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    My conference tidbit

    Dr Gene Lloyd (the lloyd who's name is on the side of the VET MED addition) just told me that He, JP, GG, Harkin, Grassley and 3 or 4 US House members were all in a suite up in the pressbox Saturday and they met again yesterday. I ask Dr. L if the Big XII would survive and all he would say was "change is good" and "we will be more than just alright." He's 87 and sharp as a tack and is NUTS about ISU. Quietly given millions upon millions. While telling me this, his smile was one of great satisfaction. You can take this or leave it but it made me feel a whole lot better.

    He also said that looking at the new scoreboard is difficult from up in the upper pressbox, have to bend over to see it.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    Interesting. It just goes with what I have been thinking all along...no matter what happens, ISU will be OK. People give the media way too much credit and rely on those people way too much for information. I have taken the "I'll believe it when I see it" mentality through all this.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    Dr Gene Lloyd (the lloyd who's name is on the side of the VET MED addition) just told me that He, JP, GG, Harkin, Grassley and 3 or 4 US House members were all in a suite up in the pressbox Saturday and they met again yesterday. I ask Dr. L if the Big XII would survive and all he would say was "change is good" and "we will be more than just alright." He's 87 and sharp as a tack and is NUTS about ISU. Quietly given millions upon millions. While telling me this, his smile was one of great satisfaction. You can take this or leave it but it made me feel a whole lot better.

    He also said that looking at the new scoreboard is difficult from up in the upper pressbox, have to bend over to see it.


    Hope you are right....


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    Re: My conference tidbit

    Dang, We should have made the scoreboard higher and bigger. 87 year old people need all the help they can get.


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    Re: My conference tidbit

    Works for me. I like the fact that JP and ISU have been very suspiciously quiet. Now, if they were out promoting ISU publicly, that would be cause for concern.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    Thanks. It will make me feel better for a while



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    No offense but what else is he going to say? "Sorry, but we're completely ****ed."

    Unless, Harkin and Grassley threaten to withhold farm subsidies from Big 10 states I don't think there is much they can do to ensure that ISU finds a good home.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    He's 87 and sharp as a tack and is NUTS about ISU.
    It's not often that I would take comfort in something that is said by someone who is both of those things, but I do. Do they call that plausible deniability?


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    Re: My conference tidbit

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    No offense but what else is he going to say? "Sorry, but we're completely ****ed."

    Unless, Harkin and Grassley threaten to withhold farm subsidies from Big 10 states I don't think there is much they can do to ensure that ISU finds a good home.
    I know him well enough that if we were in deep ****, he would not be in the mood he is in today.......he wears his emotions on his shirt sleeve. But take it for what you will.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    I just hope in the next day or 2 we get some announcements. This stuff has been simmering for almost a month.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    No offense but what else is he going to say? "Sorry, but we're completely ****ed."

    Unless, Harkin and Grassley threaten to withhold farm subsidies from Big 10 states I don't think there is much they can do to ensure that ISU finds a good home.
    seeing as Harkin is an alum and Grassley is a farmer, its a possibility. helps when your state has two of the most powerful senators


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    Re: My conference tidbit

    That is awesome to hear but for me it all comes down to if GG and JP can trust what they are being told from these other commissioners or presidents. I am assuming they feel they aren't being fed a line of bs but this whole thing is just so crazy, I wouldn't feel comfortable trusting anyone until something is signed, sealed, and delivered on paper.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    I hope that whatever "agreements" are in place aren't pulled out from under us like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    I hope you're right rebecacy, i really do.



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    Re: My conference tidbit

    We are going independent!!!



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