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    THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    IOWA STATE

    Something I was thinking about this weekend while we were getting spanked by a sub par Baylor team is about how we keep bringing good crowds 40K+ to all our home games. You look at teams at our caliber and they bring no where near our numbers. I.E. Baylor last weekend had 30k and I remember going to an away Kansas game a few years back and they only had about 35k in the stands.

    Why do ISU fans keep showing up after poor performances/seasons?



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    Curious...who are the other nominees? I need context.



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    Because some people dont treat their team like refuse. After all, these kids pour their hearts onto the field each and every day and love the support. I dont reach everyones expectations everyday so I dont expect others to live up to mine all of the time either.



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    I'm really tired of these posts backhanded "complimenting" our school and our teams.



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    Our 2007 avg attendance ranked 46th nationally, and I know we wouldn't be 46th in any polls. Only teams bettering our average that lose as many games as we do are Minnesota and Colorado???? Maybe its because we rank #1 nationally in tailgating that keeps everyone coming back.

    http://web1.ncaa.org/d1mfb/Internet/...ATTENDANCE.pdf



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    The combined attendance at the UNLV and Baylor games is nearly what our average attendance is...plus we had 1/3 of the people at the Vegas game.



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    always like positive press. just goes to show that not all ISU fans are as short-sighted as some on this board.



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    I bought into a program . Also love cyclone football ! We all want to win ,but I refuse to be a fan that only wear my colors or cheer when things are good! I enjoy screaming and supporting the cyclones!



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    Was there an actual story to go along with the headline? Or did he just make this up to make us feel better?



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    am a Cubs fan too - so I've proven I chose my teams poorly



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    You can mark my 2 seats down in attendance for the rest of my life. It will take a lot to keep me away from Ames, tailgating outside Jack Trice Stadium, and Cyclone football on 6-7 saturdays in the fall. We could go 0-12 for the next 5 years and I'll still be there. I'll take those words to the grave. Cyclone for life.

    BTW Cyclone fans - We do a good job of showing up compared to a lot of program with similar records. BUT we can do even better than 89% capacity.


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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    I would like to see ANY other team in any sport that has shown our degree of futility for as long as we have and still be able to put 50,000 people in a stadium on a weekly basis. We are the cubs of college football without the beer and without the national media following.



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    Re: THE BEST FANS FOR A SUB PAR TEAM......AND THE AWARD GOES TO....

    Because this is Iowa. Iowans are more supportive of community and local activities then most states. Look at the support for Johnson and Jones. I lived in Washington and even knew the Ohno family, but people out there barely talked about Ohno during the Olympics and never talked about him at any other time. It is just a different culture in Iowa.



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