Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday September 29, 2010 - The View From Section EE

The weather decided to be as bad as they predicted. Friday was a great day with very good temperatures. Sunday, the same thing, but we get stuck with a crappy Saturday. It has to be the last time I try to put together an event at a football game.
To start things off, we left Harlan around 8:00 AM. A couple miles outside of town, our new windshield wipers became disconnected and almost fell off. We stopped and tried to reattach them, but something broke. The drive between Harlan and DeSoto was awful. I could see the wiper moving and looked like it will fall off at any moment. As I exited to DeSoto the wiper fell off, but it got stuck and I did not lose it. Thank God for duct tape at the local Kum & Go.

The second reason for the stop in DeSoto was we left our beer in Harlan. That would have been devastating, considering the rainy and cold conditions in Ames.

Once we all got to Baxter, we began to load up the RV. This is when the rain began to rain really hard. It decided not to stop until maybe 3:30 PM. No one kept accurate minutes of the tailgate, so that time could go either way a good hour or two. Needless to say, the rain and cold made for a rough day. Thankfully, a couple tents, an RV, and an awning on the RV help protect us from the crappy conditions.

Due to the unfavorable conditions, below is what the game looked like from Section EE. Kind of blurry, but that was my point. Ask Kristy about the walk out of the stadium at halftime as we sought out more beers. A few trees and a few hundred looks we received tells an amazing story.

From what I recall about the game, the ISU and UNI offense looked like teams that could win three or four games all year. Hopefully this weekend, we get a better look at the game and hopefully see some improvement on the offensive side of the ball. In order to beat Texas Tech, a lot of points will need to be scored. This is one of the games ISU needs to win, especially at home. There is a part of me that thinks they will be able to pull out the win, but after seeing the offense look pretty poor against UNI, its hard to tell.
My prediction:





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