chappyfade wrote:I've been to Faurot Field for big games. I've been to Kyle Field, Darrell Royal Stadium, and Death Valley at LSU when they were good. Nebraska has put big dents in ALL of those places. Nebraska put a big dent in the JerryDome for the Big XII titel game last year. No offense, but Iowa is still thought of as a basketball school most places. Kinnick has never been known (outside of Iowa) as a real tough place to go into and get a win. I understand what you feel, but from my experience, Nebraska have more success getting tickets for road games than for home games, and they're awfully good at finding road tickets, even in places that are supposedly perenially sold out, because they'll pay ANYTHING for them.
John, c'mon man. I understand Nebraska has a big fan base and a rich tradition as a football school. But it, by no means, pales Iowa Football by comparison. And the idea of Iowa being widely considered a "basketball" school is borderline asinine. Any way you cut it, University of Iowa sports is founded on football. Iowa basketball has been in shambles for over a decade. Before that, they weren't ever a perennial contender in the Big Ten. Let alone nationally... Iowa Football, however, produces throes of NFL caliber players, has a highly sought after Head Coach, brings in millions upon millions more dollars than all other Hawkeye Sports combined. Not to mention, we were in the running for a National Championship last year, are A-list contenders for Big Bowl Games every year (due to the Bowl Sponsors knowing Iowa Fans will flock to wherever they have to), and we WON THE MOTHER F'N ORANGE BOWL LAST YEAR!