Always feuding: Nebraska fires shot at Iowa on Twitter, Hawkeyes clap back
B1G social media accounts are already in midseason form. Well, at least in Lincoln and Iowa City.
The Nebraska-Iowa rivalry is one that has picked up steam in recent years and it spilled onto Twitter on Monday afternoon. The Huskers fired the first shot with a Shark Week-related tweet and the Hawkeyes clapped back with a comment of their own.
Nebraska threw the first punch, sharing a graphic of a Husker tackling a Hawkeye with the caption, “Nothing to see here, just a friendly ‘interaction,'” the tweet said.
The comment was a reference to a recent New York Post story that said shark advocates are looking to rebrand violent attacks as “interactions.”
Iowa probably got the last laugh with its response.
“Interesting photo choice because it’s been 2,425 days since your last good ‘interaction’ with us,” Iowa responded.
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) July 19, 2021
Kirk Ferentz’s team has won the six straight meetings against Nebraska, dating back to 2015. The Huskers still own the all-time series lead 29-19-3.
Trolling in the B1G gained some serious momentum (for whatever reason) during the 2020 season. It had become expected for the winning team to throw shade at its opponent following a victory.
Let’s hope that trend continues into 2021. It’s already off to a pretty strong start.