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slurpees
03-07-2010, 07:52 PM
I realize this is a stupid idea to begin with, but why not have the BU game featured as part of a doubleheader at Conte? That would get butts in the seats to both games.

Conte? What about all the BU season ticket holders who have the QF games included with the season package? At least they could just get shifted to WBA (presumably) and not have another fanbase in their home rink to deal with. Plus, I assume there'll be a good number of UMass fans there.

edit: mookie's reason is more convincing.

joegrav
03-07-2010, 07:57 PM
Play everyone's quarterfinals at the Garden a la the Super 8!

The Bruins' season is over now anyway now that Savard is hurt.

quiddlet
03-07-2010, 07:57 PM
UVM up 10... dammit I want WBA hockey!

ericredaxe
03-07-2010, 07:57 PM
I realize this is a stupid idea to begin with, but why not have the BU game featured as part of a doubleheader at Conte? That would get butts in the seats to both games.

Well, I'd prefer a double header at Agganis! Of course combining the games would never happen, but in truth I don't mind the doubleheader idea.

My guess is attendance at Agganis next weekend will be in the 2,800-3,500 neighborhood. (Which is of course, a weak showing)

quiddlet
03-07-2010, 08:00 PM
Well, I'd prefer a double header at Agganis! Of course combining the games would never happen, but in truth I don't mind the doubleheader idea.

My guess is attendance at Agganis next weekend will be in the 2,800-3,500 neighborhood. (Which is of course, a weak showing)

The thing is we have to remember that the fans of college sports teams are much more passionate / creative about stuff like this than the people in the athletic departments... Something tells me the appeal of a WBA game would be lost on most of the higher ups.

Terrier520
03-07-2010, 08:01 PM
Do we really ****ing need another ****ing reason to ****ing hate the ****ing state of ****ing Vermont?

TonyTheTiger20
03-07-2010, 08:02 PM
uh, isn't it supposed to be above 45 degrees next weekend?!?! :rolleyes: :D :eek:Must spread. :p:D

I have this weird... I wouldn't call it "respect," but "ability to coexist"... toward (most) BU fans this year. Is this a sign of increased maturity on my part, or of me being a worse BC fan?

chickod
03-07-2010, 08:05 PM
Of course, you have to remember the season ticket holders. We paid for these seats and have waited all year for the playoffs. Sorry, but no way they'll move the game. Concessions, gate, all of that stuff is a BIG consideration. Saying that you "think" the attendence will be "weak" is not a justifiable reason to move the game. I'll still bet the game would be played at the Roof. That having been said, it's a moot point. UVM is up by 12 and this game is over. On to other discussion!

ericredaxe
03-07-2010, 08:05 PM
The thing is we have to remember that the fans of college sports teams are much more passionate / creative about stuff like this than the people in the athletic departments... Something tells me the appeal of a WBA game would be lost on most of the higher ups.

No doubt... but wouldn't it be pretty cool to have perhaps even just the Friday night game there?

TonyTheTiger20
03-07-2010, 08:07 PM
That having been said, it's a moot point. UVM is up by 12 and this game is over.Yup :(

quiddlet
03-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Of course, you have to remember the season ticket holders. We paid for these seats and have waited all year for the playoffs. Sorry, but no way they'll move the game. Concessions, gate, all of that stuff is a BIG consideration. Saying that you "think" the attendence will be "weak" is not a justifiable reason to move the game. I'll still bet the game would be played at the Roof. That having been said, it's a moot point. UVM is up by 12 and this game is over. On to other discussion!

Concessions...? Erm... WBA pretzels are legendary, right? ;)

Are there really 3000+ season ticket holders?

ericredaxe
03-07-2010, 08:15 PM
Concessions...? Erm... WBA pretzels are legendary, right? ;)

Are there really 3000+ season ticket holders?

There might be 3000+ season tickets (with most season ticket holders having more than one ticket).

Looking back at friday night game 1's of the QF's attendance was: 3825, 3863, 3977, 2903, and 3214.

Seems like perfect WBA numbers to me! :D

BU Fan 84
03-07-2010, 08:16 PM
I'll still bet the game would be played at the Roof.

Interesting attitude.

Federal League
03-07-2010, 08:16 PM
It's funny you should say that. Back when I was growing up I would watch NESN Sportsdesk before getting on the bus to school, and I grew up loving the city of Boston. Whenever they should highlights of BC and BU, I would always be so conflicted, because I knew I couldn't just root for a 'good game.' I didn't follow college hockey at the time but I knew enough about sports rivalries to know that that is just not acceptable.

I think I ended up just being happy for whoever won.

I was interested in going to BU for a while though. Then I finally got my BC acceptance letter and financial aid package (which was gumming up the works) and that went out the window.

I was the same way. Growing up near Lowell, I always rooted for BC football and basketball because they were the only good programs around (I liked UConn, too, but they weren't exactly close to home).

But for hockey, I liked BU, BC and UNH because they were all good and all pretty close. I liked Lowell, too, because they played 5 minutes down the road (turned 10 minutes when they moved to Tsongas), but they always sucked when I was a kid. Part of me always hoped they'd get an upset when those teams came to town, but I never expected it.

BU fans will be happy to know, though, that I did usually root for BU in head-to-head matchups with BC and UNH. A family on my street was related to the Pandolfos, so our whole street (well, at least those who followed hockey) liked seeing Jay and Mike do well.


I have this weird... I wouldn't call it "respect," but "ability to coexist"... toward (most) BU fans this year. Is this a sign of increased maturity on my part, or of me being a worse BC fan?

You're pretty much the worst fan ever. You should just stop going to games.

TonyTheTiger20
03-07-2010, 08:17 PM
And it looks like we have a game again, UNH only down by 8 with 11:46 to go...

EDIT: Make that 6!

slurpees
03-07-2010, 08:17 PM
Saying that you "think" the attendence will be "weak" is not a justifiable reason.

Well based on previous QF games last year at Agganis against a far more appealing opponent than Merrimack with a far better BU team that barely exceeded 3806, lack of seats likely wouldn't be the issue. And the AE game would NOT be at the Roof, the rule says there must be 3k seats. My guess is the BB game would be at WBA or there'd be a doubleheaer at Agganis.

quiddlet
03-07-2010, 08:18 PM
UNH only down 6 now... while we're on the topic.

aaaaand quickly back to 11, dammit, my fault, jinx.

slurpees
03-07-2010, 08:19 PM
Must spread. :p:D

I have this weird... I wouldn't call it "respect," but "ability to coexist"... toward (most) BU fans this year. Is this a sign of increased maturity on my part, or of me being a worse BC fan?

Could it be you just stayed clear of those store brand Frosted Flakes knock offs?

Terrier520
03-07-2010, 08:19 PM
I know the reason tony wants to go back to WBA-- one last chance to duck with alan

ericredaxe
03-07-2010, 08:21 PM
Well based on previous QF games last year at Agganis against a far more appealing opponent than Merrimack with a far better BU team that barely exceeded 3806, lack of seats likely wouldn't be the issue. And the AE game would NOT be at the Roof, the rule says there must be 3k seats. My guess is the BB game would be at WBA or there'd be a doubleheaer at Agganis.

Umm... at least in my 20 years of BU involvement, every time we have hosted the AE championship game, we have done it at The Roof. And I'm not going to do the research here, but I think we have done that in the post Agganis era... so there is precedent that it would be held at the Roof... and it makes sense. They would want a sold out game with a loud atmoshpere, which would most likely happen at The Roof.

Edit: some quick research shows that we have not hosted the game since Agganis... but for sure I don't ever remember it in WBA.