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(08-27-2015 12:13 PM)ETSUfan1 Wrote:  I agree some temporary bleachers need to be moved in to allow more students and fans in. Atleast 500 more seats.

Sander said in one of those from the dome discussions that they hope to add 500 to 800 more seats.
08-27-2015 04:57 PM
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(08-27-2015 11:54 AM)shampoo Wrote:  Love your guys' enthusiasm for ETSU football, but the fight is over. It's back. Stop dwelling on the past, and maybe show some better respect than to think two high level former officials should sit through their own special muckraking session.

I'm more concerned that I've paid 4 years worth of increased student fees now, but can't even get a student ticket to the first game. If we knew students support it, why weren't MORE tickets made available to this primary stakeholder that has INVESTED up front?

See, you can spin things however you want. Flame away.

This was more in response to the JC Press "Question of the week." I should have posted it there. They keep trying to dig up dirt, but don't want to ask their buddies the tough questions.

LOL, they've got ONE TICKET for sale on stubhub for $286!
08-27-2015 09:24 PM
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Whoever said I should have gotten in line sooner, it was an impossibility. Tickets were gone 3 hours in on a Monday. I work full-time regular business hours and take night classes. Make more student tickets available. I have every right to complain having paid $1000 now in increased student fees to support the return of football.
08-29-2015 05:41 PM
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I was under the impression that a lot of schools have an athletic fee yet still make students pay for tickets. Not saying that's fair but putting it out there.
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Science Hill is only so big. They are bringing in extra seating, but logistically, that can only increase capacity a bit. I think that the department thought they were estimating high for the seats to save for students, while balancing the need to generate income with paid seats. The interest in ticket sales overall seemed to be a lot more than expected.

And while it sucks for those that couldn't get tickets, for the sake of the naysayers, doesn't it look better to have an overabundance of desire for the seats, than not being able to get students to come for free?
08-30-2015 05:55 AM
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Oh, it sure does look great, and I'm ecstatic for it. But spare me the "other schools' students still have to pay" because those other schools include UT and 100,000 capacity professional grade stadiums. In consolation, I'll settle for no more negativity about the absence of football, past "regime", etc. While I was paying that $1000 over 4 yrs time (3 yrs from loans!) I was matriculating from the Honors Scholars program that Stanton supported wisely and earnestly, working on MBA work, receiving a Quillen Scholarship, and much more. All without football. And you can damn well bet I would have enjoyed football, too, but that wasn't a detractor from my education.

My rantings are about spin. I'll shut up if you shut up. We have to meet at the middle now and be respectful of our institution and past leaders--the uni didn't burn to the ground.

Except Dave Mullins. Totally deserves it! :)
08-30-2015 09:34 AM
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(08-30-2015 09:34 AM)shampoo Wrote:  Oh, it sure does look great, and I'm ecstatic for it. But spare me the "other schools' students still have to pay" because those other schools include UT and 100,000 capacity professional grade stadiums. In consolation, I'll settle for no more negativity about the absence of football, past "regime", etc. While I was paying that $1000 over 4 yrs time (3 yrs from loans!) I was matriculating from the Honors Scholars program that Stanton supported wisely and earnestly, working on MBA work, receiving a Quillen Scholarship, and much more. All without football. And you can damn well bet I would have enjoyed football, too, but that wasn't a detractor from my education.

My rantings are about spin. I'll shut up if you shut up. We have to meet at the middle now and be respectful of our institution and past leaders--the uni didn't burn to the ground.

Except Dave Mullins. Totally deserves it! :)

Please don't post anymore if you're going to defend those idiots. We are playing catch up to schools that weren't even on the map twenty years ago.
08-31-2015 11:46 PM
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(08-31-2015 11:46 PM)Etsubuc20 Wrote:  
(08-30-2015 09:34 AM)shampoo Wrote:  Oh, it sure does look great, and I'm ecstatic for it. But spare me the "other schools' students still have to pay" because those other schools include UT and 100,000 capacity professional grade stadiums. In consolation, I'll settle for no more negativity about the absence of football, past "regime", etc. While I was paying that $1000 over 4 yrs time (3 yrs from loans!) I was matriculating from the Honors Scholars program that Stanton supported wisely and earnestly, working on MBA work, receiving a Quillen Scholarship, and much more. All without football. And you can damn well bet I would have enjoyed football, too, but that wasn't a detractor from my education.

My rantings are about spin. I'll shut up if you shut up. We have to meet at the middle now and be respectful of our institution and past leaders--the uni didn't burn to the ground.

Except Dave Mullins. Totally deserves it! :)

Please don't post anymore if you're going to defend those idiots. We are playing catch up to schools that weren't even on the map twenty years ago.

Football has and always will be a contentious subject at ETSU. It started when they cut a team in decline. The new team only has my best wishes. But since we are making demands of strangers, name one school that surpassed us academically as a result of football before you call anyone an idiot from the safety of your anonymous computer screen. The ball's got a lot of spin on it at ETSU, both sides of the field.
09-01-2015 06:52 AM
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(09-01-2015 06:52 AM)shampoo Wrote:  Football has and always will be a contentious subject at ETSU. It started when they cut a team in decline. The new team only has my best wishes. But since we are making demands of strangers, name one school that surpassed us academically as a result of football before you call anyone an idiot from the safety of your anonymous computer screen. The ball's got a lot of spin on it at ETSU, both sides of the field.

It was a contentious subject because the old admin made it one. I was there when they dropped the program in 2003 and when they put on that facade of a student vote in 2007.

As far as "name one school that surpassed us academically as a result of football" I can't tell you; I don't keep up with that. Maybe you can tell us who we passed up academically because we dropped football? I can tell you that we were surpassed by MANY schools in athletics. We are the only school that I can think of that moved DOWN to the Atlantic Slum and were making that transitional conference a home.

The supposed goal of dropping football was not to make ETSU better academically, it was supposed to make us better in the other sports; namely men's and women's basketball.

If you are a fan of the old admin because of what they done for you academically, that's fine. But considering this is "The Official Forums of ETSU Athletics" I wouldn't hold your breath on finding many people who agree with you.
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The athletic side of the coin is there. And people love to see it spin when they describe the great downfall of ETSU. Football and academics nationwide was a contentious gridlock well before ETSU, thank you very much.

EDIT: I'm letting myself go with this one. The original point was something like, to summarize, football supporters should celebrate the victory in its return rather than ridicule the former opposition. It's called the higher road. Same to the naysayers - lose with dignity.
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