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    The silver lining

    the reality is we were never going to win the conference championship. Texas outspends us and doesnt leave their state to recruit.

    I am excted thinking of the new start we will have somewhere else.

    I think Id rather live as an alpha dog in a small city than a mutt in a large one.


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    Re: The silver lining

    I see what your saying here but it does not make the situation feel any better. Granted I feel we would have a much better chance to compete in the MWC or god forbid the MAC, it still doesn't feel good.

    It feels like really praising the tangyness of the musturd on the **** sandwich.



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    Re: The silver lining

    I disagree with everything you said. I want to compete against the best, if we can't beat them then so be it, but I want that feeling I get when we do.


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    Re: The silver lining

    Quote Originally Posted by jamestaylor View Post
    the reality is we were never going to win the conference championship. Texas outspends us and doesnt leave their state to recruit.

    I am excted thinking of the new start we will have somewhere else.

    I think Id rather live as an alpha dog in a small city than a mutt in a large one.
    Kinda like when you were dumped by that really hot chick who really only wanted your money but you were actually charging all your credit cards up just to keep her happy. Then you started dating an average chick with some acne scars and a hair coming out of the mole on her face....but hey--she ain't gonna cheat on you and she thinks you're way hot.


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    Re: The silver lining

    We need to be in a BCS Conference or we will lose oor coaches and our best athletes. We'll be just another MVC school!



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    Re: The silver lining

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I disagree with everything you said. I want to compete against the best, if we can't beat them then so be it, but I want that feeling I get when we do.
    I agree with you entirely, and have never understood the attitude of some (albeit few) losers & quitters who spout this type of nonsense.

    Can you just imagine if our Academic programs had that attitude? I can see our recruiting material:

    "We at Iowa State have given up competing with the top engineering schools in the Country as it was simply too tiresome. You can, however, expect to receive a mediocre education, good enough to land you a top engineering job at a dumpy manufacturing plant in Podunk, USA. We hope that you will schedule a visit soon; our partner in lodging, the Motel 6 offers free toast and a $5 off coupon for fine dining at the Village Inn."

    Did we not just go to a really nice Bowl game last December, or was I imagining things? Were we not just recently competing for Basketball titles!?!

    Loser attitudes accomplish nothing but making you a sure loser.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetiecy View Post
    I agree with you entirely, and have never understood the attitude of some (albeit few) losers & quitters who spout this type of nonsense.

    Can you just imagine if our Academic programs had that attitude? I can see our recruiting material:

    "We at Iowa State have given up competing with the top engineering schools in the Country as it was simply too tiresome. You can, however, expect to receive a mediocre education, good enough to land you a top engineering job at a dumpy manufacturing plant in Podunk, USA. We hope that you will schedule a visit soon; our partner in lodging, the Motel 6 offers free toast and a $5 off coupon for fine dining at the Village Inn."

    Did we not just go to a really nice Bowl game last December, or was I imagining things? Were we not just recently competing for Basketball titles!?!

    Loser attitudes accomplish nothing but making you a sure loser.

    This is a ridiculous post. Motel 6 offers a free continental breakfast.


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    Re: The silver lining

    Quote Originally Posted by moforisu View Post
    We need to be in a BCS Conference or we will lose oor coaches and our best athletes. We'll be just another MVC school!
    Crap, should we have kept McDermott? Maybe then he could win...



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    Re: The silver lining

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I disagree with everything you said. I want to compete against the best, if we can't beat them then so be it, but I want that feeling I get when we do.
    Is it competition when one of the teams gets more money from the pot? If it was equitable then I'm all for trying to knock off Goliath. But it isn't.



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    Re: The silver lining

    jamestaylor says many dumb things. Also, he's not a true Cyclone. He's just trying to start some ****.



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    Re: The silver lining

    Quote Originally Posted by jamestaylor View Post
    the reality is we were never going to win the conference championship. Texas outspends us and doesnt leave their state to recruit.

    I am excted thinking of the new start we will have somewhere else.

    I think Id rather live as an alpha dog in a small city than a mutt in a large one.
    Didn't that win against Nebraska feel amazing this year? Do you not believe in playing the best to make yourself better?


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    Re: The silver lining

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetiecy View Post
    I agree with you entirely, and have never understood the attitude of some (albeit few) losers & quitters who spout this type of nonsense.

    Can you just imagine if our Academic programs had that attitude? I can see our recruiting material:

    "We at Iowa State have given up competing with the top engineering schools in the Country as it was simply too tiresome. You can, however, expect to receive a mediocre education, good enough to land you a top engineering job at a dumpy manufacturing plant in Podunk, USA. We hope that you will schedule a visit soon; our partner in lodging, the Motel 6 offers free toast and a $5 off coupon for fine dining at the Village Inn."

    Did we not just go to a really nice Bowl game last December, or was I imagining things? Were we not just recently competing for Basketball titles!?!

    Loser attitudes accomplish nothing but making you a sure loser.
    In womens maybe...its been years, and it will be years again for men.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    Is it competition when one of the teams gets more money from the pot? If it was equitable then I'm all for trying to knock off Goliath. But it isn't.
    Life isn't fair.



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    Re: The silver lining

    I agree moreso with what Paul Clark wrote about changing the future. If its the damn MWC, ISU and it administrators, and players, and fans will all need to come together to kick some *** (collectively for the 1st time EVER)....so somewhere down the line the program can regain respectability.


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    Re: The silver lining

    I think that some of the folks here are thinking small.

    With a core group of ISU, Kansas, Kansas State, and Mizzou (and maybe Baylor) .... a pretty fine conference could get formed by mining some teams from the Big East and Conference USA (among possibly others).

    I don't think that ISU would necessarily have to be resigned to being added to the MAC.

    Of course, building the MWC into a super conference is still a legit possibility too.

    Either way, the result could be ISU landing in a BCS-quality conference.



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