Negativity is embarrassing

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  1. mj4cy

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    #1 mj4cy, Dec 5, 2009
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    A lot of the threads lately have been rediculously negative. How does it help anything? Seriously, you guys act like the sun won't come up tomorrow if we lose. Yeah so we lost a couple bad games. It's a long season. These guys are doing their best for their school. Do you think Mac wakes up and says "boy I should lose this game so we can give the negative nancies out there something to talk about on message boards?"

    Negativity has no room in ISU athletics. I was frustrated after our losses lately as well, but we have to stay positive for this team. Love or hate coach, he's our coach and whining and complaining as if we're smarter than him does nothing. Let's actaully prove we are the best fans in the country by sticking with coach and these players through the rough games.

    EDIT: I'll clarify. A lot of my beef in this post is with those that act like little kids and name call other posters or say things with no reasoning. Nothing wrong with being frustrated or wanting a different coach, but how hard is it to say things like a mature adult?
     
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  2. CycloneErik

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    Amen. Great post. Frustration is one thing. Going nuts is another.
     
  3. wonkadog

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    I won't go quite as far as you on the positivity train but it does get pretty annoying when all the "experts" come out of the woodwork to rip on our team as we lose to a projected conference champion.
     
  4. LindenCy

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    I wouldn't mind if we could actually discuss where the team needs to improve or how frustrated we are, but what bugs me is the attacks on players and "we suck" statements.
     
  5. cayin

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    I appreciate your comments, but I think a lot of people, myself included, like to vent.
     
  6. gocubs2118

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    Its hard to be positive after watching this crap for the past 3 games.
     
  7. cycloneworld

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    Even when venting makes us as a fanbase look bad?
     
  8. CyRodestr

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    These losses are embarrassing

    I'm positive about that
     
  9. ripvdub

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    If you want to vent, throw something at the ******* wall. We dont care.
     
  10. GoSTATE71

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    want to know what else is embarrasing? BEING A DOORMAT TO OTHER TEAMS FOR 3 FREAKING YEARS
     
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  11. CyRodestr

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    I care. Vent away
     
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  13. CycloneErik

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    More than three. It's a lot more often than you want to think.

    It doesn't have to be/stay that way, and I think this team has the talent to turn it around. Somewhere, we've developed a sudden chemistry and intensity problem.
     
  14. ISUonthemove

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    You know what's really sad?

    I can not think of ONE positive thing to say about our basketball team.

    Horrible at defense.
    Rebounding is embarrassing.
    Shaq has a better FT %.
    Offense has no rhythm.
    Shot selection is as bad as I've ever seen.
    Very soft.
    No one even playing like an Honorable Mention All Big XII.
    And worst of all, we don't even seem to show much heart or hustle.
     
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  15. Swanson10

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    You mean past 3 years?
     
  16. gocubs2118

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    That too.
     
  17. DRCHIRO

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    I agree. But let's face it, we are weak physically but even worse, mentally. We are finding out how bad our first 5 or 6 opponents really were. I'm still not ready to throw in the towel, but we really need to find some leadership and fast! As far as coach Mac, he is such an x and o guy that he is so busy chalking it up rather than letting the guys react and just play. There is so much talent and depth, but no idenity with any facet of our team. Someone needs to step up (brackins) and start chewing some ***.
     
  18. GoSTATE71

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    Sorry im allowed to be frustrated, im not the only one here, ive watched or listened to every single game since mcdermott was hired and its normally the same thing, just no intensity from mcdermott to his players, getting outplayed, we have the talent to compete with alot of teams, i dont understand why we cant..it gets old watching teams beat up on us that when we clearly have better talent and athleticism, maybe not Cal, but UNI/Northwestern? Mcdermott has had alot of embarrasing losses and unless he can find a way to get his players going, its going to be another 15-16 win season with no post season
     
  19. CycloneWarning

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    #19 CycloneWarning, Dec 5, 2009
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    The day we admit our mistake and decide to hire a new coach is one day closer to returning this program to a competitive position. The future could be tomorrow, embrace it.

    Oh wait, some of you seriously think that GMac is just sooooo much smarter than us that watching this for 4 years does not mean a thing, it is all lollipops.
     
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  20. GoSTATE71

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    Well said, We have alot of talent, but hey guys, Big XII basketball is tough, you need to step up or else you will get embarrased all season long, i cant wait to watch Duke and Texas and KU embarass us, crap if UNI can what is Texas/KU/etc. going to do?
     

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