Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22
  1. #1
    Starter
    Points: 24,280, Level: 47
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 270
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    shawn_200m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tipton, IA
    Posts
    683
    Points
    24,280
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 1

    UCONN game experience

    I just got off the plane from attending the UCONN game on Friday and just wanted to share/vent about our experience at the game. The UCONN fans were absolutely the worst fans I've ever encountered, and I've been to road games at Iowa, Mizzou, Ok St., Nebby, Colorado, Kansas and K-state. We were threatened repeatedly even while we were in line to park before the game and had our car keyed while we were in the game. Inside the stadium we were harrassed pretty much through the entire game, it was just a terrible experience.
    The atmosphere itself in the stadium was very poor as well, very "high school". They actually piped in crowd noise through all the speakers whenever ISU had the ball. It was not in the same galaxy as a typical Big 12 atmosphere. If the B12 collapses and we are sent looking for a new home, I would rather be in the MWC than to ever have to associate with UCONN fans again.



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 119,303, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    9,767
    Points
    119,303
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: UCONN game experience

    Wow, that was a long flight!



  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 16,128, Level: 38
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 322
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,031
    Points
    16,128
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: UCONN game experience

    something about people on the east coast



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 35,046, Level: 57
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 404
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    isuforlife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2,823
    Points
    35,046
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 37
    Given: 236

    Re: UCONN game experience

    I agree, the fans in most part were blooming idiots



  5. #5
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 11,010, Level: 31
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 240
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    263
    Points
    11,010
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 0

    Re: UCONN game experience

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn_200m View Post
    I just got off the plane from attending the UCONN game on Friday and just wanted to share/vent about our experience at the game. The UCONN fans were absolutely the worst fans I've ever encountered, and I've been to road games at Iowa, Mizzou, Ok St., Nebby, Colorado, Kansas and K-state. We were threatened repeatedly even while we were in line to park before the game and had our car keyed while we were in the game. Inside the stadium we were harrassed pretty much through the entire game, it was just a terrible experience.
    The atmosphere itself in the stadium was very poor as well, very "high school". They actually piped in crowd noise through all the speakers whenever ISU had the ball. It was not in the same galaxy as a typical Big 12 atmosphere. If the B12 collapses and we are sent looking for a new home, I would rather be in the MWC than to ever have to associate with UCONN fans again.
    I guess we had a different experience--fans around us tailgating were friendly and wished us luck. No one bothered us at all...of course our group was 7 guys with an that averaged 6'3" and 275lbs.

    In the stadium I agree. Not up to Big XII standards at all. Really a small stadium. Thought it was also really wierd that their were about 10 State Troopers standing behind the ISU section. Overall, not a great atmosphere for football.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 91,914, Level: 94
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 1,236
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    NobodyBeatsCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, IA
    Posts
    3,322
    Points
    91,914
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 120
    Given: 53

    Re: UCONN game experience

    The UNLV people were turrible as well in Vegas


    "Explode and tear this whole town apart
    Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
    Find somebody itching for something to start"


    "The Promised Land" Bruce Springsteen

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 36,106, Level: 58
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 544
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsCreated Album picturesVeteran

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    2,323
    Points
    36,106
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 91
    Given: 156

    Re: UCONN game experience

    im with you, the big east for football will be awful and destroy recruiting... we will be a shell of what we are currently, and that is bad. basketball could still be fine as that is a different animal. i never cared about any of this till now, and now i dont have a good feeling about the future of ISU football. i hope im wrong.



  8. #8
    Starter
    Points: 24,280, Level: 47
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 270
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    shawn_200m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tipton, IA
    Posts
    683
    Points
    24,280
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 1

    Re: UCONN game experience

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedcyclone View Post
    im with you, the big east for football will be awful and destroy recruiting... we will be a shell of what we are currently, and that is bad. basketball could still be fine as that is a different animal. i never cared about any of this till now, and now i dont have a good feeling about the future of ISU football. i hope im wrong.
    I was kind of indifferent to the Big East until this experience. I would just hate to see ISU having to play conference game at UCONN, Cinci etc...they are just not close to the same level with the current big 12 schools in terms of facilities, fan support, gameday atmosphere etc.



  9. #9
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 11,010, Level: 31
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 240
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    263
    Points
    11,010
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 0

    Re: UCONN game experience

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    The UNLV people were turrible as well in Vegas
    I agree--UNLV fans were much worse. More of a thug-factor in Vegas.



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 96,135, Level: 96
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 915
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    4,206
    Points
    96,135
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 35
    Given: 0

    Re: UCONN game experience

    We had a great experience. Tailgated with UConn fans, drinks food and super hospitality. Never got hasseled by anyone and enjoyed the game. We simply walked around the tailgate area, stopped in to visit with some fans we had never met and spent the next couple of hours having fun. Seats were good. My only bad thing were the crummy refs, and they were from the Big 12.



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 48,198, Level: 67
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 152
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cyclones_R_GR8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    3,529
    Points
    48,198
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 278
    Given: 577

    Re: UCONN game experience

    I find this interesting. I had a great time and everybody I spoke to was nice. I went to Waquoit's tailgate and hung out with him and his family. They were all wonderful. I walked all through the tailgating crowd looking for him and never heard a bad thing from anyone.
    Of course I grew up in Connecticut so east coasters make sense to me.


    They say country music speaks to the heart. Unfortunately, it has to go through your ears to get there.

  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 119,303, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    9,767
    Points
    119,303
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: UCONN game experience

    People who go looking for trouble often find it.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 465,896, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Al_4_State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Driftless Region
    Posts
    19,241
    Points
    465,896
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 471
    Given: 139

    Re: UCONN game experience

    My buddies who went also repeated the OP's sentiments. Between the three of them, they had been to Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Baylor, and Texas A&M. They said UConn fans were far worse than any of those schools.


    In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.

  14. #14
    Starter
    Points: 24,280, Level: 47
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 270
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    shawn_200m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tipton, IA
    Posts
    683
    Points
    24,280
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 1

    Re: UCONN game experience

    Quote Originally Posted by HILLCYD View Post
    People who go looking for trouble often find it.
    Yeah, my wife and I clearly went looking for trouble. Seriously?



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 119,303, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    9,767
    Points
    119,303
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: UCONN game experience

    Quote Originally Posted by shawn_200m View Post
    Yeah, my wife and I clearly went looking for trouble. Seriously?
    See what I mean?



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. West Virginia
  • November 29, 2014
  • 11:00 AM