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    Extremists

    First off, I'm putting this in the MBB forum, because this is where these people keep showing their faces.

    The last 2 days have seemed to really bring out some special ISU fans. Calling for the firing of Greg and JP, wondering if AHS could beat ISU, and calling Lucca a bust... This brings me to my point.

    There are extremists in everything. I returned from Iraq last year, where my job was to find roadside bombs planted by muslim extremist. I know better to judge all muslims by their actions, most muslims are very hospitable, very good people. There are christian extremist as well, Iowa has seen them on a few occasions when our troops have paid the ultimate price. A group of "Christians" showed up at their funerals to make a scene. Then of course we have the squawkeye fans that come post on a cyclone message board. The last two days have brought out a few other extremists here (Cyclone42 and Oldschoolcyclone come to mind) I love ISU and this is a great forum of what are considered fanatics, which is pretty close to extremism. Fortunately, 99% of us here are what I would consider a great extreme, we love Iowa State and the Cyclones enough that we spend a few minutes to in some cases hours a day here. I've grown up an ISU fan, I literally had an ISU baby bottle, and I truly appreciate all of you great fans.

    This brings me to my point. How do we handle these extremists? I understand negative posts, I've been pretty disappointed a few times this year. But I don't post when I am. If I were to, rather than being an extremist, I prefer constructive criticism (what can be done to fix this?) But some peoples way of fixing this is to fire the coach, AD, and heck why not the President too? For all of us reasonable fans, lets just ignore their posts, and let them fall off the main page, rather than rediculing them for 8 hours and having their silly post stay on the front page. If they put together a rather reasonable arguement, then by all means discuss.

    Anyways, those are my thoughts, go ahead and rip away. I don't post much, but all the extreme negativity was really getting to me. To all you great fans that are reasonable. Thanks.



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    Re: Extremists

    I agree, but easier said than done.



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    Re: Extremists

    By the way...thanks for your service in Iraq.



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    Re: Extremists

    You have to take the good with the bad. These guys opinions of there team actually count. Because they get upset does not mean that they are bad fans and people should not say stuff back like "we don't need fans like you". First off when did you become the spokesman for saying who ISU needs as it's fans.

    So what if they have a passion and are ****** off right now. They should be ****** off right now. The Lucca is a bust thread was pretty dumb. However when someone yells Fire Gmac I get it.

    His record is way worse than our previous coach who had the same amount of time. So why won't he be fired. It was his fault for clearing the cupboard when he got here. So what is the excuse for keeping him. I think we should give him one more year but Jamie said when he hired him that a year like Waynes last year would never happen again. Well 3 years since Gmac took the job it has happened.



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    Re: Extremists

    Quote Originally Posted by seiowaclone View Post
    First off, I'm putting this in the MBB forum, because this is where these people keep showing their faces.
    Well, the only reason they're showing their faces here is because it's basketball season. Turn back the clock to football, and it was just the same.

    Fortunately, one good thing that they're doing is showing some of the people who like to "vent" here after losses that some opinions can be totally ridiculous.

    Probably. Maybe. Hopefully.



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    Re: Extremists

    I agree with you, and I by no means am saying we don't want them as fans. I'm simply saying lets have reasonable discussion.

    I agree as well, I've thought we should fire Greg on a few occassions. I've told my gf on more than a few occassions I don't think he's a good coach. But once I'm reasonable again, I realize we're young and think we have a bright future. And I welcome reasonable discussion on why he should be fired. But calling fans here all band geeks and drunk is dumb and doesn't accomplish anything and makes people less likely to take you seriously when you do have a really good point.



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    Re: Extremists

    Good post...exactly why I try and stay away from this board for 24-48 hours after a game...win or lose.



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    Re: Extremists

    If no one responds to their posts, them and their threads go away.

    But, people can't stop responding, so the extremists live on, and probably always will.



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    Re: Extremists

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    It was his fault for clearing the cupboard when he got here. So what is the excuse for keeping him.
    WHAT??

    Do you really think that? Mac walks in and says Curtis and Will.. and and and.... you are out of here? If anything there could be a bit of strike back from the former staff to torpedo things here.

    The Morgan staff upset me several times with their allowance of primadonna classless acts by the few star jerks. I am thankful we are where we are compared with where we were likely going.
    My opinion



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    Re: Extremists

    Nobody was going to stay after Morgan got fired, no matter who the coach was...Clark stayed because of his girlfriend.

    No, I don't have any proof.



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    Re: Extremists

    If he would have recruited them harder. He also told Westbrook who is now tearing it up for Minnesota to take a hike. It would be nice to have a junior in the program who is a guard. That would be nice.



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    Re: Extremists

    I think everyone should get a "Patriot Missile" to use for CF Security. When someone posts hostile stuff. A true CFer can deploy their Patriot Missile and blow the thread to smithereens. Patriot Missiles would be earned (or purchased for 1M credits, for example). Maybe they could be used at most once per month or something like that. How about it?



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    Re: Extremists

    I was at the gym today and espn was advertising their big monday game - A&M at KU. Do you remember when we mattered in Bball? I'm not blaming anyone - but let's admit that we use to matter in bball and its sad that we no longer do.


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    Re: Extremists

    CYKYBUT that's a great idea! I love it! and I have 1M credits sitting here, do I speak to you for my own personal Patriot Missle?



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    Re: Extremists

    I'll take the McD error so far over the Morgan era any day.

    The team much better represents the university as scholars and athletes.

    They are getting closer to getting over the hump.



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