Another reason I like Pollard
Send him an email on something and the guy writes you back a well-written response that is not full of fluff. This email was in response to asking why they didn't play "Jump Around" after the 3rd quarter this year.
Thank you for the email. I appreciate your writing me. We actually stopped playing it this year at the request of many students. We received a lot of feedback from students telling us that was not an Iowa State tradition and to stop trying to copy Wisconsin. As you may know, that is a huge tradition with the Wisconsin students. Coach McCarney wanted to try and start it here last year but it never fully caught on and as the season went on, we got a lot of negative feedback from our students to stop playing it. Perhaps sometime in the future we can bring it back.
Director of Athletics
Iowa State University
1800 South 4th Street
Jacobson Athletic Building
Ames, IA 50011-1140
Funny thing is my roommate just graduated last year and he thought the students liked it. Hard to believe there was that much dislike for it when thousands of them were jumping around to the song...
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I *heart* JP.
Originally Posted by travman23
They should play "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. Drunk people love to sing that song.
I've had the same experience with J-P, he's a great get by ISU
I've read many posts from students that they hated this. Good move by Pollard.
Do You guys watch "how I met your mother". "shot through the heart" was his party song one episode. Hilarious. I think "shot through the heart" would be a better sond to play. Lol.
Originally Posted by EggMcClone
ISU Grad 1997.
ISU Fan for Life.
Not in CO anymore but I'm not changing my name :)
Agreed, the two times I've emailed him he replied back within an hour. His latest one he told me that if I see him in the stands at Folsom Field in Boulder to come up and introduce myself. The guy just "gets it" as Jim Rome would say. I don't want to rip on the previous regime at the AD helm, but my god what a difference one man and his ideas and energy can make. We are lucky to have him.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
Thomas Jefferson, 1802
Same here, I have received emails that are direct from him and very FAST responses.
Pollard has "The Juice"! "No Doubt About It!"
Definitely need to get some Bon Jovi involved, can't go wrong with Bon Jovi, we used to go to Karaoke night at Mickey's every Tuesday to sing Dead or Alive. Shot Through the Heart, Livin' on a Prayer, any of those would be sweet!
I emailed him when firing Wayne Morgan. He emailed me back two minutes before the press conference thanking me for the support. I was shocked.
He da man!!
The students flat out hated "Jump Around", plus it looks rather silly when only pockets are doing it.
They should try and play "Kernkraft 400" by Zombie Nation as much as possible. The drunk kids don't even need to know the words (search for the song on iTunes and listen to the sample, and you'll know what I mean. Go to the stadium mix).
I e-mailed him looking for some specifics about foxsports.com not carrying the Toledo game. He shyed away from that one. I'm still waiting for a reply.
"I e-mailed him looking for some specifics about foxsports.com not carrying the Toledo game. He shyed away from that one. I'm still waiting for a reply."
Maybe he was tired of this dead horse getting beat....game was not on Foxsports or Foxsports.com what else can he say....
Last edited by RedStorm; 09-08-2006 at 12:29 PM.
should play Bulls on Parade