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    Meet the Coaches Night

    I was unable to attend, had to hit the gym and rehab my knee instead. There was a VERY large crowd of Cyclones when I got to 7 Flags a littl before 5:30. Should have been a great turnout!

    If you attended, please give us some highlights!

    I heard this morning that last night, ISU auctioned off a print of the billboard in CR. The bidding was crazy I guess and two individuals pushed it all the way up to $4000.

    Pollard promised to print another and sold 2 at $4000 each.

    Brilliant, just...brilliant.

    Pollard finds a way for the fans to eagerly pay for the billboard.

    How many more rabbits does this guy have in his hat?



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    I went and it was awesome to say the least. I think they said there was somewhere between 850-900 people there last night.

    The print of the Cyclone billboard was signed by Pollard and I think Dmac. The bidding actually got up to $4,750 and that is when Pollard got up and told the auctioneer that they would drop it to $4,000 and make another print. The guy is awesome, quick enough thinker to realize he could drop the bid, make a second one, and come out with $8,000 instead of maybe $5,000.

    The best part of the night was the unveiling of two new billboards. The first one Jamie said will be in Des Moines somewhere and shows a picture of Cael Sanderson and Greg McDermott on about the same background as the billboard already up. The caption on the billboard says "We chose Iowa State, How about you!!" THEN, when the Cedar Rapids billboard comes down, we are replacing it with a billboard like the one I just talked about, except it will only have GMAC on it with the same caption. He got a standing ovation with that one.

    This was the first Coaches night I have been too since moving down here from Mason City and I can guarantee you it won't be the last. It was great seeing all the Cyclone license plates in the 7 flags parking lot.



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    Thanks Cyclonesrule! Good stuff. I too had heard about the 2 new billboards. More billboards = more p*ssed off fans.

    I love it!



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    That is awesome. Can anyone imagine BVDV coming up with something like that? NOT!
    Thanks Jamie!


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    Bruce Van De Velde.....Who is he again???? LOL



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    I had never heard Cael Sanderson speak before last night and it just amazes me how humble the guy is for being such a stud. You could tell he was a little uneasy about speaking in front of people, but was hilarious. Talked about seeing a couple cars in the parking lot that had EIU plates and was looking for volunteers to pick them up and throw them in the river. How such an elite athlete can be so down to earth and humble amazes me.

    I had not heard much about when the coaches night was, but a buddy won two tickets on Cotler & Co. so that is how I got there this year but look forward to buying a table and hopefully buy next years print of the "Cyclone State" billboard Pollard puts up outside IA City next year when we whoop on their ***** again this comingyear. In saying "hopefully" in the last sentence, it is that I have the money and the wife lets me buy it, not if we'll win the CY-hawk trophy.

    As a side not, in winning the tickets from 1460, we got to sit with Larry Cotler and his movie critic. I was pretty impressed with both of them. Really nice guys



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