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

  1. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

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    A video scoreboard is not. A practice facility is not. A team nutritionist is not. However, those will attract better recruits, thus having better teams, thus winning more.
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  2. Pikapppatri8

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    Concur its all about investment. Investment in a program like wise investments in a company to improve the end product will result in success.
  3. Vurbel

    Vurbel Hall of Famer

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    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.
  4. Pikapppatri8

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    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.
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  5. Vurbel

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    In this day and age, if you change the oil and do regular maintenance, so long as you aren't driving like the Dukes of Hazzard there no reason you shouldn't get to 200,000+ miles.
  6. Pikapppatri8

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    I would argue 250,000. The only thing that does need to be changed at that mileage are struts/shocks and maybe transfer cases. But if you keep up fluid changes, alignments, and the like -cars could make it to 250K to 300K miles.
  7. Vurbel

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    People don't understand taking the car to the mechanic for a couple hundred bucks every few months is still far less expensive than a car payment.
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  8. Pikapppatri8

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    Keeping talking Vurbel your are scratching my capitalistic happy button.
  9. MasonSAE4

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    Should we expect a decent revenue bump from ads shown on the new board?
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  10. Cedric Dempsey

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    That’s why Learfield is on your campus.
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  11. dr. gunnie

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    I guess this answers my question... can't believe someone stole this for $100.

    https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=692&acctid=2862
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  13. Dawgs99

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    I thought they might use at least one of the sides in the new practice facility.
  14. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

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    I didn't understand that either - the old press release did mention that the boards could be separated and reused in another application. I'm not sure if the new practice facility had scoreboards in it already or not, but it's hard to believe that we couldn't have used these somewhere in some other application.

    http://www.gomason.com/news/2012/1/27/205369503.aspx
  15. DJ3

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    i saw they only sold the scoreboard for 100, but the highest bidder was responsible for the removal and transportation of the scoreboard. I'm sure that is a heafty cost, so maybe it wasn't worth the headache of repurposing it
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    I hope it was someone from the boards, and they go all Office Space on it.
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  17. Mason2005

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    The new scoreboard better be ready for the first game or it'll be a weird atmosphere.......

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  18. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

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    I'm thinking some people are going to be disappointed when they see the actual size of the video screens.

    The 4 larger corner screen at the concourse entrances are about 5 feet tall by 14 feet wide. The new scoreboard screens are going to be about 8 1/2 feet tall by 14 1/2 feet wide - a few inches wider and a little over three feet taller. Doesn't seem like very much. I'm sure they were limited due to the weight - my guess is they got the biggest they could do and still be under the weight limit.
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    Insert "size doesn't matter" joke here.
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  20. mason89

    mason89 Sixth Man

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    Using this picture from the Mason Athletics FB page for comparison, the new panels might not be too bad if there's a good amount of framing. Can't wait to see it, though...

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