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    ESPN SportsNation Poll

    I found this on ESPN and saw that the state of Iowa was most looking forward to the B1G Conference Tournament. I simply cannot imagine how this could be so I figured I would post this here to get the correct turnout.

    Which college basketball conference tournament are you most looking forward to watching? - Sportsnation - ESPN



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    This is unacceptable



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    Re: ESPN SportsNation Poll

    So SEC is considered as Other. Go Mizzou.


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    Re: ESPN SportsNation Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefan_1 View Post
    I found this on ESPN and saw that the state of Iowa was most looking forward to the B1G Conference Tournament. I simply cannot imagine how this could be so I figured I would post this here to get the correct turnout.

    Which college basketball conference tournament are you most looking forward to watching? - Sportsnation - ESPN
    haha. Yea obv there are still way more loyal Hawkeye fans than Cyclones fans. More will jump on our bandwagon in the coming years (people like to see winning teams).



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone22 View Post
    haha. Yea obv there are still way more loyal Pizza/ bobble head fans than Cyclones fans. More will jump on our bandwagon in the coming years (people like to see winning teams).
    FTFY



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    Re: ESPN SportsNation Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefan_1 View Post
    I found this on ESPN and saw that the state of Iowa was most looking forward to the B1G Conference Tournament. I simply cannot imagine how this could be so I figured I would post this here to get the correct turnout.

    Which college basketball conference tournament are you most looking forward to watching? - Sportsnation - ESPN
    Honestly, I find all the Power 6 tournaments boring as ****. That includes the Big 12, too, unless ISU plays a vital role in it (which, face it, has happened about once in the past 11 seasons). At least this year has potential to be different.

    I don't even have much interest in multi-bid "non-major" tourneys. When it's "win and you're in, lose and you aren't" those are fun.

    Championship Week suffers a severe drop-off after that.

    Big East Tournament has had some exciting games over the years, but it's bloated and full of itself.

    I admit, the double-bye concept was a stroke of television revenue genius, but it's a competitive smokescreen: It gives the appearance of meaningful games. In reality, it's a simple way to give a final nudge to its NCAA tournament contenders. It helps bubble teams, it elevates seeding for its locks, it rarely hurts the top dogs. Providence and DePaul could play for the title this year, and we'd have 12 BE teams in the tournament instead of 10.

    Big East no-lose bracketing structure

    ACC Tournament survives mostly on its role as the conference tournament Granddaddy. Less dynamic than BE; just as meaningless. Typically: "Who'll get a No. 1 seed, Duke or UNC? The loser is doomed to the dreaded No. 2 seed. Regular season already answered that question, although roles may be reversed.

    Big Ten: I respected the conference more when it refused to hold a tournament. Many seasons, it's just been a collection of marginal teams trying not to suck, and upper-crust teams that have little to lose as far as seeding (to be honest, that's the case with most Big 6 leagues - it's just that Big Ten generally involves unwatchable games in the process)

    Pac-10/12 has sometimes been mildly interesting, mainly because it gets so little mainstream coverage in regular season. This year, though, it'd be like watching the NIT.

    End of Soapbox Rant for now.



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    Re: ESPN SportsNation Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Honestly, I find all the Power 6 tournaments boring as ****. That includes the Big 12, too, unless ISU plays a vital role in it (which, face it, has happened about once in the past 11 seasons). At least this year has potential to be different.

    I don't even have much interest in multi-bid "non-major" tourneys. When it's "win and you're in, lose and you aren't" those are fun.

    Championship Week suffers a severe drop-off after that.

    Big East Tournament has had some exciting games over the years, but it's bloated and full of itself.

    I admit, the double-bye concept was a stroke of television revenue genius, but it's a competitive smokescreen: It gives the appearance of meaningful games. In reality, it's a simple way to give a final nudge to its NCAA tournament contenders. It helps bubble teams, it elevates seeding for its locks, it rarely hurts the top dogs. Providence and DePaul could play for the title this year, and we'd have 12 BE teams in the tournament instead of 10.

    Big East no-lose bracketing structure

    ACC Tournament survives mostly on its role as the conference tournament Granddaddy. Less dynamic than BE; just as meaningless. Typically: "Who'll get a No. 1 seed, Duke or UNC? The loser is doomed to the dreaded No. 2 seed. Regular season already answered that question, although roles may be reversed.

    Big Ten: I respected the conference more when it refused to hold a tournament. Many seasons, it's just been a collection of marginal teams trying not to suck, and upper-crust teams that have little to lose as far as seeding (to be honest, that's the case with most Big 6 leagues - it's just that Big Ten generally involves unwatchable games in the process)

    Pac-10/12 has sometimes been mildly interesting, mainly because it gets so little mainstream coverage in regular season. This year, though, it'd be like watching the NIT.

    End of Soapbox Rant for now.
    I can agree with some of this. It's more fun with everything is at stake. The games between VCU/Drexel and WCU/Davidson were really exciting last night. WCU had no business being in the NCAA's and they were really close. That's whats so exciting about March



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    Re: ESPN SportsNation Poll

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefan_1 View Post
    I found this on ESPN and saw that the state of Iowa was most looking forward to the B1G Conference Tournament. I simply cannot imagine how this could be so I figured I would post this here to get the correct turnout.

    Which college basketball conference tournament are you most looking forward to watching? - Sportsnation - ESPN
    This poll is clearly waaaay off. Take the states of Iowa and Nebraska for instance, I cannot accept that either of these states is most excited about the B1G tourney, everyone here in Nub-land was watching the MVC tourney or "other" and the Hawkeyes suck so there is your evidence.

    Really though, the fact that the Big 12 and "other" representing the MVC in Nebraska weren't higher is all you need to know about how dumb this poll was. Way too many Jayhawk and Bluejay fans in NE for that to be accurate.



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    i'm not sure how you are unaware of this but 80% of people in iowa who attended neither university follow the hawks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    i'm not sure how you are unaware of this but 80% of people in iowa who attended neither university follow the hawks.
    That's the point--hopefully the tide is changing. I've been seeing it in Dubuque, of all places. Much more Iowa State gear being worn around in public.



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    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    i'm not sure how you are unaware of this but 80% of people in iowa who attended neither university follow the hawks.
    And probably 30% of them couldn't tell you the name of their starting quarterback last season.



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    And probably 30% of them couldn't tell you the name of their starting quarterback last season.
    Nope but you want those fans. Those fans bring money to your university.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone101 View Post
    And probably 30% of them couldn't tell you the name of their starting quarterback last season.
    And the other 50% couldn't spell it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    Nope but you want those fans. Those fans bring money to your university.
    They do buy all that new apparel to wear for their annual Christmas card.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    Nope but you want those fans. Those fans bring money to your university.
    I agree, ISU needs to win some of the bandwagon-type fans to keep the progress going. We all make fun of the Hawk fans that don't know anything about the team but we would love to have them all switch to ISU fans!



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