October 20, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 8 Hawkeye Game Notes

Iowa’s Record: 4-2, 1-1 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
USA Today:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern WIN 41-31
10/22/11 Indiana 12:00 pm, BTN
10/29/11 @ Minnesota 3:30 pm, BTN
11/05/11 Michigan TBD
11/12/11 Michigan State TBD
11/19/11 @ Purdue TBD
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
October 22nd: Nebraska @ Minnesota, 3:30 pm, ABC

October 22nd, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Indiana Hoosiers, 1-6, 0-3 Big Ten
Prior Games: 72, Iowa leads 41-27-4
Last Game: 2010.  Iowa 18, Indiana 13

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +3
Big Ten #6, NCAA #36

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 5

Current Line: Iowa -23

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 23.2, Pass Def 253.2 Rush Def 152.3, Interceptions 6, Total D 405.5
Big Ten                 #8                      #11                         #7                  #7                           #9
NCAA                   #43                    #97                         #61                #49 tie                    #79

Scoring Offense 32.5, Pass Offense 253.0, Rush Offense 133.5, Total O 386.5
Big Ten                #4                             #2                                #11                         #8
NCAA                  #35                          #38                               #77                        #67

October 18, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday October 18th

Hello TES Friends!
Half a day from being over the hump!  Hope your week is off to a good start.  Mobile Blogging tonight, had to swing into Opal to pick up our HawkPod.  In our Saturday jubuliations, we forgot to grab it.

Have a little Tuesday night college football on the screens, but the news of the day was again off the field, as the Paper Tigers seem headed to the SEC, while the Big East is making plans to target 12 teams.  That would involve a lot of movement, as they will be down to six football schools once Pitt and Cuse bolt for the ACC.  The conference shuffle is once again in full swing.  No word on if the Big Ten will step on the dance floor - yet.

The Fall Classic gets underway tomorrow night at 8:00 eastern, as the Red Birds take on the Rangers.  Should be a good series, which will pave the way for a very interesting offseason, with plenty of big names in the free agent pool.   Fox for your TV coverage. For no Joe Buck, try ESPN radio.

Of course, the World Series means that college hoops is just around the corner!  In fact, teams started practice at midnight last Saturday, or that afternoon in the case of the Hawks.  So begins the season where we begin the climb the ladder! 

On the ice the Caps have just wrapped up a 3-0 pasting of Florida to move to 5-0-0 on the season.  Keep it going boys!!!

Now, if the Cowboys could just finish a game...

Ok friends, wrapping things up here, I hope you have a wonderful night, and remember, at this time tomorrow, the weekend starts to come into view! 

October 16, 2011

The Eternal Season - Sunday Ocotber 16th

Good Evening TES Friends,

Well, what had been a great weekend for we here at TES (as of Saturday) took a major dive today, and it's not that the Cowboys blew another game at the end.  Tragic news from the IndyCar Las Vegas 300, where a 15 car crash killed two time Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon.  Video of the crash is on the front page of ESPN.com, should you wish to see it.  Another stark example of the times that life can intercede in the hallowed arenas, or racetracks, of sport - where we go to escape life for a few precious hours. 

It certainly puts the highs of Saturday - the dramatic Hawkeye win over Northwestern, the Caps winning to move to 4-0-0, and a good time had with friends celebrating the Iowa victory - into perspective.  These are, after all, games.  We love them, and base some of our identity on the teams we love, but in the bigger picture of life, they are just sporting events.