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Ioa vs. Iowa State; 'The Big Ugly'

September 21, 2010
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Letter to the editor,

Up close and personal from the stands of Kinnick, it was worse than the score; Iowa destroyed Iowa State and the supposed big game became as a member of the press called it, The Big Ugly.

How ugly? Easy for the most rabid Hawkeye fan to feel bad for and to try to not notice the lone-three youthful Iowa State students, all red body painted from foot to face with bright cardinal capes and cloths to match, now sitting quietly and likely wondering how they were going to sneak all the way down and out of the emptying stadium and make the long ride back to Ames unnoticed.

Maybe later in the dark of night with dashboard lights turned low; everyone pretending to be asleep, even the driver---had it really been all that in-your-face fun and fighting festive in the bright light of that morning’s excitement?

Iowa State is not that bad of a football team and is Iowa that good? Go Hawkeyes, go Clones, let’s find out!

Sam Osborne

West Branch


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