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5 minutes ago, Klas3131 said:

Sorry for hijacking this thread with my rantings.  Years of pent up frustration is bubbling over.  LOL

 

It's definitely good information to know. The only time I ever really think about Iowa or Iowa State is either the days leading up to a game against them or if I'm flipping through the channels and one of their games comes on. That's about it.

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I never realized Iowa and Nebraska had any animosity. Having just spent a night in Des Moines (Ankeny, actually) they seemed to treat us pretty well. I even discovered that Gordon Lightfoot would be giving a concert in Cedar Rapids in June. He must not be as dead as I thought. It is a very boring state to drive through, although for the umpteenth time I neglected to stop at the Bob Feller museum which might have spiced up the trip.

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50 minutes ago, Klas3131 said:

Also, they think they are "cute" because they like to call Iowa State fans "Clowns".  And their latest thing is they like to call Nebraska "Debbie".  Like "Little Debbie".  Yes, SOOOO funny.  

 

I read something on Hawkeye Report or Hawkeye Nation or one of those sites about this when I was lurking around B1G message boards looking for Hoiberg reaction and a Hawkeye fan explained the whole "Debby" thing.  It goes like this.

 

They think it's fun to assign female names as nicknames for their rivals because they think it's "emasculating".  Not sure why it's important to do so, but it must have something to do with their own insecurity and latent homosexuality or something...whatever, pardon my digression...but the way it works is they take a nickname and change a letter or two to achieve this.  

 

For example, in Wisconsin's case, they use "Bucky" because it's the name of the Wisconsin mascot and change one letter to make it "Becky".  Preeeetttyyy clever, eh???

 

For Nebraska, they have (for some unknown reason) eschewed the very commonplace "derogatory" Nubs or Nubbers that you see pretty much everywhere else and instead choose "Nebby" as being short for Nebraska.  Taken a step further then they replace the N with a D and we get "Debby".  Preeeetttyyy clever, eh???

 

Those Iowans, man, they don't miss a beat!

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8 minutes ago, jimmykc said:

I never realized Iowa and Nebraska had any animosity. Having just spent a night in Des Moines (Ankeny, actually) they seemed to treat us pretty well. I even discovered that Gordon Lightfoot would be giving a concert in Cedar Rapids in June. He must not be as dead as I thought. It is a very boring state to drive through, although for the umpteenth time I neglected to stop at the Bob Feller museum which might have spiced up the trip.

Funny that you say it's boring to drive through.  That's another thing Iowans love to say - how BORING Nebraska is to drive through.

 

I live 9 miles from Van Meter.  The Bob Feller museum has actually been closed for a few years now.  When Bob was still alive, he would visit often for autograph sessions and bring along other Hall of Famers to do the same.  He even got Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier and Eric Crouch to come for a day to sign autographs.  Hawkeye fans LOVED that.  LOL

 

Anyway, Feller autographed his book for me.  Very cool experience as I'm a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan.....

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10 minutes ago, 49r said:

 

I read something on Hawkeye Report or Hawkeye Nation or one of those sites about this when I was lurking around B1G message boards looking for Hoiberg reaction and a Hawkeye fan explained the whole "Debby" thing.  It goes like this.

 

They think it's fun to assign female names as nicknames for their rivals because they think it's "emasculating".  Not sure why it's important to do so, but it must have something to do with their own insecurity and latent homosexuality or something...whatever, pardon my digression...but the way it works is they take a nickname and change a letter or two to achieve this.  

 

For example, in Wisconsin's case, they use "Bucky" because it's the name of the Wisconsin mascot and change one letter to make it "Becky".  Preeeetttyyy clever, eh???

 

For Nebraska, they have (for some unknown reason) eschewed the very commonplace "derogatory" Nubs or Nubbers that you see pretty much everywhere else and instead choose "Nebby" as being short for Nebraska.  Taken a step further then they replace the N with a D and we get "Debby".  Preeeetttyyy clever, eh???

 

Those Iowans, man, they don't miss a beat!

