Last edited by chickod; 03-18-2018 at 02:16 PM.
Another way of looking at this: Here's the map Scroll down to the hockey seating.
As you look at the map (with Commercial Street on top which would be the far end of the arena if you enter from MLK Blvd - formerly Worcester Center Blvd), top left is Michigan, top right is BU, bottom right is NU and bottom left is Cornell.
So just got an email. It's $69 each on Ticketmaster (I obviously didn't click through to see if there are any "additional" fees). But given that it cost me about $2.00 in gas I am still happy that I drove down. I just saved $38.
There's an additional $50/ticket surcharge if you are purchasing from Egypt...
So if the "actual" face value from the NCAA (and I would need to see the printed ticket - the ones from the box office are computer generated and not pre-printed) is perhaps $60? That would make the markup $24 (40%). So there are TWO markups - the actual face value in addition to the "service" fee?
And they wonder why attendance is down? Yikes...
Last edited by chickod; 03-18-2018 at 02:51 PM.
Anyway, enough. I'm happy.
So should Quinn still be stepping down after this season?
I also stated last night that I was "100% wrong" about this team. Implicitly that (obviously - or it should be obvious) includes the coach. He IS part of the team - an integral part. I can only comment on what I see in real time. I don't have a crystal ball. I will also admit that I should probably wait until after the games to comment because I get emotional and impulsive during the game. But there is certainly no malicious intent. I want my team to win and, like many of us, I get frustrated when I don't believe they are playing up to their capabilities. We can discuss the psychology of living vicariously through others if you'd like. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you. If I were perfect I most likely would be a billionaire living on a island somewhere and wouldn't care about this stuff.
I'm a fan. I have no affiliation with the team other than I have been watching BU Hockey since 1971. My "real" work has nothing to do with hockey (or sports). It's a passion and an interest. I do it because I derive satisfaction and enjoyment from it. There is no question it is easy to say anything when you're anonymous. And that's why, as I mentioned, I try to stay away from "personal" attacks and comments directed in a derisive manner. It's fun to discuss this stuff with others who share the same passion. Sometimes we all take things too personally. Sometimes we say things in the heat of the moment that we wish we hadn't. But at the end of the day we're all BU fans who want nothing more than our team to win. Obviously there are some people on this board that I annoy - I can name them even. But it's not "intentional." I could go through life completely detached and unemotional, but to me that's not living. I don't think I have been disrespectful towards anyone and if so I apologize. If I were good enough to play at this level I would have. But that doesn't mean I can't have an opinion. I'm not of the ilk of the people who say things like, "Well YOU can't criticize a parent because you don't have kids." Really? So then should an actor or actress not have an opinion about politics because they aren't running for office? Last time I checked we still had freedom of speech in this country. Also, I sort of thought the whole point of this forum was to HAVE an opinion. People don't have to read what I say if they don't like it. But again, it's not personal (in fact I don't actually know ANYONE on this thread - I have met a few from other threads in person). In fact, I don't even KNOW if I know people on this thread. Maybe I actually do but don't know them by their pseudonyms. In any event, nothing here is intended to be hurtful or malicious.
Last edited by chickod; 03-18-2018 at 03:47 PM.
Was not addressed to anyone in particular.... but rather was a humorous jab to the entire group who (for a somewhat significant part) tend to be quickly negative about the coach. Happened with Jack Parker before he retired and at the time you would have thought Quinny was the answer to everyone prayers. Didnít take long before the board was running him out of town either...
I was formerly a tasty 7-11 beverage. Now I'm a fan of defunct hockey teams.
I have created a simple spreadsheet showing each semifinal, champion and if the early or late semifinal winner won.
He is a legend, did more for BU Hockey than anyone ever will. But the best time to move on would have been after the Drury class graduated. Then when he didn't go out on top after 2009, it became even more frustrating. Yes there were the occasional NCAA berths, and a couple chances at the FF (4OT vs St. Lawrence), but the program was no longer elite (one Frozen Four from 1997 to 2013).
BU Hockey: The trophy case is once again growing
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