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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    This thread has turned into an absurd display of the idiocy of the average sports message board poster. the most popular sport in the world is gay. Yay isolationism. Also, there was a time where college sports where not about the cash, but the sport. Bemoaning this loss is not necessarilly a bad thing. If we are left with only football and basketball as college sports we are not better for it. Sorry if I think giving more incentives to idiots like Geno Smith is not great for all involved.
    How long after non revenue college sports wither away are posters on this board and across America bemoaning the decline of the US's Olympic competitiveness?


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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    This thread has turned into an absurd display of the idiocy of the average sports message board poster. the most popular sport in the world is gay. Yay isolationism. Also, there was a time where college sports where not about the cash, but the sport. Bemoaning this loss is not necessarilly a bad thing. If we are left with only football and basketball as college sports we are not better for it. Sorry if I think giving more incentives to idiots like Geno Smith is not great for all involved.
    Run, here come the posters from the Premier League thread!!!!! And they're wearing their short shorts!!!


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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    Run, here come the posters from the Premier League thread!!!!! And they're wearing their short shorts!!!
    Heres a tip. Never leave Iowa. Ever. Your mind may explode.



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    You saying there were no college sports before football and basketball game around?
    I don't know, were there? Why is that even relevant now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    This isn't about club sports. I used that merely as a personal example. Any sport not named basketball/football will likely lose funding, along with ticket prices and season ticket prices rising a decent amount.
    You didn't read the article did you?



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Heres a tip. Never leave Iowa. Ever. Your mind may explode.
    Too late, it was scary so I came back.


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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

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    You didn't read the article did you?
    "We'll have to pass those costs on to our fans," Pollard said. "There's just no other way about it."



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    "We'll have to pass those costs on to our fans," Pollard said. "There's just no other way about it."

    Which is ironic since he had no problem finding $600K to give to CFH. I have no problem with him giving Fred the raise, but seems ironic that there is some hand wringing in finding this amount to give to the athletes.



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

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    Heres a tip. Never leave Iowa. Ever. Your mind may explode.

    Wait...you're listing Borger, TX...which is about as BFE as you can get in Texas, and you're saying Iowa is uncultured?




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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    Run, here come the posters from the Premier League thread!!!!! And they're wearing their short shorts!!!
    I just flopped here at the office! Soccer sympathy flop!

    Remember, I could never play soccer because I can't run that long. Heard that right after an 18 mile run back in the day.



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Heres a tip. Never leave Iowa. Ever. Your mind may explode.
    Lol, tough all worldly guy checking in from Borger, TX.



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    This thread has turned into an absurd display of the idiocy of the average sports message board poster. the most popular sport in the world is gay. Yay isolationism. Also, there was a time where college sports where not about the cash, but the sport. Bemoaning this loss is not necessarilly a bad thing. If we are left with only football and basketball as college sports we are not better for it. Sorry if I think giving more incentives to idiots like Geno Smith is not great for all involved.
    If we're left with football and basketball as the only sports, no, we're not better for it. But CFB for schools like ISU, KSU and Baylor are about survival now. The end of major college football at Iowa State is the end of the athletic department as we know it. We're either with the Big 5 or we're toast.

    It sucks. I wish I could go back and somehow keep Earle Bruce at ISU and change the course of our FB history but I can't.


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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Wait...you're listing Borger, TX...which is about as BFE as you can get in Texas, and you're saying Iowa is uncultured?

    Well, often posters here demonstrate lack understanding for sports culture outside of the upper Midwest. ISU has been in the Big 12 for nearly 20 years, yet posters still freak out when the southern MBB games aren't packed. Many also don't understand the importance of baseball in the south.



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5



    Wait, is this not the off-season gif thread?



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    I never said someone was forcing me to play my sport. I love my sport, or I wouldnt still be playing it...

    What I'm saying is, once you give football and basketball the golden faucet, there is no incentive to the athletic departement to care at all about anything else. We get certain benefits from athletics right now, but that will probably be gone if they are looking for cuts.

    Do football and basketball make money? yes. Does that mean we shun the rest of the athletic world in order to coddle these players like babies and give them huge paychecks? In my opinion, no.
    Hey man can I have $10,000? No need for you to hog all the money you make. I would like some. Not going to do anything for it though.



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    Re: JP in the DMR talking about reorganizing the big 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    You saying there were no college sports before football and basketball game around?
    Were there scholarships before football and basketball supported them? If there were, where did that money come from? Find that source and get it again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skidoosh View Post
    There is no "real team" at this college. Only club.

    But hey, keep attacking the person and not the problem. That's cool too.
    So what is your claim to the money that the football players and basketball players generate to run your club? Is it any greater than if I started an ultimate frisbee club? Should we have the same $$ given to us?



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