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    One thing I hate

    Is referencing by opposing fans bases (especially Iowa's) of our Cyclones as the 'Clowns'. I don't know what it is, but something about that escalates me to the point of blind rage. At my wife's families' Thanksgiving I even told my step-brother in law too F off when he called us the Clowns during the Oklahoma game.

    Anyone else feel like this?



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    Re: One thing I hate

    Yes, that just drives me nuts and I really don't know why.


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    Re: One thing I hate

    Any stupid nickname for another team/university is just that. Stupid.

    EIU is also a pretty ******** one if you ask me.


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    Re: One thing I hate

    drives me nuts too...my step son has a shirt that has cy'clowns' on it with the old helmet design. he's quite proud of it until I remind him that he once was a PROUD Cyclone fan and didn't have a clue who eiu was until his friends converted him and now he bashes ISU any chance he gets -kind of sad.


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    Re: One thing I hate

    Next time that happens, break out your Insane Clone Posse makeup and roll with it.


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    Re: One thing I hate

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    Any stupid nickname for another team/university is just that. Stupid.

    EIU is also a pretty ******** one if you ask me.
    I think when it's done in fun it's ok (purple kittens, sand aggies, etc.). The problem with Clowns, EIU, and Hoks (why does anyone use this stupid term?) is that they're generally meant as an insult. And it's just lame more than anything.



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    Re: One thing I hate

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Is referencing by opposing fans bases (especially Iowa's) of our Cyclones as the 'Clowns'. I don't know what it is, but something about that escalates me to the point of blind rage. At my wife's families' Thanksgiving I even told my step-brother in law too F off when he called us the Clowns during the Oklahoma game. Anyone else feel like this?
    Let's clarify this. I have only seen one fanbase that uses clowns. And they claim not to care about us.



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    Re: One thing I hate

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Is referencing by opposing fans bases (especially Iowa's) of our Cyclones as the 'Clowns'. I don't know what it is, but something about that escalates me to the point of blind rage. At my wife's families' Thanksgiving I even told my step-brother in law too F off when he called us the Clowns during the Oklahoma game.

    Anyone else feel like this?
    i second that... i HATE that moniker. it didn't help with the red and yellow ronald mcdonald style color McCarney liked.

    The new darker red is MUCH better



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    Re: One thing I hate

    Clowns doesn't bother me. It's the easy way out, from a name calling perspective. Any 10 year old could come up with it. says more about the teaser than the teasee.

    Tornado Aggie or even Moo-U is better.

    Now, names like "Tavern Hawk" or even the tried and true "Hok" are much funnier, because they hit a lot of hawk fans right where they live. Outside of the Story County branch of Ringling Bros, there aren't too many Cyclone fans that are actual clowns. On the other hand, I think all of us know a whole bunch doofy, hillbilly hawk fans who've never seen the inside of Kinnick, let alone a U of I classroom, and can't quite seem to pronounce their "W's."


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    Re: One thing I hate

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    Any stupid nickname for another team/university is just that. Stupid.

    EIU is also a pretty ******** one if you ask me.
    Agree Illinois Western Most University is a much better description.


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    Re: One thing I hate

    I don't really care what a directional school fanbase like eiu or uni calls us.



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    Re: One thing I hate

    Quote Originally Posted by brother bob View Post
    drives me nuts too...my step son has a shirt that has cy'clowns' on it with the old helmet design. he's quite proud of it until I remind him that he once was a PROUD Cyclone fan and didn't have a clue who eiu was until his friends converted him and now he bashes ISU any chance he gets -kind of sad.
    We can see where he learned this type of behavior.



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    Re: One thing I hate

    Now that you lit the fire there will be an inferno. I'll be honest when I first saw this I assumed they didn't know how to spell. The others are just followers



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    Re: One thing I hate

    What does EIU in reference to U of Iowa mean? I've seen it several times, but as a non-Iowa native, I haven't figured it out yet.



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    Re: One thing I hate

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I don't really care what a directional school fanbase like eiu or uni calls us.

    Same here. Personally, I think it makes them look pathetic, like when someone tells a bad joke and they look around for a laugh.


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