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That’s Football

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.

That’s Football T-Shirt

  • $28

When it comes to college football in Iowa City, there are two words that everyone knows.

Yellow print. Available in two styles.

Adult T-Shirt: Super-comfortable, cotton/poly-blended crewneck in vintage black. Unisex sizing with a snug fit. S-3XL

Designed by Nick Torres.

Screen printed in the USA.

The mantra is also available in an Animal House style crewneck that is a personal favorite.

That’s Football Crewneck

  • $52

When it comes to college football in Iowa City, there are two words that everyone knows.

Yellow print. Available in two styles.

Crewneck Sweatshirt: Premium cotton/poly blended sponge fleece in black. Raglan sleeves with ribbed cuffs and waistband. Unisex sizing, S-3XL

Designed by Nick Torres.

Screen printed in the USA.

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.

It. Is. Football.

Now you can wear it!

It Is Football T-Shirt

  • $28

“What the hell are we talking about? ... It’s football.”

Yellow and white print. Available in two styles.

Adult T-Shirt: Super-comfortable, cotton/poly-blended crewneck in vintage black. Unisex sizing with a snug fit. S-3XL

Designed by Evan Russell.

Screen printed in the USA.

Also available as a hoodie.

It Is Football Hoodie

  • $52

“What the hell are we talking about? ... It’s football.”

Yellow and white print. Available in two styles.

Hoodie: Premium cotton/poly blended-fleece in black. Drawcord in natural. Front pouch pocket. Unisex sizing. S-3XL

Designed by Evan Russell.

Screen printed in the USA.

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

People’s Tight End Hoodie

  • $52

George Kittle is the people’s tight end, if you can smell what we’re cookin’.

Officially licensed product of George Kittle.

Blue, red and black print on white. Available in four styles. 

Gold and red print on black. Available in four styles.

Yellow and white print on black. Available in two styles.

Hoodie: Premium cotton/poly-blended fleece in white or black. Flat drawcord in natural. Front pouch pocket. Unisex sizing. S-2XL.

Designed by Nick Torres.

Screened in the USA.

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.

Image via BreakingT.com

You can get your matching hoodie here.

People’s Tight End Hoodie - Red, White & Blue

  • $52

George Kittle is the people’s tight end, if you can smell what we’re cookin’.

Officially licensed product of George Kittle.

Blue, red and black print on white. Available in four styles. 

Gold and red print on black. Available in four styles.

Yellow and white print on black. Available in two styles.

Hoodie: Premium cotton/poly-blended fleece in white or black. Flat drawcord in natural. Front pouch pocket. Unisex sizing. S-2XL.

Designed by Nick Torres.

Screened in the USA.

The Lucha Mask

Kittle Lucha Mask

  • $28

Wrestling has always had a big influence on George Kittle aka “The People’s Tight End.”

Officially licensed product of George Kittle.

As seen on Kittle before and after San Francisco’s Week 12 win over Green Bay.

Adult T-Shirt: Super-comfortable, cotton/poly-blended tee in red or black. Unisex sizing with a snug fit. S-3XL.

Designed by Bay Area resident Nick Torres.

Screened in the USA.

Kittle Lucha Hoodie

  • $52

Wrestling has always had a big influence on George Kittle aka “The People’s Tight End.”

Officially licensed product of George Kittle.

As seen on Kittle before and after San Francisco’s Week 12 win over Green Bay.

Hoodie: Premium cotton/poly-blended fleece in red or black. Flat drawcord in natural. Front pouch pocket. Unisex sizing. S-3XL.

Designed by Bay Area resident Nick Torres.

Screened in the USA.

Face Masks

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.

FOCO Iowa Gaiter - Black

  • $15

Features

Official On-Field Face Covering of the Iowa Hawkeyes

All-over team-colored design with bold team logo display

Side stripe and team logo accent

Multifunctional - can be utilized as a face cover, neck gaiter, snood, wristband, headband, and ponytail holder, so you can wear it however you want

Lightweight, soft, and breathable to keep you comfortable

Durable construction

Stretchable fabric, one size fits most, making this perfect for anyone

Stitched finish

Adjustable to match design correctly on face

Reusable, so you can wear it again and again

Details

Material: Polyester

Recommended wash after each use

Hand wash cold, air dry or tumble dry low, do not bleach

Officially licensed

Imported

Misc.

