Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 33
  1. #1
    Publisher
    Points: 929,691, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    17,766
    Points
    929,691
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,619
    Given: 582

    Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's


  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 29,836, Level: 53
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,014
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CYUL8R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    1,210
    Points
    29,836
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 135
    Given: 469

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    So now we have both Bill Self and Rick Barnes scared...good start to conf play ;-) Huggy Bear, you're next...get those post game quotes ready....



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 110,623, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    acgclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    8,420
    Points
    110,623
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,201
    Given: 229

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Once we pass or look like we're on course for 13 conference wins, I'll consider that this team is better. It wouldn't shock me, but it's a lot easier for coaches who were either just blown out by us, or barely squeaked by with a last second bank shot to say it.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 29,836, Level: 53
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,014
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CYUL8R's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    1,210
    Points
    29,836
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 135
    Given: 469

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    Once we pass or look like we're on course for 13 conference wins, I'll consider that this team is better. It wouldn't shock me, but it's a lot easier for coaches who were either just blown out by us, or barely squeaked by with a last second bank shot to say it.
    Or you could just wait until we win the conference?

    All kidding aside - when you have top-level coaches singing your praises (instead of dragging their own efforts down) it speaks volumes. Says "ISU beat us" and not "We gave the game to ISU".

    Major difference.



  5. #5
    Just Win Baby
    Points: 299,761, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Clones85''s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    13,328
    Points
    299,761
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 2

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Coaches praised McDermott as well. Not saying Hoiberg and this team don't deserve it, but you will rarely hear one conference coach say anything but positive about another coach



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 110,623, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    acgclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    8,420
    Points
    110,623
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,201
    Given: 229

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Quote Originally Posted by CYUL8R View Post
    Or you could just wait until we win the conference?

    All kidding aside - when you have top-level coaches singing your praises (instead of dragging their own efforts down) it speaks volumes. Says "ISU beat us" and not "We gave the game to ISU".

    Major difference.
    I guess my point is, we won 12 conference games last year, in a league that was definitely at least a notch or two higher than the B12 this year. We had a NBA first rounder, who could take over games, and did so in the first round of the tourney.

    So far, we have played a very likely high seed into OT, and dominated a Texas team at home without their two best players. That's a good start, but I need to see more before I'm ready to say we're better.

    Coaches praising other teams in their league right after an OT win and/or blowout loss, is not uncommon.



  7. #7
    Starter
    Points: 46,891, Level: 66
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 59
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    psychlone99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    974
    Points
    46,891
    Level
    66
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 52
    Given: 87

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Definitely a hot start, and I think we're clearly playing very well as a team right now. We share the ball well and we've shown tremendous balance in our scoring, which makes it difficult for opponents to defend us. In that sense, perhaps we're a better team.

    My biggest fear is what will happen when a team with talented big men decides they're going to make a concerted effort to take it at us inside. I'm not quite sure how we'll defend that, but I'm anxious to see it.



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 59,058, Level: 75
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 992
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    benjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,862
    Points
    59,058
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 255
    Given: 50

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    Definitely a hot start, and I think we're clearly playing very well as a team right now. We share the ball well and we've shown tremendous balance in our scoring, which makes it difficult for opponents to defend us. In that sense, perhaps we're a better team.

    My biggest fear is what will happen when a team with talented big men decides they're going to make a concerted effort to take it at us inside. I'm not quite sure how we'll defend that, but I'm anxious to see it.
    We'll foul a lot, and hope to god they miss their free throws.



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 203,719, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Dryburn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    9,471
    Points
    203,719
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 523
    Given: 12

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Quote Originally Posted by CYUL8R View Post
    Or you could just wait until we win the conference?

    All kidding aside - when you have top-level coaches singing your praises (instead of dragging their own efforts down) it speaks volumes. Says "ISU beat us" and not "We gave the game to ISU".

    Major difference.
    I don't disagree with what you are saying, but Barnes did not seem very happy, or impressed with his team in yesterday's press conference. In fact, I think I would have to say he was much more disappointed in his own team's efforts than he was overly impressed with ISU.

    I definitely think ISU has the potential to be a better team than last year's......I just don't think they are quite there yet. IMHO, if Percy and Booker can pick it up and play well consistently.....especially on defense and rebounding.......then this will easily be a better team than last year's.


    -Be kind. That is something you will never regret. You will never say to yourself when you are old "I wish I was not good to that person".

  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 352,107, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    isucyfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    Posts
    19,873
    Points
    352,107
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 122
    Given: 6

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    Definitely a hot start, and I think we're clearly playing very well as a team right now. We share the ball well and we've shown tremendous balance in our scoring, which makes it difficult for opponents to defend us. In that sense, perhaps we're a better team.

    My biggest fear is what will happen when a team with talented big men decides they're going to make a concerted effort to take it at us inside. I'm not quite sure how we'll defend that, but I'm anxious to see it.
    I am concerned about this, too. But I am guessing we pull the big guys out with Niang like we did against Withey. That was a beautiful strategy.


    Forever trying to find a cure for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 59,322, Level: 75
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 728
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,205
    Points
    59,322
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 196
    Given: 136

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Barnes' opinion carries as much weight with me as Scott Drew's. Just noise.



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 59,031, Level: 75
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 1,019
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Clone5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,553
    Points
    59,031
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    We are remarkably better with our perimeter defense and we are also better at pushing tempo now that we have a traditional point guard.



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 38,159, Level: 60
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 891
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    whirlybirds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Knoxville, IA
    Posts
    2,206
    Points
    38,159
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 60
    Given: 22

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Coaches sometime say this to buy themselves time while their sitting on the hot seat. This means nothing to me.


    There are not many crowds or places in the country that have a better impact on the game than at Iowa State. The Cyclone fans are truly a sixth man. The place is so loud and always a fantastic crowd." - Former Kansas and current North Carolina head coach Roy Williams

  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 437,567, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    65,708
    Points
    437,567
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,578
    Given: 1,232

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Rick is 7-7 and worried.


    Let Prohm's Posse Ride: Georges, Georgios, 3sus, Hallice, Deonte, Abdel, Monte, Matt, and McKaT.

  15. #15
    Starter
    Points: 21,311, Level: 44
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 339
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Atkins
    Posts
    639
    Points
    21,311
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 10

    Re: Blog: Rick Barnes says these Cyclones are better than last year's

    Quote Originally Posted by psychlone99 View Post
    Definitely a hot start, and I think we're clearly playing very well as a team right now. We share the ball well and we've shown tremendous balance in our scoring, which makes it difficult for opponents to defend us. In that sense, perhaps we're a better team.My biggest fear is what will happen when a team with talented big men decides they're going to make a concerted effort to take it at us inside. I'm not quite sure how we'll defend that, but I'm anxious to see it.
    The good thing, however, is that the only Big 12 team who can match the size and athleticism of Texas inside is Baylor, and Scott Drew isn't smart enough to go inside against us



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: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM