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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:58 pm 
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TP: Tulane goals 'still out there for us' as schedule weakens after open date

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I still believe that we have the talent to compete in this league. I like CWF's optimism and approach to the remainder of the season. However I would prefer that he upgrades the competition. We approached the Memphis game with an energy that was not seen earlier, as two TD dogs. If that was part of what motivated us to play perhaps the best game in the WF era to date, why even suggest that the remainder of the season is less of a challenge. The players have shown the toughness to go up against whomever they play. While we may look better on paper, I'm having a hard time living with the outcome of the UAB game after comments re: a lower level team. I expect us to at least break even this season but we will be in a war to do so. We could use a little Jim Pittman mentality.


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I still believe that we have the talent to compete in this league. I like CWF's optimism and approach to the remainder of the season. However I would prefer that he upgrades the competition. We approached the Memphis game with an energy that was not seen earlier, as two TD dogs. If that was part of what motivated us to play perhaps the best game in the WF era to date, why even suggest that the remainder of the season is less of a challenge. The players have shown the toughness to go up against whomever they play. While we may look better on paper, I'm having a hard time living with the outcome of the UAB game after comments re: a lower level team. I expect us to at least break even this season but we will be in a war to do so. We could use a little Jim Pittman mentality.


Wake Forest is worse. We scored 17 at home against a D that has been shredded since.

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I felt like one of the main reasons Tulane lost to UAB was they thought all they had to do was show up. For the life of me, I have no idea why we would take anyone lightly. Everyone left on the schedule can beat us including Tulsa. That being said I don't feel like there is anyone left on the schedule we can't beat if we show the same effort and execute like we did against Memphis.

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I felt like one of the main reasons Tulane lost to UAB was they thought all they had to do was show up. For the life of me, I have no idea why we would take anyone lightly. Everyone left on the schedule can beat us including Tulsa. That being said I don't feel like there is anyone left on the schedule we can't beat if we show the same effort and execute like we did against Memphis.


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Fritz is right: SMU, Tulsa, ECU and Navy - and we're likely favored in all 4 - put us in a bowl.
It's high time we do it.

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I remain disappointed that our goals are focused on merely making a bowl game. In year 3, we should be/have been aiming to win the West.


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I remain disappointed that our goals are focused on merely making a bowl game. In year 3, we should be/have been aiming to win the West.

We win 5 of 6 and only lose to USF, we could very well win the west.

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Also with the elimination of the tax break why the hell even require a donation anymore? If they want 600 bucks a ticket combined between donation and face just frick charge 600 bucks and make single games 125

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ml wave wrote:
I remain disappointed that our goals are focused on merely making a bowl game. In year 3, we should be/have been aiming to win the West.


I'll cut him a little slack here, but only a little. That was last year's goal, and we didn't get there, and talking about winning a division sounds laughable right now, given that the team has managed only two decent performances. Plus, getting the bowl win is probably more important for recruiting, I'm guessing.

But yes, in Year 3, contending for a division championship should be the goal, not just limping at 6-6 into the Your Name Here Bowl.


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Wandering Quaker wrote:
ml wave wrote:
I remain disappointed that our goals are focused on merely making a bowl game. In year 3, we should be/have been aiming to win the West.


I'll cut him a little slack here, but only a little. That was last year's goal, and we didn't get there, and talking about winning a division sounds laughable right now, given that the team has managed only two decent performances. Plus, getting the bowl win is probably more important for recruiting, I'm guessing.

But yes, in Year 3, contending for a division championship should be the goal, not just limping at 6-6 into the Your Name Here Bowl.

I'm not saying it's realistic that we'd win it, but I'd much rather that be the goal than fricking 6-6 after 5 wins last year.


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Also with the elimination of the tax break why the hell even require a donation anymore? If they want 600 bucks a ticket combined between donation and face just frick charge 600 bucks and make single games 125
Because no one is interested in buying single game tickets to a Tulane game for 125.


