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    The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Most of us can agree the NCAA MBB tournament is flat out awesome every single year. In terms of the overall excitement level & involvement of the general population, I would say that this tournament takes the cake above any others in our country - including the NFL Playoffs IMHO.

    The $$ will be there for Craig whenever he's ready to jump to the next level, but the opportunity to participate in the Big Dance will never be there again once he's gone.......I think that's something that he'd have to consider & I'm not convinced $$ is everything to a guy like Craig.

    Somewhere deep inside, I think Craig is hearing the music and saying "MAN, I WANNA DANCE!"......


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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    I hope your right.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonecy View Post
    Most of us can agree the NCAA MBB tournament is flat out awesome every single year. In terms of the overall excitement level & involvement of the general population, I would say that this tournament takes the cake above any others in our country - including the NFL Playoffs IMHO.

    The $$ will be there for Craig whenever he's ready to jump to the next level, but the opportunity to participate in the Big Dance will never be there again once he's gone.......I think that's something that he'd have to consider & I'm not convinced $$ is everything to a guy like Craig.

    Somewhere deep inside, I think Craig is hearing the music and saying "MAN, I WANNA DANCE!"......
    Hopefully all of the guys put on some bulk and work TOGETHER this offseason, so that it doesn't take 3/4 of the season to get everything together. The guys weren't bad for the last part of the conference schedule--just need to put it together sooner. Also, hopefully the new guys can get into town sooner, rather than later, and get things rolling.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Having money in your pocket in 3 months or MAYBE getting to the dance.

    I'll take the NBA contract for 300, Alex.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonecy View Post
    Most of us can agree the NCAA MBB tournament is flat out awesome every single year. In terms of the overall excitement level & involvement of the general population, I would say that this tournament takes the cake above any others in our country - including the NFL Playoffs IMHO.

    The $$ will be there for Craig whenever he's ready to jump to the next level, but the opportunity to participate in the Big Dance will never be there again once he's gone.......I think that's something that he'd have to consider & I'm not convinced $$ is everything to a guy like Craig.

    Somewhere deep inside, I think Craig is hearing the music and saying "MAN, I WANNA DANCE!"......

    As a fan you want CB to return because he is important to the team and the future of the program. Your post above leads one to believe that ISU is on the cusp of making the tournament when that is not the case at all. They will have to improve drastically to make the NCAA tourney next year. With that said, CB could be risking millions by returning for another season. The risk of injury and losing millions versus the "opporunity" to play in the NCAA tourney is the mind game that he is playing right now more than likely.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Even with CB back, I suspect ISU would be lucky to get to the NIT.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    Having money in your pocket in 3 months or MAYBE getting to the dance.

    I'll take the NBA contract for 300, Alex.
    That's the first thought that popped into my head, I'll trade 100 longshots for a single sure thing.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    CB will go to the NBA, regardless. How could you, as a D1 player, not want to go to the dance? It's not as if he only has this year to go to the NBA. March Madness is the most exciting event in all of college sports, IMO. I think that he wants a taste.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    CB will go to the NBA, regardless. How could you, as a D1 player, not want to go to the dance? It's not as if he only has this year to go to the NBA. March Madness is the most exciting event in all of college sports, IMO. I think that he wants a taste.
    I'm sure he would like a taste, but he played his butt off this season and didn't breach .500. I'm sure this is going to sound a bit negative, but I'm really just being realistic; Craig coming back in no way guaruntees a trip to the tournament. Of course he'd love to go, but does he have any confidence that it can happen next season? I'm very hopeful for next season, but we still have a lot of question marks.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    I'm sure he would like a taste, but he played his butt off this season and didn't breach .500. I'm sure this is going to sound a bit negative, but I'm really just being realistic; Craig coming back in no way guaruntees a trip to the tournament. Of course he'd love to go, but does he have any confidence that it can happen next season? I'm very hopeful for next season, but we still have a lot of question marks.
    I have a lot of faith in what Gilstrap will bring. He can play the game, it's as simple as that. CB was our only scorer. My point is that we were missing the slasher player last season, now we'll have at least one in MG. Next years team won't look anywhere near this years team. I think CB knows that and will weigh that into his decision.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    I hear ISU has an excellent ballroom dancing course, if that's what he's in to.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    I have a lot of faith in what Gilstrap will bring. He can play the game, it's as simple as that. CB was our only scorer. My point is that we were missing the slasher player last season, now we'll have at least one in MG. Next years team won't look anywhere near this years team. I think CB knows that and will weigh that into his decision.
    Don't get me wrong, I want you to be right. I'd like nothing more than for Craig to say he's coming back for a shot at the tournament. I said the same thing in another thread; Craig was our only option this season. There's really nowhere to go but up from this season as far as ball distribution is concerned.

    I just think this thread is searching the table for something that's just not there. He has reasons to return, but this idea will never be more than just a small piece of one of those reasons.



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I want you to be right. I'd like nothing more than for Craig to say he's coming back for a shot at the tournament. I said the same thing in another thread; Craig was our only option this season. There's really nowhere to go but up from this season as far as ball distribution is concerned.

    I just think this thread is searching the table for something that's just not there. He has reasons to return, but this idea will never be more than just a small piece of one of those reasons.
    True. Maybe if we took a vote for him to stay or go? Do you think that would make it easier for him?



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    True. Maybe if we took a vote for him to stay or go? Do you think that would make it easier for him?
    Only if the thread is OFFICIAL, AND ALL IN CAPS!



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    Re: The Opportunity to Dance is Reason Alone For CB To Return.....

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Only if the thread is OFFICIAL, AND ALL IN CAPS!
    AGREED! OTHERWISE, HOW WOULD HE KNOW THAT WE ARE SERIOUS?!?!?!



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