Who would you say is the most loved Cyclone

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  1. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    at this point. Fred would have easily been the man two years ago. However, I am starting to think Georges Niang is working his way to the top. I brought this up because Niang is doing a golf outing and building a home for Habitat sometime in July. He really seems to love the state and Iowa State in general. Obviously Fred is a great guy. However, with him leaving ISU to go to the Bulls I think he lost a little luster from some fans.
     
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  2. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Well-Known Member

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    Georges

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  3. 3GenClone

    3GenClone Well-Known Member

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    Fred Hoiberg is not only Iowa State, but he is Ames in general. Not too many people have the kind of success he has in their own backyard.
     
  4. jcyclonee

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    Those are 2 good choices but I'd think about putting Johnny Orr and Jack Trice above them.
     
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  5. ZB4CY

    ZB4CY Active Member

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    Gene Cheezdik?
     
  6. WooClone15

    WooClone15 Well-Known Member

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    I immediately thought of Niang. I also think if you made a list this would vary by age because I don't even have Fred in my top five (for myself) since I'm too young to remember him playing.
     
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    Wayne Brady
     
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  8. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    BTW a few other names Gary Thomspon the Roland Rocket and Pete Taylor. However, I don't think a lot of the younger people realize how much they were and are Iowa State as well.
     
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  10. MrPeske

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    Eric Heft is a freaking stud too. Matt Campbell is moving up the ranks as well. He's not in the top 50 but the class & drive he has shown #cyclONEnation is impressive
     
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  11. xboxfever

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    Hoiberg and it's not close.
     
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  12. Cyclonepride

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    Johnny Orr.
     
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  13. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with either Pete or Johnny. I guess it depends on how old you are. I grew up listening to Pete on the radio. I don't know that the later generations will have that same connection with John Walters with so much being on TV these days.
     
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    Me.
     
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  16. ImJustKCClone

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    I connect with John Walters more than I did with Pete; I didn't follow the team so much when my kids were still home & I was schlepping all over Iowa for their extra curriculars & games/meets/matches...
     
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  17. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

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    FB player- Trice
    BB Player Niang. Stevens I loved as a player, but the love Niang shows towards ISU is not just found everyday.
    BB coach Johnny
    Announcer Pete Taylor. JW does great but I spent hours listening to Pete for both FB & BB. One of the few people I didn't know personally but was truly sad when they died.
     
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  18. jcyclonee

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    Can I change my answer to GTO?
     
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  19. casey1973

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    I agree with both over all. Niang is someone special for sure. Not Hoiberg, that ship sailed.
     
  20. JRE1975

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    Gary Thompson, because he has spent the last 50 years representing and supporting Iowa State with his time and his money. In his day he was a very good TV analyst, obviously a good player, and a good ambassador for Iowa State in a lot of areas.

    Fred and Georges and the any of the future stars have a lot of work to do to match Gary, but I hope they get there by the time they are in their late 70's.
     
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