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    Rare Opportunity!

    Just realized something:
    If we beat Kentucky tomorrow, and VCU takes care of Indiana, then we have a chance to knock off 3 of last year's Final Four teams.

    Maybe it's good for Butler that they didn't make it.

    How many times has that ever happened?


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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Just realized something:
    If we beat Kentucky tomorrow, and VCU takes care of Indiana, then we have a chance to knock off 3 of last year's Final Four teams.

    Maybe it's good for Butler that they didn't make it.

    How many times has that ever happened?
    It really did shape up nicely to be an EPIC tournament run if ISU can keep knocking off teams. After a potential VCU win we could potentially:
    -have a chance to knock off Duke and be able to say that we beat the last TWO national champions in the tourney
    -meet Mich. St. and avenge the 2000 Elite Eight, or meet Mizzou and get the 3rd shot at them that we wanted in KC.
    -meet UNC and Harrison Barnes in the finale.

    Obviously wishful thinking, but it would be a run for the ages.



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    And what a way for Freddie to show his tourney coaching chops, you get Calhoun in round one, Coach Cal in round 2....wow.



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    It really did shape up nicely to be an EPIC tournament run if ISU can keep knocking off teams. After a potential VCU win we could potentially:
    -have a chance to knock off Duke and be able to say that we beat the last TWO national champions in the tourney
    -meet Mich. St. and avenge the 2000 Elite Eight, or meet Mizzou and get the 3rd shot at them that we wanted in KC.
    -meet UNC and Harrison Barnes in the finale.

    Obviously wishful thinking, but it would be a run for the ages.
    Might be wishful thinking, but we are fans and are allowed to dream big.



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    It really did shape up nicely to be an EPIC tournament run if ISU can keep knocking off teams. After a potential VCU win we could potentially:
    -have a chance to knock off Duke and be able to say that we beat the last TWO national champions in the tourney
    -meet Mich. St. and avenge the 2000 Elite Eight, or meet Mizzou and get the 3rd shot at them that we wanted in KC.
    -meet UNC and Harrison Barnes in the finale.

    Obviously wishful thinking, but it would be a run for the ages.
    That would be amazing. I want to rep this, but I can't.


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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    That would be amazing. I want to rep this, but I can't.
    Got you covered. +1


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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Speaking of opportunities:

    On a cool night in november, OSU came in the favorite to receive its official invite to the championship in 2 weeks. ISU came out and shocked everyone.
    Now, ISU faces Kentucky. They are also the favorite to receive their ticket to the title game in 2 weeks. History repeating?



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Speaking of opportunities:

    On a cool night in november, OSU came in the favorite to receive its official invite to the championship in 2 weeks. ISU came out and shocked everyone.
    Now, ISU faces Kentucky. They are also the favorite to receive their ticket to the title game in 2 weeks. History repeating?
    And permanently cementing our name change nationwide from "Iowa State" to "F****** Iowa State".



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Speaking of opportunities:

    On a cool night in november, OSU came in the favorite to receive its official invite to the championship in 2 weeks. ISU came out and shocked everyone.
    Now, ISU faces Kentucky. They are also the favorite to receive their ticket to the title game in 2 weeks. History repeating?



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    And permanently cementing our name change nationwide from "Iowa State" to "F****** Iowa State".
    I prefer "Iowa F****** State"

    Anyone else?



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    I prefer "Iowa F****** State"

    Anyone else?
    You're right, that's got a better ring to it.

    If anybody in Louisville has time today, I've got a great sign idea for the game. Blow up a picture of one those "Hello my name is..." name tag stickers and fill in the text so it says "Hello My Name Is: Iowa State, we ruin national championship runs"



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    I think it should be the F****** Iowa State Cyclones a said in the same style as the F****** Catalina wine mixer



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    I prefer "Iowa F****** State"

    Anyone else?
    Would make a T shirt to remember.


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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Also, as we are in the bracket with the #1 overall seed, beating them means you get the "easiest" route to the final four, although there really are no gimmes after the first week.



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    Re: Rare Opportunity!

    Quote Originally Posted by Die4Cy View Post
    Also, as we are in the bracket with the #1 overall seed, beating them means you get the "easiest" route to the final four, although there really are no gimmes after the first week.
    There really aren't gimmes after the first round. Yeah they seed things such and such but you are still playing high quality games. I understand you have to seed somehow but I don't think it really matters.


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