28.Feb.2012 AD Report Good for a Chuckle

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Highlights:

  • The WE CARE program. It helps you find lose and found items. (hehe)
  • Student athletes to greet fans at the game. (hehe)
  • Looking at ways to enhance tailgating. (Okay now you're on to something…but vague language)
  • Looking at ways to make the video board more interactive (Not sure it needs to be more interactive, it just needs less lame clips).

Read it here.

Overall, a bush league AD Report. No vision or definite plans on how they're going to improve tailgating or the video board. Just vague promises. Also, nothing about the other sports. Basketball could use an upgrade. Nothing about projects or facilities, etc. In short, nothing to get excited about.

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  • Jack says:
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    Maybe their going to break out giant stiles and let fans play Angry Birds on the jumbotron?

  • Timber! says:
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    Random ponderance about our slow Athletic Department: How long until DeCarolis fires Rueck for turning around WBB too quickly?

    • Jack says:
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      Better question:
      How long until Bobby D jinxes the womens hoops program by giving Scotty an extension?

      • CVO beav says:
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        If anyone deserves an extension, women’s bb coach would be more deserving than others. In two years he has taken that program much further along than the other coaches.

  • ean says:
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    Always pick the blue helmet in the helmet race

  • Jack says:
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    I like the pics on that page.

    Showing only the east side of the stadium? That can’t be a mistake.

    And everything shown in Parker Plaza should be moved inside Truax… or onto Prothro with some cover.

  • slamadam says:
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    sounds like theyre working hard, i guess?

  • Jack says:
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    Wow!

    Indiana just put on a clinic at home against Michigan State.

    THAT was a great game.

    The aTm/KSU game was pretty boring. But Angel Rodriguez is growing on me. He’s pretty solid.

  • Jack says:
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    Ugh! Florida at Vandy or Duke at Wake?

    I can’t stand watching games played at Vandy. That set-up is an abomination for viewing alone.

    • Jack says:
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      And I think I would rather watch the Vandy game out of a sense of competitive gameplay. I just can’t bring myself to do it.

  • Jack says:
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    Weber St @ Montana? Come on! There has to be a good game on.

    • Jack says:
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      Ahhh… there we go. Xavier at St Louis should be good.

      • Jack says:
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        Xavier is looking good right now. Wells is getting some calls he shouldn’t get, but their overall game is impressive.

    • ean says:
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      Damian Lilard

      • Jack says:
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        Another Oakland kid putting up big numbers this year. But Montana still thumped them.

        And I thought Xavier had control of their game at the half, then St Louis just ran away to start the second half. I thought the Beavs have looked cold for some stretches, but Xavier was their own ice age… in a bad way.

        • ean says:
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          yeah… Lillard had an off night though. This is definitely a PG-weak draft class which isn’t great for Jared staying. Lillard could play himself into the lottery if he catches fire but not making the tourney would hurt.

  • brownale9000 says:
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    They’re asking for suggestions. Most folks on this board have been pissed that they have such great ideas and that the athletic department is a bunch of clowns and won’t listen…well, here’s your chance. Send in the ideas. The athletic department would love to hear ’em.

    If you’re just going to complain about what IS being done, you’re lame and you’re part of the problem. Let’s see some action.

    • Jack says:
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      I think the point is that there are no real ideas being outlined here. There are some “we might” and “we’re looking at maybe” things going on. But there doesn’t seem to be a clear direction. It’s a bunch of looking at the trees and missing the forest.

      Hiring someone to streamline visual communications (signage) at Reser is not a bad idea. When I read about it, I get the feeling they want to make it as efficient as any of the Olympic/international venues I’ve been to. Tying in Gill, Truax, and the three fields across Western (even Dixon, Goss, McAlexander and the IM fields) would be a better idea. Tie in all the sports facilities for a “complex” sort of feel.

      Hell, making directional signage for the campus as a whole wouldn’t be a bad idea.

      Now we need to hire a consultant to help them not name such endeavors. Just call it what it is.

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    This is awesome! Now we’re getting somewhere!

    I can’t wait to get into the stadium and have one of the new “Student Ambassadors” show me the new and expanded Lost and Found area. JB

    PS: Riley already knows where to find loses in Reser Stadium.

