Just walked past a couple of drunk Iowa fans at our hotel. One of them told my ten year old son, "Well, that's an unfortunate hat, son. A very unfortunate hat." It's a baseball cap made to look like a winged helmet.
Really, drunk Iowa fan? You're going to give it to a 10 year old??
So I told him that it was actually the coolest hat there is, and they both just started laughing. After about 30 seconds of laughing, I said, "We'll see who's laughing tomorrow. " And they stopped and said, sort of snidely, "Yeah, good luck."
Kill the Hawkeyes.
Edit: Have to agree with the notion that this wasn't a horrible incident compared to some, like the time I was in Columbus as a senior with a few girls, and after winning the game, got kicked repeatedly by OSU fans.
It was the condescension in their voices, the superiority, the disrespect in their laughter that set me off. Plus, another Hawkeye fan chimed in and started in on the "unfortunate" remark and started repeating it, like it was the most brilliant thing he'd ever heard. I wanted to keep it on the up and up in front of my kid. Today might be another story.
The van (dread-mobile) is decorated with full length dreads. On our way to AA early in the am. Perfect weather for a football game. Brother's here from Iowa with my nephew. One son flew in successfully from Frisco (UM alum). Younger son who plays HS football is on board. Uncle Bennie's bringin' the booze.
Double maize and blue grill with brisket, chicken, ribs, cheesy potatoes, salad, apple and peach pies. "Ya-ger" bombs. Bullhorns. Twin M tents. Footballs.
Denard on target. Donald Duck and Batman in the groove............
Here's to a V tomorrow!! Go Blue
Welcome to the Big Ten, Nebraska! We're worth every penny!
In an otherwise "meh" article, Rival's Larry Lage takes the opportunity to take a poke at Rodrigeuz.
"Rodriguez, who’s in his third pressure-packed year with the Wolverines, hopes he has enough time to assemble the talent he wants playing for college football’s winningest program." (I inserted bold font)
In fairness, it does eventually compare Ferentz's less than stellar start and Iowa's patience with him to Rodriguez.
I thought that this was all resolved, but it just popped up 15 minutes ago.
Deja Vu - again?
I posted this in Tom VH's diary post on visitors for this weekend but since it is buried in the diary section I thought I would post it here as well to quiet down some of you who are asking for more defensive recruits. Scout is reporting that Ohio DE/TE Austin Traylor will also be in attendance this weekend for an official visit. He is a three star #77 DE in the country according to scout (http://michigan.scout.com/a.z?s=162&p=8&c=1&nid=4737899) and for rivals he is a four star (#214 in the country), 9th ranked weak side DE, and top 10 in Ohio (http://rivals.yahoo.com/stanford/football/recruiting/player-Austin-Traylor-106929)