Spring Game

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  1. gocy444

    gocy444 Well-Known Member

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    After watching Florida's spring game i got really excited for football. I think this was because they played an actual game. When i went to the ISU game it was basically a practice. Does anyone know if CPR will play a game or have a glorified practice?
     
  2. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    Think it's supposed to be more game like.
     
  3. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    I really hope its a more gamelike then a practice. Should be a good crowd this year assuming good weather. It's VEISHEA weekend, lot of people in town. I didn't go to last years spring game, I chose to go to VEISHEA instead which was on a separate weekend (so I am very pumped they're on the same one this year, so no choosing.) The two before that I went to were very gamelike and while there was obviously teaching going on, it wasn't much like a practice. That's what they have practice for, not spring games. They are more for the fans and to give the kids gamelike experience, it's really important for the young guys to feel game speed.
     
  4. Will we only get to sit on the west side for this game because of the east side renovations? I hope the jumbotron works this year.
     
  5. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    the weather lately has me optimistic for grilling and tailgating. i think i still have some of those packs of free Jacksonville's they were handing out towards the end of last year's schedule.
     
  6. I really hope it has a quasi-gameday atmosphere since I'll be missing other Veishea events for the 'game.'
     
  7. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Johnsonville's?? Or what am I missing?
     
  8. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    Jacksonville's have a bit more spice to them.
     
  9. Bipolarcy

    Bipolarcy Well-Known Member

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    That's one of the reasons I didn't go to the spring game last year or the year before and when my BS alarm about Chizik went from a mild clang to a more rapid ding, ding, ding.

    He didn't want to talk about individual players to reporters, information fans crave, then he doesn't want to play a real spring game, which should be a reward for the diehards. He wasn't a very fan-friendly coach, which wouldn't have amounted to a hill of beans if he had been a better coach and won a few more games.
     
  10. jaretac

    jaretac Well-Known Member

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    #10 jaretac, Mar 19, 2009
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    I know why everyone likes the game like spring game, but that is one area that I agree with Chizik on. You only have so many times to practice, so why not make it worth while and do the spring game in a way that would be of greatest benefit to the team. If the team will benefit most with a game style setting, go for it, otherwise, do the spring game however you need.

    After all, what really matters is how we play in the games this fall.
     
  11. Good point Lets hope game-style spring game is what is best for the team. :smile:
     
  12. besserheimerphat

    besserheimerphat Well-Known Member

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    Right now I'd watch linemen do footwork drills for an hour just to get some football. Then again, I do actually watch combine coverage when it's on and I'm not busy.
     
  13. mt85

    mt85 Well-Known Member

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    How'd that work out for Geno?
     
  14. cyco2000

    cyco2000 Well-Known Member

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    Well, game style didn't exactly work out for Dan, either.

    Happy medium?
     
  15. mt85

    mt85 Well-Known Member

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    I would theorize that whatever form the spring game takes it will have virtually no effect on the teams performance in the fall.
     
  16. balken

    balken Well-Known Member

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    I will be grilling Titusville Brats, just down the road from Jacksonville.
     
  17. the spring game is held in jack trice right????
     
  18. speaking of tailgating....picked up this 3 drawered plastic see-thru office cabinet made by serilite. each drawer measures 12" by 12".

    The whole thing is about 15-18 inches tall, and perfect for holding all the tailgating accesories.....such as paper plates, napkins, seasonings, and the grilling utensils.

    Got tired of just hauling stuff in grocery bags and the wind blowing it all over.
     
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  19. cyco2000

    cyco2000 Well-Known Member

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    I would bet you are correct.
     
  20. Piggypen6

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    I don't care the format, i'm just ready to get in some football. I mean March Madness is fun and all but nothing beats some football.
     

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