Friday, August 05, 2011

Low/High Expectations, Elvis Tigerhawk, Twitvid

I think it's fascinating how Hawkeye fans have unknowingly raised expectations for the upcoming football season, based solely on the fact that there are no expectations for the upcoming football season. They're setting themselves up for failure, again. I truly believe that most fans will be disappointed with 8 wins, even though I think 8 wins is right where this team is going to end up. This strange phenomenon begs the question: Will Iowa fans ever again have low expectations for a season?

I love the fact that Hayden Fry remains involved in the Hawkeye football program. I just wish he would've retired one year sooner. I'll never forget how bare he left the cupboard when he retired in 1998.

I'm saddened every time I see an old Hawkeye game on BTN, due to the fact that there's actual grass in Kinnick Stadium. Field Turf doesn't belong in there, even if it was often a muddy mess.

I'm not sure what to think about the season. The schedule sets up very nicely, but I don't see Iowa winning at Penn State, at Purdue, or at Nebraska.

I have to admit, even as a lifelong Iowan, I had never heard of Fred Flintstone in the Tigerhawk until Keith pointed it out. Maybe it's just me, but I think it looks more like a cartoon Elvis than Fred Flintstone.

Iowa State will likely only be favored in two games this season --- home against UNI, and home against Kansas. The schedule is an absolute bear. While the Big 12, as a whole, isn't as good as it was with Colorado and Nebraska, teams like ISU, Kansas, KSU, and Missouri, will suffer. The south will continue to dominate even though, technically, the south no longer exists.

I really hope Steele Jantz wins the starting QB job. We know what we're going to get with Jerome Tiller, and quite frankly, it's not that good. 

We have a prize for the first Cyclone fan who comments about the fact that there are 5 lines about Iowa, and only two about ISU. It's a surprise.

Michael Annett believes the biggest sporting event in Iowa is the US Cellular 250. That's no surprise....he's a NASCAR driver. Sprint Car fans will tell you that the biggest event is the Knoxville Nationals. It's not even close --- the Cy-Hawk football game wins, hands down.

Twitter is now forcing people to watch a 30-second ad before every Twitvid. I'm declaring this the beginning of the end for Twitter.


Anonymous said...

Which team ranked 110th in tackles for loss last year... a sign of a lack of pressure up front.... if you said Iowa State.. you were wrong. Iowa DEFENSE also losing STASH will hurt. Hawk fan.. you're not "that" good. Ames this year ! Bring it !

Zach said...

How are there only 2 lines about ISU, while there are 5 lines about Iowa???? ;)