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    Top "10-Reasons" why we love football season

    There is no better time of year than the fall. Only then can we spend an entire weekend slouching on the couch, eating chips and pizza, drinking pop and, since most of us are over 21, live off campus and are American citizens, enjoy the occasional non-alcoholic beverage. That’s right, it’s the season when personal hygiene, relationships and academics take a backseat to our national pastime, football. In fact, there are so many reasons that we love those 12 weeks that we found it difficult to narrow the list so short. So here are the Top Ten reasons why we love football season.

    10.) Alone time: It has been our experience that as the football season progresses, fewer and fewer people stop by to visit us. We generally just assume that this is due to their jealousy of our teams’ successes or unsuccess. Or it may be that we don’t shower between September and December, as this takes up precious viewing time. Either way, we’ve learned to treasure our time alone. And by that we mean with each other. Unrelated subject: We’re still single.

    9.) Rivalries: There’s nothing better than feeling like you belong to something greater than an individual. For example, we both are die-hard, uncompromising fans of our respective teams. As a result, we both take great pride in what they accomplish, and like to remind each other of our successes, no matter how insignificant. This leads to arguments that can sometimes get out of hand. It's not even football season for 4 months now, and members of our neighborhood have made three trips to the ER for various cuts, scratches, second-degree burns and head lacerations. Becoming a rabid fan isn’t for the faint of heart, or the anemic.

    8.) Fan spirit: After some of the past years Veisha celebration, as well as National championship games, students across this great land of ours rioted in the street and started numerous mattresses and cars on fire. We’re not saying that we condone this sort of thing, but you’ve got to admire the kids who’ll face arson charges to pay homage to their team. A slightly more legal alternative: Torch your roommate’s bed sheets in a garbage can. Be sure to have a hose handy, both in case the fire gets out of hand and in case your roommate gets home early.

    7.) Homecoming: School spirit in full swing, old men reliving their glory days, and dances that we never get asked to. What’s not to love? It’s like Christmas for a university, with boosters and alumni, as well as anyone associated with the university joining together in the common bond of destroying that week’s opponent.

    6.) Fantasy football: As if we don’t have enough reasons to fight, we joined a fantasy football league. We now get the chance to fulfill our fantasies of having control over our own team, and to mock each other’s stupid coaching moves. Besides it's the only other place individualls like coach Cotton can go undefeated and still not win a trophy.

    5.) Mascots: No other sports mascots are as high profile or as revered as college football mascots. The fact that most of them have their own Facebook account speaks for itself. (Yes, we’ve looked them up, and that is in no way sad.) There is no greater sense of accomplishment than when your mascot makes it onto Sportscenter. Hopefully "CY" will make an appearance someday.

    4.) Merchandise: Before ESPN came along, we had no idea that merely cheering for a team was inadequate. We now sport our team logos on nearly all our possessions. For example, we recently finished a life sized mural of Seneca Wallace and Ellis Hobbs on our living room wall. We’re just scared that our landlord is a Packer fan.

    3.) Procrastinating: We used to have to actually work to find excuses to avoid doing our homework. During football season, we have ready-made reasons four nights a week. Add to this the time spent on our fantasy league and these equal whole semesters of time at ISU. Lots of people are in college for six years, right?

    2.) Tailgating: This goes against our principles of not leaving the couch, but we make exceptions when it’s possible to see a game in person. The best part is walking through the parking lot, which miraculously turns into some sort of heavenly food court. We’ve found that a tailgate is the best place to fill your daily nutritional needs. Free food from the back of a stranger’s car never tasted so good. There’s something for everyone to eat, as long as you like meat and high cholesterol.

    1.) …And Twins! Here’s to football, as well as to all those commercials that are only aired around this time of year. Where else can you see a creepy Burger King making tackles and scoring touchdowns? No my friends, no matter what the score, or how things turn out, NCAA football is a way of life!



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    Re: Top "10-Reasons" wht we love football season

    1.) …And Twins! Here’s to football, as well as to all those commercials that are only aired around this time of year. Where else can you see a creepy Burger King making tackles and scoring touchdowns? No my friends, no matter what the score, or how things turn out, NCAA football is a way of life!
    hahaha love the twins!!!


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: Top "10-Reasons" wht we love football season

    WeeeeeOOOOOO WeeeeeeeeeOOOOO
    Spelling Police Alert: You misspelled "why" in the title.

    That’s right, it’s the season when personal hygiene, relationships and academics take a backseat to our national pastime, football.
    You mean that there's a season when academics don't take a backseat? I missed that memo, I'm going to see if I can find it....
    That was brilliant, by the way.


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    Re: Top "10-Reasons" wht we love football season

    Psyclone Brian said: "Only then can we spend an entire weekend slouching on the couch, eating chips and pizza, drinking pop and, since most of us are over 21, live off campus and are American citizens, enjoy the occasional non-alcoholic beverage."

    Usually i enjoy the alcoholic drinks during football season. I prefer a Budwieser over an Odouls or Shirley Temple anyday.



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    Re: Top "10-Reasons" why we love football season

    You guys are "true" Cyclone fans!
    Thank you!!!



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