SI Says Cyclones Go 1-7 and 3-9

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  1. GlenEllynClone

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    I just opened up my Sports Illustrated college football issue and it pegs the Cyclones for last in the Big 12 North going 1-7 and 3-9 overall. My guess is they think ISU will beat Texas Tech, Northen Illinois, and Northern Iowa. They say Rhoads is the up and coming coach of the conference but that he faces a tougher schedule than last year with the addition of Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. I believe the Cyclones do better than this, but it does suggest they will have to "over-achieve" to become bowl eligible.
     
  2. WalkingCY

    WalkingCY Well-Known Member

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  3. Cyhart

    Cyhart Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't surprise me. It will take awhile before ISU starts garnering respect. I'm ok with it though. I'd rather our guys have a chip on their shoulder than the weight of the world on their shoulders like those guys over in that smelly city named after our state.
    Here's to surprising everyone this year!!
     
  4. Broodwich

    Broodwich Well-Known Member

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    I just opened up my birdcage and there was the Sports Illustrated College Football Issue.
     
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  5. thatguy

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    I love it, bulletin board material. Take all these predictions and blow em up and stick them in every square inch of the locker room.
     
  6. dtclones

    dtclones Well-Known Member

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    It really sucks when big national publications come out and say we are going to essentially suck. What is nice, is we have grounds to dispute their predictions because our success last year. Last summer, we didn't have a leg to stand on when everyone said we were going to suck. We kind of had to just take it.
     
  7. vmbplayer

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    This just in. SI is wrong. Back to you.
     
  8. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Not good enough to be named after our state. Iowa City is named after the Iowa River.
     
  9. Cyhart

    Cyhart Well-Known Member

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    +1
    :biglaugh:
     
  10. tejasclone

    tejasclone Well-Known Member

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    This is the correct answer. Let the national pubs and the rest of the conference underrate us at their own peril.
     
  11. CyCloned

    CyCloned Well-Known Member

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    Once again we are presented with a national media magazine that spends 98% of their time researching the top 25 teams and letting their interns handle the other teams.

    If the injury bug hits ISU their predictions could be right. As I stated before, the difference between KU, KSU, CU, MU and ISU is very small, and anything can happen after the season starts. It just makes us mad that ISU is always the team that is picked to be the worst of these teams.
     
  12. CloneInColorado

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    i agree with it maybe one more win. 4-8
     
  13. iowast8fan

    iowast8fan Well-Known Member

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    There is a fine line. You don't want to go overboard with the bulletin board material. At some point, you have to expect too much would result in the team starting to believe it.
     
  14. thatguy

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    i think we got, Northern Ill., UNI, KU, KSU, CU and can sneak one somewhere else. I'll take 6 wins.
     
  15. nileo

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    I can see this team going anywhere from 2-10 to 7-5, just depending how good we come out of the gate. SI just provides us some added motivation to prove them and everyone else wrong.
     
  16. CycloneGB

    CycloneGB Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ollie

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  17. clonestar12

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    SI predictions are about as reliable as Mad magazine`s prediction on the next presidential election. They are both quite humorous.
     
  18. FDCy83

    FDCy83 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know because not only do I not buy SI, I do not read it. I would be willing to bet they had the same prediction last year, and just recycled it changing the names on our schedule. My gut feeling says we win at least 6, and if 6 is the number, we win the bowl game. 7-5 gets us a better bowl with a better opponent, and then it is harder to say we win. But as far as SI goes, I just don't bother with it.
     
  19. CyBroncos

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    I highly doubt they think we'll beat Texas Tech. I'm guessing our one league win they have is Kansas, CU or K-State
     
  20. sdillon500

    sdillon500 Well-Known Member

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    This is bulletin board material for the FB players, nothing more. And is SI ever right with their predictions? I'm not superstitious at all, and I've seen their cover jinx take down more teams and players than I can count.
     

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