Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24

Thread: ESPN Headline

  1. #1
    Pro Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,338
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    ESPN Headline

    "Upstart Iowa State hammers #4 Texas A&M".


    Makes it sound like we are some little unknown program. We are not a freaking upstart.



  2. #2
    cyclONEnation
    Points: 223,879, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    C.John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    15,769
    Points
    223,879
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 374
    Given: 315

    Re: ESPN Headline

    Quote Originally Posted by PolkCityClone View Post
    We are not a freaking upstart.
    Exactly.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 24,559, Level: 48
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 991
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    MidwestZest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Decatur, IL
    Posts
    2,037
    Points
    24,559
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 35
    Given: 219

    Re: ESPN Headline

    makes me wanna puke.



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 544,269, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 71.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    39,657
    Points
    544,269
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,930
    Given: 2,942

    Re: ESPN Headline

    We were an upstart when we knocked UConn out of the NCAA Tourney in 1999 (even though we were a 3 or 4 seed). 10 years of good basketball later - we're no longer an upstart.


    "That's what I do. I drink, and I know things." - Tyrion Lannister

    "Success is just failure that hasn't happened yet." - life advice from Latrell Spreewell


  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 40,152, Level: 61
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 198
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    BenEClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Lincoln, Ne
    Posts
    2,174
    Points
    40,152
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 71
    Given: 57

    Natural high

    Interested in headlines, try this one from Yahoo/Rivals -

    No. 21 Iowa State routs No. 10 Texas A&M 67-50


    College Women's Basketball on Rivals.com - NCAA Women's Basketball, NCAAW News, Scores, Standings, Rumors


    “We’ve got a pretty good football conference, and we’ve got a pretty good conference overall. We’re still walking around with our heads held high and our chest out, about that.” Paul Rhoads

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 85,898, Level: 91
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 1,552
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    erikbj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    hiawatha, ia
    Posts
    6,986
    Points
    85,898
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,019
    Given: 293

    Re: Natural high

    Quote Originally Posted by BenEClone View Post
    Interested in headlines, try this one from Yahoo/Rivals -

    No. 21 Iowa State routs No. 10 Texas A&M 67-50


    College Women's Basketball on Rivals.com - NCAA Women's Basketball, NCAAW News, Scores, Standings, Rumors
    Thought A&M was #4? #10 is not very impressive.



  7. #7
    Starter
    Points: 18,992, Level: 42
    Level completed: 5%, Points required for next Level: 858
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    heyguy85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    946
    Points
    18,992
    Level
    42
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 41
    Given: 100

    Re: ESPN Headline

    Be happy with the DOMINATING win. Who gives a crap what the headlines say.



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 226,838, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    MNCyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    11,567
    Points
    226,838
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,094
    Given: 756

    Re: Natural high

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Thought A&M was #4? #10 is not very impressive.
    Depends which rankings you subscribe to #10 in AP, #4 in Coaches.



  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 69,664, Level: 81
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 86
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    d4nim4l's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    4,812
    Points
    69,664
    Level
    81
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 48

    Re: ESPN Headline

    The difference in headlines just illustrates the journalistic integrity that is exhibited by ESPN.

    Upstart program =/= Any upset of a higher ranked team



    College Football Analytics
    on Twitter & Facebook


    Wide Right & Natty Lite - Loyal Sons, Forever True. With beer!

  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 492,121, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Al_4_State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Driftless Region
    Posts
    20,269
    Points
    492,121
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,632
    Given: 340

    Re: ESPN Headline

    Quote Originally Posted by heyguy85 View Post
    Be happy with the DOMINATING win. Who gives a crap what the headlines say.
    Bingo. The girls kicked the crap out of a highly ranked team. Kicked the crap out of them. Who cares if it's #4 or #10, or whether or not someone refers to us as an "upstart".


    In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 26,131, Level: 49
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 419
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    psycln11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    2,647
    Points
    26,131
    Level
    49
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 19
    Given: 16

    Re: Natural high

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Depends which rankings you subscribe to #10 in AP, #4 in Coaches.

    I guess the Register uses AP also... http://www.desmoinesregister.com/art...0605/902050388

    I bet if it was Iowa they'd use the ESPN/Coaches poll.



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 24,559, Level: 48
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 991
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    MidwestZest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Decatur, IL
    Posts
    2,037
    Points
    24,559
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 35
    Given: 219

    Re: ESPN Headline

    Most places tend to use the AP poll. Generally only ESPN lists the coaches poll next to team names on their pages or on tv, or first in articles(since they're affiliated.) And cyclones.com will always use whichever is higher.
    Posted via Mobile Device



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 227,057, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsCreated Album pictures
    Clones21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    17,558
    Points
    227,057
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 0

    Re: ESPN Headline

    Girls have a tourny right? I just dont keep update enough on the girls...But we look damn good though


    "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."

  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 105,855, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Erik4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Urbandale, IA
    Posts
    9,104
    Points
    105,855
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,167
    Given: 1,082

    Re: ESPN Headline

    I have a feeling that your Cyclone women would be called "upstart" BY ESPN even if they got to the #1 ranking.

    WTG Twister Sisters! Keep the "upstart" wins and "upsets" coming BF!



  15. #15
    Pro
    Points: 24,559, Level: 48
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 991
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    MidwestZest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Decatur, IL
    Posts
    2,037
    Points
    24,559
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 35
    Given: 219

    Re: ESPN Headline

    Wow. Really clone21?
    Posted via Mobile Device



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM