BTW...here's the link to that thread discussing the ISU look-a-like thread Tech did on us. A fun blast from the past. Nobody does look-a-likes better than Tech.
Scout.com: Ed Hightower Photoshop Fun
One of my favs from that thread.
Tech fans are great... Check out techhecklers.com... Here is an excerpt of their 10 Commandments
Commandment I - Thou shalt not use profanityRemember this one thing, baseball is still a family sport. Fathers and sons, mom and dad, the whole family. Nobody wants to hear you spouting off a bunch of @#$&%!
Commandment II - Thou shalt not insult the motherThis should be obvious. What good would come from saying something about someone else's mother? Is that what we want? I don't think so. Leave mom out of it. We don't need any of this garbage at our games. We want people to appreciate what we do, not resent us for it.
Commandment III - Thou shalt be intelligentDo I really need to explain this? Know what you are talking about. Remember, credibility lends respect to your task.
Commandment IV - Thou shalt love baseballIs there any doubt about this? Who in this great country would disparage America's pasttime? If you don't love baseball, what are you doing here?
Commandment V - Thou shalt be aware of the people around youThis is a really touchy one. Even though some of the funniest stuff you may have may be about overweight guys or bald guys, the person next to you may not think it's terribly funny.
Commandment VI - Thou shalt be wittyOnly one rule to remember here: if you are the only one laughing, it wasn't funny.
Commandment VII - Thou shalt not overkillListen, if somebody does something funny in the first inning, you should not keep ragging on it in the fifth. The more you say something, the less effective it becomes. You must be aware that the same stuff gets really old after a couple of games - especially in a series against the same team. Unless something is really working on one or two guys, put it away for a couple or three games.
Commandment VIII - Thou shalt be friendlyThe best way to make these guys listen to you and divert their attention from the task at hand is to be just as nice as you can be. When you look into the dugout, wave and say, "Hi guys!"
Commandment IX - Thou shalt not cross the lineThat line is the line of brutality. Look, the players know that heckling is part of the game. Don't make it personal between you and the players. Remember, they have bats, you don't.
Commandment X - Thou shalt remember the childrenNo matter what you want to believe about role models, the children are watching and listening. They hear what you say and see what you do. Be aware of that when you sit in the stands. If you don't know whether you fit the bill, just ask yourself, would you want your best friend's kid sister or brother to sit next to you at the next ball game? Well, would you?
That's almost as sad as the amount of Cyclone "fans" who kiss up to Jon because he has a low-rated radio show in a low-powered FM station.....
Hey now, he's in the media, that's what he does.. take it easy.
Thanks for the update, Jon.
Oh, and good thing the Cards lost today.. cubs can hold onto that 3 1/2 game lead even though the offense died against the Dodgers.
As a very casual Cub fan, I've come to recognize this fact.
The funny thing about this article is that the headline on cyclones.com and in my e-mail inbox read "Cyclones' End Zone Seating Gone." When I saw that, I immediately thought it meant the Phase II plans had been canceled! :shocked::biglaugh:
Jon, I don't know whether you reworded that headline on purpose so as to avoid a panic on this board, but if you did good job outta you!
EDIT -- Here, I took the time. Sorry, it just drives me nuts when people say Cy is gone, because he's not!
My daughter is going to be a freshman this year... when do students purchase tickets? Or... is that now????