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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    it's twitter and social media for me. i didn't feel this bad after the msu or hampton games and i had classes with some of those guys. this game ripped my heart out and i think it is partly due to following them on twitter. you get to know these kids on a more personal level it seems-creepy or not. it's like they almost become your children and you want them to succeed so badly-you see that they are just kids-good kids. i didn't sleep well last night and it wasn't because we lost-it was because these seniors are done. these kids brought the magic back and for that they will always hold a special place in my heart.



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    You need so much more to be on top of the world in football.

    That's why people are going to gravitate to basketball.

    Find three great players, have three more that contribute/don't hurt you and you got a shot at the big prize.



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    That is well said, and much how I feel. I can't figure out why, but I specifically feel about Babb and McGee. I'm not sure why.
    It's because the current crop of seniors are winners. Made it fun to be an ISU fan again. You knew they were getting into the tournament, just didn't know how far they'd go. Plus you knew they loved ISU too.



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    I can't decide whether the amount that I care about Iowa State basketball is healthy or not. I was too young/didn't pay enough attention when MSU happened, so I don't look back on that game with a sour taste in my mouth. But I know I'll look back on yesterdays game (and probably even the KU game at home) for years to come. Not necessarily because I think we got screwed, but because I cared so much for this group of players and wanted them to succeed.

    But regardless of how "healthy" the amount of stress some of the losses have provided me over the years, the pure joy of watching Fred's teams win and succeed will always outweigh that.

    Hoiball.


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    Anthony Booker ‏@booker22 18h No sports center tonight. Just me and my music. Reflection on this great season is now in effect. Thanks to my teammates for the memories ��

    Anthony Booker ‏@booker22 42m
    Tyrus is the BEST SHOOTER IN THE COUNTRY!!!!!!

    Cyclone Basketball ‏@CycloneMBB 5h
    Tyrus McGee is the new nation's leader in 3-point pct. (46.4 pct.). A Cyclone has never led the nation in a statistical category.

    Agent 2 ‏@ChrisBabbII 1m
    X Rays came back negative. No fractures or anything. Doc said it's a severe sprain. Should be good in a few weeks!

    Agent 2 ‏@ChrisBabbII 1m
    I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers from everybody!!

    Korie Lucious ‏@414_Lucious 4h
    Huge happy bday s/o 2 my lil bro and teammate @The1n0nlyALow ..been my lil homie 4 the past 2 yrs and will always be. Enjoy yo day bro ��

    Melvin Ejim ‏@M3llyM3I 22h Our team had an amazing year, thank you for all your support cyclone nation, couldn't do it without you. Huge S/O to our seniors!!


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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    I do feel awful for Babb. He should find Jake Knott and form some sort of support group.



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    Who be "Alow"?



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    Aaron Law I believe


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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    I think the different feelings about the end of the season for the guys last year like Allen, Scotty, etc... was that they had Kentucky in their bracket. Kentucky was one of the more dominant teams in college basketball in the last decade. I think collectively we all knew that ISU could win that first game against UCONN but that there was little to no chance of knocking off that NBA squad from Lexington. People were well prepared in advance for the season to come to an end in the Kentucky game once the brackets came out.

    This year though you had another great group of seniors and they had a chance. They had proven they could play with some of the best teams in the nation. Ohio State was a team they could beat if they played like we all know they can. To have them play so well and have their college careers end on a 3 pointer at the buzzer was crushing. To fight back from a double digit deficit late against all odds, against an entire arena cheering against them, against a top 10 team, etc.... It was impressive. Those kids were determined to not let their careers end on Sunday... but in a cruel twist of fate it happened anyway. I think that is what makes the end so tough to swallow. In a year where they came so close in so many games only to fall short at the buzzer it sure seemed excessively harsh on this stage to have it happen again.



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    I think the different feelings about the end of the season for the guys last year like Allen, Scotty, etc... was that they had Kentucky in their bracket. Kentucky was one of the more dominant teams in college basketball in the last decade. I think collectively we all knew that ISU could win that first game against UCONN but that there was little to no chance of knocking off that NBA squad from Lexington. People were well prepared in advance for the season to come to an end in the Kentucky game once the brackets came out.

    This year though you had another great group of seniors and they had a chance. They had proven they could play with some of the best teams in the nation. Ohio State was a team they could beat if they played like we all know they can. To have them play so well and have their college careers end on a 3 pointer at the buzzer was crushing. To fight back from a double digit deficit late against all odds, against an entire arena cheering against them, against a top 10 team, etc.... It was impressive. Those kids were determined to not let their careers end on Sunday... but in a cruel twist of fate it happened anyway. I think that is what makes the end so tough to swallow. In a year where they came so close in so many games only to fall short at the buzzer it sure seemed excessively harsh on this stage to have it happen again.
    Also to add to your point, if we win this game there is a realistic shot for us to land ourselves in the final 4... I mean we were right there, 1 bad break away from those possibilities.... not saying it would've been a sure thing by a seriously realistic chance...



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    "When I came into ISU in 2007..."
    I thought you were at least 50 years old. You need to respect your elders more in our debates...meaning me.



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    This Babb tweet did it for me

    Agent 2 ‏@ChrisBabbII24 Mar
    Best 3 years of my life.. Couldn't be more proud to have had the opportunity to wear Iowa State across my chest.. I'm truly blessed

    I agree with the the notion that twitter changes things. These guys weren't just players for our team, they felt like family. Who are we kidding, they are Cyclones. They ARE family.



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    This Babb tweet did it for me

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    Best 3 years of my life.. Couldn't be more proud to have had the opportunity to wear Iowa State across my chest.. I'm truly blessed
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    Gonna miss these guys bad. No Chris, you " blessed" Cyclone Nation



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    Re: This Season Has Left Me Caring (long)

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    This Babb tweet did it for me

    Agent 2 ‏@ChrisBabbII24 Mar
    Best 3 years of my life.. Couldn't be more proud to have had the opportunity to wear Iowa State across my chest.. I'm truly blessed

    I agree with the the notion that twitter changes things. These guys weren't just players for our team, they felt like family. Who are we kidding, they are Cyclones. They ARE family.
    That's the textbook definition of playing for the name on the front of the jersey.
    What a special bunch!


    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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