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Sellout streak
This is my personal opinion and I fully expect you all to blast me for it. If the best thing we have to sell to recruits or donors is a sellout streak that really means nothing, we have a long way to go. Time to get creative ODU.
10-21-2017 05:28 PM
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RE: Sellout streak
(10-21-2017 05:28 PM)ODU Hoops Wrote:  This is my personal opinion and I fully expect you all to blast me for it. If the best thing we have to sell to recruits or donors is a sellout streak that really means nothing, we have a long way to go. Time to get creative ODU.

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10-21-2017 05:46 PM
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I've come to believe the Sellout streak hurts ODAF. You have to have seats to sell to bring in new money...Growth. I get the boasting about the sellout, but it is hard to sell something, when you say it's sold-out. I talked this point till I am blue in the face.
10-21-2017 06:34 PM
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Talk to the coaches (you know the folks that do the recruiting) and they will tell you what I and others keep posting on various threads. It is not a secret ask them. The only real bright shiny bauble they have that can be exclusively ours is - the "Sellout Streak". I don't doubt it may hurt us in other ways but those on the inside consider it essential until we have the new stadium on board and frankly my hunch is they will want to keep it going even then. In reality our facilities across the board are inferior to VT, UVA, Liberty and even JMU. In addition the other G-5 programs we are battling for players in surrounding states have a longer and generally more storied football history, bigger stadiums, etc. Add in the present slump and it becomes even more important than it was last year with 10 wins and a bowl.
10-21-2017 08:09 PM
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RE: Sellout streak
(10-21-2017 06:34 PM)DaBigBlue Wrote:  I've come to believe the Sellout streak hurts ODAF. You have to have seats to sell to bring in new money...Growth. I get the boasting about the sellout, but it is hard to sell something, when you say it's sold-out. I talked this point till I am blue in the face.
I agree completely. I can't understand how a bunch of presumably smart people don't get it. Maybe they just don't care. I know at least one one of them sees the sellout streak and its promotion similarly to the way we see it.

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10-21-2017 10:26 PM
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The counter is if there are seats available, how many of us would still donate? It would be tough decision. The only reason I would consider is just to help team.
10-21-2017 10:52 PM
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There are no more sellouts at the Ted, but I still donate and get season tickets. Maybe I'm in a small camp, but I imagine I'd do the same for football.
10-21-2017 10:58 PM
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(10-21-2017 10:58 PM)odu09 Wrote:  There are no more sellouts at the Ted, but I still donate and get season tickets. Maybe I'm in a small camp, but I imagine I'd do the same for football.
Me too. Plus, we don't have enough donors now. The fanbase needs to grow, and we need more new faces in the stadium to make that happen.

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10-21-2017 11:12 PM
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Calling it a “sell out” is a joke! Any recruit that comes to a game can see that this highly touted “sell out” is BS as the seats are still empty! I don’t see how this helps recruiting at all. Are we to assume these kids would rather play in a “sold out” game in a largely empty stadium and a low energy crowd than to play in front of a loud high energy crowd in a game that isn’t “sold out”?? Makes no sense to me, but just my opinion.
10-22-2017 10:34 AM
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(10-22-2017 10:34 AM)99Monarch Wrote:  Calling it a “sell out” is a joke! Any recruit that comes to a game can see that this highly touted “sell out” is BS as the seats are still empty! I don’t see how this helps recruiting at all. Are we to assume these kids would rather play in a “sold out” game in a largely empty stadium and a low energy crowd than to play in front of a loud high energy crowd in a game that isn’t “sold out”?? Makes no sense to me, but just my opinion.

these are the types of things that make it look like our admin are stuck in a small time mindset. it appears that we don't completely have a handle on what it takes to become a successful g5 program. i hope that we get there in time
10-22-2017 10:42 AM
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