes with shutout

MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn’t yet willing to discuss a potential playoff rotation, but that might be because his starting staff is upside down at the moment and not the fact that the Cubs haven’t yet clinched their division.

Maddon's Nos. 3 and 4 starters from a few weeks ago are looking more like his Nos. 1 and 2 after one of the finer outings of the year on Sunday: a complete-game 5-0 shutout by lefty Jose Quintana over the Milwaukee Brewers.


Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

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Takanami - Iowa City

TakanamiAt Takanami, our love for our food is deeply embedded in that belief.  

For us, creating a restaurant is much more than finding a location, hiring a chef, and opening the doors. It is a labor of love and an opportunity to share our passion for good food and great hospitality.  We specialize in quality sushi, teppanyaki,  and Asian-infused entrees utilizing both seasonal local ingredients as well as those from all over the world.  Although Takanami holds true to tradition, our food selections and special menu items are the most unique of all other Asian-style restaurants in New York or even California. We also promise to give you daily features that will bring new and exciting taste experiences to your palate. 

Takanami is located in the heart of downtown Iowa City, just blocks away from the historic Old Capitol and the University of Iowa. Takanami is the perfect place to enjoy a dinner with family and friends, a business lunch, or to celebrate a special ocassion.  We take pride in using the freshest ingredients and providing you a truly one of a kind experience.  Takanami offers private dinning for smaller groups as well as  the theatrical and interactive teppanyaki tables for larger events.    

Whether you're a first-time guest or a regular diner, we guarantee a truly tasteful meal.  We firmly believe that you eat with your eyes, and we take great care to provide everyone with a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.   

As a locally owned restaurant, we value the relationships we build with our guests and are proud of the close ties we have with our community.  We are in constant contact with our guests through various social media outlets and have established relationships with various organizations and non-profits.   

When dining at Takanami you're not only experiencing a one-of-kind meal, but also a great friendship.  We welcome feedback from our guests as we strive to provide excellence in the food we serve and the service we offer.  We firmly believe that being an part of our guests' lives, as well as an active member of our community, enables us to provide you with the best possible experience filled with both gratitude and warmth.  



219 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, Iowa


Teddy's Bigger Burgers - Iowa City

TeddysTeddy's uses only 100% fresh chilled ground chuck (no fillers or binders). Burgers are hand crafted daily and always charbroiled to order. Super Sauce is Teddy's own sweet and tangy creation, not the usual thousand island dressing. Teddy's Teriyaki Sauce is a traditional recipe made from scratch. Our produce and buns are the highest quality and are delivered fresh daily.

324 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: (319)354-6888


4 things to watch: Bears-Steelers

To upset a Super Bowl contender like the Steelers, the Bears are going to have to generate more rushing yards than the 20 they mustered on 16 carries in last Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers. It was their lowest output on the ground in 34 games under coach John Fox, whose vision of the Bears offense is as a run-oriented attack.

“It was one guy on each play,” offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said of the struggles in Tampa. “It wasn’t one guy playing poor. We’re going to face overpopulated boxes, we know that. There’s going to be seven, eight guys in the box every time and we have to execute better and it comes down to that.”

After rushing for a Bears rookie-record 1,313 yards last season, Jordan Howard has been limited to 59 yards on 22 carries in two games this season. More troubling is that his yards-per-carry average is down from 5.2 last year to 2.7 so far this season. Despite the slow start, Loggains sees the same player, saying: “He’s running hard. We’ve got to do a better job up front and help him. When you get him to the second level, he’s a good back. He’s going to break tackles. It’s tough for people to tackle him for four quarters.”


Wade Davis blows first save of season in Cubs' 10-inning loss to Brewers

Wade Davis' first blown save of the season came at the end of nine days of heavy work, so the Cubs' All-Star closer will receive at least one day of rest.

Davis had converted his first 32 save opportunities of 2017 before Saturday afternoon, when he surrendered a tying home run to Orlando Arcia in the ninth and a two-run walk-off homer to Travis Shaw with one out in the 10th that gave the Brewers a 4-3 win at Miller Park

Davis, one of the few Cubs who has performed at a high level all season, received no blame after the game.

"There was no way, shape or form to point a finger at Wade," said manager Joe Maddon, who would have employed Hector Rondon in the 10th had the Cubs not taken a 3-2 lead on Jon Jay's single that drove in Ian Happ.

The Cubs' magic number to clinch the National League Central Division remained at five after the game. It would remain there with a Cardinals win Saturday night at Pittsburgh and fall to four if they lose to the Pirates. Going into Saturday night, both the Brewers and the Cardinals were 4 1/2 games behind the Cubs.