Here's my attempt to put my pure disdain for little brothers into rational thought.
Little brother you've been fooled. I cannot understand how you've continued to say that ISU football is on the up and up when they've clearly stagnated. 3-5, 3-5, 3-6, 3-6, 9th, 8th, 9th, 8th are the respective conference record and the final standing of ISU in the Big XII under CPR. Yet for some reason support for the program is at an all time high? Why? How can a rigidity structured engineering/agriculture school (math, math, math, and more math) let their emotions take over their own analytical rational thought?
CPR is a modern day Madoff, Skilling, or Ponzi. Except he's not stealing your money he's stealing your rational thought. He's got you wearing t-shirts that say, "SO PROUD TO BE ALL IN!" Come on! That crap makes me want to puke. Instead you should have t-shirts made that say, "I'M SO PROUD TO NOT GET SHOT IN MEMPHIS ON NEW YEARS!".
The Hawkeye's, since 2010 have been bad. Train wreck bad. Fathers disappointed in their sons bad. Burning dumpsters falling from the sky bad. Yet when the Hawks bounce back. 7-5 and a bowl game that is not in Florida or California will not cut it. This is a standard.
The point which I am trying to make is, have some sort of high standard of excellence (At least 8 wins, a reputable bowl game, and GASP A CONFERENCE TITLE, etc...), and keep it. Don't change that standard simply because you've got a smoke and mirrors coach. Hold that coach to your standard. Standards are black and white. Not grey reflections, with room for interpretation.
I hate state because, of irrational babbling buffoons who call themselves fans yet cannot name the starting QB. I hate state because, 7-5 is OMG WE'RE THE BEST! I hate state because because, I'm your big brother and I'm better than you.