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Last week, you were most scared of The Ghost of James Hardy, the letdown factor, and the return of the STANZIBALL and, uh, it turns out you were kinda right. Damarlo Belcher did a pretty convincing Hardy impression right up until his fateful -- and fortuitous -- drop. Iowa certainly was far less sharp than they were a week ago in drilling Michigan State. And the STANZIBALL kinda-sorta made its return on one of the worst passes Stanzi's thrown all year (although the receiver also ran the wrong route on the play, so it wasn't totally Stanzi's fault). So, uh, congratulations, I guess, on being right-ish?
In any event, this week brings us our dastardly Armani-wearing Ferrari enthusiasts-cum-occasional football fans and there's no shortage of things to be scared about when just Northwestern is involved. You can fret about which offensive player will suffer a game-ending injury (watch your ligaments, boys!), whether Iowa's already often-shaky special teams will commit a blunder or three against jNW (as they usually do), whether jNW's precision short-passing game will slice up Iowa's pass defense, or whether some random cosmic mishap will befall Iowa yet again as they play Northwestern. Like I said, you could fret about that... but we're not going to here. We're going to worry ourselves sick about other stuff in this poll.
What scares you the most heading into the Iowa-Northwestern game this weekend?
Kinnick East! (There will be lots of Iowa fans there -- and Iowa can't beat jNW in Kinnick or in front of large crowds!) (104 votes)
BHGP's live presence at the game! (We'll be a jinx!) (52 votes)
11am start time! (Too early! See: last week!) (76 votes)
The ghost of Brett Basanez! (What a dick.) (73 votes)
Dennis Green! (So awesome at jNW he won B10 Coach of the Year for going 3-8; still looking for asses to crown!) (24 votes)
Pat Fitzgerald's Sith mind tricks! (You know he's a Sith.) (242 votes)
Purple Drank! (jNW players pound sizzurp before every Iowa game!) (86 votes)
AJNWFGWHIOSPAITWIPJNW! (I bet you can figure it out.) (124 votes)
Naked bootlegging! (No, not the DUKES OF HAZZARD porno.) (158 votes)
Fast food! (What if the Evil Wizgerald steps it up from a baked potato and enchants a MCRIB this year?!) (42 votes)
981 total votes