As a special request we have decided to reinstate the 'About Us' page for anyone who is visiting the site and are not familiar with who we are and what we do. To simply sum that up...we are a group of middle aged Hawkeye fanatics that use fowl language, drink an obscene amount of beer on game days, and love to have a good time. As stated on all of our web pages...Hawkeye Corner Tailgators is "Where The Fun People Come To Get Ugly".
With that being said I would like to take a moment and introduce you to our host Dave 'The Rave' Hansen and his lovely wife Becky.
Dave and Becky have been hosting our tailgating parties for as long as I can remember...back when they use to roll me into the hatch of their 80 something Ford Escort. But that's another story for a later date. The two of them have been doing this so long (25 years or so) that they have got the art of tailgating down to a science. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if Dave did not have a schematic of how to load everything into that 70 something Zephyr that was a staple in the Hawkeye Corner Tailgators weekly outings. That 70 something Zephyr was replaced with a Zephyr Van, which has now been replaced with the Hawkeye Escape. I am sure Dave has transferred the same schematics on to the newest vehicle. Dave and Becky have certainly brought our parties a long way since we started, but not without the help of some others.
Mark and Lisa have also helped us take our parties to a new level. With the introduction of our first flag pole 10 years ago, Mark always seems to find a way to out do himself every year. In fact, we now have two flag poles that are strong enough to withstand hurricane force winds. We have the WWII Navy fog horn that is loud enough to wake up the dead. TV to see the game if you are unfortunate enough not to have tickets. And the wildest selection of music you will ever hear.
Beer drinking, story telling, and all out partying...in a nutshell, that's who we are. In the last 25 years, not much has changed. They are still the same folks with an added bit of gray hair. If you're in the area on a home football Saturday...stop by...it's an experience you will never forget.
Becky & David - then
Dave Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Internet Services; Becky Hansen, Director of Operations; Mark, Director of Research and Development; Lisa , Public Relations Director; Eric Christner, Director of Visual Services; Not Pictured: Stephen Purkapile, Internet Services Consultant.