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Midnight Madness?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Shldr2Shldr, Aug 11, 2012.

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Midnight Madness?

  1. Yes. Give me basketball

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  2. No. I am too old and that is too late

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  1. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Brought up in the daily camera article.

    Tad said if they have the fan support, he would be up for it. I am just wondering how many of the folks here would be interested in that kind of thing? I think we are all longing for basketball, and I think a practice like that could really set the tone this year for the fan base.
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There is zero doubt that I'd be there for midnight madness.

    Are there enough people to fill the Keg, though?
     
  3. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    I think this would be a perfect opportunity to do something in the field house...
     
  4. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I'd be down +1
     
  5. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Don't think Tad needs to worry about the C-Unit not showing up.
     
  6. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Offer free admission. Sell concessions and gear to minimize the $ loss of operating the event. If they haven't begun practices and can be there, invite the former (now pro) players to make a cameo appearance.
     
  7. Darth Snow

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  8. buffsrock

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    This is
    a great idea!
     
  9. jgisland

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    If they do this there is a zero % chance I would miss it.
     
  10. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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  11. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I'd be in.
     
  12. alec10burks

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    In without a question. And I think we'd see a pretty full Keg if we had free/cheap admission.
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    okay here is what they need to do:

    1) FREE admission, but have full concession there and have a donations that go for a specific purpose, say $5 or $10 suggestion donation that goes for something basketball related.

    2) Let people sit anywhere

    3) Have contests throughout the night. How about a free throw contest versus a player. If you win you get courtside tickets for a game. They can give away a few sets of season tickets/game tickets throughout the night

    4) Bring back as many marquee players as can make it. Billups, Burks, Higgins, etc. Try to get them all there. A game of current buffs versus former buffs would be awesome.

    5) Kinda of a DUH thing, but I know that it is called midnight madness, but start the events no later 8PM. 6PM might be even better

    6) have a dunk contest, 3 point contest and a scrimmage. How about a freshman versus veterans scrimmage? They can have a 20 minute scrimmage and even another with veterans there.
     
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  14. TZISKIN

    TZISKIN Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely I'd be in (obviously)... would love to see free admission, but maybe a huge raffle of CU gear and merchandise that people could bid on to help get some proceeds. Some dinners with Boyle, a meet and greet with the team, autographs for the kids (is that a violation?)... could be awesome.
     
  15. BuffaloSoldier76

    BuffaloSoldier76 Unsound Meat Club Member

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    Was the last time we had an ACTUAL Midnight Madness back in 1994? Have we had one since then? I remember that one because I got the Powerbar Midnight Madness t-shirt signed by Slick Rick (the event happened like a week after he was named HC), but I can't recall if we've had one since then.
     
  16. Shldr2Shldr

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    They have signings near the end of the season for fans so I think its ok, the violation comes in when you either pay the athlete for the autograph ahead of time or they receive kickbacks if you sell the autograph
     
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    If you´re on Twitter, join in on the fun under the hashtag #CUMidnightMadness and/or @ mention @cubuffsmbb to let them know what we want.
     
  18. Buffnik

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    Just hit it.
     
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    Tweeted my 2 cents with that hashtag...even though I would not be able to go, I definitely think that Midnight Madness needs to happen this season for sure!
     
  20. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    I'm in full support for this event. It's an one time thing every year...can't hurt.
     
  21. BehindEnemyLines

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    Okay Tante, I'm a bit flattered that you echoed some things I mentioned, but I have to call you out on one point.

    I believe the basis for the midnight madness is that there is a set date where a d1 team can begin practices. Some teams have successfully capitalized on this by having a public (fun) practice at the stroke of midnight on the first eligible date.

    I'm sure they (CU AC) would open the arena and let the fans in early, and maybe even have some small, fun events for them, but the team couldn't start anything before the clock strikes 12.
     
  22. wsp4820

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    They should make attendance at the Midnight Madness part of the qualification for the C-Unit trip to Vegas. Have to think that would help ensure pretty good student attendance.
     
  23. TZISKIN

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    That's a fantastic idea...
     
  24. Shldr2Shldr

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    Open the doors at 10, have concessions available, some raffles for gear/prizes maybe some talks by some former players? Chauncey, Alec, Cory, anybody really. Open up at 12 with a dunk contest followed by a scrimmage
     
  25. jgisland

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    Just googled this and couldn't work out any better.

    Here is the rule:

    12am on the Saturday closest to October 15th is when this can happen. This year that means that date is Friday night October 12/Saturday morning October 13th. CU has the Thursday night game against ASU on the 11th. Out of town fans will already be in town for a long weekend for the Thursday ASU game, CU could have the opportunity to make this special. Thursday night football game (one of our better chances for a W) follow it up on Friday night with midnight madness, if this is marketed and organized properly it could be dynamite.
     
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    10/11 ASU Primetime Blackout on ESPN
    10/12 Midnight Madness
    10/13 GABF in Denver
     
  27. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    sorry I missed your post, but I looked at a lot of other schools and I actually couldn't find on that started at midnight. If you look at the ESPN schedule most start around 8 PM local time.
     
  28. BehindEnemyLines

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    Okie dokie. I'm hoping the AD is considering doing this, and that the low-cost or free admission, concession sales, etc. are possibilities for the event.

    This might be a perfect storm. Thanx for the info!
     
  29. torerobuff

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    I didn't do any google research, but if I remember correctly, the NCAA actually did something right several years ago and actually moved the official start of the season from midnight on X day to like 9PM on X-1 day to cater to fans for midnight madness events.
     
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    10/14 Treatment for liver failure
     
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