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    Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

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    Texas Tech's misfortune apparently is becoming a punchline for other schools around the conference.

    Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard got a laugh at the Red Raiders' expense during a pep rally for his school Wednesday before his team's Insight Bowl game against Minnesota.

    Pollard alluded to the firing of Tech coach Mike Leach, who was let go by the school after reports surfaced about him placing reserve wide receiver Adam James in a shed while he was recovering from a concussion.

    Several hours later, Pollard made this comment to ISU fans:

    “I’m so excited to be here, because I’ve been locked in a closet by Paul Rhoads,” Pollard said, according to the Des Moines Register.

    Pollard's comments got a few chuckles from the assembled Cyclone fans.

    But I bet it wasn't very funny to many people in West Texas.


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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    And what irritates me more is this is the first thing I find when trying to so some searching on ESPN for our bowl game tonight. Oh, but they got OSU on the front page,


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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Screw Texas, we have good jokes.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    No offense, but its not even that funny.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    No offense, but its not even that funny.
    What can you do at this point. Im pretty sure everyone knows it was a royal screw over there. Noone can change it.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Im so excited to be here, because Ive been locked in a closet by Paul Rhoads, Pollard said, according to the Des Moines Register.

    But I bet it wasn't very funny to many people in West Texas.
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    It might be a good idea to lay low on this topic.


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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Nothing wrong with the joke, it just wasn't that funny.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    I agree, it's not very funny.

    The Pollard haters and apologists will have a field day discussing this one. I almost wish I could see how ClonzRule is spinning this one.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by guitarchitect7 View Post
    And what irritates me more is this is the first thing I find when trying to so some searching on ESPN for our bowl game tonight. Oh, but they got OSU on the front page,
    Didn't you hear, we're not part of the official bowl season because we're not on ESPN or a major network!

    Seriously though, **** NFL Network. Yes I have easy access to the game both on WOI and at a sports bar, but I wish NFL Net would keep their greedy paws out of college football.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneChris View Post
    I agree, it's not very funny.

    The Pollard haters and apologists will have a field day discussing this one. I almost wish I could see how ClonzRule is spinning this one.

    Not even sure why anyone would even fight over it. Its a joke, almost everyone has told a bad one.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    This is why I was against this bowl. When you watch a bowl game you see the upcoming bowls throughout the game and there is no mention of us. Nothing. We get no exposure before the game and it sucks. No one even know we are in a bowl game right now unless they focus on us.


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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by guitarchitect7 View Post
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    Texas Tech's misfortune apparently is becoming a punchline for other schools around the conference.

    Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard got a laugh at the Red Raiders' expense during a pep rally for his school Wednesday before his team's Insight Bowl game against Minnesota.

    Pollard alluded to the firing of Tech coach Mike Leach, who was let go by the school after reports surfaced about him placing reserve wide receiver Adam James in a shed while he was recovering from a concussion.

    Several hours later, Pollard made this comment to ISU fans:

    Im so excited to be here, because Ive been locked in a closet by Paul Rhoads, Pollard said, according to the Des Moines Register.

    Pollard's comments got a few chuckles from the assembled Cyclone fans.

    But I bet it wasn't very funny to many people in West Texas.
    After listening for years to all the slights about how ISU drags down the Big XII, isn't worthy and such, and how they seem to mostly originate out of Texas - I don't really care if they find it funny or not.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    Nothing wrong with the joke, it just wasn't that funny.
    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneChris View Post
    I agree, it's not very funny.

    The Pollard haters and apologists will have a field day discussing this one. I almost wish I could see how ClonzRule is spinning this one.
    My thoughts exactly. Nothing wrong with the joke, its just a really bad one.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    This is why I was against this bowl. When you watch a bowl game you see the upcoming bowls throughout the game and there is no mention of us. Nothing. We get no exposure before the game and it sucks. No one even know we are in a bowl game right now unless they focus on us.
    Lets get exposed for knocking down ranked teams and getting a bigger bowl. Im not overly worried about the exposure of this one. Im excited we made it and hopefull for the future. ISU is getting money this time around so they still win. We will have our day in sun.



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    Re: Tech a punch line for Pollard?!?

    The joke could have been funnier ... by changing it to a "closet" he confused a lot of people.

    He should have said something to he effect of "Sorry I'm late, but I've been forced to stand in a dark shed all day." still not entirely funny - but would have brought more people in ... was too obscure.



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