George is great in this. My take is that he would have bet you a million dollars six or seven years ago that he would never be in this place. All good on him! Go Hawks!!!
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I highly, highly doubt it. I dont' know a single young Division 1 athlete that doesn't dream of and think he can make the pros and be amazing. Would he have bet that he WOULD have done it? Probably not, but would he have bet against himself? Not in a million years.
I’m sorry... it’s the pleats.
Pig shit you say? Smells like $7 Billion to me.
Also, fire Gary Barta.
I love hype videos.....that is all
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6/10 more hyped than before but not great.
I dunno man, this hits the feels.
It actually reminds me of something from Varsity Blues that was produced in such a way as to be emotional to the point of dusting up whichever room you're watching in (despite the movie being fairly cheesy).
"I have something like 50 years left on this little blue marble, I don’t want to spend 50 weeks of it caring about stupid fucking Iowa State." ~TherealCatnuts
"This school spirit, it's contagious. It's alcohol." ~Airliner goer 1977 ranked ISU "Beat Iowa"
"It's a way of life".
This is what I keep trying to tell people about Iowa football that are either haters or are fans of other teams. Iowa football is representative of what it means to be an Iowan. Outworking the other guy, dedication to community and team, physical labor, tradition, loyalty, sacrifice, respect.
For others it's a punch line, for us, it's a way of life. I love it when fans talk some mess and then watch their teams get physically dominated by a harder working Iowa squad. Even when we lose they walk away with respect for Iowa football.
I think the best compliment I've ever heard is from a opposing team's fan who said "Iowa plays like every coach wishes their team played"
"Everybody got distracted by last week's game. Last week's game doesn't mean crap. It's what you do today." — Kirk Ferentz
I really dislike the holier-than-thou we work harder than anyone else trope. A) it's just plain not true about the football team. B) it's also not true about the vast majority of Iowans. I wouldn't bet that an office worker in Des Moines works any harder than an office worker in LA or NYC. Nor does a big box store worker necessarily work any harder than a bodega owner or convenience store cashier.
Sure, farmers work their asses off and Iowa has more farmers than other states, but farmers are dwindling in numbers.
I just don't like creating an us vs. them and then saying the "us" is better than the them. It leads to really shitty thoughts.
@You're right, there's no us vs. them in [email protected] ;)
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Just as Japanese workers have a stronger work ethic than Americans in general, and French workers a lesser work ethic than both, so too do different regions of the country or particular states have noticeably different levels of work ethics. There’s a reason “Midwestern Work Ethic” is a phrase. It’s genuinely a part of our culture and upbringing. BTW, I’m saying that with personal experience but not judgment. For instance I’d personally much prefer living/working in France to Japan. Any pride or values or results you try to extrapolate after the fact of work ethics being different is your own cross to bear, but don’t besmirch the underlying difference.
I spent half my life's earnings on wine, women, and song. The other half I wasted.
talk to almost any hiring manager who has offices in LA, anywhere in the south, versus almost anywhere in the midwest. You would lose your bet comparing the productivity of an office worker in LA, NY, and Des Moines.
Having seen it up close and in many different situations, there is something to be said for the midwest work ethic. Companies typically love the condition where workers expect more of themselves and see value of their contributions to the greater good. Some places work out better than others.
that sh*t was hyyyppeee
gravel roads; take me home
Smith-Marsette looks like a different person in those clips. I am hopeful for a big year from him.
Needs more Explosions in the Sky, but other than that, WOOOOOOOOO! GO IOWA FOOTBALL! HELL YES!
"I know what I'm suggesting." -therealCatnuts
This video had me on board as soon as they flashed the tigerhawk on the water tower.