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ml wave wrote:
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Also with the elimination of the tax break why the hell even require a donation anymore? If they want 600 bucks a ticket combined between donation and face just frick charge 600 bucks and make single games 125
Because no one is interested in buying single game tickets to a Tulane game for 125.


His point is that is essentially what season ticket holders are paying for them now that donation is on a per ticket basis and there is not donation perk or tax deduction. Meanwhile drunk Memphis State U fans pays $30.00 per ticket at the ticket office(or cheaper on stubhub) for seats next to mine that game.

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Also with the elimination of the tax break why the hell even require a donation anymore? If they want 600 bucks a ticket combined between donation and face just frick charge 600 bucks and make single games 125
Because no one is interested in buying single game tickets to a Tulane game for 125.


His point is that is essentially what season ticket holders are paying for them now that donation is on a per ticket basis and there is not donation perk or tax deduction. Meanwhile drunk Memphis State U fans pays $30.00 per ticket at the ticket office(or cheaper on stubhub) for seats next to mine that game.

Sure, I get that but lower per game prices still allow for walkup/single game sales. Drunk Memphis State U fans aren't paying $125/game (wanna find a good way to enrage your conference mates? start charging them $125/ticket to play in an empty stadium...we're not exactly holding up our end of the bargain on the field/court as it is, I think we'd be swiftly Templed if we start price gouging). I agree the visitor seating proximity is an issue, personally I think more sections should require no donation and those should be the only per game seats sold.


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ml wave wrote:
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Also with the elimination of the tax break why the hell even require a donation anymore? If they want 600 bucks a ticket combined between donation and face just frick charge 600 bucks and make single games 125
Because no one is interested in buying single game tickets to a Tulane game for 125.


Evidently an example is hard for you to comprehend. I pulled the numbers out of thin air dopey.

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ml wave wrote:
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ml wave wrote:
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Also with the elimination of the tax break why the hell even require a donation anymore? If they want 600 bucks a ticket combined between donation and face just frick charge 600 bucks and make single games 125
Because no one is interested in buying single game tickets to a Tulane game for 125.


His point is that is essentially what season ticket holders are paying for them now that donation is on a per ticket basis and there is not donation perk or tax deduction. Meanwhile drunk Memphis State U fans pays $30.00 per ticket at the ticket office(or cheaper on stubhub) for seats next to mine that game.

Sure, I get that but lower per game prices still allow for walkup/single game sales. Drunk Memphis State U fans aren't paying $125/game (wanna find a good way to enrage your conference mates? start charging them $125/ticket to play in an empty stadium...we're not exactly holding up our end of the bargain on the field/court as it is, I think we'd be swiftly Templed if we start price gouging). I agree the visitor seating proximity is an issue, personally I think more sections should require no donation and those should be the only per game seats sold.


Then they would move to a cheaper aka non donation section. This is not that hard to comprehend

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If we win the four games we need to win to make a bowl, then the game againt Houston will 99% determine who wins the division (us or them). So the two aren't separate. Making a bowl and competing to win the division are tied together.

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Poseidon wrote:
ml wave wrote:
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Also with the elimination of the tax break why the hell even require a donation anymore? If they want 600 bucks a ticket combined between donation and face just frick charge 600 bucks and make single games 125
Because no one is interested in buying single game tickets to a Tulane game for 125.


His point is that is essentially what season ticket holders are paying for them now that donation is on a per ticket basis and there is not donation perk or tax deduction. Meanwhile drunk Memphis State U fans pays $30.00 per ticket at the ticket office(or cheaper on stubhub) for seats next to mine that game.


According to your theory you don't have the right to expect opposing fans to be kept out of your section. Tulane has to sell tickets. To heck with the season ticketholders. Just sayin'.

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If we win the four games we need to win to make a bowl, then the game againt Houston will 99% determine who wins the division (us or them). So the two aren't separate. Making a bowl and competing to win the division are tied together.


Kinda. We would likely have to win 5 to win the division with 2 of those being Navy and Houston. Houston hasn't lost in conference yet.

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Me either so I just posted the link

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