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Memorial for Diesel
I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.

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(09-15-2015 11:44 PM)NIUDrew Wrote:  I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.

[Image: COVoXxoWEAAjizG.jpg]
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09-16-2015 05:40 AM
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(09-16-2015 05:40 AM)99niufan Wrote:  
(09-15-2015 11:44 PM)NIUDrew Wrote:  I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.

[Image: COVoXxoWEAAjizG.jpg]
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(09-16-2015 05:42 AM)huskiebob Wrote:  
(09-16-2015 05:40 AM)99niufan Wrote:  
(09-15-2015 11:44 PM)NIUDrew Wrote:  I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.

[Image: COVoXxoWEAAjizG.jpg]
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(09-16-2015 07:49 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(09-16-2015 05:42 AM)huskiebob Wrote:  
(09-16-2015 05:40 AM)99niufan Wrote:  
(09-15-2015 11:44 PM)NIUDrew Wrote:  I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.

[Image: COVoXxoWEAAjizG.jpg]
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+4 Awesome idea. Don't know how much money that would take, but I'm in for $100. Deisel ("Victor") there to high five all comers. This should get done!
09-16-2015 08:10 AM
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Diesel was a good dog.
09-16-2015 08:22 AM
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Way to get things going chihuskie!

I'm in for $100.
09-16-2015 08:39 AM
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Someone set up a go fund me oagd. I am computer illiterate
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Im in as well
09-16-2015 10:36 AM
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RE: Memorial for Diesel
(09-16-2015 08:10 AM)chihuskie Wrote:  
(09-16-2015 07:49 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(09-16-2015 05:42 AM)huskiebob Wrote:  
(09-16-2015 05:40 AM)99niufan Wrote:  
(09-15-2015 11:44 PM)NIUDrew Wrote:  I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.

[Image: COVoXxoWEAAjizG.jpg]
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+4 Awesome idea. Don't know how much money that would take, but I'm in for $100. Deisel ("Victor") there to high five all comers. This should get done!

+5 My family is in for at least $50. This needs to happen!
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(09-16-2015 10:36 AM)BobL Wrote:  Im in as well

Me too.
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The realist in my says someone really needs to check with NIU athletics before any donations are excepted.
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(09-16-2015 10:51 AM)golf4501 Wrote:  The realist in my says someone really needs to check with NIU athletics before any donations are excepted.

i'm in and think this is a fantastic idea and tradition as long as sh*t doesn't get weird like Texas A&M:

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... yes that is a cemetery for their mascots... yes they have their own little score board.

"The dog cemetery once had a view of Kyle Field's scoreboard, but renovations and moving of the grave sites blocked the view and a miniature scoreboard had to be installed at the new location. ... All the dogs are buried with their heads and paws pointed towards the stadium, so that in death “they can always watch the Aggies outscore their opponent on the field”"

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/revei...t-cemetery

Because there is honoring a good dog and excellent mascot and then there's Texas, who always has to out do everyone.
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A statue of Diesel giving the high five where you or your kids could high five him back for a sweet photo? I got money for that.
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Count me in. I wonder if this is something our AD would sanction and perhaps help gain some traction though public donation. May be worth an email...
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(09-16-2015 10:51 AM)golf4501 Wrote:  The realist in my says someone really needs to check with NIU athletics before any donations are excepted.

Definitely. I would hope NIU would welcome this and support it in every way.
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I'm in, the high five pose is a great idea.
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I'm in for $50 if we get approval from NIU on the condition that it looks like Diesel (no PigDiesel) and that he has a smile on his face and the high five going.
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If athletics knew donations would be greater than the cost of the statue, they'd be all for this idea.
09-16-2015 12:07 PM
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Any idea of what the Pig Dog cost? 2K? I'd be in for $50.00 at-least, if not $100.00
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