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  1. SolarGarlic

    Jack Trice Stadium -- largest in Big 12

    Yeah I wouldn't go that far. We're at least giving ourselves a chance to be selected in the upcoming conference draft. 25 years ago, we would've already been in the AAC or worse.
  2. SolarGarlic

    Wendy Wintersteen & Jamie Pollard Address the Fans

    This drama will pass, like it always does. I'm hoping by next week I can start getting back into preseason mode. It was just about to get really exciting for Cyclones fans. Now the stakes are even higher.
  3. SolarGarlic

    Trent Condon

    Do yourself a favor and unfollow/mute/change the station. I've honestly only seen a couple dumbasses show up on my timelines. This situation is about ISU, not the mouthbreathers in that fanbase.
  4. SolarGarlic

    Matt Campbell - The Athletic Article ($$) - Discussing setting up success for the future

    I don't buy this unless the one loss is a really bad one or to OU in the Big 12 CG. A one loss Big 12 champ ISU, especially if the loss is to OU in the regular season, would 100% be in. As much as people say preseason rankings don't matter, they kinda do in these situations. They create...
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    Matt Campbell - The Athletic Article ($$) - Discussing setting up success for the future

    His coworker/podcast co-host, Bruce Feldman, said on their most recent episode that he thinks ISU is good enough to not just make the playoff, but win a game. The hype is scary, but these seasons are rare. I'm enjoying it all.
  6. SolarGarlic

    Iowa State vs Iowa line

    It's a good point. So many years we've had to worry about their studs at TE and DL. This will be the first time they will have their eyes on Hall, a developed Kolar, McDonald, Rose, etc.
  7. SolarGarlic

    Iowa State vs Iowa line

    My two concerns: -Goodson is a dynamic back that can turn nothing into something. We have to contain him and not let him flip the field/score a long TD. -Iowa's back 7 has a ton of experience. Does Purdy try to force something and make too many mistakes? I like our squad, but Iowa will be...
  8. SolarGarlic

    Matt Campbell - The Athletic Article ($$) - Discussing setting up success for the future

    Turns out if you produce quality work (the positive spin helps too), Campbell will give you insightful quotes. And if you write for the CR Gazette...
  9. SolarGarlic

    New Uniforms Revealed

    Yeah, except for the helmet, numbers, stripes on the jersey, and the shade of red, those are identical. USC doesn't own the colors. Many teams share color schemes. The biggest mistake we made was not differentiating enough during the Rhoads era unis. They became cheap knockoffs, especially with...
  10. SolarGarlic

    Iowa Beat Writers

    You forgot Tammy and Jeff love yelling "HOKS" at any tigerhawk logo within eyesight and "clowns" at anything red.
  11. SolarGarlic

    Iowa Beat Writers

    Hlas has a wry sense of humor. I think he meant to amuse himself and bask in his own cleverness. But his delivery came off as too directed and bitter. Where he can usually mask a distaste for ISU, it came through. In short, a mild-mannered sports writer had had ENOUGH of Matt Campbell.
  12. SolarGarlic

    Iowa Beat Writers

    Oh, it was 100% about Campbell. I get a little tired of Campbell's cliches, but I'm not playing for him, and I know what to expect at press conferences. But there are few people in the profession right now who can speak to culture with more credibility than Campbell. Sometimes cliches are just...
  13. SolarGarlic

    Iowa Beat Writers

    Hlas usually plays it down the middle, at least relative to the rest of the CR Gazette. He's a quirky guy with a distaste for the masses, so it's not surprising he's a little bitter toward Campbell and his cliches. I think he was trying to be funny, but the tweet came off as bitter and ignorant...
  14. SolarGarlic

    Song on September 11, 2021 at 7:30

    Relax. I just think those songs after a football win would be over-the-top corny and sentimental. Lee Greenwood?
  15. SolarGarlic

    Song on September 11, 2021 at 7:30

    The only thing worse than starting this thread....
  16. SolarGarlic

    JTS Improvements - Want More

    Watch your bookmarks, folks. :oops:
  17. SolarGarlic

    JTS Improvements - Want More

    Nah. Highlights might work. Nobody wants another loud speaker mixing with their tailgate's music.
  18. SolarGarlic

    Will you buy a player t-shirt?

    I'm the exact opposite. 100% cotton usually shrinks and deforms and fits terribly after first wear. Blends are usually a better fit and lighter feel. I hesitate to buy any t-shirt from a fan site, but the quality of t-shirts in bulk has improved quite a bit in the last couple of years. So far...
  19. SolarGarlic

    In-State football recruiting, news, and gossip

    Start going through Iowa's schedule, and you can see why they would be confident in 9-3. It's a cakewalk. The Big 10 west is lousy.
  20. SolarGarlic

    Jaylin Noel hype

    Not to mention a lot of those backups had good offers. That's definitely not a normal thing at ISU. So yes, the staff is developing the backups, but they're also not the preferred walk ons and local two stars that we've seen in the past. I do expect a few more blown assignments on defense...