The Optimistic Breakdown:
- Iowa State hasn't started a season 0-3 since 1997, when John Lithgow won the second of his three Emmys for 3rd Rock From the Sun.
- Iowa State is .500 at Amon G. Carter stadium, which looks kinda like a castle.
- Last week Gary Patterson lost a war of wits with this man.
- There are only 7 weeks until basketball season begins
So it goes.