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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;3206437;
    Sneak up and yell "Boo!"? It's a little sad that the Spartans don't have a more effective weapon
    But it just might work on your little Beanie Baby.
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    I'm off to Beaver Stadium for the big PSU-Illinois game tonight. It's a night game with a full stadium White Out. There's nothing like it. Good luck to your favorite teams today everyone!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyPSU;3206508;
    It's a night game with a full stadium White Out.
    :nono You can't call it a white out as that's a trademark owned by the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL.
    Who Owns the "White Out"? - NCAA Football FanHouse
    Following in the footsteps of the pathetic legal battle between Texas A&M and the Seattle Seahawks over the use of the term, "12th Man", it looks as if the Phoenix Coyotes and Penn State University are going to be headed to court over the use of "White Out".

    God save us all from lawyers with nothing better to do. From the Daily Collegian:

    This football season, a trademark held by the national hockey team the Phoenix Coyotes nearly blacklisted Penn State's use of the term "White Out."

    Lucky for Lions fans, Penn State found some gray area.

    "We have applied to protect the phrase 'Penn State White Out' in connection with the promotion of fan participation and involvement in collegiate athletic events," said Greg Myford, associate athletic director of marketing. "Penn State intends to register the phrase for protection on a national level."

    But "White Out" is not originally a Nittany namesake.

    In fact, Steve Weinreich, vice president of general counsel for the Phoenix Coyotes, said that any variation on the term for marketing purposes is "in violation of the law," restricting certain posters, advertisements and garments around campus.

    For those of you unfamiliar with the origin of the term, the "Winnipeg White Out" came into being during the 1987 NHL Playoffs when the Winnipeg Jets -- the team now known as the Phoenix Coyotes -- faced the Calgary Flames. Wanting to come up with their own answer to the "sea of red" worn by Calgary fans at their home playoff games, the Jets responded by asking their fans to wear white to their home playoff games.

    Subsequently, the Jets eliminated Calgary in five games that year, and a new tradition was born -- albeit one that is only observed sporadically as the Jets/Coyotes make playoff appearances about as often as a solar eclipse.Despite this, the folks in Happy Valley seem determined to circumvent Phoenix's claim, distributing flyers and other promotional materials urging folks to show up to the "White House" for Saturday's home game against Notre Dame.

    While I might love hockey and the folks in Winnipeg who started this tradition, I'm climbing on board with Penn State. As Associate Athletic Director Greg Myford told the student newspaper, the University's "students and fans have already taken ownership of the term." And at some level, it just feels offensive that somebody would try to make a legal stink out 100,000 or so college football fans just trying to have a little extra fun on a Saturday afternoon.

    Seeing the Coyotes possibly going to court to preserve their rights over the term "White Out" is just one last insult to the fans in Winnipeg who did nothing but cheer their hearts out for the Jets. So while the papers claiming legal ownership of the "White Out" might sit in a filing cabinet in Phoenix, the spirit that started it all still lives in Winnipeg.

    Something tells me that if you asked a Winnipeg Jets fan what they thought of Penn State piggy-backing on their tradition, they'd probably be flattered.

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    Well I don't know what happened yesterday. It wasn't a great game to watch. I think our offense failed to show up. They certainly didn't play like the offense has been playing.
    And they didn't capitalize on all the mistakes that Ole' Miss was making like they did with Tenn. last week.

    Ah well, I've been both a Gator and a Democrat for a LONG time, so I'm used to disappointment.
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    Unk, it's just formalities.


    2008 NCAA Football Rankings - Week 5 (Sept. 28)

    AP Top 25
    1. Oklahoma (43) 4-0 1,599
    2. Alabama (21) 5-0 1,565
    3. LSU 4-0 1,466
    4. Missouri (1) 4-0 1,453
    5. Texas 4-0 1,362
    6. Penn State 5-0 1,252
    7. Texas Tech 4-0 1,105
    8. Brigham Young 4-0 1,098
    9. USC 2-1 1,087
    10. South Florida 5-0 1,035
    11. Georgia 4-1 1,018
    12. Florida 3-1 914
    13. Auburn 4-1 860
    14. Ohio State 4-1 829
    15. Utah 5-0 713
    16. Kansas 3-1 650
    17. Boise State 3-0 549
    18. Wisconsin 3-1 520
    19. Vanderbilt 4-0 459
    20. Virginia Tech 4-1 290
    21. Oklahoma State 4-0 277
    22. Fresno State 3-1 232
    23. Oregon 4-1 199
    24. Connecticut 5-0 126
    25. Wake Forest 3-1 107
    Others Receiving Votes
    Maryland 46, Michigan State 42, Kentucky 40, Ball State 38, Northwestern 32, Tulsa 32, TCU 30, Illinois 24, North Carolina 21, Florida State 14, Mississippi 13, Georgia Tech 10, California 5, Nebraska 5, Oregon State 3, Boston College 3, Colorado 2.
    Dropped From Rankings
    Clemson 20, Illinois 22, East Carolina 23, TCU 24.


    USA Today Poll
    1. Oklahoma (57) 4-0 1,520
    2. LSU (1) 4-0 1,399
    3. Missouri 4-0 1,398
    4. Alabama (2) 5-0 1,350
    5. Texas (1) 4-0 1,310
    6. Penn State 5-0 1,146
    7. Brigham Young 4-0 1,054
    8. Texas Tech 4-0 1,047
    9. USC 2-1 990
    10. Georgia 4-1 888
    10. South Florida 5-0 888
    12. Ohio State 4-1 854
    13. Florida 3-1 832
    14. Auburn 4-1 776
    15. Utah 5-0 684
    16. Kansas 3-1 555
    17. Wisconsin 3-1 521
    18. Boise State 3-0 446
    19. Vanderbilt 4-0 351
    20. Oregon 4-1 286
    21. Fresno State 3-1 280
    22. Oklahoma State (229) 4-0 229
    23. Connecticut 5-0 180
    24. Virginia Tech 4-1 161
    25. Wake Forest 3-1 148
    Others Receiving Votes
    Northwestern 98, Michigan State 88, Kentucky 86, Ball State 43, Maryland 40, Tulsa 38, Florida State 31, TCU 25, California 20, Georgia Tech 18, Illinois 14, Nebraska 8, Oregon State 6, North Carolina 5, Clemson 5, Notre Dame 3, Cincinnati 2, Duke 1, OLE MISS 1.
    Dropped From Rankings
    Clemson 19, Illinois 21, TCU 23.


    ESPN - NCAA College Football Polls, College Football Rankings, NCAA Football Poll
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    Wow!! We won and we didn't fall!!!
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    Vanderbilt cracks the Top Twenty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott;3207013;
    Vanderbilt cracks the Top Twenty!
    Hey Unk, I was just at ESPN's College Gameday site, and it looks like Gameday is heading to the Auburn/Vandy game this weekend!
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    And it's at Vandy! Too cool.

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    Mom and I are trying to score some tickets to the Penn State/Ohio State game at the end of October. The ticket prices are crazy this year. We've gone to the game the last 2 times that it's been in the 'shoe, but this year we might not get to go because of the cost. We would like to have tickets in the PSU section of course, but the prices are crazy! We might be crazy to want to go this year though since it's a night game and I believe it's Ohio State's homecoming. People might throw things at us.

    In case I haven't used the word "crazy" enough in this post: crazy, crazy, crazy!
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