Hey guys, for a break from the FREEP "balanced" "reporting", expansion talks, and the DD loss, I thought that I would change gears and see what peoples favorite memories from Yost are. This was inspired by the excellent piece in the Michigan Daily. Mine;
One of my favorite impromtu cheers at Yost was against Northern Michigan around 2000. One of the Northern players had the unfortunate last name of Cockburn, and naturally, every time he was on the ice, his name was chanted. (Note: This was still when the student section surrounded the opposing parents). Finally one of the mothers had enough, and began screaming at the student section to shut up. Amazingly, the student section did stop chanting, although for only a moment. After a few seconds of quiet, the student section, without any planning, began chanting "Mrs. Cockburn" as a response. One of the funniest moments I can remember. Keep it up Yost, I love the creativity and quick thinking, and the custimization for a team and situation. It was never the vulgarity that really got me going, it was always the quick wit and quick thinking of the crowd that makes it special. Keep the tradition up, and go blue!