Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

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  • Obtaining coaches and players that are first and formemost accountable for a high-level of integrity both on and off the field/court, are held to high academic standards and do not try to bend the NCAA recruiting rules to get ahead?

    96 69.57%
  • Obtaining coaches and players that are first and foremost accountable for winning, regardless of character, integrity, recruiting violations and academics?

    42 30.43%
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    Question Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    I've never done a poll before, so this may not work as I'm expecting......oh well, here goes....

    I've been really curious as to how a poll like this would play out lately. For a long time, I wouldn't even question this to cyclone fans, but I am starting to wonder if this is changing based on some of the posts I've read around here lately.

    It's very obvious which option our administration is aligned with and that happens to be the option I believe in b/c at the end of the day - it's not only about W's and L's.

    Just trying to put things into perspective for some of you. What phrase does the brick pillar have engraved on it in the NE corner of Jack Trice Stadium? I'll give you a hint: "__?__ BEFORE __?__." This phrase is in that particular order for a reason and if you switch it around, WINS become irrelevant IMHO.


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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    "Chicken BEFORE Egg"? Is that what it says?



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    Here is a theory that myself and a couple friends came up with. Let's get a coach that will win at all costs...paying recruits, calling during the dead period, etc. Let's have one or two crazy good seasons (we've never had one at Iowa State...winning the Insight Bowl isn't great). We the fans have a great time for two years, go to MAJOR bowl games, and win at least one of them. Then ISU gets caught and goes on probation for three years. Well with the pace that ISU is on we don't go to bowls that often anyway so who cares?

    Ok, there are some flaws to the idea but you get the idea!



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    I could care less about having a bunch of boyscouts on the floor/field. I want winners...



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I could care less about having a bunch of boyscouts on the floor/field. I want winners...

    Even if the winners make it so the school is fined repeatedly and loses out on any wins they obtain? I dont needs saints out there but I do need guys that arent idiots and wont rape, cheat, and steal at a school I love.



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    We don't want to be like the team from Iowa City. They put the winning first.



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    I would say somewhere in the middle, but closer to the first option.



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyguy85 View Post
    We don't want to be like the team from Iowa City. They put the getting laid first.



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    IMO, the first option should apply to ANY college coach. The second to ANY pro coach.


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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    Anyone wanting our coaches to break the rules to win are not the kinds of fans I want associated with ISU.

    I'm disgusted with the number choosing win at all costs.



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    The poll is asking two extremes, neither are very attractive, but if I were to lean one way, it would be towards the winning side... Take some chances on some kids, play with attitude and swagger, push the limits of the rules while staying within them...



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    There needs to be a happy medium.



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    winning cures everything...ask Kirk Ferentz



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    Not a whole lot of gray area in this one. I don't want to break the rules, but I'm guessing there are a lot of Cyclones I've rooted for over the years whose off the court activities would make me blush. I don't really have a problem with that.



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    Re: Poll: What's more important to you as a cyclone fan?

    Lovable losers are tough to love for decades on end. I'm taking option #2 if there is no middle ground.



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