Is Kinnick too big of a stadium for Iowa or do Iowa fans just really suck?

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  1. Freebird

    Freebird Well-Known Member

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    Can't sell out a stadium for a top 20 undefeated team. Which is it? Too many seats to fill or too many band wagon t-shirt fans that haven't returned yet?
     
  2. mj4cy

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    They want it both ways....they want the respect and they defend the schedule....but their attendance shows what they really think of the schedule.



    All comes back to the watered down Big 10. Great, you're undefeated, but look at the crap coming into your stadium. At least we get to see TCU, Baylor, OU, Texas, OSU, KSU every other year.
     
  3. ameslurker

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    This thread is trying really hard
     
  4. carvers4math

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    I haven't paid too much attention, but are they getting a lot of 11:00 a.m. starts with their crap schedule?
     
  5. Cyclone1985

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    I amazed at the amount of "die-hard" fans that have all of a sudden come out of the woodwork on facebook, yet are unable to name a player not named Tim Dwight.

    I am also amazed at the number of "die-hard" neighbors that I see out mowing the lawn, cleaning their garage or walking their dog during Iowa football games.
     
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  6. JP4CY

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    Well, they were ****** and tried to send a message to the AD they weren't happy with Ferentz.
    Now they are undefeated, and good, not great.
    They are either:
    1. Coming out of the woodwork and being more arrogant than ever
    2. Understand the schedule blows
    3. Are not wanting to show up and let the AD think things are now OK
    4. Mix of 1-3
     
  7. JohnnyFive

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    Maybe someone should write an article about it letting everyone know that Iowa doesn't care what everyone thinks about their attendance.
     
  8. cloneu

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    I am confident they won't have over 60,000 in the stadium this Saturday. Losers.
     
  9. isufbcurt

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    Big Ten is known for 11 AM games and as far as I am concerned the Big Ten can have exclusive rights to them.
     
  10. johnnydugouts

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    you are making stuff up.
     
  11. Gunnerclone

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    dognuts to the rescue! Go hoks brah. War Badger!
     
  12. mj4cy

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    I hope you can get someone to bet you on this lol. Had me going for a sec
     
  13. Gunnerclone

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    and succeeding. Work in, works out brah.
     
  14. cloneu

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    If I posted it on HN I would get no less than 10 takers.
     
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    You should know what that looks like, "Badger".
     
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    #17 khawk4, Oct 20, 2015
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    I think its a mix of a few things. Up until this year, the program had been growing stale since '09, and anyone could see it. We didnt have awful recrods thanks to an easy schedule, but the same things were happening- Losing to ISU, playing down to lesser teams, not taking advantage when we should, crappy recruiting, etc... things like that. It made it difficult too when they were hitting up donors for the new facilities, but were falling behind on the field. Plain and simple- the fans spoke with their money. I think people just didnt see this turn around happen. And its not just the record, its how they are winning.

    Believe me, I wish we were selling out. But who knows, maybe all of that lost revenue caused Barta to go to Ferentz to tell him to shape up or ship out. IF that happened, then... well... it worked.
     
  18. iahawks

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    You nailed it. I was fed up as were a lot of fans. I believe it forced KF to make some changes that are working this year. Will take a little while for the fans to return in numbers like they did before.
     
  19. AustinHawk

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    You're forgetting about how Sally "Fun Police" Mason was working really hard at killing the tailgating atmosphere.
     
  20. CyTwins

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    I think this is a big part of it. Tailgating in Iowa City used to be cool but now it sucks
     

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