I am not superstitious, but when the Hawks are 7-0 and in the top 10, I don't have a choice but to be superstitious. I got to thinking about the way the season has been going, and have been hearing from my dad about how comparable things have been between this season and the 1985 season (beating Michigan by 2 points...) So that got be thinking, 1985 was 24 years ago, the last time we started a season with so many wins without any losses. I happen to be 24 years old, and coincidentally, my dad was 24 years old in 1985. But it goes back farther than 1985, and here is what I've pieced together:
My dad was born in the summer of 1961. That fall, Iowa was preseason number 1 in the nation, and remained there for 4 straight weeks, beating USC, Cal, and Wisconsin (Iowa also beat Notre Dame 42-21 that season) before ending up losing 4 conference games that year. But we WERE number 1 for 4 weeks.
24 years later... I was born the summer of 1985, a season where Iowa was ranked number 1 for 5 straight weeks and went to the Rose Bowl, beat Michigan by 2 points in "the Game". My dad was 24 years old.
and 24 years later... I am now 24 years old, Iowa is 7-0, top 10, beat Michigan by 2. We haven't been # 1 yet this season, but as I was told by EA Sports NCAA Football 2010, "stranger things have happened in college football". I'm hoping our # 1 doesn't come until the conclusion of the season, and if it doesn't happen, I am pretty sure the universe will explode. Superstition? No, it's just a cycle that started before the dawn of man, which was 1961 (don't bother looking up 24 years prior to 1961, it didn't happen, and Iowa didn't only win 1 game that year)
Oh, and just for good measure, Elisha Cuthbert is one hott blond Canadian, and she was in that show called "24".
BELIEVE ME NOW????