Fant is going pro

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  1. dafarmer

    dafarmer Active Member

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    Noah Fant has declared for the draft, and will not play in Iowa's bowl game. Statement on Omaha radio station.
     
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  2. ForbinsAscynt

    ForbinsAscynt Well-Known Member

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    Looks like twins was right about not being happy. Good for him, Fant not twins.
     
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  3. jereseib

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    Not surprising at all. I honestly don't blame him for skipping a bowl game either, but this new trend of players deciding what games they want to play in is certainly not good for the game.
     
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  4. jmb

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    How is it bad?
     
  5. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    Not a hok troll though^^^
     
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  6. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    I would love to hear the explanation behind this statement. What do you want them to do? Be conscripted into playing?
     
  7. Shawker

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    It has nothing to do with happiness and everything to do with being a likely first round draft pick.
     
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  8. jereseib

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    Wth does my comment have anything to do with being a hok troll? Seriously, grow up. Somebody posted it in the Rivals Forum so I responded.
     
  9. Skyh13

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    I mean, if the best players on teams start sitting out bowl games, that probably hurts the overall quality of the game, no?

    I don't necessarily disagree with them doing it, but I can see how it might affect the game.
     
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  10. jereseib

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    Oh, idk, maybe honor their scholarship and not sell out on teammates because you are so scared of getting hurt? Seriously, grow up, this exactly what people talk about when they are talking about the snowflake generation.

    You think guys 20, even 10 years ago were just deciding not to play when they were perfectly healthy because there is a chance to get hurt? This reminds me of the Noland thread when I called him out, then everyone got all triggered saying he might get hurt so he just quit in the middle of the season.
     
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  11. ThriceHawk

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    :rolleyes:

    He's a projected 1st/2nd round draft pick, there's no reason for him to stay or risk injury in the bowl game only to end up like Jake Butt.
     
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    I've never understood sitting out.. really.

    Why play the last 2-3 games of the year then?

    If you make a conference title game, sit out. Could get hurt!
     
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  13. iahawks

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    Good for him and I hope him nothing but the best. I wouldn't play the bowl game either if I was going to be a high round NFL pick.
     
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  14. jereseib

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    Bowl games used to be my favorite time of the entire season, I feel like its going to get worse every year if players continue this trend of sitting out. Where does it stop? A guy who thinks he's going to get drafted in the 6th round decides he doesnt want to risk it so calls it quits?
     
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    Good for the young man. Get yourself paid.
     
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  16. dosry5

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    **** Iowa
     
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  17. jmb

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    I hear you. I just don't think it is going to change the game that much. It really doesn't change the betting line much.
     
  18. laminak

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    Do all likely first round picks typically sit out of their bowl games?
     
  19. WooClone15

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    I don’t really have an issue with guys sitting out bowl games. I get not liking them sit out the regular season, conference title games, or the playoffs, but sitting out a glorified exhibition? Eh, doesn’t really bother me.
     
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    It's a glorified exhibition game. Iowa's season is over for all intents and purposes and he has millions of dollars on the line, yet you think he owes it to his teammates to play in a meaningless game? That's a hot take.
     
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