trident3
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Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:17 am

After watching a few films set in American colleges and universities, I can decipher most of the terminology used, however I am stumbling over one .Could someone explain the concept of homecoming. It features strongly in one of my favourite films, National Lampoon's Animal House , but I would really like to know what the hell they are on about!
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:48 am

I am working at a university this summer, so I can tell you that Homecoming is basically a reunion. Usually the alumni from classes that graduaded 5, 10, 15, 20, etc years ago return to their school to meet up with each other.

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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:55 am

It’s evolved into meaning when your school plays a key rivalry, usually in football. There is normally a dance associated with the Homecoming Game.
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:58 am

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 2):
It’s evolved into meaning when your school plays a key rivalry, usually in football.

Ehh...not at all schools...homecoming is also often scheduled when a bad team comes to town, so victory is somewhat of a certainty...

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senorcarnival
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:03 am

Dictionary.com defines "homecoming" as:
1. A coming to or returning home.
2. An annual event at schools, colleges, and universities for visiting graduates.
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Mir
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:19 am

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 3):
Ehh...not at all schools...homecoming is also often scheduled when a bad team comes to town, so victory is somewhat of a certainty...

What if the homecoming school's team is really bad?

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AirWest
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:05 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
What if the homecoming school's team is really bad?

Then they lose. My high school's football team has lost three consecutive homecoming games. They're bad.
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gocaps16
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:12 am

We're talking about colleges, not high school's homecoming.

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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:40 am

Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 7):
We're talking about colleges, not high school's homecoming.

Yeah, I know, but essentially, they are the same concept. A college team could lose on homecoming just like a HS team, I was simply using that as an example.

Zach

[Edited 2005-08-15 00:00:51]
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:41 am

Our HC game was always against an easy team, so no one goes home upset, except the other team.
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:24 am

At a normal American University, homecoming is a time to celebrate school spirit, and loads of alumni converge upon the school to relive their glory days of college revelry. A homecoming football victory is even more of an excuse to get trashed. not like we need one on a saturday afternoon in Iowa City in the fall....or any time of the year or day of the week for that matter  Smile
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RE: Homecoming

Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:44 pm

The best part of school was Homecoming week aka "Spirit Week." We had some of the wackiest people doing some of the wackiest things. Even tho when I was in HS, our football team always get thier butts whipped by our rivals, but in all, it was still fun.

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