If all the rumors are true

Discussion in 'General College Sports' started by cyhawk55, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. cyhawk55

    cyhawk55 Member

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    Will you still be as big of a fan of college football as you are now? After reading all of this stuff on realignment I'm going to have a hard time cheering for any schools in the ACC or PAC-Whatever. Those two conferences have ruined college football they have made football a business and not a sport. In five years i think we'll be seeing the ACC splitting apart because their won't be enough money to keep all the different opinions quiet. I think a 16 team Big Ten with Iowa State, Missouri and Kansas, and Kansas State would work because the footprint would be big but travel wouldn't be terrible keeping costs down and all the natural rivalries would be there to attract viewers and it would keep with the Big Ten's insistance on academics and tradition.
     
  2. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    If somehow ISU is relegated to playing "non major conference" football than yes, my fandom will be ruined by this garbage. What pisses me off the most is that nobody, NOBODY thinks this super conference BS is a good idea other than the money hungry administrators.
     
  3. CyBer

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    Why is the NCAA not stepping in?
     
  4. mike4cy

    mike4cy Well-Known Member

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    College football outside of Ames...nope they have already killed that for me. Iowa State football...absolutely. I bleed Cardinal and Gold, and that will never change.
     
  5. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    I think the writing has been on the wall for a while that college football as we know it was about to change. The rampant cheating, payments of players, booster activity and boatloads of cash generated by prevalent programs were signs that this is all coming. There is nothing "amateur" about this anymore, so schools are obviously going to go grabbing for money.
     
  6. cdfree

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  7. Cyforce

    Cyforce Well-Known Member

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    If all rumors are true Texas will be in 4 conferences and become an independent with every one of their games on LHN.
     
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  8. ianoconnor

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  9. isukendall

    isukendall Well-Known Member

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    Man, it would be hard for me to keep following. I don't watch the NFL hardly at all, because it's too commercialized for me. College football is getting there, but they're still kids. Always will be an ISU fan, but if they went to a lesser conference, I'd be seeing a lot less of them on TV (I live in Colorado). It would make it tough.
     
  10. Gnomeborg

    Gnomeborg Well-Known Member

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    already ruined.
     
  11. ThatllDoCy

    ThatllDoCy Well-Known Member

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    If it goes to four super conferences I will be much less of a fan. If it ended up in a fair system that includes all DI programs I would be a bigger fan. If ISU is left out I will despise College Football.
     
  12. stlouiscyclone

    stlouiscyclone New Member

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    The NCAA said they almost have no power over this decision, and they don't. Basically, all they are at this point are advisers who can give their opinion but can't force this to not happen.
     
  13. RandomFan

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    It wouldn't change much for me. I will always be an ISU fan, and as it is now, I don't pay that much attention to other teams anyway.
     
  14. el tornado

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    I think Boise State and TCU have already proven that it doesn't matter how good you are. It's who you are.
     
  15. ljhlax

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    I've already started my boycotts!!! ESPN isn't going to get much love from me for a while. I've actually consciously been making my voice heard on ESPN 3 for a while now. I've been picking the smaller more obscure schools or sports and just let it steam while I'm cleaning or mowing or whatever. I don't turn on the network, dropped my fantasy team on ESPN Fantasy and my computer links directly to the ISU ESPN page from my favorites and I don't browse the site anymore. I will link to ESPN articles from CycloneFanatic, but not as often as Chris posts. So yeah, there are always ways we as fans can help affect change. I'm pretty sure it isn't enough, but at least I can feel proud that I'm giving my anger and disappointment a voice.
     
  16. dualthreat

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    TCU in the big east?
    South florida in the big east?
    Texas in the pacific conference?
    kansas in the big east?

    thats just ******* stupid
     
  17. CTTB78

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    I have never rooted for any team in the Pac 10 or ACC. I root for Iowa State. As long as we end up in a BCS conference, I think this may be a positive for our program, and I'm mainly talking about being relevant in football.
     
  18. AirWalke

    AirWalke Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, college football has become a lot more tainted for me in the past couple of years. It's quite obvious that it's not about the tradition or the fans anymore, even though the tradition and the fans are the only reason college football exists as it does today.

    It sickens me.
     
  19. CycloneCurt

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    This. I've had it. First I walked away from pro sports because of the commercialism, narcissism, and lack of loyalty to the fans. Now I'm done with college sports outside of the state of Iowa for the reasons cited above. I'm almost as angry at college sports as I am at Washington DC! As Charleton Heston said in The Planet of the Apes: Damn you all to hell!
     
  20. dbqhawk1952

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    Would you be as upset as you are now(or at all upset) if ISU was the on with several attractive options? I bet not.
     

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