In the Iowa football offices
Well........ aren't you going to say anything?
Ummm. You know what time of year it is, you just have to roll with it. C'mon you're a quarterback, this will only make you better.
Two whole days now. I wake up, he's there. I go to lift weights, he's there. Even when I'm in the shower, I know he's standing right outside the door.
I'm going to be honest, it makes you look very patriotic.
Vandenberg sighs as he exits the office
Alright, where do you want to go now?
OK... Welp, we're here. Thanks for everything, I'll see you around campus sometime. Bye.
Captain America Herky stays right where he is.
Alright let's go.
The next day the two Hawkeyes walk through Iowa City with Vandenberg in full uniform
So much for remaining incognito before the Fourth. Hey, maybe nobody will notice a Hawkeye football player in full uniform followed by a mascot wearing a Captain America costume and a giant plastic head. We'll fit right in. (Turning back to Herky) You really had to make me wear this?
Not surprisingly the two are hounded by fans of all ages and after an hour of pictures and autographs, Vandenberg has made it just three blocks.
(Thinking) OK this has gone on long enough. Time for some freedom, just like last year.
HEY! IS THAT A COMMUNIST HIPPIE KICKING A BALD EAGLE THROUGH AN AMERICAN FLAG THAT'S ON FIRE??!! LOOK! OVER THERE!
Herky turns and looks, while Vandenberg takes off on a dead sprint
The chase is short lived as Vandenberg is tackled by Herky
Why?!! Why are you doing this? Two straight years, why?
You keep saying that! America, America, America, America. Why always America?
Because I love it, I love it so much. This great land from the amber waves of grain to the oceans white with foam. There's only one America and I don't know if you truly love it, our last quarterback was made in America. His back said so. With you, there is no proof.
Hey, hey. I love America plenty. I was born and raised in the heartland and raised to respect my elders and my country. I do love this country I really do.
Enough to leave it?
Love it... and leave it? Wait a minute.
Vandenberg pulls off the mask to reveal one Richard Stanzi
Stanzi?! What is this about?
I'm sorry, I should have come clean earlier, but what I am going to say is so shocking that I needed to monitor you to make sure you were ready.
Ready for what?
Ready to see if you are a leader. And you have proven that you are. So hold on to your hat: it's about Freedom Squad.
Yeah I know about Freedom Squad, they hired me to take down Minnesota. It did not go well.
Well, Freedom Squad has gone evil. I don't know what it is, but for some reason they are not loving America.
So what do we do?
We take them down.
Just the two of us?
Who can stop a pair of Iowa quarterbacks?
You've got a deal. Let's do it.
The two men embrace and go their separate ways, each knowing America is at stake.
Kids these days. It just gets easier and easier.
I'm coming Freedom Squad, I'm coming.
Stanzi takes off his mask