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RE: * * * O F F I C I A L * * * Illinois State Home Opener Thread
(02-25-2019 09:35 AM)RedandBlackAttack Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 08:54 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Except for the fact that it's the opener, I am not excited about this game. Somehow, playing high school teams just does not build my excitement level.

If only we could bring back a quality opponent like Presbyterian! 03-hissyfit

I was very disappointed by the Presbyterian crowd. Not the number, as I guess 100+ fans for an enrollment of 1100 700+ miles away is pretty damn good for a road game.

More disappointed in that I didn't see any Blue Hoes among them.03-hissyfit
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(02-25-2019 05:08 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 09:35 AM)RedandBlackAttack Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 08:54 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Except for the fact that it's the opener, I am not excited about this game. Somehow, playing high school teams just does not build my excitement level.

If only we could bring back a quality opponent like Presbyterian! 03-hissyfit

I was very disappointed by the Presbyterian crowd. Not the number, as I guess 100+ fans for an enrollment of 1100 700+ miles away is pretty damn good for a road game.

More disappointed in that I didn't see any Blue Hoes among them.03-hissyfit

This was 2014 and we're still talking about it. 04-chairshot
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* * * O F F I C I A L * * * Illinois State Home Opener Thread
(02-25-2019 06:30 PM)HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 05:08 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 09:35 AM)RedandBlackAttack Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 08:54 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Except for the fact that it's the opener, I am not excited about this game. Somehow, playing high school teams just does not build my excitement level.

If only we could bring back a quality opponent like Presbyterian! 03-hissyfit

I was very disappointed by the Presbyterian crowd. Not the number, as I guess 100+ fans for an enrollment of 1100 700+ miles away is pretty damn good for a road game.

More disappointed in that I didn't see any Blue Hoes among them.03-hissyfit

This was 2014 and we're still talking about it. 04-chairshot


Heck, I’m still waiting for the game day T-shirt from VCB!
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It was torrential downpour around the 2nd Quarter of Presbyterian. Pretty sure everyone left at half.
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RE: * * * O F F I C I A L * * * Illinois State Home Opener Thread
(02-25-2019 06:39 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 06:30 PM)HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 05:08 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 09:35 AM)RedandBlackAttack Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 08:54 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Except for the fact that it's the opener, I am not excited about this game. Somehow, playing high school teams just does not build my excitement level.

If only we could bring back a quality opponent like Presbyterian! 03-hissyfit

I was very disappointed by the Presbyterian crowd. Not the number, as I guess 100+ fans for an enrollment of 1100 700+ miles away is pretty damn good for a road game.

More disappointed in that I didn't see any Blue Hoes among them.03-hissyfit

This was 2014 and we're still talking about it. 04-chairshot


Heck, I’m still waiting for the game day T-shirt from VCB!

Socks...According to mostly reliable sources, Presbyterian's team name comes from the blue socks worn by the football team in the early 1900s.
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(02-25-2019 07:20 PM)pvk75 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 06:39 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 06:30 PM)HUSKIEFOOTBALLFAN Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 05:08 PM)randyfensfanclub1 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 09:35 AM)RedandBlackAttack Wrote:  If only we could bring back a quality opponent like Presbyterian! 03-hissyfit

I was very disappointed by the Presbyterian crowd. Not the number, as I guess 100+ fans for an enrollment of 1100 700+ miles away is pretty damn good for a road game.

More disappointed in that I didn't see any Blue Hoes among them.03-hissyfit

This was 2014 and we're still talking about it. 04-chairshot


Heck, I’m still waiting for the game day T-shirt from VCB!

Socks...According to mostly reliable sources, Presbyterian's team name comes from the blue socks worn by the football team in the early 1900s.


I’m quite easy to please. I’d even take a 10 inch piece of blue garden hose. We just need SOMETHING to remember Presbyterian College by!!
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(02-25-2019 07:17 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  It was torrential downpour around the 2nd Quarter of Presbyterian. Pretty sure everyone left at half.

Not everyone.
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(02-26-2019 11:12 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 07:17 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  It was torrential downpour around the 2nd Quarter of Presbyterian. Pretty sure everyone left at half.

Not everyone.

Only the smart ones.
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(02-26-2019 12:52 PM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 11:12 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 07:17 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  It was torrential downpour around the 2nd Quarter of Presbyterian. Pretty sure everyone left at half.

Not everyone.

Only the smart ones.

Ouch. 04-cheers
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(02-26-2019 05:35 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 12:52 PM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 11:12 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 07:17 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  It was torrential downpour around the 2nd Quarter of Presbyterian. Pretty sure everyone left at half.

Not everyone.

Only the smart ones.

Ouch. 04-cheers

I have certain standards to attend games. I am the ultimate fair weather fan. Not too cold. No rain or snow. Sunshine prefereed and over 60 degrees also preferred.
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My wife bought me an official MACtion survival kit for Christmas: electric socks and gloves. They probably still won't be enough to be comfortable during those November games.
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(02-27-2019 09:58 AM)NIU1981 Wrote:  My wife bought me an official MACtion survival kit for Christmas: electric socks and gloves. They probably still won't be enough to be comfortable during those November games.

Nope. Fattys is a nice 70 degrees.
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(02-27-2019 09:49 AM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 05:35 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 12:52 PM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 11:12 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-25-2019 07:17 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  It was torrential downpour around the 2nd Quarter of Presbyterian. Pretty sure everyone left at half.

Not everyone.

Only the smart ones.

Ouch. 04-cheers

I have certain standards to attend games. I am the ultimate fair weather fan. Not too cold. No rain or snow. Sunshine prefereed and over 60 degrees also preferred.

