Read the last part and all I could think was...
i am sure other bowls took notice, very good work by our fans...
I love the comments about possible future big 12 affiliation. SEC\B12 would make a lot of sense given the footprints of the two, and the cooperation the two leagues have shown in the last year with things like the champions bowl. Certainly would be a better fit than the pinstripe, which really i could see becoming an ACC and B10 bowl since that makes more sense for those two and both have expressed a desire to be strongly in the NYC market.
Can you imagine how crazy that place would have been with 2 full sides, one big 12, one SEC? You add that to the history of this bowl and suddenly the liberty bowl is a premier bowl even if it ends up being one of the lower tier bowls.
Memphis was great. I had a blast down there. ISU Alumni/Fans are the best.
We don't want the Liberty Bowl as a Big 12 bowl if we can help it.
Every single year as I watch the New Years Day bowls all I'm reminded of is just how awful the Big 12 bowl lineup is. It's just dreadful.
I would think we can do better than the Liberty Bowl, but who knows? All those warm climate bowls look MUCH more appealing to me.
I think this says it all. It was a real place in Memphis on 3rd across from the Econo Lodge. Pollard is doing a fantastic job of positioning us for future bowl games.
Had a great time in Memphis. However, as excited as I was for the way our fans more than lived up to their part of the deal, I was incredibly disappointed in the way our players didn't live up to their part of the deal. I'm generalizing here, but a lot of people of modest means spent a great deal of money and traveled hundreds of miles to cheer for a team that just didn't seem to care nearly as much.
One of the things I love about Fennelly is how he is constantly preaching to his players what a privilege it is to get to put on the ISU uniform and play before the most dedicated fans in the country. I guess football players are a lot different that female basketball players.
Rhoads preaches the same things with his players.
I wish fans would treat the bowl trips as vacations with a football game thrown in. We had a great time and I'm not going to let a football loss ruin it for me. I suspect that many won't either. As far as the trip goes, it was about as cheap of a trip as a person could take.
I sure hope the Liberty Bowl goes Big 12. It's a fantastic venue and a great city. It's drivable from Iowa thus making it very affordable. The weather kind of stunk this year, but I would guess that the chances of a pretty warm sunny day are not bad.