I - O - WHAT!!!

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  1. CDN_Tailgater

    CDN_Tailgater Member

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    What is the history behind this chant...was watching an old game and the fans started chanting this. Is their any story behind it?
     
  2. rworkman83

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    I believe it goes along with I-S-Who?
     
  3. ripvdub

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    I know they did the I-O-W-A, with the flags. Not sure about I-O-WAH.
     
  4. h0mestar

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    I went to an Iowa-Indiana game at Kinnick back in the early 90's (Friend's dad is a professor at UofI and gave us free tickets). It was a brutally cold day and there was a rather rotund, rather drunk Hawk fan sitting in front of us with no shirt on. Occasionally drunk guy would stand up and try to lead the section in a cheer. His last cheer went like this:

    "Gimme a "I", Gimme a "O", Gimme a "W", Gimme a "W", Gimme a "A", What's that spell?"

    Most people in the section gave him a funny look. Then my buddy and I stood up and replied iowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwa!! (Emphasis on the W's) I think drunk guy left shortly thereafter.
     
  5. Bubbahotep

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    You know that is a true Iowa fan. Poor fat, drunk bastard.
     
  6. 4429 mcc

    4429 mcc Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure they stole it from OH- IO.
     
  7. CycloneErik

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    Got confused, thought it was a spelling bee, and they all shouted the only word they knew?
     
  8. tejasclone

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    Well, at least the Hawk fans can spell the name of their state. Go to a Missouri game in Columbia. One side of the stadium chants "M-I-Z", then the other "Z-O-U". Repeat x50.
     
  9. CycloneErik

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    Well, Missouri......makes sense. Not even spelling the whole state name. :no:
     

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