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    Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    1. With out a doubt the friendliest fans of any venue I have visited.

    2. They are for real. Talent gap between ISU and OSU is like the Grand Canyon. OSU has speed to burn.

    3. Offense had it moments. I would have like to have seen how far Jones could have run with the first series pass had he caught it and would that have given the team some needed mo

    4. OSU could have gone up top every play had they wanted to. Lack of defense puts the offense in a different mindset than if the game was competitive. (i.e. short and 4th in the red zone.

    5. They hate OU as much as I hate Iowa.

    6. It is a long drive.


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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    I have always loved OK State fans... Total class!



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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    We had lots of chances to make it a game in the first half. Jones' drop plus our inability to capitalize on turnovers (and commit turnovers ourselves) really put a damper on our day. I would have liked to see if we could have kept springing Arob free in the ground game, we were having some success with that early on.

    Also, it was nice to see Scales run well when he had his chances.



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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    OSU is my 2nd fav B12 team. Good folks that are perceived to play 2nd fiddle to OU in that state. Similar situation to us.

    Regarding Houston's "drop". I think AA overthrew the pass. I'd call it a poor pass before calling it a drop. He barely got his fingertips on the ball.



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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    OSU is my 2nd fav B12 team. Good folks that are perceived to play 2nd fiddle to OU in that state. Similar situation to us.

    Regarding Houston's "drop". I think AA overthrew the pass. I'd call it a poor pass before calling it a drop. He barely got his fingertips on the ball.


    My favorite Big 12 teams:

    1. Iowa State
    2. Tech
    3. Okie State

    bottom three:

    10. Oklahoma
    11. Kansas
    12. Nebraska


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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    We also had a good experience down at the game, other than the score. We were stopped, thanked for coming, and welcomed by many people.

    The stadium is first rate, but we were surprised at how few fans there were in the seats. If we were in the top ten, I do not care how bad the team is coming in, for a conference game we would be packed.



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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    After the baseball team was cut the Ok State fans were awesome. When they heard that the Athletic Department was going to make us BUY any of our jerseys and equiptment at the end of the year, their Baseball Boosters offered to pick up the tab for the whole team. Of course BVD wouldn't allow it but they did get together with some other schools, I know Tech was one to buy us some nice plaques.



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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    My favorite Big 12 teams:

    1. Iowa State
    2. Tech
    3. Okie State

    bottom three:

    10. Oklahoma
    11. Kansas
    12. Nebraska
    I would love to hear your reasoning for having Tech as your second favorite team. They'd be near the bottom for me.


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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    I agree, the fans were certainly first class. The tailgating atmosphere was very good, one of the better I've been to. Everything is really spread out but there were plenty of grounds for the tailgating. We went to Eskimo Joe's and had some of their famous cheese fries. It was really neat in there, the OSU band came in and played their fight songs.

    The crowd was pretty disappointing. I figured it was because Iowa State was in town. From all that I spoke with at the game they said it was pretty much the norm. It never got loud and I never got chills. They said it only gets really nuts when Oklahoma is in town.

    There were a ton of empty seats, too. After halftime I bet there were only 35,000 in there.

    Another thing, it's impossible to get a buzz in Oklahoma! There beer has only half the alcohol content. You can drink and drink and...nothing!



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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    Another thing, it's impossible to get a buzz in Oklahoma! There beer has only half the alcohol content. You can drink and drink and...nothing!
    So the OSU fans have some good beer-bellies on them? Or do they turn to the hard stuff?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cymaster View Post
    I would love to hear your reasoning for having Tech as your second favorite team. They'd be near the bottom for me.


    That one is not so much their fans but because their football team is so fun to watch.


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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    Anyone hit Eskimo Joe's?



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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    I was there and clogged the arteries with their cheese fries. Although they tasted just like any other cheese fry I've ever had...they hit the spot! I bought an orange and black Eskimo Joe's shirt for myself and a pink and white one for my wife.

    The atmosphere was great. A place like this is one thing missing from an Iowa State tailgate. It's literally a five minute walk from Joe's to the stadium.



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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    My favorite Big 12 teams:

    1. Iowa State
    2. Tech
    3. Okie State


    I really hope that comes from a rooting for the underdog mentality... we ran into a handful of decent Tech fans out in Lubbock but for the most part their fans were the worst I've seen in the conference so far


    EDIT - Guess you already answered... my point still stands Atleast it wasn't the fans


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    Re: Thoughts on trip to Okie St

    I have never been there but I think their football stadium an basketball arena look the coolest on tv in the big 12. Other than ours of course.



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