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

Discussion in 'In-State Rivals' started by Freebird, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. JP4CY

    JP4CY I LOVE LAMP
    SuperFanatic

    Dec 19, 2008
    27,753
    4,903
    113
    Testifying
    Ratings:
    +23,778 / 562 / -4
    I never said slutty but since you want to put words in my mouth feel free to answer my question.
    Myself, I've been to: ISU, Iowa, Wisconsin, MN, Nebraska, Colorado, Mizzou, TCU, Texas, A&M, Kansas, Notre Dame.
     
  2. klamath632

    klamath632 Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2011
    12,442
    319
    83
    Ratings:
    +324 / 0 / -0
    I'm seeing this a lot in Chicago also. Butthurt Sox fans needling Cubs fans because they are down in the playoffs.
    Sox fans look just as stupid as you do right now.
     
  3. laminak

    laminak Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2010
    3,532
    655
    113
    Marion
    Ratings:
    +3,445 / 109 / -11

    Generally garbage teams won't show up on "best lists," regardless if they meet the criteria or not. They'll do a "best of" the popular ones.

    The first link was a joke listing Chicago and proves my point. I'm a Bears fan and their tailgating sucks. We were amazed there were very little partying going on before/after the game. Most of the crowd arrives via the train, go to game, leave game by the train. I was very disappointed in their atmosphere.
     
  4. CyTwins

    CyTwins Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    65,255
    11,922
    113
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +54,765 / 3,822 / -12
    Lots of people taking the bait with Gonzo on this one. He knows tailgating at Iowa City sucks
     
  5. FatNTired

    FatNTired Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    122
    12
    18
    Ratings:
    +80 / 20 / -2
    Exactly. Tailgating in Iowa City isn't friendly to a visiting fan. If you are an Iowa fan, or an Iowa State fan every other year, the experience is totally unique so long as you're not out in the Finkbine lot.
     
  6. klamath632

    klamath632 Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2011
    12,442
    319
    83
    Ratings:
    +324 / 0 / -0
    At any school that has a nightclub scene, yes, the girls dress like that there.
     
  7. cyclonenation5

    cyclonenation5 Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    2,263
    309
    83
    Male
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +979 / 8 / -0
    Sorry I suppose I just assumed that's what you meant when you said "wouldn't want my daughter to go there" and I'm not really sure what else you could've meant but whatever.

    And yes, if we were in a university-visiting **** measuring contest, you would win. I've been to the public universities in Iowa, Mankato State, and Notre Dame. Congratulations?
     
  8. JP4CY

    JP4CY I LOVE LAMP
    SuperFanatic

    Dec 19, 2008
    27,753
    4,903
    113
    Testifying
    Ratings:
    +23,778 / 562 / -4
    In my opinion (and I've lived in Iowa City and Ames), the college girls in Iowa City have more financial backing from their parents and have a lot more disposable income than girls at other Universities. From clothes to bars to cars, there is a lot of money there.
     
  9. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    15,584
    582
    113
    Accountant
    Altoona
    Ratings:
    +1,757 / 57 / -1
    If the roles were reversed, Iowa fans would definitely be mocking ISU so we Iowa fans deserve being laughed at for this. It baffles me to be honest.
     
  10. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    39,154
    6,430
    113
    Cheddar Production
    DSM
    Ratings:
    +33,940 / 1,760 / -114
    #70 Gunnerclone, Oct 21, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2015
    As someone noted earlier it takes more than 7 games to get the tavernhoks back on board and spending their hard earned riverbarge work paychecks on Iowa football. they're in "buying new Wal-Mart hat to go along with their Illini sweatshirt" phase right now. Maybe next year they'll be back to the stadium.
     
  11. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    10,986
    1,087
    113
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Ratings:
    +3,779 / 110 / -0
    I don't understand it, weak or strong schedule Iowa should be selling out until they lose. Cherish being 7-0 brother. What I would do for ISU to be 7-0 right now..
     
  12. JP4CY

    JP4CY I LOVE LAMP
    SuperFanatic

    Dec 19, 2008
    27,753
    4,903
    113
    Testifying
    Ratings:
    +23,778 / 562 / -4
    And not just at Kinnick but the Iowa fans I've talked to won't/don't want to go to Tampa or Jacksonville. They are really hoping the worst case is Rose Bowl or Holiday Bowl in California.
     
  13. carvers4math

    carvers4math Well-Known Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    14,725
    2,244
    113
    Ratings:
    +6,458 / 98 / -0
    He is apparently attempting to pick up the slack for his fallen brethren.
     
  14. farminclone

    farminclone Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    5,753
    948
    113
    Ratings:
    +5,606 / 311 / -33
    Tailgating in Iowa City sucks if you don't know anyone. If you know someone with a house close to the stadium it is pretty fun. So for most visiting fans, it sucks.

    Cupcake schedule = lack of fans. If they had Wiscy, Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State at home they would sell out.
     
  15. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    13,386
    2,490
    113
    Behind you
    Ratings:
    +10,821 / 787 / -99
    Added one.
     
  16. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    15,584
    582
    113
    Accountant
    Altoona
    Ratings:
    +1,757 / 57 / -1
    they are 7-0. At this point there should be 70,000 fans willing to watch them play whoever.
     
  17. khawk4

    khawk4 Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    644
    18
    18
    Ratings:
    +59 / 16 / -0
    False, ive gone up to countless random tailgates over the years with buddies, and have been welcomed in every time. Weve done the same, even with opposing fans. Sorry not every single hawk fan rolls out a red carpet for every clone fan that comes to town.
     
  18. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    13,386
    2,490
    113
    Behind you
    Ratings:
    +10,821 / 787 / -99
    Kind of what I was thinking. If you're socially challenged, so be it, and it's nothing to mock. But I've tailgated in yard parties in Melrose Heights and just off of Melrose where we didn't really know the people paying for the yard, at private parties at apartment complexes, stops along Melrose Ave., in Finkbine, in the lot right outside of Kinnick, and most of the time had great times with fans of the opposing team. If you need to know everyone in order to approach a good time at a tailgate, so be it. But I love all the different scenes you find at Iowa tailgating. And nearly every time we've had fun with fans of the opposing team who are chill and don't take ***** too seriously.
     
  19. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2010
    39,154
    6,430
    113
    Cheddar Production
    DSM
    Ratings:
    +33,940 / 1,760 / -114
    Mods please change thread title to "Historic" Kinnick Stadium.
     
  20. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    23,849
    2,690
    113
    Driftless Region
    Ratings:
    +9,298 / 367 / -4
    When I was in college it seemed like people in Iowa City got more dressed up to party than other places. That was 10 years ago though.

    The last few times I've been in Ames, or any other college town, it seemed like everyone was dressed up that way. There was a difference back in the day, but I think that day is passed. I haven't seen anything in Iowa City that I didn't see in my last few road trips (Lawrence, Manhattan, Morgantown, Stillwater) or in Ames in the past couple of years.
     

Share This Page