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FromDC2Iowa: Football-Related Blog Essays

Note: Entries are listed chronologically within categories. This blog entry index is a work in progress that may have additional entries in future versions.

"The College Football Industry (impact, economics, future)"
"Football's Ties to Crime"
"Football's Ties to Gambling"
"Football's Ties to Alcohol"
"Impact of Fans on Stadium Neighborhood"
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The College Football Industry (impact, economics, future)

"UI Held Hostage-Day 378 - Feb. 3 - Athletics," Feb. 3, 2007 (Sen. Grassley questions whether "contributions" to football programs should be tax deductions; includes N.J. Press-Citizen column on topic, "It's Sure Cheaper Than a Rain Forest," Feb. 3, 2007)

"UI Held Hostage Day 429 - March 26," March 26, 2007

"Earthpark's Week-Long Wake," Nov. 26, 2007 (search for "Hawkeye Football's Good News")

"Floods and Football," June 17, 2008

"Forbes, Mural, Poverty and 7 Presidential Candidates," Aug. 17, 2008 (Forbes magazine ranks Hawkeye football coach nation's "most overpaid coach," based on salary and won-lost record)

"Corporatizing the University of Iowa," Nov. 17, 2009

"The $100 Million Hawkeyes' Football Team; Hawks: "How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Dollars," Aug. 28, 2010

"Coach Ferentz Provides Classy Variety of Wins; Winning Isn't Everything," Nov. 22, 2010

"Fandom; Super Bowl, Super Mystery," Jan. 30, 2011

"Super Boosters' Super Bowl; Campions' Wins Can Be Taxpayers' Losses; Lessons for Iowa," Feb. 8, 2011

"Crisis Communications 101; There Are Three Steps," Feb. 14, 2011

"Peak Oil, Peak Football; $80,000 for the Seat; $3750/Year to Sit In It," Jan. 21, 2012

"What America Most Highly Values; In 23 of 50 States It's Football Coaches," Aug. 16, 2013

"Curing a Cancer on the Academy," Aug. 20, 2014

"NFL: Just Another Rigged TV Show," Jan. 2, 2015

"Football: Enhancing Everyone's Game Day Experience," April 29, 2015

Football's Ties to Crime (and see, "CollegeFootball's Ties to Gambling", below)

"UI's Good News, Bad News," Dec. 31, 2007 (includes "UI Football Crime Update")

"UI, Sexual Assaults and Secrecy," Jan. 5, 2008

"Humoring the Hawkeyes," March 3, 2008 (jokes about Hawkeye felons)

"UI Sexual Assault Update," July 19, 2008

"Alcohol Update," Sept. 6, 2008 (armed robbery, bottom of essay)

"Extra: Stolar Report," Sept. 18, 2008 (sexual assault case)

"Rational Responses to Stolar and Global Finance," Sept. 20, 2008

"Cleaning Up After the Party," Sept. 26, 2008 (sexual assault case)

"Hawkeye Football Players' Criminal Records; We're Number Two! We're Number Two!" March 3, 2011

"Felons as Student Athletes; Felons on the Field; From District Court to Basketball Court; Do Hawkeyes Check Criminal Records Before Awarding Scholarships? March 27, 2011

"College Football Scandals Larger Lessons; Football's Privileged Tip of Abuses by Powerful," Nov. 8, 2011

Football's Ties to Gambling

"UI Football Promoting Gambling?" Sept. 16, 2006

"Riverside Gambling Casino's Future," Oct. 12, 2006

"Riverside Gambling Casino's Future II," Nov. 13, 2006 (description of "casino-football program partnership")

"UI Held Hostage Day 439 - NCAA Criticizes Gambling Tie," April 5, 2007

"Does Herky Have a Gambling Problem? NCAA vs. Hawkeyes," Jan. 25, 2012

Football's Ties to Alcohol (and see, "Impact of Fans on Stadium Neighborhood," below)

"Alcohol Update," Sept. 6, 2008

"Drunken Fights and Digital Photos," April 13, 2009

"A Busch in the Hand is Worth . . . Who Knows? They Won't Tell Us," June 16, 2012

"'We're # 2!' . . . in Campus Drunks; Coach: Players Should Drink in Dorms, Not Downtown," Aug. 21, 2012

"UI Administrators 'Shocked' By School's Beer Ads; Who Could Have Guessed?" Aug. 30, 2012

Impact of Fans on Stadium Neighborhood

"Hawkeye Football's Externalities," Sept. 9, 2007

"Serious Reflections on 'Football's Externalities,'" Sept. 13, 2007

"Externalities: Hawkeyes' Football, Obama's Safety," Sept. 21, 2009

"A Neighborly Request," Oct. 14, 2009

"Glass-Steagall, Happy Valley and The Dark Knight: Institutions, Conflicts of Interest, and Remedies," July 24, 2012

"Football Trash Talk; Iowa City: Where Great Minds Drink Alike," Sept. 12, 2012

"Anheuser-Busch, UI & Hawks a Win-Win-Win; Advertising Pays," Sept. 17, 2012

"Clean Streets and Creative Consumption," Sept. 30, 2012 (includes, "Alcohol: Friend or Enema? At last, Less Drinking")

"'GO, HAWKS!' -- Just Not in My Yard; Homecoming's Public Urination," Oct. 5, 2013

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