Cubs Fans?

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Are you both a Cubs fan and a Cyclone Fan?

  1. Yes I am both

    70.0%
  2. No, I am not a Cubs fan

    29.2%
  3. No, I am not a Cyclone Fan (I'll show myself to the door :wink:)

    0.8%
  1. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    So a discussion with Superfan/reading a couple of posts/threads tonight has made me wonder...

    How many Cyclones fans are also Cubs fans? The engineer in me is looking for some parallels in the fan base and I thought a poll would help me to see if my hypothesis is correct :cool:
     
  2. superfan

    superfan Well-Known Member

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    I aspire to a lesser form of futility.

    GO CREW!


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  3. Phaedrus

    Phaedrus Well-Known Member

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    I am a closet Cubs fan. But I recognize that the only reasons the Cubs exist, is to disappoint their fan-base. Does that make me agnostic, or what???
     
  4. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I've been a Cubs fan since 1983, when we first got cable.

    I like pain:smile:
     
  5. ISU4ME

    ISU4ME Well-Known Member

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    1979 and counting. It makes for an easy transition from baseball to ISU football most of the time.
     
  6. ketchupnmustard

    ketchupnmustard Well-Known Member

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    Being a Cyclones & Cubs fan, I know what it's like to live through the eyes of Charlie Brown.


    One day we're going to kick that football. Lucy be damned!!!
     
  7. cyismydog

    cyismydog Well-Known Member

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    Go Cardinals!!!! What's the difference between Chicago and Saint Louis? 243 miles and 10 world series.
     
  8. ketchupnmustard

    ketchupnmustard Well-Known Member

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    Q: How many (people of the Will & Grace persuasion) does it take to turn over a car?


    A: You'll have to wait until the Cubs win the World Series to find out.
     
  9. peteypie

    peteypie Well-Known Member

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    Go Royals.

    Ya I know that it is even more pointless to root for them than it is for the Cubs or Cyclones, but when I'm on my deathbed, and they win another World Series, I can say that I'm not a band wagon fan. Also, at least they have won it in my life-span once, more than I can say for the Cubs.
     
  10. MadCy

    MadCy Active Member

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    Yeah Baby!!
     
  11. guitarchitect7

    guitarchitect7 Well-Known Member

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    I seem to always root for the underdog no matter who's playing! I guess then that just transpired into the teams I actually do root for. Cubs and Clones. Might as well become a Bears fan since they suck!
     
  12. cycopath25

    cycopath25 Well-Known Member

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  13. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    As you can tell by my name, yes I am a Cubs fan.
     
  14. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'm heading back to my Baltimore Orioles... and they're doing even worse now than they were when I was there!

    I left shortly after the Ravens got there... but as I understand it they aren't exactly top of the league either... :no:
     
  15. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    On a side note... I think this poll and thread are definitly supporting my hypothesis...
     
  16. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine the average IQ of the Cyclone fanbase is quite a bit higher. At least we don't think every year is our year, basing it on nothing more than "they're due."
     
  17. mwitt

    mwitt Well-Known Member

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    Pose this question on the Hawkeyes board. I'm guessing you'll see a similar result, if not more Cub fans.
     
  18. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, those 2 posts bring up a different question...

    The origional question I was getting at delt with corrolations between both fan base's unwaivering support for their team... as well as both teams uh, somewhat consistent performances...

    Of course geography factors in here but at 1 or 2 a.m. while sipping on assorted beverages it was a fun question to pose :wink:

    The new question that could be posed from your guy's statements there would be if the type of Cub's fan base is split between Iowa and ISU... aka the "We're going to win just because" group (Iowa) and the "I'm _____ fan and I'm going to support my team through thick and thin, and it'll be all that much sweeter when we win" group (ISU)
     
  19. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    Truth be told, I don't have any problem with actual Cubs fans who probably fall into the second group.
     
  20. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    The joke that prompted this question came from someone's comment about how loyal our fanbase is... and how we show up even though we're losing and have no chance of going anywhere.

    Reminded me of the Cubs so I was thinking maybe there are a lot of Cyclone fans that are also Cubs fans... so they're preconditioned to showing up just because (And are predispotioned to being a sucker for punishment :wink:)
     

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