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    East or west side?

    I have long maintained that the ISU football team should be on the west side of JT Stadium -- not the east.

    When you are on the east side, you have to look into the sun all day. One of the first things commanders did when going into battle was to make sure the sun was behind them (plus take the high ground).

    The other thing is when that cold northwest wind blows into JT Stadium, the ISU players and coaches are always facing it. I say let the other team face the cold and let the Clone players and coaches stand with their backs to the wind. It makes a difference.

    I thought when Duncan was coach, ISU was on the west side. When did it change?



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    Re: East or west side?

    I too hold the opinion they should be on the west side.



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    Re: East or west side?

    They would have to switch locker rooms around.


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    Re: East or west side?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack & Hilton View Post
    They would have to switch locker rooms around.
    Not really, they could just run to the other side of the field...



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    Re: East or west side?

    The sidelines dont matter. The playing field runs North and South. players aren't affected by the "sideline sun"



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    Re: East or west side?

    Not really a big deal, seems like someone is a little bored in the offseason


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    Re: East or west side?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrocks View Post
    I have long maintained that the ISU football team should be on the west side of JT Stadium -- not the east.

    When you are on the east side, you have to look into the sun all day. One of the first things commanders did when going into battle was to make sure the sun was behind them (plus take the high ground).

    The other thing is when that cold northwest wind blows into JT Stadium, the ISU players and coaches are always facing it. I say let the other team face the cold and let the Clone players and coaches stand with their backs to the wind. It makes a difference.

    I thought when Duncan was coach, ISU was on the west side. When did it change?
    Actually, I agree with your logic. They probably changed as much as they could after Duncan left to change the Karma.



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    Re: East or west side?

    To my knowledge, ISU has NEVER been on the west sideline at JTS, EVER.

    They have entered the field from the east but that is the extent of it. The band has been seated in many places (including the balcony) but the team has always been in the same place.

    Non issue but I can see the off season getting to us for something to discuss.
    Hopefully, we have a good camp recruiting season.

    FYI- typically, you prefer the home team to face the pressbox for exposure to the cameras. That is the exposure that you really want at home games. The weather thing is grabbing at straws. A uniform thread is soon to follow to discuss the effects of heat on the team in the dark color, wast of time IMO


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    Re: East or west side?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mowilly View Post
    To my knowledge, ISU has NEVER been on the east sideline at JTS, EVER.

    They have entered the field from the east but that is the extent of it. The band has been seated in many places (including the balcony) but the team has always been in the same place.

    Non issue but I can see the off season getting to us for something to discuss.
    Hopefully, we have a good camp recruiting season.

    FYI- typically, you prefer the home team to face the pressbox for exposure to the cameras. That is the exposure that you really want at home games. The weather thing is grabbing at straws. A uniform thread is soon to follow to discuss the effects of heat on the team in the dark color, wast of time IMO
    I think you mean the team has never been on the west sideline, as they are currently on the east sideline.



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    Re: East or west side?

    Good catch! Thanks!

    I got turned around in my own post



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    Re: East or west side?

    Here's a pic from ~1976. ISU is on the east sideline.




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    Re: East or west side?

    I cannot tell directions in that picture at all


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    Re: East or west side?

    No, they need to stay on the east side for 2 reasons. First: TV, Second: student section. It is better to keep the team closer to the rowdiest part of the stadium and to have our team the team visible on the sidelines for those watching tv.


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    Re: East or west side?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    No, they need to stay on the east side for 2 reasons. First: TV, Second: student section. It is better to keep the team closer to the rowdiest part of the stadium and to have our team the team visibly on the sidelines for those watching tv.
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    Re: East or west side?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal&Gold11 View Post
    I cannot tell directions in that picture at all
    That picture is facing north. If you look you can see the press box (more like press shack) on the west (left) side of the picture.



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