The University of Iowa versus the University of Minnesota football rivalry. This is a tough topic to discuss. I'm a student at the University of Minnesota and I've lived here my entire life, but its hard to root for a football team that currently holds a record of 2-9 for the 2010 season. On the other hand, I have a considerable amount of friends who currently attend or attended the University of Iowa - and the Hawkeyes are a team you can root for. Their record last year was 11-2; their current record is 6-4. OK, maybe they're not that good this year but at least they're more hopeful than the Gophers. Minnesota hasn't scored a touchdown against the Hawks in years. The Iowa/Minnesota games I've experienced in college have always been incredibly embarrassing for us, to say the least. I was actually surprised to discover that Minnesota is leading in wins against Iowa for the "Floyd of Rosedale" trophy that has been passed back and fourth between the two schools since 1935. Wow, Minnesota had a good football team once? That's hard for anyone to believe who has attended the U of M in the past 10 years. But the Gophers just hired a new coach and they're trying to finish the season strong, and the Hawkeyes haven't been looking as good as they usually do. So with the annual Iowa/Minnesota game coming up this weekend, I'm faced with a dilemma. Which colors do I wear and which team do I root for? It would be obvious for some people to say Minnesota but it's hard to watch your team struggle, and I've been rooting for the Hawks for the past two seasons. I'd love to see the Gophers take the Floyd of Rosedale home but I honestly don't think it's going to happen. I know I should stand behind my school but I might jump on the bandwagon and show up to the game in black and gold ... We'll see.
Iowa vs Minnesota Football
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