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Florida's got it figured out. And Texas. And Oregon. And Michigan State. And Michigan. And Ohio State. And Oklahoma State. And Kansas State. And Wisconsin. And Notre Dame. And on and on.
Why should we be satisfied or complacent as a fanbase? Why shouldn't we want to dominate (on the court AND as fans) BOTH revenue-generating men's sports?
if you call yourself an alabama fan and our team plays hard, you should support them with everything you've got. some of you sound so spoiled with football. if you want to god forbid, HELP our team, go to a game and cheer already! no we're not duke, so stop complaining and do something about it!
I'm reposting this from another thread I was in:
Thought I should share this.
I've been both a football and basketball season ticket holder for the last few years. Even though I have 2 kids and a side business that I can only do after work hours, I still make time to attend 95% of the basketball games. It's very frustrating to see BLOCKS of seats open all around me. My seats aren't bad, but I want to move 2 rows down and over a section so I can sit next to my brother-in-law. He always, ALWAYS, has 3 empty seats right next to him, and more in the row in front of him. His section is in the same donation level as mine, and the only difference is he's 2 rows ahead of me. Row 20 to Row 18.
Every year, I've put in the request to move over to his section and it's always denied. We all know about making donations to the Crimson Tide Foundation to get better football tickets or bypass the list, so I called the guy over there to see if I could make a donation for basketball. He said they didn't have it set up for basketball yet, but they were working on it. So, I was denied again this year and called over to the Crimson Tide Foundation again. They still didn't have a donation system set up for bball, but they said they could help me.
To move 2 rows down and be closer to my brother-in-law. I would have to make a ONE TIME DONATION OF $7,000. Yes, $7,000 for 2 rows. So, that's one of the few things jacked up in this whole mess, and that's why most of the regulars aren't anywhere close to the floor.
Florida, Kentucky, Missouri?
There are 1.5 million+ people in the Bham/Tuscaloosa DMA.
If the best excuse we can find for an extra 3,000 people not showing up for an important game is that it falls on a Wednesday night, we might as well shut the program down.
The fact is - a lot of donors buy basketball tickets for the TP points and just don't show up. Many of them don't show up on Saturdays, either. Part of the blame falls on the administration and team for not marketing the product better to get people excited. Fans and coaches/AD should share the blame for that abysmal showing.
Even the tv announcers were making fun of it. I seriously doubt all 8,000 empties last night were people who were at church.
I believe the maximum of students allowed into the game is somewhere around 2000 anyways so while an okay argument not completely valid.
So your saying that just because we are 10-3 in the worst conference in America which is having it's worst year in the past 20 years that we could go .500 in every conference!? You're high. ACC with a down year would smoke us, Big 10 and Big East goes without saying. Big 12 we would prolly be middle of the pack with a few breaks could get to .500 but odds wouldn't be good. Only conference we would have a chance in is Pac 12. Not being a hater just calling a spade a spade.
This post was edited by Bamafan8 14 months ago
everyone should read this!
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