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We Few. We Happy Few. Texas at Purdue Pics.

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As promised, here are pics of the epic Purdue trip. We met lots of equally nice and strange people–They think Austin is a den of liberal indulgence. The game itself had a truly amazing atmosphere - that was the loudest event that I've ever attended. Saw a few Horns down, which we considered an honor. Best part was waving goodbye to their fans as they left with four seconds left. Of course, they reserve their hatred for IU. Would love to see one of those games. Enjoy!

 

PS. This morning, I spotted a forlorn, middle-aged Purdue fan leaving the hotel. He was carrying a stupid, gold-painted construction helmet and was wearing a very sad expression. Priceless.  

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You know, that trip looks miserable.  But you're a great photographer.  

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7 minutes ago, Goo Punch said:

attendance was 14,808. 

not all derogatory.  it actually seems very cool for atmosphere.  just looks/feels a lot smaller than F.E.C.

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@TreatyOak, have you seen the renderings for the new Texas arena, how would you compare those with what you experienced at Mackey? From your pictures, it kinda looks similar.

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18 minutes ago, HtownHorn said:

@TreatyOak, have you seen the renderings for the new Texas arena, how would you compare those with what you experienced at Mackey? From your pictures, it kinda looks similar.

With Texas moving into the LBJ Library, I don't think that they are really comparable.

All joking aside, we discussed that and I'm really excited about our smaller venue. It feels better for college and the smaller size bodes well for us. Purdue's venue is outstanding but what really made it so remarkable was the way the fans interacted. The entire crowd participated in all their chants/cheers and it made for a truly unique experience. Wish we could pull that off. 

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Treaty, thanks for all of your info. The key to building a successful gym is not so much about size but rather configuration of the seats. Obviously, you want size but having as many fans as possible near the court is more important and that includes the upper deck. You want a gym that is really loud by having great acoustics and as Treaty mentioned and we all saw on TV, having great fans is huge..

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I was also up there for the game.  In fact, I am in a couple of your pictures from Harry's Chocolate Shop.  I liked that place.  The Hershey's Chocolate Porter they had on tap was the tits.

I enjoyed the Mackey experience.  I hope the new arena can create a similar environment.

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22 minutes ago, ScottS said:

I was also up there for the game.  In fact, I am in a couple of your pictures from Harry's Chocolate Shop.  I liked that place.  The Hershey's Chocolate Porter they had on tap was the tits.

I enjoyed the Mackey experience.  I hope the new arena can create a similar environment.

You've got a bald head and goatee don't you?

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1 hour ago, ScottS said:

Bald head, yes.  Goatee, no.  It is a full beard.

So YOU'RE the reason the chick in the Purdue hat is avoiding eye contact and looking ashamed...well done. 

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On 11/10/2019 at 8:10 PM, TreatyOak said:

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That is the least diverse crowd at any sporting event that I've ever seen.  And I once drifted into Utah Valley State-Binghamton baseball game

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On 11/11/2019 at 5:44 AM, 52-80 said:

nice high school auditorium

I wouldn’t sneeze at HS gyms in Indiana...

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12 hours ago, DeadArmadillo said:

That is the least diverse crowd at any sporting event that I've ever seen.  And I once drifted into Utah Valley State-Binghamton baseball game

Yeah, well, there's this place called Indiana. And that's what it looks like. 

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On 11/11/2019 at 4:44 AM, 52-80 said:

nice high school auditorium

How do you know the difference between a high school and college arena, did you get Ollie up your shoulders to measure the rim with coach’s tape measure?   

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2 hours ago, Lobo said:

How do you know the difference between a high school and college arena, did you get Ollie up your shoulders to measure the rim with coach’s tape measure?   

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16 hours ago, honolulu horn said:

So YOU'RE the reason the chick in the Purdue hat is avoiding eye contact and looking ashamed...well done. 

I get that look from all women, not just this Purdue fan in particular.

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1 hour ago, 52-80 said:

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If you don’t know that movie and you’re posting on an amateur hoops forum, you got serious problems. 

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22 minutes ago, Lobo said:

If you don’t know that movie and you’re posting on an amateur hoops forum, you got serious problems. 

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30 minutes ago, Lobo said:

If you don’t know that movie and you’re posting on an amateur hoops forum, you got serious problems. 

Hi!

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It was the story of One woman’s struggle (played by the incomparable ms. Barbara Hershey) to bring integrity and respect to her small farming town.  There was a few clips of basketball and old pitcher from Major League makes a Cameo

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30 minutes ago, Lobo said:

It was the story of One woman’s struggle (played by the incomparable ms. Barbara Hershey) to bring integrity and respect to her small farming town.  There was a few clips of basketball and old pitcher from Major League makes a Cameo

You did notice my username, right? 

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Yes amigo, just wanted to finally broadcast my real interpretation of the classic film.  Plus we've talked about it in person over drinks once or twice. ;)

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