New Kinnick and Iowa City aerials for everyone

Aerials are photos from a plane, very different, cool point of view

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Over the years, we’ve taken many aerial photos of Kinnick Stadium for whatever usage in the newspaper and on the website.

I’m not sure why we need them except that they’re just really, really, really cool. And that’s a pretty great reason. Why not take cool pictures and put them in front of people to enjoy. That seems like solid thinking. I’ll totally behind it.

So, this summer, Gazette photographer Stephen Mally did the aerial update this year.

I searched our archives for some old Kinnick aerials. You might get a kick out of those.

I heard the cicadas for the first time late last week. When I hear the cicadas I really start thinking football.

Also, Scott Dochterman and I did an update of the “Hall of Ferentz” thingie I did around 2009 in podcast form. (Here’s the link.) We opened with a discussion on some of the signs of a new Kirk Ferentz deal we’ve seen in Iowa City last week. Possibly, I’m jumping to conclusions, but I did see Neil Cornrich, Ferentz’s agent, at the marathon podcast with HawkeyeReport for Brent Balbinot’s farewell (Brent is leaving the UI’s women’s basketball and baseball play-by-play jobs, among other duties, to become the main play-by-play voice for the Toledo Rockets). The next day, we saw Iowa athletics director Gary Barta and UI president Bruce Harreld walk into the Hansen Center all suited up. Someone said Cornrich also was in the building, but I didn’t see that.

I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but that seems like an incredible coincidence.

Anyway, enjoy the pics. Maybe be on stand by for some new KF deal.

And listen to the cicadas. They are saying “Football, football.”

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