Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 44,343, Level: 65
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,207
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Subs
    Posts
    1,554
    Points
    44,343
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Good read from the rag. Sorry if this has been posted already.

    The hail turns to a cold rain, naked trees weep into puddles of mud, but inside Bill Fennelly's office, it's sunny and 75. Same as always.

    "I can't deny it, life's good right now for me," Fennelly says Thursday afternoon, the day after clinching his 300th victory as the women's basketball coach at Iowa State and his ninth 20-win campaign in Ames. "It's living a dream, man. I know I keep pinching myself."

    The dog days of winter drag on and on. The economy's in the tank; 401(k)s have turned into 201(k)s; half your office has some kind of flu bug. All the while, Mother Nature yanks our chains - 25 degrees one day, followed by 59 and gorgeous, followed by 38 and mush. These are the times to treasure the things you can count on. Family. Faith. Fennelly.

    LINK to rest of the article.


    Last edited by C.John; 02-26-2009 at 09:00 PM.
    The grass always looks greener, on the other side of the fence, but the dog over there might be meaner, on the other side of the fence… Stay in your own yard, play in your own yard!

  2. #2
    cyclONEnation
    Points: 236,319, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    C.John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    15,420
    Points
    236,319
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 42

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Very good article.

    I edited your post and added the link to the article so that the post follows Jeremy's guideline of not posting entire articles from other web sites.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 119,141, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    balken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,643
    Points
    119,141
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    Good read from the rag. Sorry if this has been posted already.

    The hail turns to a cold rain, naked trees weep into puddles of mud, but inside Bill Fennelly's office, it's sunny and 75. Same as always.

    "I can't deny it, life's good right now for me," Fennelly says Thursday afternoon, the day after clinching his 300th victory as the women's basketball coach at Iowa State and his ninth 20-win campaign in Ames. "It's living a dream, man. I know I keep pinching myself."

    The dog days of winter drag on and on. The economy's in the tank; 401(k)s have turned into 201(k)s; half your office has some kind of flu bug. All the while, Mother Nature yanks our chains - 25 degrees one day, followed by 59 and gorgeous, followed by 38 and mush. These are the times to treasure the things you can count on. Family. Faith. Fennelly.

    LINK to rest of the article.
    Fine article, but if I hear the 401(k) to 201(k) joke again I may go on a homicidal rampage.



  4. #4
    cyclONEnation
    Points: 236,319, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    C.John's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    15,420
    Points
    236,319
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 42

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Billy and Lyndsey Medders' wedding:
    "It'll be at Hilton Coliseum, so it'll be the social event of the year in Ames. Someone joked with me that there'll be more people at Hilton than there were at the first game at Hilton that I coached in."
    Getting hitched inside Hilton..pretty darn cool.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 432,882, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,820
    Points
    432,882
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 124
    Given: 17

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    God I love Coach Fennelly.



  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 71,582, Level: 83
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,568
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    4,966
    Points
    71,582
    Level
    83
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 43
    Given: 65

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Wow - his son is marrying a former player. Wonder how those two ever hooked up <wink>. Seems a little awkward, but it's cool - like what you call a Cyclone family.

    even though he's marrying off his first son, Billy - now the director of women's basketball operations at Northwestern - in May to former Iowa State point guard Lyndsey Medders.


    "We are first and foremost an educational institution that values integrity, honesty and treating others with fairness and respect".

    -ISU President Gregory Geoffroy; circa May 2003.

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 41,916, Level: 63
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,034
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience PointsYour first Group

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    2,223
    Points
    41,916
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 53
    Given: 50

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    I hope he coaches here forever.



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 19,996, Level: 43
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 754
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Cardinal&Gold11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    1,860
    Points
    19,996
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    I hope he coaches here forever.
    well, he has a lifetime contract, so its not out of the question


    "These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it." - Charles Barkley

  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 44,343, Level: 65
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,207
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Subs
    Posts
    1,554
    Points
    44,343
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Very good article.

    I edited your post and added the link to the article so that the post follows Jeremy's guideline of not posting entire articles from other web sites.

    Ooops and thank you!

    Z

    Please note the paragraph "that everyone wants instant gratification"...good point by Bill and I think he was saying something to cyclone nation. Yes sometimes it sucks, but keep your eye on the bigger picture.


    The grass always looks greener, on the other side of the fence, but the dog over there might be meaner, on the other side of the fence… Stay in your own yard, play in your own yard!

  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 71,582, Level: 83
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,568
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    4,966
    Points
    71,582
    Level
    83
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 43
    Given: 65

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    Please note the paragraph "that everyone wants instant gratification"...good point by Bill and I think he was saying something to cyclone nation. Yes sometimes it sucks, but keep your eye on the bigger picture.
    I think any coach would complain about "instant gratification" pressure.


    "We are first and foremost an educational institution that values integrity, honesty and treating others with fairness and respect".

    -ISU President Gregory Geoffroy; circa May 2003.

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 42,722, Level: 63
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 228
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    clones26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    2,537
    Points
    42,722
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 14

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    I hope he coaches here forever.
    Joe Paterno forever? I sure do as I want to see him get to 1000 wins


    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day".-Frank Sinatra


    @cyfert26 on Twitter

  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 19,996, Level: 43
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 754
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Cardinal&Gold11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    1,860
    Points
    19,996
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    Joe Paterno forever? I sure do as I want to see him get to 1000 wins
    That might be a little bit of a stretch but I'll settle for 700-800


    "These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it." - Charles Barkley

  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 44,343, Level: 65
    Level completed: 8%, Points required for next Level: 1,207
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    zach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Subs
    Posts
    1,554
    Points
    44,343
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I think any coach would complain about "instant gratification" pressure.
    I think more than just coaches DO complain about "instant gratification". I know you get my point.

    Z


    The grass always looks greener, on the other side of the fence, but the dog over there might be meaner, on the other side of the fence… Stay in your own yard, play in your own yard!

  14. #14
    All-Star
    Points: 27,187, Level: 50
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 363
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cyco2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,176
    Points
    27,187
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Keeler: ISU's Bill Fennelly keeps the good times rolling

    Well, he's one of the reasons that people crave "instant gratification". He was and is "instantly gratifying".



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: Fox Sports 1
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM