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Ralph Baer
10-16-2012, 04:11 PM
Watching the flag runner (assuming that is the correct terminology) over the weekend, I was wondering, does anyone recall when someone started running around the rink after goals were scored? It certainly wasn't done when I was at RPI.

FlagDUDE08
10-16-2012, 04:47 PM
FDude is half correct. There is a travel party limit of 23 players, however, this applies to just ECAC league games. I do not believe there is a travel party limit for players in non-league games.

That's exactly what I thought, no halfsies about it whatsoever. Unless, of course, it was misconstrued that I was including non-conference. I do know with pep bands, though, a minimum of 25 tickets must be reserved (and usually that's all they want to give out).

FlagDUDE08
10-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Watching the flag runner (assuming that is the correct terminology) over the weekend, I was wondering, does anyone recall when someone started running around the rink after goals were scored? It certainly wasn't done when I was at RPI.

Good enough terminology. Also, for those who were wondering, I did NOT do that while at RPI.

lugnut92
10-16-2012, 04:54 PM
Watching the flag runner (assuming that is the correct terminology) over the weekend, I was wondering, does anyone recall when someone started running around the rink after goals were scored? It certainly wasn't done when I was at RPI.

According to the Pep Band wiki, the small flag has been around since at least 2003. I assume it was around much earlier though.

Red Cloud
10-16-2012, 05:31 PM
According to the Pep Band wiki, the small flag has been around since at least 2003. I assume it was around much earlier though.

I can recall it as early as 1999, probably it comes from even earlier.

FlagDUDE08
10-16-2012, 05:36 PM
I can recall it as early as 1999, probably it comes from even earlier.

I remember hearing from another band member that there was an official "keeper of the flag" for both the large and small flag. Once one person was bestowed both of them around 2005 or so, that tradition stopped, and now someone is nominated to use each flag as appropriate.

DrDemento
10-16-2012, 05:47 PM
I can recall it as early as 1999, probably it comes from even earlier.

Not sure how long we have had this happen at RPI-but I can attest to the fact that our dear friends up in Potsdorf had been doing this for a very long time. I remember Jenny tripping their Flag Runner up at Lake Placid during the ECAC tournament either March 1993 or March 1994.

fishcore12
10-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Not sure how long we have had this happen at RPI-but I can attest to the fact that our dear friends up in Potsdorf had been doing this for a very long time. I remember Jenny tripping their Flag Runner up at Lake Placid during the ECAC tournament either March 1993 or March 1994.

I remember quite a few years back when section 1 was still there, I think it was Union fans tripped the flag guy at the time. Lucky for those guys campus police got to them first.

Ralph Baer
10-17-2012, 07:36 AM
According to the Pep Band wiki, the small flag has been around since at least 2003. I assume it was around much earlier though.

I now know more about the Pep Band than I have a need to know. :p

Ralph Baer
10-17-2012, 08:47 AM
USCHO article about RPI http://www.uscho.com/2012/10/17/results-are-positive-but-style-of-play-is-what-really-pleases-rensselaer/.

hrbrendan
10-17-2012, 12:09 PM
Watching the flag runner (assuming that is the correct terminology) over the weekend, I was wondering, does anyone recall when someone started running around the rink after goals were scored? It certainly wasn't done when I was at RPI.

It has been going on at least since the early to mid 90's. I specifically remember a game where a Clarkson fan snatched it and ran away with it towards the end of the loop (back when the band was on the bandstand and you could actually hear them). I was in section 10 at the time, and that's the time frame during which I had tickets in that section.

-Brendan

FlagDUDE08
10-17-2012, 12:17 PM
I remember hearing about one game, I think we were playing SLU, when we had run the flag around the arena, and then when SLU scored, some drunk fan took off his sweatshirt and started running around the area of Section 1. I seem to remember hearing he tripped.

Ralph Baer
10-17-2012, 04:22 PM
It has been going on at least since the early to mid 90's. I specifically remember a game where a Clarkson fan snatched it and ran away with it towards the end of the loop (back when the band was on the bandstand and you could actually hear them). I was in section 10 at the time, and that's the time frame during which I had tickets in that section.

