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    ISU Preview in the Rag

    WOW. The Rag had their Preview of ISU today in the Sunday Edition. Talk about shoddy inaccurate reporting.

    They included Joshua Bellamy as a key addition, who we all know did not show up. And they neglected to even mention Darius "Money" Reynolds, even though he has made such a great impression, and with Darks' injury is slated to start, and may have started anyway.

    I know it is all just a bunch of hype and overall somewhat entertaining, but I would think that these reporters would follow things a bit more closely and be accurate. It seemed like they took a national piece on the Cyclones and merely Cut and Paste and threw it together.

    I did like the Pinball Machine Illustration on the Front. Looked sharp and was a unique cover to the Preview.



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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    I also liked the pinball machine thing, nicely done. I think they could have gone into a bit more detail than simply focusing on any and all things "spread". It isn't as simple as that.



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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    I didn't mind the articles. You are kind of limited in what you want to talk about with so many unknowns. You might as well talk about what is new in town. The offense, coordinators, mentality. The only thing I suppose they could have done from analysis stand point was talk with Wally more on his changes.

    I will agree the starters and reserves section in all areas was old and embarassing for the local paper. I can't understand why you can't have someone double check that. The updates to the roster made their own sports section 4 days earlier.



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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    Quote Originally Posted by BooneCy View Post
    I can't understand why you can't have someone double check that. The updates to the roster made their own sports section 4 days earlier.
    Well, they didn't double check it because they suck, and don't even care to do their only job properly.

    Too busy figuring out excuses for why their readership has gone away to actually do their jobs correctly and fix the problem.


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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Well, they didn't double check it because they suck, and don't even care to do their only job properly.

    Too busy figuring out excuses for why their readership has gone away to actually do their jobs correctly and fix the problem.
    I usually don't bother reading the Rag, as it's a terrible paper. My mom gave me the section devoted to the Cyclones. I skimmed it then tossed it. I get all the info I need from Cyclone Fanatic.


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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    Quote Originally Posted by kkise View Post
    I usually don't bother reading the Rag, as it's a terrible paper. My mom gave me the section devoted to the Cyclones. I skimmed it then tossed it. I get all the info I need from Cyclone Fanatic.
    it years past they played the schedule on a video game and posted the results in the Register. did they do that this year? how did we do?


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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    Why anyone still buys the Rag is beyond me, I gave it up 2 years ago.....



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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    And they wonder why they have lost so many customers.....



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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    I had a hawk friend offer to give me the rag today when he was done with the paper. I said "No Thanks, we just stocked up on toilet paper." Crap paper is a generous term for that.



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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    I thought the piece about how the spread offense was going to be run was pretty cool to read. I can't wait to see that in action versus the mass chaos we had the past 2 years running a no huddle and still not getting the plays off in time. The worst was the game where we called a timeout and came out and somehow got a delay of game. How in the hell do you get a delay of game after a timeout, did someone forget to send a play in???


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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    They had Bo Williams as the #2 RB. Can't they even check the depth chart that came out last week?


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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Why anyone still buys the Rag is beyond me, I gave it up 2 years ago.....
    I gave up the paper 10 years ago, the online version 5 years ago, and I gave up clicking anyones links to it a year ago. I am no worse for it. it was terrible when I gave it up, I assume it still is.



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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    There's no excuse getting the 2-deeps wrong or including guys that didn't show. That said, I've enjoyed Randy Peterson's coverage and Keeler's columns. Really like the noon chats with fans.



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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    At least they can spell Rhoads right..a couple of months ago the Cedar Rapids Gazette did the main story on him and the headline had RHODES


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    Re: ISU Preview in the Rag

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormin View Post

    I did like the Pinball Machine Illustration on the Front. Looked sharp and was a unique cover to the Preview.
    The cover illustration is probably where they put most of their effort...



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