Past Iowa sporting events that would have broken Twitter
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Let’s localize this a bit. What classic Iowa sports event of which do you wish Twitter was around? I’d go with the original Floyd of Rosedale incident, with the Bruce Pearl-Jimmy Collins feud a close second. https://t.co/MFiLRysRhQ
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) June 19, 2018
ANSWER: As we approach our final week here at Land of 10, let’s have a little fun. The question for Monday deals with how Iowa fans would have responded on Twitter over past sports topics.
Some wanted to gauge the reaction to epic football victories, such as the 1985 No. 1 Iowa defeat of No. 2 Michigan on the game’s final play, or Drew Tate’s 56-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway to win the Capital One Bowl in 2005. Other responses range from former men’s basketball coach Lute Olson calling former official Jim Bain “a criminal” to the recruiting incident involving Bruce Pearl and Jimmy Collins over prospect Deon Thomas. Then there are the games,
Then there are the wacky, such as the 2002 storming of the Metrodome or the “Fainting Irish” incident in 1954. Of course, there are the painful, such as Iowa’s 1987 Elite Eight loss to UNLV and an official incorrectly penalizing Chad Greenway for offsides on a successful onside kick in the 2006 Outback Bowl.
Here are your responses. Enjoy!
— Jim Shorts (@jamesshorts) June 19, 2018
This is easy. 1980 US Olympic hockey. Oh, you said Iowa. That's easy, the 1987 NCAA regional loss vs. UNLV. It was as close as Iowa has ever come to the big one (in modern times = TV times). Twitter would've burned like a tire fire you could see from space. https://t.co/tz0CqXjRFN
— Marc Morehouse (@marcmorehouse) June 19, 2018
Several games during the 1985 football season.
— Enjoy The Season (@DouglasABarrett) June 19, 2018
Iowa Michigan. #1 vs #2
— MamaHawk🤪😎☝🏻✌🏻🐣🏈 (@xrayanneiowa) June 19, 2018
It’s mentioned several times in the thread, but Twitter during/after Tate to Holloway. Remains one of the craziest sports endings I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/t7XdAEIf2x
— Kyle Miller (@KyleMiller89) June 19, 2018
For sheer volume of tweets (and emotional swing), I’d say 2002 CyHawk football. https://t.co/qQCUtNh67o
— Andy Garman (@GarmanSports) June 19, 2018
I think if it existed during the alford/PP debacle the singularity would have been created.
— Hibner (@Hibner4IA) June 19, 2018
— Bryan Dunham (@duntronic) June 19, 2018
Can you imagine if it was around as Ronnie Harmon kept fumbling away the Rose Bowl?
— Tom Ksobiech (@TomKsobiech) June 19, 2018
The Outback bowl where they called Greenway offsides and ruined our comeback. #notoffisdes
— JBMHawkeye (@jasonbmoeller) June 19, 2018
Bret Bielema and Jim Walden's meeting at midfield after the 1992 game.
— mattpfiff (@mattpfiff) June 19, 2018
The Ferentz-Stoops hiring saga. Stoops winning a NC in his 2nd year while Iowa went 3-9 would have been chaos.
— Cameron Stull (@c_scott_s) June 19, 2018
Hartlieb to Cook. #partylikeits1987
— Clarke Scanlon (@clarkescanlon) June 19, 2018
I’d be ok with just missing out on 2014 Hawkeye football twitter. That was insufferable.
— Hawkeye Images (@webcentrick) June 19, 2018
— R F (@Zero_Dice) June 19, 2018
Lute Olson chasing Jim Bain out of the Field House
— Ian Miller (@millerbakery) June 19, 2018
Collins-Pearl would have broken Twitter.
— Bobby La Gesse (@BobbyLaGesse) June 19, 2018
Seneca’s second half in 02
— Noah (@OneShotDeposit) June 19, 2018
6-4. CFB Twitter would have been ON IT during that game.
— Life-long Iceland Soccer Fan (@JonLawson32) June 19, 2018
I’m gonna have to add 1. What year was it IA was up on Ohio State by 11 or 12 with a couple mins. left, had 2 punts with a net of abt. 20 yards combined. IA had a pick and another muff and lost. I was losing my mind. Girlfriend at the time was mocking me.
