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(01-29-2018 01:29 PM)ETSUDB8-79 Wrote:  
(01-29-2018 01:24 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  I'm really happy with the promotion but didn't JJ say he didn't want to build this game up too much?

I believe he said he was going to guard against building it up too much for the team. He is fine with the rest of us/fans going as nuts as we want. Big crowd, lots of noise, GO ODU!

Ahh. I only saw the quote. Thanks.
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Id love to get my hands on one of those little Big Blues. They look good.
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(01-29-2018 02:13 PM)monarx Wrote:  Id love to get my hands on one of those little Big Blues. They look good.

Would look good sitting on my desk at work.
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Love the effort here by the university. Good ideas and shows some initiative. Keep it up!
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(01-29-2018 03:45 PM)MonarchManiac Wrote:  Love the effort here by the university. Good ideas and shows some initiative. Keep it up!

Totally agree. In fact, it might even be too much for just one game. I probably would have done the statues and the shirts on different nights, to get return visits... but hey, beggars cant be choosers. Nice effort for sure.
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(01-29-2018 12:33 PM)ODU2K1 Wrote:  
(01-29-2018 12:17 PM)Punk Wrote:  

I need that Big Blue statue.

Me too!
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OK, for big games designate an alumni honorary captain from the team's past. For Thursday, I'd do a Skype interview with Bazemore (maybe 1 minute) wishing the team good luck, exhorting the crowd to get into the game, and show it either before or after the anthem. Let it be a surprise. Others who'd be doable thanks to Skype, Frank, Lee, Hodge, Valdas, Drew, etc. Frankly, you make a connection with those alums, you get the crowd psyched, but you don't overdo it. 3-4 games a year. If the player is local, intro them, have them take part in player introductions and sit on the bench. Otherwise, it's a phone call, 1-minute video, maybe even less.
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(01-30-2018 09:29 AM)jumpshooter Wrote:  OK, for big games designate an alumni honorary captain from the team's past. For Thursday, I'd do a Skype interview with Bazemore (maybe 1 minute) wishing the team good luck, exhorting the crowd to get into the game, and show it either before or after the anthem. Let it be a surprise. Others who'd be doable thanks to Skype, Frank, Lee, Hodge, Valdas, Drew, etc. Frankly, you make a connection with those alums, you get the crowd psyched, but you don't overdo it. 3-4 games a year. If the player is local, intro them, have them take part in player introductions and sit on the bench. Otherwise, it's a phone call, 1-minute video, maybe even less.

I like the idea, but recording it would probably be better with the technical difficulties we have been having this season.
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Yes, record the Skype message and play at game. He doesn't have to be live; might even give ODU an oppportunity to throw in a clip from Baze's/whomever's past exploits
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Also a great idea jumpshooter. I like it. A few years ago they had Baze come in via Skype for one of those before the season meet the coaches type events and it was pretty cool
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Great idea and super easy.
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(01-30-2018 09:29 AM)jumpshooter Wrote:  OK, for big games designate an alumni honorary captain from the team's past. For Thursday, I'd do a Skype interview with Bazemore (maybe 1 minute) wishing the team good luck, exhorting the crowd to get into the game, and show it either before or after the anthem. Let it be a surprise. Others who'd be doable thanks to Skype, Frank, Lee, Hodge, Valdas, Drew, etc. Frankly, you make a connection with those alums, you get the crowd psyched, but you don't overdo it. 3-4 games a year. If the player is local, intro them, have them take part in player introductions and sit on the bench. Otherwise, it's a phone call, 1-minute video, maybe even less.

Great idea. Connecting the current students and players to the past, and evoking some nostalgia for the rest of us could really help to amplify the historical significance of our program, and remind fans that we collectively have something to be proud of, and something worth maintaining.
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(01-30-2018 12:45 PM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(01-30-2018 09:29 AM)jumpshooter Wrote:  OK, for big games designate an alumni honorary captain from the team's past. For Thursday, I'd do a Skype interview with Bazemore (maybe 1 minute) wishing the team good luck, exhorting the crowd to get into the game, and show it either before or after the anthem. Let it be a surprise. Others who'd be doable thanks to Skype, Frank, Lee, Hodge, Valdas, Drew, etc. Frankly, you make a connection with those alums, you get the crowd psyched, but you don't overdo it. 3-4 games a year. If the player is local, intro them, have them take part in player introductions and sit on the bench. Otherwise, it's a phone call, 1-minute video, maybe even less.

