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Are we fading away like UMass did after their Final 4?

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by JDK, May 5, 2020.

  1. psyclone

    psyclone All-American

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    University budget overall likely to take a big hit. State budget suffers from bad economy, drop in # of students (national survey indicates that around 16% of students are planning on NOT attending in the Fall), especially out-of state students. Fewer people in dorms and on campus, less revenue from food, etc.

    Athletic depts hit with less $$ from NCAA due to no tournament, possibly no ticket buyers at games, even if they are played.
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  2. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    There is some priceless material on these boards for Dr. Faucci and other professional infectious disease specialists. Who else better than Mason Nation to teach others how to deal with The Virus. We know how to identify one. We just don't know how to rebuild from one.
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  3. Yossarian

    Yossarian Specialist

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    Concur, especially with points 1 and 5. There are not a lot of resources and realistic courses of action available to the school right now, and those resources and COAs are going to get tighter over the next couple of years. Buying out Paulsen would consume resources and generate a great deal of criticism from a fiscal perspective. Perhaps a better approach would be to apply the $2M buyout cost toward increasing the number of scholarships for cheerleaders, screened for attractiveness, of course. Hire Big Red to lead and showcase them at every game, and BOOM! Attendance and fan enthusiasm would increase.

    Just a thought.
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  4. Yossarian

    Yossarian Specialist

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    I miss Big Red. Something about her moved me.
  5. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    These are the type of quality posts I was hoping to see in this thread. :crazytongue::cigar:
  6. Petey Buckets

    Petey Buckets Starter

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    This is a tough one. Neil Young says it's better to burn out, than to fade away. Strike one.

    Muse says I'll never let you go, if you promise not to fade away. Strike two.

    Mazzy Star says "fade into you" like a hundred times. A check in our column maybe?

    But then ODB says I don't got a problem with you f*ckin me, but I got a little problem with you not f*ckin me.

    What's it all mean?

    [​IMG]
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  7. JDK

    JDK Specialist

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    THAT IS WHY WE NEED A HIGH PAID LOBBYING TEAM.

    WE NEED TO AGGRESSIVELY FIGHT FOR WHATEVER SCRAPS OF FUNDING ARE THERE.

    WHERE IS THE AGGRESSIVE VISION? WHERE IS THE DRIVE TO WIN?
  8. GMUgemini

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    I thought the BOV already approved a student fee increase for next year?

    Also, it was Angel Cabrera’s vision to not increase student fees and he’s gone.
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  9. tblack33

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    DISCUSS.
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  10. gmujim92

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    I’D RATHER NOT
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  11. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY TO YELL ABOUT MASON BASKETBALL EVERYONE

    WE NEED A LOUD VISION ABOUT WINNING. WE NEED A DOCUMENT WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS HOW MASON WILL WIN A NATIONAL TITLE.
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  12. FreeGunston12

    FreeGunston12 Starter

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    WHERE ARE THE LOWERCASE LETTERS?!!!

    oh. found them. never mind.
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  13. allhailme

    allhailme Preferred Walk-On

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    Sir, this is a Wendy’s.
  14. Patriotsince81

    Patriotsince81 All-American

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    You mean when she walked the ground shook and everyone within a quarter mile radius moved! I kid, I kid.
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  15. Mason32

    Mason32 Sixth Man

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    353 Divsion I teams in college basketball. I wonder how many programs' fan bases would kill for the NCAA tournament history Mason's program has? 175? 200?
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  16. GMUgemini

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    Fewer than 100 have gone to a final four, and a lot of those were before the tournament expanded to 32 teams.
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  17. gmujim92

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    YOUR MEDIOCRE, CONTENT WITH LOSING MENTALITY IS WHY MASON WILL NEVER EVER WIN AT BASKETBALL AGAIN. WE NEED MORE FANS WHO CARE ENOUGH TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS.
  18. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I AGREE WITH YOU JIM WE NEED PLANS AND DOCUMENTS WITH CAPS TO EXPLAIN HOW MASON IS GOING TO DOMINATE THE NCAA
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  19. Mason32

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    One minute Mason is a "low major" and then next there's "how does Mason win a championship" thread lol
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  20. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I love the offseason don't you, lol
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