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Offline switchfoot

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2011, 08:57:38 am »
  My years of apathy over a struggling basketball program are starting to be replaced by a renewed sense of pride and enthusiasm.  It's a good time to be a 49er!

Exacty.  I wore my Charlotte shirt around town yesterday and got several stares and "good lucks". That's never happened before.  Made me feel proud to be a Niner.   Still sucks we lost and sucks even more who we lost to, but screw it, I'm still proud of the team and our school.

It's a loss that hurts but it's one of the few losses where I truly felt we left it all out on the field. A couple of calls go our way maybe we're having a different discussion. That's the nature of sports though. Still lots to be proud of. Kudos to everyone who made the trip, sounded AWESOME on the tube.

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2011, 09:22:12 am »
Really proud of our team and tremendous fan support  ;D  Yesterday was certainly a great day to be a Niner despite the loss.  Wished I could have been in Alabama but it was amazing to hear the Tarheels celebration being drowned out by chants for the 49ers.

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« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2011, 09:23:50 am »
Really proud of our team and tremendous fan support  ;D Yesterday was certainly a great day to be a Niner despite the loss.  Wished I could have been in Alabama but it was amazing to hear the Tarheels celebration being drowned out by chants for the 49ers.

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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2011, 09:24:36 am »
This type of game is one of the reasons soccer is equally frustrating and fantastic at the same time.  The better team can dominate the game for 90% of the time, but an individual piece of brillance can make it all for naught.  That was a fantastic goal. 
 
What a great showing by the niners.  They were without a doubt the better team out there yesterday.  They left it all on the field and caught a few bad breaks ( I thought two pks could have been awarded imo).  What a great weekend to be a niner!
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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2011, 09:27:18 am »
Our fans drowning out their celebration was absolutely awesome. I think there's an 80's sports movie in there somewhere.
 
BTW -
 http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/12/charlotte_leaves_college_cup_a.html   If that's already been posted, I apologize, but it's good enough for a 2nd mention.
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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2011, 10:48:11 am »
Where can I get a replica soccer jersey? Do they sell 'em now, or are they making them (if not they should be)?

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2011, 11:22:01 am »
Finally able to gather a few thoughts after yesterday.  Haven't read any of this thread.
 
I can't decide whether I'm more proud of our soccer team or our fans yesterday.  I drove down for the game and simply put, IT WAS THE GREATEST ATMOSPHERE FOR A NINER EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE.  Our fans brought it yesterday.  Our fans showed how much we yearn for a winner.  We dominated the parking lot tailgating, we dominated the stands with chants and cheers. 
 
And our boys dominated on the field.  They left everything they had out there.  Our soccer team proved what I've been saying for years, WINNING WILL LIGHT A FIRE UNDER THE NINER NATION FANBASE.  Never a soccer fan, but I am now.
 
Whatever it takes is what we need to give Jeremy Gunn!  Whatever it takes!  We can not afford to let him get away.  Pay that man whatever he wants!  Give him a new car!  Give him a plane!  Give him a home in Bermuda!  Give him 20 wives!  Whatever he wants, we need to give him!

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2011, 12:03:57 pm »
N1NER, I say NO to your 20 WIVES suggestion.  He will be so stressed out he won't be able to coach soccer.

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« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2011, 12:53:46 pm »
Finally able to gather a few thoughts after yesterday.  Haven't read any of this thread.
 
I can't decide whether I'm more proud of our soccer team or our fans yesterday.  I drove down for the game and simply put, IT WAS THE GREATEST ATMOSPHERE FOR A NINER EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE.  Our fans brought it yesterday.  Our fans showed how much we yearn for a winner.  We dominated the parking lot tailgating, we dominated the stands with chants and cheers. 
 
And our boys dominated on the field.  They left everything they had out there.  Our soccer team proved what I've been saying for years, WINNING WILL LIGHT A FIRE UNDER THE NINER NATION FANBASE.  Never a soccer fan, but I am now.
 
