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Gameday Experience

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by GSII, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    lol, Star Wars night, back to the 80s and 90s I think, mr belding (all after I left of course)

    sleeperpick appreciation night where he gives hugs to players
  2. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    That would be swim mom. Best mason fan there is. Honestly her ego and entitled behavior towards our program certainly has Ruge partly to blame.
  3. The Great PATSby

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    Mason dropped this beer add promoting on-campus drinking that says "Amplify Your Campus Experience." SAVAGE!!!!

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  4. tblack33

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    Love it, might make the trip out to Sterling to pick up a few.
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    Apparently it’s been out since March.

    They should be selling it at EBA during games like other schools.
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    Would also be cool to see this in the gold room next year.
  7. MasonSAE4

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    This is a Mason PD sting
  8. Leesburg Chankenstank III

    Leesburg Chankenstank III All-American

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  10. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Well we probably won’t have anything to bitch and moan about because there probably won’t be fans.

    that said, I hope they do some sort of virtual fan watching sessions or something for people. Although probably nobody will show up for those, just like the community nights and watch parties.
  11. Jack Strop

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    I dunno, there still could be a gameday experience—albeit, a "virtual" one. Assuming games are televised, perhaps we could run watch parties on Zoom? Of course, we'd have to all remain on mute. When we'd find reason to cheer, the audience could hold up a homemade sign, Mason paraphernalia, or use the hand-clap icon to show fan approval. It might be neat to see a grid layout of 100 muted and frenzied fans watching a Mason basketball game from their living rooms and man-caves... or, maybe not. Seems kinda Orwellian.
  12. tblack33

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    I think it would be cool, but probably too risky for the AD to host. We can't trust that Jim wouldn't start rubbing his nipples to the high ball screen handoff offense while on camera.

    Personally I think this is a great opportunity for the AD to flex some of these partnerships with local restaurants to have them host multiple watch parties with food/drink specials. I've accepted that it's unlikely that we'll have fans in attendance, but if there were sponsored watch parties at Brions/Chuys/whatever other local restaurants have relationships with the AD.

    I think the main thing they'll have to work out is to ensure that the restaurants have the capability to stream ESPN+ games. I personally haven't seen any bars do it yet so I don't know if it's a hardware issue (no smart TVs) or if it's a rights issue (does ESPN+ extend to commercial businesses?)
  13. mkaufman1

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    Lol, its not a bad idea with the restaurants to have watch parties, although I suspect that some folks will be tentative to attend with whats going on. I know I would be. It would probably be hard for the AD to host 300 people on a Zoom but perhaps they can figure out how to do groups of like 20 or 30. It would probably be good engagement to have some preseason Zoom sessions with the team in some capacity, maybe let us watch practice and/or hear from the staff. I know I would tune in for something like that.

    As far as restaurants with ESPN+, it just depends on what the bar subscribes to or tech they have available. For the most part they have the ability to get ESPN+ because they have smart TVs and subscribe to it since they subscribe to most sports channels. It has gotten much better over the years as Mason games have been broadcasted more and more. I remember back in the day I would have to argue with a restaurant on what channel Mason was on.
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    If Brions got some of those heat lamps I'd park my drunk ass out on their patio to watch games every time they played. Like you said though, idk if the demand is there from the fans to get the AD to work on something like this. I just hope they do something, my expectations are not super high though.
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    I've already asked about the heaters. They have 3! Next time I'm there I'll have a chat with him.
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  16. mkaufman1

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    Yeah- I suspect theyll do some sort of public event as they have tried over the last few years even if 10 people show up.

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