Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Prospect
    Points: 3,207, Level: 16
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 243
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    LaVerne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3
    Points
    3,207
    Level
    16
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 14

    ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    So says this guy who is "translating the World Cup into American."

    http://theunlikelyfan.blogspot.com/2...world-cup.html

    Will they win? No, definitely not. Probably not ever. but the fans donít care, because right now they canít believe their luck: the team is being coached by their most beloved player ever. Just like the teams he graced as a younger man, the favorite son has this team playing the right way. Unflappably. Relentlessly. No matter how overmatched they seem to be.



  2. #2
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 8,957, Level: 28
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 393
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    StratCY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    279
    Points
    8,957
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 89
    Given: 93

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    Other than the "not winning ever" part, I actually liked it



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 75,096, Level: 85
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 1,454
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassVeteran
    NATEizKING's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hilton
    Posts
    6,934
    Points
    75,096
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 294
    Given: 403

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    Nope:

    Will they win? No, definitely not. Probably not ever. but the fans don’t care, because right now they can’t believe their luck: the team is being coached by their most beloved player ever. Just like the teams he graced as a younger man, the favorite son has this team playing the right way. Unflappably. Relentlessly. No matter how overmatched they seem to be.



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 23,816, Level: 47
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 734
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Newton Ia
    Posts
    2,376
    Points
    23,816
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 0

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaVerne View Post
    So says this guy who is "translating the World Cup into American."

    http://theunlikelyfan.blogspot.com/2...world-cup.html
    Dumb. Seemed like a dis



  5. #5
    Walk On
    Points: 5,292, Level: 21
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 258
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered5000 Experience Points
    MuseumFaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    187
    Points
    5,292
    Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 103

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    I thought that the article was fun with some interesting connections.


    "Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." -George Washington Carver

  6. #6
    Prospect
    Points: 3,271, Level: 16
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 179
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    70
    Points
    3,271
    Level
    16
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 41

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    I hope not based on outcome of games. You might be able to compare it to the team CFH's first season or just some of the background on favorite player coming back to coach, never winning etc., but I don't know if I see much similarities with the teams now. South Korea is one of the worst ranked teams in the field this year and they can't seem to find a way to finish. They seem to have been on a consistent decline since their 2002 run when they hosted. Korea's team chemistry is pretty poor and there seems to be quite a bit of miscommunication in their play.



  7. #7
    Asst. Regional Manager
    Points: 244,031, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mj4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    17,395
    Points
    244,031
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 811
    Given: 790

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    At least we're being thought of....think about that.


    @RandomGeoFacts

  8. #8
    Walk On
    Points: 5,292, Level: 21
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 258
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered5000 Experience Points
    MuseumFaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    187
    Points
    5,292
    Level
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 103

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    Maybe this opens up a pipeline to the rich South Korea bball recruiting market. ;)


    "Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." -George Washington Carver

  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 31,106, Level: 54
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 844
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    abe2010's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    State Center, IA
    Posts
    1,282
    Points
    31,106
    Level
    54
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 200
    Given: 38

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    Quote Originally Posted by MuseumFaux View Post
    Maybe this opens up a pipeline to the rich South Korea bball recruiting market. ;)
    yeah but how reliable are the rankings from South Korea (starzzzz???)



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 86,323, Level: 91
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 1,127
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,901
    Points
    86,323
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 287
    Given: 52

    Re: ISU MBB team = South Korea World Cup team?

    Iowa = New Zealand. Lost their play-in game.


    ďScience investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.Ē

    Martin Luther King Jr.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM