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Spring game to limit attendance
« on: March 15, 2017, 12:34:39 pm »

Don't know if it will matter, but due to construction, they plan on limiting spring game attendance to 25,000-30,000. They also will only go one way, towards the south end zone.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 01:22:56 pm »

The fact that they canceled Razor Fest will cut the attendance.  The number of people who show up with backpacks to load up on the hand outs will be reduced tremendously.

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Because of the construction work, the annual RazorFest activities will be conducted at Bud Walton Arena from 9-11:30 a.m. The event with inflatables, concerts, a pep rally and autograph lines was held on the north side of the stadium.

Champions for Kids, a nonprofit organization, will not sponsor the event this year, said Rick Schaeffer, spokesman for the organization.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated RazorFest would not be held this year. The event will be held at Bud Walton Arena and will not have the same sponsor.

http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017/mar/15/despite-construction-hogs-plan-play-spring-game-ca/

The free loaders can go to Bud Walton to fill their backpacks.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 01:32:29 pm »

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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 01:36:22 pm »

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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 01:38:07 pm »

Ric Shaver's bowl broke...


I needed a good laugh today! Thanks!
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 01:45:36 pm »

why?

Lack of space and safety if I had to guess.

Half of LOT 44 is gone or occupied with construction equipment.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 02:05:58 pm »


http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017/mar/15/despite-construction-hogs-plan-play-spring-game-ca/

Makes no sense. Hold it in a different quarter acre setting around the stadium. Shaffer is making excuses for something.

Limit attendance to 25-30K? Sorry, that makes no sense either. 

Player safety? Do we have Forrest Gump and he's going to run through the north end zone?

Bizzare article
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 02:26:29 pm »

Makes no sense. Hold it in a different quarter acre setting around the stadium. Shaffer is making excuses for something.

Limit attendance to 25-30K? Sorry, that makes no sense either. 

Player safety? Do we have Forrest Gump and he's going to run through the north end zone?

Bizzare article

Considering that's the only time they'll be in the stadium due to construction, it makes perfect sense. Only thing bizarre, is your response.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 03:12:49 pm »

Considering that's the only time they'll be in the stadium due to construction, it makes perfect sense. Only thing bizarre, is your response.

 :D

So they're doing construction all over the stadium? Nope.

And that's okay, some good people told me you don't ever know what you're talking about.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 03:42:50 pm »

This is all going off quotes from CBB. Sorry but I think the head coach has other things to worry about other than the logistics for the spring game. Which is not to say I feel he should not be speaking or thinking of it, I just feel that there are other people who would be in a better position to work the logistics of playing a game in an area that may be impacted by construction.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 03:45:18 pm »

:D

So they're doing construction all over the stadium? Nope.

And that's okay, some good people told me you don't ever know what you're talking about.

and someone told me you are yet another dup account.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 04:03:24 pm »

Who are the 2 players coming back from ACL's to participate in spring ball ?
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 04:41:29 pm »

OUTSTANDING! That should provide a valid reason for the idiots that want to b**tch about the lack of spring game attendance from the comfort of their La-Z-Boys. But I doubt it.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2017, 04:44:13 pm »

Who are the 2 players coming back from ACL's to participate in spring ball ?

Boateng I believe would be one.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2017, 04:48:24 pm »

Who are the 2 players coming back from ACL's to participate in spring ball ?

Britto Tutt and Kofi Boateng.  They both were injured the second week of camp last fall.  The second week of August, less than a week apart.  Both had their surgeries soon after and I've heard they're progressing nicely.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2017, 05:01:41 pm »

Britto Tutt and Kofi Boateng.  They both were injured the second week of camp last fall.  The second week of August, less than a week apart.  Both had their surgeries soon after and I've heard they're progressing nicely.

Glad to hear that. I know they had high expectations for both of them.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2017, 08:49:26 pm »

Britto Tutt and Kofi Boateng.  They both were injured the second week of camp last fall.  The second week of August, less than a week apart.  Both had their surgeries soon after and I've heard they're progressing nicely.

Coach B says both are at 90%

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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 07:37:40 am »

What channel will the Spring Game be on?
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2017, 07:43:27 am »

What channel will the Spring Game be on?
Whole Hog Sports said back in February that the tentative broadcast schedule has it on SEC Network.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2017, 08:00:46 am »

What channel will the Spring Game be on?

WatchESPN has it at noon on the SEC Network
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2017, 09:55:51 am »

Whole Hog Sports said back in February that the tentative broadcast schedule has it on SEC Network.
WatchESPN has it at noon on the SEC Network

That will teach me to be snarky. Given HV past pre-game history, and the direction of this thread, my question was a tad on the facetious side. Thanks for taking the high road. Good information guys. :)
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2017, 10:00:05 am »

...they plan on limiting spring game attendance to 25,000-30,000.
lol. Like we'll have more than that anyway.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2017, 10:06:49 am »

"CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated RazorFest would not be held this year. The event will be held at Bud Walton Arena and will not have the same sponsor."
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2017, 10:27:10 am »

lol. Like we'll have more than that anyway.

Not now, they're limiting it.......
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2017, 11:01:46 am »

This is a left field question but there has been a lot of construction debris and dirt filter over the field. How do they clean that up. 
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2017, 11:27:42 am »

The reported attendance last year was 30,400.  I doubt that many actually sat in the stands and watched the game.  So their estimated limit is basically going off of last years attendance.  I don't think too many people will be turned away if any.

I just don't understand people b'tching about this.  It's during a construction year.  It's for 1 year 1 spring game.  If it's for safety, logistics or whatever it's very understandable.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2017, 11:40:51 am »

The reported attendance last year was 30,400.  I doubt that many actually sat in the stands and watched the game.  So their estimated limit is basically going off of last years attendance.  I don't think too many people will be turned away if any.

I just don't understand people b'tching about this.  It's during a construction year.  It's for 1 year 1 spring game.  If it's for safety, logistics or whatever it's very understandable.

Because for some here EVERYTHING is a conspiracy or a cover up.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2017, 11:42:38 am »

Because for some here EVERYTHING is a conspiracy or a cover up.

Correct, Jeff doesn't want everyone to see his underground parking lot for AD'S only, everyone knows those cameras are fake news.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2017, 11:44:49 am »

Correct, Jeff doesn't want everyone to see his underground parking lot for AD'S only where he parks his Harley, everyone knows those cameras are fake news.

FIFY.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2017, 11:50:09 am »

Correct, Jeff doesn't want everyone to see his underground parking lot for AD'S only, everyone knows those cameras are fake news.

I'm reporting you to Ashley Judd for threatening me
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2017, 11:52:57 am »

I'm reporting you to Ashley Judd for threatening me

Fine, I'm telling Rachel Maddow that you're a closet liberal.
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« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2017, 11:58:58 am »

FIFY.

Everyone knows Harley's aren't allowed to be owned by athletic department employees anymore.
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« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2017, 11:59:46 am »

Fine, I'm telling Rachel Maddow that you're a closet liberal.

Cha ching! Man you guys are on a roll today!
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2017, 03:44:26 pm »

lol. Like we'll have more than that anyway.

Spring Game Attendance through the past years:

2010- ?
2011- 42,000
2012- 45,250
2013- 51,088 (record)
2014- 30,000
2015- 41,200
2016- 30,546
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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2017, 04:01:38 pm »

Everyone knows Harley's aren't allowed to be owned by athletic department employees anymore.

I see what you did there...
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2017, 05:32:45 pm »

We will see.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2017, 05:59:29 am »

Got an idea that will likely draw fire:  Take the Spring Game to Little Rock and WMS.  Let that section of the State see the Hogs.  Make it a Big Deal.  Stay out of the Construction situation and share the Hogs with the rest of the State.  Suggest it would draw a decent crowd.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2017, 08:31:55 am »

Got an idea that will likely draw fire:  Take the Spring Game to Little Rock and WMS.  Let that section of the State see the Hogs.  Make it a Big Deal.  Stay out of the Construction situation and share the Hogs with the rest of the State.  Suggest it would draw a decent crowd.

I have a better idea. Let's leave the GSD to die!
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« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2017, 08:33:23 am »

Got an idea that will likely draw fire:  Take the Spring Game to Little Rock and WMS.  Let that section of the State see the Hogs.  Make it a Big Deal.  Stay out of the Construction situation and share the Hogs with the rest of the State.  Suggest it would draw a decent crowd.

You got first game of season. Try getting people to go that one.......
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« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2017, 08:45:34 am »

Got an idea that will likely draw fire:  Take the Spring Game to Little Rock and WMS.  Let that section of the State see the Hogs.  Make it a Big Deal.  Stay out of the Construction situation and share the Hogs with the rest of the State.  Suggest it would draw a decent crowd.

They looked at moving it, decided against it.
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« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2017, 08:46:16 am »

You got first game of season. Try getting people to go that one.......

Truth. 
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« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2017, 08:54:03 am »

They looked at moving it, decided against it.

I remember going to some spring games in WMS years ago when they were allowed more spring practices. We had some really good teams back then and they still didn't draw that well. I'll admit spring games across the country were not made to be a big deal back then as they are today.
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« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2017, 02:06:42 pm »

They should just play it at Little Rock. 

I remember the days when there were two spring games, one at Little Rock and another in Fayetteville.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #44 on: March 18, 2017, 02:32:48 pm »

Makes no sense. Hold it in a different quarter acre setting around the stadium. Shaffer is making excuses for something.

Limit attendance to 25-30K? Sorry, that makes no sense either. 

Player safety? Do we have Forrest Gump and he's going to run through the north end zone?

Bizzare article

They may have scaffolding and skytracks in the NEZ by then....it's not always just a smoke screen.
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Re: Spring game to limit attendance
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2017, 05:52:00 pm »

"CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated RazorFest would not be held this year. The event will be held at Bud Walton Arena and will not have the same sponsor."

told ya!
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« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2017, 06:11:59 pm »

"CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated RazorFest would not be held this year. The event will be held at Bud Walton Arena and will not have the same sponsor."

I'll take my groveling apologies from hogsanity and ricepig now

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« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2017, 07:59:57 pm »

They may have scaffolding and skytracks in the NEZ by then....it's not always just a smoke screen.

Rumor has it they are putting in a skeet range.
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