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    SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    I just opened up my Sports Illustrated college football issue and it pegs the Cyclones for last in the Big 12 North going 1-7 and 3-9 overall. My guess is they think ISU will beat Texas Tech, Northen Illinois, and Northern Iowa. They say Rhoads is the up and coming coach of the conference but that he faces a tougher schedule than last year with the addition of Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. I believe the Cyclones do better than this, but it does suggest they will have to "over-achieve" to become bowl eligible.



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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    SI sucks.



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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by GlenEllynClone View Post
    I just opened up my Sports Illustrated college football issue and it pegs the Cyclones for last in the Big 12 North going 1-7 and 3-9 overall. My guess is they think ISU will beat Texas Tech, Northen Illinois, and Northern Iowa. They say Rhoads is the up and coming coach of the conference but that he faces a tougher schedule than last year with the addition of Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. I believe the Cyclones do better than this, but it does suggest they will have to "over-achieve" to become bowl eligible.
    Doesn't surprise me. It will take awhile before ISU starts garnering respect. I'm ok with it though. I'd rather our guys have a chip on their shoulder than the weight of the world on their shoulders like those guys over in that smelly city named after our state.
    Here's to surprising everyone this year!!


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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    I just opened up my birdcage and there was the Sports Illustrated College Football Issue.



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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    I love it, bulletin board material. Take all these predictions and blow em up and stick them in every square inch of the locker room.


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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    It really sucks when big national publications come out and say we are going to essentially suck. What is nice, is we have grounds to dispute their predictions because our success last year. Last summer, we didn't have a leg to stand on when everyone said we were going to suck. We kind of had to just take it.



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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    This just in. SI is wrong. Back to you.


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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    Doesn't surprise me. It will take awhile before ISU starts garnering respect. I'm ok with it though. I'd rather our guys have a chip on their shoulder than the weight of the world on their shoulders like those guys over in that smelly city named after our state.
    Here's to surprising everyone this year!!
    Not good enough to be named after our state. Iowa City is named after the Iowa River.


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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Not good enough to be named after our state. Iowa City is named after the Iowa River.
    +1


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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    I love it, bulletin board material. Take all these predictions and blow em up and stick them in every square inch of the locker room.
    This is the correct answer. Let the national pubs and the rest of the conference underrate us at their own peril.



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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    Once again we are presented with a national media magazine that spends 98% of their time researching the top 25 teams and letting their interns handle the other teams.

    If the injury bug hits ISU their predictions could be right. As I stated before, the difference between KU, KSU, CU, MU and ISU is very small, and anything can happen after the season starts. It just makes us mad that ISU is always the team that is picked to be the worst of these teams.



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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    i agree with it maybe one more win. 4-8



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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    I love it, bulletin board material. Take all these predictions and blow em up and stick them in every square inch of the locker room.
    There is a fine line. You don't want to go overboard with the bulletin board material. At some point, you have to expect too much would result in the team starting to believe it.



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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneInColorado View Post
    i agree with it maybe one more win. 4-8
    i think we got, Northern Ill., UNI, KU, KSU, CU and can sneak one somewhere else. I'll take 6 wins.


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    Re: SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

    I can see this team going anywhere from 2-10 to 7-5, just depending how good we come out of the gate. SI just provides us some added motivation to prove them and everyone else wrong.



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