Saturday, September 30, 2006

GO HAWKS!


No, this isn't a blog entry about all the Buzzards that circle Whitelees on fine days like today.


Today, The Iowa Hawkeyes football team go up against the Ohio Buckeyes. This is American football not to be confused with soccer (or as Joe puts it, metric football).

Ohio are a top ranked Big Ten football team, but Iowa are looking good this year. It will be a close fought game. Ohio shouldn't be overly confident about their ranking because they're going into an arena filled to capacity with well-fed and screaming Iowans. Kinnick Stadium is a mighty fortress and when the Hawkeyes are on their game, very few visiting teams walk away with a victory.

This football helmet was a gift to George from his eldest brother Ian who works for the company who makes professional football helmets.


I have a couple of friends who live near Kinnick Stadium. They can make a bit extra by allowing football fans to park on their property. D & R - I hope all the folks you have today pay double what they should and drink half of what they might.

9 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

Wow, rooting for the Big 10 from across all those miles....that's pretty great Peggy. Go Hawks!

Jay said...

I wish I could go to that game. One of the things I have always said I would do when I win the lottery or become rich by other means is attend all the the games each year. I'm sure that place is going to be rocking!

ABC is televising the game in prime time tonight so at least I will get to watch it. I'll be rooting for the Hawkeyes too. Boo Ohio State!

Alan G said...

I didn't have a real reason to pull for one team or the other but now I do!

I'll do my part Peggy....

GO HAWKEYES !!!!!

J-Funk said...

Wow! What a scene. I'm so excited to see that hawkeye helmet on your blog. If I had one of those I'd wear it around all day.

Go Hawks!!

Anonymous said...

We're watching the televised game right now and it's pretty exciting. Great of Ian to give George the helmet- it's so shiney!

Sal

Peggy said...

Sorry Iowa Fans. The Ohio Buckeyes were too much for our noble Hawkeyes. Top ranked Ohio came away with a 39-17 win.

Peggy said...

Err 38 - 17 was the final score

J-Funk said...

The Hawkeyes got STOMPED!! Those Buckeyes must have been cheating...

Time to mourn a bit.

Ok all better.

Davey C. said...

And yes, we skinned the parkers an extra $5 each for the privilege of wrecking our lawn. We made something like $530 this game. I really oughta take a picture when we get a good full yard -- perhaps next year, from the treehouse I hope to build for Bonny Wee Max this coming spring.