August 30, 2008

TES - 2008 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 1

Iowa’s Record: 0-0, 0-0 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
USA Today:
ESPN Power 16:
ESPNU Allstate:

2008 Iowa Football Schedule
August 30th Iowa v. Maine 12:05 PM, BTN
September 6th Iowa v. Florida International 12:05 PM, BTN
September 13th Iowa v. Iowa State 12:05 PM, BTN
September 20th Iowa @ Pittsburg TBD
September 27th Iowa v. Northwestern 12:05 PM, TBD
October 4th Iowa @ Michigan State 12:05 PM, TBD
October 11th Iowa @ Indiana TBD
October 18th Iowa v. Wisconsin TBD
October 25th Bye Week
November 1st Iowa @ Illinois TBD
November 8th Iowa v. Penn State TBD
November 15th Iowa v. Purdue TBD
November 22nd Iowa @ Minnesota 7:05 PM, BTN BTN
Ok my friends, Here We Go…

Hello again, New York City Hawkeyes!  And greetings to Hawkeye friends in Iowa City, the Second City, the Twin Cities, and anywhere else on the information superhighway your inbox is parked.  Welcome to the 2008 edition of the ‘Gotham Hawkeyes Game Notes’ (new year, new title).  My occasionally wandering, often inaccurate (lately), but always optimistic look at Iowa Football.  Come the cooler months, Hawkeye Hoops as well.  A weekly visit to your desktop that we hope will not end until very, very late in March.

Waiting from New Year’s Day to Labor Day for football to start is bad enough.  Tack on the extra 6 plus weeks due to last year’s flame out, and the wait is been nearly unbearable.  I even found myself sitting patiently through synchronized diving while waiting for Phelps to continue his quest for Olympic immortality. And did you know the top badminton players can hit the shuttlecock at nearly 200 mph?  Mercifully, the sports wanderlust has come to an end.  By the time you read this, there will be football in just hours.  That is, Thursday night.  Friday night (cheer for Army, I will be there). A full slate of games on Saturday, from noon to 10 pm eastern. Games on Sunday, and games on Labor Day.  If you do things right, you should be able to watch at least 11 college football games in 5 days!