I've only missed one game in the Yulman era (anyone that schedules a Saturday wedding during college footballl season should be ashamed) and I cannot remember a single one where so many folks were wearing the visiting team's colors. From the Westfeldt Terrace, the entire opposite side appeared as a sea of red. Beginning at the southwest corner, continuing through the west side and including the entirety of the northern end zone was a mass of red shirts.
This year I abandoned my season tickets in sec 121 and relocated to Westfeldt because it does not feel like a home game atmosphere when you are surrounded by the visiting team's fans. If I'm to be harassed, I want it to be by the home crowd at a hostile away game and not in my own house. To my suprise and disappointment, I would estimate that as many as 5-10% of the crowd in Westfeldt WERE WEARING RED! One might claim that the median age of ticket-holding Tulane fans in Westfeldt is somewhat advanced. Since old people don't tend to make a lot of crowd noise anyway, when Tulane was running 3rd down conversion attempts, I was dismayed at how loud the Nicholls folks were in our own terrace section. In summary, there is little home team advantage for the Green Guys.
Here's an odd story from halftime: I don't know this to be true, but I assume that the red-clad band members occuping the visitor's section in the northwest corner was indeed the Nicholls band. At halftime, our band took the field first while the Nicholls(?) group assembled on the west sidelines, presumably to prepare to take the field after our band finished their performance. Instead, while our band members were still in formation, the Nicholls band proceeded onto the field, merged with our band members in an alternating green-then-red assembly. The combined group proceeded to perform two numbers (not unimpressively), and the second being the Tulane fight song! I can't fathom what the Nicholls fans must have thought of this. Imagine the Tulane band merging with LSU and playing their fight song in Tiger stadium.
It was a good game and not at all as one-sided as the final score would lead you to believe. On to UAB.
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