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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Congrats. It takes a special kind of pathetic to relish in a college athlete losing a season to injury.
    That's not at all how I meant it, but thank you for pointing out the poor phrasing. I should have had a second look before I posted it. I fixed it for you and your sensitive eyes.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Their backups are a top 100 recruit and a kid that looks like Dante Culpepper 2.0, they'll be fine.


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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    That's not at all how I meant it, but thank you for pointing out the poor phrasing. I should have had a second look before I posted it. I fixed it for you and your sensitive eyes.
    I don't doubt that you didn't mean it that way. Just strikes me as a bit obscene when people let their fandom get in the way of simple decency. Heard plenty of ISU fans take pleasure when Stanzi wrecked his ankle against NW, and I'm sure plenty of bonehead Iowa fans would do the same at a Cyclone injury. Sad.

    My sensitive eyes are forever grateful.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    Cant contain the funny...LOL.

    Sucks for the player...but Hillarious for the Big Ten.
    It's kind of sad that one player on one team goes down in the Big 10 and the whole conference's chances at the playoff go with him. How did it ever get that weak?



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyFive View Post
    It's kind of sad that one player on one team goes down in the Big 10 and the whole conference's chances at the playoff go with him. How did it ever get that weak?
    Because of course we can know that at this point. Funny, all the mocking of the B1G even though ISU would be just as much of a bottom dweller there as it is in the Big 12.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Feel horrible for Braxton, super bad luck, but it couldn't have happened to a better team.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    You're awfully sensitive tonight Gonzo. Your namesake would be laughing.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    You're awfully sensitive tonight Gonzo. Your namesake would be laughing.
    You're probably right. Should get the .45 out and try taking out some crows off the back deck.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Because of course we can know that at this point. Funny, all the mocking of the B1G even though ISU would be just as much of a bottom dweller there as it is in the Big 12.

    Ya probably big deal. Iowa would not be a top feeder in the Big 12 either, big whoop wanna fight about it? And the B10 has been a mockery for years adding sweet home games in IC against Rutgers and Maryland justify that.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Because of course we can know that at this point. Funny, all the mocking of the B1G even though ISU would be just as much of a bottom dweller there as it is in the Big 12.
    Maybe, maybe not. But for all the prestige that we're told Big 10 football has, it's on a pretty flimsy foundation if one player on one team goes down and all of a sudden the entire conference's strength of schedule is in question. Do you not agree? That's how it's being written about today by national media. Does that apply in any other conference? Pac 12, no. Big 12, no. SEC, definitely no. ACC, maybe you could make a case for Winston I guess.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyFive View Post
    Maybe, maybe not. But for all the prestige that we're told Big 10 football has, it's on a pretty flimsy foundation if one player on one team goes down and all of a sudden the entire conference's strength of schedule is in question. Do you not agree? That's how it's being written about today by national media. Does that apply in any other conference? Pac 12, no. Big 12, no. SEC, definitely no. ACC, maybe you could make a case for Winston I guess.
    It's preseason. People don't know *****. Obviously it's a popular storyline and narrative. Miller clearly was the best player in the conference heading into this season. But I don't get what you mean by all the prestige about B1G football. That's been waning for the past several years. The weakness of the B1G is way overplayed. We're lagging behind the SEC and the Big 12 and probably the Pac 12, but it's closer than most think. Last year Iowa was coming off a 4-8 season and everyone was picking them to finish last in their division, and they got 8 wins and finished 2nd in the division to an outstanding MSU team. Typical reactionary thinking from idiots who don't have a clue. If you think Braxton Miller is the only player in the B1G worth anything, or that OSU and Urban Meyer are ill equipped to adjust, I think you're kidding yourself.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    It's preseason. People don't know *****. Obviously it's a popular storyline and narrative. Miller clearly was the best player in the conference heading into this season. But I don't get what you mean by all the prestige about B1G football. That's been waning for the past several years. The weakness of the B1G is way overplayed. We're lagging behind the SEC and the Big 12 and probably the Pac 12, but it's closer than most think. Last year Iowa was coming off a 4-8 season and everyone was picking them to finish last in their division, and they got 8 wins and finished 2nd in the division to an outstanding MSU team. Typical reactionary thinking from idiots who don't have a clue. If you think Braxton Miller is the only player in the B1G worth anything, or that OSU and Urban Meyer are ill equipped to adjust, I think you're kidding yourself.

    That word needs to be changed to "decades".



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Ya probably big deal. Iowa would not be a top feeder in the Big 12 either, big whoop wanna fight about it? And the B10 has been a mockery for years adding sweet home games in IC against Rutgers and Maryland justify that.
    Yes, The little Big could have added some good teams, They care only about money.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

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    You're awfully sensitive tonight Gonzo. Your namesake would be laughing.
    My exact thought I was reading this thread. Man, I love that guy.



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    Re: Braxton Miller OUT for season

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    It's preseason. People don't know *****. Obviously it's a popular storyline and narrative. Miller clearly was the best player in the conference heading into this season. But I don't get what you mean by all the prestige about B1G football. That's been waning for the past several years. The weakness of the B1G is way overplayed. We're lagging behind the SEC and the Big 12 and probably the Pac 12, but it's closer than most think. Last year Iowa was coming off a 4-8 season and everyone was picking them to finish last in their division, and they got 8 wins and finished 2nd in the division to an outstanding MSU team. Typical reactionary thinking from idiots who don't have a clue. If you think Braxton Miller is the only player in the B1G worth anything, or that OSU and Urban Meyer are ill equipped to adjust, I think you're kidding yourself.
    In some ways though, couldn't the bolder be even more proof of a weaker Big10?

    Personally, whenever ISU finished tied for the North title, I still attribute it to a weak division, not a remarkably stronger team than expected. This may not be the case, but I would say over-all a lot o teams had a shot at 2nd place last year, but it wasn't because I felt any of them were overly strong teams.



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