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Postby Charleston Pony » Sun Oct 15, 2000 10:07 am

O.K. Obviously, everyone is disappointed with what has transpired this season. I will admit I thought coming into the year we would be 3-4 or possibly 4-3 right now. My concern is not what has happened so far...that's history as far as I'm concerned.

Question is: have our "fans" quit on this team? I'm hoping we don't let the disappointment of a 1-6 start ruin our Homecoming game. Let's hope we have good weather, a good turnout (is it too much to hope for 20,000?) a great day on the blvd and a desperately needed win over Nevada.

If we are expecting no more than 15,000 for Nevada, I sure hope we do something in an attempt to boost attendance for that game. Start handing out the 2 for 1 coupons or the "Dad buy a ticket and bring up to 3 kids free" deal (similar to what the Dallas Cowboys did in their early years while trying to attract fans to the Cotton Bowl.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to make the 1,200 mile trip. I will be watching the FOX telecast at my local sports bar and hope to see a decent crowd in the stands.
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Re: Homecoming

Postby ALL4SMU » Sun Oct 15, 2000 1:40 pm

I have not given up on this team. I am a long way from giving up. As long as this team plays with heart, and never quits, I will never give up on them. I will be one of the fans in the stadium against nevada.
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Re: Homecoming

Postby MustangMom » Sun Oct 15, 2000 2:16 pm

I have not given up on this team either!! Let's have a win for homecoming and lots of supportive fans in the stadium!!!

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Re: Homecoming

Postby ponytalk » Mon Oct 16, 2000 11:08 pm

I hate to be the realist, but yes, the fans have given up. They gave up before we lost a game at home. They gave up at the Tulane game, and then embarrased us some more at the SJSU game. I am not expecting a crowd greater than 15,000. If there is a bigger crowd, it will be because of homecoming in a new stadium. If more than 15,000 show up, there will be less than 10,000 at the game come halftime, no matter how the game goes.

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