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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Adamson's East Side Laundry and Dry Cleaning honored the NHS football team with the display, "The Panthers are all washed up. It's Knight Time!"

Shaw Chiropractic created a display in its front window in honor of the Northview High School Football team, stating, "We Back The Knights. Take out the Panthers!" [Order this photo]
Many sayings were painted on the windows of the old Mr. Murphy's building. [Order this photo]
Kentucky Fried Chicken painted many of its windows to honor the Northview football squad, one of which stated, "KFC says Fry the Panthers." [Order this photo]
In addition to having many signs posted in its lobby, the outside sign at Terre Haute Savings Bank also wished the Northview football squad good luck for its second-round sectional game against Evansville F.J. Reitz today, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. [Order this photo]
In honor of the Northview football team, Warren Tire decorated its display windows this week, one of which stated, "Roll Over the Panthers." [Order this photo]
Like many local businesses, Dairy Queen displayed pride for the Northview football team. [Order this photo]
Coach and Cleater's Timeout Sports Barn and Grill also paid homage to the Knights. [Order this photo]
Century 21 also honored the NHS football team and band with a display. [Order this photo]

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Wouldn't it be great if all the sports teams had this type of support during their seasons? Football has had a great year, but look at the success of other teams at NHS, as well as the band. Community pride in your team helps brings us back to a better time where everyone was involved in all the sports. I remember the old Brazil, Van Buren, and Staunton days when every sport had the communities support at games. Good times way back then!!!!

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Thu, Oct 28, 2010, at 8:11 PM

I remember those days as well, but remember them differently. What I remember is that (at least at Brazil HS), football and basketball had far bigger crowds and community interest than any other sport.

Brazil HS, in the 70s had numerous wrestling honors, having individual State Champions and even finishing 4th in the state as a team. But even with wrestling being the most succesful year-to-year sport at Brazil during that era, the crowds were never that big, in comparison to the crowds they would get for boy's basketball and football.

Is the fact that the "other" sports teams get less crowds or less media attention fair? I don't know, but I'm sure that the Times is limited in thier resources in covering events, and it is just logical that they would be more apt to cover the events that get the bigger crowds or have more of the community's attention.

This is not a "Times issue" rather the Times is simply reflecting the importance the community as a whole places on these other sports. Don't take it personal, it is just a fact that football and basketball have always had more of the public's interest, and probably always will. Fair or not, that is just the way it is.

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 8:05 AM


You must be blind or just don't look at the sports section. They always have articles about every sport and all of the accomplishments they make. Especially if a team makes it further in the season like sectionals or regionals. As for the band they have had tons of articles on their progress the last few weeks. If that isn't enough then look around town. There are NMK signs in yards and in businesses and people are even decorating their vehicles in support of the band. Every team gets some kind of special treatment at the school too. They decorate their lockers, give them gift bags, etc. Alot of this is done by the parents. Let these kids have their glory. They worked hard for it. It shouldn't be about who gets more than what. I don't hear the kids complaining.

-- Posted by ugotitdude on Fri, Oct 29, 2010, at 2:12 PM

Is it me, or did the Times actually take a photo of KFC's window with the word "Panthers" spelled incorrectly.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Sun, Oct 31, 2010, at 4:47 AM

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