Whatever it takes is what we need to give Jeremy Gunn!  Whatever it takes!  We can not afford to let him get away.  Pay that man whatever he wants!  Give him a new car!  Give him a plane!  Give him a home in Bermuda!  Give him 20 wives!  Whatever he wants, we need to give him!

I agree. Imagine the possibilities for matches where students can just walk or drive to the game rather than loading onto buses...

...and where students, alumni, and the community alike know all of the songs and cheers and can stay on the same page.

Ideas are swimming in my head. I'm working on them. For now... go Hoops!
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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2011, 01:09:00 pm »
I never thought in a million years I'd be excited about soccer.  Now here I sit excited as hell for next season to start!  GO NINERS!!
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« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2011, 01:25:11 pm »
The culture at Charlotte is changing.  You can see it.  Our teams believe they should win games.  We're travelling for men's soccer.  We played for our first ever national championship this year.  We were the better team in the title game and we lost, but we were the better team.

And for the first time in his 39 years alive, jcl49er watched 2 complete soccer games.  I watched more soccer in 2 games this weekend than I have cumulatively my entire life, including highlights and the Olympics.  If I didn't have to be at work today, I would have even considered riding down to Bama with a friend yesterday who made the trip on a last minute impulse.

Our entire program deserves more credit than it gets when you look at what all we're accomplishing with soccer, golf, baseball, track/field, etc.  Those may not be "money" sports like football and basketball are but we are really starting to develop our entire athletics program into national prominence.

I know there are some Judy haters here and I've been very critical at times but IMO, she has done a great job.  Football is on the horizon, our basketball team appears to be getting back on track and the rest I mentioned above.  My years of apathy over a struggling basketball program are starting to be replaced by a renewed sense of pride and enthusiasm.  It's a good time to be a 49er!

And yes, we got screwed on that no-call foul, completely dominated the entire game and lost to a team we were clearly superior to yesterday but I'm still thrilled to have made it that far and we showed everyone that we can play with the soccer elites.

THIS!!  First 2 complete soccer games I have watched as well, and I was screaming and yelling at my TV as if I were in Halton watching us vs. Cincy back in the day.  You are so right about Judy...the facts are speaking for themselves.  We own the A10 in baseball and golf and we're great in track/field.  The only missing piece is basketball, but I don't believe it will be that much longer before we're seeing posteason play there as well.

The biggest thing I took from yesterday is that our team, and especially our FANS!!, showed the nation and Carolina that not only did we belong and deserve to be in that final game, but that in fact we were the BETTER team on that field yesterday.  Even the announcers on TV had to admit as much until that amazing goal that did us in.

I have always been proud to be a 49er, but this is the proudest I have ever been.  I know that won't last for long though, because there will be future achievements that will make me even prouder than I am today!!!
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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2011, 01:45:56 pm »
I read in the Observer article that there is no waiting period for transfers in soccer. I wonder if what we showed yesterday with our team and with our fan support will pay dividends immediately. I hope that players across the region saw that game and thought " I wanna go play for Charlotte".

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2011, 03:58:27 pm »
I love that the disturber finally claims us.
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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2011, 04:07:26 pm »
I love that the disturber finally claims us.

Easy there,  I wouldn't go anywhere near claiming that.
 
 

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2011, 04:54:17 pm »
The article and headline I saw in the Disturber showed a Charlotte slant.  It didn't say the Heels won...it said the Niners fell short.  Basically taking the position of the Niners.

First time I have ever seen that....ever.....from the Disturber.  Especially when the other team is the beloved Heels.

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #40 on: December 12, 2011, 05:34:35 pm »
Where can I get a replica soccer jersey? Do they sell 'em now, or are they making them (if not they should be)?

Premier Soccer on Community House in Ballantyne. I just got off the phone with a really nice and helpful guy down there. They are actually the ones who had the jerseys made for our actual team this year. I was calling about scarves but had a long conversation with the guy about our fan support and the game.
 
Anyhow, give them a call. I think he said they sold their remaining inventory in Hoover, but have a new shipment coming in... $60 or $65 personalized.

