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    Who we really are, and that's okay

    I'm right with everyone that's frustrated with how these last two games have gone, but quite honestly, let's really look at this objectively. Yea, we started out 14-0 and were top 10, but were we ever really a top 10 team, probably not. First, we had all the breaks go our way during those games, and most years, we come out of that 11-3(Iowa, UNI and BYU or Boise all should have been losses), and that would still be a nice record and really an accurate reflection of how good we are. Now, it may seem like I'm dogging us, but I'm actually complimenting what Fred has accomplished. Look back to last year and what we lost. Look at how we felt about this team preseason, I believe most people felt that we were a team that COULD, not would, get to the NCAAs now that Kane showed up. Now look at what we accomplished. Quite honestly I feel this team overachieved this year and outside the WV game, really has been in every game. Summary, I really won't be surprised if OSU beats us on Sat, they're hot, we're not, and we just aren't as good as them, and I'm fine with that. That being said, Hilton could swing things in our favor. Either way, if you would have said before the season that we go 22-8, with a 10-8 conference record, I've have taken that home like a prom date! Let's enjoy the season, regardless of what we were, are or if we're ranked. Three years in a row in the Big Dance, a lot of big wins and great action against good teams, and a style that's fun to watch. If this team gets you down, think back to McDs run here, that should be good therapy.



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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    Ya, we grabbed a couple of freebies early in their year, and have missed a couple of good opportunities lately. I think we aren't as good as the two previous years, at this point in the season, but because we were so good early in the year, we'll get a better seed, which should help us get of the first weekend hopefully.



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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    I'm sorry, but I refuse to believe this team loses to OSU at home. Since their 7 game losing streak they have bounced back nicely but by mostly playing at home. They did beat TCU on the road, but big deal. I refuse to believe they come in Hilton and win and refuse to believe they are a better team.



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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    OSU is not a better team. We've already beaten them at full strength on their home court...derp



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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    Good post, OP. Baylor is really good, but they just sucked it for a while - who hasn't. Win or lose against OSU, it's been a good season.



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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    Quote Originally Posted by clonetil01 View Post
    I'm right with everyone that's frustrated with how these last two games have gone, but quite honestly, let's really look at this objectively. Yea, we started out 14-0 and were top 10, but were we ever really a top 10 team, probably not. First, we had all the breaks go our way during those games, and most years, we come out of that 11-3(Iowa, UNI and BYU or Boise all should have been losses), and that would still be a nice record and really an accurate reflection of how good we are. Now, it may seem like I'm dogging us, but I'm actually complimenting what Fred has accomplished. Look back to last year and what we lost. Look at how we felt about this team preseason, I believe most people felt that we were a team that COULD, not would, get to the NCAAs now that Kane showed up. Now look at what we accomplished. Quite honestly I feel this team overachieved this year and outside the WV game, really has been in every game. Summary, I really won't be surprised if OSU beats us on Sat, they're hot, we're not, and we just aren't as good as them, and I'm fine with that. That being said, Hilton could swing things in our favor. Either way, if you would have said before the season that we go 22-8, with a 10-8 conference record, I've have taken that home like a prom date! Let's enjoy the season, regardless of what we were, are or if we're ranked. Three years in a row in the Big Dance, a lot of big wins and great action against good teams, and a style that's fun to watch. If this team gets you down, think back to McDs run here, that should be good therapy.
    Seriously, I can't stand fans like you. Oh we're Iowa State, we should just be happy we're competitive. We're overachieving to be where we are right now. Go find another team to root for, lulz


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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    Reading between the lines, this is what you're saying, OP:

    I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.


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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBroncos View Post
    Seriously, I can't stand fans like you. Oh we're Iowa State, we should just be happy we're competitive. We're overachieving to be where we are right now. Go find another team to root for, lulz
    Absolutely. Need more fans like you. I can't stand those who are OK with mediocrity. Not that ISU is mediocre this season. Still way above mediocre.



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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    It's another middle of the pack Big 12 team. Enjoy the home games and look away when Hilton is closed

    Like last year's team. Maybe have a fun NCAA weekend and then on to spring football



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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    Quote Originally Posted by KnappShack View Post
    It's another middle of the pack Big 12 team. Enjoy the home games and look away when Hilton is closed

    Like last year's team. Maybe have a fun NCAA weekend and then on to spring football
    What a depressing attitude you have.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyinthenorth View Post
    Absolutely. Need more fans like you. I can't stand those who are OK with mediocrity. Not that ISU is mediocre this season. Still way above mediocre.
    Yeah i just can't handle sunshine pumping after games like tonight and at West Virginia


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyinthenorth View Post
    What a depressing attitude you have.
    Jamaal Tinsley: "It's just another gym."

    This team hasn't shown that attitude. That's what it takes to play 4+ games in the NCAA tournament. I'm hopeful for the Elite 8, but I wouldn't put money on it.


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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    Quote Originally Posted by KnappShack View Post
    It's another middle of the pack Big 12 team. Enjoy the home games and look away when Hilton is closed

    Like last year's team. Maybe have a fun NCAA weekend and then on to spring football
    You're that guy who's cool with the football team going 0-12 because you get to tailgate 6 or 7 times a year. Glad to have you onboard


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    Re: Who we really are, and that's okay

    This team is still a sweet sixteen team with upside. I'll be disappointed if we aren't playing the second weekend.



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