Straight Shots From Welch Ave.

On every Monday, CN's publisher Chris Williams let's the Cyclone Nation know what's on his mind in the world of Cyclone Athletics. This week, Williams's lashes out towards a certain caller on a local radio show. What else does he have to say? Find out right here at CN.

The first thing I want to do in this column is address a certain Hawk fan who did the unthinkable last week on the Jon Miller Show on 1460 KXNO.


Here's what went down. Cindy Sullivan, a very sweet lady and a proud member of the Cyclone Gridiron Club called in to defend our Cyclones when previous slander had taken place. She made some great points about how she feels that a certain portion of the Iowa fan base doesn't like when ISU is in the news. Point well taken Cindy. (I know you're reading)


Well, after Cindy hung up, Jon took another caller. Here is what the caller had to say.


Caller – "Who was that, Chris Williams's mom or something? ( He then erupted with an evil laugh)"


Alright caller, here's what I have to say to you. You can poke fun at my Clones. You can bad mouth our AD and you can rip on Dan McCarney. I can deal with that, but I will be damned if you talk about my momma. Don't you be talking about my momma caller! That is some serious territory that you don't want to cross. I almost knumchucked you caller, you don't even realize! (For those of you who don't know, I just completely ripped off a line from Will Ferrell in Wedding Crashers)


The New Radio Schedule


I think that this new radio schedule has worked out for the better of all college sports fans in Central Iowa. Before you flood my e-mail tearing me to pieces, hear me out.


Jon Miller's show is pretty much all local sports. I love it. He's always talking Clones and Hawks. He'll touch on the national stuff, but for the most part it's local. Local is gold for a guy like myself.


Marty and Miller focus a lot more on national stuff. I love hearing a guy like Bob Ryan on a Des Moines talk station. That's cool to me. They talk a lot about the national stuff, but they still cover the Clones and the Hawks as well.


The new schedule brings variety.


For me, when Marty and Miller are talking about hockey or golf, I switch it over and listen to Deacer talk about what he's reading while on the John. That's good radio.


This new schedule is great in my opinion. It's got everything. The best part of it all is that it all begins at 2:00 instead of 3:00. The two extra hours of local programming is great. I stream Millertime everyday while I'm doing CN stuff at my computer.


KXNO & WHO, you get two thumbs up from this sports fan. Also, Jon Miller and Marty and Miller, thumbs up to you as well.


McCarney's Raise


I think this is a great move on the part of ISU for more than one reason. The first reason is the fact that McCarney and his staff really do deserve this raise. I'm not going to go into the stats that Mac has already burned into my brain, but the dude deserves to get paid. Ok never mind, I will get into the stats.


- 5 of the last 6 years in a bowl game

- 6 of 8 over Iowa

- Record attendance

- Longest tenure in the Big 12


Not to mention that he does this with the "12th" ranked recruiting class every year. Big props to you Coach Mac, now buy me a Jet-ski. Just kidding.


Now for the second reason that I think this is a good move. This sends a message to whoever takes over after Mac is gone. This shows that if you coach at ISU, you will get paid. More high profile coaches will look at this program with the money that Mac is now making and they'll know that ISU wants to win.




Ok so once basketball got over in March, I just assumed that this job would sort of mellow out until football in August. If I have learned anything in this past year it's this, there is no such thing as an off-season, especially when Jamie Pollard is your AD.


Everyday ISU is in the news for something different. It never fails, but you know what? I wouldn't want it any other way. I have the greatest job in the world.


Until next week, Go Cyclones!

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