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    ESPN Big 12 Blog

    I don't know if anybody else reads the Big 12 Blog on ESPN or not but I'm extremely disappointed that there is absolutely nothing written about Iowa State in the past several weeks. I realize Ubben was a writer for the Mizzou and Oklahoma football teams but if thats all he wants to write about, he probably shouldn't have left those jobs. For a team that was 7-6 and won a bowl game, I figure we would get a little more press than Waco College or Lawerence Area Community College. Oh well, I'll just beat my wife and kids instead of ranting about this on CF...



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    It's been that way for about, oh I don't know, forever with ESPN. We hardly ever get coverage from them and probably won't until we are bowl team every year and a Big XII North contender every other year.


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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    Griffin occasionally through in some in depth coverage of Iowa State. After the spring game, Chris said that Ubben would have a bunch of stuff up about it and he had next to nothing. I seriously haven't seen anything about Iowa State in a month on the site.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    I read the ESPN blog all the time. From what I've noticed about his blogs is that he/they usually write in regards to other articles and news. In other words, Ubben looks at other Big 12 team's local news sights and takes that information and then writes about it, or add it to his lunch links. Our local media doesn't even write about Iowa State, plus what is there to write about Iowa State now? I'm not ripping on us, it's just that there is nothing new out there that we don't already know, especially during this time of year.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    Tim Griffin sucks.......

    Close thread.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Tim Griffin sucks.......

    Close thread.
    If you could read you'd know he's been off the job for awhile now.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    I agree that its been annoying to have a vacuum of IA State stuff on that blog for awhile, but to be fair, there's been a vacuum of new info here too. Right now nothing of interest is happening for ISU football. OK State got a new CB, Missouri and Neb may be going to Big 10, there tons of national talk about TU, and KU just had a player kicked from the team. For the most part, these have been whats he's been talking about. Some of his stuff is redundant but pretty much anything he would mention about ISU right now would be redundant.
    I mean, look at the threads here. What away games do you plan on attending? The ISU Neb game for next year? There's no news about ISU football right now, so he's got nothing to write about.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    The reason they don't write about ISU is fairly simple. Not many people outside of the midwest care. Although it is a Big 12 blog most people logging on aren't searching for ISU. I am a recent ISU grand and a huge fan, I moved out to Seattle which makes viewing ISU games difficult at times. It would be nice to get more play nationally, but until we become drelevant outside of women's bball, gymnastics, vball and wrestling, national sports news will still ignore us. The bowl win was nice, but 2-3 in a row, will get the ball rolling. Go Clones and looking for to CPR and Mayor next year.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    Check out the official Big XII website. You won't find ANYTHING about Iowa State there either. Seriously. Nothing.

    I agree with isu53. We need some big time wins this season to get to another bowl game and start competing for a North Championship before anyone takes us seriously. Beating an Iowa, Utah, Nebraska or Missouri would be a huge step in rebuilding our image.



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    For the n-teenth time.... respect is earned, not given. Quit crying.

    We laid a solid foundation last year. Let's build on it this Fall



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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    Who cares? Do you honestly think Ubben could provide better material about ISU than Chris or many other ISU-specific journalists? No way. I go to the Big 12 blog to read some news about other Big 12 football teams, not ours.


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    Re: ESPN Big 12 Blog

    Cyclones dismiss starting OL - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    This just reinforces what a few of us are saying
    No News = No Reporting
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