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    ISU Athletics tweet

    Looks like JP/Malchow are trying to troll our friends from the east again with this latest tweet. And yes this is actually from the official ISU twitter account.

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    Two dozen schools will play January bowl games. Itís not the same achievement as it once was. http://ow.ly/rYJJL


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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    Don't like it. Makes ISU look silly. The response will be "ohh yeah? Where is ISU playing?"


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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    Embarrassing


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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    While what they said is absolutely true, this just comes across as sour grapes.



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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    Wow embarrassing all we do is 6-6, if we played on New Year's Day there would be a parade in Ames



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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    I'd just like to be at a bowl game.



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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Don't like it. Makes ISU look silly. The response will be "ohh yeah? Where is ISU playing?"
    Agreed. Tacky and passive aggressive. Also, you know if we were going to a Jan. Bowl it'd be some spin like "This is the first January bowl and blah blah blah" and we certainly wouldn't water down the achievement.



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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    This is stupid. I hate when Iowa State does this type of thing. Same with the billboards in CR too.

    Nothing screams "Little Brother Syndrome" more than stupid stuff like this.

    How about we just make New Year's Day bowls instead of disparaging them for once? What an idea!


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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Don't like it. Makes ISU look silly. The response will be "ohh yeah? Where is ISU playing?"
    Perhaps, but I don't think that is the message that is being conveyed. I doubt JP would make such a statement otherwise.

    I think the idea is this: if we played a non conference schedule loaded with cupcakes (as many BCS schools do), and beat only the bottom 3-4 teams in the conference, we'd be going to a bowl. Is doing so that big of an accomplishment? I dont think JP is trying to diminish what other teams have done to get there, but maybe some perspective will help our fans understand that for us to get to bowl eligibility, we must beat at least a couple good teams to get there and remember, we play more conference games than that of say, the Big10.

    However, trying to make this point while our team is sitting at home watching bowls is not good form.



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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Don't like it. Makes ISU look silly. The response will be "ohh yeah? Where is ISU playing?"
    Which is the winning response. No point to firing off from defeat.


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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    I chuckled when I saw it, but at the same time I know that when Iowa State makes a January bowl game, the Athletics Department will never shut up about it.

    We could make one of those bowls that's after most of the BCS games like the Compass Bowl or GoDaddy Bowl and we'd still brag about qualifying for a January bowl game.

    I remember last year the Heart of Dallas Bowl was a potential spot for us to land in. That's even a New Year's Day Bowl! (It's also the only bowl game that's broadcast on ESPNU... but we wouldn't have heard about that.)



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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by temperflare View Post
    Perhaps, but I don't think that is the message that is being conveyed. I doubt JP would make such a statement otherwise.

    I think the idea is this: if we played a non conference schedule loaded with cupcakes (as many BCS schools do), and beat only the bottom 3-4 teams in the conference, we'd be going to a bowl. Is doing so that big of an accomplishment? I dont think JP is trying to diminish what other teams have done to get there, but maybe some perspective will help our fans understand that for us to get to bowl eligibility, we must beat at least a couple good teams to get there and remember, we play more conference games than that of say, the Big10.

    However, trying to make this point while our team is sitting at home watching bowls is not good form.
    This was not JP saying this, it was some college age staffer.


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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    This was not JP saying this, it was some college age staffer.
    This is an entry from Steve Malchow's blog who is a Senior Associate AD for Communications. Definitely not a college age staffer. He's a JP direct report.



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    Re: ISU Athletics tweet

    This would be the equivalent of Iowa's associate AD last year tweeting something like.... "making the 2nd round of the NCAA Tourney in MBB isn't really a big deal anymore."

    How would that have gone over in Cyclone nation.



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