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100 Reasons To Be A Cyclone: Days 54-53

Wide Right and Natty Lite is doing a countdown of the top 100 reasons to be a Cyclone fan. Whether it be football, basketball, wrestling or cricket we have taken the time to analyze exactly why you should cheer for the Cyclones and chant "Fuck...The...Hawkeyes" at the top of your lungs. Settle in for the 100 straight non-consecutive days of why you should cheer for the cardinal and gold over all esle.

Countdown to Kickoff: Days 54-53

Today we honor former Cyclone All-American Ben Bruns. If you have not heard, Bruns will be inducted into the Iowa High School Athletics Association Players Hall of Fame this fall. has a nice write up on Bruns' career as a Cyclone and at Denver.

This also gives us the opportunity to link to one of my favorite football articles ever here. It's appropriately titled "The Anatomy of the Upset" and breaks down exactly how Tom Herman exploited Texas' defense last October. It gave us this gem of a play diagram (credit CycloneFanatic and Ben Bruns):


Bruns' ability as an analyst both on the radio and in print are second only to his dedication to the Cyclones. I absolutely cannot wait to hear his insights once the 2011 season gets rolling.