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    WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    After being at the game a few thoughts:

    • Wells Fargo Arena sucks - no stats on the scoreboard anywhere - the whole game I kept looking around for who has how many fouls, points whatever all the video boards they have and no stats. Also, seats were expensive.
    • The cheerleaders did nothing. They came out on the floor once the whole game - It seemed like a CU home game, their cheerleaders were out there more and were much more active during the game.
    • The CU pep band was better - they played more and were louder.
    • Lastly the ISU fans were very quite all game. My wife and I cheered all game and a couple of women behind us helped out but everyone around us would not join in or anything - I don't get why our fans don't get into the game and cheer. At one point I said I can't believe it we must be at the opera.
    I hope we never play at WFA ever again.



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    What game were you at? I was at the game also and the ISU fans were definitely not quiet. It got loud in there!



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    After being at the game a few thoughts:

    • Wells Fargo Arena sucks - no stats on the scoreboard anywhere - the whole game I kept looking around for who has how many fouls, points whatever all the video boards they have and no stats. Also, seats were expensive.
    • The cheerleaders did nothing. They came out on the floor once the whole game - It seemed like a CU home game, their cheerleaders were out there more and were much more active during the game.
    • The CU pep band was better - they played more and were louder.
    • Lastly the ISU fans were very quite all game. My wife and I cheered all game and a couple of women behind us helped out but everyone around us would not join in or anything - I don't get why our fans don't get into the game and cheer. At one point I said I can't believe it we must be at the opera.
    I hope we never play at WFA ever again.

    You mean when they decided to play their fight song after we starting playing ours, to try to drown out our fight song?


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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    After being at the game a few thoughts:

    • Wells Fargo Arena sucks - no stats on the scoreboard anywhere - the whole game I kept looking around for who has how many fouls, points whatever all the video boards they have and no stats. Also, seats were expensive.
    • The cheerleaders did nothing. They came out on the floor once the whole game - It seemed like a CU home game, their cheerleaders were out there more and were much more active during the game.
    • The CU pep band was better - they played more and were louder.
    • Lastly the ISU fans were very quite all game. My wife and I cheered all game and a couple of women behind us helped out but everyone around us would not join in or anything - I don't get why our fans don't get into the game and cheer. At one point I said I can't believe it we must be at the opera.

    I hope we never play at WFA ever again.

    What the hell are you smoking, their band sucked. You're right about them playing more and the drums were louder but that doesn't make them better. When they did play our band was light years better.



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    What game were you at? The fans were great, the band was good and the CU cheerleaders looked like they were still in high school.


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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    I wonder where you were sitting...some of the best atmosphere I have heard at an ISU game in awhile. Our band outclassed theirs by quite a margin. I can agree on the lack of stats.


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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    After being at the game a few thoughts:

    • Wells Fargo Arena sucks - no stats on the scoreboard anywhere - the whole game I kept looking around for who has how many fouls, points whatever all the video boards they have and no stats. Also, seats were expensive.
    • The cheerleaders did nothing. They came out on the floor once the whole game - It seemed like a CU home game, their cheerleaders were out there more and were much more active during the game.
    • The CU pep band was better - they played more and were louder.
    • Lastly the ISU fans were very quite all game. My wife and I cheered all game and a couple of women behind us helped out but everyone around us would not join in or anything - I don't get why our fans don't get into the game and cheer. At one point I said I can't believe it we must be at the opera.

    I hope we never play at WFA ever again.
    Funny, I thought just the opposite. From my seat the ISU band was louder and played with a cleaner, fuller sound. They also played music that was better and/or better arranged (seriously, CU's arrangement of The Hey Song was terrible). You could see a clear difference between a BCS conference band and a midmajor band in my opinion.

    As far as the other points, especially the ISU fans being quiet I somewhat agree with. I was up in the very highest row thanks to my "smart" decision of buying tickets on the day of, but there weren't a lot of people yelling and making noise up there until the end of the game. I thought it was decent though, but could have been better.



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    ISU band>>>>>>>>>>>>>Creighton band

    They were all drums.

    It was loud, especially in the second half.

    WFA usually has stats on the board. I'm not sure why they didn't today, but it definitely did suck.


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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    Environment was great. U weren't.



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    After being at the game a few thoughts:

    • Wells Fargo Arena sucks - no stats on the scoreboard anywhere - the whole game I kept looking around for who has how many fouls, points whatever all the video boards they have and no stats. Also, seats were expensive.
    • The cheerleaders did nothing. They came out on the floor once the whole game - It seemed like a CU home game, their cheerleaders were out there more and were much more active during the game.
    • The CU pep band was better - they played more and were louder.
    • Lastly the ISU fans were very quite all game. My wife and I cheered all game and a couple of women behind us helped out but everyone around us would not join in or anything - I don't get why our fans don't get into the game and cheer. At one point I said I can't believe it we must be at the opera.
    I hope we never play at WFA ever again.
    This is the only part I agree with. THE SEATS WERE EXPENSIVE???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

    And the fans were def not quiet, that was the loudest ISU game I have been at in a while, I hope we get Hilton rockin' like that soon!



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    I agree with everyone else...the atmosphere and game was the best i've seen in a long time.



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    If Wells Fargo is so bad, next time ISU plays there, dont attend the game cygrads.


    Its a typical arena thats built for NBA style basketball, and I think its a great arena to see a basketball game. I've been to several Ia Energy games and I enjoyed the arena and the D-League basketball. Curtis Stinson is still worth the price of admission!!!!


    Congrats and Great Game, Coach Hoiberg and Cyclone Basketballers!!!!



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    The Creighton band was using field percussion which is louder than the drumset we were using because it's meant to be played for marching band. They were louder there, and they did have one trombone player that seemed to know what he was doing, but their melody instruments (read: trumpets) were practically inaudible. I know for a fact we were putting out more high and mid-brass sound than they were.



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    I thought the cheerleaders did as good as they could do... they dont decide when they go on the court or not. I personally thought Cy did a heck of a job ....

    sooooo good job for being negative on a positive day?



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    Re: WFA, Band, Cheerleaders = Bad

    john walters said numerous times "LISTEN TO THIS CROWD" after a big ISU play. heck, i could feel the energy after jake's three and i was sitting at my computer. im not sure if you went to the right game..



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