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IOWA SOLVES ITS STUDENT TICKET PROBLEM

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Iowa is looking to Kirkwood College to help fill its student section. Now they're looking closer to home.

"Are more people going to be coming?" "Sure, just wait until the cartoons are over."
"Are more people going to be coming?" "Sure, just wait until the cartoons are over."
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elementary school

teacher pfeiffer
And then you add a little one to the top of the next number and all of them together. So... one plus three, plus two is...

hand up
Six!!!!!!!

teacher pfeiffer
That's right, so six is our first number and three is our second, 36 plus 27 is...

hand up
63!!!!!!

teacher pfeiffer
Very good, you guys are getting it.

Bell rings

students happy
Recess!!!!!!!

The kids start to get up

teacher pfeiffer
Hold your horses, hold your horses. Before we get to recess, we have a very special visitor. The kids groan.

The door opens

gary barta

teacher pfeiffer
Now this is Mr. Barta, he works with the Hawkeyes. He knows Herky personally.

students happy
Wooooooow.

teacher pfeiffer
And he's paid the school good money to come in and speak to you today.

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That's right. Hey kids! Who here likes the Iowa Hawkeyes?

Most of the hands in the class shoot up

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Who here has been to an Iowa football game?

Some hands go down, but a good number go up again.

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So, what's your favorite part? You.

little girls1
I like the cheerleaders and listening to the band.

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Uh-huh.

little boy1
I like when we score a touchdown and it gets loud.

little boy2
I like raising up the burrito.

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Oh yeah!

little boy3
I like when my Dad punches some other guy.

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Great, great. Now how would you like to see the Hawkeyes for cheap this fall. You, yes, you, Mrs. Marshall's second grade class at Hoover Elementary are eligible to purchase student tickets for the low, low rate of $125.

little girl2
How much is that?

teacher pfeiffer
We haven't gone past 100 yet, Mr. Barta.

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Not convinced, huh, well let me tell you this: not only will you get to see the Hawkeyes take on rival Minnesota, but also Illinois State, North Texas and Illinois.

young boy4
I thought Illinois was just a state, Mrs. Marshall are there two Illinoises?

teacher pfeiffer
No Mikey, there's just one. That's more than enough.

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Still not convinced? Maybe an appearance Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz will do the trick.

kirk icon
Hi.

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Oh, we're not done yet. Please welcome: Greg Davis!

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How you boys and girls doin'? You want to hear a joke?

students happy
Yeah!

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Why was the offensive coordinator asked to stop mowing lawns?

little girls1
Why?

happy greg icon
He was always a yard short.

Everybody cracks up.

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So what do you say, are you ready to buy those student tickets?

students happy
Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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That's what I like to hear, please make all checks out to the Iowa Athletic Department.

teacher pfeiffer
This is a third-grade class, they don't have checks.

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Well then, have your parents mail them. Now, where's Miss Marple.

teacher pfeiffer
She teaches Kindergarten!

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You're right, it's nap time. Tell her I'll be back later this afternoon. Bye kids!

Out in the hallway

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I really should be practicing with the guys right now.

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Hey, you should know there is more to your position to just coaching.

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Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeze. The last class threw a milk at me.

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I know, you should be looking at that kid. What an arm. But fine, coach your precious team, while I do the main work. Do you want to tag along Greg?

Mrs. Marshall's class and a familiar face run by in the hallway.

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RECESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I guess we'll see him in June.