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Tue May 08, 2018 11:45 am

Adunk33 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:05 am
I like it so far... I was on campus last Friday and their was a ton of construction going on
between the Bone center and all the new apt getting built.

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Tue May 08, 2018 12:50 pm

MadBird wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:21 am
Adunk33 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:05 am
Interesting too, the "saved" Reggie at mid-field appears gone too. Wonder what that was all about?
Don't know, but my guess is that they're just installing base strips first, and will come back to cut and sew details as desired.

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Tue May 08, 2018 2:15 pm

Niceee .... looks like we got the alternating shades of green with Red End Zones !!!

p.s. as for the old turf Reggie cut-out pic we saw .. I am betting that ends up somewhere .. maybe somehow in large banquet hall ? And that it gets a refurbished paint job.
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StLRedbird
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Tue May 08, 2018 3:01 pm

MadBird wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:21 am
Interesting too, the "saved" Reggie at mid-field appears gone too. Wonder what that was all about?
It would make a unique gift to an anchor donor. I love the endzones. Trying to picture whether white or black lettering would look better. Black, right? Gray?

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Tue May 08, 2018 3:14 pm

StLRedbird wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:01 pm
MadBird wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:21 am
Interesting too, the "saved" Reggie at mid-field appears gone too. Wonder what that was all about?
It would make a unique gift to an anchor donor. I love the endzones. Trying to picture whether white or black lettering would look better. Black, right? Gray?
If you google images of "red end zones football" .. almost all use white lettering. That is my own preference.
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StLRedbird
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Tue May 08, 2018 3:51 pm

fourthandshort wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:14 pm
If you google images of "red end zones football" .. almost all use white lettering. That is my own preference.
Like I said. Don't have a creative bone in my body.

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Tue May 08, 2018 5:03 pm

It looks really nice so far I think. White lettering in the red endzones would stand out more than black but they could do black with white outlines if they were getting really creative. I love the alternating green. Nice update to Hancock! Looking forward to seeing it finished.
“When you have great players, playing great, well that’s great football!”
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StLRedbird wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:51 pm
fourthandshort wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 3:14 pm
If you google images of "red end zones football" .. almost all use white lettering. That is my own preference.
Like I said. Don't have a creative bone in my body.
you nailed the red end zones ... so you bagged your quota of good creative ideas for the whole year then ???
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Tue May 08, 2018 9:20 pm

fourthandshort wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:51 pm
you nailed the red end zones ... so you bagged your quota of good creative ideas for the whole year then ???
As they say, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in while.

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TIMMY
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Tue May 08, 2018 9:35 pm

The Reggie head is in a Lyons basement near you.
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Tue May 08, 2018 9:36 pm

StLRedbird wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 9:20 pm
fourthandshort wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 5:51 pm
you nailed the red end zones ... so you bagged your quota of good creative ideas for the whole year then ???
As they say, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in while.
must be nice ... take the rest of year off dude :mrgreen:
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Wed May 09, 2018 6:13 pm

Same size bird... man this process is quick! Looks almost done!!!


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Wed May 09, 2018 11:21 pm

Love the alternating shades of green. And even love the upside-down Redbird logo ... :dance: ... looks very sharp with color contrasts. Can't wait to see full pic with end zones and lines all done.

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Thu May 10, 2018 12:01 pm

Reggie looks WAY brighter this year. Love it. Can't wait to see the Illinois State font in giant letters in the endzone. Are they going to re-paint the west side at all? I notice the older red paint over there looks a little muted compared to the east side. If we can't build over there to make it sexier, maybe just a few grand on a few gallons of paint?

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Thu May 10, 2018 12:53 pm

Redbirdwarrior wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 12:01 pm
I notice the older red paint over there looks a little muted compared to the east side. If we can't build over there to make it sexier, maybe just a few grand on a few gallons of paint?
Couldn’t agree more. The banners and flags on the fence at the border between the stands and Horton’s roof were looking really sun bleached, too. Looking forward to seeing it in person

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so white lettering, but outlined with thick black line .. the contrasts look great. Noted pellets are not yet spread. As per usual, once we finally decide to spend money, we usually do things right .. Hancock 2.0, jumbotron scoreboard, and now turf ... all way overdue, but all done very well.

can't wait for date certain for Multipurpose Indoor Practice Facility .. I'm sure we will do it right. Won't be best of the best, but it will be done well.

Can't wait to see full pic of finished field .. going to look great.

But already going to give kudos :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Fri May 11, 2018 5:50 am

fourthandshort wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:11 pm
so white lettering, but outlined with thick black line .. the contrasts look great. Noted pellets are not yet spread. As per usual, once we finally decide to spend money, we usually do things right .. Hancock 2.0, jumbotron scoreboard, and now turf ... all way overdue, but all done very well.

can't wait for date certain for Multipurpose Indoor Practice Facility .. I'm sure we will do it right. Won't be best of the best, but it will be done well.

Can't wait to see full pic of finished field .. going to look great.

But already going to give kudos :clap: :clap: :clap:
Larry Lyons gets at least his fair share of criticism on these pages. Comes with the job. But I'm in complete agreement. This was done really well. We get that indoor practice faciltiy and I'll become a real fan of his. Nice job, Lyons. Got an ice cold, frosty Bud with your name on it next time you're in St. Louis.

Edit: Meanwhile our other Larry, Dietz, is evaluating whether to add an Engineering school. :pray: Watching the situation in Carbondale play out, I'm going to be way more measured in any criticisms of our administrators.

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Fri May 11, 2018 8:13 am

The new turf looks FABULOUS!

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chuckie1980
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Fri May 11, 2018 8:26 am

The field glistens.

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