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Postby tristatecoog » Fri Sep 29, 2000 12:29 am

How many fans from the neighborhood come to the games? I was working with a client earlier this week who works in Big D and lives in the Park. The conversation got around to SMU football (thanks to me -- the New Yorker) and all the other guy could talk about was how expensive the land is where Ford Stadium now resides. Who gives a flip about that?

I wanted to talk about SMU football. This guy could talk about the Westminster dog show, Europe, the Olympics, etc. but he didn't know much his neighborhood Div. I school. Another guy mentioned that someone wanted to meet him for tennis and the next thing he knew, he was on the SMU campus. Everyone likes to make fun of the residents of the Park (e.g., leopard print pants and pumps) but more people just need to get out and sit back and enjoy some football.

Well, I can't say that many from UH's neighborhood make it to the games, but that's likely due to the polar opposite reason that Park residents don't come.

BTW, how much do you think the campus makeup has changed over the last 20 years? Is the yuppy convertible BMW set still prevalent or is it more a minority now?
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Re: The neighborhood

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Sep 30, 2000 9:57 am

We're STILL a private school in UP/HP, so atmosphere hasn't changed. I think a visiting Kansas fan said it best when he described our fans as a "wine & cheese" crowd. Actually, this year, after 3 consecutive losses..."whine & cheese" might be more descriptive.

Ford Stadium is a beautiful facility and we FINALLY have a nice game-day atmosphere. We are thankful to those who made it possible.
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Re: The neighborhood

Postby tristatecoog » Sat Sep 30, 2000 11:36 am

I'm sure we'd like the neighborhood surrounding UH to be better as well. A nice surrounding neighborhood doesn't hurt recruiting of all sorts, does it? I'm struck by how nice the fans on this board are. Refreshing. However, like the Coogs, there's not too much discussion about the game after we're both 1-3. Best wishes after tonight.

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