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If their going to fix the speaker's, probably should gease or replace the pulley bearings on the kicking net poles. It took 6 guys to erect the net halfway near the game day building.
09-17-2017 06:14 AM
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(09-16-2017 10:33 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  That song is awful.

Yes, not everyone is crazy for crappy train songs.
09-17-2017 07:32 AM
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(09-16-2017 10:58 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 10:02 PM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 09:58 PM)GhentFan Wrote:  He does have a point. The audio does suck.

It does but spending any money on Foreman other than what it absolutely necessary at this point would be horribly irresponsible by the athletic department. Fixing the sound system with 10 games left in the life of the place would be an awful investment.

It was about $500 to fix it last time from what I was told. Doesn't seem like that is too much to ask for to keep many fairly large donors happy. Does it ? That is not horribly irresponsible. It is horribly irresponsible to not fix it.

At this point Foreman is an old beater car being held together until it can finally be replaced. You don’t replace a blown speaker in a beater you a going to replace shortly.
09-17-2017 07:54 AM
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(09-16-2017 09:32 PM)devyanks90 Wrote:  Do you need to create a new thread every 6 months about this?

This is your 5th.


Yes, he does because the game atmosphere absolutely sucks at Foreman Field. When your defense is on the field and has your opponent pinned at 3rd long, fans should not be sitting quietly in their seats waiting to see what happens. They should be standing up making enough noise that it makes communication difficult for the opponent. My only hope at this point is that next week when ODU travels to Blacksburg, ODU admin and fans finally experience a game atmosphere that is crazy enough to disrupt the visiting team. If at any point in a game at VT, the PA starts the intro to Enter Sandman, the whole stadium explodes with emotion. It's a rallying point that the team feeds off of. If Wilder and company were smart, they'd make the team practice under such conditions this week.

I sat in section 102 yesterday. It was so disappointing to see the fans so unresponsive, even when the football team itself was signaling from the sideline to get loud by moving their arms up and down and waving their towels. (In case y'all didn't know that's what they meant.) I can't imagine any decent recruit would sign on for that lack of support.

Isn't there someone on this board who works for the athletic department?
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(09-17-2017 07:54 AM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 10:58 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 10:02 PM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 09:58 PM)GhentFan Wrote:  He does have a point. The audio does suck.

It does but spending any money on Foreman other than what it absolutely necessary at this point would be horribly irresponsible by the athletic department. Fixing the sound system with 10 games left in the life of the place would be an awful investment.

It was about $500 to fix it last time from what I was told. Doesn't seem like that is too much to ask for to keep many fairly large donors happy. Does it ? That is not horribly irresponsible. It is horribly irresponsible to not fix it.

At this point Foreman is an old beater car being held together until it can finally be replaced. You don’t replace a blown speaker in a beater you a going to replace shortly.
Apparently they put a $500 band aid on it and now the band aid has come off. It will probably take much more than $500 to fix it.
09-17-2017 09:11 AM
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(09-17-2017 09:11 AM)Chillie Willie Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 07:54 AM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 10:58 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 10:02 PM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 09:58 PM)GhentFan Wrote:  He does have a point. The audio does suck.

It does but spending any money on Foreman other than what it absolutely necessary at this point would be horribly irresponsible by the athletic department. Fixing the sound system with 10 games left in the life of the place would be an awful investment.

It was about $500 to fix it last time from what I was told. Doesn't seem like that is too much to ask for to keep many fairly large donors happy. Does it ? That is not horribly irresponsible. It is horribly irresponsible to not fix it.

At this point Foreman is an old beater car being held together until it can finally be replaced. You don’t replace a blown speaker in a beater you a going to replace shortly.
Apparently they put a $500 band aid on it and now the band aid has come off. It will probably take much more than $500 to fix it.

It's tough to hear or understand the announcer, at least in 102. I just keep telling myself it will be better in 2019.
09-17-2017 09:24 AM
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(09-17-2017 09:24 AM)GotLabradors Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 09:11 AM)Chillie Willie Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 07:54 AM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 10:58 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 10:02 PM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  It does but spending any money on Foreman other than what it absolutely necessary at this point would be horribly irresponsible by the athletic department. Fixing the sound system with 10 games left in the life of the place would be an awful investment.

It was about $500 to fix it last time from what I was told. Doesn't seem like that is too much to ask for to keep many fairly large donors happy. Does it ? That is not horribly irresponsible. It is horribly irresponsible to not fix it.

At this point Foreman is an old beater car being held together until it can finally be replaced. You don’t replace a blown speaker in a beater you a going to replace shortly.
Apparently they put a $500 band aid on it and now the band aid has come off. It will probably take much more than $500 to fix it.

It's tough to hear or understand the announcer, at least in 102. I just keep telling myself it will be better in 2019.

That is more a blessing than a curse. I hope that with the new stadium we also get an updated announcer. I'm not taking shots at the man, but I believe it is time for some new blood at that position.
09-17-2017 10:02 AM
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(09-17-2017 10:02 AM)paintedblue2 Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 09:24 AM)GotLabradors Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 09:11 AM)Chillie Willie Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 07:54 AM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  
(09-16-2017 10:58 PM)Mr.BigBlue Wrote:  It was about $500 to fix it last time from what I was told. Doesn't seem like that is too much to ask for to keep many fairly large donors happy. Does it ? That is not horribly irresponsible. It is horribly irresponsible to not fix it.

At this point Foreman is an old beater car being held together until it can finally be replaced. You don’t replace a blown speaker in a beater you a going to replace shortly.
Apparently they put a $500 band aid on it and now the band aid has come off. It will probably take much more than $500 to fix it.

It's tough to hear or understand the announcer, at least in 102. I just keep telling myself it will be better in 2019.

That is more a blessing than a curse. I hope that with the new stadium we also get an updated announcer. I'm not taking shots at the man, but I believe it is time for some new blood at that position.

I could hear him most of the game in 118. Consider yourself fortunate if you could not hear him. So many down & distance mistakes. Let the guy read promotional spots but its time to pass the mic to someone else. Jack has done us well over the years and deserves a proper send off...but it's time.
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I may catch flak for this, but I think Jack Anderson should probably retire with old stadium. We'll need a shot of new blood to help with game atmosphere. Just my opinion.


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09-17-2017 10:32 AM
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(09-17-2017 10:11 AM)Quagmire Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 10:02 AM)paintedblue2 Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 09:24 AM)GotLabradors Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 09:11 AM)Chillie Willie Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 07:54 AM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  At this point Foreman is an old beater car being held together until it can finally be replaced. You don’t replace a blown speaker in a beater you a going to replace shortly.
Apparently they put a $500 band aid on it and now the band aid has come off. It will probably take much more than $500 to fix it.

It's tough to hear or understand the announcer, at least in 102. I just keep telling myself it will be better in 2019.

That is more a blessing than a curse. I hope that with the new stadium we also get an updated announcer. I'm not taking shots at the man, but I believe it is time for some new blood at that position.

I could hear him most of the game in 118. Consider yourself fortunate if you could not hear him. So many down & distance mistakes. Let the guy read promotional spots but its time to pass the mic to someone else. Jack has done us well over the years and deserves a proper send off...but it's time.

I have to agree. Mistakes on punt distances and he announced the wrong score after one of the touchdowns. He needs someone to feed him the numbers if he's not going to keep up. I could hear him fine in 103 but I have been in many parts of the stadium where it is unintelligible.
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