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    I did my part!

    I am trying to gain perspective after losing to UNI after 58,000 fans clad in cardinal red show up for a long sweltering day, and our team doesn't? It is going to be hard to keep the crowds with play like that. I have been a Cyclone through good times and bad over the years, and just when I sense a glimmer of hope, we lose to a team we never should first game of the season!
    Is this my life as a Cyclone? I should know better. Super great time in the lot before the game, but after, feeling of dread as I walk to the car thinking about all my family and I did to plan, prepare, set up, and showing up 7 1/2 hours early. Asking ourselves was it all worth it? Perspective. It is only a game. A game I love dearly, but there is more to life than football. My family's health and well-being is much more important than football. I will still show up and do my part!



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    Re: I did my part!

    Good attitude. I can say myself that if the UNI game was the worst thing that happened to me this week then I live a pretty good life.



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    Re: I did my part!

    W - L outcomes don't have any decision on my going to the games or not. I bought season tickets and plan to attend all games barring something disastrous (in my life, not on the field.) I survived attending all the home games in the Chizik era so we as fans can weather this.


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    Its been several years since we've had a winning season, But it doesn't mean you cant enjoy them!



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    I was fairly sure that this was the year that I was going to make the trip to Ames... might not happen now I must admit.



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    Re: I did my part!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonebliss View Post
    I am trying to gain perspective after losing to UNI after 58,000 fans clad in cardinal red show up for a long sweltering day, and our team doesn't? It is going to be hard to keep the crowds with play like that. I have been a Cyclone through good times and bad over the years, and just when I sense a glimmer of hope, we lose to a team we never should first game of the season!
    Is this my life as a Cyclone? I should know better. Super great time in the lot before the game, but after, feeling of dread as I walk to the car thinking about all my family and I did to plan, prepare, set up, and showing up 7 1/2 hours early. Asking ourselves was it all worth it? Perspective. It is only a game. A game I love dearly, but there is more to life than football. My family's health and well-being is much more important than football. I will still show up and do my part!


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    Think Oscar Wilde when he said, "every saint has a past, every sinner has a future." But also think Neil Young: the fork in the road, light a candle. Instead of cursing the darkness, let's light a candle for where we're going. This was fantastic for the world. We are better people for having been here. It was absolutely incredible. I'm inspired. I don't know when I'll ever sleep again.

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    Re: I did my part!

    CPR and JP called out the fan base and told us to step up...we have. Now it's their turn.



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    The program doesn't deserve this fan base.


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    Re: I did my part!

    Quote Originally Posted by Goothrey View Post
    The program doesn't deserve this fan base.
    there is more truth there than I would like.


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    Re: I did my part!

    I could be optimistic and say things could be worse...but I'm getting tired of planning out tailgates and trips back to Iowa from across the US to watch our team not show up.



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    Re: I did my part!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonebliss View Post
    I am trying to gain perspective after losing to UNI after 58,000 fans clad in cardinal red show up for a long sweltering day, and our team doesn't? It is going to be hard to keep the crowds with play like that. I have been a Cyclone through good times and bad over the years, and just when I sense a glimmer of hope, we lose to a team we never should first game of the season!
    Is this my life as a Cyclone? I should know better. Super great time in the lot before the game, but after, feeling of dread as I walk to the car thinking about all my family and I did to plan, prepare, set up, and showing up 7 1/2 hours early. Asking ourselves was it all worth it? Perspective. It is only a game. A game I love dearly, but there is more to life than football. My family's health and well-being is much more important than football. I will still show up and do my part!
    I actually said the same to my friend as i left, that I have healthy kids and we have a good life. I love the Cyclones and have seen the good and bad and will keep coming back. I want to win as much as anyone else and want a healthy athletic program for years to come...that is fun for sure!

    I still hear stories of people that bailed by not showing or leaving early for Okie State.



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    Re: I did my part!

    Everyone needs to realize that our team is very young this year. Richardson is still not experienced, our WRs are young and our defense is really young and still learning. I wouldn't really call this a "rebuilding" year, but in a way it is. My expectations were to win 6 games at most this year. If we don't get there, I will not be disappointed because I know good things will come. Just not this season... Next year we have Richardson (with a full year as a starter under his belt) throwing to Lazard, Montgomery, Bundrage, Daley, West etc... One thing I would like to see Sam work on is using his TEs a little better. Luke Knott and Charlie Rogers are going to be really good!! And we have them for the next 4 years.


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    I went to every game during the Chiz years. Not going to stop now.....



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    Re: I did my part!

    Quote Originally Posted by Goothrey View Post
    The program doesn't deserve this fan base.
    Lame. If the program doesn't deserve you then GTFO.


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    Re: I did my part!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry4Cy View Post
    CPR and JP called out the fan base and told us to step up...we have. Now it's their turn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goothrey View Post
    The program doesn't deserve this fan base.
    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Lame. If the program doesn't deserve you then GTFO.
    Actually, he's not wrong. The program asked the fans to step up, and they have. Record season tickets have sold, donations are at all time highs. The fan support has never been better. Now it's time for the program to step it up, or the support is going to disappear.


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