Great idea. Connecting the current students and players to the past, and evoking some nostalgia for the rest of us could really help to amplify the historical significance of our program, and remind fans that we collectively have something to be proud of, and something worth maintaining.

fantastic idea. It wouldnt even be hard with todays technology. Have Alex Loughton send a message to the Monarch Nation to play at the Ted during the first time out.
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(01-30-2018 09:29 AM)jumpshooter Wrote:  OK, for big games designate an alumni honorary captain from the team's past. For Thursday, I'd do a Skype interview with Bazemore (maybe 1 minute) wishing the team good luck, exhorting the crowd to get into the game, and show it either before or after the anthem. Let it be a surprise. Others who'd be doable thanks to Skype, Frank, Lee, Hodge, Valdas, Drew, etc. Frankly, you make a connection with those alums, you get the crowd psyched, but you don't overdo it. 3-4 games a year. If the player is local, intro them, have them take part in player introductions and sit on the bench. Otherwise, it's a phone call, 1-minute video, maybe even less.

This is an AWESOME idea. Dr. Chandler . . . please pass this along!
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This would be a pretty cool intro for one of our games.

[URL] https://youtu.be/hmrgJNWq5U8[/URL]


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JMO but I think relegating students to the end zone has a negative overall impact on game atmosphere. I thought the atmosphere in general was better when students used to have premium seating at the Fieldhouse and Scope (I'm old). And remember the NIT run a couple years ago when people could sit wherever they wanted to? I watched Wisconsin play this weekend and their students ringed the court which produced a great atmosphere. Of course the risk with doing this is nobody or few show up but maybe they don't show up now because they have to sit in the end zone? Compensate the relocated boosters by adding a perk like F&B delivery to their seats like they do at MLB premium seating.
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(02-13-2018 12:18 PM)ODUDon Wrote:  JMO but I think relegating students to the end zone has a negative overall impact on game atmosphere. I thought the atmosphere in general was better when students used to have premium seating at the Fieldhouse and Scope (I'm old). And remember the NIT run a couple years ago when people could sit wherever they wanted to? I watched Wisconsin play this weekend and their students ringed the court which produced a great atmosphere. Of course the risk with doing this is nobody or few show up but maybe they don't show up now because they have to sit in the end zone? Compensate the relocated boosters by adding a perk like F&B delivery to their seats like they do at MLB premium seating.

I have thought about this a lot, because I would prefer to see students in the first few rows along one side of the court, but I just don't think there is any way to pull it off at The Ted. If you ring the first few rows with students you run into a couple big problems.

1. There is no separation between the students and the high dollar donors. You want students to stand, and that will result in a bunch of big donors complaining that they have to stand.

2. We have a poor student turn out a lot of times. Having students in the first few rows around the court would make the place look empty and really hurt atmosphere when they do not fill the section.
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(02-13-2018 12:49 PM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(02-13-2018 12:18 PM)ODUDon Wrote:  JMO but I think relegating students to the end zone has a negative overall impact on game atmosphere. I thought the atmosphere in general was better when students used to have premium seating at the Fieldhouse and Scope (I'm old). And remember the NIT run a couple years ago when people could sit wherever they wanted to? I watched Wisconsin play this weekend and their students ringed the court which produced a great atmosphere. Of course the risk with doing this is nobody or few show up but maybe they don't show up now because they have to sit in the end zone? Compensate the relocated boosters by adding a perk like F&B delivery to their seats like they do at MLB premium seating.

I have thought about this a lot, because I would prefer to see students in the first few rows along one side of the court, but I just don't think there is any way to pull it off at The Ted. If you ring the first few rows with students you run into a couple big problems.

1. There is no separation between the students and the high dollar donors. You want students to stand, and that will result in a bunch of big donors complaining that they have to stand.

2. We have a poor student turn out a lot of times. Having students in the first few rows around the court would make the place look empty and really hurt atmosphere when they do not fill the section.

Both points are spot on. My biggest concern is point #2. When we have down years, the stadium will look even worse. Arenas that have this seating seem to have great student turnout no matter how the team is doing. We obviously aren't there and may never be there.
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