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    If all the rumors are true

    Will you still be as big of a fan of college football as you are now? After reading all of this stuff on realignment I'm going to have a hard time cheering for any schools in the ACC or PAC-Whatever. Those two conferences have ruined college football they have made football a business and not a sport. In five years i think we'll be seeing the ACC splitting apart because their won't be enough money to keep all the different opinions quiet. I think a 16 team Big Ten with Iowa State, Missouri and Kansas, and Kansas State would work because the footprint would be big but travel wouldn't be terrible keeping costs down and all the natural rivalries would be there to attract viewers and it would keep with the Big Ten's insistance on academics and tradition.



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    If somehow ISU is relegated to playing "non major conference" football than yes, my fandom will be ruined by this garbage. What pisses me off the most is that nobody, NOBODY thinks this super conference BS is a good idea other than the money hungry administrators.


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    Why is the NCAA not stepping in?



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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawk55 View Post
    Will you still be as big of a fan of college football as you are now? After reading all of this stuff on realignment I'm going to have a hard time cheering for any schools in the ACC or PAC-Whatever. Those two conferences have ruined college football they have made football a business and not a sport. In five years i think we'll be seeing the ACC splitting apart because their won't be enough money to keep all the different opinions quiet. I think a 16 team Big Ten with Iowa State, Missouri and Kansas, and Kansas State would work because the footprint would be big but travel wouldn't be terrible keeping costs down and all the natural rivalries would be there to attract viewers and it would keep with the Big Ten's insistance on academics and tradition.
    College football outside of Ames...nope they have already killed that for me. Iowa State football...absolutely. I bleed Cardinal and Gold, and that will never change.


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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    I think the writing has been on the wall for a while that college football as we know it was about to change. The rampant cheating, payments of players, booster activity and boatloads of cash generated by prevalent programs were signs that this is all coming. There is nothing "amateur" about this anymore, so schools are obviously going to go grabbing for money.



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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Why is the NCAA not stepping in?
    There's a good article in the Atlantic that touches on what the NCAA can and can't do while discussing various other problems. The Shame of College Sports - Magazine - The Atlantic



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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    If all rumors are true Texas will be in 4 conferences and become an independent with every one of their games on LHN.


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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    If all rumors are true Texas will be in 4 conferences and become an independent with every one of their games on LHN.
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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    Man, it would be hard for me to keep following. I don't watch the NFL hardly at all, because it's too commercialized for me. College football is getting there, but they're still kids. Always will be an ISU fan, but if they went to a lesser conference, I'd be seeing a lot less of them on TV (I live in Colorado). It would make it tough.



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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    already ruined.



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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    If it goes to four super conferences I will be much less of a fan. If it ended up in a fair system that includes all DI programs I would be a bigger fan. If ISU is left out I will despise College Football.


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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Why is the NCAA not stepping in?
    The NCAA said they almost have no power over this decision, and they don't. Basically, all they are at this point are advisers who can give their opinion but can't force this to not happen.



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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    It wouldn't change much for me. I will always be an ISU fan, and as it is now, I don't pay that much attention to other teams anyway.



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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    I think Boise State and TCU have already proven that it doesn't matter how good you are. It's who you are.



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    Re: If all the rumors are true

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawk55 View Post
    Will you still be as big of a fan of college football as you are now? After reading all of this stuff on realignment I'm going to have a hard time cheering for any schools in the ACC or PAC-Whatever. Those two conferences have ruined college football they have made football a business and not a sport. In five years i think we'll be seeing the ACC splitting apart because their won't be enough money to keep all the different opinions quiet. I think a 16 team Big Ten with Iowa State, Missouri and Kansas, and Kansas State would work because the footprint would be big but travel wouldn't be terrible keeping costs down and all the natural rivalries would be there to attract viewers and it would keep with the Big Ten's insistance on academics and tradition.
    I've already started my boycotts!!! ESPN isn't going to get much love from me for a while. I've actually consciously been making my voice heard on ESPN 3 for a while now. I've been picking the smaller more obscure schools or sports and just let it steam while I'm cleaning or mowing or whatever. I don't turn on the network, dropped my fantasy team on ESPN Fantasy and my computer links directly to the ISU ESPN page from my favorites and I don't browse the site anymore. I will link to ESPN articles from CycloneFanatic, but not as often as Chris posts. So yeah, there are always ways we as fans can help affect change. I'm pretty sure it isn't enough, but at least I can feel proud that I'm giving my anger and disappointment a voice.


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