Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan Football

As I said in the last post, I traveled to Kalamazoo in order to watch the Eastern Michigan Eagles play the Western Michigan Broncos.  The Broncos were undefeated and I was hoping that the Eagles would knock them down from their pedestal.  As always, these are pictures other than the game except for my favorite from the game.  If you want to see my pictures of the game, go to Hustle Belt.
 Waldo Stadium was opened in 1939 and has been renovated a few times since then.  It's current rated capacity is 30,200 people.  It is actually a pretty nice stadium except for the fact it runs east-west instead of north-south.  That makes taking pictures difficult in the afternoon.
 The mascot for Western Michigan is the broncos.  This is the one that walks around the stadium.
 This is a real bronco and it's pretty cool but not as cool as an eagle.
 Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck leads his team out onto the field.  He is currently in his fourth year at Western Michigan and seems to have them on the right track.  Prior to Western, he was a position coach at a couple of teams.  He played college football as a wide receiver at Northern Illinois.  He is the youngest Division IA coach and the first born in the 1980's.
 I'll have to say that he is a pretty dynamic personality.
 This was my favorite picture of the game.  Brogan Roback running in for a touchdown.  Sadly Eastern would lose 45-31.
 I like to catch the band at halftime.  They played songs from David Bowie, someone else and Prince.  It was pretty cool.
 They also had people that survived the Uber shootings and the case where some jackass decided to run down some bicyclists.
 Another shot of the band.

 The flag girls.
 Yesterday was band day at Western, so they had a bunch of bands from local high schools.

 A few Eastern fans that made the trek on I-94.
 The Western cheerleaders rowing the boat.
 Another shot of Buster.
Coach Creighton arguing a call.

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