However, I have opened my eyes and noticed the error of my ways. At no point in this thread did I call anyone names or treat anyone with disrespect. I have an opinion, just like everyone else - and have discussed it.
This topic, a very passionate one to many, has been discussed in a respectful manner, until now.
It is really time for these e-fights to end. It's just silly. We all come to www.cyclonefanatic.com for basically the same reasons. We may not always agree on topics such as this, yet we can treat each other with some respect.
For sake of argument I suggest that Iowa - Iowa State is unusual. We have Mich-Mich State, Purdue-Indiana, Arizona-Arizona State, and others, all from the same conference. I do not think Mississippi, Texas has equivalent foes from different conferences. Notre Dame-Purdue does not count. Florida State/Florida/Miami is equivalent. Maybe North Carolina/Duke or Virgina/Virginia Tech. My point is that it is one of the five good instate rivalry games between two major conferences all year. Why quit now?
I have an idea for today's show.
How about we spend two hours talking about how everyone was predicting Iowa to be in a BCS bowl and Tate winning the heisman?
How about we talk about the football teams losing record?
How about we talk about this great coach at Iowa that didn't even get a second look by the Steelers.
How about we talk about a crybaby basketball coach begging to get into the dance even though they can't beat Drake.
At times, Jon can sound like a reasonable guy but days like yesterday show what he's all about. The good thing is that I don't think he has a clue what he's talking about when it comes to this topic (ISU/Iowa game being dropped).
Jon and the rest of the Iowa fans are funny. We constantly hear how all the Iowa fans are big spenders which is a complete joke. Start losing for a few years and se how big of spenders you have. The truth is that the Hawks have a lot more fans than ISU. ISU fans will spend money when the team wins. I remember a lot of people spending money when we went to Arizona. I also don't see these "big spenders" buying ISU season tickets to get into the UI/ISU game. Instead they are going to have some Mickey Mouse game watch because they can't afford season tickets. Jon Miller and the others act like Iowa fans live in Beverly Hills and ISU fans are from the projects. 95% of the fans of both schools live in Iowa and the difference in income is very little.
Sorry for the rant.
This might explain a lot of things going on right now in the media:
Sweeps Weeks in February:
Radio and television stations will frequently save their best programming ideas - the biggest cliffhangers, the most outrageous stunts - as well as their promotional budgets, for "Sweeps Weeks", the four annual periods when the ratings services perform their most extensive surveying. A stunt or program that draws a bigger audience during a Sweeps Week will translate into a higher "cume" measurement for the station.
SlyCy - you are just that.
Where did ya find it and let me guess - this week just happens to be sweeps week?
I found it here.
I think this may explain the controversial picture/article in the DM Register about the wrestler "being on display" but I can't find anything that says newspapers have sweeps week in February. It would certainly qualify as a stunt.
I've heard of sweeps a number of times. In fact, it was featured in the movie Bruce Almighty - Bruce was obsessed with sweeps week.
Anywho...would be nice if we actually knew if that week was upon us.
I think what you posted here about sweeps deserves its own post, SlyCy. Maybe someone else would know when it is and at least everyone would know that perhaps we're all falling victim to a media rating stunt.
Nielsen 2007 Sweeps Dates:
January 29 - February 28, 2007
April 26 - May 23, 2007
July 5, - August 1, 2007
November 1 - November 28, 2007
It is the last days of sweeps.
How do they take these ratings? Is this similar to the Nielsen ratings for TV where they send you a survey?
I live in eastern Iowa, I haven't seen any threads yet. Did Jon talk about the Hawk loss to Penn State last night. I wonder if they are still on the bubble in his eyes.
wait till we start contacting their donors to be cyclone donors and turn them from the dark side.