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    Hypothetical Situation

    I want to discuss a hypothetical situation due to a recent write-up by Jason Whitlock of the KC Star.

    Jayhawks likely will win mediocre Big 12 North - Kansas City Star

    Let's say Iowa State were to win the B12 North by actually running the table and finishing with a 9-3 record on the year. This would undoubtedly pit our beloved Cyclones against a National Championship contender, Texas. Do we decline the right to play in the B12 championship game in fear of the stomping the Longhorns may put on us? or Do we play in that game with all the confidence in the world in hopes of knocking off the almighty prowess of Texas?

    EDIT* I forgot to mention, that I think it's an absolutely ridiculous thought to decline the invitation to play in the B12 championship game, so please refrain from railing on me thinking that I would actually decline that invite.


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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    If ISU would decline it, I would no longer be a fan.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    If ISU would decline it, I would no longer be a fan.
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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    You play, and you play well, and you hope to beat them. Who's to say we can't?



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Why would you ever decline to play a championship game? I can't see a good reason to do that.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Is this a serious question? Declining to play is not even an option.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Why would you ever decline to play a championship game? I can't see a good reason to do that.
    According to Jason Whitlock you decline it in order to save face.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Dumbest... Question.... Ever.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    According to Jason Whitlock you decline it in order to save face.
    Pretty sure that was said tongue-in-cheek, facetiously.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    According to Jason Whitlock you decline it in order to save face.
    I know this is Whitlock and not yourself, but I can't think of a time where someone saves face by running away scared.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Pretty sure that was said tongue-in-cheek, facetiously.
    I sure hope he was being facetious.

    While I don't agree with declining the invite, I do agree with the point I think he was trying to make in that the North still isn't at the level of the South. There's no argument there.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    We would win.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    The North hasn't won the Big 12 championship game since 2003 (Kansas State) and most of those games haven't been close. But if we make it, we still go. Even if we get smoked by Texas, our bowl position ought to be pretty good.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    Quote Originally Posted by melt View Post
    I know this is Whitlock and not yourself, but I can't think of a time where someone saves face by running away scared.
    Very good point, brings up another question.

    Which is more embarrassing?

    Declining the invite to that game....or......getting stomped by Texas.

    You may very well be the laughing stock of the nation if you run away from that game.



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    Re: Hypothetical Situation

    If ISU wins the rest of the games, it will deserve to be in the championship, and they will have improve enough during the season to represent the North well. There is a lot of things that need to go right before any of this can happen.



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