My name is Jared Zieser, and I am the newest addition to the Wide Right & Natty Light team. I’ll give you some background, because I was not always the Iowa State fan I am today. I grew up behind enemy lines and was actually raised a fan of the TOE (Thanks, Dad). So, how did I escape the torture from this exasperating fanbase? Let’s fast forward to September 9th, 2017.
I was just a naive freshman at Iowa State, waking up for the first big tailgate of the year at 5:00 AM. The absolute asscrack of dawn. In my nervous hands, I held a beautiful cardinal and gold shirt. I felt my friends’ gaze from both fan bases as I decided which shirt I wanted to wear. Which team was I going to pick?
I looked to the bottom of my dresser, noticing the unsightly black and gold poking out from the bottom. At that moment, I broke free of the University of Iowa’s shackles and truly began to feel “Loyal sons forever true” course through my veins. That was the moment I truly became a Cyclone. I grabbed that hideous tiger hawk-labeled shirt from the bottom of my drawer to bring to the tailgate with me.
With my best friends, we set fire to Herky and my ugly, ugly past. We ended up losing that game 44-41 in overtime, but I had never fallen in love with a roster and staff like I did on that day.
As a new member of Wide Right & Natty Light, I will be focusing on recruiting and Olympic sports. I look forward to hopefully sparking a few laughs while also providing insight into the athletics at the wonderful university that I call home. Go State, and horns down.
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