Everything We Do, We Do It Big

5.30.2013
the best team to be a fan of - the iowa hawkeyes.  only the best team in college football, no big deal.  why should you be a fan?




i know 'win or lose we still booze' is a college thing and not just for iowa fans.  but we take it to a whole new level.  iowa got banned from having night games until my senior year because regardless of whether the game is at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 7 p.m., iowa fans are out there tailgating at 5 a.m.  and then we go straight to the bar and stay out all night, because saturday nights in the fall are for face paint and tailgate shirts, not mini skirts and smokey eyes.  (unless you're a freshman and haven't learned yet.  this is how we spot you.)  our tailgates are better than anyone else's.  period.  and we can drink more than you.  because there's nothing else to do in iowa.





because of this, we're really nice.  guest teams and fans like us.  because we're just too drunk to hate on you.  i've been told ohio state and michigan state are terrible schools to visit because the fans are evil.  wisconsin is up there too, but there's more buckeye horror stories.  iowa fans aren't like that.  our team will beat yours whether we're mean to you or not.  not true.  we lose a lot.  iowa fans have accepted this, much like cubs fans.  so we just drink and if you drink too, we like you.




big ten is where it's at.  look, kentucky is my home, but come on.  how overplayed and boring is the sec?  fine i'm jealous, but whatever, i can predict that shit long before the season starts.  the big ten, or whatever they want to call it since it's actually 12 teams but who's counting, is totally unpredictable.  sometimes, even minnesota is good.  well, no, that doesn't happen, but at least the teams pretty equally battle it out.  better than constantly getting your ass handed to you by alabama.

our guest locker room is pink.  it's just funny.  they keep trying to change it, to no avail.  which is why you see so many iowa shirts in pink, it's an unofficial color.  which makes me happy, i love pink.

our colors rock.  throw on a black shirt and some gold jewelry and you're done.

iowa fans travel.  every away game, you will not be lonely.  buses of students come, alumni come, every single away game is guaranteed to have a huge section of hawkeye fans.  some more than other.  like illinois and purdue - the iowa fans out number the home team fans in the stadium.  this is how i know:

 this is at illinois.  i only know the girl next to me, courtney.  we made lots of new friends.



the fan base is huge.  know what iowa doesn't have?  pro sports.  so all anyone cares about is college football.  (and the cyclones are just not a legitimate team.)  hawkeye nation!  you will undoubtedly meet die hard iowa fans wherever you go and thus have instant friends.  i was in india with my parents and had a girl say 'go hawks' to me because of my iowa hoodie.  india, people.  bangalore, india. 






Venus Trapped in Mars


33 comments:

  1. I got ripped off in college. We had NO football team. And our baseball team won the College World Series twice while I was there and still, there was no school spirit. I blame it on the fact my school was in Orange County and everyone commuted so they didn't have any connection to the college.

    BUT my mom's family is all from Iowa and they are huge Hawkeye fans.

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  2. You guest locker room is pink??? SHUT UP.

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  3. I think a lot of these seem to apply to Nebraska, too, from what I've seen in the year I live here. Also I hate everybody from Ohio, and that's barely hyperbolic.

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  4. This was hard for me to read. I never really wanted to admit this to you, but I am a Cyclone fan.
    I hope you don't blog break up with me.

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  5. I LOVE football. It kills my soul that UK is the joke of the SEC in football. Lets not even talk about Basketball. As a Kentucky girl we have TONS of Ohio sucks joke. Like Whats the Best thing to come out of Ohio? I-75 S. What Keeps Kentucky from falling into Tennessee? Ohio Sucks.

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  6. your hair is seriously the best. I do not really get into sports, mainly go to sporting events for the booze...looks like we are similar fans ;)

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  7. I kindly disagree with you ma'am. UGA and the SEC has the best tailgates. :)

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  8. My school sucks. No drinking at games. Booooo. I might transfer to yours.

    And your hair is so pretty!!

