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Monday, August 27, 2007

A new Scothawk video is up

Many of our Iowa-based readers are probably already familiar with the work of Scothawk, a local gentleman with a penchant for making really, really cool highlight reels for the Hawkeyes. Doing so was particularly easy in 2002 and 2003, but his work in 2004 was nonpareil--I defy you to keep a dry eye during the season-end tribute.

There's also a section of outstanding individual plays, including Tim Dwight rearranging the Arizona punt returner's chest cavity (mildly illegal). And as goosebumps moments go, what better play than The Kick?

But more to the point, Scothawk has posted a 2007 preview video, and--as usual--it absolutely rocks. It's probably the first non-ironic highlight video with a -10 turnover margin for its favored team, but it actually works in the context of the video (moreso than, say, the ill-advised foray into quotes from 300). Give the man his dues: he can litter the first half of a video with absolutely awful Hawkeye football and still have you fired up for 2007 by the end of it. The video is here, and the editor is Scothawk. Love it.

9 comments:

Bucketochicken said...

Watching the bewildered and very likely concussed Arizona punt returner begin to walk off the field toward the wrong bench gives me a warm fuzzy every time I see it.

Anonymous said...

ugh....a nickel for every dropped Scott Chandler pass...

bl1731atc said...

Tell me again why it is bad form to take your playmakers (Dwight) and write plays (gimmicks, anything) that get them the ball in space?

Instead of taking your System and telling your playmakers, "This is the System and don't fuck up."

It's the one thing I don't get about Ferentz.

Deacon said...

For my money the best of the bunch has nothing to do with the actual video itself: Zabel's call of Hartleib to Cook at OSU is extremely funny. I love how Zabel forgets to talk immediately after the catch. It's like he's inventing words and spitting them out as fast as he can, like he's learning to talk all over again or playing a word association game. The guy cracks me up.

icculus said...

My folks were at The Game for The Kick. I was 10 and at my uncle's house. Still to this day have the VHS recording my uncle made which includes some classic local coverage (KGAN in CR) I think.

Musberger: Coach (Ara Parseghian sp?), when they told me it was clear in Waterloo I knew we were alright.

The best part though is the Hayden Fry Show with Jim Zabel from that week. Flippin' awesome.

Bucketochicken said...

Was that the "This Magic Moment" video? It *might* have been KGAN, but I remember someone editing together a video of The Kick with that song, so that it hit the chorus right as RH's kick went through and the toilet paper came streaming down. Goddamn, what an awesome day. I was 9, and watching it with my mom and buddy John. I remember all three of us jumping up and down in our TV room cheering and hugging. Good times.

Mac G said...

bl1731atc,

I could not agree more about adapting a system that best suits your players instead of using the system no matter what. Tate was better out of the shotgun, No Question.

Do you remember when we had Humpdal covering Gonzalez in the slot in the OSU game?

What are the over/under on WR screens this season?

Mac G said...

Oh Scotahawk RULZ!

icculus said...

Bucketo, the local KGAN coverage I have on tape was basically coverage of the hype. Outside the stadium, trying to get tickets, game parties, that type of thing. Don't remember the "This Magic Moment" video, myself.

Hayden was sure upset about the fans on the field after the game though. Told Zabel that Mark Vlasic was injured at the bottom of the pile, would be out for the next game. Not happy about that at all.