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    IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    I talked to about 5 different players parents, whose kids we were actively recruiting, and every one of them said they read the site Daily. I think this just shows we need to keep things positive, and really show how great our university is. Try and point out the good things about coming to ISU
    (Mods, I would appreciate it if this was made a sticky)



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    I am sure they do not put a whole lot of stock in what a bunch of armchair quarterbacks think.


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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    Wow. With all due respect, if anyone assumes that individual posts on this site in any way represent the dominate thoughts of the larger Cyclone fan following...well, that's their problem. Trust me, it doesn't. Cyclone Fanatic represents the "lunatic fringe" if you will. The reason that this site has become so popular to read is that there are contrarian points of view. I would hate to have CF become an extension of the ISU sports information department, with posts soley contributed by those with the "jock sniffer" mentality.
    It's great the way it is. For someone to read it to get a sense of how ISU fans think...that's just weird.



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    If people want things positive around here perhaps the team should consider finishing a season above .500. And I agree with Tornado Man's post.



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    "Just win, baby!"



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    I talked to about 5 different players parents, whose kids we were actively recruiting, and every one of them said they read the site Daily. I think this just shows we need to keep things positive, and really show how great our university is. Try and point out the good things about coming to ISU
    (Mods, I would appreciate it if this was made a sticky)
    Pretty impressive for a high school kid.



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Wow. With all due respect, if anyone assumes that individual posts on this site in any way represent the dominate thoughts of the larger Cyclone fan following...well, that's their problem.
    The only rebuff I would have on your post would be that if it gets to the point where certain people are extremely negative all the time it sort of becomes our problem by means that parents sometimes are not the most rational beings in the world when it comes to how their children are treated. I think it mainly comes down to how it is worded. I have seen some very critical posts but they come across appropriately so there usually aren't many problems with them. I would say only when it gets to the point where posters are coming across as extremely rude and undeservedly negative does it become an issue with me.



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Cyclone Fanatic represents the "lunatic fringe" if you will.
    Speak for yourself... I'm no lunatic... Am I?



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    And they read the sites of the other schools involved and find them equally hilarious and sometimes troubling. I'm going to be honest in anything I type. If it's "bad" so be it. That being said, when people rip on a player and have ovbiously never seen them play...well that's just stupid. I bring that up because it seems to be a common theme of every site I frequent.



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    If you don't have the gonads to brush off what people are saying on a message board then you don't have the mentality I want in a student athlete playing for ISU.

    I want athletes that are physically and mentally strong. Armchair QB opinions should matter little to them.



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    cyismydog.... I agree with you 100%. If everyone else wants to be like every other fansite, then maybe that's what it will end up being. But for some reason, I keep having some crazy thoughts about how awesome Cyclone fans are and how most other fan bases have generally positive things to say about us. Why can't we have the best message board fans too? I understand that there are times to criticize and in being a Cyclone fan, there are times we just have to rant to get things off of our chest. But we are the Iowa State Cyclones, and we have the best fans in the world. Pardon us if we think our message board shouldn't reflect that in some way!


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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Speak for yourself... I'm no lunatic... Am I?

    I'm no lunatic. I'm a CYCOPATH!



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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    Cyclone Fanatic represents the "lunatic fringe" if you will. .
    I disagree with this whole-heartedly, if you want to see "lunatic fringe" then I suggest you go to CR.

    I think this sight has a plethora of views and everyone balances everyones out. I love the debate here.

    If any parent has any kind of maturity and takes offense to a naysayers post, then speak-up and defend them, but realize what brianhos said, we're a bunch of armchair qb's here.


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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    cyismydog.... I agree with you 100%. If everyone else wants to be like every other fansite, then maybe that's what it will end up being. But for some reason, I keep having some crazy thoughts about how awesome Cyclone fans are and how most other fan bases have generally positive things to say about us. Why can't we have the best message board fans too? I understand that there are times to criticize and in being a Cyclone fan, there are times we just have to rant to get things off of our chest. But we are the Iowa State Cyclones, and we have the best fans in the world. Pardon us if we think our message board shouldn't reflect that in some way!
    Having the best message board and having posters that dissent with how a coach coaches or a player plays are not mutually exclusive. If our QB goes 2 for 20 with 4 interceptions, are we supposed to be on here saying, "Wow, those two completions were awesome. And he was really 6 for 20 if you count the interceptions." I guess those that have this mentality can get all Mike Gundy on those that don't.


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    Re: IMPORTANT, Please READ!

    I didn't make a wise choice of words there. Instead of "lunatic," I should have said "passionate" or "intense" fringe.



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