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    Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    I have been visiting this site for about two years and finally feel compelled to post. During our post game tailgate (between CY and Hilton) we saw a couple of players presumably walking home. As they approached our tailgate I stopped them and thanked them for their effort on the field and for chosing Iowa State. I recognized Taufoou, but was not sure who the other player was. I introduced myself and they extended their hands and introduced themselves. When Money told me his name I said "hey your the Citys brother" they both laughed. They appologized for the games result and engaged in conversation for several minutes. These guys were more than gracious, I would have expected a few nods of the head, maybe a fist bump, and them looking for the first chance to ditch us. They stood like men, proud, respectful, and looked you in the eyes when they talked. It was more impressive than I can describe. Our kids wanted some pictures, and they put down their bags, took out thier ISU colors and put them on and posed for pictures with the kids. The Taufoou and Reynolds families have raised children to be proud of. If I can figure out how to post a picture we will put it up.

    After feeling like I had been kicked square in the nuxx, these guys added a bright spot to the day. I'd prefer a win, but my guess is these guys would have too and for them to be that accomodating is a testament to the team and its character. Sorry for a long first post.


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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Quote Originally Posted by im4isu View Post
    I have been visiting this site for about two years and finally feel compelled to post. During our post game tailgate (between CY and Hilton) we saw a couple of players presumably walking home. As they approached our tailgate I stopped them and thanked them for their effort on the field and for chosing Iowa State. I recognized Taufoou, but was not sure who the other player was. I introduced myself and they extended their hands and introduced themselves. When Money told me his name I said "hey your the Citys brother" they both laughed. They appologized for the games result and engaged in conversation for several minutes. These guys were more than gracious, I would have expected a few nods of the head, maybe a fist bump, and them looking for the first chance to ditch us. They stood like men, proud, respectful, and looked you in the eyes when they talked. It was more impressive than I can describe. Our kids wanted some pictures, and they put down their bags, took out thier ISU colors and put them on and posed for pictures with the kids. The Taufoou and Reynolds families have raised children to be proud of. If I can figure out how to post a picture we will put it up.

    After feeling like I had been kicked square in the nuxx, these guys added a bright spot to the day. I'd prefer a win, but my guess is these guys would have too and for them to be that accomodating is a testament to the team and its character. Sorry for a long first post.
    Great post and thanks for sharing. This thread should be pinned.


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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Thank you!

    This is why I am proud to be a Cyclone.



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Quote Originally Posted by im4isu View Post
    I have been visiting this site for about two years and finally feel compelled to post. During our post game tailgate (between CY and Hilton) we saw a couple of players presumably walking home. As they approached our tailgate I stopped them and thanked them for their effort on the field and for chosing Iowa State. I recognized Taufoou, but was not sure who the other player was. I introduced myself and they extended their hands and introduced themselves. When Money told me his name I said "hey your the Citys brother" they both laughed. They appologized for the games result and engaged in conversation for several minutes. These guys were more than gracious, I would have expected a few nods of the head, maybe a fist bump, and them looking for the first chance to ditch us. They stood like men, proud, respectful, and looked you in the eyes when they talked. It was more impressive than I can describe. Our kids wanted some pictures, and they put down their bags, took out thier ISU colors and put them on and posed for pictures with the kids. The Taufoou and Reynolds families have raised children to be proud of. If I can figure out how to post a picture we will put it up.

    After feeling like I had been kicked square in the nuxx, these guys added a bright spot to the day. I'd prefer a win, but my guess is these guys would have too and for them to be that accomodating is a testament to the team and its character. Sorry for a long first post.
    Nice first post and thanks for posting!

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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Very good to hear. I know I personally didn't want to be around anyone after that game. For a player to stop by and do that after that loss says a lot about their character.



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Good stuff. Glad to hear.



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Thanks for the comments. I'm 43 and tech. challenged. I don't know much about posting, pinning, or other messaging tricks. I was lost when I tried to register! Avatars, signautures, pictures....maybe i'll have my eleven year old help.


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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Would love to see the picture if you can figure it out! Either way great story.



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Quote Originally Posted by im4isu View Post
    Thanks for the comments. I'm 43 and tech. challenged. I don't know much about posting, pinning, or other messaging tricks. I was lost when I tried to register! Avatars, signautures, pictures....maybe i'll have my eleven year old help.
    Good info and stories trumps all that other 'stuff'.



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    This needs some bump action, and maybe moved to Football for higher visibility. This is my first look at CF since the disaster and I must say it made my day.



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Thanks for sharing. It helps a lot to know we have guys that were so nice.



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    One of the greatest things ,I personally love about being a cyclone ! Every player I have ment or even players familys are sooo great and they love being loved by all of us sooo much!!!Alot of great people !! thanks for posting



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    I've met both Taufoou and Money, and both are phenomenal guys. Taufoou will talk your ear off if you let him! Both are polite, easy going, and great Cyclones.



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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Maybe the posters who don't like Reynolds could bother posting in this thread. Jokers.

    Favorite new player by far. And I like the cut of this Taufoou lads jib.


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    Re: Class Act - Darius Reynolds & Matt Taufoou

    Very Cool story!



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