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    Default Down by Only 4 with 5 Minutes to Play, and Cajun Field Starts Emptying

    Look, I know this board has seen more than enough of the "fan leaving early" threads. But what I saw last night was embarrassing.

    You had people giving up and leaving, in droves, when we were down by only 4. And of course, when ULM scored to go up by 11, people couldn't make it to the gate fast enough.

    Those people missed definitely the greatest finish at Cajun Field that I have every seen in my 30 year lifetime. I was there for Texas A&M upset, but that game did not have the near miracle turn-around that we witnessed in the last 3 minutes last night.

    I do want to say this, and maybe I need to put it in a letter to the Daily Advertiser because I'm pretty much preaching to the choir here: Lafayette, you say you want a winner, you have one now! Treat these guys with the same respect as you would treat a winner, which means, DO NOT empty out of your seats and head to your vehicle during a 4 point game when our guys need you the most!

    Again, I was embarrassed and felt sorry for our players and coaches that so many fans gave up on them so easily. Did I think we were going to pull that off? No. I was already planning for a loss in my head. But my daughters and I stayed, hoping for any chance...TD, onside, TD...and we got exactly that!

    What a finish!


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    A loss to those who left...a miraculous series of events that will forever be remembered as a turning point in the history of Cajun football to those who stayed. Let's move on...Arkansas State for the Belt.


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    Default Re: Down by Only 4 with 5 Minutes to Play, and Cajun Field Starts Emptying

    You were rewarded.


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    Default Re: Down by Only 4 with 5 Minutes to Play, and Cajun Field Starts Emptying

    I couldn't agree more!


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    I was thinking the same thing runner.........For those that left, you got exactly what you deserved. It was a heck of a last few minutes!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    You were rewarded.
    Good things come to those who wait?

    Not sure if I could take much more of the waiting like that. I'll soon be as bald as BOP!

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    Yes a lot of people left when Mason threw the pick and ULM scored the TD, but a lot of people stayed also. It's not like the stands were empty when the Cajuns made the comeback. I stayed, I always do. But the way the Cajuns played the first 25 minutes of the second half I understand why people were a little disappointed. I don't think we need to complain or call out those who left early, I Think they all realized their mistake when they heard what happened. I doubt that those who left will ever leave a game until the clock reads 00:00. The only people who felt worse than those who left are the ULM players coaches and fans. To lose in OT last week and then lose like this this week must be a bad feeling. I bet they wish they all could have left with 3 minutes left on the Clock. JMO


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    Quote Originally Posted by alum81 View Post
    Yes a lot of people left when Mason threw the pick and ULM scored the TD, but a lot of people stayed also. It's not like the stands were empty when the Cajuns made the comeback. I stayed, I always do. But the way the Cajuns played the first 25 minutes of the second half I understand why people were a little disappointed. I don't think we need to complain or call out those who left early, I Think they all realized their mistake when they heard what happened. I doubt that those who left will ever leave a game until the clock reads 00:00. The only people who felt worse than those who left are the ULM players coaches and fans. To lose in OT last week and then loose like this this week must be a bad feeling. I bet they wish they all could have left with 3 minutes left on the Clock. JMO
    Lose has only 1 o.

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    Default Re: Down by Only 4 with 5 Minutes to Play, and Cajun Field Starts Emptying

    My wife and I went down to the rail to thank the players as they went around the field. More than one of them said..."Thanks for staying."


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRed View Post
    My wife and I went down to the rail to thank the players as they went around the field. More than one of them said..."Thanks for staying."
    I was down by the rail as well. The players recognize that fans get there late and that they leave early. You might not think that they pay attention but they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alum81 View Post
    Yes a lot of people left when Mason threw the pick and ULM scored the TD, but a lot of people stayed also. It's not like the stands were empty when the Cajuns made the comeback. I stayed, I always do. But the way the Cajuns played the first 25 minutes of the second half I understand why people were a little disappointed. I don't think we need to complain or call out those who left early, I Think they all realized their mistake when they heard what happened. I doubt that those who left will ever leave a game until the clock reads 00:00. The only people who felt worse than those who left are the ULM players coaches and fans. To lose in OT last week and then lose like this this week must be a bad feeling. I bet they wish they all could have left with 3 minutes left on the Clock. JMO
    You are either a fan are you're not. Stay till the end. Just out of respect for what these kids have accomplished over the last few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21 View Post
    You are either a fan are you're not. Stay till the end. Just out of respect for what these kids have accomplished over the last few months.

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    Agreed.

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    Coach Hud asked for four quarters... I think thats easy as a fan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeebart21 View Post
    You are either a fan are you're not. Stay till the end. Just out of respect for what these kids have accomplished over the last few months.

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    I stayed while the rest of my crew left. Then today, I showed them the last 5 minutes they missed. They were very impressed. They are into LSUAM right now since they have a student enrolled there. I am working on as many UL Alumni as I can to make them believers, so they will get the word out and the support will roll into the University.

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    Wish I could have been there. I was close. Domestic obligations in BR. Watched on CST and had some non-fans glued to the TV at the end. Exciting stuff.


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    Default Re: Down by Only 4 with 5 Minutes to Play, and Cajun Field Starts Emptying

    How do I rank?

    I was only at The Swamp for the last 3 and a 1/2 minutes, and only saw what I did through the north endzone fence.

    Trying to get to Cajun Field after work (at that time) felt like a Salmon swimming up stream


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    My major gripe is the home side. You end the first half with an amazing 24 points and return to the field with silence and butts glued to the seats. Only getting up to cheer when it was third down. They don't realize how much of a factor crowd noise is to opponents offense. They'd be yelling for ULM's 3rd and 9 as opposed to a 3rd and 2. Our offense could have possibly scored in the third and earlier in the 4th.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRed View Post
    My wife and I went down to the rail to thank the players as they went around the field. More than one of them said..."Thanks for staying."
    Pity the fool that had a ticket to that game & didn't stay until the very end. They are the real losers in this senario & most likely losers in life as well. They are just to smart to believe long enough to watch their ship sail in. Anyone who has watched this team this year & didn't realize there was still a very legitimate chance, just doesn't understand about life as a winner or what it's like to be assiciated with winners. I am glad I came this year & I am glad I stayed. God bless the the Ragin Cajuns & Coach Mark Hudpseth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redgineer View Post
    I stayed while the rest of my crew left. Then today, I showed them the last 5 minutes they missed. They were very impressed. They are into LSUAM right now since they have a student enrolled there. I am working on as many UL Alumni as I can to make them believers, so they will get the word out and the support will roll into the University.
    Keep pimping it, brother. They will eventually come to their senses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandwagon King View Post
    Pity the fool that had a ticket to that game & didn't stay until the very end. They are the real losers in this senario & most likely losers in life as well. They are just to smart to believe long enough to watch their ship sail in. Anyone who has watched this team this year & didn't realize there was still a very legitimate chance, just doesn't understand about life as a winner or what it's like to be assiciated with winners. I am glad I came this year & I am glad I stayed. God bless the the Ragin Cajuns & Coach Mark Hudpseth.
    I think you need another shot of Patron, buddy!!!

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