To the people who complain about too many Hawkeye threads being on the front page.... easy solution.
START MORE ISU THREADS
There, problem solved. If you see Iowa threads, start more ISU ones. Win-win for all involved. Plus, I'm sure Jeremy wouldn't hate the increased traffic.
ISU threads are started. And hawks make it about Iowa.
ISU plays Iowa and goes after some of the same recruits...so hawk trolls feel that is their "in" to start a ******* contest if ISU fan brings it up.
A bunch of people on this thread have said it's more the ISU fan's fault for starting the threads. I call BS. It's a cyclone site. We play in the state of Iowa and against Iowa. We should be able to discuss all things related to ISU (including Iowa) without it always turning into a ******* contest with trolls like THH, DJK, Gov, Gary Johnson, and the rest of them.
The one cool thing when jeremy started this site was it was Cyclone fans discussing Cyclone stuff. I still like the site. I just wish there were no Hawkfans. At the very most the game week I could understand them coming on here to talk some smack. Smack is always good on game week. Right now we get daily updates on what the Hawkeyes are doing.
The old saying, "If you don't have anything good to say...", doesn't really apply to hawk fans. Have you ever known any of them to shut the hell up?:nah::nah:
My question TarHeelHawk is why you would want to be on Cyclonefanatic? I understand dropping by to see what Clone fans are saying. However there are some of you that are on here all of the time. I drop by Hawk forums just to see what type of recruiting they are doing. I have never post though. You guys seem to post all of the time on this site about Hawk stuff. Did you get run from Hawk forums for something and just decide this is the next best place. If you want to become TarhealClone we will accept you as one of our own.
There are some ******* posters on here, both clone and hawk alike.
The good ones, like tarheel, rdubbs and djk15, actually have meaningful input to most conversations, until the thread is derailed into "Hox sux"vs. "Clowns"....then we get dumb out of both sides.
Personally, I like CF. It's become my main MB to visit, even though I've been a member at two other general interest MBs for years. I don't mind some rival input - I think it's necessary to have some sort of balance, and I do like to read some information on what's going on at other schools since I don't hang out on HR or other websites. But the constant one-upping and Iowa Rules! does get tiresome. Hopefully it's just a summer thing.
IIRC: last year the wasn't a lot of Hawk fans posting. And this year there is. IMO, if we win this years FB game, the number of Hawk fans around here will dwindle.
Future Hawkeye RB - Jeff Brinson (hawkfan)
Roy Marble (djk15)
Jewel Hampton Torn ACL (dfwcy)
It's easy enough to ignore this type of thread. I have more of an issue with the ISU topic threads into which UI rhetoric is entered. You couldn't open a Paul Rhoads thread without finding an unsolicited KF comparison. It does get tiresome...
I'm fine with the Hawk posters, I dont think they've been trolls. At least we dont have d-bags like JWRHawk, C-NoteHawk and other rivals losers posting here.
I can't believe the in-state rivals posts still show up on the front page. Simple solution is to treat them like the Gaming/Groups forum.
If Rivals/Scout have taught us anything it's that the lowest common denominator (TSAHawk, or whatever that one dudes name on Rivals is JWRHawk, etc.) are they types of posters that flame in these types of forums. These are also the types of trolls most posters don't want to deal with.
Take the instate rivals stuff off the main page already.
I wouldn't mind all that hawk talk, the back and forth, if it were limited to the rivalry board (and that board was opt-in, but I digress). But inevitably somebody takes a shot at iowa, more often a hawk puts their unsolicited two cents in - and the misery commences.