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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by BBHMagic View Post
    Taking a split means accepting a loss, and like the wise person said above, I now believe we are capable of winning any game we play in. I think this program is past being ok with losses.
    I think the fanbase referred to these as "moral victories". My favorite from the 90's is "Hey, we only lost to Nebraska by 20 this year instead of 63 like last year".... Ohh the wonder CPR has done for Cyclone Nation...




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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    I think the fanbase referred to these as "moral victories". My favorite from the 90's is "Hey, we only lost to Nebraska by 20 this year instead of 63 like last year".... Ohh the wonder CPR has done for Cyclone Nation...
    It really is weird to think where we used to be. We used to have to be happy with moral victories to maintain any kind of fandom because rooting for a real victory was a pipedream.


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    No, take 'em as they come and see how we measure up this year.


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneteach View Post
    I remember in 2002 a reporter asking DMac going into back to back against OU and UT if someone guaranteed him a split would he take it. Ultimately, he gave the coaches response of not selling his team short which I appreciated at the time. These next two games are not as daunting as those two were at the time but I still ponder if guaranteed a split over the next two games if I would take it. Would you?
    So you're asking me if I'll take a split as opposed to winning both? I'll go with 2-0.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    If a loss on Saturday guaranteed that we win the rest of our games, I'd think about it, but I'd still prefer to take our shot at all of them.

    Trading 1 win for 1 loss? No way.


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    I got a 5 week old kid, and they give that 6 weeks, so I already got guaranteed split in the next 2 weeks.

    ****, sorry, thought this was off-topic, not football.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    I'd take the split. A lot of (over?)confidence here after a win last weekend, but given the fact that we have yet to have a non-losing record in the big 12, i'd take a split most of the time at this point (as long as kansas wasn't involved in that split option) given that that 50% winning percentage from the split is better than our overall winning percentage the last few years. Look at it this way. If you could take a split on the remaining non-kansas games (assuming kansas is a likely win), would you? I'd take this one, i'd take one of Baylor\OU, and i'd take one of UT\WV, giving us a likely 8 win record, our best record and first winning conference season since 2000.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    I would definitely take a guaranteed loss at OSU for a guaranteed win over a top ten team. The positive pub we would get for another huge upset (rankings not point spread) would be worth it. The entire nation would be talking about ISU and all teams have to take us seriously.

    I think a win this weekend would be better for us from a national perspective than getting to 6 and going to a crappy bowl. What do people think about us from last season? The NY bowl or knocking off OSU?



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    As long as you are living in la la land may as well just say that we are guaranteed victory in the rest of our games. These next two games are going to be tough, even for a good team. I would be happy at the end of the season with a bowl game.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by timappelgate View Post
    Absolutely not. We honestly have a chance to win the rest of our games. We had KSU and OU on the ropes last year and I think we can get them both this year. OSU, Baylor, Kansas are games we should all expect to win.
    Ugh.. the OU game... any offense whatsoever.. and we roll that game



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    if the win came against purple kansas

    you bet your *** i would




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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    @OK State is a taaaaaaaaall order this year

    If we think UNI gets "up" for ISU, this is a talented team that's going to be as "up" at home as is humanly possible. I think a KSU win is a lot more likely.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    It's not cocky to say that we have a shot in each game anymore. We do. That's why I don't accept the idea of taking a guaranteed loss. We might win them both, we might split, or we might lose them both, but we have a good shot at winning both of them. As long as that shot is there, I stick with the idea of going for 2.

    That might be my answer to the kicking game, too.


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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    It's not cocky to say that we have a shot in each game anymore. We do. That's why I don't accept the idea of taking a guaranteed loss. We might win them both, we might split, or we might lose them both, but we have a good shot at winning both of them. As long as that shot is there, I stick with the idea of going for 2.

    That might be my answer to the kicking game, too.
    certainly weeding out the glass half empty people. why not think of it as a guaranteed win? while i do like where rhoads has us, i dont think we are in a position to turn down guaranteed wins and roll the dice. just my opinion.

    i'd take it...we play a top 5 team and a big 12 road game against a fairly decent team.



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    Re: If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

    Well considering Kansas is awful, we probably have one more win to find to go bowling. So the question is: how confident are you that we find that win? If you're confident that we will, I don't think you take that split.



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