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    Nervous about being picked to win...

    I totally understand why some people are nervous or don't like that we are being picked to win by more people than usual. I have been around long enough to have witnessed my share of letdowns and heartache. But with every winning program there comes a time when you have to embrace a new era, an era where you are expected to win more games than you lose. Do you think Alabama fans get nervous when everyone picks them to win a game? No, of course they don't! Now I am not comparing us to Alabama in any way but our program and fans have to start believing that we are a program that should expect to win and we have to embrace it. Coach Rhoads always talks about changing the culture and you can definitely see that happening with ticket sales, attendance, etc.. but it also needs to start happening with our confidence as fans. We need to believe! I do, and I know the players do! Do you?

    GO CYCLONES!!!



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    Who picked us to win?



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    We're not picked to win



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    The only people picking us to win are some diehards on this site.



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    I think most if not all Iowa State fans expect us to win this game, but I haven't seen anybody else pick us to win



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    Everybody I've seen is picking us...



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Everybody I've seen is picking us...
    Where do you live? I want to live there



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Football is just a stupid game. Who cares who has the better football team. It's just a game.

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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    Bryce Miller from the Register picked ISU 23-21...so there's one



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    My fear is more for self-control. I've looked a couple times for a bus so I can hit somebody.

    I'm not going to be afraid of enthusiasm from fans or a couple writers picking us to win. I expect that, because that's the program we want to be.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Everybody I've seen is picking us...

    I live in Florida and the local radio guys who are usually big 10 homers picked us to win as well as most of the CF "experts". Tough crowd around here


    My point was that we shouldn't be worried about being confident in our team. I understand our history but history gets rewritten everyday. It's our turn to start a new history for Iowa State Football. I am confident that we have the better team and I am not afraid to say it. Hopefully that will translate into a victory today.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshcyclone View Post
    I live in Florida and the local radio guys who are usually big 10 homers picked us to win as well as most of the CF "experts". Tough crowd around here


    My point was that we shouldn't be worried about being confident in our team. I understand our history but history gets rewritten everyday. It's our turn to start a new history for Iowa State Football. I am confident that we have the better team and I am not afraid to say it. Hopefully that will translate into a victory today.
    I would expect most if not all the CF "experts" to pick us to win as they are big ISU supporters and former Cyclone players.



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    DJK picked you guys. :)



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    The only people picking us to win are some diehards on this site.
    And DJK



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    Re: Nervous about being picked to win...

    Normally people defer to Vegas when you're speaking generically about being picked to win (or not). (thus the confusion many had with the OP thread title).


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