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Few words have embodied Iowa football under head coach Kirk Ferentz than those despicable words uttered following a mind-numbing 37-34 loss to Nebraska in 2014. In a miserable season, Iowa blew a 24-14 4th quarter lead to the Huskers in what would be Bo Pelini’s last as head coach in Lincoln.
He was fired following the game as AD Sean Eichorst said he needed to “evaluate where Iowa is as a program” in relieving Pelini despite a win. In Iowa’s press room, Kirk Ferentz seemed resigned to the fact that sometimes stuff happens and took almost no responsibility for the loss saying “that’s football.”
Nebraska has yet to defeat the Hawkeyes since those words were spoken and That’s Football has become a sort of mantra for Iowa fans. Now you can wear it.
The mantra is also available in an Animal House style crewneck that is a personal favorite.
The Clap Back
When the Hawkeyes hosted the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Black Friday 2020, things didn’t go quite according to plan. Despite a rough showing for Iowa, the Hawkeyes picked up their sixth straight win over Nebraska.
In the post game remarks, Nebraska head coach Scott Frost blamed the loss on Iowa’s coaching staff clapping too loudly from their sideline, which he believed caused a number of bad snaps by the Cornhusker center. Yes, really.
When asked, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz broke from his traditional political correctness and called out the farce for what it was.
Kirk Ferentz spittin' bars during his post-game presser earlier pic.twitter.com/OTQs1qFVou— BlackHeartGoldPants (@BHGP) November 28, 2020
It. Is. Football.
Now you can wear it!
Also available as a hoodie.
An Offer You Can’t Refuse
On November 13th, 2020, Kirk Ferentz dropped a line after a 35-7 blowout of Minnesota that brought back memories of Peter Clemenza telling Rocco, “Leave the gun – take the cannoli.”
When asked why the Hawkeyes used three timeouts against the Gophers with 19 seconds left on the clock (and immediately following the use of a timeout by PJ Fleck, with starters still on the field going against Iowa’s 3rd stringers) in a 35-0 game, Ferentz said, “We figured we’d take Floyd with us and leave the timeouts here.”
You’re goddamn right.
If you like the t-shirt, you’ll love the hoodie.
The Kittle Collection
While injuries limited his on field impact while at Iowa, George Kittle is a national treasure. He’s one of the best tight ends in the NFL on the field and he’s a legend off of it. Celebrate greatness.
The People’s Tight End
While we are partial the black and gold, you can also get the hoodie in red, white and blue, which are never a bad option, especially since it’s the choice of the man himself.
You can get your matching hoodie here.
The Lucha Mask
It’s 2020 and that means we’re all in need of coverings for our faces. Whether you live in a state like Iowa where masks are mandated, you just want to help with the spread of COVID-19 or you’re just looking for more ways to represent the Hawkeyes, our friends at FOCO have you covered.