New Minneapolis Hotel

After selling out the Bloomington Marriott and the Thunderbird Hotel next door, HTO has scrambled to find more rooms for Hawk fans. Kara Bartlett, a Cedar Rapids native, has blocked out 50 rooms at the Bloomington Wyndham at the special Hawkeye rate of $69 a night for King or $89 for doubles. Call her direct at 952-960-0033. The hotel is located at 4460 West 78th St. Circle. Or call the national Wyndham reservation line at 800-996-3426. ONLY 25 ROOMS ARE LEFT!

Are you ready to rumble in the Metrodome? The Hawks will be ready to determine their fate in the postseason bowl pairings against the always tough Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota will be trying to reclaim Floyd of Rosedale from the Hawks, while Iowa is not about to relinquish the bronze pig. Floyd will be at our hotel along with the Iowa football team and staff.

Brad Banks, Fred Russell, Dallas Clark and the great linemen are ready to lead the high octane Hawkeye offense to a New Year's Day bowl game. This is a game that you will not want to miss!

Good restaurants abound in this area. The Shadow and I will be celebrating the victory at Biaggi's on Saturday night. My Dark Friend has a roving eye and I have heard that Biaggi's has a very attractive clientele. Come join us but don't expect him to buy any drinks. That, I'm afraid, is my job.

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