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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #150 on: September 24, 2009, 08:11:14 pm »
CCIW IMHO....

1.  Carthage - Art Keller Field is a great tailgate and loud fans and students whom have all consumed a fair amount of fluids throughout the day

2.  NCC - Bennedetti Wherli Stadium looks like a D-IAA stadium.  And when its packed its a tough place to play.

3.  Wheaton - The High Def Jumbo Tron replaying all of Wheaton's touchdowns is intimidating to opponents and the field looks up onto the hill the campus sits on for a nice vie.

I agree with this post since I played in the 2003-2006 Era. I would say NCC was the toughest just based on the look of how large the stadium was and the crowd noise.

Wheaton has that train that goes right through the field and can kill drives with false starts...ect. They do not bring the fan base that you would expect from a high powered team though.

Illinois Wesleyan University is a west and east field, one of only 3 in the country still left. The sun set makes it very difficult for opposing teams if you are no used to it.

The most difficult and intimidating place to play is Mount Union. I played there in the playoffs in 2004 and the crowd noise along with the tradition there really can shake a team off their game.

SulRoss State has an east-west field.  Who else?

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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #151 on: September 24, 2009, 09:17:51 pm »
John Carroll

also Denison--but the natural bowl and pine trees mitigate the effect of the sun

Wooster is approx  ese-wnw
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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #152 on: September 25, 2009, 03:05:59 am »
In the SCIAC, it's Redlands baby!

Phil, your enthusiasm is nice, but going through and posting on several boards without bringing anything to the table on any of the topics does not reflect well on the Bulldogs.

Please feel free to tell us why you think Redlands' stadium is a tough place to play. I love the campus, but I was not blown away by the football field when I was there.

It's sad that don't have anything better to do than to go through and critique people's posts. You sure are full of yourself, and I personally don't care if you like it or not. I happen to like Redlands stadium, and that's good enough for me. So bite me Jackhole!
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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #153 on: September 25, 2009, 11:33:51 am »


It's sad that don't have anything better to do than to go through and critique people's posts. You sure are full of yourself, and I personally don't care if you like it or not. I happen to like Redlands stadium, and that's good enough for me. So bite me Jackhole!

Congratulations, you have just insulted the author of the weekly "Around the Nation" column, the coordinator of the yearly "Kickoff" product,  and one of the key people behind d3football.com.    You certainly are doing a poor job of representing your school - all he was asking was something to back up why you felt your stadium is a tough place to play.  It's doubtful that opponents fear playing there simply because you like the school. 
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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #154 on: September 25, 2009, 12:01:57 pm »
I think Phil is used to the DI boards where he has spent most of his time.  I find most DI boards are mostly about flaming other posters and just talking nonsense.  Phil has not grasp the flow of this community yet.

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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #155 on: September 25, 2009, 04:33:58 pm »
Most DI boards = PBR
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Sales of PBR are up more than 25 percent from this time last year.  But, it's not due to the price, since PBR is more expensive than Keystone, Busch, Natural brands and even Miller High Life.


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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #156 on: September 28, 2009, 09:55:04 pm »


It's sad that don't have anything better to do than to go through and critique people's posts. You sure are full of yourself, and I personally don't care if you like it or not. I happen to like Redlands stadium, and that's good enough for me. So bite me Jackhole!

Congratulations, you have just insulted the author of the weekly "Around the Nation" column, the coordinator of the yearly "Kickoff" product,  and one of the key people behind d3football.com.    You certainly are doing a poor job of representing your school - all he was asking was something to back up why you felt your stadium is a tough place to play.  It's doubtful that opponents fear playing there simply because you like the school.  

Pep thinks Merrill Field is a difficult place to play because the "pit" as it once was called, is lined with Ye Olde AstroTurf 12 and the opposing team must listen to the Saxon Fight Song THREE TIMES every time the Saxons score....
The AU Pep Band plays it once, sings it once, then plays it again...and sometimes, depending on who's in the band on a given day, it doesn't sound all that good.  ;)   As a matter of fact, this one time in Band Camp....