This Fashion Gaiter Scarf is not a medical device. It is not intended to be personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used by healthcare professionals/first responders, or used in a healthcare/clinical environment or setting. The Fashion Gaiter Scarf is not intended to prevent or protect from any form of illness or disease (or otherwise).

Please note: We can only accept returns on face covers and gaiter scarves that are unopened, unworn, and still in original packaging. Any returns will undergo inspection when we receive them, and your refund will be processed once your return passes inspection. We reserve the right to refuse a refund if it is evident that the face cover/gaiter scarf has been used or packaging has been tampered.

FOCO Iowa Gaiter - White

  • $15

Features

Official On-Field Face Covering of the Iowa Hawkeyes

All-over team-colored design with bold team logo display

Side stripe and team logo accent

Multifunctional - can be utilized as a face cover, neck gaiter, snood, wristband, headband, and ponytail holder, so you can wear it however you want

Lightweight, soft, and breathable to keep you comfortable

Durable construction

Stretchable fabric, one size fits most, making this perfect for anyone

Stitched finish

Adjustable to match design correctly on face

Reusable, so you can wear it again and again

Details

Material: Polyester

Recommended wash after each use

Hand wash cold, air dry or tumble dry low, do not bleach

Officially licensed

Imported

Misc.

This Fashion Gaiter Scarf is not a medical device. It is not intended to be personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used by healthcare professionals/first responders, or used in a healthcare/clinical environment or setting. The Fashion Gaiter Scarf is not intended to prevent or protect from any form of illness or disease (or otherwise).

Please note: We can only accept returns on face covers and gaiter scarves that are unopened, unworn, and still in original packaging. Any returns will undergo inspection when we receive them, and your refund will be processed once your return passes inspection. We reserve the right to refuse a refund if it is evident that the face cover/gaiter scarf has been used or packaging has been tampered.

FOCO Face Mask - Black

  • $13

Cover up while you represent your favorite team in this Iowa Hawkeyes On-Field Sideline Logo Home face covering!

Features

Official On-Field Face Covering of the Iowa Hawkeyes

Team-colored design with bold team logo display, in case there were any doubts where your allegiances lie

Side stripe and team logo accent for a little extra team spirit

Four pleated panels

Adjustable straps for easy, comfortable wearing

Soft and breathable to keep you comfortable

Reusable

Details

Material: Outer - Woven Polyester, Inner - Cotton

Recommended wash after each use

Officially licensed

Imported

Misc.

The Fashion Face Covering is not a medical device. It is not intended to be personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used by healthcare professionals/first responders, or used in a healthcare/clinical environment or setting. The Fashion Face Covering is not intended to prevent or protect from any form of illness or disease (or otherwise).

Please note: We can only accept returns on face covers and gaiter scarves that are unopened, unworn, and still in original packaging. Any returns will undergo inspection when we receive them, and your refund will be processed once your return passes inspection. We reserve the right to refuse a refund if it is evident that the face cover/gaiter scarf has been used or packaging has been tampered.

FOCO Face Mask - White

  • $13

Cover up while you represent your favorite team in this Iowa Hawkeyes On-Field Sideline Logo Away face covering!

Features

Official On-Field Face Covering of the Iowa Hawkeyes

Team-colored design with bold team logo display, in case there were any doubts where your allegiances lie

Side stripe and team logo accent for a little extra team spirit

Four pleated panels

Adjustable straps for easy, comfortable wearing

Soft and breathable to keep you comfortable

Reusable

Details

Material: Outer - Woven Polyester, Inner - Cotton

Recommended wash after each use

Officially licensed

Imported

Misc.

The Fashion Face Covering is not a medical device. It is not intended to be personal protective equipment (PPE) and should not be used by healthcare professionals/first responders, or used in a healthcare/clinical environment or setting. The Fashion Face Covering is not intended to prevent or protect from any form of illness or disease (or otherwise).

Please note: We can only accept returns on face covers and gaiter scarves that are unopened, unworn, and still in original packaging. Any returns will undergo inspection when we receive them, and your refund will be processed once your return passes inspection. We reserve the right to refuse a refund if it is evident that the face cover/gaiter scarf has been used or packaging has been tampered.