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    Blum: The lost decade

    Here's the latest from Brent Blum...a painful look at the last 10 years in Cyclone basketball with some interesting nuggets along the way. Enjoy.

    Brent Blum on Iowa State Basketball: The last decade | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Here's the latest from Brent Blum...a painful look at the last 10 years in Cyclone basketball with some interesting nuggets along the way. Enjoy.

    Brent Blum on Iowa State Basketball: The last decade | Cyclone Fanatic
    Great read!



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    That was really good.

    Some good pain to start Monday off right, and then a nice finish to point to some hope. Nicely done!


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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Here's the latest from Brent Blum...a painful look at the last 10 years in Cyclone basketball with some interesting nuggets along the way. Enjoy.

    Brent Blum on Iowa State Basketball: The last decade | Cyclone Fanatic
    Man I was hoping to start the week off on a good note.

    Now after reading that I am depressed as hell and might have to go drown my sorrows in a case of Premos.

    The early part of the decade wasn't the best basketball but at least they were competitive and had some streaks of great play. But man that article really points out just how bad the McD era was. Oh and thanks for bringing up the 35 point loss to Drake. I had almost erased that from my mind.

    Good read though.



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    Really? An Es Tas "Pink Tacos" ad?


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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    That hurts. What a way to start the week. I think I going to go throw up. Thanks.



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    if you had the option in the mid/late nineties to win back to back b12 titles in exchange for a decade of incompetence, would you have taken it? i think many fans woud.



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Here's the latest from Brent Blum...a painful look at the last 10 years in Cyclone basketball with some interesting nuggets along the way. Enjoy.

    Brent Blum on Iowa State Basketball: The last decade | Cyclone Fanatic

    "The Cyclones havenít participated in a postseason event of any kind since the 2005 loss to North Carolina in the NCAA tournament. No NCAA. No NIT. Not even the CBI.

    In fact, Iowa State is the only team in a BCS conference who hasnít played in a postseason event in that time-span. For real."

    The stench of the McDermott era at ISU is, indeed, a foul odor.



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    Packers win, now this. Ugh! On a side note I was at our last conference tournament win against baylor, but then had to watch us lose to TT the next day.


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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    I wonder how long people actually consider ISU to have been a 'great program' .

    How long did that run last?



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    Painful but great article, Brent. I really enjoy your articles -- well written, and you've clearly been a lifelong diehard Cyclone like Chris and many of us. I'm also very confident that Freddie will take us back to the upper tier of the conference.

    Chris, keep up the great work w/ the site. Thanks.



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    I always enjoy your articles Brent, and this one is no exception.

    The fan-base has certainly earned it. Despite the multitude of hardships Iowa State has experienced, the fans still show up. Iowa State is consistently in the top 25 in the nation in attendance. That’s pretty stellar all things considered.
    This is what really chaps my *** about all the grief the fans get on this board.


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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    Further proof that ISU fans are seriously some of the best in the country. I mean, a whole decade of sucking and we still put large and rowdy crowds in Hilton every night. That's impressive. If Fred gets us on any type of a roll this program can be good...and stay good for a long time.



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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    Wow. I apparently forgot about (suppressed) a lot of that stuff. Things are looking up, though!


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    Re: Blum: The lost decade

    A good reminder for all who like to pin everything Mac. It was a decade of severe disappointment not just 4 years.

    Life as a Cyclone bball fan has sucked Since Tinsely missed the layup against Baylor.


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