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    What you say matters

    As I have contended for a while, and as has been confirmed in various threads by 33 and others, players, recruits, potential recruits and their families read these boards.

    I can't say this strongly enough- what you say matters. Please think about that before you post.



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    Re: What you say matters

    Ya some of these perception opinions and player speculations is quite sad and way blown out of proportion.



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    Re: What you say matters

    Wild speculation is much more fun.



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    Re: What you say matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    As I have contended for a while, and as has been confirmed in various threads by 33 and others, players, recruits, potential recruits and their families read these boards.

    I can't say this strongly enough- what you say matters. Please think about that before you post.
    So we can't express our opinions? Not everything is candy and rainbows. I've always thought it was OK to be critical as long as you do it in a respectful manner. No threats, trying not to make it personal, etc. For the most part people keep it in line.



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    Re: What you say matters

    Wow...no wonder it's hard to recruit players to ISU/Ames.



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    Re: What you say matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    So we can't express our opinions? Not everything is candy and rainbows. I've always thought it was OK to be critical as long as you do it in a respectful manner. No threats, trying not to make it personal, etc. For the most part people keep it in line.
    Expressing opinions is one thing but posting absolute meltdown attitudes based on media fabricated stories and then throwing gas on the fire by speculation on attitudes of the players and if you think they are leaving or not only makes matters worse. Not calling you out, just the general trend by some posters..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    So we can't express our opinions? Not everything is candy and rainbows. I've always thought it was OK to be critical as long as you do it in a respectful manner. No threats, trying not to make it personal, etc. For the most part people keep it in line.
    That's not what I said......critical remarks are par for the course. As your momma probably told you, it's not in what you say, it's how you say it. Probably 90% of the posters on here get that. I'm talking to the other 10%.



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    Re: What you say matters

    wheres clone2thebone when you need his 2 cents worth ...


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    Re: What you say matters

    Ths problem can be solved with a new coach hiring. Until then, speculation will continue. Hey, this is the most we have been mentioned on ESPN and M&M in awhile. Why do we have more views on hiring coaches and recruiting than we have on actual games? Because it is speculation.....


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    Re: What you say matters

    Yeah, I don't mind speculation since I've been speculating the hell out of this situation. I do mind speculation as to whether we are the worst BCS program. That simply can't play well to anyone.

    We ask players to conduct themselves with dignity and caution as representatives of the university that we love. I am suggesting that when we are posting as Cyclone fans, we are also speaking, in a small way, as representatives of ISU as well. Why should we expect less of ourselves than we ask of them?



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    Re: What you say matters

    I hope they get out of it that we care, we want them to do well, we want them to be successful, we are just as tired of losing as they are. 50,000 people show up to watch them go 2-10. That is better than a lot of teams can say.

    Nobody wants to see players leave, when you sign up to be a Cyclone, you immediately become a favorite son, we want you to succeed and we're frustrated when you don't, because we know that you can do better.

    Granted some things get blown out of proportion, but if they didn't, you'd know nobody cared.



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    Re: What you say matters

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Wow...no wonder it's hard to recruit players to ISU/Ames.
    If you think this place is bad, try going to some of the other sites around the conference/nation. Rather mild around here.

    These kids are about as confused as we are, as illustrated via the videos and such from Sunday/Monday. Hopefully Pollard can wrap this up soon and allow everyone to move forward.



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    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    I hope they get out of it that we care, we want them to do well, we want them to be successful, we are just as tired of losing as they are. 50,000 people show up to watch them go 2-10. That is better than a lot of teams can say.

    Nobody wants to see players leave, when you sign up to be a Cyclone, you immediately become a favorite son, we want you to succeed and we're frustrated when you don't, because we know that you can do better.

    Granted some things get blown out of proportion, but if they didn't, you'd know nobody cared.
    I agree with your sentiments, though I take exception with your last thought in certain cases. Calling players out for not being Big 12 caliber does not show how much you care.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    If you think this place is bad, try going to some of the other sites around the conference/nation. Rather mild around here.

    These kids are about as confused as we are, as illustrated via the videos and such from Sunday/Monday. Hopefully Pollard can wrap this up soon and allow everyone to move forward.
    I've been on the Auburn boards (and others), so I know how it can get, and you are 100% correct. However, I don't like to use the "well they're worse than we are" excuse. I expect us to be better.



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    Re: What you say matters

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I've been on the Auburn boards (and others), so I know how it can get, and you are 100% correct. However, I don't like to use the "well they're worse than we are" excuse. I expect us to be better.
    I concur.



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    Re: What you say matters

    Can we start a couple different new websites connected to Cyclonefanatic...

    Like for people like Clone2thebone, monty, tornadoman, Lenny, and others. We could create the site.. Cyclonepsychofanatic.com or maybe just name it psychos.com...

    For the fans only and no student athletes, since they are super sensitive to insults and opinions of total stangers, we can call it Cyclonefansandnostudentathletes.com...

    I know what we say sooner or later get back to athletes. Although, some people might be too sensitive. Remember in a few short years, those sensitive athletes will be in the real world. Some will make it and some won't (as we have seen recently with Stevie).

    That being said though, some people on this board are way to critical of these athletes.



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