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    Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    Listening to TNT talk about Iowa's loss to UNLV in the 1987 Elite 8 got me thinking about this...

    What is the most painful moment you can remember as an ISU sports fan?

    Mine is defiantly when we lost to Kansas in football in 2005. Second year in a row, all we had to do was win and we were in the Big 12 Championship game. I cant explain it really, but I have honestly never been more depressed about an ISU sporting event, and that game gives game 6 of the 2003 NLCS a run for its money. Good thing there was no gun in reach.



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    2011 win over OSU. So good it hurt.



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    Re:Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    mich state hoops elite eight 2000

    end thread



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    Honestly though, the elite 8 loss was the worst for me. What could have been, will always cloud over me.



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    I'm younger so I haven't been a fan for as long, but Nebby in football last year was bad. It was the last time we'd ever play them we wanted to go out on a two game streak so bad. And it also meant bowl eligibility. And for it all to come to 1 point....



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    I feel like these threads are best left for the offseason. Just seems like bad voodoo to drag up painful memories in the midst of our first good MBB run in a long time.



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    Why do people insist on doing this about every six months? Isn't it painful enough being a Cyclone, without dredging up every painful thing that has ever happened to this fanbase?


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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    Losing two Big 12 North Championships on missed field goals. Losing to Michigan State in the Elite 8 hurt, but hey, we were in the Elite 8 so that year was great overall.

    The entire Greg Mcdermott era was also painful to watch.



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    mich state hoops elite eight 2000

    end thread
    yes, I concur. We could have won it all.



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    2000 Loss to Michigan State in the Elite 8

    Nothing else even comes close, IMO



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    I would say the MSU elite 8 game was most painful - we were definitely the 2nd best team that year, but didn't get a chance to actually show it. Win that game and we possibly would have a national championship under our belts.

    The 2005 football team was "what might have been." They had a lot of opportunities to be one of (if not the best) team we've seen. Instead, they choke and end up losing to TCU in the Houston Bowl. Sad deal.

    This year's volleyball loss was pretty painful in the NCAA tournament. Things were setting up nicely and we couldn't finish. Not THAT painful, as it was a great year, but still.

    Better days ahead though!



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    #2 Seed losing to the Hampton "Inns".

    Devastating

    And being reminded of it annually in discussions of biggest NCAA upsets adds to the pain.


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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    2005 KU football game.

    After the conclusion of that game, I drank 1/5th of whiskey in about 45 minutes, blacked out, and woke up to find I had gotten perma-banned (I think they called it blacklisted) from the old Cyclone Report free board for threatening to **** in a paper bag and set it on fire on Danny Mac's front step. Not my best moment.

    It was such a perfect combination of ****-poor frightened conservative coaching and terrible officiating. Like a beautiful ***** Symphony.


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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    I should add that I have really only been a hardcore ISU fan since I started college in 2002, so thats when my timeline really began. I remember being ****** when ISU lost to Michigan State, but it defiantly did not effect em the same way than as it would today.



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    Re: Most Painful ISU Sports Moment

    Hampton. The Elite Eight sucked but at least we got there. I love my yearly kick in the sac from CBS when they show the last 2 seed to fall in the opening round.



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