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    Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Since everyone has felt the need to post rediculous threads about the men's basketball team, i've decided to post my own. first off, i'm not happy or satisfied with this team's performance this season in any way. I believe the talent is here but the players have not become a "team" to this point. Regardless, we are supposedly cyclone fanatics. Frustration is one thing, but the MBB threads are insane. Some are calling for Mac's head, some resorting to facebook stalking, some calling out other posters, and my favorite, some claiming to stop being fans of the team this year. For real???? Is it possible to talk sensible cyclone basketball at all on this board without being hammered lke ISUFan22 is being on one thread. Lets give the team our support regardless of the performance and hope for better days ahead. Trust Coach Mac and the players as i'm sure all of them are more dissappointed than any of us and determined to fix the problems that lie ahead. Go State!!!!


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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by hiwhatis View Post
    Since everyone has felt the need to post rediculous threads about the men's basketball team, i've decided to post my own. first off, i'm not happy or satisfied with this team's performance this season in any way. I believe the talent is here but the players have not become a "team" to this point. Regardless, we are supposedly cyclone fanatics. Frustration is one thing, but the MBB threads are insane. Some are calling for Mac's head, some resorting to facebook stalking, some calling out other posters, and my favorite, some claiming to stop being fans of the team this year. For real???? Is it possible to talk sensible cyclone basketball at all on this board without being hammered lke ISUFan22 is being on one thread. Lets give the team our support regardless of the performance and hope for better days ahead. Trust Coach Mac and the players as i'm sure all of them are more dissappointed than any of us and determined to fix the problems that lie ahead. Go State!!!!
    +1. Seriously were 11-4 with most losses that everyone predicted before the season, (Cal, Duke, ND/NW) Let conference play out before I make my decision on coach Mac.



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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    post of the new year


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    I've been spending less and less time on this site. The attitude of some (or most) people bums me out. I've always just cheered for the Cyclones regardless of the situation or whats at stake. The enjoyment of each game has always been enough for me. The saddest part is that some people think that's pathetic.


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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan1 View Post
    +1. Seriously were 11-4 with most losses that everyone predicted before the season, (Cal, Duke, ND/NW) Let conference play out before I make my decision on coach Mac.
    Yes...I still think they find a way to get a winning record in the Big 12 and get 20 wins



    Im just glad I have Homan as my bodyguard, Eustachy joked. If I ever make it real big and get to drive a limo everyday, hell be driving it. I thought he came off the bench like somebody was stealing his cow or something.

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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    I'm hanging on by a thread. I told myself this year would be the litmus test to judge our coach and program. Things are not trending in a positive direction currently.

    So much CRAP has happened to our program (started by Floyd jetting) that our fanbase is just on edge and will snap at anything. We suffered implosion after implosion.

    Off the top of my head:

    Floyd jetting to Chi-town
    Fizer leaving early
    1st round loss in both Big and NCAA tourney to last seeded team
    LE not recruiting anyone that could stay eligible.
    LE not recruiting period
    LE being a drunk and drinking with opposing team's fans (college aged too) after game
    Firing LE and then STRUGGLING to find a replacement coach...being turned down by coach after coach
    WM running a cruddy program with no discipline and getting out coached game after game
    WM getting fire and mass player exodus
    Lackluster new coach hire
    Player exodus after injury after ineligible ruling
    A certain player not coming here
    Team loaded with talent vastly underperforming

    Add that up waddya got?


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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by tigershoops31 View Post
    Yes...I still think they find a way to get a winning record in the Big 12 and get 20 wins
    That's really the thing, there is a lot of frustration, but even if we went 12-2 out of conference we still would need 9 wins in conference, so we basically have the same task ahead. Let's get 10 conference wins.



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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan1 View Post
    +1. Seriously were 11-4 with most losses that everyone predicted before the season, (Cal, Duke, ND/NW) Let conference play out before I make my decision on coach Mac.
    Agreed....just wish I'd see some glimmers of hope.


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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    I try not to take any one fan/post too seriously. Heck, about 10 rows in front of me in the United center there was an Iowa State student wearing a cyclone alley t-shirt and Duke hat??!? what the heck....



