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    ESPN 'Going Home'

    Not sure how many of you have seen this or if this has already been posted but take a look if you haven't seen it yet. Great stuff

    SC Featured: Going Home - ESPN Video - ESPN



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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    Hoiberg tweeted about this yesterday or today.



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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    Is it only supposed to be a 6 min video?



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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    That hits close to home. I remember when my dad would be gone for 6-9-12 months at a time during the Persian Gulf or other TDY trips when I was in elementary school. I do envy that they get Skype and stuff like that. All we had was my dad sending little audio tapes back to listen to with some pictures. It's tough so the sacrifice these soldiers give for their job and country should never be taken for granted.


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    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    This. Is. Awesome.



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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    It's like that "Zillow" commercial I see all over now. Get's me every damn time. I feel like I should punch myself in the nuts so I have an excuse to get emotional...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri4Cy View Post
    It's like that "Zillow" commercial I see all over now. Get's me every damn time. I feel like I should punch myself in the nuts so I have an excuse to get emotional...
    Lol, reminds me of this bit which is great.


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    I have been on both sides of this and the feeling is undescribable leaving and coming back and watching someone leave and come back is unlike anything


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    First thought when seeing this was huge respect and admiration for the soldiers and their families. The fact that our military is entirely made up of volunteers is amazing to me.

    Second thought when seeing it was that we need to quit sending our soldiers to countries that we have no business meddling in. (IMO)



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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    and there is 100% no problem breaking down with this video and idc what anyone says


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    Please keep the politics out of this so it doesn't get sent to the cave.


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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    It was hard enough leaving a wife behind. I can't imagine what it would be like to have to leave children behind as well. Outstanding video out of ESPN. BTW, the crowd noise from the South Carolina football game was amazing.



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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    I deploy for a year in a couple of weeks. You can't beat the feeling of coming home after being gone so long.



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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    Boy watching this at work is a bad idea.



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    Re: ESPN 'Going Home'

    Coming back from my 4th deployment I tried to surprise my wife and son but it didn't work (she caught on). Still a great feeling though coming home to see them both smiling at the airport...



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