Hilton's Floor Shaking

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  1. CynadoAlley

    CynadoAlley Well-Known Member

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    My first game was in 2011 so take it FWIW. "Threesus Saves" against OSU was definitely the loudest one-off moment in my time there, but the roar when MG missed his second free throw and when Hogue had the transition dunk in the OU comeback rank right up there.

    The consistent level of noise during the second half of the OU game still blows my mind to this day. Coincidentally, that happened to be my last game as a student in Hilton, so it just felt extra special.

    A couple honorable mentions that don't even come close but hold a special place for me as I was a freshman experiencing Hilton Magic for the first time: the Babb dagger against KU that finally signified that we were back, and the Scotty "Thug Lyfe" Christopherson three pointer that put us ahead of Baylor for good (if I remember right, making it 62-59) on senior night.
     
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  2. ImJustKCClone

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    If you still have connections to the current Czar this winter, I'm begging you man...

    Get them to quit with the "Cyclone Aerobics" over top of the "Cyclone" "Power"!!!

    Pretty please? :)
     
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  3. CynadoAlley

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    This is probably the best example of the Naz 3. Without the commentary and muting of the crowd. Still doesn't come even close to the real thing, but still gives me goosebumps.

     
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    Didn't he make a steal at half court near the scorers table and go in for the dunk or am I misremembering?
     
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    I remember people coming on here that were at Stephens Auditorium saying they heard the roar. Everyone started checking their phones immediately.
     
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  6. Cycsk

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    Wait. You were the Hilton Czar? And you are claiming to have made adjustments for fan-friendliness. Way to ruin my rant!

    Seriously, I would love to hear more about how much discretion you have at moments like that. You sound like you are "in touch" with the game and make appropriate adjustments. So often, it seems that some of your colleagues aren't. It seems like some of them are just slaves to the script. However, I recognize that I just get cranky sometimes and don't really understand all that is involved. Any more insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Humanizing the Hilton Czar! CF is indeed a place of miracles.
     
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    The game was on Saturday night and we had to leave the dorms by noon for winter break. With nowhere to go, got to the game an hour before it started--the place was already rocking. Had center court 5th row seats(thanks seating lottery!). All I specifically remember is that we could not hear the public address announcer during player introductions it was so loud. Stood the whole game, except for timeouts(maybe), which was a pain as I had sprained my knee the night before playing basketball in State gym, Jesse Jackson shook Lafester's hand right in front of us after the game. Then spent 4 hours driving home to Iowa City during a major snow storm. Good times!
     
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    My old man was at the Lafester game and will go on and on about it to this day. Said the same as others have said... They stood the entire game. Everybody. From start to finish. Even in the nose bleeds (his seats were in the top row). They were on their feet and going crazy the whole game.

    He talks about Lafester launching a three and you could hear the entire crowd groan "noooo" then explode into hysterics when he drilled it.
     
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  9. ISU_Clone_28

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    I wish I could dig up the thread from the OSU forum on Naz's buzzer beater. Those would be some fun reads.
     
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    I've never seen the crowd ride someone as hard as Pierre Pierce. That.Was.Rough.
     
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  11. ImJustKCClone

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    They weren't very nice to Mitch McGary either, but that was tame compared to Pierce. Best jab at an opponent EVER though, was the coordinated Cyclone Alley flop when they introduced Marcus Smart at that last game. :D
     
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    That was my first game at Hilton. The students really let him have it.
     
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    When McGary and Ejim both got off the bench and checked in at the same time (neither of which were healthy at all), it was HERE.WE.GO!
     
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  14. ImJustKCClone

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    ...and Ejim chewed him up & spit him out. Later, MSU fans said McGary was REALLY injured, while Ejim was just faking. :)
     
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    That's all pep-band
     
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    Script is god, but for non-media timeouts we had some discretion between the game director and whoever is the "Czar" that day over what will be played and when, also have to keep the band happy and get all of the promos in.
     
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  17. WalkingCY

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    Some love for the Big 12 Back to back Championship seasons:

    -Fizer's dunk over Mihm in 2000 was BOSS. Hilton erupted.

    -2001 #7 ISU wins over #6 KU - The "Chen-A-Worthless" chant. (So loud and effective the ENTIRE game. Students/Hilton took him completely out of the game. He cried about it afterwards in a post game interview like a *****.)

    Not a lot of buzzer-beaters for those squads because they destroyed everyone at home.
     
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  18. NWICY

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    If chanting "rapist" is wrong I don't want to be right. ;)
    If I remember right that might have been Adam Haluska's year to come back. I remember the chant of "you can keep him" ringing through Hilton.
     
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    This thread has been AWESOME. It's amazing how many different years have gotten to see special moments/games at Hilton. Thanks to @HogueNation for starting it.
     
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  20. Yellow Snow

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    My favorite part of that clip is Doc Sadler just chilling on the bench... all lounged back in his brown suit. He's like "meh" this **** happens all the time. Naz nails the shot and he just stands up and walks over to the huddle.
     
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