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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain19 View Post
    We had the lead for a large portion of the game. There was no vibe with the lead so there was nothing to kill. We get on the kids for getting down and showing bad body language when something goes wrong. But kids miss free throws and thatís justification for sitting on our hands? I will respectfully disagree that itís up to the team to give us something to cheer about and get behind them. Tight games in conference and the head coach needs to urge the crowd to get loud and help the squad. To me thatís embarrassing. We should all take a look in the mirror and be better. Change our best if you will.


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    90% of the bench sideline seats (where I sit with my FIL's seats) is older people that don't want to stand up and yell. The good season tickets are so damn expensive with the required donation. The longtime season ticket holders want to get their value out of them but end up making the place look like a breakfast crowd at bakers square. The crowds on the baseline seats and the corners are always more enthusiastic IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurfGopher View Post
    90% of the bench sideline seats (where I sit with my FIL's seats) is older people that don't want to stand up and yell. The good season tickets are so damn expensive with the required donation. The longtime season ticket holders want to get their value out of them but end up making the place look like a breakfast crowd at bakers square. The crowds on the baseline seats and the corners are always more enthusiastic IMO.
    I am in my late 70's with great seats but i stand and cheer on the team. Several around me in 106 tell me to sit down ! Other places have got around this by putting the students in the best seats on the sides !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurfGopher View Post
    90% of the bench sideline seats (where I sit with my FIL's seats) is older people that don't want to stand up and yell. The good season tickets are so damn expensive with the required donation. The longtime season ticket holders want to get their value out of them but end up making the place look like a breakfast crowd at bakers square. The crowds on the baseline seats and the corners are always more enthusiastic IMO.
    This is on the worthless athletic department. When these folks get too old to go anymore, there isn't anyone waiting to take their tickets because of the prices.

    Hockey used to have a huge waiting list. Now they're in major, major trouble since there is no new generation of fans that wants and can afford to pick up ST at the current prices (especially with the lame Big Ten conference).

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    Whenever the crowd got louder, excited, etc....maryland scored, the gophers had an empty possession or the gophers committed a foul. Hard to get excited and be let down over and over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucekaupa View Post
    I'll bite with my 2 cents...

    When we're trying to make a comeback, get fouled and fail to capitalize, it ruins the vibe.

    Also...I will now rant

    When I was a kid in the 70's and 80's, time outs were 100% taken up by the band and cheerleaders with the intent of getting and keeping the crowd going. Now play stops and we have to watch commercials, witness stupid student games (which are just commercials), watch someone win enough hot dogs to choke a horse (a commercial) and watch pre-determined emoji races. All of those things kill any kind of vibe that was going on.
    Spot on. The person who came up with the ďkiss camĒ should be subjected to daily water boarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonin21 View Post
    This is on the worthless athletic department. When these folks get too old to go anymore, there isn't anyone waiting to take their tickets because of the prices.

    Hockey used to have a huge waiting list. Now they're in major, major trouble since there is no new generation of fans that wants and can afford to pick up ST at the current prices (especially with the lame Big Ten conference).
    I blame Jim Delaney and Barry Alvarez for the hockey mess more than the U Athletic Dept, they were the ones behind bailing on the WCHA. Though sticking with the high prices does not help. I was at the Penn St game this past Friday, that crowd could have easily fit in Ridder Arena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ope3 View Post
    I blame Jim Delaney and Barry Alvarez for the hockey mess more than the U Athletic Dept, they were the ones behind bailing on the WCHA. Though sticking with the high prices does not help. I was at the Penn St game this past Friday, that crowd could have easily fit in Ridder Arena.
    Maybe the team not being very good lately has something to do with it as well.

    I agree with the WCHA part 100%.
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    The crowd has been pretty awful for a few years now. Perhaps even since the Clem years, imo. It starts with the student section. Not nearly on par with student sections from many other arenas.
    Winasota Gopher now takes me seriously.....you should too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikited View Post
    Maybe the team not being very good lately has something to do with it as well.

    I agree with the WCHA part 100%.
    That goes back to my point about leaving the WCHA and the impact on recruiting. Kids grew up with several intra-state rivalries in addition to North Dakota and Wisconsin. Now it's just Wisconsin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by builtbadgers View Post
    I am in my late 70's with great seats but i stand and cheer on the team. Several around me in 106 tell me to sit down ! Other places have got around this by putting the students in the best seats on the sides !
    Iím 55 and I try to get people around me to stand and cheer to no avail. Only one time in the Maryland game did it work, but it was with great hesitancy and a very slow, reluctant pace in which others stood.


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    It started off poor but seemed to have gotten better after the game started.

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    Also, I think members of the student section severely overvalue their impact on the outcome of the game.

    I remember a few years back someone was going on and on about how awesome their free-throw distractions were. Someone else (oh, me) did an analysis and found that the visiting team actually shot BETTER when facing the student section. I don't think that's true for this year, but it was true for the year in question...and it was hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ope3 View Post
    I blame Jim Delaney and Barry Alvarez for the hockey mess more than the U Athletic Dept, they were the ones behind bailing on the WCHA. Though sticking with the high prices does not help. I was at the Penn St game this past Friday, that crowd could have easily fit in Ridder Arena.
    I was there also and it was embarrassing how small the crowd was that night. The fall started with the seat licenses and jump in prices. The group I was with dropped our season tickets and I know of at least 5-6 other people who dropped their season tickets. On top of that was the quality of play. It was not one bit enjoyable to watch the Gopher make so many mistakes against PSU.


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