I f'ing love Ricky Stanzi.
Ricky Stanzi Hates Hippies
Cut your hair you hippie!
Don't you get it? Every time Stanzi cuts his hair, a gun law is instituted somewhere in America. Stop trying to kill Patriotism, you hippie terrorist.
Brady is married to a furener named gazelle. Ah, the Jingoism dance. Does he have a passport?
I was JUST going to say that Stanzi looks a lot like Tom Brady here....
Now, Scott Tolzien -- there's a haircut you could set your watch to.
I too wanted to make this reference.
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If it was possible, Stanzi is even more awesome than I thought. How do you top a USA Flag tie and an awesome "America - Fuck Yeah" Mullet? Like that.
... he can always get his own show Ricky Stanzi's Iowa.
Glad Iowa didn't play in Eugene, Oregon this year. His head would have exploded.
$5 he goes to Bonaroo this summer.
as in, Berkeley.
For the message boards. "No politics - exception for ALL Ricky Stanzi talk."
I wish the B10 network had developed a segment where they followed Stanzi around during his career on road trips to Ann Arbor and Madison. Opportunity missed, B10 Network!
Is that most of us are unsure whether to treat Stanzi-worship as ironic or as sincere, or whether to see hippies as (marginal) representatives of a political stance or as a sadly misguided cultural phenomenon. My thought is that there's no real consensus here.
But yeah, I'd love to see Stanzi hang with the Hackey Sack All Starz on State street, then attend a couple of classes in the RC, then have dinner at one of the Co-ops on Washtenaw. That shit would get real real.
That would be fun to see Iowa play Cal or Colorado in a bowl game.
Hippies play a vital role in the ecosystem though. Where do you think the good pot comes from?
Also someone go tell Stanzi that Tressel organizes drum circles.
and blast it over the loud speaker and they'll all leave.
I'm no hippie, but that would make me move on to greener pastures too.
Stanzi hates hippies but emulates hipsters, what's inconsistent about that?
If it involves drinking Pabst, nothing.
Look at his shirt...
and went to the University of Michigan. Hippies made Ann Arbor what it is today.
He's also a fugly-acious looking noodle. Looks like a dust kitty.
They had Hippies in 1817??
Lets see here...
- Live off the land
- Make your own clothes
- Rarely shower/poor hygene
- Wacky long hair/wicked facial hair
- Hemp enthusiasts
I mean, Stanzi's pretty funny and everything, but we do know that if he's not actually a dumbass redneck, he's playing the role of one. Right?
I mean, how many hippies can there possibly be in Iowa? He's creating an imaginary nemesis here.
I refuse to believe there's been a Big 10 football player to love America more than J Leman.
Heres a preview
Great Photoshop thread of Stanzi being Stanzi.
New reality show idea: Stanzi parachutes into the Haight armed only with a Luger and a bottle of Patchouli for barter. He has six months to start a successful field office for the GOP. If he wins he and J Leman get to do an Extreme 'Merican Makeover on a cable car. If he loses, he has to wear Birkenstocks for his NFL tryouts.
Just spitballing here, but I think I'm on to something.
also, I guess slightly off topic, but does Stanzi really have 22 TDs and 4 INTs only this year? Is he suddenly an NFL prospect? How have they managed to lose 3 games with him playing so well? I guess the demise of all running backs would have something to do with it but they've gotta be really disappointed with their season.
Special teams cost them basically any chance against Arizona.
A missed extra point created a one-point deficit against Wisconsin.
I didn't watch the Northwestern game, but those nerds always seem to find a way to beat Iowa.
Glad someone is stepping up against those drum circles. Next thing you know we will have a hippie music festival.
Anyone else think that Stanzi is an anagram for St(upid) Nazi?
Seeing as how Stanzi is so accepting of other cultures and how other people live their lives...I wonder what he thinks about people that aren't like, white...or Christian. Not being political but seriously, this dude needs to get off of his high horse. And cut your fucking hair, you hypocrite! You look like you should be heading a Credence Clearwater Revival cover-band. Poser.
Umm I think he made some comments about hippies and people not going anywhere. So save he is a racist nazi rant for someone who actualy talked about race
I'm actually kind of interested to know the degree to which Stanzi really believeseverything that comes out of his mouth. Certainly to some extent he knows that saying shit like this has built him into a (sometimes ironic) CFB cult figure, and he's playing to the crowd. Some sociology student needs to write a paper on the Stanzi phenomenon, stat.
EDIT: Uh, nevermind. At least per the interview linked in this thread, he's painfully sincere about all this stuff. Doesn't vote or anything, but loves Springsteen (!) and Rocky.
As a member of the generation that spawned hippies, I had to laugh at the similarities in appearance of Stanzi today and those that were considered the first hippies. It was a movement started shortly after the "British Invasion" by the Beatles and Stones w/hair far closer to Ricky's length than those that followed.
It's assholes like him that espouse intolerance for all and any that may think differently than he that are the dangerous ones. It's not those that practice the individual freedoms of thought, speech and action that America was founded on that represent a cause for concern. It's the fucking idiots that think if all of us think and act alike we'll be far better off, of course as long as he happens to think the same way.
I willing to bet anyone on the board $100 that Ricky Stanzi has not listened to the lyrics - specifically the verses - of that song.
The funny thing is this was one the three "patriotic" songs those dumb dipshits at 94.9 played for the veterans on Veteran's Day. I just shook my head and continued with my work. The funnier thing is, a veteran co-worker gave me a bunch or shit and told me that I didn't get that song, when in fact HE didn't get that song. I just simply told him to Google the lyrics.
I think Not-Even-A-Hedgehog was among the first to very publicly, aggressively miss the point of that song.
The tattoo sound pretty awesome, too. Pictures or it didn't happen?
There's a rumor reported on the radio here in Iowa that someone is trying to sell Deadspin a photo of Stanzi smoking some weed back in high school. Not that I give a shit, but it's kind of funny that this mini-controversy popped up the same time this hippy critique came out.