I've heard that explanation too.  I think it depends on which idiot you talk to.  The ones I've talked to say they think Nebraska is about as masculine as "Little Debbie".  

 

And I've also heard them call Wisconsin "Connie".....

 

Next time the Gophers come to town, talk with some of their fans.  They HATE Iowa like no one else.  I'll never forget a few years ago at the football game in Lincoln when a pocket of Gopher fans near me starting chanting "We hate Iowa!".  It was awesome.  I quickly chimed in with them!

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4 hours ago, Klas3131 said:

Sorry for hijacking this thread with my rantings.  Years of pent up frustration is bubbling over.  LOL

 

Sorry you have to deal with so many idiotic Iowans. Must be rough. Omaha has enough of 'em to make me sick of the Pittsburgh Steelers "stealers"!

 

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3 hours ago, jimmykc said:

I never realized Iowa and Nebraska had any animosity. Having just spent a night in Des Moines (Ankeny, actually) they seemed to treat us pretty well. I even discovered that Gordon Lightfoot would be giving a concert in Cedar Rapids in June. He must not be as dead as I thought. It is a very boring state to drive through, although for the umpteenth time I neglected to stop at the Bob Feller museum which might have spiced up the trip.

 

Iowa seems to be filled with Idiots Out Wandering Around. So the moniker fits, and it annoys Iowans. But, I really don't think much about 'em except when somebody brings 'em up on here. I couldn't care less about their insecurities. Damn fools.

 

 

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14 hours ago, jimmykc said:

So they closed the museum after Bob passed. Wonder when the sign will come down? Next you will tell me that the Spam museum in Austin ,Minn. is also closed and I will have nothing to pass the time. 

Hit Fields of Dreams.  Guy I play softball rent the field a couple years ago for us to go and play a pick up game there.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature was a female dog and rained us out,

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14 minutes ago, Mr. Red said:

I feel like I just sat through your therapy session!

 

Yeah, sorry about that.  I've lived in Iowa my entire life (except for 1 year in Minneapolis) and love the state.  But the "fans" of a couple of universities in this state set me off......

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3 minutes ago, Klas3131 said:

Yeah, sorry about that.  I've lived in Iowa my entire life (except for 1 year in Minneapolis) and love the state.  But the "fans" of a couple of universities in this state set me off......

Kind of how I feel about Misery

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7 minutes ago, uneblinstu said:

Ah, yes. I've been waiting for noted realist J.P. Scott to weigh in on the Hoiberg hire.

 

This was the most real thing I've read about the Hoiberg hire.  Things have never felt so real.

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I never realized Iowa and Nebraska had any animosity. Having just spent a night in Des Moines (Ankeny, actually) they seemed to treat us pretty well. I even discovered that Gordon Lightfoot would be giving a concert in Cedar Rapids in June. He must not be as dead as I thought. It is a very boring state to drive through, although for the umpteenth time I neglected to stop at the Bob Feller museum which might have spiced up the trip.
U have to stop at the freedom rock.

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I read something on Hawkeye Report or Hawkeye Nation or one of those sites about this when I was lurking around B1G message boards looking for Hoiberg reaction and a Hawkeye fan explained the whole "Debby" thing.  It goes like this.
 
They think it's fun to assign female names as nicknames for their rivals because they think it's "emasculating".  Not sure why it's important to do so, but it must have something to do with their own insecurity and latent homosexuality or something...whatever, pardon my digression...but the way it works is they take a nickname and change a letter or two to achieve this.  
 
For example, in Wisconsin's case, they use "Bucky" because it's the name of the Wisconsin mascot and change one letter to make it "Becky".  Preeeetttyyy clever, eh???
 
For Nebraska, they have (for some unknown reason) eschewed the very commonplace "derogatory" Nubs or Nubbers that you see pretty much everywhere else and instead choose "Nebby" as being short for Nebraska.  Taken a step further then they replace the N with a D and we get "Debby".  Preeeetttyyy clever, eh???
 
Those Iowans, man, they don't miss a beat!
Hey now I have NEB cap on.

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