Now, there are a lot of variables with Gameday on your campus: How close the crowd is permitted to get to the set, whether or not your obnoxious signage can be displayed, the clothing choices of the Herbstreit children. But there is one common thread to the choice of set location. See if you can pick it out:
Figure it out yet?
Hint: It's in the background.
It's a football stadium! Of course! After all, where else would you put a program dedicated to all the pomp and circumstance, the pageantry, and the sheer enthusiasm surrounding the college game? Go where the fans are, right? And, good for us, the University of Iowa just spent millions of that hard-earned money, which you spent on tickets and parking passes and I-Club donations and, in my case, RENT, to build a new south end zone and outdoor pavillion, complete with a statue of Nile Kinnick himself. Where better to show off the facilities and the fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes? I can't wait until Saturday, when I can go watch the show outside the...
You are all goddamn morons.
UPDATE: The Gazette says it's all about parking spots outside Kinnick: "ESPN wants something close to Kinnick. Iowa pointed toward Hubbard Park, a nice green spot by the Iowa Memorial Union that wouldn't eat up parking spots at Kinnick."