Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42
  1. #1
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 11,720, Level: 32
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 230
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    292
    Points
    11,720
    Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 8

    This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    I thought back to our annual "big win" since CPR arrived. There was a pretty significant story line around each. I think there is a perfect storm forming for tomorrow's game:


    • 2009. Beat Nebraska 9-7. Terrible weather day. Nebraska commited 8 turnovers and we get out with the win.
    • 2010. Beat Texas 28-21. Story line (in hindsight) turned out to be that we were the better team. Texas went on to a losing record. Crazy to think of with the difference in resources and the recent history they had at the time.
    • 2011. The biggest of them all. Beat Oklahoma State 37-31 in an amazing game. Story line, which was the biggest story in sports that day, was the plane crash that killed 2 Ok State women's basketball coach that morning. Some thought (as I recall) to not playing the game?
    • 2012. Beat TCU 37-23 just days after the college footbbal world's biggest story was that Casey Pachall, TCU's possible all-conference QB was off the team and entering rehab. We got Boykin in his first start and took advantage of it.


    I think there is a combination of a lot working in our favor. One of the biggest stories in college football right now is the foregone conclusion that Mack Brown will be let go in light of their AD's departure (2011-2012 similarity with the distraction). Their QB is hurt and not playing (see 2012). The weather is suppose to be bad (see 2009-Texas turnovers, anyone?). And, looking at their results thus far, maybe we're as good a team (2010). Anyone with me?



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 140,561, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CyFan61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    7,177
    Points
    140,561
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 336
    Given: 102

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    I hope this is not the signature win of the season. It would similar to 2010 which ended up disappointingly. UT was not good that year and is not good this year.



  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 265,570, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    14,033
    Points
    265,570
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 540
    Given: 133

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    I would not consider this a signature win, and I don't consider TCU last year one either.

    A signature win, for me, is a game that going into, I give ISU zero chance to win, and they win it. That has only happened three times for me (Nebraska '09, Texas '10, OSU '11)



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 41,948, Level: 63
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 1,002
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    3,273
    Points
    41,948
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 189
    Given: 76

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    Nope, this will be an ugly win on a rainy night and it will happen when Wally's defense proves how tough they are. The signature win will come when we upset Baylor in Waco. A lot of you don't think it will happen, but you didn't see the Nebraska in '09, Texas in '10, or Okie State in '12 happening either.



  5. #5
    Starter
    Points: 24,169, Level: 47
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 381
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    ISUagger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    927
    Points
    24,169
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 18

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    Not signature, but still one we desperately need nonetheless.



  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 135,545, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Judoka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Timbuktu
    Posts
    10,280
    Points
    135,545
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 302
    Given: 272

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    I hope we win, but I also hope it isn't our "signature win" like in 2010 and 2012. In 2010 we beat a really bad Texas team and in 2012 we caught a TCU team on the one week of the season we had a chance of beating them. I want this to just be another win. I want the "signature" win to be against Baylor or, better yet, Oklahoma.



  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 60,714, Level: 76
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 936
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cycloneG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Off the grid
    Posts
    3,635
    Points
    60,714
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 53
    Given: 14

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    I would not consider this a signature win, and I don't consider TCU last year one either.

    A signature win, for me, is a game that going into, I give ISU zero chance to win, and they win it. That has only happened three times for me (Nebraska '09, Texas '10, OSU '11)
    I'd include the TCU game. It was the first road win against a team in the top 15 since 1977. It snapped TCU's twelve game winning streak which was the longest active streak at the time.


    I don't think I'm alone when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system.

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 237,177, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points1 year registeredSocial
    klamath632's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    8,647
    Points
    237,177
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 296
    Given: 220

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by isu81 View Post
    Anyone with me?
    Nobody in Las Vegas is, that's for sure. I've learned that if you give in to unrealistic expectations, you are just setting yourself up for more disappointment than you would have had if you had just expected nothing at all. (Translation: it sucks sometimes to be an ISU fan.)

    I will not join you in predicting a win over Texas. If it does happen, the glow of victory it will be that much sweeter.


    Quote Originally Posted by John F. Kennedy
    not because they are easy, but because they are hard ... because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win....

  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 178,701, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    12,639
    Points
    178,701
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 85
    Given: 336

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    May be a win, but not a "signature", the way UT has been playing.

    Plenty of other opportunities for "signature" wins--and why should there have to be only one in a season?




    Paul Rhoads' players never quit.
    (They just disappear offseason)


  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 237,177, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience Points1 year registeredSocial
    klamath632's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    8,647
    Points
    237,177
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 296
    Given: 220

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    May be a win, but not a "signature", the way UT has been playing.

    Plenty of other opportunities for "signature" wins--and why should there have to be only one in a season?
    If we do have a signature win, please let it be against Oklahoma.


    Quote Originally Posted by John F. Kennedy
    not because they are easy, but because they are hard ... because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win....

  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 98,397, Level: 97
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 653
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tejasclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    5,800
    Points
    98,397
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 31

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    Winning this game would be "signature" only with regard to the name of the athletic department we'd be defeating. The one I want the most is Oklahoma. I hope see that W sometime before I die (I was alive in 1990 but only 5 years old).



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 31,844, Level: 54
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 106
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience PointsSocial
    EYEoftheSTORM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    2,331
    Points
    31,844
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 8

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    You need to just shut the hell UP!!! The last time we predicted a win vs. a team named Texas we were punked by punk named J'Covan Brown in the XII tourney.. So just keep your little mouth shut!





    I WAS THERE!!!!!!

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 191,712, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Bret44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Hampton, IA
    Posts
    8,249
    Points
    191,712
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,058
    Given: 612

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by EYEoftheSTORM View Post
    You need to just shut the hell UP!!! The last time we predicted a win vs. a team named Texas we were punked by punk named J'Covan Brown in the XII tourney.. So just keep your little mouth shut!

    You meeting up with your lady friend after the game Eye?


    “They're very, very hard to guard,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said. “They're really good. And with Niang in the middle kind of wheeling and all those guys spreading you out, they're kind of a nightmare matchup. And they're men. They're really men.”


  14. #14
    Rookie
    Points: 19,270, Level: 42
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 580
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    CY22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    418
    Points
    19,270
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    I agree with most of the sentiment above about this just being another win should we come out on top.

    Granted, if we absolutely dominate on both sides of the ball and win decisively (MOV > 21 pts) AND Mack Brown gets the axe then yeah, I'd call it a signature win.



  15. #15
    Rookie
    Points: 5,190, Level: 21
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 360
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered5000 Experience Points
    RoseBowlBound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Iowa City via WDM
    Posts
    476
    Points
    5,190
    Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 2

    Re: This is 2013's Signature Win!!!

    It would be a solid win against a big program. If this is the signature win for 2013, things could get pretty bad.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM