I'm sick of all these "no respect" type threads that think we are being dissed and deserve more recognition. The biggest statement this team can make is on the court and leave it there. If you want the press then read this: Weekly Watch: Week 12 - ESPN and be glad Scotty got a mention but I'm actually glad this team is flying under the radar because the more expectations and accolades you put on a team the more risk you run of players reading the headlines and getting too confident. I like that this team has to earn every big win it has got, it makes them stronger and keeps them hungry. We played like crap against the worst team in the league Wednesday night which shows you just how much this team needs a motivation factor. They can't sleepwalk into a win and I hope they keep the focus to 1 game at a time.
Screw the rankings and accolades, JUST WIN! When you win the rest will come. I hate the sense of entitlement these days, mediocrity is not to be celebrated nor is "next best." Achieve greatness then you can talk about your accomplishments. I know it has been awhile since we've had this much excitement with the basketball program but those who witnessed the great ISU teams know that this current team still has work to do before we can celebrate it as one of the better teams in the program's history.
Right now if you had to rank this team you have these teams as your benchmark:
99-00: 35-5 Elite 8
00-01: 26-6:Conference champs #2 NCAA seed
95-96: 24-9 2nd round
96-97: 22-9 Sweet 16
43-44: 14-4 Conference Champs, Final 4 (ironic a Final 4 team is 4th on this list?)
85-86: 22-11 Sweet 16
91-92: 21-13 2nd round NCAA
Dang, I was trying to give more people rep but I ran out! I'm serious when I say that your replies have made me laugh and made me feel better!! And CycloneErik, it wasn't my first Mafia post, it was like my seventh or eighth that was stupid!
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