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    Thumbs up Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Too bad some of our fans can't accept this and move on like our coach does: FOOTBALL: Cyclones looking to second half of season

    Q: How do you feel about moral victories?

    PR: It just doesn’t exist. There’s growth and there’s improvement, that’s what we’re doing right now. We still lost two straight football games. We’d love nothing more than to be 5–1 right now, and we’re plays away from being that. That’s what losers say. That’s what the team that’s 3–3 says as opposed to the other. Our goal is, and our expectations are, to continue to improve as a football team, and we are doing that. We’re pleased with that. We’re not pleased with losing.”
    Let's take the lead from our coach and quit playing the "what if's."


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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Good deal.

    Last I checked, moral victories are pretty much always found in the "L" column.



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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Moral victories are for losers IMO.

    Either you won or you lost.



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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    I love that he doesn't hold back on his opinion, but he doesn't come off as an *** when he's saying it!



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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    No coaches are.


    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    I love that he doesn't hold back on his opinion, but he doesn't come off as an *** when he's saying it!
    No doubt about it ... er, I mean YEAH, I like that he doesn't sugar coat things, but he doesn't throw anyone under the bus, either. Seems like a class act, which is the impression I had after talking to him at the Quad City Cyclone outing this spring.



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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Is there a thread about what Deace said? I assume that is why the question was asked.

    I happen to agree with what Deace said. Players and coaches cannot accept moral victories.

    I also agreed when he said ISU fans were the exact opposite of Iowa fans. Paraphrasing he basically said Iowa fans start thinking NC after 5 wins and ISU fans are happy when they only lose by 5 to a team like Kansas.



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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    We're about 3 days away from being 4-3.



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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Too bad some of our fans can't accept this and move on like our coach does: FOOTBALL: Cyclones looking to second half of season



    Let's take the lead from our coach and quit playing the "what if's."
    Fans can have a moral victory...no problem. The moral victory of a close loss to KU is better than losing by 20 points. A blowout would have affected attendance for Baylor.



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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Fans can have a moral victory...no problem. The moral victory of a close loss to KU is better than losing by 20 points. A blowout would have affected attendance for Baylor.
    I'm still not a fan of that mentality. True fans show up win or lose. If you lose by 1 or lose by 40 it's still just 1 L in the W/L collumn and there is no tally for "close wins/losses"


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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    I'm still not a fan of that mentality. True fans show up win or lose. If you lose by 1 or lose by 40 it's still just 1 L in the W/L collumn and there is no tally for "close wins/losses"
    That's not the way a lot of people feel though. No one is saying they are a fan of that mentality, but it exists and that's the way it is.


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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Is there a thread about what Deace said? I assume that is why the question was asked.

    I happen to agree with what Deace said. Players and coaches cannot accept moral victories.

    I also agreed when he said ISU fans were the exact opposite of Iowa fans. Paraphrasing he basically said Iowa fans start thinking NC after 5 wins and ISU fans are happy when they only lose by 5 to a team like Kansas.
    I can tell you that I wasn't happy losing by 5 to Kansas. I was ****** off the rest of that weekend that we didn't win that game.


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    Re: Rhoads not into Moral Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Fans can have a moral victory...no problem. The moral victory of a close loss to KU is better than losing by 20 points. A blowout would have affected attendance for Baylor.
    Fans have moral victories all the time. I would definately consider UNI/
    Iowa a moral victory for UNI but I highly doubt you saw any UNI players or coaches talking about moral victories.

    It's the players and coaches that can't be happy with only losing by five on the road to a ranked team. As Herm Edwards would say, "you play to win the game!" You don't play to keep it close.



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