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    Optimistic Idiots

    I've been seeing a lot of threads recently from people predicting really, really good results from the football team this year. A recent poster predicted we'd beat Iowa and Oki State, another predicting we'd beat Nebraska and Missouri, among others.

    Turn this around. Imagine that ISU is on a roll, coming off a winning season (say, 8-4), a bowl game participation, and everything is pretty steady otherwise (no major changes to the coaching staff, etc..). Now imagine there is this team coming off a combined 5 wins in 2 years, they have a totally new coaching staff, and fans of this team are predicting that they will BEAT us the next season. What would we say?



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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    I would say, "I can't believe we ******* won 8 games!!"



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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    You don't to read it. I could see us winning 6 or 7 games, but we'll most likely win 4 or 5. I guess having some excitement and optimism for the next season should be illegal then? My apologies.



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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    "We always get better bowls than we deserve" or "Why did we get to play a DII school in that bowl game?"


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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    Ok, one guy said we'd beat OSU...one. Some have said 2-3 wins which is ridiculously low and the overwhelming majority have said they think we have the talent if things go right and injury free to win 5-6.

    I don't understand all these post's/threads talking about how foolishly optimistic everyone is. It simply is not true, most on here expect us to win 5-6 games and we for sure have the talent and schedule to do so.

    Please stop the mentality that ISU sucks, we have no talent, we can only win 2 games a year. Just stop it.



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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    You have to see the big picture. Say this 8 win team is losing a bunch of talent, including a starting QB. This 2 win team has alot of young talent that was thrown in before being physically ready but now has a year to get stronger and smarter. It's not that crazy... That being said, I don't see us beating Oklahoma State but I think Mizzu and Nebraska will be down from where they were this year.



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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    It happens every year. Some people are just eternally optimistic. Nothing wrong with it. Some people will pick us to lose almost every game. Doesn't mean they are more realistic, just pesimistic.

    That's why it's a prediction.


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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone42 View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of threads recently from people predicting really, really good results from the football team this year. A recent poster predicted we'd beat Iowa and Oki State, another predicting we'd beat Nebraska and Missouri, among others.

    Turn this around. Imagine that ISU is on a roll, coming off a winning season (say, 8-4), a bowl game participation, and everything is pretty steady otherwise (no major changes to the coaching staff, etc..). Now imagine there is this team coming off a combined 5 wins in 2 years, they have a totally new coaching staff, and fans of this team are predicting that they will BEAT us the next season. What would we say?

    optimistic idiot > super debbie downer

    it's the optimistic idiots that continue to buy season tickets hoping for the best year after year!


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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    I predict 14-0 and National Champs.


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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    I haven't posted about next year's football team yet, but I'm optimistic without reservation or apology.

    I definitely think that we can beat Iowa. It's in Ames, and that's the trend right now. OSU--that's a tough call.

    If we avoid the wild stuff like delay of game penalties and other ways we beat ourselves, along with playing even a competent defensive game, we're right there ready to go bowling. It's not that far away.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    Ok, one guy said we'd beat OSU...one. Some have said 2-3 wins which is ridiculously low and the overwhelming majority have said they think we have the talent if things go right and injury free to win 5-6.
    Why is 2-3 wins rediculously low? That is the same number we have won the last 2 years. I would say we win 3 and hopefully 4.



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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I haven't posted about next year's football team yet, but I'm optimistic without reservation or apology.

    I definitely think that we can beat Iowa. It's in Ames, and that's the trend right now. OSU--that's a tough call.

    If we avoid the wild stuff like delay of game penalties and other ways we beat ourselves, along with playing even a competent defensive game, we're right there ready to go bowling. It's not that far away.

    right on Erik...we stop karate chopping/personal fouling all over the place....there is no stopping us!


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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone42 View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of threads recently from people predicting really, really good results from the football team this year. A recent poster predicted we'd beat Iowa and Oki State, another predicting we'd beat Nebraska and Missouri, among others.

    Turn this around. Imagine that ISU is on a roll, coming off a winning season (say, 8-4), a bowl game participation, and everything is pretty steady otherwise (no major changes to the coaching staff, etc..). Now imagine there is this team coming off a combined 5 wins in 2 years, they have a totally new coaching staff, and fans of this team are predicting that they will BEAT us the next season. What would we say?
    When did Cyclone Fanatic become Cyclone Funhater???

    What's wrong with having some optimism? As long as the same people that have the optimism understand that it is just that, and not call for the coached head if we only win 4 or 5.



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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    Maybe there should be a Pessimistic section, where all the negative nancy's and debbie downers can congregate and post.



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    Re: Optimistic Idiots

    How many games would we have won if we did not have Leonard Johnson



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