There is certainly no lack of financial support for athletics in this state when you consider this and the OSU money.
The attitude toward sports here became apparent when I was coaching T-ball this summer. Several of the teams played in pre-season tournaments and took winning very seriously. In fact, I had parents upset with me for not playing our best players more at their best positions. My response was simple: "It's only T-ball. We are just teaching the basics of all positions at this age." He didn't like that too much.
So, although Iowa may have a reputation for being a "boring place to live," I will give the state credit for having more to life than just sports.
Something that we import from Brasil because sugar cane is significantly more efficient at producing it than corn is...
Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice? Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.
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