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rdt99
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:37 am

Outstanding! I hope it is approved.

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crazzymark
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Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:05 pm

need an indoor practice facility more!!!!!!!!

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Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:09 pm

The lower bowl deck is falling apart, and is not ADA compatible. It's gotta be done, and will be terrific when it's finished.

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Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 pm

crazzymark wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:05 pm
need an indoor practice facility more!!!!!!!!
Why is our basketball team practicing outdoors?
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:11 am

Indoor facility isn't going to get paid for by the University. It's going to take donations.
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Reggie Redbird
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:34 am

It will be interesting to see:

1.) Will the "box seating" they mention be like the club at football games?

2.) How will they seat the lower bowl after the renovations? I'm guessing it will become like FB where they go down the donor list. There could be some very unhappy people, but I'm sure, like FB, everyone will have an opportunity to donate more before a certain date to increase their priority points.

3.) What the capacity drops to? I'm going to guess in the 9,600-9,800 range. Considering we rarely get close to 9,000, that's not a bad thing if we're able to create additional revenue off box seats, another suite, etc.

4.) Will a business/group be able to rent the new suite for an entire season or will it be per game?

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Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 am

less than that considering the band which plays nothing else besides heeeeeeeey baby I want to knooooooow if youll be my girl (trash band) takes up a good chunk of seats.

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Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:56 am

Jsnhbe1Birds wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 am
less than that considering the band which plays nothing else besides heeeeeeeey baby I want to knooooooow if youll be my girl (trash band) takes up a good chunk of seats.

Yeah. We shouldn't have a student band. GREAT idea. I also like your name for the band. Trash band. Yeah. Great idea. Yeah. Yeah.

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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:01 am

Jsnhbe1Birds wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 am
less than that considering the band which plays nothing else besides heeeeeeeey baby I want to knooooooow if youll be my girl (trash band) takes up a good chunk of seats.
Wow, you are brave for posting that here.

I know you aren't in the band or haven't been in the band, but Hey Baby is a traditional song for BRMM. They have been playing it since forever and it's something that alumni and current members can play when they come together.

Maybe we should stop playing the same song every time we win a game. Come up with a new fight song every year. I mean that's the same thing right? We don't do that because of tradition. Same idea, different song.
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:07 am

I also like how you brought it up in the isu AT loyola game. Who knew we had a traveling band! Do we rock or WHAT?!!! In the 9800(ummm ok!) seat Loyola arena.

Alright brother, done busting your chops. Have a great day man.

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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:09 am

Bird Friend wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 pm
crazzymark wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:05 pm
need an indoor practice facility more!!!!!!!!
Why is our basketball team practicing outdoors?
Explains poor free throw shooting over the years. All the time compensating for the wind during practice.

As for the band, bring back the Flaming Tubas! (or are they back, unfortunately due to my basketball/daughters softball and bowling schedules I do not make it back enough.)

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isuphloyd wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:09 am
Bird Friend wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 pm
crazzymark wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:05 pm
need an indoor practice facility more!!!!!!!!
Why is our basketball team practicing outdoors?
Explains poor free throw shooting over the years. All the time compensating for the wind during practice.

As for the band, bring back the Flaming Tubas! (or are they back, unfortunately due to my basketball/daughters softball and bowling schedules I do not make it back enough.)
Good to see you Phloyd! They won't come back for basketball. I'm not sure if they have for football. They do break them out for the big high school marching band competition at ISU (this weekend!)
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:21 am

isuquinndog wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:01 am
Jsnhbe1Birds wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 am
less than that considering the band which plays nothing else besides heeeeeeeey baby I want to knooooooow if youll be my girl (trash band) takes up a good chunk of seats.
Wow, you are brave for posting that here.

I know you aren't in the band or haven't been in the band, but Hey Baby is a traditional song for BRMM. They have been playing it since forever and it's something that alumni and current members can play when they come together.

Maybe we should stop playing the same song every time we win a game. Come up with a new fight song every year. I mean that's the same thing right? We don't do that because of tradition. Same idea, different song.
Maybe the band should not be soooooooooo dated. Bring it up to speed. Try different things. Its the same 10 songs every game for 15 years

Jsnhbe1Birds
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:23 am

Just seems lazy at this point. I'm not sure of the leader or the situation but it reminds me of like a 70 year old who isn't up on new ways and just says eff it I'm retiring soon anyway

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Jsnhbe1Birds wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:21 am
isuquinndog wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:01 am
Jsnhbe1Birds wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:37 am
less than that considering the band which plays nothing else besides heeeeeeeey baby I want to knooooooow if youll be my girl (trash band) takes up a good chunk of seats.
Wow, you are brave for posting that here.

I know you aren't in the band or haven't been in the band, but Hey Baby is a traditional song for BRMM. They have been playing it since forever and it's something that alumni and current members can play when they come together.

Maybe we should stop playing the same song every time we win a game. Come up with a new fight song every year. I mean that's the same thing right? We don't do that because of tradition. Same idea, different song.
Maybe the band should not be soooooooooo dated. Bring it up to speed. Try different things. Its the same 10 songs every game for 15 years
Fair argument. So a couple of things:

They are playing more recent music it seems, but they are going to have standards that they know how to play, cold, at the drop of a hat. Like Hey Baby, Horse, Come on my Wayward Son, songs by Chicago. They just are. Because.....they only meet for one hour a week to practice as a group. Basketball band used to be non-credit. I'm not sure if it still is. So they get no grade, credit hour or anything to be in it. They get to go to games for free. That's it. At least BRMM is for credit hours.

They have a new director this year of the BRMM and pep band so maybe he will try some things.
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Jsnhbe1Birds
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:27 am

I was not aware I was posting about the band in 2 different threads. Sorry. And, I shouldnt call the kids trash that's not nice. its not their fault anyway. they play what they play well. my issue is with what they play and the length of time they have been playing the same thing

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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:29 am

isuphloyd wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:09 am
Bird Friend wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:48 pm
crazzymark wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:05 pm
need an indoor practice facility more!!!!!!!!
Why is our basketball team practicing outdoors?
Explains poor free throw shooting over the years. All the time compensating for the wind during practice.

As for the band, bring back the Flaming Tubas! (or are they back, unfortunately due to my basketball/daughters softball and bowling schedules I do not make it back enough.)
The Flaming DA's might be more appropriate.
Only ISU Volleyball can take ISU Basketball where it needs to go
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Jsnhbe1Birds
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:30 am

sometimes I just spout off as we all know. my apologies to the band

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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:31 am

Jsnhbe1Birds wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:27 am
I was not aware I was posting about the band in 2 different threads. Sorry. And, I shouldnt call the kids trash that's not nice. its not their fault anyway. they play what they play well. my issue is with what they play and the length of time they have been playing the same thing

Fair enough.

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