Saturday, November 27, 2010


Not since 1985 have the Hawkeyes been handed a more devastating season ending upset then today's loss at the hands of the rebounding Golden Gopher Football program.

I remember the 1985 game and aftermath very well. Like their 2010 version, the 1985 Iowa Hawkeye Football program was flying high and heading to a post season bowl invitation to the Copper Bowl. The only thing possibly standing in the Hawkeyes way was a bad Minnesota Gopher Football team playing for nothing more than pride.

But just like their 2010 compatriots, the 1985 Gophers upset the previously high flying Hawkeyes causing a slightly inebriated law school student to run through the concourse of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome holding aloft a penny and screaming in the stunned faces of the defeated Hawkeye fans: "LOOK, LOOK YOU WEEJUNS! THIS IS THE ONLY COPPER YOU'LL BE SEEING THIS YEAR!!"

Well to all the Hawkeye fans out there including my friend Steve and co-worker Jeremy, here's old "Honest Abe" looking back at ya!

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