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Old Aug 28, 2013, 09:05 AM   #76
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There seat backs you can buy or rent when you have season tickets i enjoy them keeps your seats and comfy
And defines your seats so overweight people don't shove you off the end.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 09:18 AM   #77
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Before they put these on the box, they only had them painted on the wall in the Irwin Facility. Considering most of our fans haven't seen the inside of Irwin, I really think this is a good look for the stadium and shows that we have shown success in the past. A nice nod to our tradition and as we can all see, plenty of room to add some more dates up there!

Can't wait for Saturday!!!
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 09:42 AM   #78
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Should have left the press box plain. Trying too hard...
Maybe. I'll reserve judgment until I see it in person. SATURDAY!

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Old Aug 28, 2013, 10:39 AM   #79
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Pretty sure they're seat backs.
Thanks. That's what I thought they were. I didn't realize that you could rent them.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 10:51 AM   #80
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Should have left the press box plain. Trying too hard...


Mr. Guenther, I didn't know you posted here.

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Old Aug 28, 2013, 10:56 AM   #81
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Mr. Guenther, I didn't know you posted here.
Lol +1. I think they're great and long overdue.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 12:02 PM   #82
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I think it looks great. Yeah, our titles are old, but they're still titles. I think it dresses up the stadium a lot. Good moves so far MT.
They're not "old" they are from the "classic" era of college football. Of course, so am I.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 02:58 PM   #83
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Mr. Guenther, I didn't know you posted here.
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:55 PM   #84
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There seat backs you can buy or rent when you have season tickets i enjoy them keeps your seats and comfy
Has it ever been discussed putting in permanent orange seats to replace the old bleachers? Or even seat backs across the stadium. It sure would make Memorial Stadium visually pop!
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:59 PM   #85
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Think of how these little things will help recruiting. Remember when Groce said you could look up at AH and said you would barely know it was the home of ILLINOIS? Bring a recruit onto the field and have the ribbon boards and scoreboard going and point up to the pressbox and showing our history has to help even a little
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Old Aug 28, 2013, 04:59 PM   #86
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I love the way it looks. My only complaint is that we need another National Title to the right of 1951, to balance things out
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:10 AM   #87
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Drove by the stadium today and saw that they put Butkus and Grange at the very top. Didn't have a chance to actually snap a photo, but here is a mock up of what it looks like.

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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:12 AM   #88
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Good that those two are displayed
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:18 AM   #89
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Thanks Drew
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:25 AM   #90
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Awesome...something has to be missing between Stadium and Home

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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:29 AM   #91
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Awesome...something has to be missing between Stadium and Home
Block I?
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:33 AM   #92
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Awesome...something has to be missing between Stadium and Home
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:39 AM   #93
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Block I?
That would be my guess
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:47 AM   #94
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That's a lot of numbers. Grange leads Butkus by four touchdowns?
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:48 AM   #95
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Love it! Great addition!
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:51 AM   #96
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New logo? We'll have to wait until next year. Were these letters the surprise Mike Thomas spoke of?
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 11:53 AM   #97
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 02:58 PM   #98
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Thanks for posting! It's a long drive from North Carolina to see what the upgrades look like...
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 03:08 PM   #99
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LOVE the new pressbox look. Love all the updates to Memorial.

Place is finally getting a personality and feels much "cozier" for the Game Day experience.

My dude Mikey Thomas continues to impress.
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Old Aug 29, 2013, 03:37 PM   #100
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There have been a ton of good players at IL, but I really think Simeon Rice should get retired. Can anyone think of another player as dominant at their position in the NFL and College?

2 cents passed.
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