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    I became a Cyclone when?

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    I will admit that I originally was a Hawkeye fan. Amazing what an education and maturing can do to change you to the good side.
    Give your background.


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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    When I was born... growing up in Ames did not leave many options.


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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    First year at ISU. I converted my whole family.



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    Since I was knee high to a grasshopper. My dad graduated from there and is a big fan so it was in my genetic code.



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    When I was born... growing up in Ames did not leave many options.
    ditto...



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    My dad went to Iowa State for three years after transferring from South Dakota, my parents and grandparents had season tickets from like 76-92, they gave them up after the Iowa State/Nebraska game in 1992 cuz they knew it wasn't gonna get much better, plus we had to drive from Lincoln to Ames just for a game. My mom grew up a Husker fan and I lived in Lincoln until 12, so I was split for awhile, then became more of a Cyclone fan when we moved to CR, and now I go to Iowa State and am a Sports Information Intern back in Lincoln, NE at Nebraska Wesleyan right now, lol.


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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    My dad has always cheered for both the Hawks and the Clones, and when I was little the Hawks were always better, so I became and Iowa fan. Then, I got older and Iowa State started winning so I converted to a Cyclone. I don't think I really became passionate (which means getting on message boards like this) about Iowa State sports until the '04-'05 football seasons, but I had followed ISU football before that. The games against NU, Iowa, A&M, and Mizzou were games where I really started to feel like a true Iowa State fan, even if we lost. I didn't pay much attention to Cyclone basketball until last season(I never used to be a fan of basketball at all, but I am coming around)because I didn't like Wayne Morgan, but I do like Greg McDermott.



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    Actually followed the hawks as a child because of brother and father. Became a cyclone when I could think for myself and realized that I didn't like how they act and think. Not my kinda people.



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    The stinky kids in pre-school were always wearing Hawkeye gear....



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    I moved to Iowa in '99. Prior to that, I didn't know much about any team that wasn't in the BIG10. I was (still am to a certain point) a HUGE Michigan fan. I knew the big name schools from other conferences, but, in all honesty, I had no idea there was a team called the Iowa State Cyclones. I was ignorant. Anyway... a friend from work is a die-hard Cyclone and invited me to my first game back in 2000. It was a night game against Mizzou... the game that made us bowl eligible for the first time in 20+ years.

    I went to the next couple of home games and have been a season ticket holder ever since. I LOVE our Cyclones!!! It took a season or two for me to put our Cyclones #1 in my heart and Michigan #2.

    By the way... I am new to this message board. I'm liking it!!!



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    I moved to Iowa in '99. Prior to that, I didn't know much about any team that wasn't in the BIG10. I was (still am to a certain point) a HUGE Michigan fan. I knew the big name schools from other conferences, but, in all honesty, I had no idea there was a team called the Iowa State Cyclones. I was ignorant. Anyway... a friend from work is a die-hard Cyclone and invited me to my first game back in 2000. It was a night game against Mizzou... the game that made us bowl eligible for the first time in 20+ years.

    I went to the next couple of home games and have been a season ticket holder ever since. I LOVE our Cyclones!!! It took a season or two for me to put our Cyclones #1 in my heart and Michigan #2.

    By the way... I am new to this message board. I'm liking it!!!
    Up until the highlighted area, I thought maybe that Deace had joined Cyclone Fanatic but came to my senses after reading same highlighted sentence.

    Anyhow, Welcome to CF, you will enjoy the ride.......



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    I was a big hawk fan until I went to school at Iowa State. I actually wanted to go to Iowa but as an engineering major, I put education over sports preferences.

    I was one of those guys that said I'd go to Iowa State but still be a Hawk fan. I went to the first football game my freshman year (2000) and was hooked. I missed 1 football game in 4 years due to bad food poisoning and only a handful of basketball games.

    My name is cycloneworld and I have a Cyclone obsession.



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I was a big hawk fan until I went to school at Iowa State. I actually wanted to go to Iowa but as an engineering major, I put education over sports preferences.

    I was one of those guys that said I'd go to Iowa State but still be a Hawk fan. I went to the first football game my freshman year (2000) and was hooked. I missed 1 football game in 4 years due to bad food poisoning and only a handful of basketball games.

    My name is cycloneworld and I have a Cyclone obsession.
    You sir, have just explained my Cyclone conversion experience exacly how it happened to me (minus the food poisoning part). Feels good to be a Cyclone



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    Grew up in Cedar Rapids, didn't really follow either the Hawkeyes or the Cyclones as a kid, so I was pretty impartial. However, about 10 years ago, my oldest brother went off to college - at Iowa State, so I kind of began following them by default. My dad would watch the games on TV so I'd end up watching with him, within a few years I was a huge fanatic. My love for ISU sports made my decision to attend Iowa State myself pretty easy (along with the good engineering school).

    In an odd twist, my older brother - who first led me to becoming a Cyclone fan - now lives near Denver and is taking grad school courses at CU, so he now roots for them! Although he still does root for the Cyclones as well. I brought him along to McCarney's last game when he was visiting for Thanksgiving and he came and rushed the field with me - said in his years at school he never got the chance.



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    Re: I became a Cyclone when?

    I think the poll should be modified to Before I Was a Cyclone I Was: Hawkeye, Panther, Knight, Other, Never Was Another.



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