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    What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    What kinds of things would people be posting about if this site was around at a different point in time? I keep thinking about how crazy this site would have been in the mid 90's. I also think the site would have melted down around 2000 with the success of the mens and womens basketball teams and the football team.

    First, I'm sure there would be a Mega thread about the hiring of Dan McCarney (former Hawkeye player and long time assistant coach) as our football coach. After 10+ straight years (at the time) of losing to the Hawks, I'm sure many on here would have been very disappointed by this hire because it had a 'if you can't beat them, join them' feel to it.

    Second, I would have been very disappointed with the hire of Tim Floyd and watching him bring in a bunch of no name players like:
    Willoughby---who was a 6th man at the University of New Orleans and only averaged 4 points/game
    Cato---South Alabama transfer who averaged 6 points and 4 rebs a game his freshman year
    Kenny Pratt---a 6'3" POWER FORWARD? Juco transfer
    Shawn Bankhead---Juco transfer that chose ISU over Idaho State



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    I remember looking at my roommate's computer in '98 and asking what he was so consumed with on the relatively new fangled interwebz. It was the ISU rivals network site pre-millennium. I thought it was cool but even though I was a big fan I doubted I'd ever get sucked in to message boards like that, fun to read once in a while but never participate…WRONG.



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    I remember looking at my roommate's computer in '98 and asking what he was so consumed with on the relatively new fangled interwebz. It was the ISU rivals network site pre-millennium. I thought it was cool but even though I was a big fan I doubted I'd ever get sucked in to message boards like that, fun to read once in a while but never participate…WRONG.
    10,000 posts later




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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    A megathread about how badly Troy Davis got screwed over in the Heisman voting...twice.



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    Mich St. game . . .



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    A megathread about how badly Troy Davis got screwed over in the Heisman voting...twice.
    THIS



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    Something something Pop Warner




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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    Back in the day (early 1990s), there were the USENET groups ia.sport.college, isu.sport.basketball, and isu.sport.football. Real names were used as well...


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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    FIRE DAN MCARNEY!!!!

    We'll never win a game in the new Big XII

    Dan McCarney for NCOY

    Beginning of a dynasty..

    We are going to rule the Big XII

    We're going to win the national championship.

    We'll never win again.

    Fire Dan McCarney!!!



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Back in the day (early 1990s), there were the USENET groups ia.sport.college, isu.sport.basketball, and isu.sport.football. Real names were used as well...
    I still use one of those, but not for sports. alt.video.laserdisc
    makes sense that nerds obsessed with 80s/90s tech still use and 80s/90s web forum



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    McCarney's head would have been called for. If you want to go way back my guess is a lot of people wouldn't have been happy with Earle Bruce's three straight four win seasons after Johnny Major's success.



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    The Hornacek game-winning jumper in the NCAA tournament would have brought down the internet with the amount of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'s from CF alone.



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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    I can't believe no one has mentioned what would have been the biggest mega thread ever on CF:









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    Re: What if Cyclone Fanatic existed at an earlier time?

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I can't believe no one has mentioned what would have been the biggest mega thread ever on CF:







    Ever the photoshop nerd, I remember opening those suckers back when they hit and pathetically searching for obvious signs they were shopped. Rather pathetic but it was my first instinct.



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