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    Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    If you watch a game of Iowa's they are always do the Florida Gator Chomp. No I am not sure what a HawkEYE has to do with Chomping like a Gator but my real question is where did it come from. Did they start it after playing Florida in a bowl game? I could see if they did it kind of like OU and A@M do the Longhorn upside down symbal but The HawkEYE's just look dumb doing it for some reason. Maybe because they don't have a chomping type mascot.



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    I beleive it is a nervous tick brought on by extreme dulusion and the magnetic field that is generated by trailer parks under high voltage power lines.



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    they do it after stopping a team on 3rd down. i guess it means there d chomped the other teams offense. either way they copy other schools in most things they do.



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    They have done it for years when the band starts playing the song from Star Wars when darth vader is around.


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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    It started in the 80's and refers to Pac-Man chomping up the little pellets.


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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    My guess is that if Iowa Fans saw this thread. They would claim Florida stole the Gator Chomp from them. They are that dilusional.



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    Quote Originally Posted by flander1649 View Post
    They have done it for years when the band starts playing the song from Star Wars when darth vader is around.
    Vader attends Iowa games? Impressive....most impressive. Too bad we're adept at finding their thermal exhaust port that's no more than two meters wide.



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    And like we don't copy Nebraska's tunnel walk now . . .

    That is the only thing I think about when we do the camera on the team as they walk to field, complete with red carpet a la Nebraska.

    Sorry, but that is just how I feel about the tunnel walk and it has no bearing on the Iowa "Gator Chomp".



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    Because it makes the same sound of a gavel coming down in the court room? Therefore, the players feel at home in Kinnick stadium.



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    Sorry to break it to everyone, but ISU fans do the Gator chomp at basketball games. Why do our fans do it?



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    Quote Originally Posted by 247cy View Post
    Vader attends Iowa games? Impressive....most impressive. Too bad we're adept at finding their thermal exhaust port that's no more than two meters wide.
    You are my hero.



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    Quote Originally Posted by vanillathrilla View Post
    Sorry to break it to everyone, but ISU fans do the Gator chomp at basketball games. Why do our fans do it?
    Yeah, but that's totally different.....



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    And like we don't copy Nebraska's tunnel walk now . . .

    That is the only thing I think about when we do the camera on the team as they walk to field, complete with red carpet a la Nebraska.

    Sorry, but that is just how I feel about the tunnel walk and it has no bearing on the Iowa "Gator Chomp".
    Inflatable helmets to run through...

    Smoke when the team enters the field...

    Jump Around...

    Sweet Caroline...

    I don't think the squaks have the corner on imitating other's traditions...


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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    If you watch a game of Iowa's they are always do the Florida Gator Chomp. No I am not sure what a HawkEYE has to do with Chomping like a Gator but my real question is where did it come from. Did they start it after playing Florida in a bowl game? I could see if they did it kind of like OU and A@M do the Longhorn upside down symbal but The HawkEYE's just look dumb doing it for some reason. Maybe because they don't have a chomping type mascot.
    I don't know...they use it pretty good. When they get a big 3rd down against you and your punt team is coming out and you're deep on your side of the field and the music is playing and the crowd is all chomping...it is pretty intimidating. I don't care if its copied, if we had something half as effective I'd use it even if every other school in the country did it first.



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    Re: Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

    Quote Originally Posted by 247cy View Post
    Vader attends Iowa games? Impressive....most impressive. Too bad we're adept at finding their thermal exhaust port that's no more than two meters wide.
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