I'm biased but, damn, I work with the best sports photographers in the Midwest.
The Gazette staffers Brian Ray, Cliff Jette, Jim Slosiarek and Liz Martin are as talented as anyone out there. They're mainstays at Iowa sporting events, from games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Kinnick Stadium to championship-level performances in New York and Miami.
Our sports department loves to display their work on our blogs. That's one of the many pluses of new media, that we can showcase 30-plus photos an hour after a football game. We appreciate all that they do.
Simply, they're the best and they deserve a bow.
Brian (or B-Ray as he's known) put together a slideshow of his favorite Iowa football photos over the years. Some of his images include top moments, like Adrian Clayborn's blocked punt in 2009 at Penn State, or indelible memories, like Drew Tate throwing a pass without his helmet at Michigan. There are shots of Hayden Fry in his final game and Kirk Ferentz with a Gatorade shower.We still have 90 or so days left until the start of football season so if you're needing a fix, sit back and enjoy the slideshow.