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Kansas May Be Going “#1” But Are They Ready For a Golden Shower in Ames?

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Self hopes his team will at least get their feet wet in a hostile environment

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Kansas will likely become “#1” later today, but they better be prepared to receive a golden shower of their own. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard is pulling out all the stops as the Jayhawks and Cyclones get set for a showdown in Ames.

“We encourage our fans Monday night to BE BOLD, WEAR GOLD. We want to give Kansas the biggest golden shower they’ve ever seen,” Pollard told reporters on a recent conference call.

Pollard wants a golden shower? Pollard gets a golden shower!
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Even with heavy precipitation on its way, a steady stream of Cyclone fans are sure to pour into the bowels of Hilton Coliseum Monday night showered in gold attire, overcome by the aroma of dry roasted nuts.

It has been a tradition in Ames once per season to flood the stands with gold apparel instead of the traditional fifty shades of cardinal. No one knows who the original whiz behind the idea was, but Bill Self and his teams have typically been on the receiving end of said golden shower.

It seems Bill Self doesn’t mind a little extra action during road games though.

“It’s a relief honestly. Sure, it may get me a little red in the face, but I really do enjoy it,” Self told Wide Right & Natty Lite.

After earning a close victory in Ames one year, Self was confronted by a frustrated fan that he just couldn’t shake. Luckily for Self, he was able to find one of the few escorts out there that wanted nothing to do with a golden shower.

Security had to hold back this ISU fan from continuing to shower Self after the game
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“You don’t get treatment like this on the road often. You go to some of these schools, like Texas Tech and Austin Peay and the stream of fans is weak. Inconsistent. You often only hear a tinkle of cheers,” Self continued.

Self did admit though that being on the receiving end of a golden shower can be intimidating at first.

“The pent up urge to release their fury right in our face is evident from the tip,” Self said.

ISU fans certainly don’t suffer from stage fright during big games
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This year, Self fears his team might be too young to handle the flow of the game the liquid-induced crowd will produce.

“One accident turns into two, next thing you know your team is leaking and urine trouble,” Self continued.

Kansas brings a team to Ames with several freshmen and a European. A tough road win would certainly bring Self pleasure.

For the Cyclones, Monday’s tilt brings the opportunity of knocking off the nation’s #1 team for a second straight year. Let’s just hope they don’t piss it down their leg.