Why is Kinnick Stadium considered historic?

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  1. ScottyP

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    Many Hawkeye fans call Kinnick Stadium historic, but I don't understand why. Is that just because it is old? Is the stadium a state historical site?
     
  2. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not convinced 75% of the Iowa fan base could even tell you.
     
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    Because it's old and dumpy
     
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    herbicide Well-Known Member

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    It is historic, it is old.
     
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    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    Colloquialism for old and rundown.
     
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  6. Freebird

    Freebird Well-Known Member

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    I'm not convinced 75% of the Iowa "fan" base could even tell you where Kinnick is.....
     
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    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    I asked in a different thread, hawks responded with (basically) old and pink locker rooms.

    They don’t think JTS stadium being the first and only stadium named after an AFrican-American is historic.
     
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    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Fixed
     
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    According to a hawk poster here a couple weeks ago, one of the reasons he said it was historic was because it has pink locker rooms.....
     
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    IMO, it is because it is old. But I always ask, when did it become historic?

    I don't have a problem with them saying historic Kinnick. What bothers me... is the emphasis, and a strong emphasis, is put on historic. Why?
     
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    farminclone Well-Known Member

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    I don't think anyone outside of Iowa City considers it historic. The announcer guy over there is nauseating with this.
     
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    Aren’t things an antique at 75 years old? I would say at that age.
     
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    Bigman38 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, the only reason it's called "historic" because hawk fans think that saying it a lot will make it so.
     
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  14. keepngoal

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    I and follow up asking, when was it 75 years old. Usually get a blank stare, either due to lack of math skills, or not knowing (basic) info on a historical site.
     
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    isufbcurt Well-Known Member

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    It's not, it's just a ********
     
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  16. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    IMO Kinnick lost the "historic" title when they removed the piss troughs and installed urinals.
     
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  17. keepngoal

    keepngoal Jobless Jerk
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    It really is a nice parlor trick.

    Hawk Fan: HISTORIC Kinnick Stadium.
    Keep: When did it become historic (no emphasis)?
    HF: Well, when it was 75 years old.
    K: When did it become 75 years old?
    HF: .............
     
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    It's old. That makes it historic.
     
  19. srjclone

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    It's historic to them because it is the only stadium named after a Heisman Trophy Winner. But if it is the only stadium named after an African American, it's not nearly the same amount of Historic.
     
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  20. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    Repeatedly calling a place historic implies that something special happened there over the years since its construction. Wonder what that would be.....
    The Wave, maybe?
     
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