Garnet and Gold Game Fan Frenzy

By: Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Angelica Alvarez Email

April 13, 2012 - Tallahassee - 11:44pm

The Marching Chiefs, FSU cheerleaders and coach Jimbo Fisher lighting the unconquered torch make for a combination fans say is as good as a winning touchdown.

FSU football fan, Nancy Saufl, says. "We've been season ticket holders a long time but we've never come to any spring football before this is the first time."

Fellow fan, Jamela Fordyce, says, "We saw a lot more traffic, I took the day off, but we saw a lot of traffic and you know it had to do with all this."

Fans describe this weekend of the Garnet and Gold game the best they've ever experienced. Organizers say they wanted to do more for the fans so they expanded the celebration.

Kirstin Rayborn with the Seminole Boosters, says, "We just wanted a little bit more, we've got fans coming in from all over the nation, we've got Tallahassee and the surrounding communities and we just really want them to know that this is theirs."

More than 1,200 fans gathered on the gridiron taking in the scenery before watching coach Fisher light the torch. This is now a new tradition to kick off the spring game. Then they headed to the Klemen Plaza. There they listened to live music and enjoyed Seminole celebration.

The game is Saturday, April 14th at 4pm. Tailgating areas open at 9am.

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  • by Ron on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:10 PM
    All that matters is that we beat Miami and the Gaytors again this year,that will happen for sure.
  • by roger on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:55 AM
    Hey, Miami, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Fl, Clemson and a few others spring games were on TV. Anyone know if this spring game is on the tube? They were last year but did not see any ads for it this year.
  • by STEVE MEYER on Apr 15, 2012 at 05:05 AM
    Basketball, football, baseball.....S-E-C S-E-C!
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      by roger on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:59 AM in reply to STEVE MEYER
      I guess when you have the lowest educational standards of any conference and can take in the biggest thugs and ignorant players, you are bound to have better football teams....I much prefer the class of ACC, Big 10, PAC 10, Mid-America, etc. At least they now they are in school for an education.
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        by Scholar on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM in reply to roger
        fsu ranks below 6 SEC schools academically. So keep tying your tail to the rest of the ACC!
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          by Update on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:16 PM in reply to Scholar
          Actually, it is 8: Vandy, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee; and now Texas A&M and Missouri.
  • by Noel Location: Tallahassee on Apr 14, 2012 at 06:27 AM
    Every team has em!If you don't like em so be it but I'm sure your team isn't perfect either!buh bye!
  • by Who knew? Location: TLH on Apr 14, 2012 at 05:52 AM
    This is the first word I've heard about the game. I live and work(with a bunch of Noles)in NE Tallahassee and had no idea anything was going on. Not well advertised.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 07:58 AM in reply to Who knew?
      We've known for probably 6 months. It is noted before the season ended. We get mailers about it.
  • by ho hum on Apr 14, 2012 at 05:13 AM
    Same old cheating Criminoles...
    • reply
      by Same old... on Apr 14, 2012 at 05:48 AM in reply to ho hum
      ...warn out expression. uf and um certainly have nothing to brag about. Top 1% of 1%? Ya right.
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