After a brief one week break (after a very long break), the Hotbox is back to tell you how to think. The reason being, I didn't have internet. I know, I know, this is a lame excuse and I need to play like a champion. Well to be honest, I've never really won a championship before. Youth AAU basketball tournaments, high school, college intramurals, or ANY of the horrible teams I chose to cheer for. None.
The only thing I ever won was in The Godfather Larry's youth basketball camp. We played The Godfather's son in the championship and I SHUT HIS ASS DOWN. The Godfather came over and congratulated me personally after the game. TRUE STORY. I like to thing that I drove him to drinking with my suffocating defense and in turn, the creation of this very website. Thank me in the comments.
But to go along with this week's theme of being losers, Feeny4 wants to know what the biggest dick kick in recent Cyclone sports history is. The Hotbox will gladly oblique him/her.
If Georges was seriously hurt in the NDSU game and gone for the season...
Is that the biggest nutshot of all time to Cyclone fandom? Where does it fall in the overall scope of bad things happening to ISU? This basketball season has all the possibility of being something special, and to have it all spoiled in a meaningless game against an OOC team would seem like the ultimate Iowa State. I ask this as a still relatively new ISU fan (last 3-4 years only) where my knowledge of overall ISU travesties is more general than anything specific.
This question actually offends the Hotbox. You had the gall to assume you know what the worst thing in recent Cyclone sports lore is....and you've only cared for 3-4 YEARS?!?! The Hotbox is 25 and Iowa State is one of those above mentioned teams that I have always cheered for, but only to be crushed year after year. Sometimes when I talk about how bad my Cyclone fandom has been going, I'll catch myself and realize that there are people out there who are older than me AND like Iowa State. I instantly feel like an asshole and want to give them oldtimers a hug. They've seen some shit.
But contextually, how would losing Georges to a season ending injury fit within the Realm of Suck? To the breakdown:
- The Blarge: Another possible officiating blunder leading to an epic collapse. This team wins the title without it, making it #1. This then leads the whole, Natty Lite thing.
- Wide Right x 2: This being before your time, Iowa State missed kicks in consecutive years to go win the Big 12 North, and go to what was then known as the Big 12 Championship game.
Oh Great HotboxNews out today (EDITOR'S NOTE: NOT ACTUALLY TODAY) that Wally Burnham is retiring. What’s the O/U on how long this retirement lasts? While I couldn’t stand how he ran his defense he was one hell of a builder of linebackers. And he’s said in the past that he’s never really had hobbies, everything has been football, so I can’t really see him really retiring. Will we end up hearing news of him hiring on or volunteering at some JUCO or D3 school in the next few months as a LB coach or will the retirement actually stick?
I belive that Niang is training someone to be as great a Twitter troll as heHis protege will be revealed after the CyGawk when they make a dank meme.
Oh mighty Hotbox,How many mother and child rims will lose their fathers this year due to Deonte Burton's dunking rampages?