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#286846 - 01/18/13 06:05 AM Dark Clouds Legendaria
bornwithatail_ Offline
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Two Questions:

1. How did Wonderwall come to be adopted as the supporters' anthem?

2. What is the origin of our affection for Cajun Creole Hot Nuts (other than because they're damned tasty)?


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#286854 - 01/18/13 07:09 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: bornwithatail_]
pfutz Offline
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1. It's actually not a supporters anthem, Coach Craig started singing it in the locker room and then after a win two seasons ago the team started coming over to the stands to sing it to us. Now we sing it with them, and to them.

2. They are sold at the NSC.

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#286855 - 01/18/13 07:12 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: pfutz]
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Actually, Hot Nuts are sold at the NSC thanks to the tireless efforts of Neal/Lightning Striker to get them to sell them. Neal introduced them some time around 2004 or maybe 2003 to the supporters group and basically his enthusiasm was catching, especially with such tasty foodstuffs. That and it's fun to sing about hot nuts.
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#286857 - 01/18/13 07:19 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: TurkishZath]
pfutz Offline
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Fair enough!

Perhaps we should pursue a sponsorship deal of some sorts with CCHN LLC. This could be a real money maker for the club.

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#286858 - 01/18/13 07:31 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: pfutz]
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Originally Posted By: pfutz
Perhaps we should pursue a sponsorship deal of some sorts with CCHN LLC. This could be a real money maker for the club.


pretty sure neal has tried.

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#286859 - 01/18/13 07:34 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: jimcrist]
c0ldfuse Offline
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Hahahahah I would love to read that letter.

DEAR SIR AND OR MADAM
I HAVE A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO MARKET YOUR PRODUCT TO A LARGE GROUP OF INEBRIATED RUFFIANS...
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#286863 - 01/18/13 07:43 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: c0ldfuse]
GumbyGrrl Offline
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You know, a FAQ/History section on the Dark Clouds website is a great idea.

Email/facebook/pm me or post here if you have things we should add.

I'll weed out the crap and try to make it look nice.
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#286868 - 01/18/13 08:16 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: GumbyGrrl]
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A History/FAQ would be awesome for the zealous, yet recently converted.
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#286874 - 01/18/13 08:43 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: GumbyGrrl]
matthew Offline
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Originally Posted By: GumbyGrrl
You know, a FAQ/History section on the Dark Clouds website is a great idea.

Email/facebook/pm me or post here if you have things we should add.

I'll weed out the crap and try to make it look nice.


I know I have the date of the first meeting bookmarked on my home PC. If no one sends it to ya during the day expect me to get it to you tonight.
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#286877 - 01/18/13 08:58 AM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: matthew]
c0ldfuse Offline
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bornwithatail_ It'd be hepful if you kept track of all things you did not know about so we have a source of non-insider knowledge to populate the FAQ.
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