Iowa or Nebraska?

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  1. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    So when Nebraska decided to run away, I decided that I would root against the team with the most to lose in this game. On paper, it would seem this is Nebraska this year with Iowa eliminated from bowl contention. But would a victory over Nebraska give Iowa fans something to be hopeful about, or not? Which way do you think the tailgate lots will be leaning on Friday?
     
  2. WhatchaGonnaDo

    WhatchaGonnaDo Well-Known Member

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    As always, I will be rooting against the structural integrity of the stadium
     
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  3. Turn2

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    I had been leaning toward the reasoning of the OP, but you're thinking is better.
     
  4. mac4cy

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    I hope for a 0-0 tie in a roaring blizzard so all the fans can suffer from frostbite and snow blindness.
     
  5. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    I root for Iowa to go 0-12.

    I root for Nebraska to go 1-11 with a 50-0 win over Iowa. I feel dirty when I do so. But I still do it.
     
  6. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I don't need a team to root for in every game, and I don't need to see every game. I'm willing to pass on this one while hoping for the Kinnick Kollapse someone hinted at earlier.
     
  7. everyyard

    everyyard Well-Known Member

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    Iowa. No way do I want Nebbie taking a meaningless B1G title. And everyone will see an Iowa win over Nebbie for exactly what it would be...an emotionally charged fluke.
     
  8. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    1) NU beats the Hawks leaving them devoid of all hope.
    2) Oregon beats Stanford, loses to Oregon State, then wins Pac-12 championship game to go to Rose Bowl.
    3) NU beats Wisky to go to Rose Bowl.
    4) Notre Dame loses to USC.
    5) Oregon beats Nebraska 84-0 in Rose Bowl.
    6) KSU beats Alabama for NC.

    And ISU wins last two games and then wears white helmets for the bowl game :jiggy:
     
  9. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    Cheer for Iowa so they keep the coaches employed for another fail next year
     
  10. Tre4ISU

    Tre4ISU Well-Known Member

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    If your ultimate goal is maximum disappointment, everyone should root for Iowa. Here's why:

    -Iowa gains nothing significant but win.
    -Nebraska potentially loses a Big Ten title shot and BCS bowl bid (So long as Michigan wins)
     
  11. MeanDean

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    Structural integrity loss will do a nice job thinning the herd, but wouldn't a well placed meteor strike do better?:jimlad:
     
  12. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    As a Cyclone from Western Iowa, I will never root for Nebraska. EVER! Huck the Fuskers. Go Hawks.
     
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  13. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    No, too close to the hospital which does provide useful service to the state. :smile:
     
  14. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    Here's my thought on the "rivalry": I don't want it to ever actually be a rivalry. As an ISU fan that would be the worst possible outcome. And from an ISU perspective Nebraska dominating is a better outcome than Iowa dominating. So as an Iowa State fan the best option is utter Nebraska domination over Iowa. I want the season ending"Heroes" game to be something that no one cares a single crap about.

    So once a year I will swallow my pride and cheer for the Huskers. I won't like it. But it is better than the alternative.
     
  15. MIClone

    MIClone Active Member

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    Same with me. I grew up in SW Iowa and we only got Omaha TV. So hatred for NU is in my soul. I will definitely be for Iowa. Gig 'em!
     
  16. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    Good point. An Iowa win would go a long ways to legitimize that rivalry.
     
  17. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    I'll be one of Iowa's biggest fans on Friday. Huck the Fuskers!
     
  18. GrindingAway

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    Maybe it's me but my hatred for Nebraska is fading. I grew up in Western Iowa and grew up hating Nebraska almost more than Iowa. Maybe it's because they moved to the Big 10 or maybe it's because I now live in Eastern Iowa or maybe it's because they are pretty irrelevant nationally but Nebraska is starting to be pretty meh to me. They aren't any different than any other Big 10 or SEC team. I like to see them get beat, but don't really think twice about them anymore.
     
  19. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    If you move back over this way the hatred will come rushing back. Husker fans are so full of themselves. You would think they invented football
     
  20. wheels686

    wheels686 Active Member

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    Iowa my my number one most hated team. So this the only time I will root for them. Although I do want that coaching staff at Iowa to stay intact
     

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