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    This game was just WAY too important...

    ... to put it on your backup punter throwing the football into a 20 mph stiff wind.

    I'm sorry.

    There are ZERO guarantees in life... ZERO. We could just as easily lose the last two games as we could win them. Which means today's game could EASILY end up being the difference between winning the Big 12 North division and going to the Big 12 Championship game... and not even going bowling at all.

    That's how important it was folks! So, if you are going to be gutsy... then at least put the ball in the hands of your QB, ARob, and the rest of your offense with 40 secs left, 3 timeouts, and a big wind at your back. DO NOT put it all on the throwing arm of your backup punter throwing into a stiff wind.

    That's not fair to your backup punter... and it sure isn't fair to all the guys that gave everything they had all day long out there. It is going to make me sick to my stomach if this game not only kills our bowl game.... but it could have killed a shot at the Big 12 title. It was that important. And we let it ride on our backup punter. I'm sick.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Get out of here with that crap.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    You're an idiot, hindsight is 20/20, you would be raving if it had worked. Shut up.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Quote Originally Posted by ImSoProud View Post
    Get out of here with that crap.
    Exactly.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    it was the perfect play call. 9/10 we make that play.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    There are ZERO guarantees in life... ZERO. We could just as easily missed the extra point



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    ... to put it on your backup punter throwing the football into a 20 mph stiff wind.

    I'm sorry.

    There are ZERO guarantees in life... ZERO. We could just as easily lose the last two games as we could win them. Which means today's game could EASILY end up being the difference between winning the Big 12 North division and going to the Big 12 Championship game... and not even going bowling at all.

    That's how important it was folks! So, if you are going to be gutsy... then at least put the ball in the hands of your QB, ARob, and the rest of your offense with 40 secs left, 3 timeouts, and a big wind at your back. DO NOT put it all on the throwing arm of your backup punter throwing into a stiff wind.

    That's not fair to your backup punter... and it sure isn't fair to all the guys that gave everything they had all day long out there. It is going to make me sick to my stomach if this game not only kills our bowl game.... but it could have killed a shot at the Big 12 title. It was that important. And we let it ride on our backup punter. I'm sick.

    Great call by Rhoads and you have extra Chromosomes.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Negative rep?



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    ... to put it on your backup punter throwing the football into a 20 mph stiff wind.

    I'm sorry.

    There are ZERO guarantees in life... ZERO. We could just as easily lose the last two games as we could win them. Which means today's game could EASILY end up being the difference between winning the Big 12 North division and going to the Big 12 Championship game... and not even going bowling at all.

    That's how important it was folks! So, if you are going to be gutsy... then at least put the ball in the hands of your QB, ARob, and the rest of your offense with 40 secs left, 3 timeouts, and a big wind at your back. DO NOT put it all on the throwing arm of your backup punter throwing into a stiff wind.

    That's not fair to your backup punter... and it sure isn't fair to all the guys that gave everything they had all day long out there. It is going to make me sick to my stomach if this game not only kills our bowl game.... but it could have killed a shot at the Big 12 title. It was that important. And we let it ride on our backup punter. I'm sick.

    No, if you wanted to put it on them, then you try to move the ball with 40 seconds left and three timeouts. All you need is a field goal. If you want to question something, question that.

    The last call was perfect even with the wind. ISU isn't good enough offensively to put it on one play when NU expects it. I would have zero faith in executing a two point conversion with the O on the field and Nebraska expecting it.

    ISU should have done more offensively with the game tied 24-24 with the wind. Herman went brain dead for about two series and it cost ISU.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Great play call. Guy was open...don't forget the snap wasn't great either. Love my cyclones and loved the game today. We'll get over the hump. If anything, we exposed Nebraska and they are damn lucky they escaped Ames with a win.


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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    I also don't see how the wind affects a pass that is less than 10 feet high and thrown less than 10 yards. I would guess it'd move the ball inches at most. Not enough to matter.


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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Lets let this thread fall to the bottom of the pile, in accordance with the prophecy.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Quote Originally Posted by ImSoProud View Post
    Get out of here with that crap.
    Yup. Can't say it any better. I love the Cyclones going for the win. Saw too many times playing not to lose. Rhoads has it right.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    You guys can rip me all you want, but it will never change the fact that I'm right.

    You cannot defend the guts that Rhoads showed with that final call, with the fact he kneeled with 40 secs left with 3 timeouts and the wind at his back. That is not defensible in any sense of your wild imaginations. It just isn't.

    Deal with it.

    We can win the last two games, and everyone will be giddy. But will anyone remember at that point that we could have won the North and been in the Big 12 title game?

    I just feel for the kids. They played their guts out. And they weren't given the chance to win the game. Their coach felt he needed to run a gimmick play to beat the other team instead of putting it in their hands. That's the truth. And it hurts BIG TIME.

    I'm sure I'll get over it soon enough. But it will sure be tough.



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    Re: This game was just WAY too important...

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    I also don't see how the wind affects a pass that is less than 10 feet high and thrown less than 10 yards. I would guess it'd move the ball inches at most. Not enough to matter.
    You have a limited knowledge of basic physics.



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