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    Black and Gold Spirit Day

    Here's my rendering of what the Black and Gold Spirit game will look like at Kinnick on Oct 2nd. Thoughts on the concept of black and gold sections?
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    It would be impressive if they could coordinate it but I highly doubt it.
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    I think coordination would be difficult. Unless shirts were given out. To make it easier you could do less sections. Each sideline split 1/2 black, 1/2 Gold, one endzone Black (the Black hole on the student side) and the other endzone Gold.
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    they would have to hand out shirts to each section. that's the only way it could possibly work
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    It would look amazing if this could be pulled off but I just don't see it happening. The only way for it to work would be to hand out the different colored t-shirts to each section, otherwise it would be too difficult. If you plan on scalping a ticket to the game you would need to have a shirt of each color?
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    Can you change this? I typically wear black to the games and the section we sit in is currently gold, I can't mess with my tradition/superstition.

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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    No way it could happen. Thousands of fans pay no attention to anything leading up to the game. Hell, many couldn't name five players on the team. They just like to tell people they are "going to the Iowa game Saturday."

    The handing out t-shirts thing is a good idea, but I still am not sure everyone would wear them, plus that would cost quite a bit.
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    A couple ways to make it work:

    1. Like above, decrease the sections, either West Side Gold, East Side Black, etc..
    2. Plan waaaaay in advance by stating on the ticket, "Wear Gold" or "Wear Black" depending on the section/side the ticket is on with a seperate note with the season tickets.
    3. Hand out t-shirts. But is it really worth the expense? Remember last year when Edds comented about how Iowa isn't the team with the fancy jerseys or special nike bs?

    You wouldn't need 100% cooperation for it to be effective, there is always the person who wears their green coat or sweater to the game. I doubt you could do it without giving notice when the tickets are delivered, its not as easy as telling everyone to wear black or gold.
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    or you could hand out shirts at each section as people are walking into the stadium...
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jchromes View Post
    A couple ways to make it work:

    1. Like above, decrease the sections, either West Side Gold, East Side Black, etc..
    2. Plan waaaaay in advance by stating on the ticket, "Wear Gold" or "Wear Black" depending on the section/side the ticket is on with a seperate note with the season tickets.
    3. Hand out t-shirts. But is it really worth the expense? Remember last year when Edds comented about how Iowa isn't the team with the fancy jerseys or special nike bs?

    You wouldn't need 100% cooperation for it to be effective, there is always the person who wears their green coat or sweater to the game. I doubt you could do it without giving notice when the tickets are delivered, its not as easy as telling everyone to wear black or gold.
    I LOVE that the U of I did that on this year's season tickets!
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    Nice job amully030. Your mock up is better than the one I made a week ago or so, but here it is anyway:



    This is from the post I wrote about the Black & Gold Spirit Day:

    According to @LearHawks, the Black & Gold Spirit Day consist of a color scheme in which the student section and all even sections wear black and the odd sections wear gold. I'm not sure if this is one of those so crazy it might just work ideas, or just a crazy idea. I have a hard time believing that fans will be able to figure out what color they should wear, that is if they even get the memo about the spirit day and care enough to abide by its rules. I think it would be awesome if it worked, but unless they are handing out appropriately colored t-shirts in each section, I think this will be quite the let down.
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    Quote Originally Posted by HAWKEYESTATE4ever View Post
    I LOVE that the U of I did that on this year's season tickets!
    Me too. It should help those 'oh crap' people (meaning myself).
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    How do this pull it off for the olympics and type of events that does something like this (not necessarily black and gold, but a 'theme') ?? The best thing to do is to just have the sections already be "tagged" with the appropriate color t-shirt--- for that specific game, each ticket holder pays an extra 10 bucks to cover the t-shirt and the shirt is already on the seat #.....
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    For a solid color shirt, no more, it would only be about $4 per shirt. Maybe less if you are buying 70k!
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    Re: Black and Gold Spirit Day

    Quote Originally Posted by amully030 View Post
    Here's my rendering of what the Black and Gold Spirit game will look like at Kinnick on Oct 2nd. Thoughts on the concept of black and gold sections?
    We can't even get people to wear black on Blackout Saturday's. I love the idea but as a few others posted, no way this happens unless the university hands out Tshirts for each section and I just don't see them flipping the bill for something like that (unless, of course, they can land a sponsor). You would still have your "You can't tell me what to wear to a game" scrooges ... "If I want to wear my green Hawkeye sweatshirt then I am wearing it!" ... Those are the fans that make me laugh. They can just take part in something for the fun of it ... They have to stay true to their "I am ****** at the world anyway" attitude and debunk any fun ideas ...
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