Miles Inn which is dubbed the official Hawkeyes bar, was completely packed and full of energy during the Iowa versus Nebraska football game. There were cheers, chants, hugs and high fives to go around, twice. Fans at the bar say that it's "Hawkeye country" and were full of excitement to say the least.
The walls and rafters were ringing as Hawkeye fans painted the house black and yellow at Miles Inn Friday evening, out numbering the Cornhuskers' fans by a long shot. Every TV in the place was on the game as the Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers have a strong history of rivalry. Iowa fans say tonight's win was pure gold.
"It just feels really great...born and raised, especially when you can take down your brothers from the west, it feels really good. You know, something a little special makes the win feel really good," said Nick Livermore, an Iowa football fan.
The Hawkeyes who are currently ranked number three in the AP polls, met the requirements for a bowl game and have finished a perfect season for the time in 93 years. That in itself is the icing on the cake for their fans.
"I think it's a great win for Iowa, they had a lot in it. They went 12-0 to give them a chance in the playoffs. It's really special, it's special for a lot of the fans here in Iowa, I think its a really cool feeling," said Benjamin Jameson, an Iowa fan.
Besides the having bragging rights and a shot in the college playoffs, some fans say that it's the experience that the Hawekyes bring that keeps Sioux City faithful and fans of Iowa football.
"What I think is the most important is this was so fun for this city. None of these teams are right here in Sioux City, but look at what we all do to have fun. That is important to me," said Jill Colling,a Hawkeye fan.
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