Interesting development. Over decades minny has had more success in basketball than football. It just goes to show that one bad coaching hire can send a program into a tailspin.
This thought process can cause irrational behavior from a fan base and lead to a paralyzing fear that can result in accepting good and predictable results and never expecting great results. This mindset is a dream world for any coach and can achieve moderate success consistently.
However, severe bumps can come along a jar people awake from their slumber. Bumps like nepotism. Iowans are for the most part hard working people and principles people. They enjoy simple life styles, however those values lead to a level on integrity and honesty. There is no place for arrogance and questionable honesty in the hearts of people like this.
Iowan’s aren’t stupid but loyalty can be blind sometimes. I know that most of us that show an allegiance to simple things like sports teams will be patient (probably to a fault). I am guilty of this Maybe it is just pride and ego and not wanting to admit error. Let’s face it, recent events has been like a slap in the face, or a bucket of ice water being thrown into your face in the midst of an hot iowa summer.
I am still hoping for a turn around (and not for just one or two seasons) this fall) but truly moving forward. Something has to give. Along with a strong sense of loyalty, honesty and moral character, naturally comes expectations. A loss of expectations can be followed by a loss of honesty and integrity. So it’s not just about sports it’s about things of true value. It’s just my opinion and others may have theirs,
I am sure the folks who thought Jim Jones was the way to go thought they were doing the right thing. There must have been A LOT of SUGAR in that kool-aid that day in order for people to swallow it.
By the way I was 16 years old when that story hit the national news. I can’t help but laugh when I look at these younger people quoting “don’t drink the kool-aid” and yet they don’t even have a clue where that phrase originated from.
I hope this fall that this upcoming season is like a refreshing cool drink on a hot humid summer day. That we will eventually look back and laugh at all the doubt and be embarrassed by our poor judgements. Hell I make mistakes all the time. At the same time the scent of nepotism is a foul odor and isn’t something Iowans are going to want to tolerate for very long.
Now I am not trying to derail this thread, but not much commentary is happening here anyways.