Long time reader, first time poster (well maybe second time). I am attending the game this Saturday in Evanston with family and for some reason am really excited. I haven't witnessed an Iowa football game in person for well over a decade. We are travelling from a far away place and even with our craptastic performance last weekend I am confident that we at least have a statistical chance to maybe score more points than the dreaded Wildercatzen and the evil Wizgerald and his penchant for ass sandwiches (see i really do read a lot of shit on here).
My question to all you fine people is, Who has been to Ryan Field for a game? Where are the good tailgating spots or pre-game bars/restaurants? We will hopefully arrive early-ish on Saturday and I am seeking any advice anyone has on attending a game at jNW. What books should I bring to read? I was thinking something by Pynchon as Vonnegut may be seen as too low brow. Are there any unofficial FOTP events? Would love to drink with all you fine people.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.