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    ISU ESPN mailbag

    I dont know if anyone has seen this yet, but the ISU mailbag is up on ESPN


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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    That's all. he only answered 5 questions. boycott big 12 blog everyone.
    for the south schools he answered 6-8 questions. I expected better with 14 days to answer questions.



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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    Come on headington, that was actually a well informed write up for ISU.



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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    I'm happy, he answered my question.



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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by headington View Post
    That's all. he only answered 5 questions. boycott big 12 blog everyone.
    for the south schools he answered 6-8 questions. I expected better with 14 days to answer questions.
    Im just mad because he ignored all 6 of the questions i sent in.



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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    I found the following quote from Ubben very interesting:
    "The biggest thing for Iowa State is it has to win the games it should win, like Kansas and Colorado."

    Most national talking heads and bloggers Ive seen have KU and CU ahead of us. Yet Ubben calls those "should-wins" for ISU. I totally agree with him. I just find it very interesting that an ESPN blogger feels that way in spite of what virtually everyone else thinks.


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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    DU: Well, as much as coaches and fans like to talk about "resiliency," I wouldn't worry about any losses shaking a team. This isn't peewee football. Anyone who made it to the Division I level isn't going to curl up into the fetal position because they lost a few games. Teams keep fighting week to week and the times when players fold are grossly outweighed by the times they keep fighting.
    Apparently he isn't too familiar with the way the 2002 season ended, because that was a textbook case of curling up into the fetal position due to losing a few games...


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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by headington View Post
    Im just mad because he ignored all 6 of the questions i sent in.

    Gotcha. I'd be angry too.



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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by headington View Post
    Im just mad because he ignored all 6 of the questions i sent in.
    those questions were probably better suited to be answered by a doctor, not a sports blogger



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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    I found the following quote from Ubben very interesting:
    "The biggest thing for Iowa State is it has to win the games it should win, like Kansas and Colorado."

    Most national talking heads and bloggers Ive seen have KU and CU ahead of us. Yet Ubben calls those "should-wins" for ISU. I totally agree with him. I just find it very interesting that an ESPN blogger feels that way in spite of what virtually everyone else thinks.
    R u telling me you don't see these as should-wins? Both of these teams have had huge off-season departures, both injuries and transfers, I see these as have-to-wins to get to the next level...



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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by headington View Post
    Im just mad because he ignored all 6 of the questions i sent in.
    Columnists never like it when you flood them with questions. You have a much better shot at getting one really well thought out question answered.

    All in all, I thought he did a nice job with it. It seemed like he actually had a good handle on ISU's situation, I didn' see much to complain about.



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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    mostly a snooze.


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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by jburke View Post
    R u telling me you don't see these as should-wins? Both of these teams have had huge off-season departures, both injuries and transfers, I see these as have-to-wins to get to the next level...
    Please re-read my post with special attention to the "I totally agree with him" part.


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    Re: ISU ESPN mailbag

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyhart View Post
    I found the following quote from Ubben very interesting:
    "The biggest thing for Iowa State is it has to win the games it should win, like Kansas and Colorado."

    Most national talking heads and bloggers Ive seen have KU and CU ahead of us. Yet Ubben calls those "should-wins" for ISU. I totally agree with him. I just find it very interesting that an ESPN blogger feels that way in spite of what virtually everyone else thinks.
    Why does everyone think CU is such a great team? Last I checked, they went 3-9 last year. The teams they beat? Kansas, Wyoming and A&M. The wins were by 4, 24 and one point respectively. No reason for them to win against ISU this year. Yes they're returning most of their offense, but lets be realistic, it is an offense that went 3-9 last year.


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