Thursday, September 12, 2013


I admire anyone who has the time and skill set to work the data like this.

A Cyclone fan with that time and skill set is a double bonus.

Cy-Hawk Trend

A friend who is smarter than me pointed out this interesting trend:

Kirk Ferentz is 2-5 in Ames.

His teams that won in Ames finished the year with 10 and 11 wins.

The teams that lost in Ames finished their years with 7, 7, 7, 6 and 1 win.

To look at it the other way, the ISU teams that have beaten Iowa in Ames have finished with 6, 3, 7, 7 and 4 wins. That trend is less definitive.

Since few see this year's Hawkeye club winning 8 or 9 more games, Iowa State should probably win.

Or rather, Iowa should probably find a way to lose.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Now We Know

The loss to UNI only cemented Iowa State's title as Program Hardest On Its Own Fans.

During the game I started joking with the Cyclone fan net to me which painful loss from the past was the most painful- and we had a damn long list to choose from. UNI '13 is definitely on it. Delivered at a moment when your fan base was ready to go nuts, it is the worst loss of the Rhodes era. Considering how badly they played in Memphis, its been a while since Cyclone Football has been worth cheering for.

So our Cyclones are a work in progress. At least we will have no illusions about our underdog status the rest of the way.