Jared Grubbs, Mar 7, 2018
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Respectfully, some of you are missing the point. If you compare BU's attendance to Hall, Providence, St. John's, Villanova, or even G-town, yes, we are under represented because we are much, much further away. I agree completely.
However, this is not the case when comparing BU representation with Marquette and Creighton, for example. What am I missing here?
They are much larger schools.
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Creighton is twice the size of Butler and on spring break this week. Marquette isn't on SB this week (it's next week) but is 3 times the size of Butler. Creighton has also been to the BE Tournament finals twice, and Marquette had won at least a couple games prior to this season. That also doesn't hurt.
That's actually Title in real life.
Someone woke up yesterday morning and said, I’m going to go onto ButlerHoops.com and get VERY angry because someone offers me data for free that I can’t believe anyone would actually log.
AND I’m going to do so by writing 4 objectively false statements and hope people take me seriously despite that.
Whatever floats your boat, brother.
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In addition to what Hinkle said, Creighton also has the entire city of Omaha to themselves. I'm not going to say that Butler's turnout was great, but I'm not overly concerned.
Creighton has an incredibly large and strong fan base plus what else is there to do other than support Creighton bball?
Although the discussion has shifted more towards fan support, I just thought I'd get it out there that I thought LaVall did a tremendous job yesterday. Obviously, we don't know what goes on behind closed doors but just hearing the pre game speech on FS1, seeing him keeping the guys loose in the huddle, the excellent defensive game plan (shading Delgado's left shoulder, making certain guys jump shooters, etc.), and the confidence in Baldwin to not call a timeout at the end of the game and let SHU set up their defense. An absolutely incredible job by a coach making his first appearance in a major conference tournament.
LaVall is still learning, give him time. We are in tournament in his first year, we are now playing with house money in the BET, besides Boltmann could not do this three years, with a more complete roster.
Villanova Game #1. Those 3 combined for 22-43 FG, 11-17 3FG, 11-13 FT, 23 Reb, 11 Ast. 66 of the 101 points scored. Sign me up for that every day.
Agreed. Do that 8 times in a row and make room for a banner at Hinkle!
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Tyler Wideman scored our first two points and our last two points in a game that will be remembered. But what do I remember?
Before Tyler celebrated the team's hard-fought win, he helped a deflated Seton Hall player to his feet. Awesome.
Tyler Wideman demonstrated the sportsmanship award.
One thing I hadn't thought of until watching the slo-mo of the winning play this morning: It actually helped us that Kamar missed the layup. If it goes in, they have another two seconds and probably a much better final shot.
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Love the Ron Nored hug.
Right guys, so if Marquette is 3 times bigger than Butler, they should have had three times more fans than Butler, per your logic, if not factoring for the fact that they are a worse team this year with little hope playing Villanova. Marquette is, also, a bit further away. Creighton is WAY further.
The ratio was worse than 3:1, that's my point. The factors you are listing make up for some of the disparity, but it was a MASSIVE disparity, well beyond 3:1 (Marquette : Butler).
Oh, and I'd rather go to Hawaii too. My last trip to Hawaii cost, oh just SLIGHTLY more than what I spent getting to MSG (sarcasm).
ETA: I'll stop now.
I think that LJ is here for a long time and loves it! I also think we will also be very happy about that in the very near future!
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