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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #157 on: September 29, 2009, 01:34:35 pm »
In the SCIAC, it's Redlands baby!

Phil, your enthusiasm is nice, but going through and posting on several boards without bringing anything to the table on any of the topics does not reflect well on the Bulldogs.

Please feel free to tell us why you think Redlands' stadium is a tough place to play. I love the campus, but I was not blown away by the football field when I was there.

It's sad that don't have anything better to do than to go through and critique people's posts. You sure are full of yourself, and I personally don't care if you like it or not. I happen to like Redlands stadium, and that's good enough for me. So bite me Jackhole!

So in other words, you still have nothing to bring to the table? Thanks for stopping by.

(BTW, I didn't have to "go through and critique" your posts. You posted 'Redlands!!!' and nothing related to the topic on four consecutive boards. I'm just letting you know that doesn't reflect as well as you think it might on your beloved 'dogs. I'm not insulted by your insults, and certainly not about to get into a flame war with you. If you'd like to actually contribute, we'd like to hear what you have to offer.)
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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #158 on: September 29, 2009, 01:35:53 pm »
John Carroll

also Denison--but the natural bowl and pine trees mitigate the effect of the sun

Wooster is approx  ese-wnw

With all due respect, how the heck do you know that? From having played/coached at those places and taking note of the position of the sun?
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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #159 on: September 29, 2009, 05:37:14 pm »
John Carroll

also Denison--but the natural bowl and pine trees mitigate the effect of the sun

Wooster is approx  ese-wnw

With all due respect, how the heck do you know that? From having played/coached at those places and taking note of the position of the sun?
Google maps is one way to verify the fields...  ;D

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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #160 on: September 29, 2009, 09:02:58 pm »
John Carroll

also Denison--but the natural bowl and pine trees mitigate the effect of the sun

Wooster is approx  ese-wnw

With all due respect, how the heck do you know that? From having played/coached at those places and taking note of the position of the sun?
Google maps is one way to verify the fields...  ;D

I did use the internet to verify my recollections of the stadiums' orientatiion.

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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #161 on: October 02, 2010, 11:24:50 pm »
I believe this is the thread where we've talked about giant crowds before.

This is going to go down as the largest one on record in D3, I believe. By a lot:

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Saturday's early action in the Top 25 was highlighted by a pair of overtime games involving ranked teams. And one of them saw a rival snap a long losing streak as No. 4 St. Thomas edged No. 19 St. John's 27-26 in overtime in front of an announced crowd of 16,421 in Collegeville, Minn. Saturday's scores.
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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #162 on: October 02, 2010, 11:41:55 pm »
Looks like most of the attendance discussion is on pp. 6-7, and then there's this later:

For that running list of largest-ever D3 crowds:

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Williams leads the series 68-48-5. It's Division III's most-played rivalry and has been played in front of crowds as large as 13,671 at Williams in 1993 and 12,449 at Amherst in 1996.

I think I'm going to have to assemble the list for ATN this week.
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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #163 on: October 03, 2010, 11:48:31 am »
Regarding why it is tough to play at Redland's . Maybe it is because the AD allows the fraternities to conduct their weekly vocabulary sessions within a few yards of one of the end zones. Continually using profanity to insult and disrupt the opposomg team.

I asked the AD one time why he allowed that...his reply, "I thought I would try it this one time and see how it went". My response, "That is what you told me 2 years ago when we played out here.

I have total respect for the Redlands football program. I love it when students cheer and make noise, but when it becomes a profanity and personal attack on opposing players contest, I draw the line.

Redlands has one of the finest facilities....snack bars, clean restrooms, good sight lines and plenty of close  parking, all some of the finest. But, clear the end zones and let the teams play.
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Re: Toughest Place to Play in Your Conference
« Reply #164 on: October 04, 2010, 07:30:43 pm »
Now see, that is insightful.

Went through that experience with the drunks from CUA. They even came down from D.C. to games at our place and read the bios in the media guide, then used that in their insults.

I actually didn't mind. As a player you just have to be smart and not let it throw you off your game. Maybe respond a little between plays, but don't think more about the guys off the field than the guys on it.
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