We Need To Talk About Iowa Football's Newfound Interest In Falconry

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Vanilla Gorilla's picture

If they’re out of scholarships for 2020, then the coaches have to do something with their time besides recruiting.  Falconry only seems like the next logical step.  

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rosko-p's picture

I was reading an article by a prominent sports-journalist, not to hawk her scoop, and her take is that Iowa football is a beakon of tradition. Not sure if the alt unis are necessary.

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Hawktober's picture

I hear she's quite talon-ted.

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rosko-p's picture

She has, you know, a bird's eye view.

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IowaPharmer's picture

"I know what I'm suggesting." -therealCatnuts

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IndyHawkeye's picture

If a player is not carrying some kind of bird of prey in the tunnel for EVERY game next season, there is something wrong.

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Hawktober's picture

No eagles, owls, or falcons, please. Those birds are taken and I'd like to avoid trademark infringement suits.

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IndyHawkeye's picture

You are right.  My apologies.

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Hawktober's picture

I don't think shrikes are taken (though I didn't research it), so those might be okay.  Also possibly acceptable are ospreys, kites, and harriers.

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Hollywood Hawk Hogan's picture

Why don't we bring a golden eagle out onto the field and tell Southern Miss to eat shit if they complain?

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rosko-p's picture

Plus Minnesota.

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Realmakoi's picture

Herky on a zipline flying over the tunnel to start the swarm?
Scratch that. Herky flying in on an Iowa themed hang glider.

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HawknEyedJoe's picture

Now we just need to get him some pants that fit and we're all set.

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HawknEyedJoe's picture

Oh.  They don't have pads in them.  Sorry for the dumb.

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Beltway Hawk's picture

The uniforms are not bad, and the hawk is kind of adorable. Could definitely do without the black swoosh on the front of the socks, that looks stupid. Agreed on pre-game hawk deployment and flying around shenanigans, that would be cool, if the hawk could stand it.

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WaterlooChazz's picture

I love the mid-1990s banana peel jerseys.

These new ones are hideous.

I never wanted to Fire Ferentz. Good bye and good luck, Gary.

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I Am Error's picture

"Where we're going, we don't need Rhoads." - Jamie Pollard, 11/22/15

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IowaPharmer's picture

Spencer Lee approves.

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Hollywood Hawk Hogan's picture

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Crow Iowa Cawesome's picture

Those are some cawfully nice uniforms.

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displacedinMN's picture

What song will they play???

They cannot play Back in Black.

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Realmakoi's picture

Eye of the Tiger(hawk)

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rosko-p's picture

Coldplay...Yellow???? Sad face

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WhiskeyBottle™'s picture

To be sure, footbaw is a few decades behind the grapplers. IIRC, this was the team poster from 82 or 83, easily one of the top 5 in the pantheon of Hawk posters. 
 

 

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ncthawk's picture

Perhaps now we can finally get an answer to this question.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbPzFWy3QvA

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IowaPharmer's picture

Dang. I thought that link would tell us what happened in Jeddah. 

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chitownhawkeye's picture

Eppy's sleeve blends in quite nicely with the hawk wing.

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