Prognosticating Iowa

By 11W Staff on November 18, 2010 at 12:47p
Handsome Hayden Fry

It's been a while since we've held one of these, but we're back with the obligatory 11W big game contest.

We're going to mix it up again this time and instead of just getting score predictions, we want your best caption to the glorious photo of former Iowa coach Hayden Fry that you see above.  Your caption can either be in the form of something he's saying, or just something that he's thinking as he acknowledges the Hawkeye faithful.  The best one will win two t-shirts from the 11W shop.

The fine print:

  • Must be 18 years-old or older.
  • One entry per person.
  • Deadline for entries is kickoff.

Good luck!

UPDATE: This is a caption contest, not a contest to see who can pick the most accurate score.  Blame me for the incredibly confusing title to this post. - Jason


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Jason Priestas's picture

Actually, on second thought, the title of this post doesn't do justice to the slight rule change for this one.  Sorry about that!

BucksfanXC's picture

Haha, you guys! Ya painted my damn Caddy pink! That's love!

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

thePhilipJFry's picture

30-28 Bucks


It's hard to look cool when shaking hands with your 11 foot tall invisible friend.

BuckeyeSki's picture

Hail Hitler!

Banned from BlackShoeDiaries since 2008. Crime: Slander/Defamation of Character Judgement: Guilty

builderofcoalitions's picture

Ohio State, 31-13. Stanzi throws three pics.

Because we couldn't go for three.

BLeezy17's picture

Hayden Fry waving to the crowd after learning that he has just been named Miss Iowa.

tomcollins's picture

Strategic Prediction:

Iowa 21, Ohio State 13


Here's to hoping I'm wrong.

BED's picture

Ohio State 28, Iowa 20

The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2006
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RBuck's picture

30-16  The Ohio State Buckeyes


Hayden: "F#%k guys win again."

Long live the southend.

Colin's picture

Iowa 20

Ohio State..........................23?

Luke's picture

ATTN ALL: These captions are kind of bizarre. It is a caption contest after all ;)

Colin's picture

I blame the people a head of me for making me think it was prediction contest...

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I blame my ADHD and the pressure to get a decent score in before anyone else.

NolaBuck's picture

5...The Number of Times Each Day Hayden regret's hiring and starting the coaching career of Bret Bielema after he went for 2 while up 25 in the 4th quarter against deadbeat Minnesota.

slippy's picture

You're a towel.

Matt's picture

Ohio State 38

Iowa 17

Colin's picture

Caption: Oops I just crapped my pants. Just smile and wave, smile and wave.

RoweTrain's picture

Hey Joe, this is how you crap yourself and not have 100,00 people notice!  10 seconds till halftime..9...8...

"Just bow up and go out and play." ~ D. Lee

"As it stands right now, I know I am the best athlete in college football." ~ B. Miller

Chris Lauderback's picture

"Hey, Earle...Smell my fingers!"

Buckinnc's picture

I want to thank you all for not mentioning the obvious stain on my white pants after my "JoePa moment".

Buckeye in Athens's picture





Let's take the Iowa Reich down. 




COB's picture

"Though unable to lift his left arm, legendary coach Fry smiles just before delivering a grandiose crotch chop prior to the 2005 meeting with Northwestern.  Only later did Hawkeye fans realize the ultimate ramifications of this moment."


31-24 Silver bullets with a rick-six early and the boom show late.  I expect some clutch TP scrambles to ice it a la Miami.

Kansas City Buckeye's picture

"Alright, High five!  Come on man don't leave me hangin.....guys?....Seriously, this isn't funny.  Anyone..."

Kennywayne34's picture

Hey Joe this is how bowing out gracefully is done, by the way where are we?

Flava Flav's picture

27-24 buckeyezzzz

Doc's picture

"Look at all the people here tonight....ah I mean day!"


Good guys 27- Them 17

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BacknBlack's picture

" And over here is one of the many game clocks that adorn Kinick stadium. Let's hope Coach Ferentz refers to this before burning the teams final timeout, costing us another chance at victory."

