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    Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Here's a quality CF fan blog written by Psyclone99. It is basically a big warning to Iowa State's fan base. A good read. Contact me if you'd like to blog for CF.

    Iowa State Football Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    For the record, and Chris can vouch for me, I wrote this and sent it off last night. I had no idea that President Geoffrey would be announcing his resignation the following morning. I was floored.

    The point remains, and let's hope that Iowa State is fortunate enough to maintain this window of opportunity once the new president is on board.



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    very cool... posted on my facebook wall as well... Not much but trying to generate some more interest!!



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Psychlone99 is correct. He had no clue.



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Good work. All fanatics living in Iowa should have season football tickets. It's a requirement of fandom.



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Great read. For the time being, I've donated and bought as much as I can. I will be donating more in the future.


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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Good work. All fanatics living in Iowa should have season football tickets. It's a requirement of fandom.
    Absolutely. And if you live out of the state, seriously consider buying season tickets and donate them to a local Ames or Des Moines organization, like Big Brothers, Big Sisters.


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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Quote Originally Posted by kkise View Post
    For the time being, I've donated and bought as much as I can. I will be donating more in the future.
    That's the attitude that it takes. And, frankly, the Cyclone Club makes it pretty easy for the average person to do. We're talking about $100/year to get your foot in the door and start investing in the Cyclones with more than emotion. Think about the things that you spend money on each day, week, month. Many of us spend over $100/week on groceries, and more than that each month on tv/internet.

    One thing I wish the athletics department would advertise more is how the Cyclone Club priority points are calculated. These points determine who trumps who when it comes to seating preferences and such. I think many believe that it's all about donation level. But there's much more to it, including the number of years you've purchased season tickets, the number of consecutive years you've purchased season tickets, etc. I think this would encourage more people to get on board with some minimal investments a little earlier than they may do otherwise.



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    I'd love to step up myself, but I need to do three things first:

    1. Find a job.
    2. Find a job.
    3. Find ... a ... J ... O ... B!

    Having a source of income definitely helps in paying for tickets.


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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    Good work. All fanatics living in Iowa should have season football tickets. It's a requirement of fandom.
    Agreed. I talk to too many Cyclone fans who claim fan but when I ask where their seats are I hear, oh we just go to a couple games a year. We need a much bigger commitment in the way of season ticket purchases and contributions.
    I just mailed in my "All In" (increase to the next giving level) Cyclone club renewal today. I plan to increase my Gridiron Club donation this year as well.



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    With renewals coming at the end of the month, I think this is worthy of a bump!!!



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    The OP wrote this nearly a year ago and looks pretty prophetic now. I hope everyone realizes how good a friend Dr. Geoffroy was of the athletic department and how hard JP worked to keep that relationship. Lets hope JP can have the same relationship with Stephen Leath.

    Encourage your friends that will want season tickets to order early. If everyone that has a season ticket orders just one more there will not be enough to go around.


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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Haven't been a cyclone club member since I moved to Ohio. The blog motivated me to sign up again, but of course the only option on the site right now is 2011 membership - which just gives an error. (I guess the athletics dept doesn't want any money after all). Does anyone have any idea when 2012 enrollment will be up and running?



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    Re: Fan Blog: Opportunity Knocks

    Around the end of February for renewals, if I'm not mistaken.


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