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2011, 06:59:38 pm »
The uniforms are one of my favorite things about this team. Not only are they AWESOME, but they are from a small local business, not some huge corporation that gave us a huge contract.  It speaks to the fact that this truly was a community effort.
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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2011, 07:57:33 pm »
I read in the Observer article that there is no waiting period for transfers in soccer. I wonder if what we showed yesterday with our team and with our fan support will pay dividends immediately. I hope that players across the region saw that game and thought " I wanna go play for Charlotte".

It had not entered my mind, but that is a GREAT observation.

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2011, 08:01:32 pm »
Two of UNC's starters transferred from Akron and this was their first season for the tarheels. Considering one of the transfers scored the goal for them I think we were the better team overall and wanted to win much more than them.

The penalty kick was completely obvious, I watched it over and over on my DVR and had other people look at it. It happens all the time in soccer but when it happens twice something is terribly wrong.

Chapel hills fans on my facebook said they didnt come to the game because they had "hard exams" to study for and value their education more. I say go f%#@ yourselves chapel hill fans because you didnt start cheering for them until they scored a goal in the 65th minute. Chapel hills walmart fans across the nation didnt even know they were playing, and they should be ashamed.

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« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2011, 08:10:59 pm »

The penalty kick was completely obvious, I watched it over and over on my DVR and had other people look at it. It happens all the time in soccer but when it happens twice something is terribly wrong.

49ers fans won the nation's heart.

All over the country, EVERYONE who is NOT a homer for the Holes is saying the Niners got rooked on the Smith foul in the box.
 

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2011, 08:26:44 pm »
The culture at Charlotte is changing.  You can see it.  Our teams believe they should win games.  We're travelling for men's soccer.  We played for our first ever national championship this year.  We were the better team in the title game and we lost, but we were the better team.



"I know there are some Judy haters here and I've been very critical at times but IMO, she has done a great job.  Football is on the horizon, our basketball team appears to be getting back on track and the rest I mentioned above.  My years of apathy over a struggling basketball program are starting to be replaced by a renewed sense of pride and enthusiasm.  It's a good time to be a 49er!"


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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2011, 10:01:15 pm »
The culture at Charlotte is changing.  You can see it.  Our teams believe they should win games.  We're travelling for men's soccer.  We played for our first ever national championship this year.  We were the better team in the title game and we lost, but we were the better team.

Agreed.
 
More and more pride can be seen on campus every day.  Look at the basketball turnout over the last several years and we have been awful to watch.
 
Baseball, Golf, Softball and Soccer are consistently competitive now.  Basketball may be turning a corner.  Football is coming (the way our students travel for Soccer....Football support may be better than I expected).
 
There is so much more to be excited for now year round....instead of simply waiting for Basketball season every year like a Niner fan had to do in the '90's.
 
I love how the students make a point to admonish people wearing other school's gear until they "take it off" or replace it with Charlotte gear. (I wish we could do this more....even with an organized effort from the Ath Dept during a time out.  Pointing out such a person and offering a free Charlotte shirt to "convert" them)
 
The students that care are making others care.  It's awesome!!
 
Niner Fever is spreading throughout the city....hell, we're even getting thru to the Disturber!!!!
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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2011, 10:24:44 pm »
What an amazing weekend for our soccer team. I have never been a huge soccer fan, but something about friday at kickoff I was glued to all things soccer. I made a Twitter acct just to follow the 49ers. Watching the game friday brought me more excitement as a Niner fan than I can remember. I am so proud of Mens soccer, NinerNation, the FANS!!!, the players, and the coaches. It's been a good ride.

I am proud to report some Niners representing in Los Angeles. I was watching the game at a random soccer bar and another Niner alumn was there with his girlfriend. A bunch of people at my work were talking to me about the game...

A lot of buzz... I love hearing buzz about our school. This was a big weekend. The biggest since I've been an alumn..and we definitely deserved every bit of it.

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2011, 02:31:44 am »
where can we get a recording of the game on espnu? I've been trying to look for a torrent but cant find one...

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Re: So Proud!!!!
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2011, 07:18:49 am »
You can replay it on ESPN3
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