OSU 31 Iowa 17

matti's picture

"iowa people put your shoe back on" douchebags....

who care about the score as long as we win but my call is tOSU 37- them 13

bring on hate week also people root for wisky to lose never for that craphole up north to win

Luke's picture

"Five... Five dollar... Five dollar footlong"

jbuckeye001's picture

Score:  42 - 17  Good Guys!!!

Caption : "I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."

Bucks Love's picture

"You ask me how do you get to the College Football Hall of Fame Kirk? Well its way over yonder, first you just have to get past Northwestern, and then just follow old Jimmy Tressel the rest of the way." O-H.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Leanenaud's picture

"I want to @#$ you like an animal.......I want to feel you from the inside."

Sorry.....It just came up on my Ipod and I could'nt resist.

RunTellMatt's picture

"Ah, for crying out loud!  Another fricking loss to Northwestern?!  Come here, Ferentz.  Walk into this," says Coach Fry waving his hand back and forth in a vigorous slapping motion.

bcWEcouldn'tGOfor3's picture

Attempting to put his arm around Greg Oden's shoulder....

"The sun will come out tomorrow! Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow..."

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

I have no eye deer what to suggest for a caption.........

BigRedBuckeye's picture

Yenta voice: "alRIGHT, oh-KAY, I adMIT neck looks a Turkey's! GOBBLE GOBBLE!!!"

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

BigRedBuckeye's picture

Btw, this thread is FULL of fail.

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

Denny's picture

"CANNON! To the right of them. CANNON! To the left of them! CANNON! In front of them. VOLLEY'D AND THUNDER'D!"


Run_Fido_Run's picture

"Na-Nu, Na-Nu, earthlings."  

Latt81's picture

"Coach Tressel, can I just touch your Big Ten Championship trophy?"

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

"Look over there! Another coach of the year award for Kirk! How does he do it?!?!"

Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST

gwalther's picture

"Ohhhh, we're supposed to be going THAT way."

Class of 2008

Julius Erving's picture

"Bobby Bowden told me that if you do this 'tomahawk chop' thing on national TV, then Brett Favre will send you a picture of his penis."

scarletngrey22's picture

(Under his breath) "Oooookayyy, just smile and wave and maybe the crippled bird thing won't come over for pictures..."

tomcollins's picture

Hayden Fry, like Joe Paterno, coached to the age where he started talking to imaginary entities on the field.  In this picture, he extends a high five to what he referred to as Barney Rocketarm, his Heisman winning QB.

Julius Erving's picture

Interesting stat (since most everyone is going with the JoePa comparisons):

Hayden Fry is 3 years younger than JoePa.  He retired 12 years ago at age 69.  And everyone thought he was really old when he retired!  He could have coached another generation if Iowa kids if he had any heart him.

mattchoo's picture

"Hey Stanzi, if you throw it like this, the other team probably won't be able to catch it!"

OHIOST1087's picture

Frye in his last pregame pep talk before the Hawkeyes take the field: "Fellas... Today we're playing OHIO State, NOT Florida STATE! These guys don't do this dumb karate arm-chopping motion thing!!!"

3 Fast 3 Furious's picture

To his assistant: "Aw hell, Maggie, I'll keep waving and acting like I want to be here, but try to get all these dopes to stop asking me how assistant coach Dauber is and how Christine keeps her hair so red and crimped. "

BucksfanXC's picture

Took a long time before the first "Coach" reference. I'm surprised.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

bellefontaine brutus's picture

This way to the Motor City Bowl...

Fear The Vest!

Matt M.'s picture

Pictured: With the Buckeyes having the game well in hand late in the 4th quarter, Hayden Fry helps Ohio State fans take over Kinnick Stadium by joining in the 'O-H-I-O' chant heard roaring across the crowd.

ESPN front page news.

sthrnbcky's picture

Frye, moments after finishing a freshly-rolled j: Do you guys see those Buckeyes? Look how big those Buckeyes are. I gotta...I gotta find out where Joe Pa gets a fresh change of slacks for when he...when he...when he soils.............................................................Do you guys see those Buckeyes?