Why do we as ISU fans love our Cyclones? Does it fill some sort of inferiority complex? Is there something missing from our lives that drives us to talk ISU football 365/7? What is it about the sport of football that we love? I really am unable to put my finger on it. Especially after reading through some of the recent threads. It seems that anyone who dares think boldly that we may at some point in time in the future compete on a higher level, is automatically dismissed as some luney. If there is no hope for the future or betterment of our team why even go? Are we all just a bunch of closet alcoholics who just need a reason to drink? I think we can all agree ISU football does nothing to make us want to stop drinking. The short time I have spent on this board has been pretty fun, but for the most part it is disheartening to see the ongoing pessimism. The constant fight for relevance is almost to much to bear. What happened with the B12 only drives the stake deeper into my cardinal colored heart. Maybe blind pessimism is what makes the Cyclone world go round.