— MercuryArc (@MrColeThornton) June 19, 2018
Also, the last-second loss to Northwestern State apparently took place about four days before Twitter, so I’d vote for that, too.
— Chris Wanless (@chris_wanless) June 19, 2018
When Ronnie Lester re-injured his knee vs Louisville during the FF semifinal in Indy.Some Iowa players will tell you that was an intentional foul,trying to hurt Ronnie on purpose.And I believe them.
— M&S Olvera 🚁 (@m_solvera) June 19, 2018
Floyd goalposts, Pearl-Collins, Greenway “offside”, any game involving Jim Bain (I’ve only heard stories, but I can imagine how Twitter would have handled him). The Michigan State and Michigan games in 1993 after Chris Street died.
— Tork Mason (@CoachMason33) June 19, 2018
The "Fainting Irish" game.
— Joel Snetzler (@jsnetzler) June 19, 2018
When Bret Bielema said to Jim Walden:
“You’re a big prick. It’s been a pleasure kicking your ass the last five years.”
Oh man…that would be a blast in 2018!
(PS: Johnny Orr on Twitter could have been fun!)
— Jeff (@JeffreyTheGreek) June 19, 2018
Oh boy. Pearl-Collins would have gotten ugly.
— MPLSKurt (@krvogler) June 19, 2018
1980 Great 8 win over Georgetown or the or 1981 win over Michigan State sending Hawkeyes to The Rose Bowl for the first time in forever.
— Do The Right Thing (@espnmyopics) June 19, 2018
Yep, it was a gut punch. Speaking of punches, you know another one that would be fun is the Iowa/Illini game that you wrote about here. Apple emojis everywhere. 🍏🍎 https://t.co/0XdtZLw6wM
— Tom Kakert (@HawkeyeReport) June 19, 2018
Goalpost walkoff against the gophers at the dome! drop the mic
— Mikey P (@polishhawk) June 19, 2018
When Iowa beat ND in football and won a National Title
— Reid German (@ReidGerman) June 19, 2018
Stevie Alfraud would have been skewered
— Dtrain (@dtrainiax) June 19, 2018
From a standpoint of what could be ridiculous Tweeting, here are a few:
1) Ronnie Harmon's 1986 Rose Bowl.
2) Northwestern State 64, Iowa 63.
3) Iowa State breaking the streak in 1998.
— Dave Finnegan (@dfinnegan81) June 20, 2018
Since I’m 29, can only really answer for the late 90s-2000s here. Top few are:
1. Tate to Holloway (easy #1)
2. Stanzi-McNutt ‘09 MSU (technically twitter existed but still very new)
3. ‘02 MIN
4. ‘02 and ‘03 MICH
5. ‘06 CUSE
For hoops – beating #1 UConn
— Nick Juskewycz (@NickJuskewycz) June 19, 2018
I don’t think Steve Waite’s basket to put Iowa in the Final Four has been mentioned but I agree that the Ronnie Harmon Rose Bowl would have been a Twitter meltdown of epic proportions.
— Jason Eslinger (@jdeslinger) June 19, 2018
Hard to beat Iowa fans breaking, then trying to steal the goalposts of the metrodome. https://t.co/4dYQD2He9o
— Shake 'N' Bake (@Shake1n1bake) June 19, 2018
2) STEALING THE GOALPOSTS
3) the "Beat Iowa" jerseys ISU game
4) The "Fainting Irish" game
1) The comeback vs MSU after Chris Street died
2) Iowa-G'town Elite 8
3) The Rick Mount game vs Purdue
1) 1997 NCAA tourney https://t.co/I4CxGDgWA9
— RossWB (@RossWB) June 19, 2018
The Michigan State game after Chris Street died. It’s nice to see people get along on twitter. https://t.co/cgkRVxMoPo
— Añdrew Stott (@Astott) June 19, 2018
CJ Jones openingn kickoff return Orange Bowl 2002; twitter X energy in stadium = world explosion.
— Andy Hertel (@profhertel) June 19, 2018
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