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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:11 AM   #161
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Zombie Nation needs to die a very ghastly, fiery death. Ugh. Talk about dorky and overplayed in American sports. You can't go a timeout without hearing that shite!

One of the best College Traditions is Wisconsin's Jump Around and their 5th quarter.

I personally enjoy the half stadium chant "Texas" while the other half chants "Fight", as well as Bevo, the Longhorn on the field
Ha ha ha, its funny, I go to Wake Forest University and at basketball games we play zombie nation all the time, we also play jump around and this one fat fan dances like an idiot during the song, it happens every game, they even put him on the jumbotron so everyone can watch him dance around. Also, just about every school has their own version of the half stadium chant, we do one half saying "WAKE" and the other "FOREST." Probably our most unique tradition is that our mascot rides into our football and basketball games on a motorcycle, the mascot on a motorcycle is used alot in the pros but not college. Funny how so many of these so called traditions seem to be so similar from school to school.

Groves stadium isnt a very wild place and certainly no where near the intensity of other stadiums, but theres nothing I love better than spending a saturday afternoon there cheering on the Demon Deacons. As far as the wildest atmosphere in college football, I know LSU's tiger stadium has quite a reputation. I really want to see a game there.



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Old May 5th, 2006, 07:34 AM   #162
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Here's a clip from the Miami-Clemson football game last fall...it compares the sound of what is broadcasted on tv and an on-field camera. We came 2 decibels short of tieing LSU for the sound record.

http://ia300141.us.archive.org/1/ite...rowd_noise.WMV
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Old May 5th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #163
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Husky stadium no doubt of the University of Washington!



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Old May 5th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #164
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... oh and cheerleaders in chaps!




a proof that a girls doesnt have to be half naked to be sooooooooooooooooooo sexy
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Old May 5th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #165
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Best college football stadium

I go to most games at Michigan and love the place to death, but it is not one of the crazier atmosphere's in college football. It can be under the right circumstances like the comeback, multiple overtime win against MSU or beating Ohio State to finish 11-0. But it is usually pretty subdued and the stadium does not hold sound very well. Still, a crowd of 111,750 is a pretty impressive sight to behold.

My most hated rivals have a pretty big stadium as well and it definately holds in the sound. I have to admit that when Ohio State beat us to finish undefeated a couple years back...that was an amazing scene to be a part of. There were 105,000 people in the game and another 300,000 out tailgating and bar hopping around the stadium. Unbelievable!

Penn State is a fun stadium to go to. Fortunately, I've never been there for a Penn State win...they haven't beaten us for awhile!

I'm going to the OSU/Texas game this fall, so I'll get back to you on Austin.

Wisconsin has a great setting for college football. Notre Dame is full of tradition. Pac Ten football(which is the West Coast big schools) is nothing like the Big Ten or SEC or even ACC for that matter. Although, Oregon has got a pretty cool stadium and scene. It is just a different scene out there at the other schools I've been to. But, most of those schools don't have the history of the East coast and Midwest schools.

I would have to say my vote goes to Michigan Stadium or Ohio State Stadium on the day of the ultimate rivalry game in any sport/any league/any country every year. The tension and excitement of this game is unmatched. It is the highest rated football game year in and year out for television ratings. Both schools have enormous alumni bases and complete state support for that game. This game actually divides families...including my own. There is simply nothing like it.

If I had to choose a place that is crazy all the time no matter who the opponent is...I'd have to go with LSU. The sound there is as loud as it gets.

One side note, if you ever get a chance I highly suggest going to the Rose Bowl game. The setting, the parade, the views, and usually a pretty good football game takes place. Great experience.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 09:26 AM   #166
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Camp Randall

I have to vote for the University of Wisconsin, my alma mater. Camp Randall was built in 1917 and has around 80,000 seats. Oh.. and the f*ckin place gets buckwhile!!!







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Old May 5th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #167
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Here's a clip from the Miami-Clemson football game last fall...it compares the sound of what is broadcasted on tv and an on-field camera. We came 2 decibels short of tieing LSU for the sound record.

http://ia300141.us.archive.org/1/ite...rowd_noise.WMV
Shame they lost that game, I cant stand Miami.

Ive been to Memorial Stadium a few times, twice for Carolina Panthers games, and in 1993 for homecoming against East Tenn. State. Id like to go back, maybe next time Wake Forest takes the trip to Death Valley. You know, Groves Stadium's noise and homefield advantage isnt anywhere near what Mem. Stadium is, but the Tigers always seem to have a lot of trouble when they come to Winston-Salem.
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Old May 5th, 2006, 11:41 PM   #168
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"How come Alabama gets no props???"

I'm not sure. Bryant Denny Stadium is plenty impressive enough on game day to be included amongst the above list. I wish I knew how to post pictures. I'll post some links if I can find some good ones.


Here are a few:

www.collegegridirons.com/sec/images/bryantdenny100.jpg

www.collegegridirons.com/sec/images/bryantdenny102.jpg

www.collegegridirons.com/sec/BryantDennyStadium.htm

Bryant Denny is currently undergoing a North endzone expansion that will bring capacity to approximately 92,000 (92,158 to be exact). Here are a few shots:

From the outside:

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Now from the inside:

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Old May 8th, 2006, 11:03 PM   #169
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Expansion coming along nicely. The DKE house in the foreground looks like it's about to be swallowed up though. Kind of like the big fish being eaten by the bigger fish in the food chain pictures.

s42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/bamamobile/Stadium%20Photos521/
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Old May 8th, 2006, 11:11 PM   #170
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Question regarding the stadium upgrade - taking into account the DKE house in the foreground picture and the cost of the total upgrade compared to the increase in capacity, could you explain to me why Americans are so fat?
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Old May 8th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #171
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How many fat scottish does it take to collapse a stairway?

Bonus question, how many will die?

BWHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:08 AM   #172
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2,752 is the number it takes to collapse two stairways!!!
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:12 AM   #173
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Glasgow is the heart attack capital of Europe.
Too many deep fried Mars bars.
Try grilling them instead.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:22 AM   #174
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It's celtic fans than make this stat true. They can't afford proper food, and so steal Mars Bars and fry them!!
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Old May 16th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #175
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Someone posts pictures of a stadium and all you can say is something about Americans being overweight? You're a dude
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Old May 16th, 2006, 06:14 AM   #176
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Oh come now... the mecca of college football is Lincoln, Nebraska. Home to the nation's longest sell out streak... dating back to 1962!! Look out in 2006... the new Husker AERIAL attack is hitting full stride!

Memorial Stadium, with this years addition of over 6,000 seats... capacity is well into the 80,000 range.

Here's a photo from a SPRING scrimage game!! :P





Other photos...





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Old May 16th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #177
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Oh come now... the mecca of college football is Lincoln, Nebraska. Home to the nation's longest sell out streak... dating back to 1962!! Look out in 2006... the new Husker AERIAL attack is hitting full stride!

Memorial Stadium, with this years addition of over 6,000 seats... capacity is well into the 80,000 range.

Here's a photo from a SPRING scrimage game!! :P





Other photos...






Glad you made it onto the stadiums board. That spring game pic is freaking awesome. Can't wait to play NU up in lincoln this year. That should be a great game. BTW, i gave your stadium lots of props in another thread about "US stadiums without roofs", and posted those 3 other pics you showed here.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 09:18 PM   #178
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Thanks there fellow Big 12.

No offense... but I'm glad you're going to be short a certain QB and running back!
Same goes for our trip to Southern Cal!

(oh, who am I fooling... you guys are going to just re-load)
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Old May 17th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #179
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Some picks of Autzen.




The Fog at the 2005 Civil War


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Old May 17th, 2006, 02:50 AM   #180
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Some picks of Autzen.


Autzen is badass. How many people fit in there now?

This is what you get when the founder of Nike is your #1 alum ... unfortunately, you also get these uniforms



and this mascot:




yikes. UO needs a throwback season, pronto!
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