Sunday, October 25, 2009

Culver Praises Hawkeyes; Doesn't Mention Cyclones

Iowa Governor Chet Culver gave out some late-night love for the Iowa Hawkeyes, but not a mention for the Iowa State Cylcones. The Hawks had beaten Michigan State for their eighth straight win to start the college football season. They had never done that in their history. The Cylcones made some history themselves. They beat Nebraska in Lincoln for the first time since 1977.

The gov's statement is included below. I also checked around to see if any of the Republican gubernatorial candidates mentioned either team after the games last night. I found only two.


DES MOINES –Governor Chet Culver issued the following statement of congratulations to the University of Iowa football team on their best start to a season in 120 years, after defeating the Michigan State University Spartans 15-13 tonight in East Lansing, MI:

“I want to congratulate the Hawkeyes on not only a great win tonight, but by making history with their 8-0 record, the best start in 120 years of football at the University of Iowa. Tonight’s game was an exciting way to continue Iowa's undefeated start. Coach Ferentz and his staff, Ricky Stanzi, Marvin McNutt and the entire team showed great leadership, and that success comes from never giving up. I wish the team the best of luck for the remainder of this exciting season.”
Here are the messages from the 2 Republicans:

Christopher Rants ISU and UI - what a day for football fans in Iowa

RepRodRoberts Congratulations to the Iowa and Iowa State football teams on their big wins yesterday. Great day for the state. Hope they keep it going!


Anonymous said...

Chet not praising the Cyclones? Doesn't surprise me.

Anonymous said...

I think they better quit worring about sports and pay attention to what they are getting paid to do. other wise get out and let some else get the job done