-Brendan

BTW, I had no trouble hearing the band over the weekend from Section 8 on the Troy side. It did seem weird that the band was not on the stage, but it was a nice touch that they moved to center ice when they played the Alma Mater. I would not like to be sitting near the band however.

As probably is the case with most alums, I tend to side with doing things like they used to be done, but i think some things like having a flag runner are good changes. (I wonder how it would have been in 84-85 when we averaged over 6 goals per game as opposed to 2 last season.)

FlagDUDE08
10-17-2012, 04:33 PM
BTW, I had no trouble hearing the band over the weekend from Section 8 on the Troy side. It did seem weird that the band was not on the stage, but it was a nice touch that they moved to center ice when they played the Alma Mater. I would not like to be sitting near the band however.

As probably is the case with most alums, I tend to side with doing things like they used to be done, but i think some things like having a flag runner are good changes. (I wonder how it would have been in 84-85 when we averaged over 6 goals per game as opposed to 2 last season.)

They started going in between 15 and 33 for the Alma Mater in 2005-06, unless the group is too large and would warrant a fire hazard, such as during Freakout. At least they never did in 04-05. I happen to go up to the area out of superstition. I did it once in a while to say hi to a buddy in the band and subsequently got stuck, but we were winning those games. There was a game (or two) where I didn't go up there and we lost, so on subsequent games a few in 33 said to me, "Get your *** up there!" Granted, after I joined the band, we started going on a huge losing streak, so they wanted to tell me "Get your *** down from there!" :eek::p

RKarger
10-17-2012, 05:12 PM
BTW, I had no trouble hearing the band over the weekend from Section 8 on the Troy side. It did seem weird that the band was not on the stage, but it was a nice touch that they moved to center ice when they played the Alma Mater. I would not like to be sitting near the band however.

As probably is the case with most alums, I tend to side with doing things like they used to be done, but i think some things like having a flag runner are good changes. (I wonder how it would have been in 84-85 when we averaged over 6 goals per game as opposed to 2 last season.)

The problem of an exhausted flag runner from six goals a game is definitely one I want the band to have to deal with. Someone tell the team. :D

AspyDad
10-18-2012, 07:21 AM
Story about JL and Neal in the Ragord. Expect big things from both this year.
http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2012/10/18/sports/doc507f7cd643f1e523093927.txt?viewmode=fullstory

hrbrendan
10-18-2012, 11:37 AM
BTW, I had no trouble hearing the band over the weekend from Section 8 on the Troy side. It did seem weird that the band was not on the stage, but it was a nice touch that they moved to center ice when they played the Alma Mater. I would not like to be sitting near the band however.

As probably is the case with most alums, I tend to side with doing things like they used to be done, but i think some things like having a flag runner are good changes. (I wonder how it would have been in 84-85 when we averaged over 6 goals per game as opposed to 2 last season.)

Eh, I dunno. Maybe I just have a misconception about what it's supposed to sound like. I'd imagine the acoustics are much better in Section 8 than in Section 16 however. Where I am its basically a bass drum, a crash cymbal, and some trumpets. This video was taken during the quietest part of a game, the break between periods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ6AOQU8n6A&feature=plcp

hrbrendan
10-18-2012, 11:42 AM
Story about JL and Neal in the Ragord. Expect big things from both this year.
http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2012/10/18/sports/doc507f7cd643f1e523093927.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Really hoping they can keep the scoring momentum going this weekend. A win is a win, so that's obviously the most important, but developing some scoring flow and confidence by hanging a couple crooked digits in Minnesota would be a great thing.

turk181
10-18-2012, 11:42 AM
Eh, I dunno. Maybe I just have a misconception about what it's supposed to sound like. I'd imagine the acoustics are much better in Section 8 than in Section 16 however. Where I am its basically a bass drum, a crash cymbal, and some trumpets. This video was taken during the quietest part of a game, the break between periods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ6AOQU8n6A&feature=plcpyou don't get much of a view from between the curtains :D

DrDemento
10-18-2012, 12:07 PM
Really hoping they can keep the scoring momentum going this weekend. A win is a win, so that's obviously the most important, but developing some scoring flow and confidence by hanging a couple crooked digits in Minnesota would be a great thing.

True but probably more important is learning to play well on the road-and this is a long road distance trip. Road games are very different for lot of reasons and never to be overlooked is that the road team does not get to make the last change in matching up.