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    Post Pep Rally

    I thought it was amazing! I was standing right next to the players and shook CPR's hand. Any estimates on the number of people?



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    Re: Post Pep Rally

    Yeah that pep rally was awesome. If you are not in Arizona, be sure to watch the news tonight and see this. Jeff Johnson said at one point 6,000 people but I am not sure if that is entirely accurate.


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    Re: Post Pep Rally

    Quote Originally Posted by phipsiclones View Post
    Yeah that pep rally was awesome. If you are not in Arizona, be sure to watch the news tonight and see this. Jeff Johnson said at one point 6,000 people but I am not sure if that is entirely accurate.
    seemed like more then 6,000



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan987 View Post
    I thought it was amazing! I was standing right next to the players and shook CPR's hand. Any estimates on the number of people?
    Randy with the DSM Reg has a bit of a blog about the spirit rally and has some nice things to say about it. He's estimating 5300 people but the Reg tends to be a little conservative. Sounds like a heck of a good time by a lot of Cyclone fans!:
    Cyclones Des Moines Register Staff Blogs | The Des Moines Register



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    Re: Writeup in the Register

    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    Randy with the DSM Reg has a bit of a blog about the spirit rally and has some nice things to say about it. He's estimating 5300 people but the Reg tends to be a little conservative. Sounds like a heck of a good time by a lot of Cyclone fans!:
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    Nobody was counting so i don't know how anyone can really get it accurate



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan987 View Post
    Nobody was counting so i don't know how anyone can really get it accurate
    I agree, if Randy said 5300 it was probably 7000!



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    Re: Post Pep Rally

    If they count the cash and divide it by 5 that will tell us how many adults were there, that would be a good place to start



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    Quote Originally Posted by junckerl View Post
    If they count the cash and divide it by 5 that will tell us how many adults were there, that would be a good place to start

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. You can't use a logical methodology like that. We must depend on conjecture and speculation. At least until the aerial imaging comes back with an estimate.



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    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    Whoa, whoa, whoa. You can't use a logical methodology like that. We must depend on conjecture and speculation. At least until the aerial imaging comes back with an estimate.
    Good point. I liked his idea at first, but further reflection tells me that I'd rather eyeball it with my eyes closed.


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    Re: Post Pep Rally

    Quote Originally Posted by junckerl View Post
    If they count the cash and divide it by 5 that will tell us how many adults were there, that would be a good place to start
    I'm guessing the person counting the cash has little care for letting someone in Des Moines know how much he made.



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    Re: Post Pep Rally

    I was standing next to Darius "Money" Reynolds and Darius Darks at the ol' pep rally. I'd say it was one helluva turnout and we should be pretty proud of the amount of people that traveled down here.
    I believe it was Pollard that informed us we outsold Minnesota (game tickets) 8 to 1 so I'm anxious to see the comparison in fan bases today during the tailgate and game.

    Might I also add, I've seen all of 2 Minnesota fans down here so far. I've been here since Monday morning.

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    Re: Post Pep Rally

    Quote Originally Posted by mizouse87 View Post
    I was standing next to Darius "Money" Reynolds and Darius Darks at the ol' pep rally. I'd say it was one helluva turnout and we should be pretty proud of the amount of people that traveled down here.
    I believe it was Pollard that informed us we outsold Minnesota (game tickets) 8 to 1 so I'm anxious to see the comparison in fan bases today during the tailgate and game.

    Might I also add, I've seen all of 2 Minnesota fans down here so far. I've been here since Monday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    I'm guessing the person counting the cash has little care for letting someone in Des Moines know how much he made.
    Except it was Alumni Association people who were collecting the cover charge which would lead me to believe that they got to keep the money. I'm guessing the AA paid a flat rate to use Rawhide, but got to keep the entrance proceeds while Rawhide got the benefit of concessions/beer/souvenir/etc. sales.



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    Re: Post Pep Rally

    Pep rally was great! I was knew there would be a lot of people, but wow! Anyone concerned about attendance numbers, don't be, ISU is representing in Phoenix. A bunch of us must have been standing next to each other. I was standing in the beer line when all of sudden coach Rhoads came walking right in front of me followed by the team. I quickly had to decide whether to take a picture or shake his hand. I chose the shake.

    I got a ton of pics and shot some video with the new camera, which I'll try to post, but don't know if I have the time. Need food... shower... beer.... game...



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    Re: Post Pep Rally

    I gotta give credit to the DM Register. They have had some excellent coverage this week. Its just like they suddenly woke up and decided to care about ISU. They have some great photo albums, especially from the pep rally.

    ISU Insight Bowl Wednesday photos | Des Moines Register

    Last night it seems that Cy got in a gun fight with the sheriif and put a bullet through is heart.
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