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    Wagers on the table

    More regular season wins......


    EIU

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    $500


    With that being said, its my brother who opened his big mouth. Typical Iowa fan who no longer comes with us to ISU/IA game because he cant stand to be around Cyclones when they repeatedly lose. Anyway, he came up with this bet and I am struggling to find a reason not to take him up on it. ISU does have have 6th toughest schedule in the country (Iowa 43rd) and they play in a weak conference. When asked why he wouldnt just do the game between the two he said why would he do that when that game never makes or breaks EIU's season.


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    Re: Wagers on the table

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    More regular season wins......


    EIU

    ISU


    $500


    With that being said, its my brother who opened his big mouth. Typical Iowa fan who no longer comes with us to ISU/IA game because he cant stand to be around Cyclones when they repeatedly lose. Anyway, he came up with this bet and I am struggling to find a reason not to take him up on it. ISU does have have 6th toughest schedule in the country (Iowa 43rd) and they play in a weak conference. When asked why he wouldnt just do the game between the two he said why would he do that when that game never makes or breaks EIU's season.


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    Iowa only plays 8 conference games...always have to take that into account. I'd feel better betting on the game itself



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    It's a sucker bet. Iowa gets to play ****** teams, ISU gets to play hard teams. Don't take it.



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    More regular season wins......

    With that being said, its my brother who opened his big mouth. Typical Iowa fan who no longer comes with us to ISU/IA game because he cant stand to be around Cyclones when they repeatedly lose. Anyway, he came up with this bet and I am struggling to find a reason not to take him up on it. ISU does have have 6th toughest schedule in the country (Iowa 43rd) and they play in a weak conference. When asked why he wouldnt just do the game between the two he said why would he do that when that game never makes or breaks EIU's season.


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    Was he dropped on his head as a youngster?
    Or maybe he ate the lead-paint off the walls of his room?
    Perhaps he was adopted?

    I understand he's your brother and therefore hard to ignore but the vitriol of so many Iowa fans has left me uncaring of their opinions. I would just nod, smile politely and walk away.


    Last edited by OPKSCyclone; 08-20-2013 at 01:08 PM.

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    Re: Wagers on the table

    There's a reason he wants to bet on the season and not on the game itself. If he really thinks Iowa is better why doesn't he bet the game?



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    You'd be an idiot to take that bet. Iowa State may have a better team but take more losses due to having a lot more difficult schedule.



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    There's a reason he wants to bet on the season and not on the game itself. If he really thinks Iowa is better why doesn't he bet the game?
    This. He knows Iowa's schedule is a cake wake... minus ISU.



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    You want to shut him up, tell him you'll bet him $500 and you'll take Northern Illinois straight up



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    08/31/13 vs. Northern Illinois Iowa City, Iowa 2:30 PM
    09/07/13 vs. Missouri State Iowa City, Iowa 11:00 AM
    09/14/13 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa 5:00 PM
    09/21/13 vs. Western Michigan Iowa City, Iowa TBA
    09/28/13 at Minnesota * Minneapolis, Minn. 2:30 PM
    10/05/13 vs. Michigan State * Iowa City, Iowa 11:00 AM
    10/19/13 at Ohio State * Columbus, Ohio 2:30 PM
    10/26/13 vs. Northwestern * Iowa City, Iowa TBA
    11/02/13 vs. Wisconsin * Iowa City, Iowa TBA
    11/09/13 at Purdue * West Lafayette, Ind. TBA
    11/23/13 vs. Michigan * Iowa City, Iowa TBA
    11/29/13 at Nebraska * Lincoln, Neb. 11:00 AM
    L, W, L, W, W?, L, L, L, W (upset), L, L, L

    Take the bet.



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    I'd say see if he'd do a "conference game handicap" and give you a one game difference.

    Or heck, take the bet. I don't think they'll be better than expected....if nothing else, you could double down come bball season.



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    If you can get a clause that says it's a push if neither team goes bowling, I'd take it. If it comes down to that, really...$500 for going 5-7 instead of 4-8? They're both busted seasons.



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    Re: Wagers on the table

    Tough call. I agree with what everyones saying. They play in a crap conference and we have a heck of a tough schedule. He's boasting about some stud fresh rb today because some yahoo from btn is in town and cant believe how good he is. Truth is he was the 82nd best player in Ohio. So typical hawk fan he's feeling extra cocky. Brother or not its hard to respect anything a fan of EIU says. Gonns try and get him to do just the game, if not I am in for the season. I will not back away



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpech56 View Post
    Tough call. I agree with what everyones saying. They play in a crap conference and we have a heck of a tough schedule. He's boasting about some stud fresh rb today because some yahoo from btn is in town and cant believe how good he is. Truth is he was the 82nd best player in Ohio. So typical hawk fan he's feeling extra cocky. Brother or not its hard to respect anything a fan of EIU says. Gonns try and get him to do just the game, if not I am in for the season. I will not back away

    Get the bowl clause...seriously...what'd be worse than losing $500 over a 4-8 season when beaten by a 5-7 season?



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