By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Pedley's Ponderings

Game Day


September 21, 2023


Henry Thein and Oliver Pedley, both 6, of Hartley, pose for a photo with the statue of Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick on Sept. 16 outside Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

I've had billions of great ideas in my life, but rarely have I carried through. Last weekend, I carried through.

I got a wild hair two weeks ago after the annual Cy-Hawk matchup. Iowa was slated to play hapless Western Michigan the following Saturday, and I figured tickets would be pretty cheap. I was right. $20 off face value had me sold to take Oliver to his first Hawkeye game.

I reached out to a friend to see if he wanted to come and bring his son, who happens to be Oliver's best friend. There was no debate and the tickets were booked within minutes.

I've always debated when I'd take Oliver...

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