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

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  1. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member
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    No they don't. How many other schools have you been to?
     
  2. JP4CY

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    I didn't, that's why I said it's not great.
     
  3. Gunnerclone

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    Nice. If you know people that live on those side streets off of Melrose there's good parties there too. Definitely completely different styles but both pretty fun. I haven't tailgated in Iowa City since they stiffened up the resistance though.
     
  4. CysRage

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    I saw Hawkeye Nation was making fun of ISU for this (despite the fact it didn't come from ISU). Do they not realize a couple years ago Iowa had a groupon for basketball games (actually from the school) that had tickets, pizza, and ice cream for $10? Pot meets kettle.
     
  5. clonedude

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    Iowa tailgating sucks, plain and simple.

    It's never been that good, but Mason ruined some of it and they've had to destroy numerous parking lots around the stadium to build their indoor practice facility and new football offices.

    It is a horrible place for tailgating.
     
  6. Gonzo

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    Iowa tailgating has always been great because of the variety. If you want a big huge lot (like pretty much the entire Trice scene) you can hit Finkbine commuter or the lot directly outside of Kinnick to the west. If you want yard parties you've got everything up, down, and off of Melrose, Sunset, Melrose Heights, etc.. You have all the vendors on Melrose around the stadium. You have apartment lots close to the stadium and the private parties going on there. Walk around and there's a ton to do. Ames is nothing but big boring lots.
     
  7. CycloneDaddy

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    You so funny, Finkbine sucks ballz.
     
  8. Gonzo

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    Finkbine = Trice
     
  9. CycloneDaddy

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    Finkbine is awesome if you like to walk downhill, cross train tracks, walk up hill, wonder along a trail, pass empty RV lots, see the baseball field (maybe softball) and then finally you get to Historic Kinnick Stadium.
     
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    Who cares? It's about the tailgate, not the walk to the stadium. Finkbine is exactly what pretty much the entire Trice tailgate scene is... big huge parking lots. If you're saying ISU's concrete is better than Iowa's concrete, I guess that's a discussion. Other than that, ISU has nothing other than big massive parking lots. Iowa has a much more diverse tailgate scene with all the different options. USA Today just ranked Iowa #6 in the nation for tailgating.
     
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    Pretty sure that ranking is a online fan poll, A for effort though.
     
  12. kingcy

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    Them not selling out the stadium is all about the bandwagon. When there was no tickets to be had, it was the thing to do because everyone else was doing it. Now those fans that wanted tickets so bad then still have not been to a game even though there are plenty of tickets. Now that the stadium isn't sold out Iowa fans don't want to go because I guess the thing to do is not go to games. I think it is stupid. How often do you get to see a team do what this team is doing. They need to enjoy this. They need to go support the team. In 10 years there will be 70,000 Hawkeye fans that claim they saw this team in person yet most of them didn't.
     
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    F for effort then. Online polls to get anyone to pay any kind of attention to ISU is where Cyclone fans live. What happened?
     
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    But here's another that recognizes Iowa tailgating...

    And another...

    And another...

    And another...


    Haven't seen anything on Ames yet though.
     
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    I'm sorry but if you think girls only dress slutty in IC then you're either extremely naive or extremely biased.
     
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    I used to like you Gonzo. You've broken my heart.
     
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    Only if it's to that cute rower you guys have that likes to call in bomb threats in her spare time.
     
  19. kentkel

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    To answer the OP's question: NO, the stadium isn't big enough to hold that fanbase - their heads are so big and their chests are pumped out so far they warrant at least 3-4 stadiums to accommodate their arrogance. And, NO, their fans don't suck, they BLOWhard.
     
  20. Al_4_State

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    Peruse any Big 12 school message board the week before they play ISU, and you'll be guaranteed to see a thread where someone is singing the praises of the ISU tailgate scene.

    Iowa tailgating is a spread out mess. It's a lot of fun if you know someone with a place to go, but it would suck to just show up there as a visiting fan.

    I've been to 12 P5 schools for football games, and Iowa is in the upper quarter. The bottom line is that few people can party quite like Iowans, be they Cyclones or Hawkyes. Thing is, almost all of my Iowa buddies think Ames is a better tailgate scene. They love the idea of the gigantic, centralized party.
     

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