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by sader24
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: T-P, IMPORTANT
Replies: 39
Views: 2918

Re: T-P, IMPORTANT

I've never worried what most people's opinions are. I did not miss a Tulane home game until my 1st year away at college. At this point I know of 2 people in my age group that still go to games. Most of the people that "would like" a stadium will be the first people to not show up to said stadium whe...
by sader24
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: OCS vs. IPF : The Facility Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 5804

Re: OCS vs. IPF : The Facility Debate

I agree wholeheartedly with the 38K number. I agree a 38-45K stadium on campus would be the better option as far as the IPF goes. Here's the problem as I see it regarding the stadium: 1)The number that has been thrown around is 25K, that is simply unacceptable on every level 2) When you talk about e...
by sader24
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: T-P, IMPORTANT
Replies: 39
Views: 2918

Re: T-P, IMPORTANT

The student attendance argument is once again false and I can prove it. In Bowden's 2 seasons at Tulane he made a concerted effort to go visit with the students and basically beg them to come out to the games. The result was for those 2 seasons with the exception of Navy and La.Tech since it was Tha...
by sader24
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Article on College Football Athletes with Criminal Records
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Article on College Football Athletes with Criminal Recor

Let's be honest, if you recruit a guy for months or possibly years you should be able to get a good feel for whether or not the guy is a scumbag. People will slip through the cracks from time to time, but unless you have a football program that's out of control there shouldn't be many if any problem...
by sader24
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting
Replies: 56
Views: 3680

Re: The Playbook Meeting

I've gone through this many times but I will do it again regarding attendance in 98. Prior to 1997 we had 10 years of abysmal football. In the 96 home finale we played Syracuse in the Dome in front of in my opinion 3500-4500 fans tops. For our home finale in 97 against Memphis I believe announced at...
by sader24
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Yulman Stadium (Benson Field)
Replies: 6157
Views: 249976

Re: article today about a football stadium

The Superdome doesnt keep people away, the losing keeps people away. Our best attended season ever was in 1979 and that was a Superdome season. At the end of the day I would like to be a top 20 program playing in a 50,000+ seat stadium on or around campus. However, to simply believe that building a ...
by sader24
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: memo to YOGWF
Replies: 23
Views: 2298

Re: memo to YOGWF

JTS laid the hammer down on me in 2006 and still refuses as of 5 months ago to return. This was what I got banned for 5 years+ for, Houston was beating us like 35-7 at halftime and I stated on the scoreboard: "I think it's pretty obvious Scelfo doesn't have this team ready to play." Personally, I wa...
by sader24
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: T-P, IMPORTANT
Replies: 39
Views: 2918

Re: T-P, IMPORTANT

The problem is that our beat writer is not well versed in Tulane University Past and Present issues except for what she has been told by the administration. Just guessing here, but it behooves her to toe the company line in order to keep her access flowing. I'm sure she's a nice enough person, but I...
by sader24
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: I really like Ken Trahan's take on the "Playbook".
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: I really like Ken Trahan's take on the "Playbook".

I agree, Private letters are probably useless, from his defensiveness (if that's a word) it seems he has been reading them though. I'm all for public berating, it's just hard to find a consistent avenue to do so. If I was a millionaire I'd just buy TV time like Ronnie Lamarque and bash the living sh...
by sader24
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Pressure on the Athletic Department
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Pressure on the Athletic Department

I don't believe Cowen and Dickson have the slightest clue as to how to build a strong Division 1 football program. I wouldn't trust two guys who have never built a house before to build my house. I think this is the biggest issue, when LSU decided in 99 to win they didn't have bumbling idiots trying...
by sader24
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Letter to the Editor - TP 3/18/2011
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Letter to the Editor - TP 3/18/2011

If Tulane decides to become important to New Orleans from an athletic standpoint it will. The Saints didnt draw people when they lost either. I spent many a Saturday night and Sunday morning from 93-99 in an empty Superdome. The difference? After Katrina the Saints yanked Tom Benson from the spotlig...
by sader24
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: I really like Ken Trahan's take on the "Playbook".
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Re: I really like Ken Trahan's take on the "Playbook".

