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Game 27: Homecoming 2020 - St. Joe’s (1-12) on Feb. 22, at 4:30 PM.

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Patriotsince81, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-wanjara-cpa-mba-aaba288:

    Ben Wanjara CPA, MBA
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  2. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

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    Ben Wanjara is/was a good dude. Smart dude. Ripped too. I remember Langley for hitting that prayer against St. Francis (PA) for the win at Patriot Center and flipping off the crowd at Long Beach. I don't think, based on the brevity of his stay, that he ever saw the inside of a classroom.
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  3. Copes4Three

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    Not to mention, George Mason decided to drop a bomb on the students, limiting the number of people that could take up a parking spot, or reside in one space. They also banned alcohol in the homecoming lot, which turned off a lot of students. I'm so glad that we were able to beat a team that fired it's coach, lost majority of it's players and had late recruiting class by 7 points. The final four run has rubbed off, current Freshman were four-five years old when they made their run and 9-10 when they beat Villanova AKA the appeal of playing at Mason has decreased. You know things are bad when Josiah Freeman from Paul VI decided to sign his LOI for buffalo and didn't even give us a visit, would have been our highest rated recruit in quite some time.
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  4. Mason2005

    Mason2005 All-Conference

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    What is this bomb to students you are talking about? Student turn out was great. GK went and represented us old guys well.


    View: https://youtu.be/HHxxHgTGKDs
  5. Mason32

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    Students at HC used to fill the up overflow in the student areas, not the case this year. It was the worst attended HC game in decades
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  6. Mason2005

    Mason2005 All-Conference

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    Lol the tailgate and the game are 2 different things. I'm pretty sure only 30% of the kids at the tailgate went to the game. The product sucks guys, time to come back down to earth.
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    I went and had a good time, briefly walked through the GK area and it was popping.

    However I will say that a very large number of people I talked to (student or younger alumni) were turned off by the schools comments in the week leading up to the tailgate and decided to go elsewhere and that's a shame.

    Even though the execution was just the same as the past, it could have been more widely attended had the school just not said anything at all.
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  8. By George.

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    You came through?
  9. tblack33

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    **walked through. Wanted to grab a beer at the fraternity tailgate before heading in and didn’t have time for both.
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  10. Copes4Three

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    Yes that is because the products sucks. The TCU game derailed all of the momentum we had going into A-10 play.
  11. Mason32

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    Ok wow at the tailgate students came and got drunk? How different then every other year, what's your point?
  12. Mason2005

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    My point is why are you surprised it was the lowest attended HC game in a while.
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    Compared to last night's Dayton game, the fans at the HC game were weak. Dayton brought a few more fans, many of whom wore red shirts. But there were moments when EBA was loud and raukus, especially when Mason was about to tie the score and take the lead — EBA rocked! My point is, when Mason is playing well, in the thick of the top of the conference, and playing games that are meaningful then the game-time atmosphere will improve. Count on it. Until then, apathetic home game attendance is what we're going to get.
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    Me and my section mates all commented on how loud this particular game was. Sounded like the old Patriot Center. I remember (vaguely) those days. Looking for good times like that again.

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