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Fry Fest 2011

Since I’ve been spending some time in the wayback machine lately, I’ll offer up one last retro post looking back at Fry Fest 2011! Fry Fest 2011 Fry Fest was started in 2009.  I didn’t attend the inaugural Fry Fest, as I spent the weekend with my new girlfriend (now wife) Ashley watching the Hawks survive against Northern Iowa.  My first Fry Fest experience was in 2010 and I had an incredible time…something I’ll need to write about in the future. But this post is about the third annual Fry Fest, held on September 2, 2011.  It was Dan Gable day at Fry Fest,…

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Praising the Amazing Life of Duke Slater

I have been very, very busy the past few weeks and months wrapping up my third book.  It’s a book that has been six years in the making.  But it was worth every moment, because Duke Slater’s story is one that needs to be told. Discovering Duke Slater Way back in July 2006, I started writing Hawkeye articles on Wikipedia.  One of those articles was the Wikipedia entry on Hawkeye tackle Duke Slater.  I enjoyed putting together a quick recap of his life, and it was one of the more entertaining entries I wrote. A few months later, Lyle Hammes approached me…

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One Last Taste of Wine

Tonight I leave for a two-week honeymoon in Europe.  Despite that, I needed to carve out a little time and make one last post to acknowledge the passing of a Hawkeye legend. George Wine Dies It’s appropriate that I’m making this post while chewing on a toothpick.  Whenever someone dies, the obituaries that publicize the news have interesting information on the deceased.  I never had an opportunity to talk to George Wine, who passed away Thursday at age 81, although I saw him frequently in passing.  Since I never met him, it was only through his obituaries that I learned…

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