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Posts posted by bullsbucsfan426

  1. 4 hours ago, 79 Bull said:

    Guys, the whole reason attendance figures are public information at RayJay is because any event organizer has to pay Hillsborough County and the TSA $2.50 per ticket actually used, not just distributed.  The Bucs, USF and others complied with this fee so they wouldn't have to pay the $2.50 on unused tickets if they would have said we don't want to know the actual counts, we'll just pay on every ticket distributed.  That would have cost the Bucs and USF at least $10,000 per game over our complete history at RayJay if not knowing the no show count.  Maybe the Bucs have just agreed to pay on all tickets distributed or maybe the regulation/agreement for the fee has expired? We'll find out.


    I'm wondering if the half a million a year would have been worth making sure we controlled the message. It's a lot of money, but it would have deprived our detractors of a major negative talking point that allows us to sell growth yearly. 

  2. 4 hours ago, BulledOver said:

    Alright Cuz!! Go for the wallet $ right off the bat no beatin around the bush..c'mon man break out of that shyness ask the new guy to pony up...😂    You gotta love it. 

    By the way...WELCOME TO THE DOC were glad to have new meat///I mean new member. You know if Dr. Latona is a psychiatrist he could pick up a lot of business off TBP


    He's not, but based on googling he does provide a different form of relaxation and pain relief. 

  3. That game in 2014 was also significantly shortened by the power I CWT ran then plus the game was tied at halftime. If they're playing a freshmen, load the box with 8 and force them to beat you over the top. 

    We don't have the likes of Deadrin Senat up the middle anymore. I like our chances if we can do a Navy 2016, but beyond that the only way to get ahead of them is to keep scoring and force them to try and keep up with you. This is a Big 10 team playing in the sweltering Florida heat in August, not in the end of the season in better conditions. 

  4. 46 minutes ago, BullyPulpit said:

    If and when we get an OCS you can kiss series like this goodbye. We won't be able to afford the type of stadium we are looking at building without hosting 7 homes games a year. That will eliminate the ability to do the 2-for-1's required to make the series against the Alabama's and Florida's of the world work. 

    We can keep RJS as an option for games like this. Cincy does it. 

    Kelly's next big job is to sell the local billionaires on usf athletics. There are 5 or 6 locally. 25M from each of them builds the OCS. 

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  5. 5 hours ago, Triple B said:

    After an hour on the phone with a Kanigit you'd never be the same again ............. and not in a good way.

    I have slept in the home of a friend who is a Kanigit and my loyalty to the Bulls only increased. Fear not for me, I have walked through the valley and emerged unscathed. 

  6. I think that this would be a great opportunity to waste UCF"s money and time. If you have the time, waste an hour or three messing around with them. that's time they can't sell tickets, get donations, or talk to their existing ticket base. We have at least 10k ticket holders right? If each of them just spent 1 hour on the phone with a UCF representative, they would be occupied for the next three and a half years. 

  7. 4 hours ago, JTrue said:

    Am I the only one who's concerned about how much money this tournament cost? Was it really even worth it?

    Given the "CBI leap" for teams that play in the CBI one year and then tend to go to the NCAA tournament the next year, I feel it's worth it. Paying $40k plus gate for the semis and one finals game is a sound investment in terms of publicity. Of course, winning the darn thing will be great publicity for the next six months. We'll be one of only four teams in the country to finish the season with a win, and you can sell USF as a winner until we take the court again. This team doesn't lose anyone outside of Lang either. 

  8. 1 hour ago, 79 Bull said:

    Not to be a downer, but 3384 was distributed tickets including comps and students.  I'll bet we sold a max of 2500 tickets at an average of $14.50 (tickets were $17 and $12) for a total of $36,000.  Still not bad for this type of pay tournament with teams ranked over 90 or 100 out of 351.


    Given you can lose a lot more on a bowl game, I consider losing 50k to 70k on a tournament where we can sell the brand and winning basketball a small cost. Assuming we win, you can sell "CBI tournament champions" all offseason. A young team that won something could sell quite a few tickets next year. 

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  9. 11 hours ago, John Lewis said:

    There was a tweet I saw earlier that basically stated DePaul would have to hope that either WVU or USF lose in the next round in order to host. Apparently, they did not have a very good attendance number last night.

    Given Rideau's injuries, may be a tough road. Of course if we win against Utah Valley all bets are off. USF is pretty close to them in ranking so the question is who the opponent is. If it's Loyola Marymount or Brown I feel confident they come here. I think West Virginia would be a road game unless attendance is insanely high against Utah Valley. Depaul is a toss up depending on their attendance performance. 

  10. 4 hours ago, Bausfkid said:

    This was a coaching masterpiece.  I defy you to find any basketball team at any level and take their top four players off the roster and have them compete and win.  

    Short term pain, long term gain for this team.  This will pay huge dividends down the road.  

    Great job CJF and staff.  

    Every time you think CJL is done he pulls another rabbit out of his hat. These girls worked so hard to win that I believe it's changed the course of the program. They fought harder than many of the more experienced and talents we've had in the years since Courtney Williams and Alisia Jenkins left. This season and every painful loss to Cincy and UCF-and to UConn won't be forgotten. I think we will look back at this season as the year USF WBB went from being a really talented team that underachieved in the post season to one that starts making big runs to the next level. 

  11. 37 minutes ago, bullsfan27 said:

    Potential matchup with West Virginia in the semis

    We have to beat stony brook and Utah Valley first. Stony brook will either struggle without their coach or be motivated to win this tournament as a testament to him. 

    Utah Valley is one of the two best teams in the tournament (they are in the 90s).

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