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  • Hold onto box #1 (6-6 season and Military Bowl berth)

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  • Trade for one of the other 2 boxes

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    "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    You are a contestant on "Let's Make A Deal". Announcer guy has you open box #1 and it's a guaranteed 6-6 season record and a berth in the Military Bowl versus Bowling Green (Stewart Mandel's prediction from Sports Illustrated).You can keep box #1 or you can trade it for one of the 2 remaining boxes on stage. In one of the remaining boxes you get a 2-10 season and no bowl berth, and in the other remaining box you get a 10-2 season and a New Year's Day bowl.What do you do??Personally, I trade box #1 for a chance at the 10-2 season. If I crap out and get the 2-10 season, basketball is only a couple months away.



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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    I would take my chance on the New Years day bowl.



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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    Obvious choice is obvious



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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Obvious choice is obvious
    IMO, not that obvious. I'd rather win the Military bowl...which is what would happen against BG, than go 2-10 and lose all this momentum we have as a program.



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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    You should always trade if you want the NYD bowl. Before you knew what was in box #1, your odds of going to the NYD bowl was 33.3%. After box #1 was revealed, your odds of trading in and picking the box with the NYD bowl went up to 50%.

    Conversely, if you are content with just going to a bowl, even if its crappy, you should stay with the box #1 since the odds of going to a bowl goes from 66.6% to 50%. But IMO, the perks of a NYD bowl outweigh both the 6-6 season and the 2-10 season.


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    MM and gesell are pretty much a wash. is niang a better player than woodbury? of course, but that doesnt mean its a good matchup for him, especially with a much more athletic defensive player backing up woodbury.

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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    since im the luckiest person in the world i'd get the 12-0 perfect reg season & the ncg berth box.




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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    You should always trade if you want the NYD bowl. Before you knew what was in box #1, your odds of going to the NYD bowl was 33.3%. After box #1 was revealed, your odds of trading in and picking the box with the NYD bowl went up to 50%.

    Conversely, if you are content with just going to a bowl, even if its crappy, you should stay with the box #1 since the odds of going to a bowl goes from 66.6% to 50%. But IMO, the perks of a NYD bowl outweigh both the 6-6 season and the 2-10 season.
    Have we already forgotten the Chiz years? We WENT 2-10. We lost to freaking KENT STATE and UNI IN THE SAME YEAR. I was THERE. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

    I'd take a sure 7-6 over going back to that any day. You really think going 2-10 wouldn't undo everything we've accomplished in the last 3 years?



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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    Have we already forgotten the Chiz years? We WENT 2-10. We lost to freaking KENT STATE and UNI IN THE SAME YEAR. I was THERE. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

    I'd take a sure 7-6 over going back to that any day. You really think going 2-10 wouldn't undo everything we've accomplished in the last 3 years?

    I was there. I remember them too. Being 10-2 in the Big 12 means you're either going to be in a BCS game or the Cotton Bowl aka places ISU hasn't ever been. We won 2 games in 2003, the year following the run with Seneca, and then in 2004, had a shot at winning the Big 12 North.

    We were also dangerously close to only winning 2 games last year. Honestly, with CPR at the helm, I'm not too worried undoing the last 3 years of work with one 2-10 season (which could come to bad luck/breaks). But that's just my opinion.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydugouts View Post
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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    I was there. I remember them too. Being 10-2 in the Big 12 means you're either going to be in a BCS game or the Cotton Bowl aka places ISU hasn't ever been. We won 2 games in 2003, the year following the run with Seneca, and then in 2004, had a shot at winning the Big 12 North.

    We were also dangerously close to only winning 2 games last year. Honestly, with CPR at the helm, I'm not too worried undoing the last 3 years of work with one 2-10 season (which could come to bad luck/breaks). But that's just my opinion.
    I guess, since it's all hypothetical. I was thinking from a "There is no actual season, we just know the record, not how we got there."

    I feel like with patience, continued support, and JP+CPR, we're A LOT closer to a 10-2 season than a 2-10 one. And that's a pretty awesome feeling.

    But in this contrived hypothetical, I'd still take 7-6 and a trophy to bring home.



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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    I would trade it.

    I've endured many seasons of 2-10 range. I've seen a lot of the slightly-above-.500. Haven't experienced a 10-2.

    Especially since the scenario doesn't say ISU actually wins the Midrange Military Bowl. If that's a win, I might be closer to coin-flip land (horrible seasons are brutal — at least average is fun at times.)



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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    Opting for 6-6 is not ALL IN, right? I thought as CyclONE fans we're ALL IN!


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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    Go big or go home...try for the 10-2 season!



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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    I trade it in and pray to the Cyclone gods that I get the box that says 10-2. It would be freaking amazing to see Iowa State in a New Years Day Bowl


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    Re: "Let's Make A Deal" - ISU Bowl Game Version

    6-6 with say wins

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    4-5 in conf would be an improvement. Not the worst year. It would still give us something to build on... A 10-2 season might have half the staff jumping ship


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