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Great, great thread. I actually went to UF for engineering school, but my heart, and booster money, belong to FSU ... for a reason.

This thread illustrates why.



Posted on 2/13 12:18 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by DukeNole06:
Yep, Bud Whitehead. My dad used to talk about him all the time. When I was really young I thought Bud was the one we were listening to on the radio.

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Duke, what a wonderful post. Your cousin was an assistant coach when my late husband came to FSU as a freshman in the fall of '67 out of Coral Gables HS.

I think he was probably teammates at San Diego with Dan Henning, and Coach Pete was such an admirer of the coach there at the time and his pro-style offense. I think your cousin and Dan coached together in the pros too.

We traveled as alums to Ohio State and Notre Dame in the fall of '81 to see the team win, and Kelly was the QB. The last time we went to the swamphole was in '83, with Kelly as the QB, and we both vowed to never set foot in that place again to see FSU play uf.

I can't believe I haven't seen this thread until just now! Very special.

Posted on 2/19 9:36 PM | IP: Logged

Great post. A very good freind of mine played at FSU with Lowery and Ponder--he has said more than once that David Ponder was the hardest worker on the team and a great man!!!



Posted on 2/22 5:03 AM | IP: Logged

Wonderful post and on going thread. So many have added more great stories and some of our former players have turned up, There was even one guy who went to FSU before me (in the 50's for him.)Man, that's old. So many wonderful memories showing up from this post. Thanks to everyone who has posted. Proud to be a Seminole- even back when the mascot was little "Sammy Seminole" with his pint sized tomahawk.



Posted on 2/25 12:25 PM | IP: Logged

What a great post and story! Thanks for sharing.



Posted on 3/2 4:07 PM | IP: Logged

WOW! Great post. You and your family are Seminoles! I understand your feelings and appreciate your story!



Posted on 3/7 8:22 PM | IP: Logged

My first game was the 1992 FSU/Florida game. We had seats right behind Mickey Andrews and the defense. That's where I saw my favorite FSU player to date....Marvin Jones. That's back when they wore the sun shades inside of the helmet(I realize some still do but you don't see then near as much). He just looked mean as heck. That transferred to the field because we stuffed Shane Matthews and Errict Rhett's all day. I don't believe Marvin Jones gets enough credit to this day.



Posted on 3/10 3:26 PM | IP: Logged

We are family because we share a common love, not just for our school or our colors or the coach, but for every athlete that's ever suited up in Garnet and Gold. They represent each of us, and we cheer them on with the nearly the same passion that is usually reserved for your children or wife/husband. We do this because of a deep connecting bond formed over many years. While the players change constantly and sometimes the coaches, what is constant is the fans in the stands or watching on TV all cheering together to help David Ponder make that tackle in '83 or Kelly Lowrey run in the fake kick for a TD. I wore a groove in the floor pacing nervously in '83, at the time those FSU games seemed like the most important thing in the universe and I lived and died with every snap of the football. So thanks to EVERY Seminole out there, all of you make me proud, and a special thanks to all the players for their devotion and grace and to the fathers who taught their kids that there's more to being Seminole than wearing the colors.

GO NOLES>



Posted on 4/23 9:55 AM | IP: Logged

Wow what an amazing thread, reading the stories, and having former players post in here has me a little overwhelmed with emotion. Cant wait till my kids are old enough to understand the greatness that is FSU.



Posted on 4/29 4:14 AM | IP: Logged

We took our girls Maddie, 11 and Taylor, 15 to the spring game this year. They both complained all the way how this year is a bummer since CP7 graduated. They watched the first quarter and kept looking for him. As soon as they spotted Christian in the endzone Maddie ran to the rail, screamed his name like a crazy fool, got his attention after some persistence and waved for him to come over. He politely gave the girls the signal to wait a minute, he finished his conversation and came over grinning from ear to ear, he was so sweet. He signed their T-shirts and giggled at their excitement. The girls walked out of there on cloud nine. Maddie posted on her Facebook that night how cool she is that her favorite football player of all time signed her shirt. Last night when she saw he got drafted she immediately posted on her Facebook "Got to love NFL draft, when the man who signed your shirt got picked in the first round of the draft to the Vikings. Man, I love Christian Ponder!" Taylor and Maddie want to start a Christian Ponder fan club



Posted on 4/29 10:45 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by tbar30:
We took our girls Maddie, 11 and Taylor, 15 to the spring game this year. They both complained all the way how this year is a bummer since CP7 graduated. They watched the first quarter and kept looking for him. As soon as they spotted Christian in the endzone Maddie ran to the rail, screamed his name like a crazy fool, got his attention after some persistence and waved for him to come over. He politely gave the girls the signal to wait a minute, he finished his conversation and came over grinning from ear to ear, he was so sweet. He signed their T-shirts and giggled at their excitement. The girls walked out of there on cloud nine. Maddie posted on her Facebook that night how cool she is that her favorite football player of all time signed her shirt. Last night when she saw he got drafted she immediately posted on her Facebook "Got to love NFL draft, when the man who signed your shirt got picked in the first round of the draft to the Vikings. Man, I love Christian Ponder!" Taylor and Maddie want to start a Christian Ponder fan club


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Posted on 5/5 4:13 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by tbar30:
We took our girls Maddie, 11 and Taylor, 15 to the spring game this year. They both complained all the way how this year is a bummer since CP7 graduated. They watched the first quarter and kept looking for him. As soon as they spotted Christian in the endzone Maddie ran to the rail, screamed his name like a crazy fool, got his attention after some persistence and waved for him to come over. He politely gave the girls the signal to wait a minute, he finished his conversation and came over grinning from ear to ear, he was so sweet. He signed their T-shirts and giggled at their excitement. The girls walked out of there on cloud nine. Maddie posted on her Facebook that night how cool she is that her favorite football player of all time signed her shirt. Last night when she saw he got drafted she immediately posted on her Facebook "Got to love NFL draft, when the man who signed your shirt got picked in the first round of the draft to the Vikings. Man, I love Christian Ponder!" Taylor and Maddie want to start a Christian Ponder fan club
The kid has worked so hard for his chance at the NFL. Taylor and Maddie have picked the ultimate player to pull for.....He is the picture of class and character...Thanks for sharing!!

Posted on 5/8 10:09 AM | IP: Logged

What an awesome post!! When my daughter(Juliana) was 1 month old she overheard my bottle opener and the warchant for the first time. When the chant started my sister, wife, and I all started doing the chop. Now she is almost 6 months and swings her arm back in forth in a chopping motion when she hears it and it brings a tear to my eye. You can never start learning the traditions at FSU too early and hopefully in about 17 years we will be doing the chop at Doak while she is attending. Thank you Kelroy, Octoberfest, and Christian for being great people and it is people like you that make me proud to be a nole and part of the nole family.



Posted on 5/12 1:50 PM | IP: Logged

Thanks for sharing that epic tale. Kinda got me teared up.
GO NOLES!

Posted on 6/6 7:45 AM | IP: Logged

Is Bud Whitehead your cousin? If so, he was pretty darn good himself. Beleive that your boys would enjoy knowing that.

Posted on 6/27 11:18 AM | IP: Logged

Believe me, they'll know it one day. Still all about CP7 for them. They're beginning to love EJ and the other Noles who'll take the field in a couple of months. Can't wait to teach them all the history of a great program and the great people who made it possible.



Posted on 6/27 10:49 PM | IP: Logged

Duke, stories like this one need to be written. Thanks for taking the time!



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