Advertisement

Townie Hawk: Comfort Food for Hawkeye Hearts

As the specter of a losing season lurks in our Hawkeye hearts, how do loyal fans tame their hunger for victory? With recipes that cook up the Big Ten teams we wish we’d had for dinner. As a proper Midwesterner, I know the best way to bury your emotions is by shoveling your face full […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: Hawkeye Confidential – an interview with the Iowa Hawkeyes

When it comes time for Hawkeye Football Media Day, Little Village always puts our Hawks to the test with a barrage of really tough questions, like “What’s on your iPod?” and “Where is your favorite place to eat in Iowa City?” Through intrepid, hard-nosed reporting, we uncovered the team’s interesting array of personal tastes, from […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: Put a little cheer in your beer!

We all know there’s no better place to watch the Hawkeyes take the field than Kinnick Sweet Kinnick, but for those who aren’t season ticket holders or rich people, we offer a list of our favorite spots to catch the Hawks.   The Deadwood  6 S. Dubuque Street Every Saturday, a delectable fragrance wafts out […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: HawkID – Why are we called Hawkeyes, anyway?

Welcome back Hawk fans! Some of you are perusing your first ever issue of Little Village. How’s it feel? Pretty great? Go Hawks. But perhaps you, and even past readers, may wonder: What in the world is a football column doing in my town’s, like, indy-alt-rag?  It’s a fair question. I guess it’s about acknowledging […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: Hawk Couture

Ah, football. What is it about this sport? It’s more than the hot chocolate warming our hands through our mittens, the bass drum catching hold of the chilly air, or the outsized energy of the players. For me, after all the touchdowns are tallied and all the drinks are drained, the greatest thing about this […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: What's in a View?

Saturday, Sept. 24 marked my first foray into an echelon of sports-reporting I’d previously only dreamed of: a seat in the Paul W. Brechler Press Box. I was given the privilege of witnessing the Hawks trounce Lousiana-Monroe on our home turf, far above the madding crowds of Kinnick. […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: Staying the Course

Realists and dreamers alike know that real love stays, through both triumph and tragedy. Woe be to the Hawkeyes if we were the kind of fans who left the stadium every time there was a deluge, or left the Deadwood every time they ran out of Sally’s kick-ass chili. There’s a lot of season left […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: Bears Beat

After a season that began with high hopes and ended with stories of high players, people are looking elsewhere for their football fix as we enter the time of year where games have real meaning. Sure, the Hawks were invited to the Insight Bowl (motto: “Arizona is warmer than wherever the hell you’re from this […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: Hawk Blocked

Hey Ricky, You so Fine No denying, he’s got the numbers. Ricky Stanzi is a better QB than he was last year. With just four interceptions (vs. 15 last year) and a higher completion percentage, Ricky’s made marked improvements that are worthy of respect. In his final bowl game, his senior year, he’s our man. […]

Read More…

Townie Hawk: In Defense of Fans

It’s not particularly hip to be a fan. Not that I’ve noticed, anyway. I’ve personally suffered many an eye-roll from less fanatic friends and I’ve seen fellow fans dressed in their Hawkeye garb just barely get a drink served to them in certain elite Northside establishments. I’ve felt a pang of embarrassment hearing a nearby […]

Read More…