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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    I'm trying my son out for 1-2 games this year. The jr. cyclone club is cheaper than the price of one game....and gets us into WBB games which he likes. Seems the way to go if its not sold out.


    On the other hand, I could just try to sneak him in and if they catch me, go buy a scalper's ticket.
    Didnt you just say that your kid was smart?



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    I've thought about taking the little guy (2 yo) to a game this year, but I just can't see him sitting still long enough for any of us to have fun. I'm in a pretty relaxed section, but I just don't want to deal with it.



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    Didnt you just say that your kid was smart?
    I think he meant "precocious". Clearly, the kid thinks like a teenager.


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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Never understood why people take children under 7, it's a football game not a rugrats movie...



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by cinder View Post
    Never understood why people take children under 7, it's a football game not a rugrats movie...
    Oh God... now you did it...



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by cinder View Post
    Never understood why people take children under 7, it's a football game not a rugrats movie...
    To each his own.



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by ImJustKCClone View Post
    To each his own.
    This exactly, every kid is different. Like I said above, I don't see my son making it through a whole game just yet, but if he was watching some games on TV with me at home or just seemed interested, why not try? It's a football game, not some formal event. It's not hurting anyone else. Even with a toddler's energy and attention span I would guess most kids still conduct themselves better than the drunk moron three rows back.



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    This exactly, every kid is different. Like I said above, I don't see my son making it through a whole game just yet, but if he was watching some games on TV with me at home or just seemed interested, why not try? It's a football game, not some formal event. It's not hurting anyone else. Even with a toddler's energy and attention span I would guess most kids still conduct themselves better than the drunk moron three rows back.
    I agree. For my part, I decided that I'd rather watch with my daughter on TV than hang out with the drunk morons. It's a better environment.
    Other people can choose differently, and that's a fine call, too.


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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    One of my granddaughters started watching pro football on TV with her dad when she wasn't quite three yet. She just likes sharing that with him. She's 8 now, and she knows more about the pro teams than I do (I don't follow the pros)...and her dream is to go watch a Packers game in the snow (they spent some time at a couple of satellite UWs so she was surrounded by cheeseheads...). I don't think she'd have any problem at all attending and enjoying a football game. Her sister, on the other hand...oh, hells no!



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by cinder View Post
    Never understood why people take children under 7, it's a football game not a rugrats movie...
    For us ALL Cyclone events are family events--not exclusive to college age, drunks, or any other particular demographic. Let's see--watching college athletics, hearing the band, seeing Cy, watching the cheerleaders. Nope, doesn't sound like any fun for a kid. Not to mention they have a whole area pre-game with inflatables/face painting/etc. I am proud to say that even my 16mo old can spot Cy on anything and yells out "Cy!" My kids loved to tailgate when we had a parking spot.

    I know last year they really stressed that if your kid got into a football game with a JCC membership, they had to sit hillside. There are issues with kids getting in with their memberships and sitting with parents who have season reserved seats. May not be an issue with someone small enough to sit in your lap.

    We didn't make it to any football games as a family last year after going at least once a year since our oldest was 16month old. She is now 11 and loves all Cyclone sports. If we go this year we will only bring the oldest 1 or 2 kids, our younger ones won't sit still even on the hillsides which will be at a premium this year.

    We try to take full advantage of the JCC membership. My older 2 will go to WBB with my parents (again, have been going since the oldest wasn't even one year old), and will will get the tickets they offer to non-con MBB. Last year they offered about 6 or so games, including a conference game over break in Jan. Tickets are free for the kids and $8 for adults last year, so could get our family of 6 in for $16. We also go to gymnastics and wrestling and my older ones are game helpers for volleyball. Love living in Ames!



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    This exactly, every kid is different. Like I said above, I don't see my son making it through a whole game just yet, but if he was watching some games on TV with me at home or just seemed interested, why not try? It's a football game, not some formal event. It's not hurting anyone else. Even with a toddler's energy and attention span I would guess most kids still conduct themselves better than the drunk moron three rows back.
    His 2 year old might even know a little more about the game than some of the students I've had to sit with for the last 4 years.



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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    I fully encourage all parents to take their young children to games as long as they're over 100 feet from where I sit.


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    Re: Taking kids to football games

    Quote Originally Posted by cinder View Post
    Never understood why people take children under 7, it's a football game not a rugrats movie...



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