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    CHOOSING Iowa State

    I completely disagree with Jon on his 'Choosing' diatribe. I grew up in Northern Iowa where everyone was a Hawk fan. So was I. i went to Iowa State due to other family being there, etc - even though i still preferred the hawkeyes. By the time i was a sophomore, i was die-hard ISU, and no longer a fan of Iowa. Call is a wearing down, or whatever, but I 'CHOSE' to then be a fan of ISU, and it has been growing ever since.

    At first i still liked the hawks, but that feeling has since gone away and I now can't stand them!

    So there Jon!



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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    I completely agree. I don't think his point is valid at all. I grew up in SE Iowa, where everyone is a hawkeye fan. I grew up a hawkeye fan until later when I "chose" to become a cyclone fan after going to basketball and football games in Ames.


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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    I am a former Husker fan, went to ISU. I was shown the light there. Now live in Omaha. I chose Iowa State and still choose Iowa State.



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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    I didn't hear what's being discussed, but...

    Living on the east side of the state is the primary reason I became a Cyclone fan.



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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    I have to admit I turned off JDM when he went on that diatribe. His plea of "Please Iowa, don't do anything like this" sounded like sour grapes to me. Once again, ADJP and his minions have trumped the foes to the east by showing that they are willing to provide ISU fans with the materials to show their loyalty without having to purchase anything. It seems to me to be a classic example of proactive marketing. "We're glad you chose Iowa State, and we're going to help you show your pride in your choice." Perfect.


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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    I think you should be fully supportive of JonDMiller in this most recent attempt to dissuade EIU from utilizing successful marketing techniques...


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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    What exactly did he say? I didnt hear what's being discussed.



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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by ahaselhu View Post
    What exactly did he say? I didnt hear what's being discussed.
    He was ranting about how its stupid to have the yard signs, how iowa never has to do anything like this because the fans already have their hawk flags and satin jackets, and that yard signs should be banned, and then my radio went "click". It was just him trying to spin a negative light on a really clever marketing scheme. I got the immediate impression that he was ticked that ISU thought of it first.


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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    What yard signs??



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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    JonDMiller - "Choosing" to be a complete Tool.

    Just when you think he can be a reasonable commentator, he goes into HawkMode(tm) and you gotta hate on him again....


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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by acs4isu View Post
    He was ranting about how its stupid to have the yard signs, how iowa never has to do anything like this because the fans already have their hawk flags and satin jackets, and that yard signs should be banned, and then my radio went "click". It was just him trying to spin a negative light on a really clever marketing scheme. I got the immediate impression that he was ticked that ISU thought of it first.

    Hmm. I don't really see how those are much different than the flags people put outside their houses, but ok.



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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    he was also saying that no one 'CHOOSES' to be a fan of a program - that is just the way they are. One of the stupidest things i have ever heard on Sports radio to be honest. I Chose to be an ISU fan after experiencing the environment there in college, just like I Chose to be a Hoosier fan a few years later after going to a game at Assembly Hall.

    John, you're WAY off on this one, and your jealousy of Pollard's ingenuity is showing.



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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by ahaselhu View Post
    Hmm. I don't really see how those are much different than the flags people put outside their houses, but ok.
    It's not, other than the fact that these yard signs are provided by the Athletic Department. That's what is chapping his heinie, IMO.


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    Re: CHOOSING Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHelgo View Post
    he was also saying that no one 'CHOOSES' to be a fan of a program - that is just the way they are. One of the stupidest things i have ever heard on Sports radio to be honest. I Chose to be an ISU fan after experiencing the environment there in college, just like I Chose to be a Hoosier fan a few years later after going to a game at Assembly Hall.

    John, you're WAY off on this one, and your jealousy of Pollard's ingenuity is showing.
    Forgot about THAT little jewel. Props to you!


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