Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Hawkeyes were sick yesterday.

It was the ugliest game I have seen by the Hawkeyes in a while. The boo birds came out in Kinnick. I am ok with that. There was a debate on the boards about booing. Some for and some against. I like this quote arguing that booing is your right, and ok:
Originally posted by luvmyhawks: "What in the hell is going on with all the coddling of these football player's? Give me an effing break. Look, the entire team, coaches and player's deserved to be booed today. Can't handle the heat, go to Akron. Good lord."

Another: "I've never boo'd but I see no problem with people doing it. I don't want to hear the argument that these are just kids. College football is big business and the NCAA, Conferences, coaches have turned it into that. We now have the Big Ten Network so they can make more money and get more exposure. It's to bad the players are caught up in the middle of the business, but they are. College football can't have it both ways, where they have millions of fan (spending millions of dollars), but then the fan's shouldn't boo because it's not nice. Coaches are making millions of dollars and treated like kings. I highly doubt the boos upset them (except for the coach at OSU).The day the coaches are working for free, the games are free, and the players are not on scholarship, that's the day we should not be booing. "

I agree with Bio Hawk. If a player gets upset to the point of not being able to play because the players are booing the program he is playing for, then he isn't cut out for division 1 football. If he can't handle that, then how can he handle blitzing linebackers? This isn't a division III school where the players are giving up spare time to play, this is division I. If you can't handle booing, there's plenty of division II or III schools you can play at.

I am not for booing for the most part. But I certainly think people have the right too boo and voice their displeasure at the shoddy play and coaching we have seen this year. Jake was miserable. The O-Line was miserable. KOK's play calling was miserable. We may not have top 10 team talent, but we have more talent recruited to Iowa the last few years than teams we are losing to. I understand the boos, if nothing else.


Chad said...

I'm glad I was at Fort Dodge that day, oblivious to the game. From what I've heard it was about as ugly as a college team can get.

Another one of those sensitive topics is Ferentz's salary. Whatever. College football is a business.

...Gary Barta, if you're reading this, I can also lose seven straight Big Ten games for you, and I'd do it for only $2,000,000.

Travis said...

Hahaha. That made me laugh. I agree though too. If Kirk Ferentz is the CEO, and Iowa Football is the 'Brand' and Company, investors would be calling for changes if the season continues like this.

I don't think Ferentz should go, (and I hope he doesn't), but I hope we see some off season coordinator changes. Is there a Fire KOK site? And I love Norm, he cracks me up to listen to him talk, but a change at d-coord might be healthy for the 'company' too.

Travis said...

Oh, and Mr. Barta, if you are listening, can I be Chad's assistant? I am awesome in Tecmo Super Bowl. I will score some points for you if you give me the chance. *up+A, works every time.