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    Preception of ISU in Texas

    The link below is to a Houston Press article, a free paper in Houston that publishes ads for massage parlors and gay chat lines.

    The article is Turkeys of the year and for sports, Mack Brown got the honor/disgrace.

    And ISU is dissed more than Baylor in the article with a TRIPLE exclamation (!!!) vs. Baylor only getting one exclamation.

    2010 Turkeys of the Year - Page 3 - News - Houston - Houston Press
    (scroll down to the Mack Brown heading about 1/3 a page down.)

    This is how ISU is viewed in a state where ISU is part of the conference, so how do you think ISU is viewed outside of Big 12 territory? Somewhat like Indiana, Baylor, Kentucky....if at all.

    So a win against Texas, Texas Tech and an OT loss to Nebraska this year all on t.v. do really help exposure.

    Give it a decade of consistently finishing in the upper middle of the pack in the Big 12 like Texas Tech has done and a lot more people will know about ISU football.


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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by ShopTalk View Post
    The link below is to a Houston Press article, a free paper in Houston that publishes ads for massage parlors and gay chat lines.

    The article is Turkeys of the year and for sports, Mack Brown got the honor/disgrace.

    And ISU is dissed more than Baylor in the article with a TRIPLE exclamation (!!!) vs. Baylor only getting one exclamation.

    2010 Turkeys of the Year - Page 3 - News - Houston - Houston Press
    (scroll down to the Mack Brown heading about 1/3 a page down.)

    This is how ISU is viewed in a state where ISU is part of the conference, so how do you think ISU is viewed outside of Big 12 territory? Somewhat like Indiana, Baylor, Kentucky....if at all.

    So a win against Texas, Texas Tech and an OT loss to Nebraska this year all on t.v. do really help exposure.

    Give it a decade of consistently finishing in the upper middle of the pack in the Big 12 like Texas Tech has done and a lot more people will know about ISU football.
    Hard to give any credibility to a pub of questionable cred. Even so, it's a somewhat interesting article.


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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by ShopTalk View Post
    The link below is to a Houston Press article, a free paper in Houston that publishes ads for massage parlors and gay chat lines.
    Begging the question, for which of these reasons did you pick this paper up?



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Iowa State isn't looked at whatsoever in Indiana. In fact, probably about a quarter of the time when I tell them we're the Cyclones, they think I'm talking about a cyclops.



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Iowa State is gaining some cred in Texas under Rhoads IMO. I use to wear Cyclone stuff and never hear anything. Now I almost always hear something like "oh, you guys had that nice win over Tech" or something about the post game thing @ Nebraska.

    Respect will come in time. I don't think people consider us a complete joke anymore like in the past.



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    Iowa State isn't looked at whatsoever in Indiana. In fact, probably about a quarter of the time when I tell them we're the Cyclones, they think I'm talking about a cyclops.
    Or tell someone in Indiana you go to Iowa State and they respond "Oh, the Buckeyes. Ohio State is a fine school" WTF??? "I said IOWA STATE"



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Or tell someone in Indiana you go to Iowa State and they respond "Oh, the Buckeyes. Ohio State is a fine school" WTF??? "I said IOWA STATE"
    This happens in pretty much any state outside of Iowa or the surrounding states. I enjoy the questions about potatoes myself.



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Begging the question, for which of these reasons did you pick this paper up?


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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    In Oklahoma at least, ISU's reputation has gotten a lot better under Rhoads. Especially since the Texas win.


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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    How do we get noticed..
    Make a throw and catch during the Nebraska game.
    Win the K-State game

    Go 7-5 and to a bowl game.

    Be a Top 25 team and get on Sportscenter constently.

    Play on TV channels that people can get without phoning a friend to find it.

    And When we play Oklahoma.....try to get it under a 24 point game.

    Do this on a conistent basis for 10 years with a couple break out years.
    There is the recipe for people knowing a little about ISU.

    I can't honestly blame outsiders for thinking like this...
    On the flip side though. I can't beleive how many people out there don't know what team is in what conference. Do they not look at ESPN? I don't have any problems knowing what team belongs where. Maybe that is just me.



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
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    On the flip side though. I can't beleive how many people out there don't know what team is in what conference. Do they not look at ESPN? I don't have any problems knowing what team belongs where. Maybe that is just me.
    I agree with the above. If you don't know who is in the Big12 conference for football and what their mascots are, you don't know dick about college football. And if you think potatos are the chief export of the state of Iowa, you are just a complete moron.
    If someone doesn't at least know who all of the teams in the BCS conferences are, their opinion shoud be filed under "moron" and ignored completely.



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    I actually think there's a lot of people out there that don't know who is in what conference. A lot of fans and alumni from the power football teams don't know anything outside their conference and other power football teams.



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Begging the question, for which of these reasons did you pick this paper up?
    Ha ha, easy there. We use it to keep the pizza warm on the trip home.

    They do have "good" articles that slam everything locally corrupt they have an axe to grind with, so actually they do have more muck raking than the msm.

    They also have the best of local restaurants/venues/attractions once a year that is the best local info on where to go. Sad but true. That's how it is.

    Turkey of the Year is usually an entertaining annual read during Turkey time.

    Besides, after dissing the Cyclones I had to put them in their voluntarily selected low place of dishonor.


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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Our perception in Texas is probably about the same as Baylors is in Iowa. The false assumptions are probably what have the most in common.



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    Re: Preception of ISU in Texas

    Our perception in Missouri and Kansas is still pretty bad, but it's not like it really matters what Tigers, Jayhawks, and Wildcats think. Those people need to look at themselves in the mirror on occasion.



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