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    Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    WRNL called out Ubben in the last week for not ever stepping foot in Ames, and made a formal invitation (and even free hotel, food and beer!) for Ubbs to come to Ames for the Texas game.

    Ubben's backhanded response:

    "A reminder: The goal isn't to see every team or see X team Y number of times. The goal is to see as many games as possible that are relevant to the Big 12 title race."

    Lame.

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    I would love it if we kick the crap out of Texas in this game, and make ourselves relevant.



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Was he the Big 12 writer for the Oklahoma State game?



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Is TCU supposed to be that good this year that they get seen the 2nd most number of times in the conf?


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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    I am not defending Ubben as I think he does look down at ISU. However, he is picking the best game of each weekend and you can't really argue about that. Right now TCU vs OU is more attractive to the title than UT vs ISU. But maybe we can get him here for week 9 if we beat start out well and so does OSU.

    ISU is going to have to force ESPNs hand to send someone to our game. Not the end of the world that is what happens when you aren't a power team, and no one expects you to be good.


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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Doesn't Ubbs live in Texas? Sometimes I think he is just lazy and doesn't want to travel. 40% of the Big 12 is outside of Texas and Oklahoma but he is only leaving those two states in 3 out of 15 weeks.

    I don't regularly follow the other ESPN college football guys assigned to other conferences, but whenever I read their stuff it is much better than Ubben's. I think the Big 12 has one of the worst writers from ESPN.



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Don't really see an issue with the games he chose. TCU better be good though because he's expecting to see them play a lot.



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    I am not defending Ubben as I think he does look down at ISU. However, he is picking the best game of each weekend and you can't really argue about that. Right now TCU vs OU is more attractive to the title than UT vs ISU. But maybe we can get him here for week 9 if we beat start out well and so does OSU.
    Don't disagree with this, but with UT @ ISU being a Thursday night game, why couldn't/wouldn't he do both?



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    he is a want to be, big nerd



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Considering the quality of Ubben's writing output, why is getting him to come to Ames a good thing?


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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    I actually have no problem with Ubben, nor do I have a problem with the games he's scheduled for this year. But he's now covered the Big 12 for 3 seasons. The Big 12. Not Texas. Not Oklahoma. Not even generically College Football. The Big 12. For him to not have visited even once seems a little absurd. Heck, just to familiarize himself, I would've expected a visit to each stadium as his first priority. Especially given the amount of repeat visits he's made other places. There are a lot of just plain fans that have even done this over a 3 year period.


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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    How is that at all backhanded. That's just him flat out saying we are going to suck.



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    I'm not sure why anyone cares if that little troll comes to Ames or not. He's pretty meaningless in the scheme of things.



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    How is that at all backhanded. That's just him flat out saying we are going to suck.
    yeah, I don't think he was sugar coating it.

    I do agree though that a blogger for a major network like that should at least visit each schools stadium once every few years.

    I doubt the Big 10 bloggers have attended many games at Indiana but I'm pretty sure they've at least been there once.



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    Don't disagree with this, but with UT @ ISU being a Thursday night game, why couldn't/wouldn't he do both?
    Yeah, I wonder how his travel budget works. If I was getting paid to cover football I would be trying to double up on games every week.



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    Re: Ubben dodges WRNL invitation

    Well since the link made me go there, I like how he touts Kyron Watson who is going to fall drastically down the rankings this year because he's not 6'1.........at all. He measured 5'10 and there is no way in Hades he is playing OLB at the level they think he's at. Also the Michigan visit stuff is bunk. He was going to visit but them Michigan found out someone lied about his height and said no thanks.


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