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Rocket fans live and breathe football. We talk football year round. Maybe that is why we expect to win the West Division every year. We are demanding and our school has no choice but to put together a winner to keep us happy. 10 straight winning seasons and a 28-6 record in MAC games since the start of the 2000 season......why wouldn't we talk about football year round. With the success you guys have had and the bright future with Coach Novak I would expect the same from NIU fans.
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rocketfootball Wrote:Toledo, Ball State, and NIU were all Co-Champs in 2001.  Toledo of course won the tie-breaker.  In 2002 Toledo and NIU tied at 7-1 and were Co-Champs.  The Rockets victory over NIU, at NIU, gave the Rockets the tie-breaker.  2003 BG won the title outright (7-1) with both Toledo and NIU in 2nd at 6-2.

So Toledo and NIU do have 2 West Titles to BG's 1.  Of course Toledo also has a MAC Championship (2001) and BG and NIU have ZERO!
Hey rocket, since you seem to be the only one on this board with ANY sense, please tell me where I'm wrong. On this link, I scroll down to 2001 and I see a record of 3-4 in the MAC for the puppies. You guys were 6-2 and we were 5-3 according to this site??

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I can answer your question. First, that site has us losing the Ball State game, which we won 33-29. Secondly, cross over games did not count in 2001 (they only mattered for tie breaker purposes). So, NIU and Toledo (and I think Ball State) were all 4-1 in the MAC West. Ball State beat Toledo, NIU beat Ball State, and Toledo beat NIU. But, Toledo was 2-0 in cross over games, so they were given the West title via tie breaker.
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Rocket,

Just kidding. Its going to be another fun season this year. You guys are the favorites, but you'll get a challenge from us and BG, and don't be surprised to find Ball State and WMU in the mix as well. Too bad we have to wait four and a half months for the football season to start. It will be difficult for us at the start with Maryland and Iowa State on the road. Hopefully we'll be ready for BG on 9/24. I expect our game with you in November to have meaning for both teams. If this year's game is half as good as the game played between the two schools in 2002, you will want to plan a trip to DeKalb. Unfortunately, this isn't a weekend game, otherwise you could enjoy a long weekend in Chicago.
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rocketfootball Wrote:Rocket fans live and breathe football.&nbsp; We talk football year round.&nbsp; Maybe that is why we expect to win the West Division every year.&nbsp; We are demanding and our school has no choice but to put together a winner to keep us happy.&nbsp; 10 straight winning seasons and a 28-6 record in MAC games since the start of the 2000 season......why wouldn't we talk about football year round.&nbsp; With the success you guys have had and the bright future with Coach Novak I would expect the same from NIU fans.
And do you know why folks in Toledo talk football year round? Let's ask John Denver. Here are the words to his immortal song, "Toledo":

Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio, is like being nowhere at all
All through the day how the hours rush by
You sit in the park and you watch the grass die

Ah, but after the sunset, the dusk and the twilight
When shadows of night start to fall
They roll back the sidewalks precisely at ten
And people who live there are not seen again

Just two lonely truckers from Great Falls, Montana
And a salesman from places unknown - ces unknown
All huddled together in downtown Toledo
To spend their big night all alone

You ask how I know of Toledo, Ohio
Well I spent a week there one day
They've got entertainment to dazzle your eyes
Go visit the bakery and watch the buns rise

Ah, but let's not forget that the folks of Toledo
Unselfishly gave us the scales
No springs, honest weight, that's the promise they made
So smile and be thankful next time you get weighed

And wive and wet wive
Let this be our motto
Let's let the sleeping dogs lie - ping dogs lie

And here's to the dogs of Toledo, Ohio
Ladies, we bid you goodbye

Words and music by Randy Sparkes

Now you know why the Rockets are so popular! No professional (or amateur) sports teams and simply nothing to do. Watching the corn grow in DeKalb is a hell of a lot more exciting than being in Toledo. And we have Chicago close by. Thank God for the Rockets in northwest Ohio! If it weren't for them Toledo would be like, um, Bowling Green (ay ziggy zoomba!).

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rocketfootball Wrote:Rocket fans live and breathe football. We talk football year round. Maybe that is why we expect to win the West Division every year. We are demanding and our school has no choice but to put together a winner to keep us happy.
I thought it was the general studies major program that makes you expect to win football games. :D
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bleedingorange Wrote:Hey rocket, since you seem to be the only one on this board with ANY sense, please tell me where I'm wrong.
To my red wing brother Tom, I forgot you had a post on this thread as well, so please accept my apologies. I've got to admit that you do indeed have much more sense than any rocket. Forgiven?
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Field Turf Wrote:I can answer your question.&nbsp; First, that site has us losing the Ball State game, which we won 33-29. Secondly, cross over games did not count in 2001 (they only mattered for tie breaker purposes).&nbsp; So, NIU and Toledo (and I think Ball State) were all 4-1 in the MAC West.&nbsp; Ball State beat Toledo, NIU beat Ball State, and Toledo beat NIU.&nbsp; But, Toledo was 2-0 in cross over games, so they were given the West title via tie breaker.
Thanks turf,

You presented your evidence in a convincing courteous fashion. I stand corrected.
Fact still remains that a "co-championship" is just that. You guys did NOT earn the # 1 spot during that time frame and we and the rockets did!!

