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Mike Lacey – Letter to the Gridiron

Posted by isuisu on November 3, 2006

The following is a must-read from Cyclone Gridiron Club President Mike Lacey.

Cyclone Football…….
……needs you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Evening Gridiron,

As they say…..”when the going gets tough, the tough get going”……and it is time for all loyal Cyclone football fans to get going and to “circle the wagons”. 

I don’t believe, for one moment, there is anyone who is more loyal to Cyclone Football than the members of the Cyclone Gridiron Club.  Why do we belong to this Club?  We belong because we love football.  We belong because we want football at Iowa State to succeed and to thrive. And I believe the members of the CGC will do everything they can to help make this happen and especially by showing their support for the young men of Cyclone Football.  This team, like all Cyclone teams, are entitled to your total suport.  They deserve no more and they deserve no less!!!!. 

You and I know that these young  men want to win as much as, and probably more than, any of us.  They play their hearts out, and they give their all, including their bodies, for their team, for you and for all Cyclone fans each and every week.

Have you ever heard of another team that has 3 starting receivers AND the starting running back sidelined at the same time?  Then throw in a season ending injury to one of the best defensive backs in the league.  Add to that all of the early season injuries to a young defense.  Luck is not on our side.  But loyalty is!!!!  

We can’t control injuries, we can’t control a schedule which has us playing some of the best teams in the country who have more money for football than we have in our total budget.  We can’t control the weather.  But we can control ourselves.  We can control what we say to others.  We can control how we act.

Now is not the time to sit back and do nothing.  Now is not the time to “boo” when something happens you do not like.  I firmly believe that if a fan is booing his or her team then that fan needs to find another past time.  If you are booing the coaches who hears you?  It is more than the coaches.  It is the players and it is everyone who can hear a TV sports report and who can read a newspaper. 

I truly believe that the one thing true Cyclones fans have is class and I believe the members of the Gridiron Club have as much class as anyone.   Leave the negative to the “band wagon” supporters and the so-called “fans” of other Universities.  You would not belong to this Club if you did not have more substance than a band wagon supporter.  

Now is not the time to sit home on game day because your team has not won as many games as you would like.  Now is not the time to be critical of your coaches.  If you think the coaches need to go, save that for the end of the season and talk to someone who can make a difference.  Don’t just complain to those who happen to be around you.

A Gridiron Club is not for the fair weather times.  The true need for a Gridiron Club is when the chips are down and the day is getting darker.  NOW IS OUR TIME!!!  Let’s do everything in our power to help our team win these last 3 games.  They deserve our utmost support!!  YOU ARE GRIDIRON.  YOU ARE LEADERS!!!  LET’S SHOW IT THIS SATURDAY AND EVERY FOOTBALL SATURDAY!! 

HELP YOUR TEAM BEAT THE “HAWKS” THIS SATURDAY!!!  BE THERE!! BE LOUD!!  BE POSITIVE!! AND BE LOYAL!!! 

GO CYCLONES!!!

Mike

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2 Responses to “Mike Lacey – Letter to the Gridiron”

  1. casey said

    rock chalk jayhawk

  2. Mark Aller said

    DAN MCCARNEY SHOULD BE FIRED, AND MAYBE WE CAN GET A SHOT AT THE MICHIGAN STATE COACH!!!

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