September 2, 2006

TES - 2006 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 2

Iowa’s Record: 1-0. 0-0 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #14 (800 votes)
USA Today: #15 (647 votes)
ESPN Power 16: #11
ESPNU Allstate: #16
HARRIS:
BCS:


2006 Iowa Football Schedule
September 2nd – Iowa v. Montana WIN 41-7
September 9th – Iowa @ Syracuse 3:35 PM, ESPN
September 16th – Iowa v. Iowa State 12:05 PM, TBD
September 23rd - Iowa @ Illinois 12:05 PM ESPN+
September 30th – Iowa v. Ohio State, 8:05 PM, ABC or ESPN
October 7th – Iowa v. Purdue (Homecoming), 12:05 PM TBD
October 14th – Iowa @ Indiana TBD
October 21st – Iowa @ Michigan TDB
October 28th – Iowa v. Northern Illinois TBD
November 4th – Iowa v. Northwestern (Family Weekend) TBD
November 11th – Iowa v. Wisconsin (Senior Day) TBD
November 18th – Iowa @ Minnesota TBD
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September 9th, 2006: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Syracuse Orangemen 0-1, 0-0 Big East
Prior Games: 2, tied 1-1
Last Game: 1976, Iowa 41 Syracuse 3

Game Watch: ‘The Best Game Watch Outside Of Kinnick.’
BLONDIES SPORTS 212 West 79th, (Broadway/Amsterdam).
1 train to 79th street, half a block east.  Several parking garages are nearby.
NOTE: If sitting on bar stools/standing for 3 hours is not ideal for you, we will be reserving a couple tables on the restaurant side of Blondies.  We will not always have Hawkeye audio on the restaurant side.

PLEASE NOTE – Blondies opens at 11:30 – do not expect to be let into the bar before then!

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Under Ferentz the Hawks are 3-1 in domes and have won three straight.  We fell to the Gophers at the end of the 2000 season, then knocked of Texas Tech in their backyard at the Alamo Dome in our 2001 bowl game and have had our way at Kinnick North in 2002 and 2004.

Last Week: Montana
First, a little bit about Kinnick stadium.  I’m not one to get teary eyed at the sight of buildings that house the gridiron but I must say when ESPNU went to IC and the first shot was from field level (looking up at that press box) my heart skipped a beat.  I wish our 20 something winning streak was still intact because if we get by the Ohio State game we may not lose there for another 20 some games.  And though I was one who was not happy that the Kinnick statue did not reflect the football player in the beginning I have come all the way around now.  Had he not given his life in service to his country he would most likely have been Senator or Governor Kinnick - at least.  We would still probably call the stadium “Kinnick” but his accomplishments in life would have made his exploits on the football field somehow seem less important.  Yet that is all we have.  I just hope the relief of him scoring the td to topple Notre Dame is done when I enter the stadium for the Buckeye game in 25 days.

TES - 2006 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 1

Iowa’s Record: 0-0. 0-0 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #16 (720 votes)
USA Today: #17 (519 votes)
ESPN Power 16: #11
ESPNU Allstate: #17
HARRIS:
BCS:

2006 Iowa Football Schedule
September 2nd – Iowa v. Montana 12:05 PM, ESPNU
September 9th – Iowa @ Syracuse  3:35 PM, ESPN
September 16th – Iowa v. Iowa State 12:05 PM, TBD
September 23rd - Iowa @ Illinois  TBD
September 30th – Iowa v. Ohio State, 8:05 PM, ABC or ESPN
October 7th – Iowa v. Purdue (Homecoming), 12:05 PM TBD
October 14th – Iowa @ Indiana  TBD
October 21st – Iowa @ Michigan  TDB
October 28th – Iowa v. Northern Illinois  TBD
November 4th – Iowa v. Northwestern (Family Weekend)  TBD
November 11th – Iowa v. Wisconsin (Senior Day)  TBD
November 18th – Iowa @ Minnesota  TBD
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September 2nd, 2006: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Montana Grizzlies 0-0, 0-0 Big Sky
Prior Games: 1, Iowa leads 1-0
Last Game: 1954, Iowa 48-6

Game Watch: ‘The Best Game Watch Outside Of Kinnick.’
BLONDIES SPORTS 212 West 79th, (Broadway/Amsterdam).
1 train to 79th street, half a block east.  Several parking garages are nearby.
NOTE: If sitting on bar stools/standing for 3 hours is not ideal for you, we will be reserving a couple tables on the restaurant side of Blondies.  We will not always have Hawkeye audio on the restaurant side.

Last Week:
It’s week one – and I no longer wish to type anything about the Outback Bowl.  Ugh, I just typed Outback Bowl.


This Week: Montana
If you can’t recall ever seeing a Montana football game (neither can I), it’s because they are a 1-AA team and you would only see them if you were watching the 1-AA playoffs. Where they show up all the time – they have made the 1-AA playoffs for 13 consecutive seasons and own (or share) the last 8!  Big Sky titles. They are #3 in the 1-AA preseason polls.  Their starting running back was lost for the season due to an injury in early August and his replacement, Greg Coleman used to run for – yup, Iowa State.  We are playing a 1-AA team because no major programs want to play on the road unless there is a home/home deal (hence Syracuse next week, though it’s a bit a stretch to call them a major program these days). For Montana they get a boat load of cash and the chance to see how they would stack up for about 17 minutes before they go back to the Big Sky and claim their 9th straight title.