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Nebraska, Where Bugeater is a Term of Endearment

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Saturday morning the Tigers return to Farout Field taking on the Cornhuskers from the University of Nowledge. Game time is at 11:30 a.m., we’ll be tailgating by 9:00. Brian Ninichuck, from Wingate Pest Control, is graciously providing the food for this week’s festivities, so call Wingate for all your pest control needs. Coincidence, or not, that a pest control company is involved when the shuckers come to town? Not sure if food will be served pre-game or halftime, depending on when Buckingham’s can make it there, but please come and enjoy the food, the camaraderie, traffic driving close by the corner of Stadium and Providence, and the proliferation of N fans wearing white jeans under their hangover bellies.

Legend has it the Cornhuskers got their nickname from the University of Iowa. Not content with the name Bugeaters anymore, they approached the Iowegans who were using both Hawkeye and Cornhusker. Now I hate KU, but at least they had the gumption to conjur up a mythical shoe-wearing bird, even if they did pattern that prairie chicken after Woody Woodpecker. You don’t like Bugeaters, so your choices are to steal an animal’s body part or a fierce shucker of corn from a neighboring state?

Last time Nebraska was in town, we beat them and their player knocked out one of our fans. We shall beat them by 150 in retribution. After we do so, CU and Mizzou will be tied for first place in the Big XII North, with a showdown looming in Boulder in 2 weeks.

See you at the tailgate, beat nebraska, screw ku.

Written by Jason Becking

October 21st, 2005 at 1:18 pm

Posted in Tailgating Fun

Iowa State Blow Home

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Happy Homecoming Tiger faithful! This Saturday, our beloved Tigers take on the scary candy-corn colored tornado birds (S3CTB) from Iowa State. Game time is at 1:00 with Norm and Virginia Stewart leading the Homecoming Festivities. As with the first game of the year, we’ll be tailgating along with my co-workers from Miller’s. Good news is the drinks & food will be provided in plenty. Food will be served at 11:00 a.m., I’ll likely be to the tailgate by 9:00.

The all time best Boone County National Bank football game button was “Iowa State Blow Home” from about 6 years ago. For those that don’t remember, a strategic blackening out of two letters on buttons all over town hopefully got someone at the bank promoted. The fact that this is the most memorable thing about ISU games over the past few years speaks volumes about the quality of both programs.

All that is changing though, naysayers continue to be warned. After we beat the S3CTB , we’ll be tied for first place in the Big XII North with Colorado and Neeeebraska. Our fortunes will continue to improve over the following weeks as we feast on the weakest Big XII north in history. Iowa State is also 3-2 coming into the game, with back-to-back losses at Nebraska and to Baylor. Baylor got it’s first ever Big XII road victory over ISU last weekend, so expect the S3CTB to have their figurate scary candy-corn colored tails between their collective tornado bird legs.

Finally, it’s been pointed out to me that I’ve strayed from my traditional closing message. Let me assure you that my hatred for all things beaker has never been greater. I happened to watch a little of the KU-KSU game last weekend. The TV camera panned the sideline and stopped on beaker coach MANgino. The MAN was wearing the largest sweater vest in recorded history. It had to take 10,000 sheep to produce the wool for that tarp. The word K@~$@$ was on the front, appearing like some skewed tiny modern art on the gargantuan black canvas underneath.

on a side note, screw ku.

Written by Jason Becking

October 12th, 2005 at 1:17 pm

Posted in Tailgating Fun