The Mayor is gone. His just announced mega-deal with the Chicago Bulls was just too good of an offer to pass up. Dreamy is now off to the NBA to test his mettle against the world's best players and coaches, and fans in Iowa are left picking up the pieces.
Perhaps Jamie Pollard will knock this hire out of the park. Perhaps he won't, but either way next year's team is loaded. Yet in the long history of Iowa State athletics the nut punch is something we can always guarantee.
The nut punches have happened in all shapes and sizes. Former administrations passed over John Cooper to lead the football program, hired Donnie Duncan, fired Larry Eustachy, and cut baseball. The on the field nut punches are almost innumerable.
Just from my Cyclone fandom alone you have Seneca's goal line dive against Florida State, the ensuing meltdown in 2002, everything related to Greg McDermott, the failed two point conversion against Nebraska, the Pinstripe Bowl (and Liberty Bowl), and the loss to UAB.
So when The Chosen One leaves his alma mater to pursue a dream it becomes a bittersweet mix of nut punching and heart warming desire to see the man we call Dreamy succeed at the highest level. We're used to getting knocked down and getting up again, but it's time to put that emotion in to words.
Without further ado, we give you ISU Cries!
O we'll get kicked, in the nuts, by Iowa State,
And may we keel over and cry.
Yes, we'll take one downstairs, from Iowa State,
Until the very day we die,
Ow! Ow! Ow!
Sharp groin pains forever new,
And we'll have balls of black and blue.
Cause we're a real great place to go and coach, until you find some! where! new!
Make sure to sing along!