MythBuster: Iowa Is the Best in the Big Ten

Denny LiContributor IApril 5, 2009

IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 8:  Bradley Fletcher #29 and Brett Greenwood #30 of the Iowa Hawkeyes react after failing to stop wide receiver Derrick Williams #2 of the Penn State Nittany Lions as he scores a touchdown in the third quarter of play against at Kinnick Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa defeated Penn State 24-23. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)

There are some mysteries we humans will never solve. How to cure cancer. How to live forever. Which came first: the chicken or the egg. Speaking of birds there is one mystery that baffles me: The Iowa Hawkeyes will be the best in the Big Ten.

   1: You're in the BIG TEN.

You can't compete  against Penn State, OSU, MSU, and even my improved Wolverines without losing your conference. Best in the Big Ten? Minnesota, NW, and even Purdue look like they can beat the Hawks. Indy is the only weak team in the conference.

   2: Your Best Player is...a NFL headed RB.

        Shonne Greene is gone. Nuff said.

    3: You haven't been good since '04.

'04 was the last time Iowa won the Conference. To make it worse, the last time they won it outright was ummm...1985 and lost the Rose Bowl. 1958 was the last time they had an outright win and won the Rose Bowl. Wow.

I hope you learned that the Hawkeyes aren't good as they seem.