Iowa Basketball: 5 Overreactions After the First 2 Games of the Season

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Iowa Basketball: 5 Overreactions After the First 2 Games of the Season
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During the last two years, the Fran McCaffery led Hawkeyes have started off their seasons with a 2-0 record.

For those readers unfamiliar with the non-successes of the Iowa basketball team since the Lute Olson and Steve Alford days, let me tell you, it's a big deal. 

From 2009 to 2011, the Hawkeyes were 1-3 during the first two games of their respective seasons. 

One and three against opponents such as the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (whom they blew out 68-40 in 2010-11), UTSA Roadrunners and the Duquesne Dukes. 

Not the schedule that generally blows the socks off of Joe Lunardi. 

So forgive me for being a little negative here, but its just a way of life for a former Hawkeye. 

As I said above, it's Iowa after all. They are known for football (er...maybe not) and Kurt Angle wrestling.

Not as much resignation holds true to Iowa City's hardwood brigade. 

Again, these are things that worry me as a fan/writer. I know it has only been two games. I know Iowa is a young team. I know McCaffery is testing lineups and substitutions. I know that to some of you, I may be an overly dejected individual that needs to get more sunlight in my diet. Regardless, save me the comments.

What I want is for all of you to take a deep breath and please remember I've had a rough go at this point in my sports fandom (Derrick Rose ACL, Jay Cutler concussion, Iowa Football and their promising passing attack, (I hope the sarcasm is palpable after that comment) and the Chicago White Sox choking away the AL Central Division) as I'm sure other Iowa alumnus feel.

Right now, until I see Iowa take care of business against better talent, it's better for me to be overly careful with my passions than exceedingly optimistic.

Plus, all of you would rather me save the glass half-full stuff for when Eric May puts together a 5x5 night (only being semi-sarcastic this time). 

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