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    Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    My old pal Mike Bianchi had some interesting things to say about Iowa State in his column this week.

    To me, there is no bigger inequity in college football than this: Why are Vanderbilt and Mississippi State in the SEC? Why is Iowa State in the Big 12? What have these schools ever done to earn their spot in a big-time athletic league except for being in the right place at the right time nearly 100 years ago?
    Bianchi Takes Shot

    For what it's worth, this is his shtick. Makes controversial statements to cause a stir. Sound familiar?
    Although, the drive-by shot at Iowa State is very random.



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    And who does he feel should replace Iowa State, Miss State, Vandy, etc. in their conferences? Theoretically, there's ALWAYS going to be teams that are consistently not great in their conference. If you remove the Iowa State's and such, then the next level of teams (Mizzou, K-State, etc.) become the teams that "don't belong there" and so on. If that made any sense...



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    Vandy is an awesome Academic institution. SEC knows that and will keep them. Miss State, not so much. Athletics wise, the guy makes a valid point though. No doubt he's talking about FB. What have ISU, Vandy, and Miss State done on a national level? Not much. Not trying to be a downer, but it's true.



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    My question is this.... What has that a-hole contributed to journalism so that he should be allowed to spew that vomit for the world to read?



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    so the teams in the Big XII we beat in any sport last year, we're a blight on their conference too?


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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    In the last 10 years, ISU sits smack dab in the middle of the Big 12 for bowl appearances. ISU has also won the Big 12 Conference in basketball twice. What has Baylor done? Kansas State? A&M? Tech? Mizzou? Colorado? I mean, what have they done so awesome that keeps these schools out of people's mouths? For some reason, ISU has this stigma of being a loser school, yet there is no real reason why. Funny how that works.



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    My question is this.... What has that a-hole contributed to journalism so that he should be allowed to spew that vomit for the world to read?

    Nothing at all, yet he keeps getting better jobs...



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    My question is this.... What has that a-hole contributed to journalism so that he should be allowed to spew that vomit for the world to read?
    He has contributed to getting people worked up and going to the link so they can tell this guy off. That then raising the number of hits on the website which is what journalism is all about these days.



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Nothing at all, yet he keeps getting better jobs...
    I am pretty jealous actually. I am thinking about quiting my job and becoming a writer. Hell if this guy and Sean Keeler can do it then I know I can make it. The formula for writing articles good enough to get a job is to basically make some stupid *** comment for no reason at all and then collect my paycheck. Got it.



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    He has contributed to getting people worked up and going to the link so they can tell this guy off. That then raising the number of hits on the website which is what journalism is all about these days.
    Sad, but true. And I admit I fell for the trap.



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    And if it wasn't for Walt Disney, he wouldn't be able to write this column.

    Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah Blah.



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonestate78 View Post
    My question is this.... What has that a-hole contributed to journalism so that he should be allowed to spew that vomit for the world to read?
    Nothing other than pandering to Danny Wuerfel so he could author the book about him "Tales from the Swamp"
    This guy has a man-crush for Wuerfel :) and really arrogant - from his twitter "Did u see where 45 media credentials were requested for Rick Pitino extortion trial? That's more than C-USA Media Day. "
    I'd love to see him working for a newspaper in a town where the school is a member of C-USA



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    People need to realize that a university "belonging" in a conference has a lot more to do with that just the almighty football.



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    I think, these days, as long as you can offend people, belittle the others and have internet access, you can be a writer :)



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    Re: Orlando Columnist Takes Shot at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    People need to realize that a university "belonging" in a conference has a lot more to do with that just the almighty football.
    Ok. Explain kNU to the Big 10 then.



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