Ps. you guys win in Toledo and I'll buy you multiple beverages! 04-drinky
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Field Turf Wrote:I can answer your question. First, that site has us losing the Ball State game, which we won 33-29. Secondly, cross over games did not count in 2001 (they only mattered for tie breaker purposes). So, NIU and Toledo (and I think Ball State) were all 4-1 in the MAC West. Ball State beat Toledo, NIU beat Ball State, and Toledo beat NIU. But, Toledo was 2-0 in cross over games, so they were given the West title via tie breaker.
Bingo!
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bleedingorange Wrote:
Field Turf Wrote:I can answer your question.  First, that site has us losing the Ball State game, which we won 33-29. Secondly, cross over games did not count in 2001 (they only mattered for tie breaker purposes).  So, NIU and Toledo (and I think Ball State) were all 4-1 in the MAC West.  Ball State beat Toledo, NIU beat Ball State, and Toledo beat NIU.  But, Toledo was 2-0 in cross over games, so they were given the West title via tie breaker.
Thanks turf,

You presented your evidence in a convincing courteous fashion. I stand corrected.
Fact still remains that a "co-championship" is just that. You guys did NOT earn the # 1 spot during that time frame and we and the rockets did!!

Ps. you guys win in Toledo and I'll buy you multiple beverages! 04-drinky
BO(a good short name for you :D ):

We play Toledo(and you) here this year. We go there the following year.

P.S. If you know BG Elvis make sure you bring him with. He will have lots of fun from those who went to BG last year. 03-nutkick :chair:

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Dog Fan Wrote:Words and music by Randy Sparkes

Now you know why the Rockets are so popular! No professional (or amateur) sports teams and simply nothing to do. Watching the corn grow in DeKalb is a hell of a lot more exciting than being in Toledo. And we have Chicago close by. Thank God for the Rockets in northwest Ohio! If it weren't for them Toledo would be like, um, Bowling Green (ay ziggy zoomba!).

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That's very funny but not quite true.

Toledo has 2 professional hockey teams. The Toledo Storm of the ECHL won the regular season title in 2002-03. The other Toledo hockey team just started play this year and they are playing against New Jersey right now in the playoffs. I am not sure what the name of the conference is.

The Toledo Mud Hens have been around for years and are more popular than any minor league baseball team outside of the Durham Bulls. They had the best attendance in the International league (AAA baseball) in 2002 and in 2003 they had a lot of games that they drew more fans than their parent club, the Detroit Tigers. This year the Mud Hens set a new opening day attendance record in the home opener.

Mike Eruzione, the guy that scored the game-winning goal against the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics played for the Toledo Golddiggers for several years after the Olympics.

We have a professional women's football team that has begun their second season of play this year.

The Senior PGA Championship was played at a golf course in Toledo last summer. There is a pretty successful LPGA Tournament played in Toledo every year....the Jamie Farr LPGA Classic. Se Ri Pak has won the tournament a couple of times and all of the top professionals on the LPGA play the tournament every year.

The PGA Championship has been played in Toledo a couple of times, I believe once in the 80's and once in the 90's.

You talk about DeKalb being close to Chicago, well Detroit is about a 35-45 minute drive from Toledo and Canada is about 55 minutes. There are 3 casinos in Detroit and Toledoans go there all the time. Canada and their legal drinking age of 19 is very popular among the younger crowd in Toledo. Detroit has teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and the Arena Football League. Toledoans go to their games quite often. Some other Toledoans like to go to Cleveland's teams that are in the NFL, NBA, and MLB also. Cleveland is about a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive from Toledo.

As you can see there is a lot to do in Toledo or just a short drive away. In the summer people like to go to Cedar Point (known as one of the best amusement parks in the world) which is about a 90 minute drive from Toledo. The guy that wrote this song probably wrote it a long time ago or just doesn't have a clue.
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rocketfootball Wrote:
Dog Fan Wrote:Words and music by Randy Sparkes

Now you know why the Rockets are so popular!&nbsp; No professional (or amateur) sports teams and simply nothing to do.&nbsp; Watching the corn grow in DeKalb is a hell of a lot more exciting than being in Toledo.&nbsp; And we have Chicago close by.&nbsp; Thank God for the Rockets in northwest Ohio!&nbsp; If it weren't for them Toledo would be like, um, Bowling Green (ay ziggy zoomba!).&nbsp;

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That's very funny but not quite true.

