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  1. GWad

    GWad Member

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    I have seen this so many times in the last 50 years. The excuses are injuries and we are soooo young. We hear, 'wait until next year' and,.... 'good fans should hold steady and stay the course' For me. it's just too many times and I refuse to fall for it again. It is clear that this is the beginning of the end for this staff. One (maybe 2) more wins this year and, with luck, four wins next year with few in the stands for the last 3 home games. Hope will be lost so we will need a new coach. With the new guy and staff, Hopes get raised, fail, cycle and repeat. After all, -- We are Iowa State! Ugg, evermore nevermore.
     
  2. ChrisMWilliams

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  3. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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  4. GWad

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    You say downer, I say realist and I have the facts on my side,.....damn it.
     
  5. Ciclone

    Ciclone Well-Known Member

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    You've invested 50 years and this year is enough to push you over the edge?
     
  6. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    Mess and Co need to go, but one down year in five is no reason to lose your mind.
     
  7. Cyhart

    Cyhart Well-Known Member

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    Excellent point!
     
  8. ChrisMWilliams

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    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
     
  9. awd4cy

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    Also it builds testicular strength.
     
  10. ChrisMWilliams

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    Truer words have never been spoken.

    And to the OP, if you've been hanging around for that long I'm not too worried about you. You're obviously a tough SoB. If you've stuck it out this long, you'll be back. We'll be waiting for you and will welcome you when you walk through those doors again. Take as much time as you need.
     
  11. GWad

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    #11 GWad, Oct 29, 2013
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    Until you get old and worn out. It happens to us all. Too much emotional capital from this old fart.
     
  12. CyArob

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    Womp womp womp, womp womp womp womp.
     
  13. Stewo

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    At least there's Freddie and the basketball team.
     
  14. CyBri

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    Now that i'm good and depressed in can go to bed. Good grief i get what you are saying but come on. Paul Rhoads has earned a really bad year or two. I'm willing to give him the time to see if something good can come of it. If he doesn't get some time the cycle described above will definitely happen.
     
  15. isudoc03

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    :cry::cry: See ya Gwad. Have fun being an Alabama football fan and Kentucky bball fan since you can't handle being an ISU fan anymore.

     
  16. Topshelf

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    If you survived 1983-1997, I have confidence you will survive this "low point" in Cyclone football history...
     
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    [video=youtube;Z8qJlQgN97o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8qJlQgN97o[/video]
     
  18. MarkCorrigan

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    #18 MarkCorrigan, Oct 29, 2013
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    Not to pile on with the negativity, but one could easily argue that each of the last five years has been a down year, especially considering where most people want this program to be. At some point, I would like to see us finish above .500, win more than 3 league games and rise above 8th place, and not get humiliated in a bowl game against an opponent from a lesser conference.

    I want to see this program get to a point where seasons like 2009 are considered "down" years.
     
  19. Wesley

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    He is running out of time.
     
  20. Wesley

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    We could add two more teams resulting in a softer schedule....
     

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