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    Post Season Smelling Salts

    I was waiting for an appointment earlier today and had the chance to peruse the Athlon Sports 2009-2010 college basketball preview magazine.

    There are six power/BCS conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big 10, Big East, Pac 10 and SEC). These conferences combined have 73 teams. Over the past three years (2007, 2008, and 2009) the following schools are the only ones of the 73 schools in these 6 conferences that have made zero post season appearances:

    Colorado
    Iowa State
    Rutgers
    Seton Hall
    South Florida
    Iowa

    That's right...only 6 of the 73 teams in the power/BCS conferences have failed to make a post season of any type in the past three years.



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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    Yes we know, weve been bad. Tell us something we dont know



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    Did they also mention, to be fair, that it's not the coaches' fault?


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    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

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    Re: Post Season Smelling Salts

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    I was waiting for an appointment earlier today and had the chance to peruse the Athlon Sports 2009-2010 college basketball preview magazine.

    There are six power/BCS conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big 10, Big East, Pac 10 and SEC). These conferences combined have 73 teams. Over the past three years (2007, 2008, and 2009) the following schools are the only ones of the 73 schools in these 6 conferences that have made zero post season appearances:

    Colorado
    Iowa State
    Rutgers
    Seton Hall
    South Florida
    Iowa

    That's right...only 6 of the 73 teams in the power/BCS conferences have failed to make a post season of any type in the past three years.


    Holy cow!

    In other news....Tiger gets action.


    Carrying the banner for ISU.


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    Re: Post Season Smelling Salts

    maybe this is why people are constantly ******** on here!



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    Re: Post Season Smelling Salts

    It's not going to change for either major Iowa university this year either. That's what's even more sad/pathetic/depressing.



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    Re: Post Season Smelling Salts

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    I was waiting for an appointment earlier today and had the chance to peruse the Athlon Sports 2009-2010 college basketball preview magazine.

    There are six power/BCS conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big 10, Big East, Pac 10 and SEC). These conferences combined have 73 teams. Over the past three years (2007, 2008, and 2009) the following schools are the only ones of the 73 schools in these 6 conferences that have made zero post season appearances:

    Colorado
    Iowa State
    Rutgers
    Seton Hall
    South Florida
    Iowa

    That's right...only 6 of the 73 teams in the power/BCS conferences have failed to make a post season of any type in the past three years.
    man i am not a fan of Coach McD's coaching either, but give it a rest



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    Quote Originally Posted by Final42b View Post
    Yes we know, weve been bad. Tell us something we dont know
    So, you knew we were one of only 6 teams in the BCS/power conferences that have not had any post season in the last three years, huh?!?

    I pay pretty close attention to CBB and I was shocked that this number was so low.



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    man i am not a fan of Coach McD's coaching either, but give it a rest
    All you have to do is state simple facts about the GM era at ISU and you are immediately castigated. As Bill Parcells says...you are who your record says you are.



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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    I don't understand all the animosity towards the OP. I knew we hadn't been good lately, but I had no idea that so many other teams had at least made a postseason tournament. That is a truly telling sign, and boy it makes it hard to spend much more time supporting Mac based on those facts.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    I don't understand all the animosity towards the OP. I knew we hadn't been good lately, but I had no idea that so many other teams had at least made a postseason tournament. That is a truly telling sign, and boy it makes it hard to spend much more time supporting Mac based on those facts.
    What it says is that it is pretty tough to be a team in a power/BCS conference and not make some level of post season play one out of every three years...92% of our peer group has accomplished this during the last three years.



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

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    Re: Post Season Smelling Salts

    Imagine the coincidence of you, of all people, randomly finding negative information about Iowa State basketball. The odds must be staggering.



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    Re: Post Season Smelling Salts

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Imagine the coincidence of you, of all people, randomly finding negative information about Iowa State basketball. The odds must be staggering.
    Dude, Feel free to provide any positive information about Iowa State basketball over the last 3 years.

    Anything. Seriously, anything.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ozone View Post
    Dude, Feel free to provide any positive information about Iowa State basketball over the last 3 years.

    Anything. Seriously, anything.
    I know exactly what you're saying, the truth hurts...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    I don't understand all the animosity towards the OP.
    Simple. While the OP is certainly entitled to his opinion - one that is shared by many on CF - after a while of the same old song and dance, it gets old. Took about 5 minutes to look through the OP's last 100 posts, did a back-of-the-envelope (literally, it's the only paper I had around) tabulation - so I could be off by one or two, but gimme a break, it's damn near 1 a.m., and I need to go to bed.

    12 posts about ISU Basketball unrelated to McD.
    6 posts about the SEC/LSU
    2 posts on non-ISU related topics
    The remaining 80 deal with coaching/McDermott - the majority of which (if not all) are negative

    Even if I heard a new song on the radio and absolutely LOVED it, if it comprises 80 out of the next 100 songs I hear, I'm going to be tired of it. I believe the technical CF term for this is the "MontyBurns" effect - the incessant trashing of a person/thing related to ISU and the resulting animosity that ensues. Somewhat amusing that now that Monty's gone, we have an immediate heir to the throne.

    To pre-empt my branding as "just a McDermott defender" - I've bitten my tongue on him so far this year. I said preseason that if we didn't make the post-season this year, I'm done with him. I'm a man of my word. If we're done when the calendar hits March 14, I join the chorus line. Until then, I'm going to continue to watch in silence (or silent horror, I'm not sure which)


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