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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    We're putting 13,000 people into games for a coach that hasn't beaten a ranked opponent, and he's in his 4th year, coaching in an arena where ranked teams used to go to die. He also holds the longest post season drought of the past 3 decades for this school. Did I mention that 13,000 people are showing up for this? We have plenty of true fans... Fans aren't the problem. If anything, we enable it.


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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    We're putting 13,000 people into games for a coach that hasn't beaten a ranked opponent, and he's in his 4th year, coaching in an arena where ranked teams used to go to die. He also holds the longest post season drought of the past 3 decades for this school. Did I mention that 13,000 people are showing up for this? We have plenty of true fans... Fans aren't the problem. If anything, we enable it.
    We know where you stand Al, he asked if there were any TRUE fans left, not fair weather fans that look for any reason to tear down their team, players, and coaches...you got anything there or did you just make a wrong turn from your "who should we hire to replace McDermott" thread?



    Im just glad I have Homan as my bodyguard, Eustachy joked. If I ever make it real big and get to drive a limo everyday, hell be driving it. I thought he came off the bench like somebody was stealing his cow or something.

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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by BBHMagic View Post
    I've been spending less and less time on this site. The attitude of some (or most) people bums me out. I've always just cheered for the Cyclones regardless of the situation or whats at stake. The enjoyment of each game has always been enough for me. The saddest part is that some people think that's pathetic.
    Same here. I'm sick of the pathetic ******** by the wannabee armchair coaches to the point that I'm about ready to puke. It doesn't take much for this site to turn into a crybaby party and I am getting sick of it. I'll support the team and the coaches(gasp) through the good times and the bad.

    Go Cyclones.



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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by tigershoops31 View Post
    We know where you stand Al, he asked if there were any TRUE fans left, not fair weather fans that look for any reason to tear down their team, players, and coaches...you got anything there or did you just make a wrong turn from your "who should we hire to replace McDermott" thread?
    Fair weather fans don't usually show up for games when the team is underperforming.



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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by tigershoops31 View Post
    We know where you stand Al, he asked if there were any TRUE fans left, not fair weather fans that look for any reason to tear down their team, players, and coaches...you got anything there or did you just make a wrong turn from your "who should we hire to replace McDermott" thread?
    So I'm fairweather because I don't think McDermott will get it done? That's ******* ridiculous and you know it. I still go to games. Do you see me calling McDermott names, ripping on players? NO. Look, he's had 4 years and hasn't done a damn thing. What response do you have to that? Any? At all? We haven't even sniffed the god damn NIT! Please, tell me why McDermott will get ISU to the post season. Oh wait, you can't, you just personally attack anyone who doesn't agree with you. What a great way to win an argument.

    Look. I can stare at my table ALL day. I can wish that it turns into a Ferrari. I can wish really, really, really hard for that to happen, but at the end of the day, it's still a table. I've accepted that, you're still praying it turns into a Ferrari.

    A fairweather fan is one who claims to not care when things are bad, and is the biggest fan in the world when they're down. The large group of us who are upset with how things are going ARE NOT fairweather. We're upset because we care about ISU basketball, and ISU basketball is not well right now. You wanna call me fairweather? Fine, I really don't care. You can go ahead and give McD a left time extension and see where that goes...


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    Re: Are there any true Cyclone B-ball fans anymore???

    Quote Originally Posted by LeBron1 View Post
    Fair weather fans don't usually show up for games when the team is underperforming.
    Sure they do...if they don't show up or watch then nobody will give credence to all their dumb *** ramblings about who we should fire, deport, lock in an electrical closet, or send back to their home...

    Maybe fair weather was a bad term...fair weather indicates that those people actually root for us when we win...these leeches just sit back when we win and bide their time for when they can jump back out and spew their venom...



    Im just glad I have Homan as my bodyguard, Eustachy joked. If I ever make it real big and get to drive a limo everyday, hell be driving it. I thought he came off the bench like somebody was stealing his cow or something.

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