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    Let's not BOOO Army

    Ok I haven't been around for a while but the season is fast approaching and something keeps bothering me when I think about the Army game.

    First, I am sorry if this had been discussed already but it will also need to be mentioned again the week of the game.

    It is very common when the opposing team takes the field the fans BOOO them. Very OK with this since I usually have participated especially when it is Iowa or Nebraska.

    But now we are about to have Army come in and I sure hope we don't boo are future Army Lieutenants (officers). Some of which will most likely end up on the battlefield with in a year.

    I for one was in the military albeit the Army NG but I have the utmost respect for the Active Duty guys more. So I have a plea to start talking about not booing and passing it on to others not to boo that weekend. Maybe Jon Miller needs to bring this up too, to get the word out.

    I would sure hope we could be more creative than booing our future Military leaders.

    I know it is corny but something like ďGo Army beat Navy, but Today is a Cyclone DayĒ would be far better. Think of a stadium giving a praise to the Army team but reminding them also this is still our house.

    Now I know some of the Navy people on here would argue about saying Go Army beat Navy but to bad I was in the Army and it is my thread. Donít like it think of something else.



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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    Screw them. They are the enemy. They'll get plenty of praise when they aren't on our football field, out defending the country.

    They are the enemy to us on the field of play.

    And I'll boo Army all day long because I hate Army and I hope they lose every game they play.

    I'm sick and tired of everyone making everything into more than it is. It's a football game. I'm not making comments about your service to your country, your heritage, your mother's cooking or anything else. I want to see my football team kick your football team's *** on the field of play. That is all.


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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    Good idea. I also think that we should think of something to try to persuade the crowd from a "boo-ing".



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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    Are you sure you not mean BooUrns?



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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    I want ISU to beat Army also, but I don't see the need for booing when they take the field. So you are saying it is ok to disrespect others just because it is a game?

    I have had very little respect for an Iowa player or a Nebraska player. To me they are just a football player and a student. And it does not bother me to boo them.

    The guys that play for the military schools are not just football players and students but actual military. I see no need to boo military people no matter what the situation is.



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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    There was booing when ISU played at West Point...clearly we have their approval to treat college football as a game. I have no problem either way.



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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    I was hoping to get a camo shirt made in ISU colors with an I-State logo on it. Thought it'd be nice way to show respect and still sport ISU gear.


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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    Quote Originally Posted by JustRedman View Post
    I was hoping to get a camo shirt made in ISU colors with an I-State logo on it. Thought it'd be nice way to show respect and still sport ISU gear.

    Now that is cool and creative. If you find one I would be interested.



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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    I'm full of great ideas. Like closing the south endzone...and beating Iowa.


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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    Screw them. They are the enemy. They'll get plenty of praise when they aren't on our football field, out defending the country.

    They are the enemy to us on the field of play.

    And I'll boo Army all day long because I hate Army and I hope they lose every game they play.

    I'm sick and tired of everyone making everything into more than it is. It's a football game. I'm not making comments about your service to your country, your heritage, your mother's cooking or anything else. I want to see my football team kick your football team's *** on the field of play. That is all.
    Have to say I agree. This is a football game, not a battle between the US military and the taliban.


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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    Meh, I boo every opponent. Its nothing against them as people.



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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    thought I'd chime in on this... it's a good topic that I think can go either way. I've attended a few Navy-Air Force games in C. Springs in recent years (my brother is a naval officer who was stationed at cheyenne mtn.)... anyway, my point is, the academies all have great rivalries and give each other a lot of crap. After the B-1 flyover before the game in '05, the PA announcer yells "GO AIR FORCE, SINK NAVY!!!" Was that rude? Do the other academies say "shoot down air force!" I dunno...(see attached for our sign made to slam AF) but if those army athletes are going to be patrolling the boonies of Afghanistan someday, I sure would hope they could handle some booing from a crowd at a football game. The USMA chooses to field a football team at the D-1 level and play, therefore they should be subject to all that goes along with the sport.

    However, unless it's kNU, or EIU, I'm not really into booing a team, and does it really matter? can you even hear it with the band and loud speaker tunes playing simultaneously all the while our players try to navigate through smoke and avoid the goalposts?
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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    ...I was saying BOOurns



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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    Are you sure you not mean BooUrns?
    i was saying BooUrns.




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    Re: Let's not BOOO Army

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    can you even hear it with the band and loud speaker tunes playing simultaneously all the while our players try to navigate through smoke and avoid the goalposts?
    Yes, I'm positive it can be heard. As players, I doubt they really think about it a whole lot though. But, I would still rather be in favor of showing a little more respect to this team (and still beat them by 40 points).



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