I wish that the University of Iowa didn't employ total jackasses to lord over Kinnick Stadium. Apparently, Iowa is convinced that they are too good to allow people to take pictures in their newly renovated stadium. When I tried to go to Iowa in the summer of 2006, Kinnick was under total lock down. But it was a Saturday, and that kind of makes sense to do. Not so much for a weekday that every other stadium is open on. We walked all the way around the stadium again this year, and still locked. That is, until we walked past the giant statue back toward our car, and noticed one of the gates was open. "Jackpot," thought I.
...and then he arrived.
A man that can only be described as the physical embodiment of Iowa practically belly-bumped us backward the ten steps we had just taken. Can't picture the physical embodiment of Iowa? It looks similar to what you would have if you put these two individuals together...
The Physical Embodiment of Iowa.
Here's the thing before you get all excited Hawkeye Nation. When we said, "Hey, we just want to take a few pictures," this guy seriously started approaching us with menace in his eyes and mumbling, "There are thousands on HawkeyeSports.com, you have to leave." Is there some big secret in your stadium, Iowa? Are you afraid that we're some kind of spies from Ames that are there to steal your secrets? Are you hiding Bat Boy in Kinnick?
No matter what is happening in the basement of Kinnick Stadium, it isn't important enough to get any pictures posted. We have pictures from inside the stadium. But because of your douche baggery, Iowa, you only get this: