I hope it hasn't got this bad for anyone yet!

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  1. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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  2. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    That guy is a genius. What an easy way to make some money.
     
  3. cloneu

    cloneu Well-Known Member

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    Did the Cubs fan who was doing this actually have any buyers?
     
  4. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    Great idea, lol, only thing is, they'd probably make us pay to switch teams.
     
  5. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
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    It's pretty neat he's giving over half to charity. Can't argue with that.
     
  6. Aclone

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    Bid on him! do you know how much Cyclone gear he's going to have to buy?:biglaugh:
     
  7. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

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    Note:In the event that the newly selected team is Ohio State, I promise to fulfill my obligation. However, in order to fit into the Ohio State culture, I might need some help reducing my I.Q. as well as learning to acquire an appetite for Slim Jim's and Pickled Pig's Feet. Fortunately, I am already married and will not be able to find a close relative who would be willing to wed.


    That is GREAT!!:notworthy:​
     
  8. Cardinal&Gold11

    Cardinal&Gold11 Well-Known Member

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    It's pretty sad that he is already given up on his team. I would never give up on the Cyclones no matter how bad it gets. I am a Cyclone through and through
     
  9. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    How much did we pay Johnny Orr to do the same thing?
     
  10. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    Nice.

    I think it is a pretty creative and cool idea.
     
  11. keepngoal

    keepngoal Jobless Jerk
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    weak conference with weak fans.

    -keep.
     
  12. Aclone

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    Enough so that Romie didn't have to work any more. :biggrin:
     
  13. 1100011CS

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    I was just going to post this. Best part of the whole deal.
     
  14. BigDISU1

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    #14 BigDISU1, Nov 19, 2008
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    i agree...


    I thought it was kinda funny, but honestly, it is pretty weak. I know I am looking at this much to seriously... but this is the FIRST time in 30+ years Michigan HAS NOT gone to a bowl game. First time in forever (100+ years?) they have not won 4 or more games.

    One bad season and some of their fans are already completely giving up. One season of adversity and its all lost...

    Most ISU fans would swap for Michigan Football's history and prestige in a heartbeat. Iowa State has some of the most resilient and loyal fans in all of college football.

    its easy to be a fan when your team is winning all the time. Adversity brings out the true character of a fanbase. I can only imagine what their fan base would be like if this SHORT spurt of mediocrity lasted for a decade or so.
     
  15. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    Also, don't forget, probably at least half of those fans are fans because they were winning. It's the same in Iowa. Iowa has a bigger fan base because of their success in the 80s. When you chose to root for the team because they were the winner, it's even harder for them to stomach when they lose. And probably easier for them to actually make the switch.
     
  16. iowast8fan

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    This has been done before. It made national news.
     
  17. BigDISU1

    BigDISU1 Well-Known Member

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    #17 BigDISU1, Nov 19, 2008
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    True, growing up I didnt start watching football until I was about 8-9 years old. I started watching the Packers in about 1993 (same season Favre became starter). It wasn't until 2003 that the packers had a losing/dismal season (3-13). I went 10 years seeing some decent to really good football before I finally got a taste of begin a bad team. I prepared myself though, I knew during the good times that once they got bad my true test of "fandom" would begin. Fortunately, for me, they haven't had any extended streaks of losing seasons, so it hasn't been too hard being a fan.

    Thats ok though, because my Cyclones have givin me enough losing in the last few seasons to make up for it...


    The good thing (at least I think) about sticking with your team no matter what is when you go the to lowest lows with your team, the highs feel even better :smile:
     
  18. GoSTATE71

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    Man and we thought we had a couple fairweather fans on this site ha
    Thats weak michigan is one of the greatest teams of all time and after one bad year hes going to just give up i hope that some guy from like Idaho state bids on him, then michigan wins the national championship the next year i dont think no matter how hard i tried i couldnt root for another team with the passion i do with iowa state it just wouldnt feel right
     
  19. Rick

    Rick Well-Known Member

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    The Hawks have had a huge following for years. They went through 20 losing seasons and still had a huge fan base. I hate them as much as anybody but they have had a faithful following for a very long time.
     

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