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    Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    Okay, I will probably get banned for this but...

    Was reading Mike Sherman's comments after getting fired. He talked about anonymous people who post or tweet stuff to get things stirred up and was insinuating that lead to his dismissal.

    I know some former ISU players and coaches who have admitted privately to reading this board. We know that family members of players read and post on here. I once had an assistant coach tell me that this site figured into at least one player transferring (got tired of being ripped and mistook the verbal minority for the opinion of the silent majority).

    So is this site good for ISU athletics? Imagine you gave everything you had to your job. You spent hours away from your family to be successful at it. And you get ripped anonymously by someone who has never (and probably could never) do what you are doing. Can't imagine any of us would feel closely tied to that job. I would hate it.

    Wonder what Pollard, Rhoads, and Hoiberg would say about it.



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    lolwut



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    Any public position is going to come with at least some amount of criticism - much of it anonymous. It can be letters to the editor or on an internet message board. The thing about A&M is that it seemed like the administration paid too much attention to their message board, and stopped making rational decisions.


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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    If you've worked with other people, you're getting ripped behind your back anyway. In a way, someone could call this a welcome to the world.

    Sometimes the site is beneficial, sometimes it probably isn't, but that's life.


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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    I mean, Pollard has a child with a serious medical condition who gets treatments in DM. Yet he spends hours and days away from his kids to improve ISU. He sacrifices family vacations and who knows what else. He has improved our athletic department considerably from top to bottom. Without him, who knows where we would be.

    And yet, after we lose to UNI, there is a thread posted here about how he is to blame. Granted, it was one poster but still, I can't imagine that builds any sense of loyalty.

    Maybe it doesn't matter but I am curious.



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    I don't think any coach or player feels comfortable reading people bad mouthing them. But it is what it is. Just because you take away a message board doesn't mean people won't think or believe what they want anyway.

    It's not a good idea for those directly involved to read this board IMO.

    Wish we had austen arnauds take... He posts on here now.



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    FYI Sherman was talking about **** like this:

    iPanic2 iPanic2
    Byrne leaking info to Bohls was last straw. He'll be gone soon. AD will be getting an enema.
    iPanic2 iPanic2
    Byrne knew he was going to get canned and wanted to take a parting shot at Loftin. That will expedite his exit. You don't mess with RBL.
    This is the guy that connected the dots to the A&M CFO. Clearly nobody but Bohls and the "source" can say who leaked that Sherman was going to be fired.




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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    EVERY school has a message board. This is probably the most sunshine and rainbows board I've read. I'll leave it at that.



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    I think this site both helps and hurts.

    sometimes players/ family of players could get rabbit ears and worry about what fans say - indeed the vocal minority.

    in the positive, it helps to unite this fanbase in a way nothing else could. Fans who hang out here are better informed about happenings, recruiting, who is broadcasting what, etc. The positive support I see here and on twitter for cyclone athletics is really pretty amazing. Save for a few negative nancies.

    Think of how little relative success we have had in sports, yet how loyal and interested the fanbase is. I think our message boards have something to do with that.



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    Okay, I will probably get banned for this but..
    Maybe when you say something like this, it should be your first clue you shouldn't say anything at all, or what you're saying makes no sense what so ever...




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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    Any public position is going to come with at least some amount of criticism - much of it anonymous. It can be letters to the editor or on an internet message board. The thing about A&M is that it seemed like the administration paid too much attention to their message board, and stopped making rational decisions.
    I agree that public positions come with scrutiny but is all the increased scrutiny good? Do the meltdowns that you see on here help or hurt? Maybe neither?



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    As for message boards as a whole. AD's and Coaches probably don't think much about them.




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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    If the AD thought that CF was bad for ISU they wouldn't have given CW a press pass.



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    It should be a total non-issue. Sherman needs to put on his big-boy pants and realize he didn't get the job done there.

    Our coaches are solid and professional. That's like a pro sports player saying they aren't playing well because the fans are booing them. Prove them wrong or sit there and take it.



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    Re: Is cyclonefanatic good for ISU?

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Maybe when you say something like this, it should be your first clue you shouldn't say anything at all, or what you're saying makes no sense what so ever...
    Or maybe that it isn't a popular notion? Doesn't necessarily mean it is bad.



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