The Bannedwagon Thread

Bonniesmaga2020

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12-34-2 might even be optimistic haha. Although with 3 wins they are already a quarter of the way there!
 

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The four WNY schools really need to work something out with the Pegulas. It’s really dumb to not have an annual doubleheader over a holiday weekend. Bona/Canisius and UB/Niagara one year; Bona/Niagara and UB/Canisius the next. If it was a known entity annually, it would draw decently. Just sell tickets in the lowest bowl.

One way or another, we need an OOC game in Rochester and Buffalo every season. It’s just good business for the school.

F the Pegulas. We especially dont need to kiss their asses so we can play Niagara once a year in their building. sheesh
 

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No, I like the regional franchise. One game in Rochester, one in downtown Buffalo (against someone not named Canisius, Niagara or SUNY-Amherst). Now that's dependent on who you can get and what you've got to pay for the facility, and that's the rub.

Some poster on the Bandwagon said about 15-20 years ago that if Bona could return to some semblance of past glories, it would be considered by the locals to be "closer to downtown Buffalo than Canisius." The point being, of course, that it could dominate the Buffalo market as in days of yore. Perhaps an overstatement, but I'm inclined to agree.

There are over 2 million people in those combined metros ripe for the taking, college basketball-wise. A few more eyeballs on the screen, maybe a couple of hundred more applications, who knows. But, that's a start.

We are seeing record enrollments and record season ticket sales already without Buffalo. Why pay to play in their half empty building when we can fill ours just fine.
 

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Just so the Bannedwagon thread doesn't become like the actual Bannedwagon, maybe we should get this generally program-pertinent stuff into an appropriate thread.
 

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Does the Indiana AD get pressure from IU alums to play home games 1hr 30min away in Indianapolis? Are Penn St alums telling their AD they need to try to play some games in Harrisburg?

Can see it now, a Christmas tourney: Ball St v. IU, IUPUI & Fort Wayne St. at the Pacers arena. The IU AD better get on that
 

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Does the Indiana AD get pressure from IU alums to play home games 1hr 30min away in Indianapolis? Are Penn St alums telling their AD they need to try to play some games in Harrisburg?

Can see it now, a Christmas tourney: Ball St v. IU, IUPUI & Fort Wayne St. at the Pacers arena. The IU AD better get on that
Well, to be fair, they do typically play a rotating doubleheader every year at the Pacers' arena. It's normally Indiana, Butler, Notre Dame, and Purdue.
 

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You should apply a fresh coat of bannedwagon to your posts in this thread, BR. You forgot to mention a random 1970s game against Niagara at the Aud. Or how a day/night hoops doubleheader featuring Canisius and Buff State used to draw a packed house in the 60s. Perhaps an anti-boomer rant? Or anti-millennial. So many possibilities.

tastylicks coming in hot.
 

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You should apply a fresh coat of bannedwagon to your posts in this thread, BR. You forgot to mention a random 1970s game against Niagara at the Aud. Or how a day/night hoops doubleheader featuring Canisius and Buff State used to draw a packed house in the 60s. Perhaps an anti-boomer rant? Or anti-millennial. So many possibilities.

tastylicks coming in hot.

yeah, I'm coming in real hot. SMH. sorry to ruin the bandwagon bitchfest thread.
 

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Does the Indiana AD get pressure from IU alums to play home games 1hr 30min away in Indianapolis? Are Penn St alums telling their AD they need to try to play some games in Harrisburg?

Can see it now, a Christmas tourney: Ball St v. IU, IUPUI & Fort Wayne St. at the Pacers arena. The IU AD better get on that
IU has 100x the amount of alums we have. Penn State the same. We need to grow interest in the program. Not keep it the same. Bona is finally getting back to the attendance figures they routinely had before and slightly after the scandal.

Yes, Bona has great season ticket #s this year, but what about when the team is average and we are not coming off a pandemic? I am fine with not playing in Rochester this year because of how much we lost last year, but if we played UNI, SLU, VCU or whichever game occurs over holiday break, we could draw more than 7,000 in Rochester.

Glad to see Bona has a strong enrollment this year of 500...why can't it be 600? or 700?
 

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F the Pegulas. We especially dont need to kiss their asses so we can play Niagara once a year in their building. sheesh
I'm OK with not playing NU or CC away from the Reilly Center. Those games in Buffalo are not well attended and we have to pay a lot more $$ to play at Key Bank than Blue Cross.

It's been said before, but the NU and CC series has run its course until they improve. I get the reason why we play them, but the goal OOC should be to play as few road games as possible. Neutral site is OK, but no more than one or two true road contests.

It will cost more $, but that's what it'll take to be a consistent NIT/NCAA Club.
 

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demourse doing yeoman's work over there. He confused both gregmitch and skeller6, neither of whom understood the sarcastic nature of his post in the "Shenanigans" thread. Mitch rebutted him and skeller rose to his defense. Good stuff.
 

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skeller6 is hanging tough on his diagnosis of Shoon's "knee" problem. He saw it, he was there.

He also called gregmitch a "Commie". Whether or not that is true, it appeared to be irrelevant to the discussion.
 

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Yea I am sure that moron skeller6 knows more than anyone else. gregmitch suggested skeller6 got his info from Newsmax so he started it. Given 6's lack of rational thought, maybe he did.
 
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