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    I'm officially eating my crow

    After our close win over MVSU, I was one of the people who predicted we would only win 3 conference games, if we were lucky.
    I was proven wrong by a team of players who came together, got 3rd in the Big 12 with 12 wins, beat the defending national champs in the NCAA tourney, and eventually lost to the overall #1 seed. If we had played any team in the nation not named Kentucky, we'd be going to the Sweet 16. Our players never quit.

    I can't wait until next season! With Royce or not, our future is brighter than ever. I am very confident that Fred will bring a Big 12 championship to Ames very soon, possibly next year if Royce returns.


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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    That's pretty bad lol. After that game I was still thinking we would win at least 8 conference games.


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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    lessons to learn over the years, which some learned during the floyd/eustachy years, teams can gel later. Of course mcd jaded that a little bit


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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    After our close win over MVSU, I was one of the people who predicted we would only win 3 conference games, if we were lucky.
    I was proven wrong by a team of players who came together, got 3rd in the Big 12 with 12 wins, beat the defending national champs in the NCAA tourney, and eventually lost to the overall #1 seed. If we had played any team in the nation not named Kentucky, we'd be going to the Sweet 16. Our players never quit.

    I can't wait until next season! With Royce or not, our future is brighter than ever. I am very confident that Fred will bring a Big 12 championship to Ames very soon, possibly next year if Royce returns.
    *Sits down at table to eat crow with Cydave*

    I thought pretty much the same after that game.



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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    lessons to learn over the years, which some learned during the floyd/eustachy years, teams can gel later. Of course mcd jaded that a little bit
    I think that's why some of us went way under on the over-under. I think I thought 6-12 was the ceiling heading into the Big 12 -- even though I had guessed 8-10 or 9-9 in preseason "playing it safe" on expectations.

    After Week 1 -- beating Texas at home and crushing A&M I could see .500 or better was far from unrealistic.



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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    I said anything above 6 wins in conference would be overachieving IF we didn't improve our play after the MVSU game.



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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    Comparing this year and 2000. Is a loss to Drake a good thing?



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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    I tried looking up my old posts, but couldn't find any from the dark days before the first game against Texas. I believe I said something along the lines of this team just desperately trying to gel together, but not quite hitting the mark (showing signs of life, but making very stupid mistakes). My prediction was on par or worse than our conference record last year if they didn't get going working as a team, but a middling conference team (.500 record) if they could get playing together.

    They far exceeded my expecations, and were great Cyclones all around. They took a lot of heat in the non-conference, but really came through in the end for themselves and for the fans.

    And for the record I ALWAYS liked FH has a coach, knew it was just a matter of time before everyone else saw it too.



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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    Royce became full time point power forward and a facilitator in the B12 conference. That seemed to be the turning point.


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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    Quote Originally Posted by BCClone View Post
    Comparing this year and 2000. Is a loss to Drake a good thing?
    No. If we beat Drake and UNI we would have been a 6 or 7 seed. Even if we still lost to Texas


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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    That's pretty bad lol. After that game I was still thinking we would win at least 8 conference games.
    LINK?????


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    LINK?????
    Too lazy to look, but I really did. I understood how much talent we had. I don't know why everyone was freaking out.


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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    After our close win over MVSU, I was one of the people who predicted we would only win 3 conference games, if we were lucky.
    I was proven wrong by a team of players who came together, got 3rd in the Big 12 with 12 wins, beat the defending national champs in the NCAA tourney, and eventually lost to the overall #1 seed. If we had played any team in the nation not named Kentucky, we'd be going to the Sweet 16. Our players never quit.

    I can't wait until next season! With Royce or not, our future is brighter than ever. I am very confident that Fred will bring a Big 12 championship to Ames very soon, possibly next year if Royce returns.
    I was going to rep you for actually eating crow, not many people do it, but I must spread rep around.

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    Re: I'm officially eating my crow

    I'm thinking Freddy will bring us a National Championship before he's done here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    I was going to rep you for actually eating crow, not many people do it, but I must spread rep around.

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