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ricohill
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:28 pm

https://goredbirds.com/news/2018/11/2/m ... coast.aspx

New alternate uniforms for FGCU.

I can't have it both ways, because I've been critical of ISU not doing anything to get fans to games, but hard for me to get on the DJ and beach theme at a college basketball game bandwagon.

Jsnhbe1Birds
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:35 pm

I'm not sure how it will be executed. My guess is poorly BUT they are on the right track. Good for them. They will get it eventually.

WeLoveTheBirds
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:13 pm

That will be fun. I am glad they are trying something. I hope the students are attentive and help make the atmosphere great.

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Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:38 pm

WeLoveTheBirds wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:13 pm
That will be fun. I am glad they are trying something. I hope the students are attentive and help make the atmosphere great.
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:38 pm

Better to try and fail than to not try at all.
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Jsnhbe1Birds
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:53 pm

I think it's fantastic but will be a long road. They must keep this up.

ricohill
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:55 pm

It's not an ISU issue, but a TV issue. Wish the game was 7 instead of 6. It seems like that 1 hour kills attendance. Hope we come out and play well so people want to come back.

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BirdGrad2011
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Don’t care about most of that but let’s see these alternates.
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:24 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Hope it brings the students out
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:34 pm

isuquinndog wrote:Better to try and fail than to not try at all.
Exactly! I love how they are trying new ideas to improve the game experience.


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10kinmidwest
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:39 pm

I am excited to read about the adjustments being brought into the game day experience. last February I had the opportunity to attend my first Arizona State basketball game. I entered the arena skeptical of seeing a DJ warming up the crowd however it grew on me quickly. It brought a certain level of energy to the home crowd in addition complimented by the pyrotechnics that accompanied the starting lineup. It may seem overboard to the traditionalists but I justified it as a much milder take on what has been introduced down the road at Grand Canyon University. I intend to check out one of their games this year as the atmosphere is intriguing but sounds more frat party and less college basketball.

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Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:41 pm

Agreed the 6pm start time sucks. Too early for a lot of people who live a ways away, unless they leave work/other commitments early.

It's great they are trying to liven things up. Students in particular and attendance in general always has, and always will, be up when we are winning. There's a good amount of buzz about this team and that will help from the start. Then capitalize on that with fun/quirky new gameday ideas like this...and then win...and suddenly we have big crowds regularly again.

Anyone remember 2009 for example? That was nice. Tons of hype coming into that season, we started 14-0, had three sellouts (including one over Xmas break which was unheard of) and averaged over 8700 in conference games. I think the smallest crowd we had that year for a conference game was vs. UE on NYE and had like 7200. All four student sections were full every game. We can get there again.

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Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:15 pm



I definitely like it, hope the word gets to the student base. Repeatedly.

LOVE the drumline energy.

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bombay
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:03 am

Redbird222 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:52 am

Wait... Matt Hein is president?

Redbird222
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:14 am

bombay wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:03 am
Redbird222 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:52 am

Wait... Matt Hein is president?
Great way to promote this ... sad just over 700 views when we have 20k students.

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Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:31 am

Redbird222 wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:52 am
As a reformed former "Never Heiner", let me just say I really like this.

DannyCooksey
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:48 am

Outstanding. I know next to nothing about social media but this seems like a great use of it

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Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:02 am

For what it's worth I shared this with one of my employees that goes to ISU. Her and her friends have never been to game and they are seniors. They all started sharing the goredbirds article and are excited for the game.

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Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:42 am

Phantom wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Agreed the 6pm start time sucks. Too early for a lot of people who live a ways away, unless they leave work/other commitments early.

It's great they are trying to liven things up. Students in particular and attendance in general always has, and always will, be up when we are winning. There's a good amount of buzz about this team and that will help from the start. Then capitalize on that with fun/quirky new gameday ideas like this...and then win...and suddenly we have big crowds regularly again.

Anyone remember 2009 for example? That was nice. Tons of hype coming into that season, we started 14-0, had three sellouts (including one over Xmas break which was unheard of) and averaged over 8700 in conference games. I think the smallest crowd we had that year for a conference game was vs. UE on NYE and had like 7200. All four student sections were full every game. We can get there again.
1.) We don't have great attendance if the game is at 7, 8, or 9 either. If you hold it 7 or after, some people away will complain they get home too late.

2.) These times appear to be all about TV. ESPN calling the shots on a lot of our game times is the downside to having our games available around the world.

3.) Hopefully he students show up. If you can get dorm floors and Greek houses to come, that helps.

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