Hello all, Long time lurker, first time poster here. 6'1", 190. Des Moines, IA. Thought with the recent excitement surrounding the Bowl trip down to Memphis and all of CycloneNation, it was time for me to issue a Thank You to this entire Fan Site. As a long time fan of all things Iowa State, the excitement is truly at an all time high in Ames, and the entire state of Iowa. The tide is really changing with the Cyclones becoming the favorite team in the State, and there are various reasons behind this. We all know of what Paul Rhoads, Fred Hoiberg, Bill Fennelly, Christie Johnson-Lynch, Corey Ihmels, and the rest of the Cyclone head coaches are doing. They, along with the astounding leadership of Jamie Pollard have put Iowa State Athletics on a path to a place we have never been. That is truly exciting. What is similarly important in this path to success is the fan base. And no entity plays a more important role outside of the athletic department in growing the fan base as much as CycloneFanatic.com has. The resounding response to the Bowl Trip through this website is outstanding. CW and the rest of the crew are going to be responsible for many many fans wearing Cardinal and Gold in Memphis. That is very cool. Similarly, the Iowa State basketball team will have a large contingent of Cyclones in Kansas City to watch them play on the road. These are just two simple examples of how CW and CycloneFanatic are helping grow this fan base and in turn help our Athletics program succeed, and as a long time Cyclone fan, Thank You all.