UNI Football’s Mark Farley or SNL’s Chris Farley?
Head Football Coach for the Panthers, Mark Farley has a fairly well-known last name.
Yes, in the Cedar Valley, it's mostly for the sport he coaches. He has the most wins in UNI and Missouri Valley Football Conference history at the helm for UNI Football. His son Jared Farley played football at Cedar Falls High School and also went on to play for his dad and the Panthers.
There's another star with his last name -- of whom anyone out of the state of Iowa would think of when you mention Farley.
Chris Farley -- largely known for his 5-year stint with NBC's Saturday Night Live, has also appeared in several high-scale movies. This includes movies like Wayne's World, Coneheads, Billy Madison, and Tommy Boy with his comedic partner and SNL cast member, David Spade.
Prior to a contest between the South Dakota Coyotes and the Panthers in the UNI-Dome on October 16th, UNI Football beat-writer for the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier Jim Nelson found this:
Some fans responded, having a little fun with the moment.
South Dakota's own sports information director, Bryan Boettcher, joined in, adding a little self-deprecating humor to the situation.
Nelson, who has known Boettcher for years, went on to affirm the fact that the SID does an excellent job with the Coyotes, adding this to the Twitter thread:
"I want to put this out there. USD's SID is one of the good ones in the MVFC. Mistakes happen. He's probably pissed right now he didn't catch it."
Here's one of Farley's most well-known sketches from SNL: