If only we had the $$$$

Discussion in 'Big XII Conference' started by CyInSoonerland, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. CyInSoonerland

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    Saw this here at OU and thought it was pretty impressive...

    Stadium Phase IV Nearly Complete SoonerSports.com - Official Site of the Oklahoma Sooners - Stadium Phase IV Nearly Complete

    There is certainly no lack of financial support for athletics in this state when you consider this and the OSU money.

    The attitude toward sports here became apparent when I was coaching T-ball this summer. Several of the teams played in pre-season tournaments and took winning very seriously. In fact, I had parents upset with me for not playing our best players more at their best positions. My response was simple: "It's only T-ball. We are just teaching the basics of all positions at this age." He didn't like that too much.

    So, although Iowa may have a reputation for being a "boring place to live," I will give the state credit for having more to life than just sports.
     
  2. 2forISU

    2forISU Well-Known Member

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    If only we had oil instead of corn in Iowa.
     
  3. cycloneG

    cycloneG Well-Known Member

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    Ethanol?
     
  4. kgreeny

    kgreeny Well-Known Member

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    "Just win, Baby!"
     
  5. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    Yeeeeeah that money train is going to dry up as people figure out that corn based ethonal isn't all that it's cracked up to be...
     
  6. CylentButDeadly

    CylentButDeadly Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's impressive. Doesn't UT have gold nameplates on their lockers?
     
  7. 2forISU

    2forISU Well-Known Member

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    Ethanol isn't even close to oil. Look at fortune 500 comapnies and the majority of the top 10 is oil comapnies. Ethanol isn't the way of the future.
     
  8. CyInSoonerland

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    Not sure about the nameplates, but they did have 2008 Big 12 Champions on the wall of their locker room (with an asterisk, I think).
     
  9. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also".

    This is what people want; this is what people value in America.

    Imagine the possibilities if people donated this amount of money to a University for something such as....say, alternative fuels research, or cancer research.
     
  10. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    Taxes (or at least the little that is left after burning it on other things)?
     
  11. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Something that we import from Brasil because sugar cane is significantly more efficient at producing it than corn is...
     

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