All week I've been hearing, "It's Iowa/Iowa State!" and I kind of go, "Ehhh." Not being a native, and not being an alum from either school, the rivalry doesn't mean a lot to me - which is not to say I wasn't excited to shoot it, just that I didn't have the same intensity of my coworkers. I wasn't too thrilled with any of my action from the game (I'm hoping I've worked out the rustiness of my first two games now), but I dug a few of the features from before the game..
Jerry Ratliff was deployed to Iraq last week, so his friends made a life-size cutout of him so the team wouldn't be disheartened by his absence.
In the spirit of fairness, I did also shoot an Iowa tent being put up. I just happen to like this one better.
I saw all sorts of kids and puppies dressed in Iowa gear. But this is Iowa and Iowa State in the same wagon! I had better frames of the ISU kid, but the Iowa kid kept glaring at the camera. Don't know why, I was wearing black, just like him..
This would have been so much cooler from a lower angle. But once they started coming out, I worried they wouldn't see me, and I would end up trampled...
...like last week's close call. (Photo by Rodney White, DM Register) If you happen to watch any future Iowa games, look out for my white bandana..