The stuff that appears on the Internet after a big win. Iowa State players Josh Lenz, A.J. Klein and Jake Knott — all juniors — and former Cyclone Beau Blankenship made this video for a team talent competition when they were freshmen.
Iowa State's Paul Rhoads addresses his team after the Cyclones stunned No. 2 Oklahoma State, 37-31, in double overtime on Friday night in Ames. It's being called the greatest victory in the history of the program.
Of course, there was one person who knew before Friday that the Cowboys weren't BCS title game worthy, and he was called an idiot by Oklahoma State fans. When do I get my written apology, Cowboy Nation?
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin made his way to Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., Friday night for the matchup between Iowa State and Connecticut. The Cyclones stumbled early before rallying for a 24-20 victory over the reigning Big East champions.
There are more photos after the jump, and you can view Greg's full gallery by clicking here.
Saturday's Iowa-Iowa State game was arguably the best of the day. Here's an image of Cyclone students streaming onto the field from high atop Jack Trice Stadium after Iowa State's 44-41 victory in three overtimes. In Ames, they're saying Cyclone quarterback Steele Jantz is the second coming of Seneca Wallace. Jantz will get national airtime Friday when the team plays at Connecticut.
Nothing easy about Iowa State's schedule. The Cyclones open against Division I-AA Northern Iowa, then begin a brutal stretch with games against Iowa, at Connecticut, Texas, at Baylor, at Missouri, Texas A&M and at Texas Tech. Hard to believe, but Texas is the only non-bowl team in that group. Of course, Iowa State stunned the Longhorns, 28-21, last season, and they came within a whisker of beating Nebraska for the second year in a row. Paul Rhoads' teams always seem to spring an upset or two along the way.
Click the image to enlarge. Thanks to Mary. The video posted below was produced by Old Hat Creative.
It's doubtful that Kurtis Taylor was ever called a "doll" while playing on the defensive line at Iowa State, but he will be hearing that frequently from now on.
Toymaker Mattel, which manufactures Barbie and Ken dolls, recently held a digital reality contest to remake Ken's look. The eight-part series, called "Genuine Ken: The Search for the Great American Boyfriend," was part of a campaign to bolster the awareness of Ken's 50th birthday (Barbie recently turned 52).
Taylor was the winner, and the redesigned Ken doll will resemble the 25-year-old native of Fort Dodge, Iowa.