Thursday, September 29, 2005
At the University of Iowa, the visitor's lockeroom in Kinnick Stadium is PINK - yes PINK, from floor to ceiling and including the urinals. It's been this way for decades; ever since former Coach Hayden Fry decided to go with the rosy approach. According to Hayden, PINK has a calming and passive effect on people. Yeah - right. Then why aren't your lockerooms PINK?
I think the football program is trying to send a message to the visiting team - no matter who you are and how great you think you are, you are not as strong (physically or mentally) as the IOWA HAWKEYES. Enjoy your passive / calming shower after the game. Football is as much mental as it is physical.
No matter what the intent, it's really stirring up a controversy on campus.