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    In the grand scheme of things

    sports are insignificant. People are losing their jobs, the economy is in the crapper, the stimulus package will cost us 900B, people in many parts of the world are dying due to a lack of food and wars/conflicts kill people daily. In other words, how about a little perspective? I prefer winning to losing as well, but after 9/11 when I almost lost some close to me, I don't get worked up over something that is nothing more than a game for entertainment.



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Great point. I'll take it one step further. Worry about what you can control. And then realize that about the only thing you can control is your own actions. People who are happy and content have usually figured this out.



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Great perspectives, thank you!!



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    post of the week.. people need to relax and remember that we never had high expectations this year and that not all good things come at once.. it takes time


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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    The biggest downer of this winter season is not watching this basket ball team struggle. It is not watching my 401K dissappear. It is not the cold, snowy weather. It is this message board after another loss. I'm done with Cyclone Fanatic.



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    and if all else fail.... remember it's not NASCAR season WOOT!!!!



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Last I heard this was CycloneFanatic, not stimulus package fanatic or economy fanatic. Maybe that's why people are taking Cyclone athletics too seriously.



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Great posts all. Lets go ahead and shut down this site since sports don't matter at all.



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    and if all else fail.... remember it's not NASCAR season WOOT!!!!

    NASCAR is just another bad economy year away from collapse...


    I don't drink the Kool-Aid, and I am done making excuses. Only keeping it real...

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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Quote Originally Posted by PolkCityClone View Post
    sports are insignificant. People are losing their jobs, the economy is in the crapper, the stimulus package will cost us 900B, people in many parts of the world are dying due to a lack of food and wars/conflicts kill people daily. In other words, how about a little perspective? I prefer winning to losing as well, but after 9/11 when I almost lost some close to me, I don't get worked up over something that is nothing more than a game for entertainment.
    I agree with everything you've said here. Speaking strictly for myself, I see sports as a distraction and talking sports on a message board is just harmless entertainment. You are absolutely correct that there are more important things in this world.


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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    People come here as a release. People attend Iowa State athletics to keep their minds off of their struggles for a few hours, and then come home and talk about it. My uncle, a Cedar Rapids realtor and property owner, lost many properties in the Cedar Rapids flood, and is suffering from the bad housing market. Taking him to an Iowa State game brought up his spirits and he has reminded us of how much fun he had, regardless of score. Quit telling us sports is insignificant, because they are very significant. Sports provide an hour or two of forgetting the problems of real life, and cheering for the team and school we love. Messageboards can go overboard, but it shows passion, in effect, it's "hitting em coming of the bus." Yes the economy is bad, but dont tell people to lose their passion for Iowa State sports, because for some, it's all they have.



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    People come here as a release. People attend Iowa State athletics to keep their minds off of their struggles for a few hours, and then come home and talk about it. My uncle, a Cedar Rapids realtor and property owner, lost many properties in the Cedar Rapids flood, and is suffering from the bad housing market. Taking him to an Iowa State game brought up his spirits and he has reminded us of how much fun he had, regardless of score. Quit telling us sports is insignificant, because they are very significant. Sports provide an hour or two of forgetting the problems of real life, and cheering for the team and school we love. Messageboards can go overboard, but it shows passion, in effect, it's "hitting em coming of the bus." Yes the economy is bad, but dont tell people to lose their passion for Iowa State sports, because for some, it's all they have.
    I don't think he told anyone to lose their passion for ISU sports - just to keep it in perspective.


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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgeezer View Post
    The biggest downer of this winter season is not watching this basket ball team struggle. It is not watching my 401K dissappear. It is not the cold, snowy weather. It is this message board after another loss. I'm done with Cyclone Fanatic.
    Bye. Can I have your credits?

    Oh wait, he's never coming back so he'll never see this. Mods, can someone transfer his credits to me?



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    Re: In the grand scheme of things

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgeezer View Post
    The biggest downer of this winter season is not watching this basket ball team struggle. It is not watching my 401K dissappear. It is not the cold, snowy weather. It is this message board after another loss. I'm done with Cyclone Fanatic.
    Haha, that is like the person who says "I quit listening to Marty and Miller a long time ago," but then refers to a comment they made last week.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    NASCAR is just another bad economy year away from collapse...
    NASCAR still exists? I thought it collapsed a long time ago.


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