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    Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    I am convinced that Iowa State athletics is cursed. Yet from what? Maybe Dan...? Maybe the Knapp/Storms demo?



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rahtotheames View Post
    I am convinced that Iowa State athletics is cursed. Yet from what? Maybe Dan...? Maybe the Knapp/Storms demo?
    Jamie Pollard? jk



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    I think it may go back further than that.



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rahtotheames View Post
    I am convinced that Iowa State athletics is cursed. Yet from what? Maybe Dan...? Maybe the Knapp/Storms demo?
    I am too, but we've been cursed long before the 2 examples you mentioned happened. We just got a few good years to higher our expectations and get our hopes up before the curse slammed us back into reality.

    Sometimes I wonder if ISU was built on ancient burial grounds or something along those lines....


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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    Everything started heading down when Pete Taylor died in March 03.

    -Larry Eustachy was gone 2 months later, and nobody wanted the job so we gave it to WM.
    -The 2003 football season was an absolute disaster.



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    awesome. get it out in this thread so we dont have to hear the whiney "poor me" attitude in every other post.



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread



    It wasn't that long ago, we had a lot wins in basketball and football. These things cycle.

    Our wreslers, womens baskeball and volleyball are doing very well. Track and gymnastics are improving.

    I don't think we're cursed.



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    nobody wanted the job so we gave it to WM.
    Who led us to the NIT final 4 and the NCAA second round

    The 2003 football season was an absolute disaster.
    And we made two bowls the next two years



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Everything started heading down when Pete Taylor died in March 03.

    -Larry Eustachy was gone 2 months later, and nobody wanted the job so we gave it to WM.
    -The 2003 football season was an absolute disaster.
    You know that's a good point. He was the glue that held things together, but the ship was starting to list pretty badly anyway.



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread


    Everything started heading down when Pete Taylor died in March 03.
    Wow you must be young. I wish you were around for the 80's and some of the beat downs from back then.



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron View Post
    Who led us to the NIT final 4 and the NCAA second round
    with LE's players
    And we made two bowls the next two years
    But yet were still disappointed because we choked away 2 big 12 north championships, and those 2 bowls were pretty minor bowls.



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Wow you must be young. I wish you were around for the 80's and some of the beat downs from back then.
    well sure, but that 1999-2002 period had to be a peak for the program. I'll admit i didnt see a lot of the 90s games until we started beating iowa. (I'm 24)

    Then again, the pete taylor theory doesnt explain the hampton loss, or the game in Boise...



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    I was there in the 80's and you are absolutely correct! I still remember all to well the last 5 games of the fall of 1980 season.

    You have to remain hopeful. With all the bad, I still remember the 1999-2001 period that was pretty good (two BBall titles, Insight Bowl trip.)

    Hard to believe it was that long ago.


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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    We aren't cursed, we are just bad.



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    Re: Official Iowa State is Cursed Thread

    Well it depends on when the curse started. For me, I will just go ahead and say it started 2005. That was WM's 3rd year as BBall coach and he got fired and didn't make post season. For football the last year we made a bowl game was 2005. So, I'm blaming our lack of success over the past 4ish years on the ISU students who started school Fall '05. Maybe when all of them graduate and leave ISU, we will get back to bowl games and NCAA tournys. And most of them should be gone this year or next. That is when ISU athletics will get turned back around.


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