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Fred F.

Joined: 08/16/1998 Posts: 19995
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We were in great shape through 1998


The Aaron Brooks season - things were still rocking. We then hit a real dry spell, with 2003 and 2019 as bright spots.

We can mock VPISU but their crowd is loud for big games. Friend (ND alum) went to ND game and said that there was something going on at every timeout, lots of loud music, lots of events to keep people engaged, that they ran the event more like a pro team than a college team. So props to them for that.

JPJ is electric, you can tell on TV. Long term high-quality product has been directly responsible for the increased fan interest and excitement. If we become relevant in football, attendance will improve. Yes, you can watch the games in hi-def at home, but game day experiences are special. The weakness here is that there are 20 years of students who didn't have great football experiences, so that's a whole generation of potential season ticket holders who are under-motivated.

(In response to this post by Wiz92)

Posted: 10/14/2021 at 09:31AM



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  GT in 90 was the loudest game I've ever been at. -- The Hook 10/14/2021 3:31PM
  Those were UVA's Golden Days -- Wiz92 10/14/2021 09:16AM
  I was an undergrad 89-93. Those games were packed!! ** -- piperdown 10/14/2021 08:58AM
  50K was the most. Stadium wasn’t expanded until 2000. ** -- Early Cuyler 10/14/2021 09:27AM
  Believe the most was 48k and change prior to -- hooman#1 10/14/2021 09:58AM
  Was using round numbers. 49,700 for GT 1990. ** -- Early Cuyler 10/14/2021 11:39AM
  The difference between then and now -- LTHoo 10/14/2021 07:59AM
  The reseating policy is and was a red herring -- rocket 10/14/2021 09:17AM
  Perhaps one of the most -- LTHoo 10/14/2021 3:17PM
  HDTV, every game being on TV at the same time -- hooman#1 10/14/2021 10:03AM
  One quibble: London coached 6 seasons -- Cutter 10/14/2021 08:25AM
  William and Mary is 4-1 right now. ** -- Kris  10/14/2021 08:48AM
  Happy for him....like I said in early Sept -- Cutter 10/14/2021 09:09AM
  Attendance was excellent through 2007 ** -- hooman#1 10/14/2021 10:15AM
  The good ol' days ** -- vwahoov 10/14/2021 07:29AM
  They put up metal bleachers up -- jdubforwahoowa 10/14/2021 06:48AM
  I dont remember pre Bryant Hall although -- hooman#1 10/14/2021 10:29AM
  Ok. Wish him my best! Go 'HOOS! ** -- jdubforwahoowa 10/14/2021 10:30AM
  OMG I forgot about the blimp! ** -- Hoo_ps 10/14/2021 2:46PM
  Clemson that year as well. ** -- TwitchHoo 10/14/2021 11:22AM
  Also recall some fake tickets were sold as well. ** -- walkthecorner 10/14/2021 07:31AM
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