Game Day-A House Divided

Every year the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones meet to hash it out on the football field. And every year someone has to go home the loser. This year it was the Hawkeyes who lost…in triple overtime.

I didn’t see the game. Instead, I was helping host a baby shower for my daughter, who is expecting twins in October. The shower was a co-ed shower and we had a TV downstairs for the guys to watch while we played games like, “Guess the size of Mama’s belly,” and “How many songs can you name with the word Baby?”

We ended up turning on the TV upstairs for the die-hard football fans attending the shower, but unfortunately, the cable didn’t cooperate and we had to learn play-by-plays via smartphones.

Half of the people at the shower were for the Hawkeyes; the other of half were Cyclone fans. And even though we had fun playing the games and looking at all the baby presents Holly received, we couldn’t quite get away from the game. After all, Iowa takes their football very seriously, no matter who you are rooting for.

We didn’t plan on having the shower the same day as the shower. By the time we realized it, it was already too late to  change it. So we did the next best thing; we made it a co-ed shower and bought beer for the guys, who in turn brought a pack of diapers for the parents-to-be.

Everyone left happy, everyone except the Hawkeye fans, that is. The final score: 44-41 Cyclones.


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