Iowa City was quite pleasant. In Tweets was hard to gather Tweets for because their cell reception is somehow worse than Ross-Ade’s, but the fans were very welcoming. It was an excellent place to watch a game, a very compact stadium that is somehow new, but somehow well preserved. My family and I were in section 102 with a pretty large contingent of Boiler fans and we tried to be as loud as we could be. I apolgize for it not working out.
I alos have to say something about Iowa’s wave at the end of the first quarter tpowards the Iowa Children’s Hospital. I have been to every Big Ten stadium except Nebraska. I have been to 25 MLB parks. I have been to about 100 Indiana HS basketball gyms, a dozen college basketball venues, and more.
The Iowa wave is the best tradition in sports.
There was an Iowa fan sitting next to Mrs. T-Mill today that had quite a story. She did not get his name, but he noticed our son sitting between us. Over the course of the game he told the story about his own son. He said he had a brain tumor when he was 8 and the Mayo Clinic told him that it was hopeless. He then went to the Iowa Children’s Hosptial.
That was 40 years ago, and his son is fine today.
He then told Mrs. T-Mill to hug our boy and cherish all those moments.
Iowa Children’s Hospital does some great things, and here at Hammer & Rails we have tried to help them out through Black Heart Gold Pants and their Touchdowns for Kids promotion. Being able to take part of today’s wave was an honor. If you are there and wave without tears in your eyes you are a cyborg.
Anyway, here are the Tweets:
Taking the #HawkeyeExpress in. pic.twitter.com/cseTJvfsfr— Travis Miller (@JustTMill) October 19, 2019
Pretty sure that Nate Stanley is a 8th year senior. #justfacts #PURvsIOWA #BoilerUp @HammerAndRails— Benjamin Schott (@BenjaminSchott) October 19, 2019
Tmill = human voodoo doll pic.twitter.com/Cmc5eB2eYn— Yeet it, and forgeet it (@mattbo324) October 19, 2019
Time to wave... pic.twitter.com/GXmrNB3XjC— Travis Miller (@JustTMill) October 19, 2019
That "fumble". Wasn't moving forward for a solid 4 seconds— Jason Miller (@BoilermakerJM) October 19, 2019
One of the signs that Purdue flashes on the sideline is a picture of Elvis, my mom now has interest in the game— BlackHeartGoldPants (@BHGP) October 19, 2019
Anderson had time to smoke a cigarette on the ground before that ball popped out.— Habitual Boiler (@HabitualBoiler) October 19, 2019
Iowa: Dinking and Duncan— Justin VanLaere ▶ (@storminspank) October 19, 2019
Make that one touchdown in the last ten quarters for Iowa, BTW.— Go Iowa Awesome (@IowaAwesome) October 19, 2019
New rule. We ONLY throw to bell.— Brian Watson (@agilebdub) October 19, 2019
Remember when Ferentz pulled KMM out of punt return against Western Michigan to preserve Nile Kinnick's single-game punt return record?— Garbage Iowa Football Commenter (@PV_GIA) October 19, 2019
Because I'm starting to think the whole offense is running to preserve Chuck Long's career touchdown pass record.
So: Iowa's offense looks as helpless as it has the last two weeks, without the "but they're facing good defenses!" excuse this time.— Go Iowa Awesome (@IowaAwesome) October 19, 2019
Also: Purdue has found a weakness to exploit on defense AND they get the ball first after halftime.
So, yeah, everything's going just super.
.@DavidB3ll in the first half:— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) October 19, 2019
one touchdown.#BoilerUp pic.twitter.com/w5eq2GHx0P
By the way, everyone who claims that football is the strategic equivalent of brain surgery: I give you Jeff Brohm attacking three straight elite Iowa defenses with the exact same strategy and Iowa's phenomenal defensive coordinator having no answer.— Garbage Iowa Football Commenter (@PV_GIA) October 19, 2019
What the f*cking surrender FG— Steve M (@ManiacallySteve) October 19, 2019
What does being down 9 accomplish?— Beneath The Paint (@BeneathThePaint) October 19, 2019
Stop going to these stadiums, Travis.— JDBoiler1 (@Boiler1Josh) October 19, 2019
The word “if” summarizes Purdue sports.— Hick Nolt (@BoilerMane) October 19, 2019
I’ve been missing the game. Checked the stats. Looks like the old adage of you can’t turn the ball over and expect to beat good teams— Albert Evans (@Albert_T32) October 19, 2019
Not really sure of the logic of getting three there. Still two possessions down.— Jumbo Heroes (@jumboheroes) October 19, 2019
Also injured. https://t.co/6VeXsmAGRn— Hammer & Rails (@HammerAndRails) October 19, 2019
so Purdue has officially scored more than Michigan or Penn State did against Iowa— Go Iowa Awesome (@IowaAwesome) October 19, 2019
I’ve been to close to the same.. And ironically I’m also a Small paper Sports “writer”.. Have to 100% agree with you! Glad you could join us! IowAvE! Tyler Trent would be Proud and is up above! More important than a game! For the Kids...— Chad H. Drahn (@ChadDrahn44) October 20, 2019