Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Facebook Knows All
    Points: 276,980, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cycloneworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NE Oklahoma
    Posts
    16,381
    Points
    276,980
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 364
    Given: 152

    A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    Some entertaining stuff.

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...edictions.html

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...-kick-off.html

    Some pretty good reading in there. A couple of the notable quotes:

    Funny stuff:
    Quote Originally Posted by dinger7203 View Post
    ok who was the one person who doesnt think we will beat kent state?
    Quote Originally Posted by cyinthesky View Post
    2 people think Kent State's gonna win! (gimme a break) ...or a few Hawkeye fans have weiseled their way on this board. I prefer the latter.
    Sobering stuff:
    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Calling someone a Hawk fan because their expectations for a season don't meet yours is just foolish - not to mention closed minded.

    You've got a team that went a very ugly 4-8. Lost some key people, mainly on a very bad defense and a poor offensive line. New coaching staff. Quickly put together recruiting class.

    And people that aren't predicting 7-5, 8-4 or even 6-6 type of a season are "Hawks"? Puh-lease.

    I stand by my 4-5 wins for '07 and won't waiver until I see something on the field that leads me to believe otherwise. We can read all the cool articles that can possibly be written about what the new staff is doing with strength, practices, plays, etc. That's well and good and we should see improvement this year.

    Yet we still have basically the same players as we did last year. Many of these guys are just not on par with the athletes they'll face on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Coaching can help close this gap, I am fully aware of such. That will take time though - keep in mind we do have a first year head coach at the helm...young players are not the only ones to expect growing pains from.
    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    I think he is just being realistic. I look at our schedule and our returning offensive and defensive lines, and think there is a chance we win 2 games. Now I don't think that will happen but I think its just as likely we go 2-10 as it is 7-5.
    The South is pretty much panning out how we thought but the North is completely different.



  2. #2
    Swarm & Punish
    Points: 287,047, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    keepngoal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    19,802
    Points
    287,047
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 425
    Given: 830

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    glad I wasn't quoted.... whew... i would look pretty stupid....

    -keep.


    The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is of all things most shameful and vile. - Plato

    May you only need 39 acres to turn your rig around. - keep

  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 30,396, Level: 53
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 454
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    price26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    2,026
    Points
    30,396
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    glad I wasn't quoted.... whew... i would look pretty stupid....

    -keep.
    I know you picked us by 21 over Kent State and to lose by 29 to Iowa and to beat Nebraska by a 2 in terms of the prediction department.

    How's that?



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 49,377, Level: 68
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 373
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    4,029
    Points
    49,377
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 293

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    I predicted four wins...so at least mathematically I'm still in the running for four wins...IF we can win the last three games!!!



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 95,095, Level: 96
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,955
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    CYdTracked's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    8,697
    Points
    95,095
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 7

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    I predicted 4-5 wins so even I seemed too optimistic back then in hindsight when at the time us 4-5 win folks were sometimes criticized for not being optimistic enough.


    Go Cubs Go!

  6. #6
    Addict Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oldpeopleville
    Posts
    9,207
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    I predicted 3-5 wins, so... I still have a shot!


    "Seven minutes to glory."

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 479,845, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    32,143
    Points
    479,845
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 732
    Given: 491

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    I predicted 4-7...

    ...so you're saying there's a chance...


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



  8. #8
    Starter
    Points: 20,838, Level: 44
    Level completed: 10%, Points required for next Level: 812
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassVeteran10000 Experience Points
    baller1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    784
    Points
    20,838
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 2

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I predicted 4-7...

    ...so you're saying there's a chance...
    wrong, your ineliligble for next year's picking because you didn't pick the correct amount of games. their's 12 games not 11 therefore you are suspended for this year and next year.



  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 95,928, Level: 96
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 1,122
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,190
    Points
    95,928
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 0

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    I believe I predicted we would have only one win up to this point, and that would be the Iowa game. And that we would see vast improvement and come close against two nationally ranked teams.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 28,353, Level: 51
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 297
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Cyclonick182's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Winter Haven, FL
    Posts
    2,201
    Points
    28,353
    Level
    51
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 4

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    I unfortunately figured we could pull out six wins, beating Kent state, UNI, Iowa, Toledo, Colorado, and K-State. So far its been a pretty ugly set of predictions too.



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 22,800, Level: 46
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 750
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mkadl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Cornfield
    Posts
    1,003
    Points
    22,800
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 12

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    I predicted we would have 1 win at this point. I figured it would be over Iowa.



  12. #12
    Rookie
    Points: 9,987, Level: 30
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 563
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    424
    Points
    9,987
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 5

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions


  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 119,303, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    9,767
    Points
    119,303
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by mkadl View Post
    I predicted we would have 1 win at this point. I figured it would be over Iowa.



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 337,166, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,907
    Points
    337,166
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 177
    Given: 213

    Re: A Look Back at Pre-Season Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by dbodeenisudm View Post
    I was with ya man, as you can tell. Took flack for my prediction...called a pessimist, etc. And even my 4-5 wins was way off.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM