Posted 03 December 2005 - 03:57 AM
Any thoughts? :happy:
Posted 03 December 2005 - 04:18 AM
This year, everyone was watching the forecast and saw no snow, not much wind, and temps in the 40's.
I also think alot of impartial cs8 fans or "kind of" SHG fans went to the game because they knew we had a great chance of winning along with the good weather.
Just my thoughts though...
Posted 03 December 2005 - 09:04 AM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 09:09 AM
Posted 03 December 2005 - 12:02 PM
Great weather, look at how much differenct it is one week later. This year was the unusual one. In '03 there was the cold and ice and snow. Last year they had freezing wind and rain. Remember, running teams win more often than not just because championship weekend weather is usually so awful.
A much more wide-spread confidence throughout not just the Cyclone Nation but even in the rest of the conference/city. I know some of those there were not usually SHG fans, but climbed onto the bandwagon. I can't speak for everyone, but I started expecting a State championship right after the first Chatham game that we won fairly easily with only half of our starters. Peopel like to be part of something like that.
Proximity. Of all the teams playing. we had the second-shortest trip after Normal. I'm sure that worked ith the good weather to bring some of the more casual SHG fans or even non-SHG-fans out expecting a good game.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 02:56 PM
This a very good point. This was being hypted(sp??) as one of the best games of the weekend. And it probably was the 2nd best game to the OT LWE win over Maine South.
Posted 04 December 2005 - 01:28 PM
Some of the boys have said that they really good tell that we had the bigger crowd.
Posted 04 December 2005 - 01:36 PM
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Posted 04 December 2005 - 07:45 PM
I can't agree with that about 1995 - - - and could be wrong - - -
I remember what I was wearing and just spoke with one of my buddies who was there with me and also with my two family members who were seniors on that team . . . we all remember it being chilly - but not that cold . . .
Here is the deal - bigger crowd in 1995 and 2005 - the weather in 2003 was horrid - - - that's all . . .
Posted 04 December 2005 - 09:21 PM
Yeah, it was cold. With a cold wind and snow flurries sweeping across the field. At one point, it was even freezing rain. Hard to be sure, but I think I was even colder than in '03.
The worst night I can remember for a championship season was the first game in '75, at home against a heavily favored Lincoln team. Freezing rain fell for most of the game but the field was warm at the start. Ice on everything BUT the field, and that was a big mud puddle. GHS (The real one, not the Chatham pretenders) won 9-6. The championship game that year wsn't that bad - cold but dry.
Don't remember much about '83. Maybe it just wasn't so bad.
Posted 04 December 2005 - 11:12 PM
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:27 PM
I also think that interest in SHG football is at its highest and growing. It's darn exciting football, the spread offense is sophisticated and hard for opponent's to prepare. Don't underestimate the value of exposure, like internet broadcasts and most importantly, this website. Visitors aren't exaggerating when they say how much they like this site and forum. We've got fans following around the country and if they can stay involved, they'd be more apt to want to see the real show.
Good job, Steve.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:34 PM
Posted 05 December 2005 - 04:02 PM
OK, I just choked on my popcorn at work, you are too funny! :lol:
Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:14 PM
Thanks cyclops for the compliments. To build upon what you said, I've received emails/messages about the site/team from Arizona, California, New York, Colorado, Virginia, Florida....the list goes on. People have followed the team while in Europe and even soldiers over in the Middle East catch up with what's going on (we appreciate your service ). I've been told numerous times that this site has allowed people to "reconnect" not only to the football program but also to the school and community. That is all I could have hoped for and more...and my aspirations are to make this site and online community even better...
Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:09 PM
Missed you at the coaches' party last night. You need to get in the Century Club. I did give your dad something to think about, though. Ask him about it. :lol:
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