First Game Traditions

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  1. Gnomeborg

    Gnomeborg Well-Known Member

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    Before the first game of every year, I set out my jersey (I'm still wearing the #20 because no one has replaced Knott in my heart yet... we'll see who this year's jersey will be...) on the end of my bed, make sure it's in good shape to wear.

    I also have a stuffed Cy pillow that only sleeps on my bed for the night before game days (and he gets to stay for the whole week if we win). Been doing that one since I was a little kid (though it wasn't a pillow for a lot of years).

    I also always make sure I'm in the stadium the moment they open the doors, and I take a photo of Jack every 10 minutes up until kick off.

    Does anyone else have any fun rituals that they go through to get ready for Cyclone Football each year?
     
  2. mike4cy

    mike4cy Well-Known Member

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    You mean other than anxiety and night sweats?
     
  3. CoKane

    CoKane Well-Known Member

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    Screaming, crying, and swearing.
     
  4. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    My first game ritual usually is getting my hopes up and then being disappointed.
     
  5. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    I like to wash my jock strap and also get the old nut cup out of the closet and ready for the next day.
     
  6. burn587

    burn587 Well-Known Member

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    Get really jittery and I feel like throwing up about 30 minutes before the game. The week of the Iowa game I can move this feeling up about 3 days.
     
  7. mike4cy

    mike4cy Well-Known Member

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    Gawd I hate Iowa week. I'm sick all week hoping that we beat those ******.
     
  8. burn587

    burn587 Well-Known Member

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    Really that entire week is no fun for me. I get that same feeling to the point that the only thing I might happen to enjoy is the actual win if it happens, but either way I am just relieved it is over.
     
  9. kchacker

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    I had tons of first game traditions in college!


    But I don't remember any of them. That may have been the tradition. I was a freshman for the '94 season...cut me a break.
     
  10. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    Line of coke and two hookers. Bring it NDSU.
     
  11. SouthJerseyCy

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    I do find this a bit odd. I really don't know how early the gates open, but if I'm reading this correctly you are left with 20-some very similar photos. Since it's...you know...a statue and all...
     
  12. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    I wake up.

    Put a good dip in.

    Crack a cold one.

    Then head to the tailgate lots.
     
  13. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    That season was a cruel entry into the world of Cyclone football. My condolences.
     
  14. MaccloNe

    MaccloNe Well-Known Member

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    up early, coffee, dump, more coffee, dump. Just like every day, I guess.
     
  15. Jordanj6502

    Jordanj6502 Well-Known Member

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    I think he means he takes a picture of the stadium every 10 minutes, as it fills in.
     

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