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Harrison Barnes: Sweatshirt-Gate

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So I was at work today, you know, trying to actually get some work done this week. It's been pretty hard to do. It seems like every day there's a handful of new rumors/developments/bs/whatever going on. It's draining to say the least. I was looking forward to having Wednesday be a peaceful day. The sun was out, the weather was good... In short, it seemed like it was going to be a good day.

Until, I saw a Tweet from Ben Gouldsmith of the Ames Tribune. His update said

Harrison Barnes was wearing an Iowa State sweatshirt at Ames High's signing ceremony today for four seniors.

And you know what happened after that? A big, fucking, shit-storm. Now everyone and their grandma in Central Iowa thinks Barnes is coming to Iowa State. Hell, I was on Cyclonefanatic where some people are saying that "Roy Williams looked pissed, so maybe Barnes told him he wasn't coming?"...  Ugh. Like anyone really knows what Roy Williams could possibly be thinking...

But that's the type of things fans do. I wish I could all out. It has to be kind of fun to take a big chug of the Kool-Aid, and imagine this enternal optomism, where everything goes right and nothing goes wrong. In a world where Brackins and Gilstrap come back another year, along with Barnes coming to ISU, as the team makes a Final Four run in 2011. Who knows? Maybe it will all work out with Barnes, and I'll come across as the biggest hater ever. I'm just trying to minimize the disappointment. I figure, if the news is good, I can go to the top with everyone else, but if the news is not-so-good, I am not falling as far.

I have no idea what the whole sweatshirt ordeal is.  I mean the guy has lived in Ames his whole life, and it's a town centered primarily on ISU. He's bound to have some ISU gear, along with the gear of other schools recruiting him (and maybe even more). Maybe it was a coincidence, maybe not. Either way, I'm not losing sleep over it.

Either Ben Gouldsmith is a Hawk Fan, naive, or trying to pre-emptivley break a story. I am hoping for at least one of the last two. I just hope he realizes that a large contingent of fans' expectations have grown exponentially due to his tweet.

With that said, I can only imagine what tomorrow will bring. I wouldn't have imagined that today we'd get an update like this... One more full day until we get the final word. I can't wait.