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Shout out to Navy Allbuffers - Make This Happen! (game on aircraft carrier)

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    North Carolina and Michigan State are going to play a basketball game on an aircraft carrier. One of the coolest things I've ever heard. CU needs to do this.

    Michigan State and North Carolina are moving forward with plans to play a basketball game aboard an aircraft carrier on Veterans' Day.

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said Tuesday night that the long-discussed game is to take place this year in San Diego's harbor. The schools have been working with Morale Entertainment to produce the event, which will include a concert on the converted flight deck.


    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/story/2011/02/08/sp-michiganstate-northcarolina-feb8.html
     
  2. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    Have they told the kids yet, that the "court" will be on station in the North Arabian Gulf???

    P.S. Those kids also need to be VEEEERY careful about signing anything while onboard..."I, Point Guard, do solemly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States...."
     
  3. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Most of our Navy guys seem obssesed with Subs and choppers, those are too small for a basketball game.
     
  4. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    idk maybe on one our ballistic missile subs.
     
  5. GoldenBuff

    GoldenBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I checked actually and did some math and Ohio class subs are not wide enough to paint a regulation size court on. The Russian Typhoon class would work though. Those things are massive...
     
  6. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Just had a sub,[​IMG]

    I think it may work at Choppers in the parking lot.
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    You're welcome.
     
  7. black&gold

    black&gold New Member

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    Yes!! Let's get CU basketball on this!
     
  8. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Cool idea but I don't like playing follow the leader.

    Better idea, get permission from the NCAA to start practice 3 days earlier and to play one extra OOC game. Play that game in a hangar someplace different in the world each year on a military base, could be air force, navy, even the army has some hangars big enough to set up a court and a few thousand stands. Bring college basketball to the troops stationed overseas. It would be great publicity for the university, good PR for the NCAA, bring attention to the servicepeople away from home. The pentagon could be involved in selecting the sites balancing the security and logistics with the focus on the location. Maybe play against one of the service academies (talk about the ultimate road game.) Bring the cheerleaders and a small band.

    It would be a great educational experience for the students who get the opportunity to go and I am sure that you could get TV to pick up most if not all the expenses not covered by the military.
     
  9. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

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    Whatever,
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    Boats and subs aren't all that.
     
  10. The Guest

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    You'd be pleased to know that yesterday when we sighted and zeroed our M-4s, the female Seabee (not a construction rate, but had spent years in a battalion) clustered in one three-round magazine and then zeroed in one more magazine. She credited the Seabees for her shooting.

    She shot flawlessly, and was done in just a few minutes. About a hundred more people were on the range for hours.

    EDIT: IRT the OP, the Buffs are welcome to come out and play in Kabul, where this Navy Buff is gonna be stationed.
     
  11. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised that they are planning on playing this outdoors on the flight deck of whatever carrier gets chosen...I kind of assumed that they would set up some bleachers in the hangar deck of the carrier
     
  12. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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