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    Traditions?

    I know this sounds kind of asinine but what are some of the Football traditions of Iowa State, if any? I haven't been to a game yet, but being 13+ hours away makes it a somewhat difficult thing to achieve. (Though I was at the Iowa State - Kent State game a few years back since that is 20min away ) I know we have the Cy-Hawk, The Telephone, and now Farmageddon (sort of?). But those are really the only ones that I know of. I'm a real big person of school spirit (voted "Most Spirited" in my class no less) and went to a total of 175 or so games in my High School career, across all sports. I want to personally continue the tradition for myself and be very active at ISU, I just need to be informed!

    Basketball traditions would be nice to know as well!



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    Re: Traditions?

    Tailgating.

    Now where the hell is Flag Guy to break in the newb properly if we're going through "big people of school spirit..."???



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    Re: Traditions?

    Honestly, outside of tailgating, we don't have much.


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    Re: Traditions?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Tailgating.

    Now where the hell is Flag Guy to break in the newb properly if we're going through "big people of school spirit..."???
    I don't know what you're talking about?


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    Re: Traditions?

    I dont know if tailgating can be considered a tradition. What school doesnt have fans that tailgate?



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    Re: Traditions?

    Jeff Johnson shouting at our fans before each game



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    Re: Traditions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    Jeff Johnson shouting at our fans before each game
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    Re: Traditions?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
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    Cyclones! Cyclones! Go State!


    Was that his original version of that cheer, or the one the band fixed for him (for everyone else, don't blame the band...we could only work with what we were given)? Wasn't that supposed to fit into What 'Cha Gonna Do?


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    Re: Traditions?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I know this sounds kind of asinine but what are some of the Football traditions of Iowa State, if any? I haven't been to a game yet, but being 13+ hours away makes it a somewhat difficult thing to achieve. (Though I was at the Iowa State - Kent State game a few years back since that is 20min away ) I know we have the Cy-Hawk, The Telephone, and now Farmageddon (sort of?). But those are really the only ones that I know of. I'm a real big person of school spirit (voted "Most Spirited" in my class no less) and went to a total of 175 or so games in my High School career, across all sports. I want to personally continue the tradition for myself and be very active at ISU, I just need to be informed!

    Basketball traditions would be nice to know as well!
    I'd love to explain basketball traditions to you, but a fine group of people a few years ago stuck a knife in most of the traditions I knew, and replaced them with some sanitized BS that you will be indoctrinated in when you show up.

    Don't worry, Resistance is futile. We are Borg! (I mean... We are Cyclone Alley!)


    THAT can of worms aside, welcome on board! Sounds like you have the basic trophy list down, but do you know the back story of the Telephone Trophy, and which school it goes between?

    You'll of course need to learn to explain to visitors why the heck we have a Cardinal for a mascot when we're the Cyclones
    Iowa State University Alumni Association - Cyclones While not mentioned there, we were previously the Cardinals


    Other assorted ISU history, not just sports related


    A good spirited fan should also know the Fight Song

    And if you're an over achiever, the words to "For 'I', For 'S', Forever"

    There are different chants you'll pick up on... CYCLONE POWER (West side Cyclone, East side Power. Feel free to borrow the cheerleader's signs before games if they're silly enough to leave them in reach of the student section), "I-S-U", "Let's-Go-State" (NOT to be used when playing other schools called "State" like KSU), etc.

    Seating (at least was, doubt it's changed) first come first serve basis, gates open 90 minutes before kick off, be at the gates at least a half hour before that if you want a chance at front row or two, earlier before big games. Practice running up hills and down bleachers


    Find some buddies and make 13 hour road trips to football games seem routine, and learneth thou to tailgate, preferably with friends that don't share your ethusiasm for the front row so they can cook you brats while you put on your face paint, then head to the stadium while they sit around and later clean up

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    Oh and for basketball apperently there is some tradition now where someone runs around the balcony of Hilton with a flag towards the end of the game... dunno where that one comes from though


    Last edited by Flag Guy; 05-09-2011 at 10:48 PM.
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    Re: Traditions?

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
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    Cyclones! Cyclones! Go State!


    Was that his original version of that cheer, or the one the band fixed for him (for everyone else, don't blame the band...we could only work with what we were given)? Wasn't that supposed to fit into What 'Cha Gonna Do?
    What 'Cah Gonna Do? I-S-U...

    Cyclone Aerobics is so much better, but the rest of the crowd never got into it


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    Re: Traditions?

    By far the biggest tradition at Iowa State is kicking hawk fans in the balls before, after and sometimes during rivalry games. Once you've done it once you simply can't stop.

    The next biggest tradition, and a close second, is complaining about poor attendance and the lack of Hilton magic on cyclone fanatic.



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    Don't know the words?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Don't know the words?
    To that stupid ******* song?


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    Re: Traditions?

    I'd say Sweet Caroline is one of our biggest traditions.


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