This is a Cedar Rapids operation. It always appeared to me that there were more ISU plates here (at least on the NE side). So I decided to end my speculation and started counting, figuring I was biased in my observations. So far I would say I have seen fewer total university plates than I expected, but it is confirming my perception that the Cyclone plates outnumber Hawkeye plates.
I'm guessing if I were to count college bumper stickers, plate frames and logos, that SUI may win that battle. Maybe that would indicate more of a mid-level fanatic, fair-weather fan, or one who just doesn't want to spend the money for specialty plates.
I will be your Des Moines satellite for this operation...I will first need supplies. Cheese-it's, Diet-Rite soda, CB Ham radio, and a fanny-pack. I will recon all of the southside and report back. If you do not hear from me...I am being held in some $ by the hour seedy hotel with un-godly things being done to my nether regions by Herky's minions.
Here's a link to the Des Moines Register site listing the collegiate plates and how many there were for each school as of October 2005.
U of I - 6766
ISU - 6446
UNI - 766
The discussion a while back on the number of ISU, SUI and UNI license plates got me wondering if my perception was correct that there were more ISU plates in Cedar Rapids than both Iowa or UNI plates. So I decided this morning to start counting the number I saw. Here are the initial results. All numbers were lower than usual, I guess because a lot of people are extending their holiday.
This morning on the way to work I saw 2 ISU plates, 1 SUI plate and 0 UNI plates. I was surprised by the low number, but I guess I was a little early for work.
Over the lunch hour I travelled just a couple miles round trip and saw 6 ISU plates, 0 SUI plates and 0 UNI plates.
So far would say my perception is being reinforced, but I'll try to keep counting. [/b][/quote]
Did you make sure they werent the same plates?? If you counted the same plates twice then your experiment doesnt work.
Look at this Hawkeye Plate we found....must be Pierre Pierce's car?