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Cykron last won the day on September 17

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About Cykron

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    Zips Junkie

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    Ames, Iowa
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    Iowa State football and in-laws in Akron (in that order!)

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  1. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Go Big "in the Red"
  2. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    Finally got back to Ames and got everything to our tailgate spot. Let me be the first to wish you good luck . . . but just enough to feel good . . . not enough to win. Seriously, looking forward to a good game, no injuries, and great tailgating. Hope to see some of you in the grass just east of the D-1 RV lot (just off the sidewalk on University Blvd.).
  3. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    Listened to this again last night on the hotel treadmill. Love the line about Terry Bowden being the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with! I can't imagine what it would be like at a Bowden extended family gathering, but I would love to be there.
  4. Game 3—@Northwestern

    Sounds like gymnastics after a routine when all the girls run down and scream even though the routine sucked.
  5. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    The "N" stands for "No Ethics!"
  6. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Further proof of the accuracy of my August 13th post about Nebraska's delusional fan base.
  7. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Once again, you clearly see the difference between Iowa State values and Fusker values! Welcome to our border war.
  8. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    Iowa State is paying in full the contract with South Dakota State and giving replacements tickets for our cancelled game.
  9. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    Got a few minutes this afternoon to give some restaurant advice. Already gave some to folks showing up today to watch the Browns game. I recommended Wallaby's to someone else on the site. Both my son and I thought it was the best place for them to watch the Browns game on Thursday night. It is probably our best sports bar. Classy place. Great artifacts on the walls. Really good food. Local owners. Our most famous place in Hickory Park BBQ. There is always a long line, but never as long a wait as you think. The place is much bigger than it looks. Great food and ice cream. It will be packed with football fans. Again, local owners. Another place I'm hearing good things about is Jethro's BBQ (across the street from Hickory Park). It is new and claims to be the largest sports bar in town. Tons of TVs. It is the Ames restaurant of a Des Moines chain. A non-BBQ, non-sports place is Aunt Maude's. One of our best restaurants. Brick City Grill is also nice. Reminds me of a neighborhood hangout in a nice urban neighborhood. Bar La Tosca on Main Street is a great Italian restaurant. Great bartenders. Two bar scenes. One on Main Street will have more young professionals. The other is Welch Avenue in Campustown will have mostly university students. Olde Main (downtown) is probably our best known brewery (with a full restaurant). But Torrent Brewing (just off Main Street) and Alluvial (north of town) are better, but with no food. El Azteca is great Mexican food prepared by local owners. Two locations (one near I-35/US30 and one on Stange just north of campus). Stomping Grounds is a great place for coffee, crepes, but also mid-day sandwiches. Classic, tiny old school diner is The Grove on Main Street. May be open only for breakfast. Probably packed on Saturday. Tip Top Lounge. A vintage place for chili and drinks to get your day started right. Seriously, about the only time I hear about it is when someone wants to do some pre-tailgating! West Side Pub (southwest corner of Ames) is operated by a huge Cyclone fan who even sponsors a break during each game. "Say it with me, 'We Love the Cyclones!'" Jeff's Pizza on Lincoln Way is the best in town. Great, unique recipes. Great Plains Pizza on Main Street is also good. Make sure to put honey on your crust. Our local Wing Stop franchise is owned by Seneca Wallace. Browns fans know him. If you don't know who he is, Google "Seneca Wallace and The Run." Let me know what you are looking for (or like from these recommendations) and I'll try to give you more info if needed. P.S. I apologize to the local places that I forgot to mention.
  10. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    If this is who I think it is (same username as on Cyclonefanatic.com), he is an expert on Iowa beers. Valuable resource!
  11. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    If you are going to the game, please be in your seat by 10:45am CT for the time of honoring Celia. Interestingly, they were going to honor her this week anyway as the Iowa State athlete of the year for last year!
  12. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    The Wide Right and Natty Light page is great. Ham (user on Zips Nation) told me the WRNL guys will be tailgating in the G-7 lot.
  13. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    Ironically, I'm going to Evanston (actually Skokie) on Thursday. Hopefully, they have cleaned up the mess that you left there. Look forward to seeing some of you back in Ames (or on I-88, 80, or 35 along the way). My vanity plates say ISUPL8S.
  14. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    Great press conference. Really enjoyed listening to him. Impressed with Bowden. He must come from good stock! Lots of coaching perspective, but very little vacuous coach-speak. Surprisingly open and honest ("I don't want to be the sixth coach to be fired.") ("I don't want to throw anyone under the bus after such a great win, but our Center missed the snap signal several times.") Loved hearing him talk about his "good group of guys," seniors graduating, and not having to worry about the guys who don't travel. Clever of him to act like he doesn't know what the point spread is ("It will be 17, 14, . . ."). Since when is it a penalty for a linebacker to give a receiver a "souffle?" I love a coach who is focused on football.
  15. Game 4—@Iowa State Cyclones

    Bowden talks a lot about Butler (never by name), our 6'6" receiver and focuses only on his height. However, his big gains this year have come from Butler shedding, running over, and dragging tacklers. He is a beast! Also, Deshante Jones (#8), from Cincinnati, had 9 receptions against Oklahoma.