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    Sweet Caroline

    I know this has been talked about a million times but how about the **** poor timing of this song Saturday? They continued to play the song as the team came on the field after half. I could not believe it. How the hell is that suppossed to pump anyone up?



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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    At least they could run some Harleys out onto the field to stir the crowd up also.

    Unfortunately half the crowd and especially the visiting crowd appears to like the song. It is a song you either love or hate. Neil Diamond went a long way from Red Rubber Ball all the way to Sweet Caroline and the big football stadiums.


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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    I hate that song. In no way does it fit in a college football atmosphere.



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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    Never understood it. Maybe before the game. MAYBE during the 4th quarter of a game that is obviously going to be a win, which I would love to see happen some time soon.

    The whole gameTIME experience is something I think the marketing department has really failed at. From the poorly planned opening segments of the last view years to the other Pizza Delivery gimicks (although they do bring in money), it has been less than desireable. Having said that, the gameDAY experience has drastically improved.



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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    Some people will never understand nostalgia, or trying to start original traditions.

    To the other 50,000 of us who enjoy Sweet Caroline and sing along to it; we'll just keep rolling along.

    It cannot possibly be the worst minute and a half of any game this season, so why complain about something so many people enjoy?


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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    Getting Beat by UNI..... Good times never felt so good, SO GOOD SO GOOD!!!!



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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    that song sucks. get rid of it. get rid of Jeff Johnson before the game, get a student out on the field.



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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedcm View Post
    get rid of Jeff Johnson before the game, get a student out on the field.
    Hah, seriously? Most students would think they could do it, but would crap their pants once they saw 60,000 people looking at them. Jeff Johnson was irritating as hell last year, but he's fine this year. He's much better at leading the cheers; it works quite well.


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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    I have not heard of a decent replacement song for the crowd to sing? Any ides? And don't suiggest Penny Lane.


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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    I think about 98% of the crowd loves when they play Sweet Caroline, including me... I agree the timing of it has been poor, but it has to stay!



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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    Please...e-mail Pollard then and ask him to either get rid of it or correct the timing.



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    Re: Sweet Caroline

    I understand the history and tradition with playing the song, but I agree the timing is horrible. Down 11 points to a D1-AA school is not the time to tell me "good times never felt so good." In that case, why not just announce that the song is for UNI and its fans, and that ISU fans can sing along if they'd like.



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