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Clowns?

Geoff Wood

The typical, unoriginal nickname that Hawkeye fans tend to substitute for "Cyclones" (or more accurately: 'Clones) on sports message boards is "Clowns".

Cyclone fans are just as guilty with the reciprocally typical and unoriginal substitute "Squawks" in lieu of "Hawks".

As one who frequents such boards (strictly for information, never to banter with rivals - known colloquially as "to flame") I decided years ago to avoid using the latter because I think the former is so stupid.

However, in light of the recent Cyclone uniform annoucements/poll by the ISU athletic department, one clever Hawkeye fan who apparently has bought into "Clowns" posted his ideas on how the uniforms should look:

Very funny. ;)