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.