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Tad's letter to CU students

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    My only complaint is that he should have put BaconFest at the top. Marketing 101. That's what is going to hook people.

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    CU Students,



    As the CU Men's Basketball head coach for the last three years, I have experienced firsthand the electrifying environment you can create at our games. You make Boulder one of the hardest places for visiting teams to play in the nation. Your passion for CU Athletics really can make all the difference, and we need your spirited presence at ALL of our CU athletic events to give your Buffs a real home advantage.



    As many of you have heard, CU Men's Basketball is in the running to host ESPN College GameDay here in Boulder for the CU vs. Arizona game on February 22. This is a huge opportunity for all of us and we need to do our best to show ESPN why they should come to the Coors Events Center in February. They will be looking for the most spirited student fan base in ALL sports, not just for men's basketball. This week gives you the opportunity to show ESPN how great our student support can be first on Wednesday at 7 p.m., we have a game with the Wyoming Cowboys.



    The Cowboys are a tough team who beat us last year, so we'll need the Coors Events Center packed and full of energy. Then on Friday at 7 p.m. the women's basketball team has their home opener against Alcorn State. Finally on Saturday we have an action packed day of both basketball and football.



    The Saturday fun starts at 10 a.m. when we take on Jackson State where we will be giving out C-Unit t-shirts to the first 1,000 students and we will be hosting BaconFest where we will be giving away 5,000 slices of bacon before the game! After the game, be sure to join me and the team over at Folsom Field as the football team takes on Cal at 3:30 p.m. CU fans are truly the best in the country, and we need you to show your CU pride this weekend. I look forward to standing Shoulder to Shoulder with you! GO BUFFS!



    Tad Boyle
    Head Men's Basketball Coach



     
  2. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    Good letter, in some ways I think it's a good we are only a semifinalist for that GameDay game so the Tad/the Athletic Department can remind students they need to show up to convince ESPN to come here.
     
  3. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    So....Bacon at Sackygate?
     
  4. SECOBuffsFan

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    Bacon..Bacon..Bacon...MMMMMMMMMMM Bacon

    What did the rest of the letter say?
     
  5. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I really doubt the AD would need to remind students to go to bball games, we've all been waiting since March
     
  8. GoBuffs!!

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    Do you think Tad actually wrote this, or he just put his name on it?
     
  9. NW Buff

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    After the showing on Sunday, I'd say this kind of thing was necessary (and yes I know the Broncos will always be more popular with the bulk of the fan base). It couldn't hurt IMO.
     
  11. cubuffs85

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    Not sure, I don't think he wrote the whole thing, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was his ideas that were implemented.
     
  12. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Dear Bacon Lovers,

    come to the keg and eat free bacon and watch the buffs beat the crap out of some school.

    love,

    Tad.
     
  14. Shldr2Shldr

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    [tweet]400345694940041216[/tweet]
     
  15. SECOBuffsFan

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    Bacoooooon
     
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  17. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Formals + midterms + being on a Sunday is going to decrease attendance all the way around. I jack around Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and Sunday is my study/homework day, I know a lot of people who do the same and I had all of my roommates and next door neighbors bail because of midterms. The students are pumped for bball, we don't need to be reminded to show up to the games.
     
  18. cubuffs85

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    So is attendance going to be decreased on Saturday because it's at 10 AM? If so isn't the idea to get them to come?

    You're saying students don't to be reminded but you're giving my a bucket list of reasons why they had bad attendance on Sunday.

    You're always going to have excuses. I remember when they used to say on TV, that CU didn't draw well because everyone was skiing.
     
  19. Bone Buff

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    This **** is gross.
     
  20. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I don't expect a great student attendance on Saturday either because of the time. 10:00AM after a Friday night is pretty early of a game, bacon will help but I still don't expect it to be great. They're not excuses, just potential reasons to explain the lack of student attendance on Sunday and if you can't see that then I don't know what to tell ya. If it was against a bigger name than UT-Martin on Sunday people would have skipped studying and whatever to come, but a bad team with midterms coming up on the same weekend as some formals isn't going to draw very well.

    Walk up to nearly any student on campus, bet they tell you are they are very excited for basketball and can't wait to go to the games.
     
