no comments on the new scoreboard renderings Chris?
no draft or scoreboard thoughts?
Ur slippin man.
I've seen the Barton Hollow video by the Civil Wars. Were they pretty good live?
In regards to the Cyclone Gridiron Club... it doesn't surprise me that there's 475 members. In fact, that's probably a higher number than I would have guessed there was?
Fact is, the economy is not good right now, and probably won't be for quite some time. I try to make it to one or two football games a year and that's it for me for Cyclone sports.
Of course, many will accuse me of being part of the problem of why ISU doesn't have enough money, but I don't make a ton of money and I have a lot higher priorities in my life that are much more important. I'm saving to send both my kids thru college, saving for my wife and I's retirement, saving to go on vacations once a year, etc, etc.... as are most people. Things are not getting cheaper.
Obviously I'm sure there are people that can afford season tickets for football and basketball, and still have money to join the Gridiron Club, etc. That is fine. Hopefully there are more than 475 people that can do this, that would be great for ISU athletics.
But don't think for a minute that ISU athletics rates very high on most people's list of priorities... that just isn't the case. It's a tough sell, especially in today's world. And it shouldn't rate very high either.
I really hope you can hit the 1,000 member mark Chris, that would be fantastic. But don't press people too hard that turn you down either. Cyclone sports is truly a luxury item to spend money on. Some of us do what we can, but don't want it shoved down our throats either. I hope those that can afford it and have thought about joining do sign up. We need more support obviously, but some of the most diehard Cyclone fans are also the ones that can only make a few games a year, by some Cyclone wear, and that's about it.
Look at it as $8.33 a month...a $100 membership is not such a daunting number. My only concern is what the actual benefits are aside from donating to Iowa State football. For someone far out of state, I would love to join just to show my support, but I would actually like to put that money towards actually getting to Iowa and going to a game in person. I also think ISU fans like to spread the wealth and donation around to other sports and this is probably another reason for the low membership. Also, the communication/marketing for the Gridiron club has been non-existent.
How bout a mailbag sometime soon Williams.
I wouldnt necessarily go as far as clonedude, but i would say, the CGC does have issues as far as a 'why should i put my money here?' thing. If you're not going to make the functions that it gives access to, why should someone put their money here, when there are other ways to support the dept? Instead of putting $100 to the CGC, why not increase your cyclone club membership, giving you more points there, or buy an extra hillside ticket (which gives you a tangible benefit as well as increases our overall attendance numbers)? The AD gets the money that way too. Sure, they can spend it anywhere, but its obvious that football is going to be the priority at this point anyways.
And as I plan on writing in a few days, you'll see just how low that 475 number is when you compare it to the rest of the schools in the Big 12. That's my point. I believe that there are a lot more people out there who can and would want to contribute to this club, but they never knew anything about up until now. Those are the people I am trying to reach. If you can't afford it, don't do it. No pressure coming from me.
And yes, I do spend quite a bit of time on this site, but as you know, it's free too. If tomorrow Chris decided to charge for this site, I'd be gone. CycloneReport is a graveyard right now. That's mostly because you have to pay for it. This site would die too if there was a cost to it.
Like others have said on here, any money that I put aside for ISU athletics is going to go towards football and basketball tickets for me and my family. I would get next to nothing out of joining the Gridiron Club IMO. It just wouldn't make sense for me. But for some I think it's a great idea and probably very worthwhile joining.
I hope a lot of people sign up.