Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

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  1. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    If you watch a game of Iowa's they are always do the Florida Gator Chomp. No I am not sure what a HawkEYE has to do with Chomping like a Gator but my real question is where did it come from. Did they start it after playing Florida in a bowl game? I could see if they did it kind of like OU and A@M do the Longhorn upside down symbal but The HawkEYE's just look dumb doing it for some reason. Maybe because they don't have a chomping type mascot.
     
  2. HILLCYD

    HILLCYD Well-Known Member

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    I beleive it is a nervous tick brought on by extreme dulusion and the magnetic field that is generated by trailer parks under high voltage power lines.
     
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  3. bigredqb7

    bigredqb7 Well-Known Member

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    they do it after stopping a team on 3rd down. i guess it means there d chomped the other teams offense. either way they copy other schools in most things they do.
     
  4. flander1649

    flander1649 Well-Known Member

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    They have done it for years when the band starts playing the song from Star Wars when darth vader is around.
     
  5. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    #5 The_Architect, Oct 22, 2007
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    It started in the 80's and refers to Pac-Man chomping up the little pellets.
     
  6. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that if Iowa Fans saw this thread. They would claim Florida stole the Gator Chomp from them. They are that dilusional.
     
  7. 247cy

    247cy Well-Known Member

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    Vader attends Iowa games? Impressive....most impressive. Too bad we're adept at finding their thermal exhaust port that's no more than two meters wide.
     
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  8. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

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    And like we don't copy Nebraska's tunnel walk now . . .

    That is the only thing I think about when we do the camera on the team as they walk to field, complete with red carpet a la Nebraska.

    Sorry, but that is just how I feel about the tunnel walk and it has no bearing on the Iowa "Gator Chomp".
     
  9. ISU4ME

    ISU4ME Well-Known Member

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    Because it makes the same sound of a gavel coming down in the court room? Therefore, the players feel at home in Kinnick stadium.
     
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  10. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to break it to everyone, but ISU fans do the Gator chomp at basketball games. Why do our fans do it?
     
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  11. tejasclone

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    You are my hero.
     
  12. DaddyMac

    DaddyMac Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but that's totally different..... :wink:
     
  13. tube1

    tube1 Well-Known Member

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    Inflatable helmets to run through...

    Smoke when the team enters the field...

    Jump Around...

    Sweet Caroline...

    I don't think the squaks have the corner on imitating other's traditions...
     
  14. everyyard

    everyyard Well-Known Member

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    I don't know...they use it pretty good. When they get a big 3rd down against you and your punt team is coming out and you're deep on your side of the field and the music is playing and the crowd is all chomping...it is pretty intimidating. I don't care if its copied, if we had something half as effective I'd use it even if every other school in the country did it first.
     
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    Bader Well-Known Member

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    You are getting all the rep I can give out today, my hat is off to you good sir
     
  16. The_Architect

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    Here is the answer.
     
  17. CYVADER

    CYVADER Well-Known Member

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    too old to begin the training he is. too old. too old.
     
  18. mj4cy

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    Their fans do it because they are reaching for the money they wasted on KF.
     
  19. SlyCy

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    EAT 'EM UP, EAT 'EM UP, ISU
     
  20. AirWalke

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    Er, don't we do the Gator Chomp at basketball games, too?
     

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