I don’t have the pictures from Saturday’s butt whooping that UNI put on us put together yet, but there was one story that occurred on Saturday that I wanted to share right away.
I didn’t do my normal tailgating on Saturday. Instead I went to see 3:10 to Yuma with Russell. After we had spent the appropriate amount of time discussing the movie, I made my way to my normal tailgating party. The kickoff for the game was at 6 pm. I made it to the tailgate at about 4:45.
By this time Corey and Willy had moved their tailgate closer to the stadium by combining their tailgate with the tailgate of Corey’s friend Chief. No sooner had I tracked them down when B-Ross from SoundOff! walked by. I didn’t see him, but one of the other people in our group yelled his name as he walked by.
B-Ross came back and shook my hand and asked us who we were. I introduced him to Corey and Willy. Then I told him that he needed more airtime. When Andy left for Kansas City I knew it was going to be a major blow to the show, but the week that B-Ross co-hosted he showed that he was the best person to replace Andy.
For whatever reason, they decided to give the co-host job to Heather Burnside who is actually quite wretched and the show has suffered.
B-Ross told me that I should tell that to Keith Murphy.
I told him if I ever see him I’ll let him know.
B-Ross said, “Let’s go.”
So the Willy, Corey, and I followed B-Ross down to another tailgate where Keith Murphy was hanging out with his family.
B-Ross told him that we had something to tell him, so Keith Murphy got up and walked over and shook our hands.
I told him that B-Ross needed more airtime.
Keith looked at B-Ross and asked him, “How much did you pay these guys?”
I told him that he didn’t need to pay us anything and if I was ever lucky enough to win the Chili’s gift certificate (for answering the weekly trivia question) I would be honored to take B-Ross with me.
Keith said, “Nobody has ever done that.”
Then Keith saw my camera and asked if we wanted our picture taken with B-Ross.
We all wanted to. So Keith Murphy took the picture below:
After the picture, we talked about how years ago, Keith Murphy had compared Willy to Chewbacca after he and Jesse were interviewed before the Iowa/Iowa State game. Keith and Willy laughed over this story and he told me that with my beard I would have to be our Chewbacca now.
Then we bid them a fond adieu and Willy and I headed into the stadium. This awesome story helped take some of the pain of the loss away.