More cursed, Cubs or Cyclones?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jl112481, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. jl112481

    jl112481 Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Media Planner
    Franklin, WI
    Let me know what you think. Are the Chicago Cubs or the Cyclones more cursed at this point in time? :jimlad:

    *I can't figure out how to make it a poll with a multiple choice so you'll have to do it the old fashioned way.
  2. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    Rochester, MN
    Toss up. Take your pick.
  3. sunset

    sunset Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Corporate Finance
    San Diego, CA
    The Cubs are only cursed in one sport, ISU is cursed in multiple. Have to go with ISU on this one.
  4. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Graphic Designer
    Schaumburg, IL
    We are, no doubt about it. Yeah, the Cubs can't win a world series, but they've put together some damn good seasons. We just suck all over the place.
  5. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Home Mortgage
    Urbandale, IA
    All Indian burial ground territory to me...
  6. Incyte

    Incyte Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Do people truly believe in curses? I guess I would think they were somewhat naive if they did.

    I belive your results are typically a result of what you put in. People have made a lot of mistakes in both organizations that have caused them to be in the position they are in.

    I'll also get pissed when i see people around here feeling sorry for them selves. Get over it people. Grow a pair and be a man.
  7. cyman1189

    cyman1189 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    Athletic Trainer
    Akron, OH
    ISU hands down
  8. clones26

    clones26 Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Cubs, they havent won a championship in over 100 years, we atleast have national championships in the last 100 years. National league titles can be compared to conference titles, but no overall for I hate the Cubs so they are at the bottom.
  9. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

    The Cubs have greater resources, a bigger market, more money, more fans... better coverage...etc., etc... so I would say the Cubs.

    The Cyclones are a close second.
  10. cyfreddy

    cyfreddy Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    Heck, I am not sure who is more cursed, the Cub or the Cyclones, but I sure am getting sick of it. It makes me wonder why I even like sports.
  11. everyyard

    everyyard Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    At least the cubs aren't cursed with a shortage of fans, especially deep pocketed ones.
  12. madcityCY

    madcityCY Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Madison, WI
    This is how I see it:

    We, plain and simple get the short end of the stick: not a lot of money, we do the best we can, show potential, then get kicked in the balls.

    The Cubs have a lot of money, and they still find a way to suck at the end.

    Cubs cursed, ISU screwed from the start.
  13. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Beer Guy
    W. Des Moines
    Neither. Speaking soley for the Cubs, there are/is a myriad of reasons other than a "curse" that speak to why they haven't been to the World Series since 1945.
  14. Cyrocks

    Cyrocks Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2009

    Agreed. Stupid decisions cause bad luck. In ISU case, for example:

    * Screwed John Cooper over. Cooper played football at Iowa State. Was brought to Iowa State as an assistant with the promise of taking over as head coach if and when Earle Bruce left. AD hired Donnie Duncan instead. ISU football program goes into the tank. Cooper goes on to replace Earle Bruce at Ohio State.

    * Screwed Dan Gable over. Harold Nichols wanted to pass his legacy on to his long-time top assistant coach instead of Gable. Gable goes to Iowa and builds a dynasty.

    * Screwed Walden over. Steve Lester, ISU's top receiver in 1989, had grade problems. Was told by one ISU administrator that if Lester took and passed a summer course, he could play in 1990. Lester took the course and passed only to be told that he still couldn't suit up in 1990. The move showed no support for ISU athletics or Walden.

    ISU went 6-5 in 1989, won just four games in 1990. Lost to Minnesota by 4 points, to Iowa by 10.

    Just a couple of examples. Some would lump letting McCarney go was a bad decision as well. I don't believe that. Had McCarney let some of his assistant coaches go that were dragging down the program, he would still be there.
  15. CyBobby

    CyBobby Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Central Iowa
    The only way that isu is cursed is because they dont have any fans er enough paying patrons and thus dont have enough money to keep up with the Jones'es er u of i of this world...

    Welcome to Pollard World and have a nice stay!!!
  16. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
    Staff Member

    I agree. People who truly believe in luck usually have none, and also have no real accurate picture of how good or bad they actually have it. They also develop the false sense that they can't change what is going wrong (in this case, that's true). Even if there was such a thing as luck, I would prefer to live my life assuming that I can change my course at any moment with my own actions.
  17. simville02

    simville02 Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else." (Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Or maybe we should consider this...

    "All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck--who keeps right on going--is the man who is there when the good luck comes and is ready to receive it. (Robrt Collier)

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