Sunday, January 27, 2013

Through the Eyes of a fan - J'State

**I posted this from my phone, and typed it on the fast side, so please excuse any errors in it**

The arena kind of reminds me of a high school gym, but that tends to be the going rate of the OVC. (Martin, EIU, SIUe) but overall it looks like a nice place.
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Halftime: yet another ugly ending to the first half. The Racers got am early lead but the gamecocks came back and now lead by 9. At least my side of Murray fans have been quite for most of the game. I am doing my best to not let the student section get to me, but a few words have been exchanged. Nothing bad, and more then a few dirty looks have been sent my way.
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I could not see the double  Technical  on sip and the JSU player, but I did love Ed's reaction when he fouled the Gamecock under the net, he just moved over to the low post and got ready for the free throw.
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The Racers are a second half team, but they can not keep digging out of these holes, it will catch up to them. 9 points is doable to come from. Just hope the fans get into it, and the racers run with it!
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With 11:44 to go. Racers down 3, I  am officaly horse!
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Well that officaly sucked! The Racers played a much better second half, but just a few seconds shy of pulling it off. The refs were worse then normal, even for OVC refs. Sure a few FTs here and better D there and a better shot made down the line the refs would not be in question. But a few bad calls can control the game flow, and enough bad called fouls will turn in to free throws for the other team.
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Was proud of the team and the fans, but any loss sucks, even more when you traveled 6 hours, the first loss to a team after going 16-0, and another loss to a OVC east team.
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And what the Hell was that buzzer call with just over 7.0 left in the game? Home cooking? If it was a JSU working working the board, a technical should of went to the bench for it. It could of changed the outcome. Just like an airhorn will cause trouble.
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Racer Band >>> J'state Band.
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Racer Girls >>> ((still not sure the PC thing to call the jsu dance team, without being THAT PC about it!)
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We stood by the bus as the team walked out of The Pete to take the ride back to MKY, just wanted to let them know they had support, and maybe give them a little cheer after tonight. You could see the hurt in their eyes. You could tell this stung, but Sip had a smile and said "We be Alright" thanked us for coming and told me not to run outta gas in my truck.
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Peace out and GO RACERS

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