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.