Author Topic: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!  (Read 916 times)

VA_Seawolf

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here's a question.  over the past few years we've talked about attendance (usually in the context of making a conference/division jump). 

now we have the victories that we all agreed were requisite before filling the stands.  what impact has this then had on attendance???

total home 47356
over 6 games =
7892 avg home attendance

which is pretty good i think, considering some of the opponents, weather, etc.  Of course, the 12k homecoming weights it a bit but whatever.  now let's set a new goal and get in the high 9s next year. 

GO SB


Attendance is increasing, no doubt!

We have a long way to go to achieve the goal of consistently selling out LaValle Stadium. But 2017 had the highest attendance average ever of 7,892 which is a great sign surpassing the 2015 season (avg. 7,268). It is significantly higher than Big South era attendance which was in the low 5ks. If we can make our student community as responsive as the local community the stadium would be selling just about every Saturday. Obviously, it has proved to be a huge challenge to draw the Stony Brook student community to the games. We need some serious reforms and marketing effort from our athletic department and the school to motivate student attendance. Student attendance was basically non-existent for the entire year except for the obligated marching band.

I find these numbers unbelievable since the stadium seems emptier than when I was a student a few years ago. Community support is up, but student support is down from the looks of it. I remember packed student sections in from 2011-2013. I don't see that anymore. It wasn't anywhere close to what it was in the Big South days at homecoming. I'm talking strictly student support here.

Student apathy has been the biggest attendance problem.

Exactly!! That's the number one thing that will hold our football program back. Fortunately, I think it's one of the easiest to fix. It's a bit late for it to matter this year, but by winning 9 games, we'll build hype and student interest heading into next year. I expect student support and attendance to be WAY up next year. Current students weren't around for the 2011-12 playoff runs so they don't know what it's like to cheer for a competitive team. They'll get that opportunity next year an I'm eagerly looking forward to filling in that added capacity in 2018. Hype will be even greater if we can beat Lehigh, then upset JMU in a couple weeks. A deep playoff run by this program will instantly start FBS buzz. Everything else about SBU is desirable, it's just the fan support for football specifically that's been lagging.

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NYStateofmind...

You are a  hypocrite... you also have a son on the field & you were bashing the play calling also in the stands & there were many others that heard you & even your family stated their dislike to the play calling.....

SBU line did not block well  in the running game & Maine strength is stopping the run;  coach elect not to use additional player on the line why.  When you continue to do the same thing again & again n get the same negative results thats.. insanity... you make the adjustments.

You also have selective hearing;  I never stated or pointed out one player & i stated a position TE & why we did we not use our TE more in the blocking & in  the short passing game against Maine. using a 2 TE set give you the option of blocking or getting the short pass off the line...  Maine was effective when they did this against us in the game.

We had Dennis #89  in the game for 1 play, we used Connor #88 maybe 7 plays; this team blocks better & we move the ball more consistently when they utilize 2 TE set... especially off the edge.

Sending Ray across the middle after a concussion the previous week  WOW;  SBU  have big bodies that can catch & we don't use them well 1  am tired of accusations of weaknesses in certain player it's a bunch of BS from individuals that are clueless. If you do not get reps in practice & use these players then don't ask for perfection.

N you to state which you did Saturday.... he thinks he know football but never played.... WOW. !% of the population makes to a D! program & you will find many coaches in the NFL & in NCAA that never played 1 down  at the D! level. 

And yes we all know you played & we don't know what we are talking about; doesn't half to be brought up again to us.

Now if you want to... GROW A PAIR..  instead of chatting n stating FALSE CLAiMS about others online;  i would love to talk w ya at pre game.



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Nope. CLEARLY you have any idea of who our son is- and if you think so, please provide our son's name or number. 

See the difference with some of us who played is we don't have to run around shouting and causing a disruption in the stands.It is just not something we do, because of the respect we have for the game, the players and the coaches. 

When I post (like others here) its to provide an "opinion" or context. I sent this post out because IMHO, you violated this most basic rule of the sport- which you don't see. Too Bad.

In all the years here, have never seen such disrespect from someone who is the Father of a player at the college level. I normally see this in pop Warner Leagues with Mommy and Daddy hollering every moment of the game while sipping on their $6.00 Latte from their folding chairs.

I knew you would not apologize and stated so. As to who coaches in the NFL etc... what bearing does that have on this thread?

As to "growing a pair" as an Army Ranger, that is something I don't need to do. I am sure you know all about war, so am sure you'll be providing all the aspects as to how to defeat any of our enemies shouting from a far away secure place, while the battle is going on.

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NY, right on brother, well said.

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I like the good vibes go SB but even tho this a weaker team that you play on Saturday you still have to make a statement.  when you look at SB they can compete with any of these teams out there but coaches i will say it again and again you have to come up with a great game plan understand if we can get the offence rolling that defense that calls themselves. The legion of wolf's will clean up the rest

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you are so right about being carefully of what you say about Coach P, because certain people get very offended. But truth id the truth. 

Chrissy D.

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Sorry to say its your ignorance that offends me.

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 whatever Chrissy I think you are a little more ignorant than I am.

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everyone relax please.  it's ok to share your opinion here but please do so respectfully or the moderators will remove posts.  thanks. 
There are 29,413,039 corporations in America; but only one Chairman of the Board.

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I'll echo what the Chair has said. Everyone is free to express their opinion. But please, PLEASE keep it civil!!! We are one big family here rooting for our Stony Brook teams. Lets not turn this into a war zone. Lets avoid getting personal...

We have never had to sanction anyone here before and I don't ever want to get to that point either.

Thanks
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