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    Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    The grass always looks greener, on the other side of the fence, but the dog over there might be meaner, on the other side of the fence… Stay in your own yard, play in your own yard!

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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    Wow surprisingly insightful article from Randy. Nicely done!

    And Craig regardless of what the vocal minority has to say about you know that Cyclone Nation is 100% in your corner kid. Looking forward to watching you tear up the Big XII!



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    Good article. Gives some insight into what being a college athlete is all about. Keep in mind that these KIDS are doing two jobs (one in the classroom and one on the court) and are expected to do both quite well. I think people on this message board need to take a long hard look at themselves. Everyone gets frustrated and it is fair to be critical of people from time to time but some of the personal attacks are completely out of line. The in-game comments have been ridiculous the last few weeks. People should think about whether they would make the same comment if the athlete was their son, daugther, brother, sister, mother or father. I'm guessing they wouldn't.

    Don't worry Craig most of the people on this board understand that you are doing all that you can and are just frustrated with the team's performance to this point. Hopefully that frustration is alleviated with a great effort and victory on Wednesday night.



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    I find it interesting that Craig's Twitter page is protected from outsiders, yet the DMR felt like sharing his private thoughts. That's first class journalism...



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by AnkenyCy24 View Post
    I find it interesting that Craig's Twitter page is protected from outsiders, yet the DMR felt like sharing his private thoughts. That's first class journalism...
    He has allowed Randy Peterson to follow him, so what does he expect?



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    a chimp could do the work of randy peterson.



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    I feel bad that Craig thinks he's taking the blame for their struggles. I don't blame him at all.



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by rochclone View Post
    Good article. Gives some insight into what being a college athlete is all about. Keep in mind that these KIDS are doing two jobs (one in the classroom and one on the court) and are expected to do both quite well. I think people on this message board need to take a long hard look at themselves. Everyone gets frustrated and it is fair to be critical of people from time to time but some of the personal attacks are completely out of line. The in-game comments have been ridiculous the last few weeks. People should think about whether they would make the same comment if the athlete was their son, daugther, brother, sister, mother or father. I'm guessing they wouldn't.

    Don't worry Craig most of the people on this board understand that you are doing all that you can and are just frustrated with the team's performance to this point. Hopefully that frustration is alleviated with a great effort and victory on Wednesday night.
    This exactly. This should be posted on the front page. Good job.



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    I feel bad that Craig thinks he's taking the blame for their struggles. I don't blame him at all.
    Ditto



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    I don't know how I feel about this. On one hand, I know it has to tough. The spotlight was on him since he decided to come back and he hasn't has a magnificent year so far. On the other hand some of those posts bother me. As THE guy on this team he has to know he will take the blame whether it's right or wrong and he has to be able to put that aside.


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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    I don't know how I feel about this. On one hand, I know it has to tough. The spotlight was on him since he decided to come back and he hasn't has a magnificent year so far. On the other hand some of those posts bother me. As THE guy on this team he has to know he will take the blame whether it's right or wrong and he has to be able to put that aside.
    +1.

    Sure, it's tough, but who else does he think people would point towards?


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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    He knows that, did you read the article even?



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    That was a great article by Randy. Very insightful.



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    I love Craig. One of my favorite Cyclones of all time. There are a lot of times he is open and people don't get him the ball. He might not be open long, because teams aren't going to allow that to happen, but even if it is for a second people have to get him the ball. Now go get Texas!



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    Re: Article from the Rag on Craig Brackins and his thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    He knows that, did you read the article even?
    If this is in reference to my post, yes I read the article. It was pretty good. I would like to be in his shoes. A future in the NBA playing a game for a living. I can understand how he feels. The fact is he needs to get over what anyone is posting on a ****in message board. do you think he is the only player who is double teamed? Great players find a way to make it work. I think he will find a way to play the game that makes it hard for teams to focus on him without giving up something else. Yes, the rest of the team needs to help him with that.

    I don't mean to bash Craig. I just want to see him play mean. I want him to get nasty out there. I haven't seen it. He has as much talent as it takes to be very successful, I just don't know if his attitude allows him to be dominant. I know he is trying hard and doing the best he can with the current attitude but I would like to see him mean just once.

    This also goes for the rest of the team but since he is the face it needs to start there.


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