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    BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Hilton needs to come back to life, but it is easier said than done. First: JP is placing more emphasis on money than fans that will actually cheer. Yes, he wants (and needs that money) for improving our facilities, but how do you attract people when our beloved James H. Hilton Colesium's prime seats are being populated by stiffs who don't stand, or cheer. Hilton used to be a place people wanted to go, and respected. It seems the only thing they know how to do now is complain in local papers that their coffee is too expensive, or doesn't have a lid, and that the warmups are the wrong color! For the record, Cardinal is closer to burgundy than bright red, and who gives a rat's fuzzy behind about coffee, salads and deli sandwiches. Give us hot dogs, popcorn, Clone Cones and fans who cheer again Mr. Pollard! Cyclone Alley is doing their part, give us fans who respect Hilton Magic again, and not just for the women's games!



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    UGH... the magic was there Saturday....I had goosebumps most of the game.

    players make a few plays at key times.. we win.

    we were down by what 17? and get it back to 6 with the ball?

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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    When there is something to cheer about, the place gets loud. Doesn't matter what sport it is. I get so tired of listening to people whine about loud fans.



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Saturday was one of the better games for the Magic. The recruits were highly impressed with the atmosphere.

    I also thought it was one of the better days for consessions this season. We did have to stand in line, but I felt that the employees finally knew what they were doing.


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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    I am pretty sure Hilton Magic was live and well on Saturday, but we need to put a better product on the court for it to work.

    Ticket prices are as low asI can remember. I am not sure anyone cares about coffee. Now Clone Cones! Oh ya!

    Hilton Magic is still alive and well, but it can only do so much in helping a team win.



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    UGH... the magic was there Saturday....I had goosebumps most of the game.

    players make a few plays at key times.. we win.

    we were down by what 17? and get it back to 6 with the ball?

    -keep
    This shows our team has it in them, coming back from 17 down to 6. The fans were loud and Kansas struggled when Hilton was loud. The problem is that the loud must be sustained. We saw Hilton get loud, now it needs to stay loud...



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    This shows our team has it in them, coming back from 17 down to 6. The fans were loud and Kansas struggled when Hilton was loud. The problem is that the loud must be sustained. We saw Hilton get loud, now it needs to stay loud...

    I agree, but to keep it loud, the players have to make plays consistently. Can you imagine if JVB makes the 3 to cut it to 3, the roof would have came off.


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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    UGH... the magic was there Saturday....I had goosebumps most of the game.

    players make a few plays at key times.. we win.

    we were down by what 17? and get it back to 6 with the ball?

    -keep
    Yup...


    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    When there is something to cheer about, the place gets loud. Doesn't matter what sport it is. I get so tired of listening to people whine about loud fans.
    And yup...


    We had about 5 chances to turn that game...and missed every one.



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Have people really forgotten what Hilton Magic used to be? Saturday was not Hilton Magic.

    Fans used to cheer when the team needed to get picked up. Now fans only cheer when something good happens. It gets just as loud as it used to but not as consistently loud. You can hear crickets during free throws from the opposing team.

    Craig Brackins has 42 points and 14 rebounds and there are only 5K fans to cheer him when he gets taken out of the game w/ under a minute left b/c most fans want to get out to their car. It was sad



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    UGH... the magic was there Saturday....I had goosebumps most of the game.

    players make a few plays at key times.. we win.

    we were down by what 17? and get it back to 6 with the ball?

    -keep
    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    When there is something to cheer about, the place gets loud. Doesn't matter what sport it is. I get so tired of listening to people whine about loud fans.
    This.

    STOP BLAMING THE FANS!

    You sissy-baby-cry-whiners need to figure it out that...

    A. Fans are not responsible for losses
    B. Hard to cheer when your team continues to lose
    C. Hilton was a great atmosphere Saturday and was in fact loud all game.



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    When there is something to cheer about, the place gets loud. Doesn't matter what sport it is. I get so tired of listening to people whine about loud fans.
    What about season ticket holders? I know for a fact that many people who have had the same seats for years, have had to be relocated to the balcony because the AD wants more and more money from the fanbase. In their place we have arena circle and parquet sections filled with the noveou riche and stiffs. YES, money is necessary to run an Athletic Department, but maybe those in charge should respect REAL fans too...



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyd1 View Post
    What about season ticket holders? I know for a fact that many people who have had the same seats for years, have had to be relocated to the balcony because the AD wants more and more money from the fanbase. In their place we have arena circle and parquet sections filled with the noveou riche and stiffs. YES, money is necessary to run an Athletic Department, but maybe those in charge should respect REAL fans too...
    Ah, and now we get down to the root of this thread - complaining about the AD.

    Carry on...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyd1 View Post
    What about season ticket holders? I know for a fact that many people who have had the same seats for years, have had to be relocated to the balcony because the AD wants more and more money from the fanbase. In their place we have arena circle and parquet sections filled with the noveou riche and stiffs. YES, money is necessary to run an Athletic Department, but maybe those in charge should respect REAL fans too...
    define a real fan.

    1. that gives a **** load of money
    2. that gives a **** load of cheers

    you pick. rarely both come hand in hand.

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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyd1 View Post
    What about season ticket holders? I know for a fact that many people who have had the same seats for years, have had to be relocated to the balcony because the AD wants more and more money from the fanbase. In their place we have arena circle and parquet sections filled with the noveou riche and stiffs. YES, money is necessary to run an Athletic Department, but maybe those in charge should respect REAL fans too...
    I am really struggling here to find some relevance. So if these "fans" you talk about weren't being moved we would win more games?

    I am pretty sure everyone has the same access to seating as anyone else. It costs more to sit down low. That is life my good friend. I can't buy a BMW for the price of a Pinto, should I start ******** to Bavarian Motor Works about it?



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    Re: BRING BACK THE MAGIC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Have people really forgotten what Hilton Magic used to be? Saturday was not Hilton Magic.

    Fans used to cheer when the team needed to get picked up. Now fans only cheer when something good happens. It gets just as loud as it used to but not as consistently loud. You can hear crickets during free throws from the opposing team.

    Craig Brackins has 42 points and 14 rebounds and there are only 5K fans to cheer him when he gets taken out of the game w/ under a minute left b/c most fans want to get out to their car. It was sad
    Thanks, at someone here understands the gist of what I am saying..



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