Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 14,312, Level: 36
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 538
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures10000 Experience Points
    Torks Pub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    346
    Points
    14,312
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 1

    ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    I have no idea who this guy is, but he thinks ISU may be better off without Harrison Barnes. Sorry if this has been posted before; I know how some of you are.

    Iowa State Fans Should Be Happy Harrison Barnes Didn’t Sign With The Cyclones - Big 12 Hoops


    "When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'."
    Groucho Marx

  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 274,820, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 53.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    17,121
    Points
    274,820
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,488
    Given: 1,243

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    The ONLY reason I think it worked out for ISU is because Mac left. If Barnes goes to ISU maybe Greg decides to take his son and, of course, stays. Long term that would be worse.

    If Barnes was here with Fred I see no down side.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 478,290, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Al_4_State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Driftless Region
    Posts
    19,657
    Points
    478,290
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 977
    Given: 223

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    We'd still have McDermott and none of the transfers that are making up next year's team, so yeah, I think we're better off w/out him.

    If McDermott couldn't sniff the NIT with Brackins' NBA talent why would he make the tournament with Barnes?


    In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.

  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 22,760, Level: 46
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 790
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    1,615
    Points
    22,760
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 8

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    I prefer to stay away from this whole thing. Harrison went to UNC who wouldn't have with the program we had at the time.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 91,192, Level: 93
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 58
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CylentButDeadly's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Windsor Heights, IA
    Posts
    3,402
    Points
    91,192
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 8

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    This guy acts like HB has been a Ryan Leaf level bust. Spare me. He's still a damn good player and is going to have a nice career in the Association.

    And to echo what everyone else said, I've always viewed it that losing out on HB was the price we had to pay to rid ourselves of Mac. A high price to pay, yes, but something that will work out better for us in the long run.


    "Karl Malone love making up jokes. Karl Malone always say, 'laughter is the best Mexican.' "

    -Jimmy Kimmel impersonating Karl Malone

  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 293,951, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 67.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    16,955
    Points
    293,951
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,212
    Given: 422

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    I agree with others; Barnes comes to ISU and McDermott is still here.

    I'll take our current setup 99 out of 100 times...


    Last edited by chuckd4735; 01-03-2011 at 09:02 AM.

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 431,914, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    64,511
    Points
    431,914
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,388
    Given: 1,048

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclone06 View Post
    I prefer to stay away from this whole thing. Harrison went to UNC who wouldn't have with the program we had at the time.
    Cm'n, take a stand or form an opinion. HB would have helped with nine players.


    Let my New Coach's Posse Ride: Georges, 3sus, Hallice, Deonte, Dustin, Abdel, Monte, Matt, and McKaT.

  8. #8
    Starter Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    creightonclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    682
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    You're kidding me, right? This is a no-brainer. ISU would benefit greatly from Barnes' presence. He will only last one year in college, so he would have served as a great bridge to next year's transfers.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 308,420, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 48.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VeloClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Posts
    17,634
    Points
    308,420
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,627
    Given: 7,045

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    Well this guy went to school just down the road in Columbia and the only two towns he can name in Iowa are Ames and Council Bluffs? I think that says everything you need to know about his intelligence.


    "There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldnt get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr

  10. #10
    Legend
    Points: 231,696, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    10,883
    Points
    231,696
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 607
    Given: 683

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    No way. If Barnes comes to Ames Mcdermott stays 2 extra year and we would not have got White, Allen, Babb, and Booker.


    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
    Word

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 43,431, Level: 64
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 819
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Borger, TX
    Posts
    2,738
    Points
    43,431
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 70
    Given: 5

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    I don't know how you guys are reading this article. I think the author makes a good point. When a top recruit is struggling at a marquee program, the player is the one shouldering the blame, as he should be. But had he come to ISU, and had trouble, it would be ISU that would be the reason, not Barnes. The program that had NBA talent like Wesley Johnson bail and become an AA at Syracuse, and an unknown 1st rounder in Brackins who blew up on the combine scene but played in obscurity here with more losses than wins. I agree with him that Barnes struggling at ISU would have been a far bigger blight on our program than his struggles will be for UNC. They won't even register for that team in the long run.



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 63,697, Level: 78
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 1,153
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Ficklone02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    City by the Bay
    Posts
    4,029
    Points
    63,697
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 42
    Given: 131

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    Chris Allen & Royce White>Harrison Barnes



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 71,096, Level: 82
    Level completed: 80%, Points required for next Level: 354
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Rural's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    7,011
    Points
    71,096
    Level
    82
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 606
    Given: 457

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    Barnes did ISU a huge favor, we just didn't know it at the time. How he is playing has nothing to do with it.



  14. #14
    Starter
    Points: 19,851, Level: 43
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 899
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    bufante's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    DMI
    Posts
    988
    Points
    19,851
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 11

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    Better yet, Harrison does poorly (relative) at NC and decides to transfer to ISU to play for Freddie.


    Untapped: Bufante
    Twitter: bufantes

  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 30,327, Level: 53
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 523
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,293
    Points
    30,327
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 237
    Given: 294

    Re: ISU better off w/o Barnes?

    How HB was ever placed on the 1st team AA is beyond me. If the voters want to go by potential, go second team. This placed a lot of no win pressure on the kid.


    Clone to the Bone with the up and coming IOWA STATE.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM