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    How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    He was a great player for Iowa State...and an All-American! I'm a little disappointed that we don't constantly bring up his outstanding contributions to Iowa State basketball and give off the appearance that we dwell on the past. We should spend less time discussing the current basketball team and the very bright future ahead of us, and spend more time contemplating a player who last wore the Iowa State uniform over 50 years ago.

    Also, back in my day, we called sandwiches "flat bready", and they cost four playing cards a bite.


    (for those who didn't pick up on it, this is a parody of the Hornacek thread: http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...love-jeff.html)



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Meh.... try again.



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Loved him as a commentator, too. He brought me up on Cyclone basketball.


    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: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    I did talk about him in the Hornacek thread. ;-)



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Meh.... try again.
    Haha, I admit it's not my A-material, but I did get a good laugh from that Hornacek thread and wanted to give a little token of appreciation.



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Haha, I admit it's not my A-material, but I did get a good laugh from that Hornacek thread and wanted to give a little token of appreciation.
    Agreed that was comical.



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Haha, I admit it's not my A-material, but I did get a good laugh from that Hornacek thread and wanted to give a little token of appreciation.
    A-material...?



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    I'm old and I don't even remember seeing "The Roland Rocket" play ball. Any film on the guy. Nothing on YouTube that I could find.



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amesboy View Post
    I'm old and I don't even remember seeing "The Roland Rocket" play ball. Any film on the guy. Nothing on YouTube that I could find.
    LOL. No film, but they did find a couple cave paintings of GT near Maquoketa.



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Who?

    ^^^ Thats why. lol


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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Because he's 90?



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Boom.



    “They're very, very hard to guard,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said. “They're really good. And with Niang in the middle kind of wheeling and all those guys spreading you out, they're kind of a nightmare matchup. And they're men. They're really men.”


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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Haha, I admit it's not my A-material, but I did get a good laugh from that Hornacek thread and wanted to give a little token of appreciation.
    Or is somebody looking for some quick points?



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Gary Thompson was so good that while he played he was able to give sight to the blind. Unfortunately his pasty white skin, and there was a lot of it with the short shorts, blinded those who could see.



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    Re: How come nobody ever talks about Gary Thompson anymore?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    He was a great player for Iowa State...and an All-American! I'm a little disappointed that we don't constantly bring up his outstanding contributions to Iowa State basketball and give off the appearance that we dwell on the past. We should spend less time discussing the current basketball team and the very bright future ahead of us, and spend more time contemplating a player who last wore the Iowa State uniform over 50 years ago.

    Also, back in my day, we called sandwiches "flat bready", and they cost four playing cards a bite.

    I think there probably just isn't much interest that far back. There was little tv coverage, and the jump shot, black athlete, and more athleticism was just starting to enter the game in the 50's. TV coverage really began in the 60's and the quality and popularity of college and the NBA jumped with it.
    (for those who didn't pick up on it, this is a parody of the Hornacek thread: http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...love-jeff.html)



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