  • michaelm says:
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    Comical. Honestly, lost and found customer service is the most pressing issue? I can only assume somebody lost their dentures and camo rain slicker and couldn’t find anyone to help him, so he typed up a letter to Bob threatening to cancel his season tickets. Jeez, this is high school stuff.

  • tim318 says:
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    Is this all that it takes to enhance the gameday FB experience at Reser? Really? I think just being competitive on the field would be enough.

    Recent modifications to Gill help, but OSU is joined at the hip with this behemoth and can’t do anything about it because it is a historic landmark. Therefore any exterior work has to go through lengthy/costly design and approval. Nothing says classy like painted concrete.

    Goss stadium is a decent facility (wish some seats were under cover and the sound system was better).

    • Jack says:
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      Winning doesn’t cure all. People still like to have some fun while winning. And losing happens, so some fun would alleviate the bad days as well.

      Opening Truax/Prothro to everyone is a start. That should be a concession based activity rather than some off-limits country club for big donors who already have their own club spaces and access at Reser. These people, btw, are the same ones who dress as those empty seats we see at Gill for every game… and get to play in their Club during the games while everyone else gets yelled at for standing up or starting the wave or looking at tyrant rent-a-cops funny.

  • Tim_OS says:
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    I agree in taking action, but this athletic department does not want to listen and especially to us that who are not ho. Did you notice who the athletic department surveyed? It was the people who sit in the Club section. Why would you survey ticket holders who most of the time aren’t even in their seats watching the game and are inside the club? If the athletic department wanted to get real feed back, and get a good survey they would ask all donor levels. I know if the athletic department asked some people that sit in my section that you would get some real truth on what the problems are. In the past I have voiced my frustrations, threatened to reduce my donation and have actually reduced my donation last year and it doesn’t seem to do anything. I think there is a general feeling, at least for me, that it doesn’t matter what we say or do BDC is going to continue to do what he wants to do, because he knows better than all us. If anyone can suggest other ways to get BDC attention I am all ears and willing to take action, but from what I have seen as a low-level donor, I think BDC could care less what I have to say.

    • Tim_OS says:
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      Sorry for my grammar error. Forgot to log in to be able to edit my post.

      I meant in my first sentence this…

      “I agree in taking action, but this athletic department does not want to listen and especially to us that who are not at high donation levels.”

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        No worries… we all get big thumbs occasionally when working in a “steam” mode. You write well, so your meaning is taken. JB

    • angry angry says:
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      I liked it better at “us that who are not ho” haha

      So right, though. They target larger donors. They don’t care what the casual fans wants. It’s obvious in their pricing models, too. They follow the airline/hotel model in that they’d rather have empty seats than sell cheap seats (i.e. market discovery). Everyone loses, as the larger donors just have to pay more to pick up the slack (empty seats). It’s a bad model. Auctioning tickets (in small increments of 100 or so) would be the best model and get max fans in the seats and max dollar. But short of that, just sell empty seats at a low price. It’s embarrassing to watch them operate.

  • Timber! says:
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    that AD report reminds me so much of “neat”. We’re gonna market to ourselves marketing! Exxxxciiitingggggggggg!

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Can’t get link to work, but check out SI article about the meltdown of UCLA b-ball. March 5th.
    WOW!

  • VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    I had to go back and review it again.

    It reads as something a rookie high school principal would have charged the student school spirit committee to come up with… very shallow, borderline unprofessional. No wonder Oregon is eating our lunch in the marketing department. JB

    PS: On second thought. They’re pretty much eating our lunch on the field too.

    • Beaver Byte says:
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      The AD report really is pretty bad. BDC just doesn’t seem to get it and I don’t think he is that motivated to elevate our programs. After repeated poor performances there comes a time when you should be holding a formal press conference to state how you plan to move forward and put the losing in the past. Instead, all we get are high school level non-organized weak inklings of thoughts that have little chance to turn things around. Lost and Found is not Game-Day Experience. Where is the vision to make OSU great and exciting?

      OSU Game-Day Experience:
      http://beaverbyte.com

  • Billy says:
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    No suspension for Craig for his comments on the refereeing. As I said on Cliff’s site, I guess the Pac-12 doesn’t want to give us any more of an advantage vs lowly Utah than we supposedly already have being at home.

  • Kenny Beaver says:
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    As having had occasional access to the Club, I think the beer could be colder and the hot dogs bigger. Both would enhance my game day experience.

  • VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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