Is the Monkey still clapping?

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wrenhal

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Both Mr. OP and the Monkey need to be passed down to the next generation. Maybe we have a Mr. Orange Power day where everyone dresses like Mr. Orange Power (full orange coveralls and all). Btw, I happen to know he's still around (a Facebook friend)...not sure why it's rumored that he's hanging it up...Likely just covid and being tired of it. Also a clanging monkey day where the paddle people honor the monkey and operator? Come to think of it, paddle people could honor Mr. Orange Power as well. Both of these fans will be missed.
The VIP leading ORANGE POWER before the game is good but we are missing the timing Mr. Orange Power would bring at key moments in the game. It would be cool to have him don the coveralls in studio and then at key moments in the game the production team to flash up his video overlaid with ORANGE on the north GIA small board followed by his video with POWER overlaid on the south GIA small board.

Pays homage to a great OSU fan and keeps the loud tradition going in game.
I'd send that in.

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And bring back the announcer saying “VISITORS” That was my favorite all time tradition.
We brought this back this season. For all of our whining here (including me) about taking it away, and despite how dramatically LR has been adding it back in, fans in the stadium don't seem to notice any change.

Also, from The Walk last week:

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I'm looking for the Big Drum this week, one of my early memories of Cowboy Football.
 

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We brought this back this season. For all of our whining here (including me) about taking it away, and despite how dramatically LR has been adding it back in, fans in the stadium don't seem to notice any change.

Also, from The Walk last week:

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I'm looking for the Big Drum this week, one of my early memories of Cowboy Football.
The drum is in storage in the archives. They had a specialist look at the skin and they said it could no longer be played.
 

Jostate

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We brought this back this season. For all of our whining here (including me) about taking it away, and despite how dramatically LR has been adding it back in, fans in the stadium don't seem to notice any change.

Also, from The Walk last week:

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I'm looking for the Big Drum this week, one of my early memories of Cowboy Football.
So you were taking a perv pic and the monkey photo bombed?
 

CPTNQUIRK

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We brought this back this season. For all of our whining here (including me) about taking it away, and despite how dramatically LR has been adding it back in, fans in the stadium don't seem to notice any change.

Also, from The Walk last week:

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I'm looking for the Big Drum this week, one of my early memories of Cowboy Football.
The guy with the monkey and his wife used to sit next my wife and me at the men's basketball games. He had some flack with security over the years and wasn't allowed to bring the monkey into the stadium.
 

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The guy with the monkey and his wife used to sit next my wife and me at the men's basketball games. He had some flack with security over the years and wasn't allowed to bring the monkey into the stadium.
Security people messing things up? I just can't imagine that
 
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found this. . .
A tradition of the band was the use of the OSU Spirit Drum. It was purchased in the mid-1930s for the R.O.T.C. band. It was believed to be the largest drum in the country at that time.
 
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Remembering the old Lewis Field south stands seats that people would fold up/down to spell words visible from Hall of Fame road. It was always fun to see what was spelled out when driving by on my way to school.
 

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Remembering the old Lewis Field south stands seats that people would fold up/down to spell words visible from Hall of Fame road. It was always fun to see what was spelled out when driving by on my way to school.
I had totally forgotten until I read this but I did "Hose head" in the seats on a drunken night.

It was from a SNL skit and seemed funny at the time.
 
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Ummmm..... has everybody else forgotten about the big drum??
I was in Young Guns back in the early 90's and was successful in working out a deal with the athletic dept. to get it back on the field for a few seasons. I had wondered what happened to it after that. It was in not-great shape back then - definitely not playable - but the cart worked and it sure was one of the highlights of my college years to get one of my childhood memories back on the field for a short period.
 

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The drum is in storage in the archives. They had a specialist look at the skin and they said it could no longer be played.
I was in Young Guns back in the early 90's and was successful in working out a deal with the athletic dept. to get it back on the field for a few seasons. I had wondered what happened to it after that. It was in not-great shape back then - definitely not playable - but the cart worked and it sure was one of the highlights of my college years to get one of my childhood memories back on the field for a short period.