Me too. I will not sit in inclement weather. What the hell kind of fun is it to watch a game in a driving rain storm or temperatures so cold that there is a threat of frostbite or death? How can you even concentrate on watching the game when you sit there shivering and extremely uncomfortable? That's what a nice warm living room with a clear path to the refrigerator is for. Personally, I think that people who sit in such inclement conditions have a few brain cells missing. The fat cats and NIU administrators all sit in the Skybox, eat food, and laugh at the peons who actually sit outside in those conditions.
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I remember the Presbyterian game as being rainy but I had a raincoat. It didn't seem cold or that windy IIRC. On the other hand, I stayed for the whole WMU game that year when it was really cold. So I'm not entirely sane.
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(02-27-2019 02:14 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  I remember the Presbyterian game as being rainy but I had a raincoat. It didn't seem cold or that windy IIRC. On the other hand, I stayed for the whole WMU game that year when it was really cold. So I'm not entirely sane.

Wow I have no idea how you made it through that game. Its the only game I've ever left early because of the weather. I felt especially bad leaving that game since I believe it was Lynch's Huskie Stadium farewell.
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(02-27-2019 11:54 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(02-27-2019 09:49 AM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 05:35 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 12:52 PM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 11:12 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  Not everyone.

Only the smart ones.

Ouch. 04-cheers

I have certain standards to attend games. I am the ultimate fair weather fan. Not too cold. No rain or snow. Sunshine prefereed and over 60 degrees also preferred.

Me too. I will not sit in inclement weather. What the hell kind of fun is it to watch a game in a driving rain storm or temperatures so cold that there is a threat of frostbite or death? How can you even concentrate on watching the game when you sit there shivering and extremely uncomfortable? That's what a nice warm living room with a clear path to the refrigerator is for. Personally, I think that people who sit in such inclement conditions have a few brain cells missing. The fat cats and NIU administrators all sit in the Skybox, eat food, and laugh at the peons who actually sit outside in those conditions.

The Western Michigan game I did a lot of walking around, would have been too cold to sit still. And also went beneath the stands during timeouts.
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(02-28-2019 09:42 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-27-2019 11:54 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(02-27-2019 09:49 AM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 05:35 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 12:52 PM)klake87 Wrote:  Only the smart ones.

Ouch. 04-cheers

I have certain standards to attend games. I am the ultimate fair weather fan. Not too cold. No rain or snow. Sunshine prefereed and over 60 degrees also preferred.

Me too. I will not sit in inclement weather. What the hell kind of fun is it to watch a game in a driving rain storm or temperatures so cold that there is a threat of frostbite or death? How can you even concentrate on watching the game when you sit there shivering and extremely uncomfortable? That's what a nice warm living room with a clear path to the refrigerator is for. Personally, I think that people who sit in such inclement conditions have a few brain cells missing. The fat cats and NIU administrators all sit in the Skybox, eat food, and laugh at the peons who actually sit outside in those conditions.

The Western Michigan game I did a lot of walking around, would have been too cold to sit still. And also went beneath the stands during timeouts.

While I was in my shorts and T-shirt, sitting on my recliner sofa in 74 degree temps, sipping on beer and eating snacks, and looking at the smart people at the game on the verge of frostbite or worse. Plus, I had another advantage: if the Huskies played like crap and were losing, I could always change the channel to a rerun of Andy Griffith. If people just could not stay home, going to a bar would have been a better option. Heck, sitting on the toilet and watching the game on your phone would have been a better option.
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(02-28-2019 09:55 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(02-28-2019 09:42 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(02-27-2019 11:54 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(02-27-2019 09:49 AM)klake87 Wrote:  
(02-26-2019 05:35 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  Ouch. 04-cheers

I have certain standards to attend games. I am the ultimate fair weather fan. Not too cold. No rain or snow. Sunshine prefereed and over 60 degrees also preferred.

Me too. I will not sit in inclement weather. What the hell kind of fun is it to watch a game in a driving rain storm or temperatures so cold that there is a threat of frostbite or death? How can you even concentrate on watching the game when you sit there shivering and extremely uncomfortable? That's what a nice warm living room with a clear path to the refrigerator is for. Personally, I think that people who sit in such inclement conditions have a few brain cells missing. The fat cats and NIU administrators all sit in the Skybox, eat food, and laugh at the peons who actually sit outside in those conditions.

The Western Michigan game I did a lot of walking around, would have been too cold to sit still. And also went beneath the stands during timeouts.

While I was in my shorts and T-shirt, sitting on my recliner sofa in 74 degree temps, sipping on beer and eating snacks, and looking at the smart people at the game on the verge of frostbite or worse. Plus, I had another advantage: if the Huskies played like crap and were losing, I could always change the channel to a rerun of Andy Griffith. If people just could not stay home, going to a bar would have been a better option. Heck, sitting on the toilet and watching the game on your phone would have been a better option.

They need fans in the stands. It wasn't so cold that frostbite was any concern. If it was 0 degrees out I wouldn't have been out there, unlike thousands of NFL football fans.
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Haven't been to a November game yet that wasn't manageable. Gear up, put in hand and foot warmers, grab a nice cold Polyanna IPA from concessions (which will never get warm mind you), and have at it. Rather be at the game live and in person than watching at home on my sofa!
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(02-27-2019 02:14 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  I remember the Presbyterian game as being rainy but I had a raincoat. It didn't seem cold or that windy IIRC. On the other hand, I stayed for the whole WMU game that year when it was really cold. So I'm not entirely sane.

I stayed for both games also, so count me in on not being entirely same. haha
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