Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hawkeye State, My Ass. It's the CYCLONE STATE, baby!

You guys. YOU GUYS. After an intense triple-overtime neck-and-neck gridiron battle, WE WON. WE BEAT IOWA. WE GET WHATEVER UGLY-ASS TROPHY THEY DECIDE ON.

I managed to sneak in a little tailgating before I was scheduled to work (unfortunately, that meant no beer, no matter how many people tried to convince me otherwise) and there is nothing I love more than football game day. (Well, okay. There are probably lots of things I love more than game day, but I still really, really enjoy it). It was the perfect day, weather-wise, a little hot (I couldn't wear my cool new Cy hat - hopefully I can hit one of the late October/early November games), and we could hear the roar of the crowd about ten seconds before the play would broadcast over the TV in the back of the van everyone was crowded around. (Seriously, the time delay was hilarious.) When the time came for me to leave, I pulled up the game on ESPN once I got to work, so I could keep tabs on the score. I'll be damned if we didn't stay with them the entire way, occasionally taking the lead, until right up until we ended that motherfucker. I was jumping up and down and kind of in circles every time we scored.  (I'm sure it was adorable.) It's been a long drought for us. It's rough being the underdogs... especially when the Iowa fans can be such assholes. We're pretty chill if we lose - we're used to it - but it's nice to be able to shut them up every once in a while. Plus, it's nice, because when we play here, if Iowa wins, they always stay and take over our bars. If they lose, they pretty much go home right away. So tonight we get to take back our town and send 'em home with their tailfeathers between their legs. (Except for the one random drunk guy that came into the store and tried to try on a ladies shirt and was standing shirtless with the fitting room door wide open when my coworker emerged from the lower level. Fortunately, he wasn't being belligerent, though he did try to barter with a ring he was wearing for the shirt he did end up purchasing, before he finally pulled out his wallet. Oh, Iowa fans.)

Now, let's just keep our fingers crossed that we can keep this going all season.

I wore my gold glitter shoes last night. They're clearly good luck.


chimes said...

It's still the Hawkeye state. The only people who are Cyclone fans are people who actually went to school at ISU. ;)

Steph A said...

...Or maybe not, since some ISU students are traitors and cheer for the Hawks. Suck it, chimes!! :D

Kelly L said...

"What do Iowa and ISU fans have in common?"
"None of them attended the University of Iowa."

- source unknown