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THE 1957 ROSE BOWL: ALL YOUR GOALPOSTS HAVE BELONG TO US FOR A LONG TIME

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I GOT ROSE BOWL MADNESS AND THE ONLY CURE IS... MORE GOALPOSTS

@Andy_Hamilton

So you probably remember this, right?

Iowa metrodome goalposts gif

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Iowa TORE THE DANG GOALPOSTS out of the Metrodome in ebullient celebration of an 8-0 Big Ten campaign (the first-ever in Iowa history to that point) -- and an expected Rose Bowl trip.

Iowa, of course, did not get to go to the Rose Bowl after the 2002 regular season -- bowl politics intervened and Iowa and USC ended up playing a Faux-Rose Bowl in Miami in the Orange Bowl instead.

But it turns out Iowa fans have a long history of going after goalposts when Rose Bowls are involved -- as Andy Hamilton uncovered earlier this week, Iowa fans TORE THE DANG GOALPOSTS DOWN at the Rose Bowl itself the first time they made the trip (1957). It's a wonder we were ever invited back.

So yeah: Iowa fans have a half-century of uprooting goalposts when ROSE BOWL MADNESS takes hold.  You've been warned, Pasadena.

Speaking of that 1957 Rose Bowl, Iowa's first-ever trip to the Grandaddy Of 'Em All, Friend of the Pants Mitch Smith wrote a nice post about the game over at Hawkeye Nation -- and did some nice sleuthing and uncovered some fun audio clips from the time period, including a portion of the game broadcast itself.  Definitely a fun read (and listen).