Whoa... Michael Sleep-Dalton won’t be on campus until summer? That’s concerning... will he have enough time to learn the punting playbook?
Up 19. That escalated quickly.
What time is it, boys and girls? It's Spencer Lee time!
Spencer Lee is going to wrestle mad tonight, I suspect. Today was a Pokemon Go community day, and he missed his chance to go catch a shiny treeko! For that, poor Mueller must pay.
Go catch your 2nd National Championship, Lee! You're gonna catch 'em all.
Did Gustafson win the Big Ten’s Gustafson Player of the Week award? :)
You really had to say that, didn't you?
As a 1993 graduate of Wasted High... err, West High, “bad” is an awfully generous term when describing the football program pre coach Morgan. We wished that we could have been good enough to be called, “bad.” It was truly awful.
The one thing that I can never forgive Coach Morgan for, is not coming to West High a few years earlier.
Silver lining, I suppose, is that while our football program was horribawful, at least we weren’t dicks from shitty high.
I certainly hope that when the UI hires a new AD, that they have each candidate display their prank calling prowess during the interview phase.
I expect that from the UI perspective, they know what they have in Barta. They are filthy rich, have happy coaches, have happy donors (or st least donors willing to fork over trucks loaded with cash), and a man in charge that is a terrible manager who is a constant PR nightmare. However, the gravy train is still rich, creamy, and flowing,
They could fire him and replace him, sure. But what would happen then? Would the new AD come in and want to pick his/her own coaches? Show KF the door, perhaps the, “anger management issue” Fran as well? What if those replacements push Iowa down from above mediocrity to Minnesota or Nebraska levels of comedic awfulness?
Well, they could replace Barta with an AD that pledges to maintain the coaching status quo! Ok... then you’re just trying to replace the doofus with another, less foot in the mouth, and perhaps a better manager type of doofus. What if the coaches don’t like him? Let’s not kid ourselves about the influence our coaches have. And what if the new guy can’t bring in the filthy lucre that Barta does?
Has anyone questioned who we have not heard from, in regards to Barta’s incompetence? The coaches. Or at least the high profile/highly paid coaches. Say what you want about Barta, but he knows who he has hitched his wagon to. He’s kept the coaches that matter (to him) happy. And I believe that until KF, Fran, Brands, and/or Bluder walk in to the President’s office and demand Barta to be fired, then the UI will do nothing unless their hand is forced by a scandal they can’t look the other way over, or if donors stage a mass protest.
The problem with donors though? While the AD is making the calls, no one gives money to the AD. They give money to the program. And while it is nice to think people will withhold their large donations to Iowa football until the AD is replaced, realistically how many are willing to see the football program suffer over the AD?
Note that none of the above is reflective of my opinion on what the UI should do. Only my opinion about how they are looking at all of this. I think they are willing to ride the pony that they know and have, warts and all, as opposed to taking the risk on the unknown.
How can they defend such ineptitude.
It’s not about money. It’s about a shitload of money.
Well, Conner isn’t bad, but you have to admit that he’s no ‘Lil Lick.
They didn’t leave it out by accident. They are waiting for the next donation check from the Tippie foundation to purchase the rest of the name. All those letters are expensive, you know...
Gary Barta, University of Iowa Henry B. & Patricia B. Director of Athletics Chair
I am now officially Spahn & Rose hammer hitting my head against the wall. I know it’s not about the money, it’s about the shit load of money. But don’t Ro-tell me that anyone thinks that selling a title is a good look. It just sounds stupid.
Also, get off of my lawn.
10-9? I thought Shaw lost 10-4, which would have been a 3pt decision? It should be 9-9?
In heaven there is no beer, because all of the Hawkeye fans drink it during the games. But we won, so Ric Flair WOOOOOOOOO!
Game. Set. Match. Bitchdogs!
Ok D, make this happen! Get the ball back and we can kneel out the clock. Go go go!
Ok Hawkeye D, time to win this game!
What the... holy hell! WOO HOO!
Hey let’s not put any pressure on the QB and see how that turns out... :(
Lighten up, Francis.
I’ll admit it, I was scared when Iowa went for it, and terrified when Stanley started to scramble. But WOOOOOO!
Refs are our 12th man.
Something I’d never thought I’d say about any Iowa sport.