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Post by SignMan » Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:34 am

I was watching a few minutes of the Bruins/Carolina game last night, and the house in Raleigh appeared to be only about 15% full; (coincidentally, I am having lunch today with their tix person's dad, so that could be one topic over eats).

and thinking, with all the interest on this forum, plus and minus, it is nice that we can communicate amongst ourselves, and maybe ??? agree to think more positively about the same thing we all want out of our hoopsters, and make an effort to

Fill the Bill 2004-2005..

How's about it?

each person can be .0106% of the "Fill," a small piece, each, of the puzzle.

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Post by Scott O » Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:16 am

Sign Man - lay off the hash brownies for desert at lunch today.
Retarded artistically. Idiotic in other respects.

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Post by SignMan » Wed Mar 31, 2004 10:26 am

Scott O wrote:Sign Man - lay off the hash brownies for desert at lunch today.
If you are eating "desert" at lunch, next time try the camel sundae.

I'm leaning towards either Korean...the restaurant has a take of your shoes, sit on floor pillows section, or Asian with a nice sushi bar, to go with the organic berry/juice thick mix for breakfast.

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Post by Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf » Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:18 pm

SignMan wrote: If you are eating "desert" at lunch, next time try the camel sundae.
I can assure you that is not considered "good eats."
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Post by Rudy Ruettiger » Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:56 pm

SignMan wrote: I'm leaning towards either Korean...the restaurant has a take of your shoes, sit on floor pillows section, or Asian with a nice sushi bar, to go with the organic berry/juice thick mix for breakfast.

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Post by UMass02 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:20 pm

Signman,

Who DON'T you know? :D :D :D :D

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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:24 am

Oh man, is he going to drop THOSE names, too?
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Post by UMass02 » Mon Jul 05, 2004 10:03 am

I brought this back up to showcase some analysis I worked on this morning (I have no life and I like numbers).

First, I took the aggregate NCAA data and ranked the teams in the Atlantic 10 based on average home attendance.

Dayton 12,597
Xavier 9,902
Richmond 5,918
Rhode Island 5,863
Temple 5,782
St. Bonaventure 5,337
Duquesne 4,032
St. Joseph's 3,986
George Washington 3,429
Massachusetts 3,192
LaSalle 2,352
Fordham 2,105

This is very misleading. Some schools play to packed home courts that are very tiny. To look at this effect, I divided average attendance by court capacity to get average percent of arena capacity. The capacities were listed on the various team websites. I had to find a weighted average for capacity at St. Joe's b/c they played a few home games at the Palestra.

TEAM CAP PCT of CAP
Xavier 10250 97%
Dayton 13455 94%
St. Bonaventure 6000 89%
St. Joseph's 4857 82%
Rhode Island 7657 77%
George Washington 5000 69%
Duquesne 6200 65%
Richmond 9171 65%
Fordham 3470 61%
LaSalle 4000 59%
Temple 10206 57%
Massachusetts 9493 34%

I did this because I was curious if the "programs that should be kicked out" actually drew folks. Schools like Duquesne fill their arenas more than halfway. Of course these statistics can be interpreted different ways and could mean different things to others.

If you are interested, the average percent capacity in the A-10 is about 72%.

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Post by 78 » Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:30 pm

Umass02, an extremely informative post and just another sad commentary on the state of UMass basketball.
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

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Post by MassMan06 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:15 am

UMass02 wrote: I did this because I was curious if the "programs that should be kicked out" actually drew folks. Schools like Duquesne fill their arenas more than halfway. Of course these statistics can be interpreted different ways and could mean different things to others.
You said it already, but I'll reiterate. Unless teams sell out with somewhat consistency, % of capacity means virtually nothing. If the Bill held 6,000 people instead of over 9,000, they would have filled more than half the building. I'm not saying the attendance has been good, just that these statistics are misleading. Then again, what statisitics aren't.

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Post by UMass02 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:48 am

MassMan06 wrote: You said it already, but I'll reiterate. Unless teams sell out with somewhat consistency, % of capacity means virtually nothing. If the Bill held 6,000 people instead of over 9,000, they would have filled more than half the building. I'm not saying the attendance has been good, just that these statistics are misleading. Then again, what statisitics aren't.
I agree with you. The stats I calculated may not mean a thing. Percent capacity does not indicate how dedicated the fan base is, popularity, how much money the school makes per game, etc. This type of analysis was used a couple months ago on the college hockey message boards and many brought up the same point you made.

The only counter argument I could provide is arena construction. I'm sure a good chunk of these arenas were built with capacity in mind. They were constructed knowing they could fill the place.

Remember: Mark Twain once said there are lies, damn lies, and statistics :)

P.S: I read somewhere that most movie theaters operate at 15% capacity (they make their money on the drinks and candy)........

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Post by Feato » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:16 pm

so what does the Mullins make its money on... :lol:
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Post by UMass02 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:31 pm

Feato wrote:so what does the Mullins make its money on... :lol:
Renting it out :D

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Post by MullinsManiac » Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:32 pm

And McCutcheon still thinks that keeping Lappas for another year was the right move. Who the f%$# hired this mental midget?
MullinsManiac is on a drug ... it's called MullinsManiac.

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Post by MassMan06 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:48 pm

MullinsManiac wrote:And McCutcheon still thinks that keeping Lappas for another year was the right move. Who the f%$# hired this mental midget?
What do you mean "he still thinks?" Nothing has happened since the contract was restructured. Why would his decision to keep Lappas have changed since then. And God forbid we wait until the season actually starts before we start ripping McCutcheon for his decision.

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