Quote at Big 12 media

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  1. isuforlife

    isuforlife Well-Known Member

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    • Iowa State coach Greg McDermott, when he drew no questions on Monday’s Big 12 teleconference: “That’s OK. I didn’t have any good answers anyway.’’
     
  2. HandSanitizer

    HandSanitizer Well-Known Member

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    Woah.....Not sure what to think about that.
     
  3. Cyforce

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    Maybe that he has a sense of humor.
     
  4. jdoggivjc

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    He's starting to sound like the guy that has had so many things go wrong for him over the last four years that he has nothing left to say. Say what you want about his coaching, but I don't think there's a guy coaching over the last four years that has had more bad luck and has had more go wrong for him than McDermott.
     
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  5. jsb

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    If you think he was serious here, then you are delusional.
     
  6. cyclonenum1

    cyclonenum1 Well-Known Member

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    That's a pretty good quip.

    However, the real problem is that ISU MBB is so irrelevant no one is even paying attention to us.
     
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    CloneState1028 Well-Known Member

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    Obviously a joke on his part. My God.
     
  8. twojman

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    Perhaps the joke is on ISU since nobody outside of Cyclone supporters cares about this program or even realizes it still exists.
     
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    Of course it was a joke. But when the head coach starts making those kinds of jokes, there's a hint of truth to it.
     
  10. besserheimerphat

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    So, it's just like it's always been then...
     
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    Even when we've been good, that's pretty much always been the case. Nothing new here.
     
  12. CycloneErik

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    So if he says something with candor and humor, he's wrong. If he had buttered everything up, people say he's delusional.

    The man's our coach. Let's get behind him, folks. This complaining garbage is wayyyy old.
     
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    You must have forgot about ISU basketball for the 90's and midway through the 2000's.
     
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    Just because we had good teams doesn't mean we had tons of national attention.
     
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    cyclonenum1 Well-Known Member

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    Always and never are strong words.

    I remember in 1986 when SI picked us to make the Final Four after beating Michigan to get to the Sweet 16.

    I remember when Marcus Fizer was on the cover of SI in March of 2000.
     
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    twojman Well-Known Member

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    When you go toe to toe with Kansas for a long stretch like ISU did, you get attention. When you made it to the NCAA tourney as much as ISU did, you get attention. When your coach is hired to coach the Bulls, you have gotten attention.

    ISU will NEVER get the attention that Duke, Kansas or Kentucky gets. If you can't see that ISU used to relevant and now the press will not even ask our head coach anything that is a problem. I hope Pollard has noticed this as opposed to kool-aid drinking fans thinking the coach needs 'more time.'
     
  17. cyatheart

    cyatheart Well-Known Member

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    People analyze Greg's quotes more than Ben Bernake and the Fed statement. So rediculous.
     
  18. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    And now we have neither.
     
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    You know something else......during Iowa State media day, Greg opens up with a VERY detailed summary of each player, the team, the schedule, the conference, etc. It takes about 20 minutes. After he does that the local media usually has to reach to ask any relevent questions. I'm guessing he opened up with a long statement at Big 12 media day too.
     
  20. Enginerd

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    I am sick of people putting the program down in some kind of defense of this or any other coach. We are not talking a conference call with Jay Bilas or Dickie V. This was a Big 12 media conference call. To even hint that ISU (post Johnny Orr) was not relevant in the Big 8/Big 12 Men's Basketball shows a lack of knowledge of our program's history. I don't think we need to make too much of the call or the quote but it is not a good sign. Like I stated in another thread, we play MU and KU this week and no one has a question for Greg McDermott? BTW, I heard his line on the radio. It was a joke, but it was a self deprecating joke. He was not laughing. It was embarrassing for him and the program.

    One more thing, it fairly obvious many that have posted in this thread have not heard the conference call. I suggest trying to listen to it before you start making assumptions.
     
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