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    It almost happened for the Gazette

    ...never mind...



    Last edited by madguy30; 12-24-2011 at 08:42 AM.

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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...7-gazette.html

    Already posted. I thought it was a good article.




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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    Hawkeye hate is a helluva drug.

    That was a good article. Lots of quotes in there i've never seen before.


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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    Saturday morning's Gazette gives top story to the Cyclones. ISU even got the front page notice over Iowa. AND The stories are positive about us, most of Iowa coverage is about who is going to play running back now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by madguy30 View Post
    At first I was pleased to see such a lengthy write up for a paper that usually has to make room for feature articles about Iowa's 3rd string RB's part-time job or something, but as I kept reading, I realized it was the same old awful journalism you get from this paper--sans Mike Hlas and Orlan Love, of course.

    It involves more Hawkeye coddling--evidently a win over a marginal football team was improbable--and he makes sure to get a discrediting detail about the OSU game in there with mention of their heavy hearts.

    I'm posting this because I feel like this writer needs to be let known just how clear his wry smile is shining through.

    Iowa State’s season from 20,000 feet: An unforgettable journey to the Pinstripe Bowl | TheGazette
    I'm posting this because you appear to be somewhat of an insecure tool.



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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    ...sorry, I don't find backhanded compliments from a writer to be a good article.

    I don't have Hawkeye hate--I grew up in the area and know how one-sided The Gazette is when it comes to its sports reporting.



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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    Quote Originally Posted by madguy30 View Post
    ...sorry, I don't find backhanded compliments from a writer to be a good article.
    It was a good article. Seems like you went out of your way to find anything negative to make sure your feelings were hurt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madguy30 View Post
    ...sorry, I don't find backhanded compliments from a writer to be a good article.

    I don't have Hawkeye hate--I grew up in the area and know how one-sided The Gazette is when it comes to its sports reporting.
    It's not articles lile this that make us seem like little brothers - its fans like you.



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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    It's not articles lile this that make us seem like little brothers - its fans like you.


    I thought it was a good article. The things in the article that bother me are true. But I don't think the article focuses on them. The fact that it includes links to good videos indicates to me that this is essentially a positive article.



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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    Quote Originally Posted by madguy30 View Post
    ...sorry, I don't find backhanded compliments from a writer to be a good article.

    I don't have Hawkeye hate--I grew up in the area and know how one-sided The Gazette is when it comes to its sports reporting.
    Not seeing the "backhanded compliments" in this article. Criticisms listed are justified because they are true. If you think this season was a perfect one for ISU, the 6-6 record proves otherwise. As the writer says, 8-4 was attainable, and even then it wouldn't have been a perfect season.


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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Not seeing the "backhanded compliments" in this article. Criticisms listed are justified because they are true. If you think this season was a perfect one for ISU, the 6-6 record proves otherwise. As the writer says, 8-4 was attainable, and even then it wouldn't have been a perfect season.

    Exactly. Some times I say that we were just a few plays from being 8-4, but also from being 3-9 with the second toughest schedule in the country. Second only to Kansas largely because we played them and they played us.



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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    I thought it was a great article.

    That being said, the "playing with heavy hearts" thing was redonkulas.



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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    I agree with the person that said this was a great article.


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    Re: It almost happened for the Gazette

    The gazette has gotten a lot better lately about their Cyclone coverage. Hopefully it continues.



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