I'm finding the whole Podolak situation quite funny, since the hypocrisy is overwhelming.
Iowa City literally revolves around getting drunk. Walk around the ped mall on a Friday and you understand why SUI has a Party School reputation around the Big 1011. It's no accident that the drunk guy in an Iowa sweatshirt is a punchline in Chicago. Iowa City without alcohol is Webster City.
If the SUI administration was really serious about changing the image of the school for the better they would declare the campus- especially the parking lots around Kinnick- dry. The school would demand the wink-wink-nudge-nudge "19 ordinance" be repealed, and the police crack down on underage drinking they way they do in Ames. Make IC so boring New Liberty looks like New Orleans.
Until then it's all lip service, and Ed was the fall guy. Good for him for saying F.U. to the hypocrisy. That will buy him a few drinks from the fan base at his next tailgate.