Reflections of a Football Fan

It was the Fall of 2002 when I was first introduced to college football. I was six. My dad, a lifelong Iowa Hawkeye fan, was following the game on gamecast—we didn’t have cable—while he renovated our house. He explained the basics to me: first downs, false starts, extra points, etc. By the end of the season, when Iowa was playing USC in the Orange Bowl, I was as rabid a fan as anyone.

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