If guaranteed a split the next two weeks....

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  1. cloneteach

    cloneteach Well-Known Member

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    I remember in 2002 a reporter asking DMac going into back to back against OU and UT if someone guaranteed him a split would he take it. Ultimately, he gave the coaches response of not selling his team short which I appreciated at the time. These next two games are not as daunting as those two were at the time but I still ponder if guaranteed a split over the next two games if I would take it. Would you?
     
  2. whirlybirds

    whirlybirds Well-Known Member

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    No. This is a different era of ISU football. Paul Rhoads has given me every reason to truly believe that ISU can win both games!
     
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  3. Stumpy

    Stumpy Well-Known Member

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    Against a team we've had three straight close games against and Oklahoma State? Not a chance.

    But ask me this at the end of the month and you bet I'd take the Oklahoma/Texas split.
     
  4. LutherBlue

    LutherBlue Well-Known Member

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    I'd absolutely take a split. 5-2 with 5 games to go? Heck yes.
     
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  5. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I would definitely take the split
     
  6. Tailg8er

    Tailg8er Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
  7. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    No, because we will beat OSU I think. I think we will already have a split at minimum.
     
  8. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    The only worth while response in this thread. I share your sentiment!
     
  9. timappelgate

    timappelgate Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely not. We honestly have a chance to win the rest of our games. We had KSU and OU on the ropes last year and I think we can get them both this year. OSU, Baylor, Kansas are games we should all expect to win.
     
  10. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

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    This. I didn't even have to look any further. Why would you take a guaranteed loss? +1.
     
  11. CarolinaCy

    CarolinaCy Well-Known Member

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    I would take it, because I think we have very little chance of beating KSU.
     
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  12. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Probably wouldn't be too happy about it over the next couple of weeks, but at the end of the season if the split is the difference between bowling and staying home for the holidays, I'll probably look at it with a different perspective.
     
  13. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    As it is right now, I'm looking for 2 wins, no matter what.

    If it came down to bowl eligibility at the end of the year, and the split got us that, I'd be OK with it, like jdogg said.
     
  14. ahaselhu

    ahaselhu Well-Known Member

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    The only way I'd take a split is if that guaranteed us a conference championship, and then only if the national championship is out of the question.
     
  15. BBHMagic

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    Taking a split means accepting a loss, and like the wise person said above, I now believe we are capable of winning any game we play in. I think this program is past being ok with losses.
     
  16. EYEoftheSTORM

    EYEoftheSTORM Well-Known Member

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    I think the fanbase referred to these as "moral victories". My favorite from the 90's is "Hey, we only lost to Nebraska by 20 this year instead of 63 like last year".... Ohh the wonder CPR has done for Cyclone Nation...
     
  17. BBHMagic

    BBHMagic Well-Known Member

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    It really is weird to think where we used to be. We used to have to be happy with moral victories to maintain any kind of fandom because rooting for a real victory was a pipedream.
     
  18. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

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    No, take 'em as they come and see how we measure up this year.
     
  19. pulse

    pulse Well-Known Member

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    So you're asking me if I'll take a split as opposed to winning both? I'll go with 2-0.
     
  20. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    If a loss on Saturday guaranteed that we win the rest of our games, I'd think about it, but I'd still prefer to take our shot at all of them.

    Trading 1 win for 1 loss? No way.
     

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