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-- D. Royal-Mack Brown how to coach a team after a losing season
So the Taco Bell commercials they played over and over while I was down there are going to sound more even next year? Awesome.
The different kinds of negative comments I can make right now are endless but to be honest i'm tired of complaining.
Can we get better wireless reception for phones, etc. added to the scope?
Different people. It is virtually cost prohibitive to plan to fix a wireless calling scope of 110k+ people in one square mile that only occurs 6 days a year for 7 hours. It is wasted investment the rest of the year. High volume temp facilities don't make sense because of the huge setup costs involved to design, build, move,and connect for no additional revenues. If the carriers stayed with the old usage based model, it would have come closer. Now it is all about plan breakage (people overbuying minutes or data).
It will likely improve a little, but not enough that anyone is ever happy.
Good. Complaining about upgrades would have been brutal anyway.
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
Some of the commercials last year were very obnoxious, and the timing of when they were played was terrible. The Athletic Department is aware of it and will be scaling back on the level of obnoxious in the ads.
At some point, it needs to be about college football, not the scoreboard, not the commercials.
I'm glad they're making improvements, particularly with sound modulation, but it doesn't really hit at the heart of the matter.
Less obtrusive commercials, where you can carry on a conversation with the person next to you and not be jolted out of your seat when the loudspeaker goes on, are what's called for. It's so loud, you feel like you're in homeroom and the principal is speaking and everybody has to shut up.
That's not marketing, that's overkill.
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2A High School football. That's where it's at.
Everything is still pure and traditional at that level.
There's a way to make it a better environment than what Texas does now.
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In contrast, go to a game at Notre Dame. They do none of that. 2 basic scoreboards and that's it.
Alabama only has silent commercials. During timeouts, you actually get to hear the Tide band play, instead of Taco Bell races or some stupid kicking contest. There are no tv hacks doing sideline pieces about the weather or the game.
The Adzillatron: one of the many perfect analogies for the symbolism over substance that the Texas Football program has become. I remember being so excited for it when the "Godzillatron" was being built. It was going to be so awesome having the biggest scoreboard in CFB. Then it was unveiled as the ad revenue machine it is and not the full widescreen replay board we naively thought it was going to be.
Sitting in Section 1, I have to stop myself from looking at it, especially at night games. It is so overpowering and distracting that it really takes away from the game. Then you pump in terrible ads, loud weathermen who have no reason to be at DKR since most of us can tell it's not going to rain just by looking at the sky, and terrible canned music that further peels away the traditional college environment that most of us go to games to be around.
I was so excited when the band was moved to the SEZ but now I wish they were back in their old corner on the NE side of the stadium just to provide a counterbalance to the crap that comes out of the Adzillatron. Zombie Nation should never be played at our stadium ever again. I rarely fire off emails to complain about things (I save message boards for that!) but the wife and I almost stopped going to games 2 years ago because of how bad the stadium atmosphere had become. I've heard that someone from the Dallas Cowboys was helping make game day atmosphere decisions that year and I can believe that. It's the same stale atmosphere I've witnessed at JerryWorld. DKR should never try to duplicate that terrible home field environment.
Someone else mentioned the Taco Bell commercials. Those elicit a Pavlovian response from me whenever I see the Taco Bell logo or hear that bell being rung. WANT SOME?
Agreed. Another symptom that Belmont does not get
Please say this is on DeLoss too. I want to be able to concentrate all our problems on a root cause. Makes it easier to address.
Course now that the train has already left the station, how can any of this ever change? - how do you tell the University 'we don't need money, we need tradition'.
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It's the ridiculous concept that every second of the event must be accounted for and used. There can be no dead air. The crowd must be continually entertained in the ad's mind. Usually with inanities. They should try an experiment. Put Adzillatron on mute for a game and see what happens with the crowd. They might just realize that they're killing countless chants, fight songs and the overall atmosphere of the game. There's still room for commercials, cute videos, recognition of this group for one reason or the other, but less is more. Simple and clean never go out of style. Overload the senses and you disconnect the crowd.
If money creation is the concern then concentrate on putting a championship level product on the field. I can't fathom how much money would roll in if UT ever played in 4 MNC games in 8 years or won 3 MNC's in 4.
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
Welcome to the 21st century. Saturation of the senses is what it's all about. It keeps our youth today continuously distracted from achieving or enjoying anything worthwhile or rewarding.
But sadly I must confess, it we took all this crap off the adzillatron, would there be a revival of "Texas Texas Yee-Haw"? (among other chants)
I say no, you know what people would do? Exactly what they are doing now... TEXTING
Cell phones are the devil.
The idea is that you turn the thing off and find a balance. No, fans would not chant for hours on end. If they wanted to do that they could clamp down on their gentalia and head over to BCS. But that screen does kill countless chants by the crowd and music from the band. Usually at in opportune times.
As far as texting on their cell phones, that's never going away until the next big thing arrives.
You boys need to learn to focus. It will not be long before sponsors names are on the jerseys.
By the way, if she walks by and was hot, you would damn sure miss a play.
Oh my I sure hope DeLoss did not just read that.
Sweet, now we can actual hear he pre game videos (needs to actually get the crowd going though)!
Is EXTREME irritation an effective marketing technique?
At the KU game in 09, funniest thing I ever saw was a Mighty Fine ad with the burger on the screen because Mangino was on the sideline. I thought he would make a beeline to the Godzillatron and eat it.
Worst was the WVU game coming out of a timeout when WV had the ball late and the crowd starts 'TEXAS' 'FIGHT' when all of a sudden the adzillatron fires up and proceeds to grace us with an excerpt on one of the cheerleader's favorite foods, color, etc
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