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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:33 pm 
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In Atlantic City. Towson in the 1st rd. LaSalle/Alabama A&M (hopefully winner of!) in the 2nd.

https://goexplorers.com/news/2018/8/6/m ... 21-22.aspx

For those curious, Towson finished 16-14 last year (8-10 in the Colonial) with an RPI of 154. 20 spots higher than we finished.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:11 pm 
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I'll likely make the 2 1/2 trip and am thrilled to be able to see two games, but I don't understand some of these things from a financial standpoint. I remember that tournament a few years ago we played in televised by a network I never heard of in front of friends and family. This will not be well attended at all. Nobody is making the trip from Maryland or Florida, Lasalle might bring some people from Philly but it is during the holidays and Tulane will get some local diehards like me to show.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:12 pm 
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My wife and I very well might make the trip. See games and visit son in NYC for Xmas.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:38 pm 
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I'll likely make the 2 1/2 trip and am thrilled to be able to see two games, but I don't understand some of these things from a financial standpoint. I remember that tournament a few years ago we played in televised by a network I never heard of in front of friends and family. This will not be well attended at all. Nobody is making the trip from Maryland or Florida, Lasalle might bring some people from Philly but it is during the holidays and Tulane will get some local diehards like me to show.
These TV networks that nobody has heard of need inventory, I guess.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:49 pm 
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I'll likely make the 2 1/2 trip and am thrilled to be able to see two games, but I don't understand some of these things from a financial standpoint. I remember that tournament a few years ago we played in televised by a network I never heard of in front of friends and family. This will not be well attended at all. Nobody is making the trip from Maryland or Florida, Lasalle might bring some people from Philly but it is during the holidays and Tulane will get some local diehards like me to show.
don't you remember our tournament games last year from Montego Bay? Couldn't have been more than 50 fans in a convention center hall that was turned into a basketball court

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:32 pm 
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I'll likely make the 2 1/2 trip and am thrilled to be able to see two games, but I don't understand some of these things from a financial standpoint. I remember that tournament a few years ago we played in televised by a network I never heard of in front of friends and family. This will not be well attended at all. Nobody is making the trip from Maryland or Florida, Lasalle might bring some people from Philly but it is during the holidays and Tulane will get some local diehards like me to show.
don't you remember our tournament games last year from Montego Bay? Couldn't have been more than 50 fans in a convention center hall that was turned into a basketball court
Was that the one that had two courts separated by a curtain with games on each court?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:47 pm 
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We should win this tournament running away

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:08 pm 
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How far is NYC from Atlantic City? The NYC Alumni Group seems pretty active.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:36 pm 
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How far is NYC from Atlantic City? The NYC Alumni Group seems pretty active.
Two hours plus depending on traffic.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:48 pm 
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How far is NYC from Atlantic City? The NYC Alumni Group seems pretty active.
Two hours plus depending on traffic.
Charter bus with cork sucker & appetizers is not out of the question.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:54 pm 
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'... it's where we're headed.'

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:00 am 
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don't you remember our tournament games last year from Montego Bay? Couldn't have been more than 50 fans in a convention center hall that was turned into a basketball court
If you could organize an event that was attractive enough to get enough sponsors and/or a TV coverage package such that it paid all the expenses for all the teams and all the organizers (read: you) to spend a few days in Jamaica, wouldn't you? I mean, as long as sponsors or TV cover everything, teams are gonna want to go because, hey, Caribbean trip...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:28 am 
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Atlantic City is a dump especially in December. It is too cold to hang out on the beach or the Boardwalk which are gross to begin with. Atlantic City used to pull a lot of people from Philadelphia but Philly has Casino's now. Many of the other Pennsylvania casinos are closer to New York as well. There are a few nice hotels/casinos but for the most part the economy is awful and the city is really struggling. They have this dream that legalized sports gambling will prop it up.

I can't imagine the organizer is doing this for a free trip to Atlantic City. More likely lost a best and this is the payoff.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Atlantic City is a dump especially in December. It is too cold to hang out on the beach or the Boardwalk which are gross to begin with. Atlantic City used to pull a lot of people from Philadelphia but Philly has Casino's now. Many of the other Pennsylvania casinos are closer to New York as well. There are a few nice hotels/casinos but for the most part the economy is awful and the city is really struggling. They have this dream that legalized sports gambling will prop it up.

I can't imagine the organizer is doing this for a free trip to Atlantic City. More likely lost a best and this is the payoff.
Yikes (but true). My wife’s relatives in South Philly used to go to AC en masse in the old days but no longer. There are casinos 10 minutes away now on the Delaware River.

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