Here's to the fans

Discussion in 'Football' started by swammi, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. swammi

    swammi Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2009
    Apollo Beach, Florida
    Iowa State Fans are incredible. They are the best and most loyal fans in the world. When I signed on last night and the game began, I checkedc out the crowd and I was impressed. Here's a team that went 2-10 last year with obvous weaknesses apparent before the game and they are opening against a MV conference opponent on a thursday night and they get almost 49,000 in attendance? Unbelievable! I venture to say there is not another school anywhere that could duplicate that feat, given our football tradition and recent performance. Iowa State is an amazing place because of the fans. They are great, and my hat is off to those 49,000 wonderful nuts.

    Way to go, Cyclones!!!
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  2. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Des Moines
    Very true. I know I was a little disappointed in the crowd involvement in another thread, but I was SHOCKED and impressed at the crowd last night. I can't remember an opener when there weren't empty spaces at the edges of the stands, it was encouraging to say the least. Now just make some noise when you get there!!
  3. Cardinal&Gold11

    Cardinal&Gold11 Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    Stayin' Alive
    Ames, Iowa
    Iowa State does have some of the best fans in the country! And I'm not just saying that because I am an Iowa State fan, It's because of the relentless support we get no matter the records of our team
  4. nickwc

    nickwc Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    thats why if we could string together a few years with 7, 8, or 9 wins it would be incredible. ISU is a sleeping giant
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  5. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Grad Student
    Yeah, we are.

    Revkah and I were talking about this before the game, while it was becoming apparent that the crowd was going to be really good.

    I don't think anyone in the country turns out like that for a team with our recent history. None.

    If CPR can turn this into the program you're talking about, the excitement here goes off the charts. Selling out that 2-level renovation in the endzone wouldn't be an issue at all.

    This place would go crazy!
  6. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    South Carolina used to have 70k+ even when they sucked out loud. Other than them though I've never heard anything quite like it.
  7. cyingreen

    cyingreen Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Jasper County
    We got parked at 4 p.m. Still lots of room in the lot then. I was thinking, maybe 40k in the stands. Steadily the cars and fans kept coming. By the time we walked to the stadium, the donor lots on the north side were full. Maybe 42-43k. Got to the stadium, upper corners on east side pretty sparse, yep, about 43k. But noticed the crowd waiting to get through the gates on the south end. Just after kick off, the place was pretty well packed. Dang, I'm thinking 50k, and we almost did it. Starting at 7 I think was a big factor. Gave folks a little extra time to get there. But really, everyone pat themselves on the back. From a 2-10 team that lots of time looked worse than that, playing a FCS (or whatever) school, regardless of their tradition, on a week night, folks, we had a great crowd.
  8. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Hudson, Iowa
    Great crowd. I was guessing 50 and my buddy thought 45. I hit it closer.:wink:
  9. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Ames, IA
    This is why I don't understand giving up this great atmosphere and support at JT for the game in Kansas City. Ticket sales aren't going that great for it, and K-State is selling half of what we are.
    A half-empty Arrowhead vs. 50,000+ at Jack Trice? I don't get it...
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  10. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Clive, Iowa
  11. jsheajr

    jsheajr Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    Warehouse Shift Lead
    Kansas City, MO
    Not only the enthusiasm of the fans, but the fun, welcoming environment should also be applauded. I attended the game last night with my wife and 13-month old daughter. It was the first College Football game for either of them and my first ISU game. Everyone we came into contact with from the fans in the parking lot and in the stands to Cy, the band, cheerleaders, ISU employees, etc. was awesome! People got a huge kick out my daughter in her little ISU outfit and she enjoyed interacting with them. We quickly made friends with everyone around us, including Wally, an engaging and intelligent NDSU fan who was sitting in front of us. So, a HUGE thank you goes out to ISU and its fans. As my wife said when we were leaving, "we are unquestionably Iowa State fans for life now!"
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  12. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2007
    Sports Performance Coach
    Chicago, IL
    :yes: Nice!!!! :biggrin:
  13. swammi

    swammi Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2009
    Apollo Beach, Florida
    I remember the bowl. The pre-qame party was in a pretty good sized place that was also a micro-brewery about 30 yards from the BOB. The Cyclone fans ran the place out of beer! A brewery! The crowd looked like a home game. Solid red. What a blast!
  14. IceCyIce

    IceCyIce Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Safety Man
    The crowd was great is numbers but that was not a loud crowd. The hard part is getting the numbers now we need to work on the noise and excitement level.
  15. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Healthcare IT Project Manager
    Denver, CO
    Kinda poo-poos that stuff about the Thursday night game leading to poor attendance, eh? And for the "it was paid attendance that inflated it!" folks. The stadium was rather full.
  16. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Des Moines, Ia.
    All of this is more reason to get r done--and to have it be a substantial expansion at the same time.

    You do realize that there are two games at Arrowhead, versus one at Jack Trice? The guarantees mean we break even. If Cyclone (or Wildcat) fans swarm the place either year (or both), we come out ahead.

    Frankly, I can't see Arrowhead being "half-empty" in either case.
  17. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Anyone think next week's game can break the record from UNI 2006?
  18. Scott34

    Scott34 Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Cedar Rapids
    I couldn't believe it when they announced over the intercom that it was the highest season opener since '87. I also dont know of a better team to open the season with. There were 3 NDSU fans sitting in front of us. Such great people, had great knowledge of there team but not arrigant. These guys can come back anytime!
  19. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Ames, IA
    You must work in ISU sports information.
    You do realize that K-State fans have very low interest in this game, judging from ticket sales?
    You do realize that football fans in KC have almost no interest in this game, judging from ticket sales?
    You do realize that Arrowhead seats almost 80,000?
  20. Aclone

    Aclone Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Is that your response for everyone who disagrees with you?

    Funny, neither of those reflect what has been posted here in the last week--one reference being that K-State fans are excited that Snyder is back, the other being that more tickets are still available in our sections than the KSU sections.

    Do you just make this junk up? Like, just because you feel like it?

    Duh. That's why the guarantees mean that we'll at least break even. I'd expect at least 50-60K--and let you do the math--if it isn't too challenging.

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