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Patrick Vint

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Comment 16 Aug 2017

That cover pic is AMAZING.

Old Italian Guy: "We should have a game MVP!"
Other Old Italian Guy: "Sure, but-a-what do we a-give him?"
Old Italian Guy: /opens up dresser drawer "How about this-a old Bad Boy t-shirt-eh?"
Other Old Italian Guy: "FANTASTICO!" /makes spaghetti
Granddaughter: "You know what I a-like?  Sweaty American guys!"
Old Italian Guy: "YOU SHOULD GIVE HIM-A THE SHIRT!"
Other Old Italian Guy: "WE SHOULD ALL GIVE HIM-A THE SHIRT!"
Old Italian Guy: "Maybe I can do that thing where I a-cross my arms like-a the badass?"
All: "FANTASTICO!" /eat spaghetti

Comment 09 Aug 2017

They played forever that night, basically as a homecoming show.

Stone Temple Pilots, on the other hand, were (rightfully) pissed that they weren't closing the festival and got off stage after about an hour, not long after Scott Weiland stopped Interstate Love Song after one verse to threaten a dude with sodomy for having thrown a shoe on stage.  Absolute highlight of the day.

Comment 09 Aug 2017

Right after my freshman year at Iowa, I came home and almost immediately went to a day-long rock festival in Council Bluffs being headlined by Stone Temple Pilots and 311.  The second band of the day came out at about 10:00 in the morning, while all but nine people in attendance were still nursing hangovers or finding their way to the venue.  After every song, the lead singer would shout "SAY OUR [bleep]ING NAME" and the nine people paying attention would shout the band's name back to them, and then they would play another song.  And it was clear they weren't very good.

It's always been a "Kill Baby Hitler" scenario for me: If those nine people hadn't yelled the name back, would they have been so discouraged that they simply gave up on music, and we would never have gone through the pain, years later, of listening to Nickelback?

Comment 19 Jul 2017

I won't speak entirely for Mike, but since I was in the conversation on where these rank, I will say that the placement is due exclusively to the number of players who could be viable and legitimate starters.  There are basically three guys with the size and experience to start on 75 percent of Ferentz teams, plus the most college-ready true freshman lineman to come into Iowa in at least a decade.  That's an embarrassment of riches the likes of which we haven't seen in a long, long time.