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  9. Ditto to what Leeann said ^^I don't follow college sports too much...I barely started to care about the nil...this gal can only handle so much sports with a husband like Matt whose like sports obsessed!!

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  10. Ummm... Totally random and semi creepy question. The third picture down. Girl on the far left. Is her name Kristen by chance? Or is she in Tri-Delt at Iowa?

    I %100 agree. Iowa is where it's at. I may or may not have gotten a tattoo I really don't remember during a homecoming game. Wooops.

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  11. we had a college football team and i followed them to the rival university to watch them play. it was incredible! but then we got booed etc when we won. not very sportsman like!

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    1. That's not very nice! We don't boo, if we lose we're way too drunk by that point to notice.

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  12. i'm going to ignore the snark about WI because i love you. i was in iowa once. i think i was underage and with some sort of school function. all i know is that i was sober. take me back there and show me how to do it right.

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  13. Haha, great post!! I wish I went to a cool school for college. Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Ivrester Award!! I just saw Sarah did, too so you must be pretty popular in the drinking category!! lol

    Have a great day!

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  14. Umm love everything about the Big Ten vs. SEC comment...all 100% true. As a lifer Badgers girl I know that no one could love sports more than a packed stadium of Midwesterners drunk on beer and sausages. <3

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  15. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1090935-college-football-rankings-2012-the-20-rowdiest-stadiums-in-the-nation/page/6

    OR

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1282680-best-college-football-fans

    On the second one I didn't even see you guys make the cut? We're #3 :) But it all love for my neighbors, I think you guys are a fairly happy and nice team. We hate mean neighbors so I spose I'll let this post go without throwing up any mean banters lol

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  16. That rocks! My college has absolutely nothing like that.

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  17. What about the "In Heaven There is No Beer" song?? That is fabulous.

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    1. That is true, it's awesome!!

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    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya-ArnK8Bpk There ya go!

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    3. omg, that might be the worst recording of it ever, sorry! Should have listened first :)

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  18. hmmm as a Husker fan I might challenge you on some of those! haha! ... but one of the wrestlers my husband coached and a family friend of ours is going to play football at Iowa next year! ...we always say we will be a fan of his but NEVER an Iowa fan! haha!

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  19. I'm sad we don't play you this year :(

    We would have an epic tailgate!

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  20. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't go to a college that had a football team... what the heck was I thinking?! I love me some college football!

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  21. Hey! I nominated you for the Ivrester Award check it out at http://www.southernbeautyguide.com/2013/05/ivrester-award-say-what.html

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  22. SOOO, my dad is a HUGE Iowa fan. Don't ask me why... Seeing as how we live in WA, don't know anyone who's gone to school there, nor do we even know anyone that lives there... His obsession really makes no sense to me. And now I have to tell him that my blogger friend is a die-hard... This will make his day, you realize this right?
    ;)

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  23. Having known a bunch of people from my high school that went to Iowa, I agree with everything you just said. And I am jealous I've never been to a game day :)

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  24. I love this post and completely agree with everything!!! We may be a sucky football team right now, but we always have a good time :)
    There's not much better than leaving Des Moines at 4 AM on a Saturday to head to Iowa City and see I-80 eastbound lit up with other Iowa fans headed to tailgate.

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  25. I went to Iowa State so I can't really comment much on all your things on why Iowa is amazing!! I actually grew up in Arkansas and LOVE the SEC. I'm still bias and think the SEC is much better.

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  26. Haha, anything against OSU and MSU is fine with me! I'm a Michigan girl but have nothing against Iowa :)
    - Mishfish13

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    1. I have no problem with Michigan, the fans are usually nice! I have a few Michigan fan friends, it's a friendly battle :)

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  27. I want a pink locker room!

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  28. Just got a chance to read this...and I love it. BIG TEN is AMAZING (go blue). You're right...we're very unpredictable which keeps it fun. And I love that you're too drunk to hate on the opposing team...it's just all about the good times! I'm ready for football season, can it be fall now?

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