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    Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    Per Tim Griffin's Blog: Best and worst of the Big 12's bowl games - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    Best game: In the grand scheme of things, Iowa Stateís 14-13 triumph over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl was a matchup of two 6-6 teams. But the Cyclonesí pulsating victory still provided much excitement for the Cyclones. Alexander Robinson rushed for 137 yards in the victory that was settled by a late fumble recovery by ISU cornerback Teríran Benton, who was playing in his first game since breaking his leg on Oct. 24. Benton pounced on the turnover by Minnesotaís MarQueis Gray and the ISU did the rest with a clock-killing drive that provided an unexpected bowl victory for coach Paul Rhoads. Yes, thatís the same team that was expected to struggle to stay out of the North Division cellar before the season.



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    Re: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    "But the Cyclones' pulsating victory still provided much excitement for the Cyclones."

    That is very well written.



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    Re: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    Quote Originally Posted by RandomFan View Post
    "But the Cyclones' pulsating victory still provided much excitement for the Cyclones."

    That is very well written.
    Tim Griffin embiggens his blogs with his cromulent wordplay.



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    Re: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    It's funny. SI went over the bowl games and gave each team an up or down arrow to denote which direction the program was heading. Minny got an up arrow, while ISU got a down arrow. For the love of all that is good, does ANYONE in the sports writing profession pay any attention to schools not named USC, Texas, Florida, etc?

    I'd say a team that had lost 10 straight games the previous season, went to a bowl game and won it the next is on it's way down.



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    Re: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    Tim Griffin embiggens his blogs with his cromulent wordplay.
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    Re: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    Hey stew gives a link to this ******* SI writer.



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    Re: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    Quote Originally Posted by randallhatfield View Post
    Hey stew gives a link to this ******* SI writer.
    I'll see if I can find it online. I saw it in the magazine. By the way, nice to see you around. Thought you moved to Canada or something.



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    Re: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    It's funny. SI went over the bowl games and gave each team an up or down arrow to denote which direction the program was heading. Minny got an up arrow, while ISU got a down arrow. For the love of all that is good, does ANYONE in the sports writing profession pay any attention to schools not named USC, Texas, Florida, etc?

    I'd say a team that had lost 10 straight games the previous season, went to a bowl game and won it the next is on it's way down.
    How in the hell is ISU moving down and Minnesota moving up? What a ******* joke.


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    Re: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    what an idiot how is isu down


    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: Best/Worst from Big XII Bowls

    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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