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    Re: Fan since 1963

    If you survived 1983-1997, I have confidence you will survive this "low point" in Cyclone football history...



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    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Mess and Co need to go, but one down year in five is no reason to lose your mind.
    Not to pile on with the negativity, but one could easily argue that each of the last five years has been a down year, especially considering where most people want this program to be. At some point, I would like to see us finish above .500, win more than 3 league games and rise above 8th place, and not get humiliated in a bowl game against an opponent from a lesser conference.

    I want to see this program get to a point where seasons like 2009 are considered "down" years.


    Last edited by MarkCorrigan; 10-29-2013 at 10:09 PM.
    There are systems for a reason in this world...economic stability, interest rates, growth. It's not all a conspiracy to keep you in little boxes, alright? It's only the miracle of consumer capitalism that means you're not lying in your own s**t, dying at 43 with rotten teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclone View Post
    You've invested 50 years and this year is enough to push you over the edge?
    He is running out of time.


    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
    Let my Fred's Four Horsemen ride: Georges, Hogue, Nader, and McKay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkCorrigan View Post
    Not to pile on with the negativity, but one could easily argue that each of the last five years has been a down year, especially considering where most people want this program to be. At some point, I would like to see us finish above .500, win more than 3 league games and rise above 8th place, and not get humiliated in a bowl game against an opponent from a lesser conference.
    We could add two more teams resulting in a softer schedule....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    We could add two more teams resulting in a softer schedule....
    We could join the MAC, too.

    Or, we could just stop making excuses and start beating more teams in the Big 12.


    There are systems for a reason in this world...economic stability, interest rates, growth. It's not all a conspiracy to keep you in little boxes, alright? It's only the miracle of consumer capitalism that means you're not lying in your own s**t, dying at 43 with rotten teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Mess and Co need to go, but one down year in five is no reason to lose your mind.
    So six wins is the top of the mountain at ISU? A winning conference season is impossible then I suppose?



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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkCorrigan View Post
    Not to pile on with the negativity, but one could easily argue that each of the last five years has been a down year, especially considering where most people want this program to be. At some point, I would like to see us finish above .500, win more than 3 league games and rise above 8th place, and not get humiliated in a bowl game against an opponent from a lesser conference.

    I want to see this program get to a point where seasons like 2009 are considered "down" years.
    We were told on the call in show last night by Pollard to have low expectations since we are Iowa State



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    Re: Fan since 1963

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
    (Read that with a JFK accent.)



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    Re: Fan since 1963

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    We were told on the call in show last night by Pollard to have low expectations since we are Iowa State
    what?



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    Re: Fan since 1963

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkCorrigan View Post
    We could join the MAC, too.

    Or, we could just stop making excuses and start beating more teams in the Big 12.
    Yes, and being irrational is not going to make that happen. The first four years were not the goal, but it was a decent start. Almost everyone realized going into Year 5 we needed changes on offense and that this was going to be a down year. Program growth is not monotonic.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GWad View Post
    I have seen this so many times in the last 50 years. The excuses are injuries and we are soooo young. We hear, 'wait until next year' and,.... 'good fans should hold steady and stay the course' For me. it's just too many times and I refuse to fall for it again. It is clear that this is the beginning of the end for this staff. One (maybe 2) more wins this year and, with luck, four wins next year with few in the stands for the last 3 home games. Hope will be lost so we will need a new coach. With the new guy and staff, Hopes get raised, fail, cycle and repeat. After all, -- We are Iowa State! Ugg, evermore nevermore.
    All that life experience, yet still throwing a tantrum. Good job.



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    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Yes, and being irrational is not going to make that happen. The first four years were not the goal, but it was a decent start. Almost everyone realized going into Year 5 we needed changes on offense and that this was going to be a down year. Program growth is not monotonic.
    What exactly is irrational about wanting more than a .500 finish within a span of five years?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    what?
    Said at Iowa State you can't expect 9 wins a year, but then went on to say we need to compare ourselves to teams like Kansas State or Wisconson which makes no sense since both expect 10 win seasons. I about fell out of my chair. When I played football we expected to win every game are the Iowa State players not to expect a win every game? If not, what exactly are they playing for.



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    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    Said at Iowa State you can't expect 9 wins a year, but then went on to say we need to compare ourselves to teams like Kansas State or Wisconson which makes no sense since both expect 10 win seasons. I about fell out of my chair. When I played football we expected to win every game are the Iowa State players not to expect a win every game? If not, what exactly are they playing for.
    If that's true that seems worrisome.



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