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Fake Lie Dakich That Is Not Real

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Comment 23 Aug 2019

Unless it has changed since last season, the seats are open like everywhere else.  But the amenities (read:alcohol) is restricted to those that spend the lucre to enjoy it (they issued wristbands last year... no wristband, no entrance to the beer level).

Comment 11 Aug 2019

Would it surprise you if Iowa was given the decision partway through the 3rd quarter of the opening game?

That would not surprise me in the least.

Comment 21 Jul 2019

$25,000?  That might get you in the same parking lot, but to tailgate with him?

Better add another zero.  Unless you are assuming that Gary Barta is no longer AD by the time that KF retires?

Comment 28 Mar 2019

Whoa...  Michael Sleep-Dalton won’t be on campus until summer?  That’s concerning...  will he have enough time to learn the punting playbook?

Comment 23 Mar 2019

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.

Comment 07 Mar 2019

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.

Comment 28 Feb 2019

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.

Comment 24 Feb 2019

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.

Comment 08 Feb 2019

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.

Comment 01 Jan 2019

In heaven there is no beer, because all of the Hawkeye fans drink it during the games.  But we won, so Ric Flair WOOOOOOOOO!