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    I think we can all agree that ISU has / had a great intramural sports program. When I was at ISU in the early - mid 1980's, we played virtually everything in search of the coveted INTRAMURAL CHAMPION t-shirts, yet ended up with scant few. I've got a thousand stories of the "glory days", but I'd like to hear some from others to relive the good times....

    My favorite of all time involved a roomate I'll identify as Schrinedog. The Lamson House hockey team was short one guy and went looking for volunteers. Shrine didn't skate but borrowed a pair of figure skates and wore his ski bibs. They placed him about 25' in front of the goal and he didn't move more than 10' the whole match, falling every time he tried. Early - 3rd period the other team has a break-away and the guy winds up for a slapper, which hits the statue-like Schrinedog in the thigh, whereupon he folds and hits the ice prone on his back. A couple of us were out watching with a twelver of "Mickey's Big-Mouths"; we were laughing so hard they got knocked over and shattered on the concrete floor! At the conclusion of the game, Schrine had the impression of a puck so perfect that you could read the manufacturer's name! We still laugh about it 20+ years later...


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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    I don't have any good stories other than being the only non minnesotan on a broomball championship team. Needless to say those guys carried me. I do however have 19 of the shirts :)

    My wife wanted to toss them to goodwill one year and I mentioned if she did that, she might see her wedding dress in the next pile.


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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I don't have any good stories other than being the only non minnesotan on a broomball championship team. Needless to say those guys carried me. I do however have 19 of the shirts :)

    My wife wanted to toss them to goodwill one year and I mentioned if she did that, she might see her wedding dress in the next pile.
    Holy crap, 19? Very impressive. Want to send one my way? I'm too busy to compete in almost any intramurals. I get in maybe two per semester, but they're so much fun while they last!


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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    The freshman campaign has yielded zero shirts in my direction thus far. Hopefully second semester will go better!





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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    We played in the 6' and under BB tourneys whenever we could, and I believe even were able to do a 5'9" tourney one time. We had 7 guys all right at 5'9" or so and were rolling. We had one friend who was pushing 6', but he never walked that upright (:)) and was for the most part pretty terrible.

    We were in the semifinals against an all-Asian team, and were up like 35 points with 3 minutes left. Our friend had tagged along and really wanted to play, so we said just to make sure and look small out there. He played the final 3 minutes and had a few turnovers and gave us some great laughs.

    After the game, the other team requested a measurement of our "Ringer" and sure enough he tested out at 5'11" and got us DQ'd!!

    Another story one of our more fiery guys (who was terribly slow of foot but a decent player) was jawing with the ref. Again, we were up quite a bit and cruising to the final of the 6' or 5'9" tourney when he got a T. He dared the ref to T him up again, which he did, and got kicked out of the game. Little did we know that since one of our other players had rec'd a T earlier in the tourney (for something pretty mild I can't recall) -that gave us a magical 3 total -and we were DQ'd from the tourney again!

    I don't think we ever won a T-shirt in our 3 years, a shame since we were MADE for the 5'9" tourneys! :)

    Also I brough a chick with me to the intramural sports trivia tourney one year and won it (Co-Ed). Since there were only like 2 other guys that even thought to do that, I didn't have to battle all the real challengers.



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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    I got one in broomball back in 89-90 somewhere. I loved that Champion shirt and wore it till it fell apart. The team was called "BA and his babes" and we were pretty good because we had a couple hockey players that definitely carried the rest of us. We won the championship game about two days after Bush #1 got elected. After the election, we were partying and got a little drunk. I ended up trying to show off in front of the ladies by riding a wheely on my motorcycle in front of Wallace hall, crashed and cracked my elbow, but played through the pain anyway. I did however have about three towells wrapped around my elbow since any contact about sent me threw the roof. Getting the T-shirt was the only thing on our minds at the time. FUN FUN FUN



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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    I only won one t-shirt in the early 90's. It was in co-ed water basketball. At the time the shirt meant nothing, it was the time in the water with the girls in the swimsuits trying to block your shot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneSteel View Post
    we were DQ'd from the tourney!
    I shared the story in another thread, which was the genesis for this thread, about getting DQ'd from a basketball season. It was a team of guys from small towns who played against each other in High School. Unbeknownst to any of us, the guy who organized the team signed us up to compete in the UDA division because he lived in Friley Hall, while most of us lived off-campus. The night we won the UDA title and advanced to the Final Four, the director of intramurals called me because I ref'd for him and I was the one who was recognized as "living off-campus". I was half expecting the call; we obviously had realized the error of registration and there'd been several guys on the opponent I knew. I just didn't think any of the weasels would slink so low as to turn us in! Just like that, a team that hadn't been played within twenty (after sandbagging through the qualifier) was OUT...That's not a good memory...


