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    Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    I am thinking of teams like the Arizona Cardinals, the Detroit Lions, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Chicago Cubs and yes, the Iowa State Cyclones. Why, despite all the changes in personnel over the years are these organizations never able to have anything but the most modest level of success?


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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    Tampa Bay Devil Rays?


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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    What's really bad is a lot of us here in Iowa have so many of the same dissapointing programs on our favorites list. You seriously have to wonder why we don't have an incredibly high suicide rate around here. I'm glad we don't have any tall cliffs around here or it could be a bloody ritual every weekend.


    A program isn't built on one player and it doesn't succeed because of one player, thus a program won't fail if it doesn't get that one player.

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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by JHutch View Post
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays?
    Yes, thought about including them but gave them a break because they are 'relatively' new.


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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    Yeah, the Rays are too new. I think that at some point for all of those teams that the culture of losing is so much a part of their being that they are destined to disapoint.

    It's very strange. Good observation.


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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    What's really bad is a lot of us here in Iowa have so many of the same dissapointing programs on our favorites list. You seriously have to wonder why we don't have an incredibly high suicide rate around here. I'm glad we don't have any tall cliffs around here or it could be a bloody ritual every weekend.
    Ledges State Park? Some of those trails are pretty high and the railing isn't very sturdy



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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthCyder View Post
    Yeah, the Rays are too new. I think that at some point for all of those teams that the culture of losing is so much a part of their being that they are destined to disapoint.

    It's very strange. Good observation.
    Good point. I think that is exactly what we have here at ISU -- the culture of losing. You could see the wind go out of the players sails tonight as soon as they muffed that extra point.


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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by URBCLONE View Post
    Ledges State Park? Some of those trails are pretty high and the railing isn't very sturdy

    I've been there several times but I'm scared of heights so I wouldn't be able to get close enough to the edge to jump You should have seen me at the Grand Canyon or Pikes Peek, I was quite the sight to see


    A program isn't built on one player and it doesn't succeed because of one player, thus a program won't fail if it doesn't get that one player.

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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    It must be the shoes. We have the wrong shoes.



    Let's see, Dan won 28-27 aand Gene lost. Now that's a statement game.


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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    This thread reminds me of the "shrink scene" in the movie "The Natural".



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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    Re: Why are certain organizations just perennial dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    What's really bad is a lot of us here in Iowa have so many of the same dissapointing programs on our favorites list. You seriously have to wonder why we don't have an incredibly high suicide rate around here. I'm glad we don't have any tall cliffs around here or it could be a bloody ritual every weekend.
    Jeremy, I agree with you. I am also a Cub fan. I often wonder why I even care about sports. It would probably make my life a whole lot less stressful.

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