surely cocock is some lame attempt at coldcocking someone.
got to upgrade Jack Trice now!!
I do think that fans need to step up if they expect our athletic programs to continue to improve. We have a much smaller fan base than many schools, so we can't just sit back and expect others to do all the heavy lifting for us. We all have to do our part.
Think about a school like Texas that may have 5 million fans (extreme example, I know). If 5% of their fans, 250,000, contribute $300 to their athletic programs annually (through donations, tickets, merchandise, concenssions, etc.), that's $75 million they're pulling in from fans. In actuality, that number is probably much higher.
If ISU's fan base is 750,000 fans (seems generous to me), we'd have to get 20% of fans contributing over $500 annually to get to the same number. A huge increase in both participation rates and annual contribution. And we're nowhere near the $75 million mark right now.
My point is that we just don't have as many people to share in the financing of the athletic department, so the athletic department is much more dependent upon each one of us than would be the case at many of the schools we compete against.
At the very least, get rid of "We are Iowa State."
[QUOTE=CycloneErik;2576687]At the very least, get rid of
it could be used this way, "we are iowa state, and we are gonna kick your ***!"
We're gonna be good for years to come. We Cyclone Nation fans will step up, I have no doubt about. Not sure how/where I want to allocate it yet but i'm going to double my amount to ISUFB next year and will renew my season tickets. I wonder if I could just renew them for 10 year increments.
I only ever use "we are Iowa state" when we miss a short field goal or extra point. Because... well you should all know our history with kickers.
its a lot more fun to go to an iowa state football game when there are 55,000+ fans and we are all expecting to take down a good team