Brief Update

Just a brief update to any wandering and wondering readers regarding my absence…as I have mentioned elsewhere, I am getting married in July.  I have been incredibly busy over the past week!  I moved to a new apartment in Rockville, Maryland, with my lovely fiancèe.  This move was like two moves in one!  We moved her things to the new apartment Saturday, followed by a move of my things to our new apartment Sunday. The last few days we have been settling into our new digs.  No rest for the weary, however…this Memorial Day weekend, Ashley’s friends and family have been…

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Below is the full review that Ron Gonder gave on December 16, 2010, about Hawkeye Greats By the Numbers: “Back in May of 2006 during my first year of doing this Footprints program, I did a program on an idea for a unique book that was going to be titled Hawkeye Heroes, By The Numbers.  The man with the idea was 1996 University of Iowa grad Lyle Hammes.  He interviewed me for an hour about some of the Hawkeye football and basketball players that I considered to be the greatest that I’d covered in my years of doing Iowa play by play…

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Ron Gonder

My co-authors and I interviewed sixty of the biggest names in Hawkeye sports for our book, Hawkeye Greats, By the Numbers.   These interviews included both former athletes and members of the Iowa media.  One of the highlights was talking with Hawkeye institutions like Jim Zabel, Bob Brooks, and Ron Gonder.  Everyone we spoke with was great, but Gonder stood out as a truly classy guy. Ron Gonder’s background Ron Gonder grew up in Youngstown, New York, where he became a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  As a young boy listening to hockey over the radio, Gonder fell in love with play-by-play.  He wound…

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