Proof: Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God is Real

By DJ Byrnes on May 5, 2014 at 11:39a
via MGoBlog

You've laughed at the jokes, or maybe even made a few yourself. What's up with Iowa running backs, amirite? 

Iowa fans have taken to calling this previously unknown deity as  the Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God or merely "AIRBHG."

Thanks to a poster over at Hawkeye Nation, there is now irrefutable proof AIRBHG is an actual thing.

Here's just a small sampling of the carnage:

1. Mika'il McCall was the talk of camp and goes off in the first quarter of the first game, then suffers a broken ankle after nine carries
2. Rogers misses the first half of the season with the heart condition, then is cleared to play
3. McCall is cleared to play but doesn't see action against Minnesota and Michigan. Gets two carries at Purdue, fumbles and is benched. Suspended for the season shortly thereafter for undisclosed reasons
4. Coker somehow escapes AIRBHG for the regular season, but is suspended for the 2011 Insight Bowl for a violation of the student code.
5. Jordan Canzeri starts and plays well in bowl game, AIRBHG notices.
NOTE: Hampton has a breakout year for Southern Illinois, gaining 1,121 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns. He elects to turn professional with one year of eligibility remaining.

Mind you, this list covers 2001 through 2012. I don't even like Iowa, but it's a mind-blowing list of bad fortune I wouldn't believe if it weren't listed in front of me.


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MacG91's picture

Not going to lie, the only reason I clicked on this article was because of the Monty Python and The Holy Grail's God as the picture. 


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Bolt's picture


KA: Averting my eyes, O Lord.

G: WELL, DON'T! It's like those miserable psalms, they're sooo depressing. Now KNOCK IT OFF!

Hovenaut's picture

Sacrificing running backs for cushy contracts.

Where's the AITEHG (angry Iowa Tight End hating god)? Didn't notice him at last year's game...

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TheShookster's picture

That list is unbelievable. Even longer than the list of missed tackles and blown coverages for last season.

He ain't even stretch doe!!

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M Man's picture

Brian (MGoBlog) Cook is the guy who coined the phrase AIRBHG.  It is so freakishly, frighteningly true, that Black Heart Gold Pants picked it up.  They can run, but they can't hide.

As the great 20th century philosopher Jack Handey wrote; "It takes a big man to cry, but it takes an even bigger man to laugh at the man who is crying."

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