It is a well-established fact by this point that no college football player pledges his allegiance to the stars-and-stripes any harder than Iowa All-American (in both senses of the word) quarterback Ricky Stanzi:
But could college football's favorite heartland patriot's love of country be taking a darker, Nixonian turn? In this brilliantly-headlined profile in the Gazette , we find out exactly who Stanzi would like to see "leave it":
“I don’t know how other colleges are, but when you walk around here, you’ve got people . . . you’ve got guys walking around in dresses and just these hippies,” Stanzi said. “They’re doing nothing. There’s the Ped Mall area down there, right in the middle. Those people are going nowhere. Those people are the people who don’t like America.”Ah, who are we kidding; his unique brand of red-white-and-blue sincerity (check the profile's portrayal of Stanzi chewing out another fan at a baseball game for taling during the national anthem) means we'll be nodding (or yelling) in agreement no matter what Stanzi says. Boot the Commies out! Better dead than red! U-S-A! U-S-A!