I'm sure there are Iowa fans and Husker fans that feel the same way, but I find a large part of thier fan base to have no particular attachement or sense of pride for anything related to the university outside of the atheletic programs.
well of that has to do with the effect of the size of their schools and almost 'commercial' appeal to them. while I never attended UOI, I love Iowa because admittley I was raised on Iowa, I remember being a little kid and going to the games at Kinnick and what a huge production it was, espically my grandfather--whom I have always and will always imortalize---being a magnificant man--and during Hawkeye saturdays--they were just really speical for me growing up. and then now when my son and I go to hawkeye games--it's very neat for me and for my son as we continue this tradition. Plus I have family in Iowa city as well(not really sure if I get points or not for that)
As far as the hawkeyes being good bandwangon--yeah--there's plenty of them--same as the huskers---
Anyways, to use the whole, well you didn't even go to school there is frankly an understandble, but ultimatley not a complete defendable statement, as mentioned in my previous post. It's that special connection to the team, the moments that one could have shared, albiet while attending school itself, or things that inspired you, a player, game, meeting someone, etc. etc. etc.
The bandwagoner's though?? That's just standard, as college get's to be more pro'ish' your going to see that with major colleges.
Hell, look that at some people who are Oklahoma fans, USC or michigan.
fans, lord knows I've seen plenty of stickers, or young joes wearing michigan hoodies.
Well Anyways, my ass has grown up through the golden years of fry to chuck long, to the 3-9 years of the nineties, to the decay of fry and then the beautiful birth of Ferentz(to whom I've said all along was exactly what Iowa needed), so while I didn't get a diploma from the UofI, I have certainly have earned my right to be a Hakweye. That--and both my brother(who graduated fron UNI) and I (who graduated from NIACC) has given money to the hawkeyes. (it's not alot, so it's not like I'm cool or anything)