I posted this in a thread for Giggles and also sent him a PM 5 months ago but he has yet to respond. My biggest beef is he doesn't know his market. He also spouted the same line on his show.
It is harder to compete for a NC in bball from the Mountain West. Stats prove out that higher seeds (always from major confs) are more likely to make the final four and compete for that Nat Championship.Know your history if you're going talk sports in Iowa...
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What are you talking about? When has Iowa State EVER competed for a National Title in the BCS era?? If you are in the Mountain West - you have the same opportunity as you do in the Big 12 to compete for a NC in basketball....
Sorry that the facts are scary guys....
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- We get a fairly decent record and fall a field goal short of playing in the Big 12 Championship Mac's second to last year. Field goes in we are a game away from getting in to a BCS game. We never sniff a BCS game in the MWAC unless we go undefeated. Advantage membership BCS conference.
- 2000 and 2001 Back to Back Big 12 Champions. 2 seed in the tourney. Statistics show being a higher seed results in progressing further through the tournament. Again an advantage of being a BCS conference. We don't get a 2 seed winning the Mount West. Advantage membership BCS conference.
- Major college conferences regularly get more seeds in the tournament. The mountain west gets what 1 or 2?
This is what you need to read and read again to understand why ISU fan DOES NOT want to leave the Big 12 and step down. We lose out on all those opportunities if we step down a level.
Maybe it's something of a more generic sports thing you JUST DON'T GET. A true competitor never takes pride in beating a lesser opponent. If you want to be the best you play the best.
If we step down do you EVER think we have a win that would mean as much as beating Nebraska did last year??? No, and that right there is the exact reason we are in the Big 12. The games matter because we are playing the best.