Yep, there goes the rest of my afternoon. The good people at Slate have put together a map of the predominant sport in each state (and D.C.). For Iowa, the honor goes to wrestling, naturally. Here’s what they have to say:
“Iowa is home to a branch of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the greatest college wrestling program of all time (the Iowa Hawkeyes, winners of 23 titles since 1975), the greatest college wrestler ever (Cael Sanderson, who went 159-0 at Iowa State), and the sport's most commanding figure (Dan Gable, who wrestled for Iowa State and built the Iowa dynasty as a coach). With the sport under siege by the International Olympic Committee, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) told the Wall Street Journal that Iowa without wrestling is like "eggs without bacon." Thank goodness wrestling stayed in the Olympics—Iowa's bacon has been saved.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Check it out for yourself:
So if your boss gets on your case for not being productive, just tell him it’s my fault.