Digression: Never use a message board to judge "buzz" unless people are quoting trustworthy facts (i.e., "I spoke with the ticket office and they are sold out!"). People who are on message boards are the diehard fans, and there are almost always a lot less of them, in the grand scheme of things, than you'd think. For example, it's very easy to start feeling like the sentiments here are the sentiments of the Tulane alumni base as a whole. We might have a 20-page thread about some event related to athletics, while 95% of the Tulane alumni base don't even know about it whatsoever. I would wager that there are thousands of Tulane alumni who don't know one little thing about the review in 2003, or that it even happened. Or, more to your point, 10 threads about how much fun a trip to NOLA would be, on an OM board, might constitute about 75 people.WaveProf wrote:Go to the ole miss message boards. The number one way trip that has been mentioned is Tulane. I don't know numbers, and it might be much smaller than I had hoped, but there IS a lot of buzz about this away game for them.
But I do agree with your general points, that we are a very desirable road trip, and one that they probably are more excited about than any SEC trip. They haven't been here in a while and they always bring big numbers. And I can't believe that no one has mentioned the fact that they know they can (almost surely) come to Tulane and not worry about being cursed at, spit upon, doused in beer, or physically threatened... unlike some other relatively-nearby road trips that they do more often (or at least until they get to the Quarter after the game and run into some of those "other" fans).
And don't forget the whole sundress-wearing "cradle of Miss Americas" thing, either... Ole Miss games are the most scenic the Superdome ever gets. ;)