It seems to me that Toledo probably keeps his job with 6 wins as it will show "marked improvement" and a "foundation getting even stronger". I don't believe there is a true sense of urgency. In a way this press conference was a bad idea on their part because now we know they are listening and now ev...
by sader24
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Ed Daniels comments on Playbook
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Ed Daniels comments on Playbook

I went to Ole Miss my Freshman year of college and lived in the athletics dorm aka Kinard Hall. I was surrounded by Ole Miss/SEC football players. None of them were criminals or bad people and as a matter of fact they were actually much more well behaved than 95% of the frat kids on campus, myself i...
by sader24
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting
Replies: 56
Views: 3680

Re: The Playbook Meeting

Does saying "We want to Win" really call for a Press Conference? I mean shouldn't that already be a given? If you read through the B.S. you can see they are being pulled kicking and screaming in the right direction by widespread criticism. I find it curious they held this conference right when the s...
by sader24
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting
Replies: 56
Views: 3680

Re: The Playbook Meeting

Like I said, increased funding is a good thing but 45% above our 2007 level is not enough or something to call a Press Conference over. They nixed the indoor practice facility which is stupid. They have a goal of studying "Playing venue options" over the next 12 months with a goal of raising 60 mill...
by sader24
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting
Replies: 56
Views: 3680

Re: What was that?

When he kept talking about his SPECIAL TEAM I thought he was going to tell us he was creating new emphasis on Special Teams. Why did I allow myself to get excited about this for even a day or two? They never fail to disappoint.
by sader24
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting
Replies: 56
Views: 3680

Re: What was that?

I think there were positives in the press conference, however it seems very strange to me that the Head Coach of the Football Program isn't an important piece to the direction of the football program. If they are admitting that he isn't important then why didn't they axe him? You can't have renewed ...
by sader24
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting
Replies: 56
Views: 3680

Re: Steve, comments on the Playbook . . .

I agree, I have the flu and I was about to drag myself out there, thank god I didn't. If they really GOT IT, they wouldn't sit up there and talk to us like we're stupid for wanting restrictions lowered or badgering Tulane Alumni that didn't believe in Cowen's plan about being forced back into the fo...
by sader24
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting
Replies: 56
Views: 3680

Re: What was that?

I too was taken aback by the age of the crowd. I'm 28 and I would guess the avg age in the crowd was 60? All the more reason that new blood is needed in this program and announcements of this sort should be reserved for when you have something concrete to announce. Nothing about that conference will...
by sader24
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting
Replies: 56
Views: 3680

The Playbook Meeting

Basically, 1) We want to win 2) We hired a football specific academic advisor (1) 3) We hired a strength coach with NFL experience 4) We named our advisory board the "Special Team" yet we haven't done anything about our actual special teams 5) We won't lower our standards, blah blah blah, Rick Dicks...
by sader24
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: The Playbook Meeting for Tulane Football
Replies: 21
Views: 2682

Re: The Playbook Meeting for Tulane Football

We'll see if they get it real soon. If they come out and announce a 28,000 person stadium on or around campus I hope someone at the meeting breaks free and tackles one of them. A stadium is something we should build after the success and we've got a grasp on just what the real numbers of Tulane supp...
by sader24
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: GWU
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: GWU

Got the bats going Saturday, starting to feel a little more optimistic than I was last week. Just need a win of any variety Sunday.
by sader24
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: GWU
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: GWU

Really need a sweep here to get some momentum going and some confidence at the plate.
by sader24
Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: GWU
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: GWU

Tulane 5 GWU 4 Final.
by sader24
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: GWU
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: GWU

We're down 4-3 in the 8th.