As this ill-begotten year dribbles to its merciful end, it is time to reveal the 2009 Iowahawk Man of Year. This award, carrying no monetary recompense, salutes those individuals best exemplifying the spirit of my people, Midwestern-Americans of Unfortunate Intoxication and/or Sexual and/or Automotive Experiences.
It is also time to reveal the 2008 winners because I was too hungover last year. So let's get that out of the way first.
The 2008 Iowahawk Man and Woman of the Year
In recognition of their enthusiastic Hawkeye spirit following Iowa's 55-0 rout of archrival Minnesota at the Metrodome
Nominated by: at least a dozen Iowahawk readers
And, without further ado,
The 2009 Iowahawk Man of the Year
For creating a vigorous firewall in defense of arrestee civil liberties
Nominated by: Tex Lovera