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    Nebraska's 300th sellout


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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Would that be actual sellouts or the Hawkeye slant the truth type of sellout?



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Would that be actual sellouts or the Hawkeye slant the truth type of sellout?
    I am guessing legit sell-outs and they almost even sold out their Spring Game if that says anything!!!!



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Oh the tickets are sold, but there are always empty seats. I hate the concept of sell-outs... there is such a gray area.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Tickets have been extremely easy to come by since I've lived in Omaha. There are only a handful of games where I haven't had access to free tickets. Off the top of my head, USC a few years back and Missouri last season were tough to come by.



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    I would say more the Hawkeye slant type, lot of Omaha companies buying up tix and giving them free to there empoyees.



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Would that be actual sellouts or the Hawkeye slant the truth type of sellout?
    Boy, this comment just never gets old

    Like the ISU admins never embellish or sugar coat attendance numbers. Doesn't every school do this is one way or another?


    There was one?

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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Would that be actual sellouts or the Hawkeye slant the truth type of sellout?
    There were some bogus sellouts during the lean Callahan years.



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    IMO, it's sell-out. Not attend-out.

    So if the ticket is sold - it counts. No game in the country would ever be "soldout" if you counted butts in seats.

    Which is what makes the iowa thing so bogus. You can't call a game soldout, and still have swaths of 30 seats available at the ticketoffice.

    Who on here did that? The game was announced as a sellout, and at kickoff somebody was able to get 100 or so tickets online.



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Oh the tickets are sold, but there are always empty seats. I hate the concept of sell-outs... there is such a gray area.
    How is it a gray area exactly? If the ticket is sold, it's not the like the school can force people into going.

    Whether or not that person (or persons) shows up doesn't matter if the money has all ready changed hands.



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone456 View Post
    I would say more the Hawkeye slant type, lot of Omaha companies buying up tix and giving them free to there empoyees.
    If companies are buying the tickets, what's the difference?




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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    A sell-out is a sell-out. You cannot expect an athletic department to attempt to look at every seat to account for people who did not come.

    If you can buy tickets up to the game's kick-off, it is not a sell-out.



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

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    Sounds like a nice piece of art.
    I thought this was the set up for a Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    The bottom line is that come this Saturday, dating back to 1962, every ticket for every Nebraska home football game had been sold through the ticket office. That's simply the fact.

    If a fan chooses to let his ticket sit on the kitchen counter and watch the game on television or go play kick ball or whatever, that doesn't change the fact that the game was sold out. If a large company decides to buy 200 tickets and give them to their employees, that doesn't alter the fact that every ticket available had been sold through the athletic ticket office.

    Nebraska, even through the Callahan years, still was able to sell out every available ticket. And if you tried to purchase a season ticket to a Nebraska game, you would be placed in a line as long as both arms and both legs. Whether you like the Huskers or not doesn't change the fact that over the last 50 years NU football has been one of the NCAA's great success stories. Few, if any, programs in the country can attest to the support and success Nebraska has enjoyed over the years.

    Getting back to the real intent of this post, the mural does sound like it will very well done.



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    Re: Nebraska's 300th sellout

    Quote Originally Posted by dustinal View Post
    If companies are buying the tickets, what's the difference?
    Great point.



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