An Ode to Wikipedia

I’ve been a fan of the Hawkeyes since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, as my grandfather would say, so my love of Hawkeye sports history shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.  Here’s one thing about me: I love the history and tradition of sports.  I always bristle when someone asks, for example, “Who’s the best Hawkeye quarterback ever?” and people only respond with players from the past thirty years.  Now like all good Hawkeyes, I have nothing but love for Hayden Fry, but he didn’t invent Hawkeye football (although I can appreciate why it might seem that way to many fans who…

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About Neal Rozendaal

Hello, everyone!  I suppose the best way to get this website started is by giving you an introduction to who I am and where I came from, so here goes.  My name is Neal Rozendaal, and you can learn more about me here.  I was born in the town of Grinnell in central Iowa, and my dad got me hooked on the Iowa Hawkeyes at a young age.  My father was a farmer, and like many Iowans, Dad spent his fall Saturday afternoons working in the fields with Hawkeye football blasting from the radio of his tractor.  In the winter, my father,…

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