  21. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    marketing matters. Even if you are right, any smart business isn't content to just deliver the same old same ol'. By having this promo, Tad is exceeding expectations. He is associating two unrelated things that people love together.
    While that letter appears to be directed to students like you, it is miraculously powerful to bacon-loving CU fans from coast to coast and around the world.

    all of a sudden fans of all ages want bacon, want to see tad win, and want Gameday to show up on campus in February.

    BTW, your efforts to be the spokesperson of CU students and youth everywhere is charming.
     
  22. Bone Buff

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    Sounds good for the students, but if I remember correctly from last game, the non-student turnout wasn't great either.
     
  23. cubuffs85

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    Those are EXCUSES, you know that GameDay will begin at 8 AM? So a good showing this week wouldn't hurt.

    You can play the "if game" all you want, bottomline is perception matters. ESPN doesn't care if the Broncos are playing, every frat/sorority had a formal this weekend, and every professor gave a midterm. When there's 2 feet of snow, I'm sure you'll use that a reasoning.
     
  24. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I love the marketing strategy here, I just think the student attendance will be a victim of the start time.

    I'm also not trying to be the spokesperson for students, but I asked 10 people on Sunday if they were going to the game and all said they had to study for midterms. Last few weeks before thanksgiving break means lots of midterms for students.
     
  25. cubuffs85

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    Absolutely like that Tracy Flick comment in Election about Coke spending all that $$$ to stay #1.

    Has Plati or Bronson Hillard added him to payroll yet?

    Also, most diehards like myself remember when Coors was empty except for a select few games like KU, so Tad isn't attendance for granted. This isn't exactly Kentucky.
     
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    Then they'll be studying for finals when they get back from Thanksgiving, so are fans not showing up until 2nd semester? If so, we're in trouble for GameDay.
     
  27. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Does work-study involving handing out bacon and standing around Ralphie's cage in the end zone count? If so, then Yes. 'Tini has already been assimilated.

    its been my long standing thesis that Quatrro displays character and communication traits that will either put him behind bars or get him elected to congress, or both. The Tracy Flick reference is spot on. For more proof, just visit the Cal prediction thread.
     
  28. BuffaloSoldier76

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    I'm kind of betting the Jackson State game is the last one we might have a student attendance problem for prior to winter break...maybe Elon since that one is the last day of classes. The only other games we have that fall on weekend days are Harvard and Kansas, both of which should be against ranked opponents, although we'll see about Harvard since that one falls on the first Sunday of Fall Break. My observation has been that we seem to have a much easier time getting the students to the games on weeknights.
     
  29. rolandftw

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    I like the idea, but I think it's Wednesday's game that I'm hoping is packed. Wyoming won't be easy
     
  30. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    It's really not all that diffucult to understand. Here is the schedule before Thanksgiving break (Nov. 28-29th)

    • Wyoming
    • Jackson State
    • Arkansas State
    • UC Santa Barbara
    • Harvard
    Outside of Harvard, that's not a good slate of games to rely on good attendance for, as you said this isn't Kentucky, it's going to be tough to expect a packed Keg for all but one or two (Wyoming) games.

    Here are the games post-Thanksgiving break up until finals (Dec. 14-19th)
    • Kansas
    • Elon
    Here are the games during winter break (Dec. 19th-Jan. 13th)
    • Georgia
    • Oregon State
    • Oregon
    The Kansas game will be packed, no doubt about it. Since the Elon game is the day before finals so I wouldn't expect much from student attendance for that one (remember the Wyoming game a few years ago?). We always see a big dip in student attendance during Winter break due to the amount of OOS students at CU. We have Arizona on Feb. 22nd and have a good amount of time to prove that Gameday should come here, fortunately for us Stanford can't sell tickets for any sporting event (check last years Pac 12 Title Game for a reference) and neither can UCLA fans (check out their first home game of the season for reference) so we're not exactly going up against schools that normally sell their games out. It's pretty easy, we're students and for most, academics come before a basketball game where everyone knows we are going to win by 20+ (UT-Martin). For the games against good teams like Harvard and Wyoming, the student attendance will be there and it will be packed. For some, basketball will take precedent over all, and that's awesome but not all students are die-hard fans.

    Meet me in person sometime, I'm generally nice to everyone and polite to everyone unless you give me a reason not to (in-person, everyone online is an asshole :thumbsup:) I just try to offset the negativity, it's not my fault that everyone here is smarter than Vegas and other math models :lol:
     

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