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    Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    For the amount of complaining about Cael leaving you would think the crowds are usually sold out at the meets.

    It is wrestling not a sport that makes or breaks our athletic department.



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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    Its a pretty big deal in the state of Iowa.



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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    I'm sorry you aren't a wrestling fan and miss out on all the pure domination, physical aggression, emotion, and excitement that happens at Hilton Coliseum every winter.


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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    This thread is gonna make a lot of people mad. I like how all the time before this cael thing happened no one cared but now they all do.


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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyeah View Post
    For the amount of complaining about Cael leaving you would think the crowds are usually sold out at the meets.

    It is wrestling not a sport that makes or breaks our athletic department.
    Financially no, but it's a big source of pride. Every school has a sport outside of the "Big 2" that they can always hang their hat on. Minnesota has hockey, Johns Hopkins has lacrosse, and Iowa State has wrestling.



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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocy444 View Post
    This thread is gonna make a lot of people mad. I like how all the time before this cael thing happened no one cared but now they all do.
    I actually won't read half of the threads started about this situation that have no idea what they're talking about.


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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    And a lot of non-wrestling fans do seem to care for a couple of reasons; first they see a pattern as to how this was handled by the AD and secondly they see how this pattern replicates itself into the money sports.


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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    For the amount of complaining about Cael leaving you would think the crowds are usually sold out at the meets.

    It is wrestling not a sport that makes or breaks our athletic department
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    It doesn't appear like you have an appreciation, or understanding of the history, legend and importance of wrestling to Iowa State. It's a big deal.


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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyeah View Post
    For the amount of complaining about Cael leaving you would think the crowds are usually sold out at the meets.

    It is wrestling not a sport that makes or breaks our athletic department.
    I really dont care about wrestling either, but you have to see that it is a pretty big thing in this state for alot of people.
    just because you dont like it doesnt mean much



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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    I care. I've gone to the NCAA Tournament the last 2 years. It's an amazing experience, and like it or not, our program was just dealt a nasty blow. People necessarily want/need to talk about it.



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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyeah View Post
    For the amount of complaining about Cael leaving you would think the crowds are usually sold out at the meets.

    It is wrestling not a sport that makes or breaks our athletic department.
    he was as much an isu icon as cy, the campanile, and lake laverne. they don't just come around every day. Whether you like wrestling or not, it will be a LONG time until someone comes around to ISU as unique in sports as Cael. You need a larger view of how this affects ISU than just who coaches the team.



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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    Agree bluejayrock, it's a source of pride for Clone fans to know there is one sport in which we will always achieve excellence at a national level. It's our only sport where we have tradition and recognition for consistently having a great program, and even most casual sports fans who know nothing about wrestling would recognize the name of Cael Sanderson and associate it with Iowa State. Imo we're losing a good chunk of our identity and pride with the loss of Cael.



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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    I care because someone who should have had an unbelievable amount of loyalty and pride in his university... apparently didn't.


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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    he was as much an isu icon as cy, the campanile, and lake laverne. they don't just come around every day. Whether you like wrestling or not, it will be a LONG time until someone comes around to ISU as unique in sports as Cael. You need a larger view of how this affects ISU than just who coaches the team.
    Good post. It's a pride thing. You don't lose your icons to other schools.



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    Re: Its frickin wrestling who cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    I actually won't read half of the threads started about this situation that have no idea what they're talking about.
    Sounds like 95% of all threads started on CF.



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