We have an old guy sitting right behind us but he's super cool and usually stands up when we do. Even asked us where our flask was from last year since we didn't bring one in this time, lol. Plus he'll high five with us when something exciting happens so pretty cool guy.
One of the things is everyone in front of us will stand up for stuff which at that point you have to if you want to see anything. Several years ago I got into it with a guy at Carver Hawkeye (sadly it was one of our own Cyclone fans!) while at a ISU vs Iowa women's game. He was 2 or 3 rows behind us and kept yelling at us to sit down. Well everyone in front of us was to, he came down and litterally grabbed me on the shoulder and rudely said if me and my friend didn't sit down he's call the usher. Told me that he didn't mind if we stood during timeouts but during the game we need to be sitting so he can see. Told him I had to stand to see too and I only was doing it when the team was doing something exciting. Fans around us kind of chimed in and asked him if he paid more for his seats otherwise stand up and cheer too. He shut up some but ocassionally if we were standing with everyone else on a big defensive possesion he'd yell down again "can't see again, sit down!!!"
Standing + Cheering = Atmosphere
Sitting Silently + Watching = Carver Hawkeye
Two years ago at Kinnick we had 3rd row seats (behind the ISU bench) in front of the UI season ticket holders. They would yell whenever we stood up and got 10-15 police officers/security people to make us sit down or we would be kicked out...
Proof positive that even in a win, people will find something to gripe about.
Gotta make sure I got my gloves on for the next home game, in the event something should arise. I've only got some receiver gloves layin' around though - may have to make due with them.
[quote=travman23;602771]We have an old guy sitting right behind us but he's super cool and usually stands up when we do. Even asked us where our flask was from last year since we didn't bring one in this time, lol. Plus he'll high five with us when something exciting happens so pretty cool guy.
That is Awesome, we have an older couple that sit right behind us (i'm guessing 75ish, not kidding) and they are really cool, high fives, standing when called for. I can only hope I'm half as spry at that age.
I usually have a least one of these that I have to brake up each game. Didn't have one yesterday though, guess I was on the wrong side of the stadium.
Ripvdub is home now... make sure you give him some crap about this! :biggrin:
The man was probably in his mid to late 50's.
He was older than that. I would say early 60s.
Just posted this in the Leaving early thread, but now realized I was too lazy to see this thread first...
We chose to keep the seats that we have had for many years and increased our donation, but noticed many new faces around us when we arrived at the game last night. No problem at first with our new neighbors until once the game started and we were doing our part in cheering on our beloved Cyclones. We heard a voice from behind us yell "Everybody sits, everybody sees, it's the Drake Relays policy!!!" Drake Freakin Relays? How does anyone compare ISU football to the Relays?
I'm not sure that having 44K people in JTS from the opening kickoff to the final play is enough. What we really need is fans who want to be part of something bigger and wnat to make the gameday atmosphere at JTS something that others envy and if you want to SIT and watch a football game, you have 2 choices. 1) Stay home with your remote in hand so you only have to yell at your dog for being an obstacle to your observation(and not participation) in a football game 2) Pony up and buy a suite at JTS so that you can SIT there and watch the game without anyone in front of you standing up to block your view!
Go State and Go home fans who don't want to stand!!!
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