Friday, June 26, 2009

How to Celebrate the New Closed Endzone at R House on Labor Day? With A Wave!

Here's a video of Rutgers Stadium (without any seats in the south endzone) doing the wave during the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Labor Day of 2008.

What could we do on Labor Day of 2009 with the lower level of the Stadium finally completing the oval? I hope we can all be out of the parking lots and into our seats early so that we can be ringing R House with coordinated movement and noise before the loudspeakers tell us that the team is in the tunnel and asking us to "bring 'em out bring 'em out" to start the Knights' season against the Cincinnati Bearcats, a.k.a. "The Spoilers." One win against the Bearcats in 2006 or 2008, and the Scarlet Knights would have been in a BCS Bowl. It's rare for any team to begin a season with a game that means so much.
Here's a longer video from last Labor Day from YouTube (you can see the same wave between the 3rd and 4th quarters at 1:41 of this longer clip):

Mike Teel and Kenny Britt and Tiquan Underwood may not have hit their stride in those early games last fall (especially not in this 24-7 opening day loss), but there was no faulting the spirit in the all-scarlet crowd.

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