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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:51 pm

I went to check out the Nebraska soccer field this afternoon, to be sure I knew how to get there.  It was a good thing.  There are two campuses in Lincoln, the East Campus and the City Campus.  I first went to the East Campus.  The field is at the City Campus.  It's right next to Memorial Coliseum where they play that game with the funny shaped ball.

It's going to be very interesting to see what they do to accommodate fans.

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See those people on the right in lawn chairs and standing? There's a reason they're there. See the very wide track they're sitting on? The bleachers are to the right of the track -- about 20 or 30 yards from the field.

Maybe they'll bring in portable bleachers, but as of 4:00 pm Lincoln time this afternoon, there was nothing like that in sight.

Since they moved to this site in 2005, I wondered why their website tells about plans for a brand new soccer and tennis facility elsewhere. Now I get it.
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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:59 pm

Here's the google view

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Did you bring binoculars?
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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:48 pm

Hey all, it's snowing and blowing, though not accumulating. But, not to worry, its 22 degrees.

Great overhead, Geez, that's exactly what it looks like. Good grief!

Practice today was indoors for the Pilots ... they consider themselves lucky, that being the case. I think it was here:

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Post by purplehaze on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:21 pm

I am so excited you got to go to Nebraska. Cheer loudly for all of us back home.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:33 pm

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Post by up7587 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:52 pm

It's like when my kids played rec soccer; bring your own chair!
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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:59 am

up7587 wrote:It's like when my kids played rec soccer; bring your own chair!
You got it. I'm not alone here, there are other oldies. We'll yell all we can.

Skies are pretty clear this morning, and the wind has died down so that's good. It's in the low 20s now, which is not good, but my app says it should get up to 27 degrees by game time. But, it's all relative -- it looks a lot better than it did yesterday.

GO PILOTS!
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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:57 am

The good news is the video feed is free.

The bad news is it looks cold as hell and the field is a mess.


The flag is flapping like crazy, so if that's died-down wind, I wouldn't have wanted to be there yesterday.
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Post by purple haze on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:00 am

Game time! Go, Pilots! Live online video will test my multitasking skills while I'm at work. Looks like frozen tundra in Nebraska.
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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:06 am

Lincoln today:
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Portland today:
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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:08 am

I doubt the Villans will be shirtless today:
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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:12 am

Singing "winter Wonderland"
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Post by VillaGorilla on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

Capelle!
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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

cheers cheers PILOTS GOAL!
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Post by pdxjoe on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

Goal by mic
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Post by purple haze on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:19 am

Villa chants are coming through loud and clear.
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Post by wrv on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:25 am

The game commentary leaves something to be desired, but I agree the cheers are loud and clear.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:28 am

The pilots are passing really well considering conditions.
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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:30 am

PILOTS GOAL! PILOTS GOAL! 

Danica!
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Post by purple haze on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:31 am

2-0 Pilots, not that I saw either goal. Pilots are dominating with possession and passing. Defense is solid.
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Post by pilothouse on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:38 am

Is everybody's feed in stop action?

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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:42 am

pilothouse wrote:Is everybody's feed in stop action?  
Mine is fine. I have a pretty fast connection.
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Post by VillaGorilla on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:44 am

wrv wrote:The game commentary leaves something to be desired, but I agree the cheers are loud and clear.
This is actually one of my better experiences with online commentary for away matches Wink
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Post by VillaGorilla on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:45 am

Geezaldinho wrote:
pilothouse wrote:Is everybody's feed in stop action?  
Mine is fine. I have a pretty fast connection.
I have a little bit of herky-jerky motion, but it's watchable for the most part. No aneurisms yet.
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Post by dwm on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:48 am

Is that a big frozen pond over on the far side?

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