Why are you an Iowa State Fan?

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Why Are You a Fan?

  1. Gameday Environment

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    1.3%
  2. School/Education

    86 vote(s)
    55.1%
  3. Family Passed it on

    56 vote(s)
    35.9%
  4. Other

    12 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. Desiigner

    Desiigner Well-Known Member

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    Born and raised in Ames so didn't really have a choice.
     
  2. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    My family is originally from out of state but moved to eastern Iowa in the mid-80s. My dad had no use for college athletics and my mom hated sports altogether, so with no influences from my parents and considering the environment I grew up in, I naturally became an Iowa fan. Actually, when I was going to school in Davenport at that time, being an Iowa fan wasn't all that popular of a thing - there were a lot more fairweather Michigan, Notre Dame, and Miami fans (funny how all those people are now Iowa fans). Probably why I hate all of those schools to this day.

    When it came time to apply for college, I couldn't decide whether I wanted to be an architect or an engineer. Iowa had only an engineering program, Iowa State had both (and a better engineering program at that). I didn't even apply for any other school other than Iowa State, and by the time the Iowa-ISU basketball game rolled around in the fall of 1996 I had fully converted to being a Cyclone.
     
  3. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    can't you find most of these answers in the why are you a fan of the teams you are thread?
     
  4. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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    Because it's the right thing to do.
     
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  5. SerenityNow

    SerenityNow Well-Known Member

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    Was an Iowa fan in high school. Graduated from ISU, however, and the rest is history.

    I don't hate Iowa like many on here do. I just don't root for them. I watch their games because a lot of my friends are Iowa fans and it's a team from the state in which I live.
     
  6. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    Only because I went to school there and it was awesome.
     
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  7. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Active Member

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    The struggle of growing up in the Starter Jacket era...
     
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  8. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    Been employed here since 1984. Win or lose, they're still my teams.

    I love the atmosphere on game days...can't do season football any more, but as long as I can hobble to Hilton, we'll keep our MBB tickets. :)
     
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  9. Cyclonepride

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    Started out because I liked a hat better (Walking Cy) when I was a little dude. Once I got into the 10 year old range, I started following them more closely and really got sucked in by the Johnny Orr era.
     
  10. Gomer80

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    My step-dad at the time was a part of or led the football and basketball stat crew when we moved to Nevada (town eight miles east not the state). We were given two free tickets to every home football and basketball from 1985 until I went to college in 1995. Before going to all of those games I was an Iowa fan, just because my friends were. Once I started going to all those games, I realized I really loved ISU athletics. I also then realized how much of the Hawk fanbase were/are a entitled a******* and it still reigns true today.
     
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  11. Hawkmi1987

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    Grandfather went to Iowa, Father went to Iowa for undergrad and then Med-School, and ultimately I attended Iowa. It wasn't really a choice, it was ingrained in my subconscious at birth.
     
  12. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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    All of that, and you're a cyclone fan. Well done!
     
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  13. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I went to ISU and met my wife there. My parents attended ISU and met there. My grandfather and great grandfather both went there. I've had nearly 50 family members attend ISU in the last 100 years or so.

    The other stuff comes with that. I don't see why anybody is just a fan of a random team. Just because you like the colors or their cartoon character? Which is probably why I don't follow pro sports much. Don't feel the connection.
     
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  14. norcalcy

    norcalcy Well-Known Member

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    Grew up in Iowa. Attended ISU, as did multiple family members. Have worked in agriculture all my life, so have lots of emotional connection to ISU and Land Grant schools. Was in Hilton the night Hilton Magic was born with Barry Stevens' amazing game winning shot. Have savored every football victory and upset. Current bowl season is a little depressing as it feels like ISU is a long way from being relevant. Somehow will convince myself there is hope and will be anxious for 2017 fball season to start.
     
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  15. lars4isu

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    I graduated Iowa State and was part of the football and track teams. Hate Iowa and always will. Most Iowa fans I know did not go to or finish college. Most did not ever step foot on the Iowa campus but they are this "die hard" hok fan... until they loose.
     
  16. BikeSkiClone

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    Spent 5 wonderful years as a student in Ames, plus an extra year working. Worked in the AD most of that time and lived the Cyclones-centric life almost 24/7.

    I knew Iowa State was the place for me after my campus visit day the Friday of Homecoming Week in 2005 and never really looked back.
     
  17. CyBobby

    CyBobby Well-Known Member

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    My family went to Iowa State .................
     
  18. Flynn4Heisman

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    My father has a construction engineering degree from ISU, my step-mother with an Education degree (Master from UNI), my sister has an anthropology degree, and my mother attended ISU for a semester. It's a family thing.

    I attended ISU for a year from 2013 - 2014, but I realized after the first three months that it just wasn't for me. While I didn't graduate, at least I can say I got there.
     
  19. Gunnerclone

    Gunnerclone Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't football success I can guarantee you that. Lol.
     
  20. SWCy13

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    Because I enjoy pain and suffering.
     

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