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    Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    The media constantly bashes us. Fans from other schools bash us. I've never understood why they dislike ISU. Anyone have the answers?



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    Don't be so insecure IMO.


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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    The media constantly bashes us. Fans from other schools bash us. I've never understood why they dislike ISU. Anyone have the answers?
    Who cares what anyone else thinks.



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    jealousy



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    I don't think they hate Iowa State, they just see ISU as irrelevant.



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    It's kind of like why do kids bully each other? If they sense someone is weak, they attack them to make themselves feel stronger and seem superior to their peers. Same situation here. Other mid level schools can look at Iowa States struggles in MBB and FB as of late and pile on, thus making them feel more secure about their school and their stature in the conference, etc.

    Don't give it any energy.


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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    I think of it as the same reason people hate so many Cubs fans. All the time the fan base loves to brag about their team and all the good things about the organization, but they really haven't accomplished many big things in anyone's life time.



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    Like many people's attitude toward Baylor until they started beating us in football and bball.



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    No, I get that feeling that they "hate" us too. I don't get it. Maybe because we are so loyal...... we have had brutal seasons....but we still have amazing fans. IDK



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    Yep, we do it here to others as well.



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    I wouldnt say that people hate us, as others have said they just see us as irrelevant. We have not exactly been a powerhouse in the two marquee sports lately. Yes we went to a bowl game last year, yes it was a huge accomplishment for ISU (turn around from the Chizzledick debacle) but it was a lower tier bowl. We have never played in the B12 championship game in FB and will not get that opportunity to do so unless we suprise everyone before NE and CO leave.

    Our MBB has been a mediocre at best since LE left. We havent done anything to really earn anyones respect.

    While we all love our Clones and will fight to the death for them we do not have a huge following and have not sparked any major positive media attention for years.

    The moral of the story is, dont worry about what others think and go to the games and cheer your heart out for the team that you love and tell everyone who disses us to take a flying leap.


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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    The media constantly bashes us. Fans from other schools bash us. I've never understood why they dislike ISU. Anyone have the answers?
    why??? that is obvious. We are the thorn in the side. We shouldn't be where we are, yet here we are. Why does Iowa hate us and the Iowa media hate us...because without us Iowa is king and probably is the Nebraska of Iowa...and they would've played for a national title a few years back save a second half miracle by Seneca. Why do other schools hate us? We are a small school in the middle of no where with no tradition IN A BCS CONFERENCE. People complain about being Texas *****...well, if being in the MAC or CUSA or etc and winning it is so awesome why is a school like Memphis willing to have a donor pay 10 million a year to be us. The Iowa media, regents, national media, NCAA, our own conference, the other conferences all tried very hard to shed the "dead weight" that is Iowa State over the last month, but once again we are still here and will continue to be the thorn in the side of a lot of schools and people. I, for one, am happy to be that thorn. I think other schools look at it as they have advantages over us and we might be the most disadvantaged team in a BCS conference and to lose to us under those circumstances really tells them what they are getting for their money. There are Big East schools that would trade places with us in a second.


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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    I think this type of "hate" attitude is going to be something that is going to change due to all of this realignment garbage. It used to be the teams in the middle to the bottom would constantly hate on each other. Not so much anymore. That hate is all going to be directed at the fat cats sitting at the top now. Now we have gotten to see the reality of the situation at hand. The schools from the middle of the pack on down only have each other to count on for any kind of security now. I see a little more solidarity taking hold in the future and the UT's of the world will become the target of everyone's ire. Why waste your energy fighting amongst the people that are in the same boat as we are? Let's direct that energy and anger at those that really deserve it.



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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    Amazingly loyal fans to a program that traditionally has been mid to lower level competitive


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    Re: Why do so many people hate Iowa State?

    I thought this was a good week. Why are we being so emo?



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