Buffalo Wild Wings opens old Hawkeyes wound

'06 NCAA tourney loss is background to eating chicken wings

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March 29, 2014 | 3:39 am

This will require some answers. Before I get knee-deep in the mud of this investigation, I'll put this out there and maybe one of you can explain it.

Why did Buffalo Wild Wings choose Iowa's most-recent and most-ignominious NCAA tournament game to pitch its product?

It was eight years ago in Auburn Hills, Mich. Third-seed Iowa led 14th-seed Northwestern State by 17 points with 8 1/2 minutes left, but the Demons rallied to trail by just 63-61 in the final seconds, then Jermaine Wallace shot a 3-pointer from the left corner. It was good, the Demons won, and the demons from that game apparently won't go away.

I like Buffalo Wild Wings' wraps, and the people who work at their Cedar Rapids locations are good folks who do good jobs. Please do not take out your wrath on them, Hawkeye fans. Instead, perhaps you should focus your displeasure toward the corporate headquarters in ... Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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