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#828305 - 04/03/09 12:25 PM Crowd expectations for Saturday
5DecadeHawk Offline
Otto Schnellbacher

Registered: 11/22/07
If you are going to the game Saturday, expect the following:


1. Lots of newbies. Sure there will be plenty of veteran fans that have been to men's games and some Women's games, but there will also be a bunch of newbie Women's fans that may have never been in Allen Fieldhouse before jumping on the band wagon.

2. Some of the newbies may not know how to act and what to do at appropriate times. Please help and encourage them. Make sure nobody steals their seats if they go walking about soaking in the phog.

3. There might be a very small number of newbies that want to cause trouble. Don't be afraid to talk to an usher on your way to the concession stand. Give them a heads up about anyone showing signs of acting inappropriately. Better to have an Usher give them a word of caution to settle them down than have things escalate.

4. We DON'T need one or two idiots getting pissed at a referee and throwing crap on the floor. We know that's not Kansas. Point them out to the ushers if you see anyone doing something stupid. Let security take care of it. I doubt there will be many idiots like this, but it only takes one jerk to have an on-floor incident. With such a large crowd it's inevitable that a couple will find their way in. Just be alert.

5. Lots of little kids in attendance. If you don't handle shrill screams well, bring ear plugs.

6. VOLUME. The more the better. BRING IT!

7. Long lines at the ticket office. There will probably be a massive walkup crowd buying tickets at the last minute. Best to go online and print yours off early. If not, go early enough that you have time to wait in line.

8. A mosh pit of General Admission seating. Come early, and get a good seat. Enjoy the day. Come late, and enjoy the day from altitude.



Feel free to add other expectations/cautions/recommendations you expect for Saturday.
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#828306 - 04/03/09 12:52 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: 5DecadeHawk]
sevenyearhawk Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 08/28/07
9. Give yourself plenty of time to park and walk ...

10. Concessions will be a zoo - they were on Wednesday night!


I have it on VERY good authority that ticket pre-sales are on a record setting pace!!!

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#828307 - 04/03/09 12:53 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: 5DecadeHawk]
WaHawk04 Offline
Phog Fanatic

Registered: 11/08/06
Here's hoping for 16,300 screaming maniacs. Go Hawks.
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#828308 - 04/03/09 12:54 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: 5DecadeHawk]
Code_2008 Offline
WBB Moderator

Registered: 09/30/08
Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
Be prepared for the newbies rushing court if we are victorious.
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#828309 - 04/03/09 12:56 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: Code_2008]
WaHawk04 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
Code_2008,

You don't think they should rush the court? Given the circumstances, I wouldn't have a problem with it. [censored] it, have some fun.
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#828310 - 04/03/09 01:01 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: WaHawk04]
sevenyearhawk Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 08/28/07
Be prepared for *ME* rushing the court when they win ...

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#828311 - 04/03/09 01:03 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: WaHawk04]
Code_2008 Offline
WBB Moderator

Registered: 09/30/08
Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
No, I'm not saying that, just be careful not to get trampled.

Remember, the band is bringing even MORE players into the Band Area tomorrow and we were already spilling out into the aisle on Wednesday. We'll definitely be crossing into the student section just to get all of us fitting in there, but that also means the aisles will be filled with people.

So, just watch your step, don't fall (and die like that Wal-Mart employee on Black Friday), and have some fun!
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#828312 - 04/03/09 01:07 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: Code_2008]
5DecadeHawk Offline
Otto Schnellbacher

Registered: 11/22/07
Expect most fans to be cheering for KU to score.

Expect the smart fans to be going NUTZ every time KU gets a stop on DEFENSE!!!!!!

The latter will determine victory. Maybe you can help encourage fans to inspire the laides to CLAMP DOWN on defense. Especially in the 2nd half when our team will start to get tired.


Edited by 5DecadeHawk (04/03/09 01:08 PM)
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#828313 - 04/03/09 01:14 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: sevenyearhawk]
brando Offline
Max Falkenstein

Registered: 11/13/04
Loc: anywhere there is beer...
Quote:

Be prepared for *ME* rushing the court when they win ...




Note to other KU fans...DO NOT RUSH THE COURT!! Let 7yr do it by himself LOL

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#828314 - 04/03/09 01:28 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: brando]
5DecadeHawk Offline
Otto Schnellbacher

Registered: 11/22/07
Quote:

Quote:

Be prepared for *ME* rushing the court when they win ...




Note to other KU fans...DO NOT RUSH THE COURT!! Let 7yr do it by himself LOL






ROTFLLLL

That would be hilarious!

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#828315 - 04/03/09 01:34 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: sevenyearhawk]
WaHawk04 Offline
Phog Fanatic

Registered: 11/08/06
Quote:

Be prepared for *ME* rushing the court when they win ...





The freight train is coming, baby! Get off the tracks!
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#828316 - 04/03/09 01:36 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: WaHawk04]
sevenyearhawk Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 08/28/07
Just like Major League II, baby ...

WOO-WOO-WOO!!!

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#828317 - 04/03/09 02:35 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: sevenyearhawk]
tmcats Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/08/02
Loc: reservation lake, mn
this is really neat for kansas wbb. i know the feeling you're having over there. i hope to hell they sell out the old barn. have fun. rcjh (women only)!
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#828318 - 04/03/09 02:44 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: tmcats]
sevenyearhawk Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 08/28/07
Well, look what Cat dragged himself in ...

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#828319 - 04/03/09 02:58 PM Re: Crowd expectations for Saturday [Re: sevenyearhawk]
ElTurco Offline
Prairie Warrior

Registered: 02/11/08
Loc: Lawrence
5Decade's observations/predictions are spot on. I indoctrinated a new fan last game ("No, there's no 10 second count in the backcourt.") and hope to have the opportunity again tomorrow. I think some of the issues with chants, etc. last game was caused by the ISU band and spirit squad being there and trying to do chants at the exact same time - "De-fense" vs. "I-S-U". (Though there was no excuse for the premature Rock Chalk Chant.)

That being said, it is a little strange as someone who has been going to these games for a few years now, including to ones where there were barely 1,000 fans, to now see this huge outpouring of enthusiasm. To go from people looking at you funny when you said you were in the women's basketball booster club to everyone wanting to get tickets.

It's great for the program and is what I'd been hoping to happen to KU women's basketball, but it is also humorous to see people - including so-called Jayhawks - who I distinctly recall slamming Coach Henrickson, KU women's basketball and women's sports in general all now hopping on the bandwagon.

I just hope they all show up to games next year, regardless of what happens Saturday.

Rock Chalk!

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