Poll: Watch It Again for the First Time

I was listening to Dark Side of the Moon while doing some yard work on Friday afternoon…sober of course.

I remembered an interview I watched with Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour where he lamented about never having had the opportunity to put on headphones and listen to that record straight through for the first time.

It made me think about which album I might want to listen to again for the first time if I could wipe away my memory of ever having heard it. So I posted the question on twitter for some fun and received a great number of responses.

One person brought up a sporting event, which made me think this could be a fun exercise for our summer series of Hawkeye polls.

So consider this…if you could go back and relive an Iowa game from the past without any recollection of the outcome, which would you choose?

We’ll break it down into decades; 1980’s, 1990’s and then 2000 to present. Why break it down? To give everyone a chance to weigh in on some of their memories. For those of us 40 and older, we’ll have a chance to vote on each of these polls having seen all of the events happen. For those who are 30 or older, the 1990’s to present will include events you have seen, and so on.

Then again in this day and age, those of you who are younger than 40 may have had the chance to watch many of the events we’ll list in each of the polls thanks to the Big Ten Network, Hulu, youtube and more. We’ll paste in the poll now and provide links and video embeds to some of the poll choices so you can see them for the first time or relive them all over again. You can make TWO choices in the poll. Then after we run our 1990’s and 2000 to present polls, we’ll take the top two of each to see who comes out on top. Thanks for taking part.

Memory Wipe and Watch It Again: 1980’s Edition
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1985 Iowa-Michigan State: Chuck Long Naked Bootleg

1987 Iowa at Illinois: 22 point comeback, Part’s I & II

1987 Iowa v Oklahoma NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

1987 Iowa at Ohio State: Hartlieb to Cook for the Winner

1981 Iowa at Michigan

1985 #2 Michigan at #1 Iowa

1986 Holiday Bowl

1984 Freedom Bowl

Iowa-Nebraska…Sort of

  • Rjboyd2010

    Oops. It wasn’t “Waite’s free throws” in 1980. The “Waiter” made an uncharacteristic drive to the hoop, scored and was fouled for the “and 1”.  What made that play so great (and unexpected) was his drive to the hoop…not simply 2 free throws.

  • Everhawk

    I voted with the majority on the Houghtlin game winner.   It was my Dad’s birthday that day and I gave him tickets to the game.   He sat in Kinnick endzone where Houghtlin kicked the winner.   Would love to be sitting there with him ………

    • HNStaff

      I didn’t space for ‘Waite made a great drive to the basket which was uncharateristic for him and made two free throws’ So I shortened it

  • Jeffbuck7

    Iowa 12, Michigan 10. Our greatest win ever.

  • Herbhawkeye

     I have to say Mich St Iowa 1985 was the greatest game I witnessed also my 1st time at Knnick stadium always will remember Chuck Log’s bootleg in a 35-31 win.Great great game both teams!!

    • Herbhawkeye

       Oops sorry Chuck LONG’S I meant to say duh missed the N

  • Waite free throws were great,  but the coolest ending in a game outside of the Capital one bowl was Chuck Long holding the ball up as he crossed the goal line against Michigan State his senior year.  The previous year Mich ST. stopped the Hawks on the goal line and it was sweet revenge to see fake to Harmon and even faked out the camera man and to see Long walk over the goal line love to see the Network replay that game.

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