Iowa Party Bus Ride Share - Join In!

Iowa Party Bus Ride Share - Join In!

Submitted by bigdemo on October 21st, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Friends, a client of mine who is a reader, but only lurks on the boards, asked that I share this. Looks like a good time!   I will be out there as well and we may end up throwing a HomeSure Tailgate, if we do, come one over!

I'm trying to set up a party bus through Rallybus for the Iowa game.  My brother-in-law and I, along with our wives, are staying at Riverside Casino about 20 minutes south of Kinnick.  Currently I have a route set up that would leave the casino at 2:15 with a goal to get to the visitors RV parking lot (the softball complex from what I can see online) by 3 pm.  This should allow for ample tailgating prior to the game; the bus will then remain there and will leave about half an hour or so after the end of the game to head back to the casino.  We can add additional stops if necessary depending on interest.  
 
Right now we would need about 35 people @ $50 each to guarantee the bus, if we get more (capacity is 54) we can get that price down to $30 a person.  If we cannot secure enough commitments by 2 weeks before the game, the bus will be cancelled and no one is charged.  Click on the link at the bottom of the post and you can reserve your seats; your credit card won't be charged until the bus is confirmed and they know the final count.  Either way if you commit you won't pay more than $50 and could get it for as low as $30 assuming we get a full bus. 
 
For those of you unfamiliar with Rallybus they are a site coordinating party bus travel to various events.  My wife and I used it for the first time in Boston to go the Patriots-Bengals game, and it easily exceeded our expectations.  The benefits for us were that you can bring your own booze (just no glass bottles) and take all of your tailgate gear.  
 
The bus stays on site and is locked during the game so you can leave whatever you want behind.  Also, the bus has a bathroom, which I claim is more of a perk for the wives but honestly after a few I end up using it just as much.  It's also nice to have the bathroom during the tailgate as opposed to waiting in line for whatever port-a-potties are on site.  Here's a FAQ section if you want to check it out further.  Rally - Crowdpowered Travel 
 
Admittedly I have only used the service for the one trip, so if anyone else has used Rallybus and has suggestions or comments, please feel free to let me know.
 
My brother in-law posted a similar thread on Rivals and a local fan out there made a couple of useful comments.  He indicated the casino may be a good location for fans from Cedar Rapids or elsewhere to meet up and ride in as opposed to trying to fight traffic and parking on their own.  He also said there is a Menards and Wal-Mart off Highway 1 between the casino and the stadium which could also potentially be  good second pick-up spot.  We are open to suggestions and really just trying to get a economical way to tailgate with other Michigan fams and avoid driving.    
 
So, if you are interested, use the link below to reserve your spot.  Note that currently this trip does not show up with the others on Rallybus for this game, as those appear to have been set up thinking this was a noon kick-off and  I wanted to make sure the bus we reserved was for the night game.  I have a request into rallybus to clear this up and link it for anyone searching Michigan-Iowa.  
 
 
Also, thank you to Matt, and HomeSure Lending, (how's that tailgate trailer thing coming?) for posting this for me.  Although I have been a long time reader I rarely post, which means I did not have the requisite points to post this on my own.  Mentioned it to my new favorite lender and he said he could take care of it for me.  So add this to the long list of stories indicating how great of a guy Matt is.  - Brandon
 
In response to Brandon - The HomeSure Mobile Tailgate Trailer will (should, when the Mrs. relents) be up and operational for the entire 2017 season.  Two 50" TVs w/ Dish, two taps, bathroom, speakers, full bar. 

Iowa LB Jim Poggi (bro of Henry Poggi) takes a medical hardship

Iowa LB Jim Poggi (bro of Henry Poggi) takes a medical hardship

Submitted by Leaders And Best on February 22nd, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Iowa LB Jim Poggi, brother of Henry Poggi, took a medical hardship due to persistent injuries. The part I didn't know was that his brother was one of the players who was hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis from that Iowa offseason workout a couple years back. Tough break for the kid.

In other news, Iowa FB Brad Rogers also was took a medical hardship as well. AIRBHG?

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8975990/iowa-fb-brad-rogers-ends-career-due-injuries

AIRBHG next victim ?

AIRBHG next victim ?

Submitted by MichiganMan_24_ on December 14th, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I post this as a prayer. I ask AIRBHG to let go of his attacks for one newly committed LeShun Daniels. The kid is a friend of mine and attends my alma mater as did Manningham,Prescott,and the town shame Mo Clarett..Iowa got what i feel is a very under valued recruit who will fit their style well..so the watch is on..and i know i will now keep my distance from the kid.

AIRBHG nearly finished with Iowa

AIRBHG nearly finished with Iowa

Submitted by lakeside on October 15th, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Iowa's starting running back (actually a walk-on converted fullback) is out for this week's game against Penn State. That leaves..

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True freshman Greg Garmon as the starter!!  His backup being Jordan Canzeri who - wait for it - has not played a down sing tearing his ACL during spring ball.

 

http://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/2012/10/15/3506832/depth-chartin-weisman-out-canzeri-in-castillo-promoted

AIRBHG goes after Iowa's lone remaining back

AIRBHG goes after Iowa's lone remaining back

Submitted by lakeside on September 18th, 2012 at 3:51 PM

 

Mark_weisman_icon_medium Yeah, you heard me, it explodes and I end up landing square on my head.

Iconferentz_medium This cannot be happening again.

Mark_weisman_icon_medium Again?

Iconferentz_medium Nothing.

The rest:

http://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/2012/9/18/3352600/mark-weisman-human-target

 

 

Edit: Damn. Mods, board pleeeease?!

CBS Sports picks up on "Angry ____ Hating God" mem

CBS Sports picks up on "Angry ____ Hating God" mem

Submitted by Yo_Blue on August 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 AM

In a CBS Sports story yesterday about Barkley Hill's confirmed season ending ACL tear, they referenced the Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God.  Apparently the AIRBHG is in the Urban Dictionary.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/19856802

Didn't Brian copyright this meme?  He should have.