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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    It was in co-ed water basketball.
    you win.



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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    I too have a rather sad intramural story to report, but it had a good ending. I had been dating this girl that I met playing on the same co-ed basketball team for a couple of weeks. We were going to go to a movie after our game this night, and I had plans of asking her if she wanted to make it exclusive. Well towards the end of the game we were up 10 or so and this kid goes **** on me trying to foul. They call the foul and I told him to cool off. He got up in my face and was trying to start something. Seeing as how I still had the ball, I figured I might as well chuck it off his face to back him off. This earned both of us an ejection, as my dream girl looked on in shock (I had worked hard to stay "cool" around her up to this point). I figured I had blown it big time, but I asked her anyway after the game. She said yes, and I got to tell this story as part of my speech at our wedding a few years later!



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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    my glory came in intramural wrestling frehman year. the story goes my senior year i tore my rotator cuff forcing me out of districts and state i rehab it with physical theropy thinking that would do the trick any ways intramural wrestling came along and i just couldnt resist. i went out and got to the finals during the second period my opponent chose down and we started somhow he got a hold of my arm and yanked it right out of the socket i knew i was hurt pretty bad but i needed that T-shirt so i threw my shoulder into the mat during my injury time out got it back into place and wrestled with one arm for the rest of the match enventually winning 4-2 the spring break while everyone i knew was in cancun or some tropical paradise i was laid up in the hospital gettingn surgery to repair my shoulder but i got the T-shirt


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    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    I only won one t-shirt in the early 90's. It was in co-ed water basketball. At the time the shirt meant nothing, it was the time in the water with the girls in the swimsuits trying to block your shot.
    I had a shirt for co-ed softball and one of the "couples" on the team ended up married. Our uniforms were these extremely tacky Hawaiian shirts we'd picked up at Target; to this day, somebody still has all of them and they get passed around as "wrapping" for wedding gifts, baby showers, etc.

    The slowpitch softball finals were played on a field out by RCA and the wind was whipping so hard it was impossible to throw strikes. Our regular pitcher gave up in frustration and the job fell to me. The final inning we're nursing a one-run lead and the opponent had last at-bat. Two outs with the bases loaded and their clean-up batter at the plate. If I walk the guy with no strikes, he gets two bases and they win the game. I'm trying my best to get it close, but he takes the first two for balls; one more and we lose. The next pitch is gonna be six inches inside; he swings anyway and flys out to center, ending the game.

    We lived at 2515 Hunt Street; the guys from their team live across the alley to the east (2513 Hunt?), though we didn't know them well. We agree to have a celebratory party together and I asked him; "Curt, why did you swing at that pitch?" He says simply, "I didn't want to win on a walk and you were up there swinging, so I thought I'd return the favor". Good sportsmanship in intramural co-ed softball!


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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    In mens league softball, we were up by 8 with 2 innings to play when the wind started blowing pretty good. The other team was up and didnt swing at a single pitch that inning and ended up walking enough people in, while using up the rest of the game time, to win the game. The Championship was right after and they did the same thing to win that game. Talk about a bunch of BS. We ended up winning the softball shirts last year by 15 runs in the Championship, however.

    In flag football soph. year, we kicked a field goal at the end of the Championship game for the win. The ball went through the uprights and once through, curved and landed outside where the uprights would extent to if they went backwards. The refs didnt watch it go through and called it no good since it landed off to the side. We were soooo ******; in all the other games combined, our opponents had only scored a total of 12 points too, that was one heck of a dorm floor team.



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    Re: Best ISU Intramural Sports Story?

    Lost an intramural football championship after we won the game easily on the field. The office yanked our title and gave it to the second place team. Why? Because the guy filling out the roster put names like Brian Bosworth, Dan Marino, Ronald Reagan, and other such famous people. Got us DQd. Interesting end to the story was that the "winning" team gave us the trophy, but kept the t-shirts. They knew where the real glory lay!!!

    Did win a couple of mud volleyball tournaments during Veishea in the late 80s. We perfected the art of playing dirty and flinging mud in the other teams eyes.... LOL



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    In 3 straight years, I took 2nd, 1st, and 2nd in the Hearts card tourney.



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