Welcome to MasonHoops.com

Jump in to the discussion! Sign up is easy, we want to hear what you have to say!

Sign Up

New Video Board

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by psyclone, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Starter

    Likes Received:
    1,008
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    or they found a way around the weight?
  2. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    1,136
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    Central Illinois
    My guess is the boards today weigh about 1/6 of what they used to weigh... I moved some old tv's out of my parents basement this past weekend and it really is amazing how light the new screens are.
    DAK, DJ3, BandWagon18 and 2 others like this.
  3. Patriot8

    Patriot8 Starter

    Likes Received:
    485
    Trophy Points:
    790
    Location:
    Knoxville, TN
    Pretty sure AJ is on Team Short Shorts also
  4. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Starter

    Likes Received:
    1,008
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    Agreed. The bigger thing is that Brad wanted something done, got it done and that was that. Not years of excuses and baloney. Granted maybe the technology changed, but they still got something done and thats what matters.
    Steve33 and EXpatriot13 like this.
  5. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    1,136
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    Central Illinois
    I just want a cool into video with some throwback video clips of the past, views of DC and N VA, and clips of our current players...

  6. gmutom

    gmutom All-American

    Likes Received:
    3,133
    Trophy Points:
    4,840
    Just like you like you, Doc! :cool:
  7. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    1,136
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    Central Illinois
    I did the math - technically I'm about 3/5th's of what I used to be. :oface:
    gmujim92 and gmutom like this.
  8. Steve33

    Steve33 Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    192
    Trophy Points:
    418
    This is fantastic, Cant wait to see it and how they will utilize it.
  9. MasonCrew

    MasonCrew Starter

    Likes Received:
    457
    Trophy Points:
    1,290
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    gmujim92 likes this.
  10. psyclone

    psyclone All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    665
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    gmujim92 likes this.
  11. psyclone

    psyclone All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    665
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    And pronunciation of their names!

    Question of the day: If Wilson's middle initial is "S", why is he "AJ"?
  12. mason89

    mason89 Starter

    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    790
    MasonFanatic and gmujim92 like this.
  13. patriot2000

    patriot2000 Starter

    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    1,290
    Location:
    Delaware
    I was told that Skinny Gunnie's assumption is correct - the modern video scoreboard is so significantly lighter than the old ones that it became a reality without reinforcing the roof. Remember that the old "The roof can't support it" line was really in response to ONE specific scoreboard - we were offered a freebie and didn't take it. Everybody lost their shit that we didn't take a free scoreboard and the response was that the roof couldn't support it. We can assume that's true because why the hell would we turn down a free board? No one ever told us "EBA CANNOT have a video scoreboard because of the roof." But we never budgeted for actually BUYING one that our roof COULD support until now.

    We are all understandably thrilled by this because it's not about a scoreboard. It's about investing and reinvesting and reinvesting in the school's flagship athletic program, something that seemed to be lacking in the past. We will find many things to disagree with the AD on, because we're human, but you cannot deny that significant investment has been made in the future of Mason basketball over the past few years.

    If I never see a Mason Final Four again, I'll be okay with it, but I'm ready to challenge for A10 titles and a nice streak of NCAA tournament appearances, and we just didn't used to spend the money (or spend it wisely enough) to make that happen. I'm excited to believe that that's changing. A video scoreboard isn't going to help us win a championship, but to me it's symbolic of a greater change.
  14. Pikapppatri8

    Pikapppatri8 Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,319
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Patriot is speaking God's truth as if he was Moses coming down from the mountain. Amen sir. Amen sir.
  15. Cedric Dempsey

    Cedric Dempsey Specialist

    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    220
    Location:
    B1G Country
    Some how I don't buy into the scoreboard/roof thingy. You can hang a monster board, but you won't be doing any more concerts. Total load threshold for your concerts is the issue, as well as the revenue generated.
  16. EXpatriot13

    EXpatriot13 Starter

    Likes Received:
    577
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    Location:
    Hoboken, NJ
    Would love to see a rendering of this thing - someone please throw some pics on the boards once it's been installed!
    BandWagon18 likes this.
  17. Pikapppatri8

    Pikapppatri8 Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,319
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Video Board Porn --- love it
  18. Pikapppatri8

    Pikapppatri8 Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,319
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Concur its all about investment. Investment in a program like wise investments in a company to improve the end product will result in success.
  19. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,604
    Trophy Points:
    12,840
    There's an analogy somewhere about changing your oil in your car, or not doing it and having more money in the short term, and having to pay more later on down the road, but it's past my bedtime.
  20. Pikapppatri8

    Pikapppatri8 Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,319
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    You just described my sister in law who didn't change her oil for three years and then bitches about her gaskets leaking like a sive and valve damage calling her car a piece of shit. I told her she was a piece of shit car owner.
    Mason2005 likes this.

Share This Page