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Discussion in 'Basketball' started by psyclone, Oct 5, 2017.
or they found a way around the weight?
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.
Pretty sure AJ is on Team Short Shorts also
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.
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...
Just like you like you, Doc!
I did the math - technically I'm about 3/5th's of what I used to be.
This is fantastic, Cant wait to see it and how they will utilize it.
Pictures and bios of the basketball players are now posted on gomason! Hope to have them memorized by the beginning of the season!
And pronunciation of their names!
Question of the day: If Wilson's middle initial is "S", why is he "AJ"?
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.
Patriot is speaking God's truth as if he was Moses coming down from the mountain. Amen sir. Amen sir.
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.
Would love to see a rendering of this thing - someone please throw some pics on the boards once it's been installed!
Video Board Porn --- love it
Concur its all about investment. Investment in a program like wise investments in a company to improve the end product will result in success.
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.
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.