My 6 year old son scored a 7 on this list . And yes he is a fan, he wears the colors proudly, watches the games, whenever he sees a cardinal mascot he says it's CY and he pretends to the Clones when shooting hoops with his nerf ball.
Let me try to salvage this thread since I was actually at the said water cooler.
The point of the conversation was exactly what you are all painfully pointing out. That attempting to score/rank your love for the cyclones is a ridiculous task. It's attempting to OBJECTIFY something that is inherently SUBJECTIVE.
I used this as an analogy to the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. As teachers we feel like we live and die by these test scores, but what do they measure really? Intelligence? Not sure. Is intelligence an objective quality or a subjective quality? That's the question.
I was also at said water cooler, and I think it may have been my idea to create a thread on CycloneFanatic...so flame me, not 62 By the way, my family grew up in eastern Iowa as hawk fans, I was raised out of state and didn't know the difference growing up....so I am the biggest fan!
How many "other" sporting events do you attend
10+ (10 pts)
9-7 (8 pts)
6-4 (6 pts)
3-1 (4 pts)
0 (0 pts)
What percent of games do you watch on tv?
90-100% (4 pts)
80-89% (3 pts)
70-79% (2 pts)
60-69% (1 pt)
59-0% (0 pts)
Graduated from the University of Iowa but still a ISU fan (5 pts)
Live within 20 miles of Iowa City (5 pts)
Live in the "319" (2 pts)
Live out of Iowa (2 pts)
You have sent Jamie Pollard a personal email (2 pts for +3 emails, 1 pt for -3 emails)
Take your total score and multiply by number below that determines your mileage from Ames
250+ miles (score x 2.25)
200-249 miles (score x 2)
150-199 miles (score x 1.75)
100-149 miles (score x 1.5)
50-99 miles (score x 1.25)
0-49 miles (score x 1)
A= You attend every game, support financially, and breathe Cyclone athletics
B= You love the Cyclones but only attend events for one sport
C= Like B, except only go to a few games per year
D= Attend a few things, watch a few on tv
F= Watch the games only, Cheer for the Hawkeyes sometimes
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