I started this blog two and a half years ago. At the time I was just getting really into Iowa football, beyond my casual fandom that I had held my whole life. My son was just growing out of the infant stage which meant I had more time for me to scour through message boards and random news reports. And I was looking for an outlet to compile and share my thoughts on the program. Message board have never really been my thing and my interest in web development was also starting to expand. Thus a blog was born.

Not, two and a half years later, my life is changing once again. My interest in Iowa football is as high as ever and for the first time I have season tickets. But my son is growing older and getting busier and we have another one on the way. So it's time for something new again.

If you haven't figured it out by now--this will be my final post on Fight For Iowa, at least for the foreseeable future. But fear not my Hawkeye news connoisseurs for I have some exciting news.

While it is sad to leave behind the blog that has been my online identity, and the decision to do so was extremely difficult, I am excited to introduce The High Porch Picnic. Me and three of the other best Hawkeye bloggers out there (Rick from Planned Sick Days, Matt from Black and Gold Box Score, and Mike from The Hawkeye State) have joined forces to become one super blogging team.

It is really a great situation for me. There will be a lot more great content than I could possibly provide by myself all on one blog. With four writers, it will also allow me to slow down on my writing pace (which I've already done this past couple of weeks). Instead of trying to push out a new post (or sometimes two during the season) every day, I'll just be writing 3 or 4 posts per week.

So, be sure to reset your bookmarks and set The High Porch Picnic as your new favorite Hawkeye blog. I will still be writing under the name Fight For Iowa (and look for a post from me coming very soon) and my twitter will remain the same (@FightForIowa).

Thank you everyone who has visited this site over the past couple of years. I have learned a lot and had more fun. I hope you'll join me over at The High Porch Picnic.