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Iowa, where the tall corn grows and the best fans reside
September 19, 2013 - Brett Van Waus
Last Saturday was a statewide holiday, the Iowa/Iowa State game, at Jack Trice.
I refer to the game as a holiday because it was like Christmas. Stores were filled with red, yellow, black or gold snacks, plates and decor. Houses were decorated with Iowa or Iowa State lawn accessories and everyone was jolly, speaking of only the game, wearing their favorite team’s shirt.
The eve of the game, not only in Marshalltown, but Des Moines and around, the stores were packed with people buying last minute Iowa/Iowa State paraphernalia. Even I was stopped, a couple times by die-hard state fans saying I picked the wrong color cupcakes. No matter how color blind those people may be, we all can agree on taking pride in one of the two of our state’s teams.
I’m not sure if there is something in the corn we eat or the Templeton Rye we drink, but everyone, the young and old, go crazy when the rivalry game is played. This is a good thing.
There is no argument, whether you’re a Hawk or a Clone, you’re not just a fan, but a die-hard. This is something Iowa should take pride in, being loyal fans.
This is an honest blog and a wonderful observation. Keep cheering away Iowa.