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    Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    Next week David Ubben will be doing an "Iowa State mailbag." (Stated at the beginning of this article) Any of you who follow the blog should be familiar with the team-oriented mailbags he does.

    We need to come out strong for this one. I've noticed that the ESPN blog is dominated by UT, TT and NU fans (big surprise). I know we all prefer our cozy accommodations over here at CF but now is a chance to show up in force and ask hims ome tough questions.

    My questions include:

    1.) What has Kansas done to deserve even a shred of respect? (can we PLEASE make a point of this? KU will be a joke this year...)
    2.) Same for Colorado
    3.) Am I crazy for believing the ISU-KSU game decides second place in the north?
    4.) Is a healthy Alexander Robinson the Big XII's leading rusher?
    5.) Does Iowa State make a bowl this year?
    6.) Where will CU/NU's buyout money be going?

    When Ubben calls for our questions, lets show up strong!


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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    1 and 3 confuse me..How can KU be a joke and contend with us for second in the North? What does that make us?



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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by clonez View Post
    1 and 3 confuse me..How can KU be a joke and contend with us for second in the North? What does that make us?
    Yeah totally my bad. I meant KSU (which I edited to say).



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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    I'd offer this scenario:

    Texas leaves the Big12 and the rest remains in tact, but adds Nebraska, CU, and TCU. The Big12 institutes its own TV Network and all revenue sharing is made similar to the Big10's.

    Who is better off? Texas or the new Big12?


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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    I'd go with your #1. Again, and again, and again.


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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    Why do you look like an elf? Doesn't he? A little bit?



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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    Next week David Ubben will be doing an "Iowa State mailbag." (Stated at the beginning of this article) Any of you who follow the blog should be familiar with the team-oriented mailbags he does.

    We need to come out strong for this one. I've noticed that the ESPN blog is dominated by UT, TT and NU fans (big surprise). I know we all prefer our cozy accommodations over here at CF but now is a chance to show up in force and ask hims ome tough questions.

    My questions include:

    1.) What has Kansas done to deserve even a shred of respect? (can we PLEASE make a point of this? KU will be a joke this year...)
    2.) Same for Colorado
    3.) Am I crazy for believing the ISU-KSU game decides second place in the north?
    4.) Is a healthy Alexander Robinson the Big XII's leading rusher?
    5.) Does Iowa State make a bowl this year?
    6.) Where will CU/NU's buyout money be going?

    When Ubben calls for our questions, lets show up strong!
    Plan on asking a few questions of my own, but not #1. All asking that question shows is pettiness on our part. It is not even about ISU. Ask about our tough schedule, KO and Arob, the David Sims punishment, but leave the assaults on other teams out of it. We don't need to trash someone else to feel better about ourselves do we?



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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Plan on asking a few questions of my own, but not #1. All asking that question shows is pettiness on our part. It is not even about ISU. Ask about our tough schedule, KO and Arob, the David Sims punishment, but leave the assaults on other teams out of it. We don't need to trash someone else to feel better about ourselves do we?
    You must be new around here. Complaining about how The Man (i.e. usually UT, Big 12 etc.) is keeping us down is pretty standard fare. Hopefully, your advice will be taken, and folks asking questions will make it about ISU.


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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    I really would not bother with him. He seems like a decent guy but he has no idea what is going on with the ISU program and there is nothing that he could tell me that I already don't know.



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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    Maybe ask him if he has ever even been to Ames, IA? Did he eat paint chips as a child? Was dropped on his head 1 too many times? I don't know, he just doesn't seem to know a whole lot other than what goes on in the south from the bits I've read and I'd expect his mailbag answers to be pretty vague and short as well for us.


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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by DRCHIRO View Post
    I really would not bother with him. He seems like a decent guy but he has no idea what is going on with the ISU program and there is nothing that he could tell me that I already don't know.
    I agree with this. It is hard to stomach the Big 12 blog and similar publications who spend no time whatsoever researching ISU football. Half the time they spell the coaches/players names wrong and name someone who graduated last year as our best returning starter. Its ridiculous. If I were trying to get fans from every team in the conference to pay attention to my blog, I would sure as heck spend some time doing my research. I understand he can't pick everyone to do well, but at least give me a reason why you think so. Realism is great, but make it qualified realism.



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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    1. KU is a wildcard, who knows? On one hand they return more starters than almost everybody in the conference. On the other hand nobody has heard of those starters. On one hand they have better recruiting classes than half the teams in the North the last 4 years. On the other hand they have a new staff and lots of injuries and players kicked off.
    2. CU also has recruited good the last 4 years but several of them have left the team and the coach is probably a lame duck. But they do return a ton of players.
    3. Who knows? Talent wise ISU and KSU don't come close to NU and MU which means they probably would be playing for 3rd place in the North.
    4. He could be, he's the real deal.
    5. Possibly, but they are going to have to improve dramatically from a team that had 33 less first downs then their opponents a year ago. Much tougher schedule and won't get by with some of the wins they did last year.
    6. A&M could be the only school that doesn't make enough on their own and may get an extra amount of that buyout.



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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    My question was.
    Iowa city got hit by a flood and Iowa went to the orange bowl. Ames got hit by a flood and Iowa State went to what bowl?



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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    MU will get second in the North. We have a shot at 3rd with KSU. Colorado and KU will fight for the bottom.


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    Re: Big XII Blog - ISU Mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    MU will get second in the North. We have a shot at 3rd with KSU. Colorado and KU will fight for the bottom.
    And if we are eligable, we will go to a better bowl than MU.


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