I have noticed recently that fans of Big Ten teams not from OSU, PSU and MSU (and specifically Iowa in this case: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/few-things-about-iowa-football-you-might-not... )are generally much classier than said counterparts. From what I've seen they say what they have to say, then wish both teams luck and of course say go _____ (insert team affiliation here).
This is a stark difference to me when compared to fans of not only the aforementioned Big Ten teams, but also teams such as Florida, LSU, USC,
Texas, OU, ND, etc.
Is it perhaps because these fans (the classy ones) know both the joy of winning and the familiar humble of defeat? I say this because, despite good years on and off, these teams do not have the staying capacity of the powerhouse programs. (This obviously excludes MSU, who for some reason is cockier than a bag of cocks every year despite being a mediocre team on a year-to-year average).
Or is it because the fans from these schools aren't quite as spoiled and pyschotic as the other fans, making them seem better than they really are by comparison?
Or am I just completely, Charlie-Weis-after-a-three-week-chocolate-and-xanax-bender, loony?
"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."