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Topic:  RE: Nice Job, OZone
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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 12/5/2017 1:38:31 PM 
Please tell all.
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RPKirtland
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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 12/11/2017 10:59:43 AM 
shabamon wrote:
Please tell all.


It's not time yet.

Also, was in a text conversation with the leaders of the O Zone, and there is real talk of dissolving it entirely. I don't blame them at all.
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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 12/11/2017 11:27:18 AM 
It's officially dead and buried. The question is now: Can it be replaced by something else, something better?


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RPKirtland
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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 12/11/2017 12:36:29 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
It's officially dead and buried. The question is now: Can it be replaced by something else, something better?


Ehhh it's not officially dead and buried. But it will be soon. Student leaders are debating dissolving it.

And no, with the current changes in how easy it is to watch sports at home and crack a beer, there's some serious peril. It will take someone in a position of power in the athletic department who can devote some significant resources to it.

Not that I don't think that's being done now. Frankly, I don't know, I am not *that* plugged in. But I always wonder what could be different.
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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 12/11/2017 1:28:24 PM 
I'm just surprised there are student leaders to begin with this year. Watching the games online, I don't see anyone even standing, much less organized cheering.

If they had just 10 kids show up and dedicate themselves to being loud, engaged, and organized, it won't be long before the more casual student joins in.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 12/11/2017 2:14:31 PM 
RPKirtland wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
It's officially dead and buried. The question is now: Can it be replaced by something else, something better?


Ehhh it's not officially dead and buried. But it will be soon. Student leaders are debating dissolving it.

And no, with the current changes in how easy it is to watch sports at home and crack a beer, there's some serious peril. It will take someone in a position of power in the athletic department who can devote some significant resources to it.

Not that I don't think that's being done now. Frankly, I don't know, I am not *that* plugged in. But I always wonder what could be different.


OK, "unofficially, officially dead." You can stick a fork in it. I suppose it's remotely possible that it can be resurrected from the dead, but I'm not holding my breath.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

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RPKirtland
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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 12/11/2017 2:50:48 PM 
shabamon wrote:
I'm just surprised there are student leaders to begin with this year. Watching the games online, I don't see anyone even standing, much less organized cheering.

If they had just 10 kids show up and dedicate themselves to being loud, engaged, and organized, it won't be long before the more casual student joins in.


They have a group of 5-7 show up consistently.

Same problem that we had when I was running it in the last year, and there was a dedicated group of 10-15. No one wants to join in. Why join in when you can chill in the 200s level, splay out over six seats, and have a barcalounger?

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RPKirtland
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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 12/11/2017 2:51:58 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
RPKirtland wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
It's officially dead and buried. The question is now: Can it be replaced by something else, something better?


Ehhh it's not officially dead and buried. But it will be soon. Student leaders are debating dissolving it.

And no, with the current changes in how easy it is to watch sports at home and crack a beer, there's some serious peril. It will take someone in a position of power in the athletic department who can devote some significant resources to it.

Not that I don't think that's being done now. Frankly, I don't know, I am not *that* plugged in. But I always wonder what could be different.


OK, "unofficially, officially dead." You can stick a fork in it. I suppose it's remotely possible that it can be resurrected from the dead, but I'm not holding my breath.


I agree.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 6/2/2018 3:46:09 PM 
RSBobcat wrote:


I decided tonight it's the No Zone

We should just sell the seats and get more closer to the floor


Someone else agrees. From the Athens Voice:

Best fans in the MAC ? No longer true. Rest in peace O Zone. For decades, basketball games at the Convo had packed student sections - loud, excited, prepared, sometimes with hilarious rants. But thatís over, replaced by the ĎNo Zoneí. And those with paid seats no longer come either. When they report attendance at 5000 or so, fewer than a thousand show up. True, itís a harder sell these days with all the options, but some colleges havenít lost a beat and itís wild as ever. Amazing, the athletic department allowing this to happen. Apparently they need new blood.





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  Message Not Read  RE: Nice Job, OZone
   Posted: 6/2/2019 10:30:20 PM 
stub wrote:
RSBobcat wrote:


I decided tonight it's the No Zone

We should just sell the seats and get more closer to the floor


Someone else agrees. From the Athens Voice:

Best fans in the MAC ? No longer true. Rest in peace O Zone. For decades, basketball games at the Convo had packed student sections - loud, excited, prepared, sometimes with hilarious rants. But thatís over, replaced by the ĎNo Zoneí. And those with paid seats no longer come either. When they report attendance at 5000 or so, fewer than a thousand show up. True, itís a harder sell these days with all the options, but some colleges havenít lost a beat and itís wild as ever. Amazing, the athletic department allowing this to happen. Apparently they need new blood.




365 days since last post on this BA subject category or this last thread post in the category...

RIP?


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