Sigh...

Discussion in 'Football' started by dahliaclone, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    I am 37 years old. Been a kool aid drinker for years. Every year I go in thinking this is it...this is the 10 win season we've all been waiting for. I thought today would be close but was SURE we would win. I have never been more apathetic after one game than I am right now. I have been behind Rhoads from the get go but I can't defend him anymore. Not saying I am giving up but to me, it's time to put up or shut up and I hate saying that. But you just do NOT lose to an FBS team this far into your tenure let alone get flat out drilled at home. You just don't. Not even to a team that had won 24 straight. Not giving up 34 straight points and getting only 57 yards in the second half. I'm not even that upset and that shows apathy for me and it really sucks. I'll be there every week as I always am cheering the Cyclones but not expecting anything in terms of victories this year. Blah
     
  2. CRScyclone

    CRScyclone New Member

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    After 2 loses to FCS opponents, this has to be Rhoads last year. There is no excuse for it happening twice.
     
  3. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

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  4. ClonesTwentyOne

    ClonesTwentyOne Active Member

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    Rhoads will be here till we fans run him out of town.
     
  5. HandSanitizer

    HandSanitizer Well-Known Member

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    It won't be his last year even if we go 0-12.
    Jamie will be able to sell a ridiculous amount of tickets next year on the new stadium alone.

    We couldn't afford to buy him out anyway...lol

    lets just gets some sleep and tackle tomorrow.
     
  6. Rods79

    Rods79 Well-Known Member

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    I think the generalization of the lowly FCS is overplayed now. Winning 25 in a row is quite an achievement, and NDSU could beat a lot of FBS teams with their level of execution today. We still should not have lost by 20.
     
  7. CyclonesForever

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    Doesn't Mangino have a two year contract with Rhoads as our OC? I think Rhoads is here thru next year
     
  8. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    Careful. Not sure anyone in cyclone country can tackle anything.
     
  9. HandSanitizer

    HandSanitizer Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I would caution is who they have beaten in FCS.
    ISU
    Minny
    K-State (they are very juco heavy and don't play well the 1st 1-2 games of the season)
    KU when they really sucked.


    I would like to think if they played anyone that isn't in the bottom 1-2 of the league would beat them.
     
  10. HandSanitizer

    HandSanitizer Well-Known Member

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    Nice...was wondering if anyone would pick up on that!
     
  11. Beyerball

    Beyerball Well-Known Member

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    Iowa today in year 14 of the KF era and a team some have predicted to sneak into the playoff this year nearly lost to an FCS team and one could argue a worse FCS team. Now Iowa won but UNI beat themselves they had 17 penalties for 120yds! I don't mean to be that guy that brings up Iowa but for comparison sakes. Don't get me wrong I'm pisssed and I think our team has regressed everywhere but losing to an FCS team that could beat 50-60% of all FBS teams isn't the end of the world.
     
  12. Rods79

    Rods79 Well-Known Member

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    Caution is a better way to put it. They can play, and look good against lower level Power 5 teams. But honestly, just thinking about it for a moment, that is an amazing achievement for an FCS team. They keep stepping up to the plate and taking them down.

    A lot of good FBS teams were built on inferior talent and impeccable execution. Starts to show why the generalization that an FBS team should never ever lose to an FCS team is way overplayed.
     
  13. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube;KnuN4k-a-BI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnuN4k-a-BI[/video]
     
  14. ashmore

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    iowa didn't almost lose. They just didn't put them away. Let Johnson loose on 3 HUGE pass plays, but other than that the panthers had something like 50!yds rushing, and completed less than half of their passes.

    for crying out loud, this is our own stink. We had our ***** kicked. nothing would suggest CPR should even be mentioned in the same breath as Kurt Fuuruntz
     
  15. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    You just have to lower your expectations for football and jump on the Hoiberg train. It's the only way to stay sane as an ISU fan. Long term football success just isn't in the cards.
     
  16. cyowan

    cyowan Member

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    This x1000. I just don't understand everyone on this board. Have you not been paying attention? ISU ISN'T A FOOTBALL SCHOOL. Never has been, never will be. Was I disappointed today? Of course I was. Was I surprised? Absolutely not. And I'm not calling for anyone's head...it just is what it is. I've come to expect this. It makes the years we actually play well all that more exciting.
     
  17. brett108

    brett108 Well-Known Member

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    Rhoads has gotten worst every year. The fact is UNI and NDSU have better programs. Hire Varley for crying out loud. The program would improve by leaps and bounds
     
  18. We suck. Always will. Even by ISU standards, if we match the best season we've ever had, (9-3) we still suck by other programs' standards. We will always suck by any practical standard. We will never be better than mediocre. You can be apathetic or you can care adamantly, it won't change anything. Just accept we will always suck and your life will be much more enjoyable. Learn how to have fun and care about a bad football team and you will hit the jackpot of life.

    I'm having a blast tonight with some friends despite the game. Tomorrow I'll still be defending the clones and looking forward to next weeks
     
  19. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    The worst part of today is the game being over early enough to come home and watch some other games, seeing what a competent football team looks like.
     
  20. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    Success? I'd take poor play.
     

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