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    Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    I read a lot of criticism about the announcers during yesterday's UNI game because they kept bringing up the fact that UNI beat ISU two years ago. I thought they were just being paranoid, after all, that was the last time UNI played a BCS school and it was the biggest win in their history. But we do see a lot of ISU history -- bad -- in the media, and very little of the good. Whenver a FCS team challenges a BCS team, the games that get referred to are Appy State at Michigan and UNI at ISU. Whenever there's a coaching scandal -- e.g. Rick Pitino -- the Eustachy photos are never far behind. And the capper is that whenever a #1 or #2 seed gets in trouble early in the NCAA tournament, footage of the Hampton coach running around like a ****** gets played over and over. Is it a conspiracy or are we just paranoid?


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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    Ummm pass.


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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    I believe the "color analyst" was Anthony Herron, former Hawk -- who finished his career 1-3 against ISU.



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    In all fairness what good would they speak of?



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    The thing that should've tipped you off that something was wrong was that the color analyst kept making the comment..."[Enter players name here] grew up wanting to be a hawkeye all of his life. All Iowa kids do."

    What got me was the fact that he was making these comments about the UNI players!!!!

    I know for a fact that all kids in iowa don't aspire to be hawkeyes.



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    I think it's easy to pick on Iowa state cause we've been down in the major sports in the last couple years. But I think you are just being paranoid



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    Big 10 Network, Big 10 team losing, announcer trying to make FCS opponent look as good as possible. Plus he's a Hawk. All adds up.

    I don't think there is a widespread anti-ISU bias however.



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    I don't count the B10Network as Media.....



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    I don't count the B10Network as Media.....
    This, I listened to KXNO during the game, the radio home of the PANTHERS. That was awesome, those guys were really a good crew.


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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    In as many words,

    Paranoid.



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    Give it a rest. The game was on the Big 10 network, of course the announcers will be pro Iowa.

    I would love to see ISU get more props in the media but until we starting winning year in year out, then they will continue to knock on us and make us the butt of their jokes.



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    Quote Originally Posted by MontyBurns View Post
    I read a lot of criticism about the announcers during yesterday's UNI game because they kept bringing up the fact that UNI beat ISU two years ago. I thought they were just being paranoid, after all, that was the last time UNI played a BCS school and it was the biggest win in their history. But we do see a lot of ISU history -- bad -- in the media, and very little of the good. Whenver a FCS team challenges a BCS team, the games that get referred to are Appy State at Michigan and UNI at ISU. Whenever there's a coaching scandal -- e.g. Rick Pitino -- the Eustachy photos are never far behind. And the capper is that whenever a #1 or #2 seed gets in trouble early in the NCAA tournament, footage of the Hampton coach running around like a ****** gets played over and over. Is it a conspiracy or are we just paranoid?
    On field futility along with off field scandal tends to give you a poor reputation. Oregon got one big fat lesson in that fact in one game this week. The media isn't ISU's worst enemy, ISU is.



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    Gotta earn respect and frankly, we haven't done that lately.



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    In all fairness what good would they speak of?
    This. Larry's fiasco or the Hampton situation are far more memorable then our noted run to to the NIT final, or our Insite.com bowl win, or our most recent run into the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament.

    I just can't see an announcer saying, "this team really reminds me of the '04 Jared Homan led Iowa State team that made it past the first round of the tournament."



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    Re: Are we paranoid or is the media against us?

    Paranoid.




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