Toledo has 2 professional hockey teams. The Toledo Storm of the ECHL won the regular season title in 2002-03. The other Toledo hockey team just started play this year and they are playing against New Jersey right now in the playoffs. I am not sure what the name of the conference is.

The Toledo Mud Hens have been around for years and are more popular than any minor league baseball team outside of the Durham Bulls. They had the best attendance in the International league (AAA baseball) in 2002 and in 2003 they had a lot of games that they drew more fans than their parent club, the Detroit Tigers. This year the Mud Hens set a new opening day attendance record in the home opener.

Mike Eruzione, the guy that scored the game-winning goal against the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics played for the Toledo Golddiggers for several years after the Olympics.

We have a professional women's football team that has begun their second season of play this year.

The Senior PGA Championship was played at a golf course in Toledo last summer. There is a pretty successful LPGA Tournament played in Toledo every year....the Jamie Farr LPGA Classic. Se Ri Pak has won the tournament a couple of times and all of the top professionals on the LPGA play the tournament every year.

The PGA Championship has been played in Toledo a couple of times, I believe once in the 80's and once in the 90's.

You talk about DeKalb being close to Chicago, well Detroit is about a 35-45 minute drive from Toledo and Canada is about 55 minutes. There are 3 casinos in Detroit and Toledoans go there all the time. Canada and their legal drinking age of 19 is very popular among the younger crowd in Toledo. Detroit has teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and the Arena Football League. Toledoans go to their games quite often. Some other Toledoans like to go to Cleveland's teams that are in the NFL, NBA, and MLB also. Cleveland is about a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive from Toledo.

As you can see there is a lot to do in Toledo or just a short drive away. In the summer people like to go to Cedar Point (known as one of the best amusement parks in the world) which is about a 90 minute drive from Toledo. The guy that wrote this song probably wrote it a long time ago or just doesn't have a clue.
A PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM??!!! :eek:

That's it, I take back everything I said!

P.S. Do they play with pads, or is it "flesh-to-flesh" - so to speak?
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If it's "flesh to flesh", can we apply for a franchise NOW!!!
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bleedingorange Wrote:Thought you boys and girls might like to see what one of these looks like.&nbsp; 04-rock&nbsp; 04-rock
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Still searching for the one with the huskie on it.&nbsp; 03-lol&nbsp; 03-lol&nbsp; 03-lol

Game day reminder: Falcons&nbsp; :chair: huskies&nbsp; 03-lol&nbsp; 03-lol&nbsp; 03-lol
I have to admit, the ring looks terrific! Almost as nice as my high school class ring!

Tell me, did the ring come with instructions so the Falcon players would know how to wear it? :withstupid:
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niu79 Wrote:If it's "flesh to flesh", can we apply for a franchise NOW!!!
We can always go to Toledo to watch their team. With a "professional" women's football team, why in the hell would anyone in Toledo watch the Rockets? But, then again, in Toledo "watching the buns rise" has a different meaning than it does in a normal city! 03-lol
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Dog Fan Wrote:A PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM??!!! :eek:

That's it, I take back everything I said!

P.S. Do they play with pads, or is it "flesh-to-flesh" - so to speak?
They play with pads. They are the Toledo Spitfire.

<a href='http://www.toledospitfire.com/' target='_blank'>http://www.toledospitfire.com/</a>
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rocketfootball Wrote:
Dog Fan Wrote:A PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM??!!!&nbsp; :eek:

That's it, I take back everything I said!

P.S. Do they play with pads, or is it "flesh-to-flesh" - so to speak?
They play with pads. They are the Toledo Spitfire.

<a href='http://www.toledospitfire.com/' target='_blank'>http://www.toledospitfire.com/</a>
This is great! Thanks for the link. I never knew there was a women's football league. Have you seen them play? How are they and women's football in general? Do they get any publicity in the Toledo press?
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Believe it or not, there is a pro women's league that has a title game called the SupHer Bowl.
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Dog Fan Wrote:
rocketfootball Wrote:
Dog Fan Wrote:A PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S FOOTBALL TEAM??!!! &nbsp; :eek:

That's it, I take back everything I said!

P.S. Do they play with pads, or is it "flesh-to-flesh" - so to speak?
They play with pads. They are the Toledo Spitfire.

<a href='http://www.toledospitfire.com/' target='_blank'>http://www.toledospitfire.com/</a>
This is great! Thanks for the link. I never knew there was a women's football league. Have you seen them play? How are they and women's football in general? Do they get any publicity in the Toledo press?
I have not seen them play and they don't get much press in the Blade. But then again, about the only thing that gets a lot of press in the Blade is Ohio State, Michigan, and Notre Dame. Even professional sports seem to get slighted, IMO. Understand why everyone hates the Blade?
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rocketfootball Wrote:There is a pretty successful LPGA Tournament played in Toledo every year....the Jamie Farr LPGA Classic.
The image that will forever identify Toledo....

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