This year in Pasadena.

Hawkeye Nation rides an emotional roller coaster, with a tough last minute loss in the Championship, followed by jubilation at an invitation to the Rose Bowl.  To paraphrase a Reddit poster (who says nothing else): “Sunshine has led us to the Promised Land!”

 

These Hawks Go to Eleven

The superlative season continues, as the Hawks handle Purdue and take their unblemished record in to the final week.  And our guest gives an outsider’s perspective on football, blizzards, tailgating and chicken wings.

Floyd Rescued, Northern Border Secured

With Floyd by their side, the 2015 Hawkeyes sail boldly in to Uncharted Waters.  Here be there Dragons?  Nah, just Boilermakers.  Tory conducts field research to assuage his anger at the lack of Iowa Love by the national sports media.

Hoosier, check. On to the Pig

Indiana made it interesting, but against the 2015 Hawks, the outcome was never really in doubt.  Credit to CJ, the Defense, or…pickles?  Our guest is a returning fan favorite who educates us on football, fatherhood, and Star Wars.

Ready for Iowa’s (first?) trip to Indiana

We’re back, and just as “meh” as ever!   Discussions of the NW and Maryland wins, the first CFB rankings of the season, and what it will take for Iowa to get to the Championship Game.  Our guest is a transplanted Hawkeye and former roommate, and always presents an editing challenge to avoid an “MA” rating.  Why won’t Leon turn the tortoise over?

Still Perfect.

Another Iowa opponent goes down…but takes out an irreplaceable defensive star.  Can the battered and bruised–and undefeated–Hawkeyes scratch out another win before the bye?  Our guest is Hawkeye Report legend and industrial air quality nerd SwagSurfer02.

Ugly win. We’ll take it!

Hawks eek out a victory in a slugfest in Madison.  Can the offense get healthy vs. Illinois?  Which teams are the biggest surprise in the league, and which is the biggest flop (Spoiler:  Rhymes with “Schmerschmaska”).  Our impromptu guest is a Hawkeye Pessimist who has come back to eat crow sushi.

Are the 2015 Hawks For Real?

We debate the relative merits of South Park, Karate Kid, and vintage Coke commercials.  Iowa notches a perfect non-conference record, capped by dismantling North Texas, but will Bucky spoil the party next week?  Our Guest is Steve Batterson from the Quad City Times.