Why does Iowa do the Florida gator chomp?

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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".
 

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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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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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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".
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...
 

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